The State Government has recently announced some reforms to dog and cat laws including tougher fines for dog attacks, moves to stamp out cruel puppy farms and changes to the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995.
This jury has been asked to explore what further measures can be implemented or trialled to reduce these numbers. The government has also sought a specific verdict from the Jury on the matter of whether de-sexing should be mandatory.
Citizens’ Juries hear directly from the community and let citizens take charge of important – sometimes very passionate debates – which have broad implications for the state.
The jury will meet four times over June and July, with a final report to be tabled, unedited, in Parliament later this year.
You can contribute to this process, by having your say in a forum or making a formal submission at yoursay.sa.gov.au