Joan Ryan MP calls for an end to discrimination against guide dog owners
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) are running a brilliant campaign which highlights the many forms of discrimination experienced by guide dogs owners, often on a daily basis.
According to law, guide dog owners are allowed the same access rights to places like shops, restaurants and taxis, just like everyone else.
However, all too often, this is not the case.
The stark reality is that three out of every four guide dog owners have been turned away from a taxi, business or service because of their dog.
It therefore gives me great pride to stand alongside guide dog owners and The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) to call for disability equality training, and for offenders to be properly punished under the law when they illegally discriminate against guide dog owners.