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Meet Bo

This is the story of Bo, one of the 13 traumatised dogs surrendered to Animal Liberation Victoria

Story by Jamie Yew. Photos by Sarah Lynch and Noah Hannibal

When I first saw Bo she was frightened, anxious, intimidated and overwhelmed. She was so terrified and mistrusting of humans that when I first picked her up she urinated all over herself. The vet said Bo was around a year old and had already had a litter. In her brief life she had already been exploited, abused, and betrayed on every level.

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Rogue Puppy Farms Hit

A front page story in today’s Sunday Herald Sun newspaper features photographs taken by Uproar and ALV investigators. The story details how massive new fines, jail terms and unprecedented powers to shut down illegal puppy farms will be introduced in Victoria in a crackdown on animal cruelty. The legislation is a huge step in the right direction, but we need puppy farms shut down, not regulated. An unwanted dog is killed every four minutes in Australia.

Rogue puppy farms hit (Sunday Herald Sun)


NO to Ballan Puppy Factory – VCAT’s Outrageous Decision

Last week VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal) made an outrageous decision giving the go ahead for Robert Attard’s proposed puppy factory in Ballan, ignoring objections from Moorabool Shire Council, Barwon Water, animal groups and over 1300 objectors!

A year ago the Moorabool Shire Council and Barwon Water rejected Robert Attard’s application to build a puppy factory in Ballan. Thank you to the many ALV supporters who objected to this cruel permit application.

We now need as many people as possible to help reverse this deplorable decision by VCAT. Please take action and write to the Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu and Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

Premier Ted Baillieu
Planning Minister Matthew Guy


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Help Stop Puppy Factory Expansion

Please help prevent the expansion of a puppy factory by submitting an objection to the Pyrenees Shire Council ASAP.

We have prepared a draft objection below, please email to Feel free to reword the letter and ensure you include your name and address. Thank you!

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Animal Rescue in the Herald Sun