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21st July 2008
TNR programs promise to be a solution to the stray cat situation. But there are ethical, welfare and legal issues to be considered.
4th July 2008
City of Frankston in Victoria has decided to introduce compulsory desexing for all dogs and cats - but the evidence suggests it may not reduce shelter euthanasia rates.
25th June 2008
The latest German research has revealed that levels of "dangerousness" cannot be attributed to specific dog breeds.
23rd June 2008
In an effort to achieve improvements in animal welfare, Swiss authorities may have created a set of un-enforceable regulations.
15th June 2008
A current affairs show for pet lovers has written an interesting and balanced editorial on who to blame for the issues facing shelters and animal welfare agencies.
10th June 2008
It would be surprising to find general community support for 24 hour cat confinement given the latest reactions to draft Victorian Animal Management Plans.
8th June 2008
In July 2007, the Queensland Government released a discussion paper entitled 'Managing unwanted cats and dogs.' Over 5300 people and organisations responded including the AVA CCAC.
3rd June 2008
AVA has come under criticism for taking a position on the NSW Animals (Regulation of Sale) Bill 2007. The AVA has responded by clearly outlining their support for increased regulation of all sources of animals including pet shops, breeders, rescue organisations and shelters.
17th May 2008
An article in the Melbourne Herald Sun, describes the frustration experienced by members of the Restricted Breed Panel. "Panel members have quit in frustration amid calls for sweeping reforms"
4th January 2008
The results of new research suggest that the implementation of the Spanish Dangerous Breed (DB) legislation exerted little impact on the epidemiology of dog bites. Besides the scarce effectiveness, the results suggest that the criteria to regulate only so-called DB were unsuitable and unjustified.
28th December 2007
The intent of the bill is to address impulse buying and as such prevent the unnecessary euthanasia of companion animals. While some of the proposed bill has merit, there are areas of concern.
30th November 2007
Research from Deakin University shows that the mothers and children in families with dogs spend significantly more time exercising than those in families without dogs.
10th July 2007
AVA CCAC strongly supports the Tasmanian working group's recommendation NOT to introduce restricted breed legislation (RBL) into Tasmania. RBL is a "quick fix" political solution which is difficult if not impossible (and certainly expensive) to enforce Read the AVACCAC submission here.