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By Marty Silk
Mark Furner says those who breach duty of care to pets and livestock could face fines or jail time. (AAP)

People who repeatedly breach duty of care to pets and livestock would face fines of up to $275,000 or three years jail under proposed Queensland laws.

Agriculture Minister Mark Furner tabled amendments to the Animal Care and Protection Act in parliament on Thursday.

The laws will create a new offence of aggravated breaches of the duty of care for animals, which would attract large fines and jail time.

"Queenslanders expect strong animal welfare, they are practical, enforceable and have appropriate penalties," Mr Furner told parliament on Thursday.

"The amendments to this bill will ensure that the framework of animal welfare in Queensland remains strong and meets community's expectations.

"Animal welfare laws work best when they're reflecting what the community expects."

The laws will also require dogs to be restrained in cars, with exemptions for working dogs, and ban prong dog collars, cauterising horse legs and yellow phosphorous pig poison.

Animal inspectors will be given more entry and compliance powers with animal welfare directions, and lay people will be able to undertake cattle spraying and pregnancy testing under a new framework.

The laws come after a review of Queensland's animal welfare laws made a series of recommendations.

More than 900 people made written submissions to the review and more than 1400 responded to surveys.

The bill has been sent to the parliament's State Development and Regional Industries Committee to be vetted.

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