The AVA Victorian Division is active in lobbying government on issues relating to animal welfare and veterinary practice in Victoria.

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RSPCA Victoria and Zoos Victoria created Safe Cat, Safe Wildlife to encourage and support owners to keep their cats safe at home, reducing risks to both cats and native wildlife. As experts in cat care – big and small – they have the resources and experience to give cat owners the tools and confidence to provide their cat the happiest lives possible, safe and enriched at home.
Happy New Year to you all! And what a busy start to 2024 it has been for the Vic Division. We advocated for the Victorian Government’s Select Committee Enquiry findings into recreational native bird hunting to be upheld and duck hunting banned in Victoria, to bring us in line with Queensland, NSW & WA. It is extremely disappointing that the Victorian Government has rejected the recommendations made by the Select Committee, disregarding the findings from more than 10,000 submissions.
The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) (Infringement Notices) Regulations 2013 have now been remade.
Avian psittacosis can impact both native and domestic birds as well as humans. This information is particularly relevant for Wildlife Shelters operating in the Grampians and Loddon Mallee areas or other wildlife shelters accepting wildlife from these areas where cases are currently being reported.
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