End Greyhound Racing

Signatures at 6 Apr 2024

On Monday 12 February, Free the Hounds officially launched our 2024
e-Petition to end greyhound racing in Western Australia.

This year we are requesting that the Legislative Council recommends that the Government does the following;

  • sets up the WA Greyhound Welfare Unit to oversee racing greyhound welfare,
  • immediately ends imports of racing greyhounds from any other state or territory of Australia (except for those dogs racing for a specific event that will return to their home state immediately after),
  • puts in place breeding caps to limit pups whelped each year,
  • reduces the number of racing days each week,
  • introduces a bond for all racing dogs to aid with rehabilitation, kennelling or rehoming post racing,
  • implements a three year phase out plan to end racing by 2028,
  • assists industry participants in reskilling, and
  • ensures all greyhounds are rehomed by the end of the phase out.

For this to succeed we need the Western Australian community to come together and add their name to this important petition.

Anyone who lives in WA and is 10 years+ is eligible to add their name. Please share this with friends, family and work colleagues.

Download the Hardcopy form

Are you holding a market stall or event? Print out copies of our hardcopy petition to have attendees sign! 

Free The Hounds acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

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