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10/25/2012: In response to over 30,000 signatures collected here, the Prime Minister's office responded with a letter acknowledging the disgraceful treatment of los galgos and current measures to stop it. A full translation is available under the more info section. In the meantime, let's continue demanding stricter enforcement of existing statutes as well as new laws addressing this dilemma.
Goal: 100,000 Progress: 72,616
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Greyhounds are loving animals and make great pets, but unfortunately they are regarded as mere money-making machines in the hunting world. The Spanish greyhound is an ancient breed of dog that is widely used as a hunting companion during Spain's hunting season. However, at the end of the hunting seasons, the dogs are discarded like garbage.

If you walk along the streets of certain Spanish towns at the end of the hunting season, you will see skinny and starving dogs hoping to find scraps of food outside restaurants or lying on the sidewalk while people simply walk by unaffected.

During their short lifetimes these dogs are treated solely as property and do not receive human contact. When it's time to get rid of them, the hunters simply let them free to fend for themselves, or worse, hang them. They often watch for entertainment.

Call on Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to strengthen the country's animal protection laws.

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Dear Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy:

I urge you to introduce tighter legislation banning the torture of animals.

Spanish greyhounds are being used for hunting during the Spanish hunting season, but when the season ends, these dogs are discarded like trash. Whether they're set free to fend for themselves, thrown down wells, or hung from trees, there is no reprieve in the life of a Spanish greyhound.

These gentle animals crave human attention; they are calm and friendly and make great family pets. There is no reason they can't be adopted into good families following the hunting season.

I urge you to strengthen your animal protection laws as this unspeakable inhumanity must stop now.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Aug 16, 2018 Shea Nace
Aug 16, 2018 Maren Knox
Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 16, 2018 Tiia Pitkänen
Aug 15, 2018 Guglielmo L
Aug 15, 2018 Jana Pettinger
Aug 15, 2018 K Van Loon
Aug 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) Make it law that these beautiful gentle creatures are re-homed after the hunting season.
Aug 14, 2018 Belinda Bolden
Aug 14, 2018 Christina Elson
Aug 14, 2018 Inge Ferdusch
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed) How disgusting you are to treat animals like this in your country. Makes me sick and I would never visit your country and will tell my friends about this too.
Aug 13, 2018 Terrence McKelvey
Aug 13, 2018 Victoria Bender
Aug 13, 2018 Charlotte Frampton
Aug 13, 2018 Dilhara Soyza
Aug 13, 2018 Kathryn Summerfield
Aug 13, 2018 Suzy Lowe
Aug 13, 2018 Rosemary Lojo
Aug 13, 2018 sylvia Vielma
Aug 13, 2018 Lena Bradel
Aug 13, 2018 Robyn Nicholson
Aug 13, 2018 Paul Foulger
Aug 13, 2018 Kirsi Paulus
Aug 13, 2018 Tammy Gregg
Aug 13, 2018 Glenna Waterman
Aug 13, 2018 Angela Abbassi
Aug 10, 2018 natasha damien
Aug 6, 2018 Carla Miranda
Aug 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Aug 5, 2018 Jeanette Persson
Aug 4, 2018 Faye Harbottle Humans never fail to amaze me. Please god I never come back to this world as an animal - what a horrible existence. Thank you for this petition.
Aug 3, 2018 Ann Johnson
Aug 3, 2018 Liz S. This is a disgusting and backward cultural practice that needs to end. It is unacceptable in this day and age, and Spain's government has a duty to make laws, educate, and enforce to bring these terrible behaviors to an end.
Aug 3, 2018 tamyra Basinger
Aug 3, 2018 Anita Sutton
Aug 3, 2018 Joan McCloud
Aug 3, 2018 Xiomara Somarriba
Aug 2, 2018 Janet Roberts Dogs need to be Microchipped and registered or licensed. If people have to actually pay for dogs and proper veting they are less likely to abuse animal. Fines & jail time for abusers!
Aug 2, 2018 Margarida Valadao
Aug 1, 2018 Elva Granat
Aug 1, 2018 Patrizia Cordoni
Jul 31, 2018 Deborah Kerns
Jul 31, 2018 Iuliana Baciu
Jul 31, 2018 Lucia Flakus
Jul 30, 2018 Pam Freilich
Jul 29, 2018 Christian KIEFFER

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