Community Action Award Winner

Free The Hounds was awarded the Bronze certificate for the Community Action Award by RSPCA. 

Free the Hounds (Bronze)

This small volunteer-run advocacy group has made a big splash when it comes to improving the lives of greyhounds in WA. The team played a key role in successful lobbying to end the compulsory muzzling of WA greyhounds. Then in May 2021, Free the Hounds presented 11,500 signatures to State Parliament calling for an end to greyhound racing. When this was unsuccessful, they refused to give up, mounting an e-Petition that garnered over 18,600 signatures. Since starting in 2015, Free the Hounds has been a strong voice for greyhounds, calling out injuries and deaths to provide much-needed transparency in the industry.

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.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity represented in our community. We welcome all people regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, ability, sexuality, faith, religion, and all other identities represented in our community.