Equal Rights for Greyhounds

Equal Rights for Greyhounds

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Petition to
Jamie Hyams (Mayor, Glen Eira City Council) and

Why this petition matters

Started by Colin McEown

Willow is a retired racing Greyhound. Destined for euthanasia when she was no longer of use, she was adopted by Glen Eira resident, Danny Mileikowski and given a second chance.

She now lives happily with cats and chickens and is a Therapy Dog at Caulfield Hospital’s geriatric psychiatric clinic.

Willow loves nothing more than to meander around with her owner and socialise with the other dogs at Princes Park in Caulfield South. Like all other dogs she has benefited immensely from being able to socialise with other dogs and other people and her confidence has grown by the day.

Sadly, Glen Eira Council has decided to target Willow and Danny and has fined them more than $700 for the ‘crime’ of being off leash in a designated off leash area.

Apart from being born a greyhound, Willow has done nothing wrong.

If you believe that greyhounds should be given the same rights as other dogs and that greyhound owners shouldn’t be punished for their selfless act of kindness of rescuing these gentle dogs from a certain death, please support this petition.

All we are asking is that Glen Eira City Council makes some move towards welcoming greyhounds into the community.  This could include:

- creating designated greyhound off-leash areas and/or times
- creating an accreditation pathway - a 'pink tag' - that certifies that placid greyhounds are as welcome as all other dogs in off-leash areas in consultation with greyhound owners, vets and animal behaviourists

Thank you for your support.

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