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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: 75,000 Progress: 67,966
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

Sep 1, 2015 althusser Jessica
Sep 1, 2015 Mary Harris
Sep 1, 2015 Sandra Jesionek THIS MUST STOP NOW!!!!
Sep 1, 2015 Danielle Daniels Please help these dogs! They deserve to live a life free of any kind of abuse!
Sep 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 Cindy Norris
Aug 31, 2015 patricia augusto
Aug 31, 2015 Juliane Herrmann
Aug 31, 2015 Carole Wilson This is so barbaric there is no other name for the evil . The people who commited this vile act of cruelty should be punished with the maximum sentence of the law.
Aug 31, 2015 burak ertan
Aug 31, 2015 Mariana Aguirre
Aug 31, 2015 milad rahmani
Aug 31, 2015 karina oliveira
Aug 31, 2015 karina khater
Aug 31, 2015 Cuma Pineau
Aug 31, 2015 syvie béclard MONSTRES !!! stop !!!! INHUMAINS !!!! ARRETEZ !!!!!!!!!!
Aug 31, 2015 Raul Rosas
Aug 31, 2015 Amy Freeman
Aug 31, 2015 Nadine Davis
Aug 31, 2015 Kylee Panduro
Aug 31, 2015 Christelle Moreau
Aug 31, 2015 linda green civilised country ???
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 Johnny Perez
Aug 31, 2015 ARZU ERDOGAN
Aug 31, 2015 sissi jones
Aug 31, 2015 april keefe
Aug 31, 2015 Denise Hersey
Aug 31, 2015 Isabell Janotta
Aug 31, 2015 Magalie Ruymbeek
Aug 31, 2015 sandra curtis
Aug 31, 2015 Vicki Mazis Shame on you Spain, You are not civilized; barbarians.
Aug 31, 2015 Christina Emmerik
Aug 31, 2015 Szymon Stołecki
Aug 31, 2015 valerie sinclair
Aug 31, 2015 axelle doumerc
Aug 31, 2015 kasia sutton
Aug 31, 2015 Akemi Ishikawa
Aug 31, 2015 christine dunn
Aug 31, 2015 Cloud Borden
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 Theresa Smith
Aug 30, 2015 szwedowska patrycja
Aug 30, 2015 Maribel Ortega
Aug 30, 2015 Lynne Huntley
Aug 30, 2015 sara smp
Aug 30, 2015 hariana dias
Aug 30, 2015 Catalina Galvez
Aug 30, 2015 Vicki Brats

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