Vision and Mission Statement
We are a group of concerned pet greyhound enthusiasts from across Australia, who see obvious shortcomings in the current manner in which greyhounds are treated and understood by society. Inspired by the recent successful amendments to compulsory muzzling laws for greyhounds in Queensland, we feel it is time to address the inequalities imposed on greyhounds through outdated legislation, not only in Australia, but worldwide.
Improve Greyhound Welfare
The Greyhound Equality Society’s aim is to advocate for welfare improvements for both pet and racing greyhounds through education and cultural change. We act as a voice for pet greyhound owners, representing their interests, encouraging debate and actively driving law reform through policy submissions and open dialogue with governments, statutory bodies and the greyhound racing industry. Our primary objective is to provide government officials, pet greyhound owners and the general public with evidence-based information on current laws and issues regarding greyhounds in Australia and worldwide.
We provide a wide range of services such as advice and support on greyhound behaviour and training. We believe that information should be practical, easily accessible and based on the latest research and knowledge..
Focus on Educating Greyhound Owners
We support responsible pet ownership and see education, not legislation, as the most important objective in increasing pet greyhound welfare and responsible ownership in Australia.
Seek New Standards for Greyhounds
GES opposes the current strict legislation placed on pet greyhounds in Australia, in particular the muzzle requirement. We promote a high set of standards to ensure responsible and safe dog ownership at all times.
GES Set of StandardsMembers…
- - Actively promote equality of pet greyhounds with other dog breeds in current legislation
- - Actively seek information about, and drive changes to legislation with respect to greyhounds
- - Acknowledge, address and support adoptive families with behavioural issues in a home/pet environment where some greyhounds may experience difficulties due to a lack of socialisation as puppies and/or general living conditions experienced as registered race dogs
- - Have their dogs under effective control at all times
- - Support positive, reward-based dog training
- - Provide the best possible care for their dogs
- - Promote greyhounds as pets