Posted On: October 10, 2014

Victoria pushes ahead with plan to restrict sales of puppies and kittens

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He said 25 staff, including a young woman with a disability, would likely lose their jobs.

“One of the worst possible things we can ever be accused of is cruelty. So many years of bad press has made people believe it’s impossible to do this well,” he said.

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It’s not keeping me awake at night: ministerAgriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said there was strong backing for her policy, which was based on detailed discussions with animal canada goose outlet paypal welfare organisations like the RSPCA and Oscars Law.

“I can understand that there are some people who are making good money out of the existing arrangements who don’t like this change, but we announced this policy the best part of two years ago,” she said.

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