This post is adapted from an assignment I wrote in my first semester. It is a commentary piece which accompanies my Puppy Factory Crack Down feature piece.
This article discusses Animal Welfare legislation in Victoria and the ways in which I feel it still needs to be improved.
New Legislation Still Needed
The recent announcement by the Andrews Labor Government that they will be fast tracking new legislation to crack down on animal abuse – specifically puppy factories – has been much celebrated. Although these laws are a step in the right direction there are still significant changes which need to be made. Even though more protection is now available for our furry friends, animal abuse is still rampant in our society.