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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: 72,558
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


Jul 22, 2018 Gale Richardson
Jul 21, 2018 Alana Van Heurck
Jul 21, 2018 Kirsten Deveraux
Jul 21, 2018 Kirsten Van Heurck
Jul 21, 2018 Sarah Von Beanz
Jul 21, 2018 Karen Scarlet
Jul 21, 2018 Kristel Van Heurck
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Tina Van Rikxoord
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Nancy De Jesus
Jul 21, 2018 Angela Steinberg
Jul 21, 2018 Stephanie Appleton
Jul 20, 2018 karen reedy
Jul 19, 2018 Paula Read
Jul 18, 2018 Kris Lauria
Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName546717944011746 jmetetlastName990346969091347 jmeterComment7258
Jul 18, 2018 Terri Raimondo
Jul 18, 2018 Jane Brownlow
Jul 18, 2018 Ursula Bayer
Jul 18, 2018 Laurent Belotti
Jul 17, 2018 Michele Blackwell
Jul 17, 2018 Juanita Fournier
Jul 17, 2018 Amie Harrison
Jul 17, 2018 Pam Miner
Jul 17, 2018 Sahsha States
Jul 17, 2018 Peter Fell
Jul 17, 2018 Valerie Golden
Jul 17, 2018 Joyce Frievalt
Jul 17, 2018 Sherri Young
Jul 17, 2018 Lisa Fadorsen
Jul 17, 2018 Cynthia Elsensohn
Jul 17, 2018 Lucille Decaria
Jul 17, 2018 VIKKI STEINRAUF
Jul 17, 2018 Deborah Salivar-Keene
Jul 17, 2018 Dal Dhaliwal
Jul 17, 2018 Coleen Carvajal
Jul 17, 2018 Margaret McAlister This treatment of animals who had not previously had to fend for themselves, is diabolocal how would these people like to be treated in the same way No they would not.
Jul 17, 2018 Jaci Taylor
Jul 17, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Jul 17, 2018 Ellen Rosen
Jul 17, 2018 Shai Albright
Jul 17, 2018 Laura Di Mauro
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 linda sharp
Jul 17, 2018 Shawn Grause
Jul 17, 2018 Christine Snyder
Jul 17, 2018 Cher Mistina
Jul 17, 2018 Sylvie Bolioli

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