On 4 August 2021, SAFE and the Greyhound Protection League of New Zealand handed in the 37,700 signature petition, calling for a ban on greyhound racing in Aotearoa. Guest speakers included Green Party MP and Animal Welfare Spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick and Labour MP Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan, who accepted the petition on behalf of the Government. We were also joined by several stylish greyhounds in a variety of fashionable jackets to keep out the winter chill, accompanied by their passionate greyhound-loving humans. Thank you to everyone who signed and shared the petition and travelled from far and wide to join us for this momentous event. We couldn't have done it without you.
With the Government review of the industry now underway, we look to bring this outdated and cruel industry to an end. We are hopeful that animals dying for gambling profits is viewed by Government as being unacceptable and results in an immediate ban.