Petition: Greyhound Muzzling | Sue Pennicuik

Petition: Greyhound Muzzling

The petition of the Greyhound Equality Society (GES) and residents of Victoria draws to the attention of the house the 2015 Economy and Infrastructure Committee inquiry into the legislative and regulatory framework relating to restricted breed dogs recommendation to end the requirement for non-racing greyhounds to be muzzled in Victoria.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:45am
Speaker:
Sue Pennicuik

To the Legislative Council of Victoria:

The petition of the Greyhound Equality Society (GES) and residents of Victoria draws to the attention of the house the 2015 Economy and Infrastructure Committee inquiry into the legislative and regulatory framework relating to restricted breed dogs recommendation to end the requirement for non-racing greyhounds to be muzzled in Victoria. Despite this all-party recommendation, the government ordered an additional investigation by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, which we believe, is superfluous to the extensive and comprehensive inquiry already undertaken in 2015.

We would also like to draw to the attention of the house, that the following organisations and government offices also fully support ending the requirement for non-racing greyhounds to be muzzled in Victoria: Australian Veterinary Association, RSPCA, NSW Greyhound Industry Reform Panel, the ACT government and Greyhound Racing Victoria.

The petitioners therefore respectfully request that the Legislative Council call on the Victorian government and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources to observe the clear recommendations of the inquiry into legislative and regulatory framework relating to restricted breed dogs to remove the requirement for non-racing greyhounds to be muzzled in Victoria and not wait until 2018 for the outcome of the superfluous Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources investigation to remove section 27 of the Domestic Animals Act.

By Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) (1908 signatures).

Laid on table.

Ordered to be considered next day on motion of Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan).