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: Tabled 11,500+ petition signatures in WA Parliament in May 2021 calling for an end to Greyhound Racing. We have created a new petition for 2022 to garner more numbers.
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 Mehreeh 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.