An advocacy group in Perth, Western Australia, Free the Hounds will talk to people who foster or who have an adopted greyhound. Vets working with this special breed and things you may like to watch out for. Rescue groups and volunteers from around the country will let us know what is happening within their state. Ministers and former racing participants to hopefully open up dialogue and share the publics views on dog racing in our state.
In this episode, Matt and Mel interview Andrea Pollard, the President of the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds (CPG), a prominent national advocacy group in Australia. The discussion delves into the grim realities surrounding greyhound racing nation-wide, provides data-driven insights into the extent of the problems, and highlights the urgent need for advocacy and reform within the industry.
They explore the future for greyhounds, emphasizing the importance of collective action and legislative measures to ensure the welfare and protection of these beautiful animals.
With increased awareness of the ethical implications of greyhound racing, we hope listeners will be inspired to join the movement for change, guided by Andrea and our host's impassioned advocacy and commitment to justice for greyhounds.
Visit CPG's website here for further references and to sign up to volunteer
Visit Free The Hounds' website here
Sign the new WA Petition to End Greyhound Racing (WA residents only)
Sign up here to help us with our petition in Western Australia
Statistics, stewards reports and other references please find here
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