Free the Hounds officially launched in 2015 as an advocacy group committed to improving the lives of greyhounds.
We are based in Western Australia and run entirely by volunteers.
Our purpose is to stop the inhumane treatment of greyhounds by educating the public, providing transparency about the racing industry, lobbying the government, keeping regulatory bodies accountable, promoting greyhounds as companions not commodities and advocating for welfare reforms.
Ultimately, we support a complete end to commercial greyhound racing in Western Australia and the world.
What We’ve Achieved
End Greyhound Racing: We have tabled two petitions in the Legislative Council. The latest containing more than 18,500 signatures in September 2022. The first contained almost 11,000 signatures in May 2021 calling for an end to Greyhound Racing. We are gearing up for a bigger and better petition for 2024 before the State election in 2025.
Free the Snoot: Successfully lobbied the WA Government to introduce a state bill in 2020 to repeal the muzzle requirement.
Ban Greyhound Exports: Worked with Senator Mehreen Faruqi to introduce a federal bill in 2021 to ban greyhound exports.
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.