The Guardian newspaper article; "NSW animal welfare inspector accepted $35,000 from puppy retailer it audits"

January 10, 2018

Last week's we featured an article; Animal Welfare League NSW betrays pets, joins puppy farmers

Thanks entirely to The Animal Justice Party NSW and Oscar's Law sharing the shit out of it (thanks guys!) the issue has now been picked up by the mainstream media.

Screenshot of the Guardian article
The Animal Welfare League NSW accepted the money in three Christmas gifts over three years from Kellyville Pets, Sydney’s biggest pet shop.

Kellyville Pets denies making the donation, saying the money came directly from the store’s customers.

The store sells puppies sourced from external breeders, and has plans for its own $841,000 breeding operation near Bathurst, which would supply the retail store.

Critics have described the proposed facility as a “puppy farm” – a label the business rejects.

The Animal Welfare League has a regulatory and inspection role, which includes independent auditing of the Kellyville store, according to the company’s website.

Full article link

In response, AWL NSW have released a statement which is a real nothing-burger;

Full AWLNSW FB post here

Kellyville Pets have an adoption day on behalf of AWL NSW coming up next Tuesday, 16th. 

I guess that gives AWL NSW a week to decide whether to side with their community, donors and supporters... OR flip a proverbial bird at pet lovers across the state and continue to lend their charity brand-halo to a pet shop which sells cockerpoodoodles for profit.

Animal Welfare League NSW homepage 10-1-18

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