A pet food and pet grooming club owner has been told he can leave Queensland if the state doesn’t take action over his controversial club.
Key points:Owner said the club could end up in a ”dark cloud” of ”legal action”The owners say they are concerned about the prospect of their club becoming ”a dark cloud”The pet food club has been operating in Queensland for more than 30 years, but it is in a dark cloud of legal action from other states due to its association with illegal breedersThe owner, who wants to remain anonymous, said he could leave the state if the Queensland Government doesn’t change its approach to breeders and illegal pet owners.
Key Points:Owner David Deane said he and his partner had hoped to get their club out of Queensland for at least the next yearBut he said they were ”very disappointed” that the Government has taken such a hard line and that the situation is ”so difficult”.
“We are very disappointed, we feel the Government is not taking action, that’s not good for Queensland,” he said.
Mr Deane, who runs the Brisbane-based Pet Food Club, said it had been operating at the Port Lympne facility since 1996.
“We’ve been here for 30 years.
We are a very, very, strong, family-run business, so it’s a big deal for us,” he told 7.30.”
I would say we have been very successful and we are not in the black.”
It’s been quite a long time for us.
“Mr Deans group sells pet food, pet grooming, toys and other products.
But the group says its membership is growing rapidly and has more than 40,000 members across the state.
It has been involved in an ongoing legal battle with the Queensland Health Department over its association.
The Queensland Government said it has a range of actions it could take to protect the public from ”dangerous breeders”.”
It’s an issue that we are looking at very carefully.
We’re doing our best to take action to protect Queenslanders,” a Queensland Health spokesman said.
The Department said the issue is ”currently under review”.
“If it comes to a point where the issue goes to court, that would be the appropriate time for the Government to consider whether to take further action,” the spokesman said in a statement.
He said the Health Department had received a number of ”pet food clubs” in the state and the department was investigating whether a breeders club was involved.
The group said it was working with a range at the department, including the chief veterinary officer, to try and resolve the matter.
Mr deane said the legal case was a concern for the club because ”people don’t know what’s going on with pet food”.
“There are so many different breeds of dogs, cats, cats and ferrets and all the different breeds can be very dangerous,” he explained.
“People need to be very careful about what they put in their pets.”
He said it would take a lot of hard work to get his pet food out of the state, but that the group had been successful in getting it off the market in the past.
“All the products we sell are all approved by the Australian Pet Food Association, and so we have a lot more confidence in the quality of what we sell, but we still have a long way to go to get that done,” he added.
“There’s a lot that needs to be done.”
The Pet Food and Pet Grooming Association is an umbrella group of more than 200 pet food companies.
It is registered in Queensland as a non-profit and has its headquarters in Port Lyme.
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