Due to your letters to Council and some seriously bad media ACA Puppy Farm have decided to change their name. Banksia Park Puppies is the lovely new name they have chosen. Same shit, different name.
In Australia we spend approximately 2 million dollars a year to kill unwanted pets. That’s the RSPCA stats so it is probably a lot more when you consider all the pounds and shelters. ACA/Banksia Park Puppy Farm confine 400 dogs which are kept continually pregnant to supply the pet shop industry. The supply their own pet shop in Wantirna, Victoria and about 12 other pet shops around Australia.
As if that wasn’t bad enough Banksia Park Puppy Farm are now installing electric wires around the inside of the dogs pens.
Why ? Basically because they can! The Wellington Shire Council simply don’t care, don’t bother to carry out routine inspections, have never enforced the mandatory code of practice so what have ACA/Banksia Park puppy farm got to be afraid of. They can do what ever they want to these dogs without any fear that anyone in authority will make them accountable. They even kill their own dogs when they can no longer produce puppies. In a recent interview ACA/Banksia Park Puppies claim to breed 2,500 puppies a year and make an extraordinary claim that not one of their puppies have ever ended up in a pound! Apparently they have done the “research” and claim “we at Banksia Park are very very confident that we don’t contribute to the amount of pups that end up in pounds”. They go on to state that a “good keen stud dog can produce thousands of puppies in his lifetime” and they have “400 puppies” on their farm at any one time, this does not include the 400 breeding females, 800 dogs! ACA/Banksia Park Puppies are breeding thousands of puppies a year and they are trying to tell us they don’t contribute to the oversupply problem? Of course they failed to mention that they kill their breeding females when their litters start to get smaller and they are no longer profitable to them. The breeding female dogs have 8-10 years of hell, confinement, constant pregnancy and then they are killed. They are breeding pets from primary producers, they are not companion animals and Colin Hamms does not love or look after his dogs.
So do the RSPCA care? Will they help the dogs on ACA/Banksia Park Puppy Farm? Here’s their response when we reported the electric fencing inside the dog pens and asked them to do an immediate inspection.
“The electric fencing is not an offence under POCTAA….Farmers use electric fencing all the time to control stock” Greg Boland RSPCA Victoria
Who’s looking after the dogs ?
Please write to Wellington Shire Council and ask them at the very least to inspect ALL OF ACA/Banksia Park Puppy Farm and remove the electric wires from the dogs pens immediately.
Write to Minister of Agriculture Joe Helper and tell him NO ONE IS REGULATING THE PET INDUSTRY and it’s time to abolish puppy farming.