Sunday, 31 August 2008

Western Australia Snap Election

A snap election has been called by the Labor Premier Alan Carpenter. (link to ABC summary).

We have written to party leaders, transport and environment/climate change ministers for both parties. We want a promise that voters with pets will be accommodated with access to public transport. (link to current Labor public transport promise).

Our question: Access to reliable and safe public transport is essential. As 65% of voters have a pet, what will you do to ensure that pet-owners' right to travel on public transport is established and maintained? (Note that with that right, responsible pet owners accept social responsibly as pet guardians and respectful members of a diverse community).

The Issue:
Clean, well-behaved pets should be able to accompany their responsible owners on buses, coaches, ferries, trams and trains throughout Australia.

The Solution – London Style

  • You can travel with your dog or other inoffensive animal, unless there is a good reason for us to refuse it (such as if the animal seems dangerous or is likely to upset other customers).

  • You must keep it under control on a lead or in a suitable container, and must not allow it on a seat.

No responses yet, but we've got our WA members on it, and will update you on this blog.

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