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Citizen Jury announced

The following article is an archived news release. For the latest information on South Australia's new dog and cat laws, click here.

More than 10,000 unwanted dogs and cats were euthanised in South Australia last year and the issue of cat and dog management has been of long-term interest to the community.

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.

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