Guide dog owners say no to access refusals by admin May 27, 2016 at 3:51 pm News 0 Comment 27 May 2016 Over 100 guide dog owners met MPs in parliament yesterday (25 May 2016) to call on them to support the introduction of tougher laws to prevent shops, taxis, restaurants and other businesses from turning away assistance dog owners. Despite legal protection, according to our research, seven out of ten guide dog owners have been turned away by a service provider at some point because of their assistance dog. The research also showed that taxi refusals are the most common type of access refusal. The Guide Dogs charity is campaigning for better enforcement of the law, tougher penalties for taxi drivers who turn away guide dog owners and disability equality training for all taxi and minicab drivers. James White, Senior Campaigns Manager said: “Imagine you were turned away by a shop, restaurant to taxi. This happens to people with shocking regularity because they are accompanied by a guide dog. It’s not only illegal, it knocks people’s confidence and stops them doing the everyday things that most people take for granted. “We were pleased that so many MPs met with guide dog owners yesterday and heard their concerns. Now we want to see this support turned into legislation, to ensure that all taxi and minicab drivers receive disability equality training. You can still sign our petition to support the campaign. Source link Related Share This Post: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Post navigation ‹ Previous Dog Health News™- Guest – Carrie Thomas, Carry Them Home Animal Foundation ; Host – Roberta ChadisNext › White Boxer Puppy Learns Basic Obedience Training Related Content Time for pavement parking to hit the road says Guide Dogs Guide dog has given ex-footballer his life back The power of recorded thought Bus Services Bill: Select Committee welcomes Government support for Talking Buses more news from the blog How To Potty Train A Beagle Puppy – House Training A Beagle – Potty Train My Beagle Puppy Dog Training : How to Stop Your Dog From Marking Indoors Dog Health Care : Checking for Worms & Deworming Your Dog Animal Abuse: Pet groomer beats and strangles woman’s dog during grooming – TomoNews dog grooming – bichon eyes World’s Cutest Puppy Training Dexter (Goldendoodle) Boot Camp Dog Training Demonstration 4 Month-old German Shepherd Puppy Training Around Food Distractions English Bulldog Puppy Training: Hand feeding for positive reward. German Shepherd Puppy Basic Training GSD 6 weeks old Sit Stay Come Down Shiba Puppy Training – Day 3 My Magic Puppy Training – My Magic Pet Morphle dog videos for kids Condom puppy – Health PSA – BBC Media Action Dr. Fred Travis on Meditation and Optimizing Mental Health at Black Dog Institute – Sydney Australia Dog Training | Board and Train | Michigan | German Shepherd | Rocky SHIH TZU ” THE UNBREAKABLE MATTED COAT ” GROOMING @ JY PET SALON Extreme Dog Makeover Show Poodle puppy grooming Vol. 3 Show dog grooming Vol. 3, www.chanson.ee How to train your puppy not to bite How to House Train a Puppy | Dog Training How to Do A Dirty Dog Hip Exercise With Jennifer Widerstrom | Health Adaptil Puppy Series – General health care of your puppy – Part 2 Healthy Puppy Tips – San Rocco Cane Corso Puppy Care : How to Choose the Right Puppy Food Dog Grooming Salon, Tokyo, Japan Furlong (Yorkshire Terrier) Boot Camp Dog Training Demonstration Dog Grooming Techniques – PetSmart Doberman Pinscher: Puppy Training Police dog training blooper Westie grooming How to teach your puppy to wait for his meals – Adolescent Dogs. Training Disni, My Favorite Grooming Products Add Comment Cancel reply Comment: Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.