GRNSW WELCOMES MUZZLE LAW CHANGE
On the back of the great announcement last week that Tim Cahill has become the inaugural ambassador of the Greyhound As Pets NSW program, GRNSW is delighted with the news from the Office of Local Government changing the laws around muzzling of greyhounds.
Effective immediately, greyhounds who are registered as pets will no longer be required to wear a muzzle while on a leash in public.
The move is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving living standards and rehoming rates for greyhounds.
Greyhound Racing NSW sees these changes as important to the rehoming of retired greyhounds, and it is tremendous news for the well-being of our animals.
Added to this, if a greyhound is a Greenhound, it does not need to wear a muzzle in an off-leash park.
However, importantly, if a greyhound has not undergone the greenhound program, while it is free to be unmuzzled, on a lead in public, it must wear a muzzle in those off leash locations.
There has always been a stigma attached to a greyhound wearing a muzzle in public, and now the public will see that greyhounds are relatively quiet, placid and gentle animals.
This announcement and change to the laws will greatly assist the Greyhounds As Pets program and all other rehoming programs and initiatives in the future.
For full details of the Office of Local Government announcement, go here.