The Public Agrees: Southern Downs Regional Council Should Block Proposal for Puppy-Breeding Facility
Eukey, Queensland – Residents of the Southern Downs Region and compassionate Australians nationwide have joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in expressing concerns about plans for a dog-breeding facility in Eukey submitted to Southern Downs Regional Council.
If approved, up to 20 female dogs will be forced to have litter after litter of “designer” Welsh corgi puppies, only for their beloved babies to be taken away within a few weeks to be sold, further lowering adoption chances for the millions of animals already languishing in shelters.
A PETA petition opposing the move has already garnered over 3,606 signatures from people urging the council to reject the plans on grounds of animal welfare concerns. In the petition, PETA points out that in Australia, more than 200,000 healthy dogs and cats are euthanised each year simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them, while breeders continue to produce and sell puppies for profit.
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“Thousands of compassionate people have already spoken, and Southern Downs Regional Council should heed their concerns about animal welfare,” says PETA spokesperson Emily Rice. “Building a commercial puppy-breeding facility at a time when Australians are increasingly choosing to adopt animals in need of a loving home from shelters isn’t a smart long-term investment for Eukey or the state as a whole. Compassion and logic must prevail, and we’re urging everyone who cares about animals to sign this petition.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.au or follow the group on Facebook or Instagram.