Muzzle laws have the GREEN light

From December 17th 2018 the muzzle laws for greyhounds in Tasmania has changed.

Greyhounds can go muzzle free

Greyhounds can be wonderful, placid pets and from today, greyhounds who have been accredited through either the Greyhound Adoption Program Tasmania or Brightside Farm Sanctuary can go muzzle-free in public.For more information, go to https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/racing/greyhound-un-muzzling-information

Posted by Will Hodgman on Sunday, 16 December 2018

Who can approve my greyhound to go un-muzzled in a public place?

The following organisations have been approved by the Director of Racing to approve your greyhound:

  • Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP)
  • Brightside Farm Sanctuary
  • Office of Racing Integrity

How do I get my greyhound approved to be un-muzzled in a public place?

  • If you obtained your greyhound from GAP and have a numbered green GAP collar you do not have to do anything. The issued collar identifies your greyhound as having previously passed a suitability program allowing them to be lawfully un-muzzled in public. Owners must be mindful there is still an obligation on them to have their greyhound continue to wear a muzzle if they have any concerns regarding its behaviour.  If you obtained your greyhound from GAP and do not have a numbered collar please contact GAP at gapadmin@tasracing.com.au and they will assist you.  Identifying collars must be worn in public when un-muzzled.  The requirement to be on a leash while in public remains.
  • If you obtained your greyhound from Brightside Farm Sanctuary you need to contact Brightside to make application for a uniquely-numbered orange collar.  Brightside will make an assessment, and if satisfied your greyhound is suitable, will issue you with a unique collar which must be worn in public when un-muzzled.  Owners must be mindful there is still an obligation on them to have their greyhound continue to wear a muzzle if they have any concerns regarding its behaviourThe requirement to be on a leash while in public remains.
  • If you did not obtain your greyhound from either of the above organisations you can apply to the Director of Racing through the Office of Racing Integrity (ORI) by:
    • Completing the ORI Greyhound Un-muzzling Statutory Declaration (below)
    • Submit with applicable $30.00 fee to: The Office of Racing Integrity either in person at Level 2, Henty House, 1 Civic Square, Launceston; or by mail to PO Box 1329, Launceston  7250; or by email to admin@racingintegrity.tas.gov.au

If the application is approved you will be provided with a uniquely-numbered purple collar that is to be worn by the greyhound when un-muzzled in a public place.  Owners issued with a collar from ORI must be mindful there is still an obligation on them to have their greyhound continue to wear a muzzle if they have any concerns regarding its behaviourThe requirement to be on a leash while in public remains.

 

  Un-muzzling Statutory Declaration   (611Kb)

 

  • If you obtained your greyhound via an assistance program you can apply to the Director of Racing through the Office of Racing Integrity (ORI) by:
    • Completing the ORI Greyhound Un-muzzling Statutory Declaration (above) and attach a copy of the card issued by the program
    • Submit with applicable $30.00 fee to: The Office of Racing Integrity either in person at Level 2, Henty House, 1 Civic Square, Launceston; or by mail to PO Box 1329, Launceston  7250; or by email to admin@racingintegrity.tas.gov.au

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