Puppy milling is a growing problem in New Zealand. We believe this is partly due to the ease at which people can buy and sell puppies online, including through forums such as Trade Me, New Zealand's largest auction site.
It's time online suppliers took some responsibility and set regulations to discourage puppy millers from selling on their sites. We don't have the money to run an advertising campaign to tell people about our campaign, so we are selling ads on Trade Me, to raise the money to run them. Please help us help animals all over New Zealand - bid on our auctions, sign our petition and share this website on facebook and twitter.SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE ON TWITTER SIGN THE PETITION
We have worked with vets and animal rights lawyers to come up with a new set of regulations for anyone wanting to breed and sell dogs online. As Trademe is one of the largest online suppliers of pets in New Zealand we would like to start there. Here are the regulations we would like them to put in place.
|Every dog sold online must be microchipped, the microchip number must be entered before the advertisement can be listed.|
|If the dog is listed before they are 3 months old its mother's microchip number must be entered before the ad can be listed.|
|Only one litter of puppies can be listed under each breeding dog's microchip number every second year, with a total of three litters for each dog.|
|The breeding dog must be between the ages of two and six.|
|A full trading history showing all animals bought and sold as well as feedback from buyers should be visible for every trader.|
|Buyers must be shown vet paperwork and the breeding facilities before buying their puppy. This will be enforced by the buyer who has the right to refuse to complete the contract for sale until the seller has complied with the rules.|