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Those who keep, care for, and breed animals

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Who is the ACA?

ACA is a national incorporated association representing the interests of all animal hobbyists. Led by a strong committee composed of representatives for each major animal group – as pictured and outlined above. To find out more about how the ACA is representing your favourite animals simply follow the links above.

You can have a voice – ACA has established Animal Advisory Groups for each main species. Individual members and member organisations can request to be included in these groups, so join ACA today and help by having your say!

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Why ACA?

ACA was established as an independant animal welfare organisation, by uniting experienced animal keepers, carers and breeders. Extreme animal rights and animal liberationist ideologies have been influencing government legislation, regulation and policy development & implementation, without proper consultation, at the expense of you and your animals. We are here to provide a trustworthy, balanced voice – protecting you and your animals.

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Latest Issues

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Animal Care Australia does not support irresponsible breeding or those found guilty of committing cruelty to animals.

As this particular case is a current investigation we will not comment further on this situation.

www.facebook.com/adammarshallmp/posts/2842568595974080šŸ¶šŸ¾ RSPCA & POLICE RAID ON COPETON DAM ANIMAL BREEDING FACILITY šŸ¶šŸ¾

Yesterday I was formally advised of a raid conducted by the RSPCA NSW and NSW Police Force on a property in the Copeton Dam area, regarding possible breaches of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW).

The property, which contains a commercial animal breeding facility, has been the subject of monitoring by authorities for some time.

I strongly condemn any acts of cruelty perpetrated against animals, whether they be pets, native animals or livestock. Any person in breach of our Stateā€™s robust animal welfare laws should have the book thrown at them and will be prosecuted.

The fact that a potential rogue operator has been the subject of investigation and a raid today is evidence that the NSW authorities take these matters incredibly seriously and have the legislative tools they need to take decisive action.

The issue of cruelty towards companion animals who may be suffering due to illegal breeding practices is one that is close to my heart. One of my first actions in Parliament as the Member for the Northern Tablelands was to Chair the Joint Select Committee on Companion Animals Breeding Practices. This was instrumental in bringing in new protections for breeding animals and tracing systems for puppies to weed out any illegal breeding.

I urge anyone who is aware of illegal activity in relation to the commercial breeding of animals to report them immediately to the appropriate authorities for investigation.

As the raid yesterday on the property is the subject of an ongoing investigation it would be inappropriate for me to comment on the specifics of the case at this point in time, as it could potentially jeopardise future prosecution action.

I will have more to say on this matter in due course.

New England Police District Inverell Shire Council Gwydir Shire Council NSW Department of Primary Industries John Barilaro ABC New England North West PRIME7 News North West The Gwydir News Inverell Times 1188 2NZ
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Animal Care Australia does not support irresponsible breeding or those found guilty of committing cruelty to animals.

As this particular case is a current investigation we will not comment further on this situation.

https://www.facebook.com/adammarshallmp/posts/2842568595974080

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Our wildlife is on the move - take care on the roads.

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Be Alert - Slow Down!
Our wildlife is on the move - take care on the roads.

https://www.animalcareaustralia.org.au/join/

ACA releases organisationsā€™ ā€˜Animal Welfare Policy & Position Statementā€™

Animal Care Australia has finalised and approved our organisationsā€™ Animal Welfare Policy & Position Statement.
This provides the Committee with a foundation when responding to legislation reviews, animal rights extremist propaganda and other ā€˜politicalā€™ matters relating to animal welfare.
The document was drafted by Committee and consulted with the Species Advisory Groups before being approved on Monday 10th August 2020.
This is a living document and will be regularly reviewed and expanded as ACA grows.
As well as highlighting the difference between animal welfare and animal rights, topics within the document cover a range of welfare matters.

To read our 'Policy Statement' go to our website:
www.animalcareaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ACA-Animal-Welfare-Policy_2020.pdf
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ACA releases organisationsā€™  ā€˜Animal Welfare Policy & Position Statementā€™

Animal Care Australia has finalised and approved our organisationsā€™ Animal Welfare Policy & Position Statement.
This provides the Committee with a foundation when responding to legislation reviews, animal rights extremist propaganda and other ā€˜politicalā€™ matters relating to animal welfare.
The document was drafted by Committee and consulted with the Species Advisory Groups before being approved on Monday 10th August 2020.
This is a living document and will be regularly reviewed and expanded as ACA grows.
As well as highlighting the difference between animal welfare and animal rights, topics within the document cover a range of welfare matters.  

To read our Policy Statement go to our website:
https://www.animalcareaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ACA-Animal-Welfare-Policy_2020.pdf