Ban Abusive Dog Trainer - Jeff Gellman - Australia

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Ban Abusive Dog Trainer Jeff Gellman - Australia

We call on Hon Christian Porter asking he consider cancelling Mr Gellman's working VISA. 

We ask the Government to investigate why Australia is allowing dog trainer - Jeff Gellman - access to a Visa to Australia to be able to train dogs and their owners using abusive tools, cruelty and purposely cause fear and pain to the dogs he is training.

In Australia, we recognise that animals are sentient beings as written in the animal welfare act 1999.
An Act—(a) to reform the law relating to the welfare of animals and the prevention of their ill-treatment; and, in particular,—
       (i) to recognise that animals are sentient:
       (ii) to require owners of animals, and persons in charge of animals, to attend properly to the welfare of those animals:

Therefore, we ask that you prevent Jeff Gellmans abuse of dogs and stop him being able to enter Australia to train using physical harm by hitting dogs on the head, using electronic shock collars - which he openly promotes and is asking participants to purchase for the seminar - as well as using other forms of cruelty to abuse dogs in the name of training.

Jeff Gellman, owner of Solid K9 Training has been engaging in and teaching dog training techniques that are scientifically unproven and harmful to dogs - oftentimes using tools that are banned in many countries, including some parts of Australia such as electric shock collars and prong collars.

He promotes "techniques" that includes hitting (Bonking) and kicking dogs as punishment.

In a recent video, Jeff can be seen hitting a dog in the head, causing it to yelp. A clip can be found HERE:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O6IRVWmVCX0&feature=youtu.be

This is where we draw the line between what training is - and what abuse is.

We, the people of Australia, call on Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, The Hon Christian Porter, to investigate Solid K9 Training and these abusive practices including hitting, choking, shocking dogs. Our dog owners and dogs deserve better. They deserve humane and scientifically backed training approaches.

We encourage the general public to think carefully about the welfare of their dog before attending this mans seminars.

We encourage dog owners to seek help using modern science based rehabilitation via a qualified VET behaviourist rather than attend this abusive training.

Animal welfare laws in Queensland:
Animal welfare in Queensland is regulated and enforced to ensure animals are treated humanely.
The Queensland Government's animal welfare program has 4 main aims:
(i) promote the responsible care and use of animals
(ii) provide standards for animal care and use that
(iii) balance the welfare of animals and the interests of people whose livelihood depends on animals
(iv) allow for the advancements in scientific knowledge and allow for changes in community expectations about practices involving animals

We need to protect animals from unjustifiable, unnecessary or unreasonable pain
and ensure that the use of animals for scientific purposes is accountable, open and responsible.
The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 sets regulations for animal welfare standards. These regulations are the basis for the Animal Care and Protection Regulation 2012.
This guide covers laws that protect animals in Queensland and how these are enforced.

Video: Solid K9 "trainer" Jeff Gellman, admits to & endorses animal abuse for 19 minutes

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=05k0Pdarcd8

This is a clear breach of the QLD animal welfare code - to protect animals from unjustifiable, unnecessary or unreasonable pain.

His training methods are outdated, archaic and painfully abusive.

If anyone signing wishes to write independently, please see the links below. Thank you.

Hon Christian Porter: Christian.Porter.MP@aph.gov.au 

The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists:
cm@anzcvs.org.au 

Barbara Hodel - President Pet Professional Guild Aust
president@ppgaustralia.net.au 

Ms McMillan - local PM sitting member Mount Gravatt:

Mansfield@parliament.qld.gov.au 

Much to our disappointment - Mount Gravett showgrounds are continuing to support this event:

info@mtgravattshowgrounds.org.au

Hon Mark Furner : agriculture@ministerial.qld.gov.au (has
re-directed us to the Department of Home Affairs to petition):

peter.dutton.mp@aph.gov.