Animal welfare by the experts

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

ACA supports the offence of leaving animals in hot vehicles as an act of cruelty.NSW Animal Welfare Discussion Paper has proposed new guidance for the leaving of dogs in vehicles, as well as transporting dogs.ACA has called for the offence to cover ALL animals, while at the same time ensuring there are exemptions and guidance for working dogs and dogs travelling on vehicle trays when being used to work livestock. ACA will continue to advocate for working dogs while protecting all animals from the cruelty of being left in hot vehicles.To view our submission go to our Join ACA: ... See MoreSee Less
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ACA does not support ‘psychological suffering’ being included in the definition of cruelty.Psychological pain is the result of the infliction of other forms of cruelty and is specific to each individual species and therefore very difficult to measure within most animals. While ACA does not question the existence of psychological suffering, we maintain this suffering is the result of the impact of the neglect of an animal and accordingly, the requirement of a compliance organisation must be on proving the level of neglect or cruelty committed to that animal.Standards & Guidelines documents may be the appropriate strategy for addressing methods to reduce psychological pain. If minimum standards are being encouraged and complied with, this will go a long way in preventing pain. ACA will continue to advocate for fair and non-ambiguous standards to protect the animals and their owners.To view our submission go to our Join ACA: ... See MoreSee Less
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