Sunday, January 22, 2012

Go for what DOES matter, and new laws to stop puppy farms in Queensland


Relaxing Sunday today, spent some time with DH and Cooper and of course will be volunteering at church online this evening.(http://live.lifechurch.tv/) Got a great message going too:
"Let go of what doesn't matter..cut back, throw out, turn off ...go for what DOES matter." (via LifeChurch on facebook )

Here's what I wore today:

Tee: Jeanswest (given to me by my awesome sister in one of her wardrobe clear-outs)
Bracelets: the usual
Shorts: Jeanswest
Shoes: Cotton On thongs
Bag: Chloe Paddington cross body clutch from David Jones

Closeup of the usual accessories:



And I read some great news this morning about new laws being proposed to stop puppy farms in Queensland. Just had to share. :) I'm a big supporter of Oscar's Law so these new laws make me very happy indeed.


Via the RSPCA Queensland Facebook page:
‎#ClosePuppyFactories - we're so close! in response to the 2010/11 Close Puppy Factory Petition and community reaction to the closepuppyfactories.rspcaqld.org.au campaign, the Queensland Government proactively announced a Breeder Identification Number (BIN) system. Have your say on the proposed new dog breeder standards in Queensland here:
http://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au/gi/consultation/315/view.html


From the legislation page:

The proposed legislation introduces a system of registration targeting intensive dog breeders and introduces a system of inspections against animal welfare standards.
Other proposed measures include:
  • ways of assisting consumers to purchase puppies from registered breeders
  • the adoption of mandatory standards for all dog breeders; and
  • the expansion of existing dog micro-chipping requirements to improve animal welfare monitoring.



When you go to the link you can read the full proposed standard. The options get stricter and more effective as you go down the list, so option 3 and 4 are the toughest and investigation shows they would have the biggest impact on puppy farms. Full details are in the draft PDF statement on the website.

I was extremely excited to be able to have my say on the proposed laws. Hopefully if this is something you feel strongly about you can add your say as well.

48 comments:

  1. Every time I see your Hermes bracelet you make a little voice inside me tell me that I need one lol.

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    1. hehe it is a great bracelet! I wear it every day :)

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  2. Loved the orange t shirt, nice print :)

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    1. thanks! :) It's a great tee I'm lucky my sister gave it to me.

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  3. LOVE IT!!!


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  4. Cute outfit and a super cute blog! Thanks for your lovely comment on mine!

    xoxo
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  5. That bag is gorgeous!!

    I'm all for the puppy protection laws! Also I always tell people not to buy pets from the pet store because animals from there almost always come from these breeding farms!

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    1. Thanks! It's sad how few people know where pet store animals come from, but it's good to raise awareness where we can. No-one supports puppy farms, most just don't know they are fueling the trade without realising.

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  6. Nice post! Cute accessories.

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  8. love the accessories.
    love
    megha
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    ii have a giveaway on my blog. would love it if you can take a look.

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  9. Hi Mica! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love your church's message. I really needed to hear that this morning. It's a great message. Your tee is really cute. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Can't wait to read your future post.
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    1. Thank you so much :) Glad you enjoyed the message - too good not to share!

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  10. You look amazing! I like the bag! Also thank you for following me!

    xx
    http://lemizy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! You have a great blog!

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  11. cute!

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  12. you always have the best bracelets

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    1. Thank you! I love to invest in accesssories! You can never grow out of them ;)

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  13. Thanks for your sweet comment! Your brazelet is so nice! I like your blog, it´s cool! xoxo

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  14. Cute t-shirt and I like your bag!
    Check out my new post! <3

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  15. Those bracelets are so cute! I love your blog, if you follow me on bloglovin' I will follow you back! :)

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks, already following you on bloglovin :)

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  16. It's crazy to see you in shorts when we have ice coming down right now! Jealous.

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    1. hehe yes it's funny, I'll be jealous when the rest of the world has their summer!

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  17. I love the messages of your post today. I have never thought about puppy farms because I never thought it is a concern in the US. But maybe it is. Thank you for sharing!I would love to learn more.

    Teodora
    teodoraslookbook.com

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    1. Thanks Teodora, you have a very kind heart. Puppy farms are a problem world wide, in the US they are called puppy mills. You can find out more info here: http://www.aspca.org/PUPPYMILLS and here http://www.nopetstorepuppies.com/

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  18. Here's rooting for victory in regards to those laws. Each step brings us closer to shutting down the puppy mills. Every so often, I get eMails in relation to a an interview I did with a local animal activist - heartbreaking stories of sick puppies purchased from stores that sell dogs from these mills. It's just sad and horrifying how some people are willing to treat animals like commodities.

    Anyway, on a lighter note, that's a lovely design on your tee. It sort of reminds me of a bodhi tree.

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    1. Thanks Frederik. It's appalling how poorly the dogs are treated, and many of them do have health problems, I can't imagine the pain of a new pet owner finding out their puppy is sick and then it's origins :( I am extremely glad there are people out there who are working to change the laws and make a difference, and I fully support them in that :)

      And thanks for the bodhi tree comment - had to look that up, what a nice thought behind the print of the tee!

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    1. Thanks! :) they are worth every penny!

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  20. Nice! :) Wish I could have shorts... in Sweden it´s freaking cold! <3

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    1. haha thanks, I'll be saying the same when it's winter here I'm sure!

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  21. Thanks for sharing the church saying! Much needed for me at this time!

    xo, sam

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    1. Thanks I am glad you found it helpful! :)

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  22. you are in shorts on this period
    I am freezing :)

    where do u live?

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    1. I live in Australia, so it is summer here :)

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  23. and again i am in love with your bracelets in this post! :) //dariadaria

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