I would like to see this happen Australia wide..... its a start... Good onya Victoria for leading the way. Victoria to ban sale of puppies and kittens from pet shops unless they come from a rescue shelter Victoria set to restrict sale of puppies and kittens from pet shops Will only allow sale of puppies and kittens if they come from a shelter Under new measure breeders would be restricted to maximum of 10 dogs Pet shops and breeders say this will lead to 'shonky backyard' dealers The Victorian government is set to ban the sale of puppies and kittens from pet shops unless they come from a rescue shelter. Under the new measures breeding facilities would also be restricted to a maximum of 10 dogs by 2020. Jaala Pulford, the state's Agricultural Minister plans to introduce the legislation by the end of the year, ABC News reported. Under the new measures breeding facilities (pictured) would also be restricted to a maximum of 10 dogs by 2020 The breeding facility in Gippsland, east of Melbourne strongly opposes the changes. 'Labor is proposing that all dog breeders have a maximum of 10 female dogs. This is regardless of the care they are given, the experience of the breeders, or the number of staff a breeder has,' their website reads. This has angered pet shop owners and breeders who say the new laws will only encourage 'shonky backyard breeders' Pine Puppies purchases all its pets from breeder Banksia Park Puppies (pictured), whom it is in partnership with 'It also doesn't take into account the facilities, the practices or the benefit to the community.' Banksia Park Puppies argues 'smaller does not mean safer.' 'Our property has more than 100 breeding dogs which are looked after to the highest possible standard. 'The scale of our business enables us to make the investments needed to ensure our dogs and puppies are provided the best care and go to their new homes healthy, happy and well-socialised.' The RSPCA said the new legislation would stop 'impulse buying.'