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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: 65,886
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


Feb 1, 2015 Heta Rousi
Feb 1, 2015 Olli Seppanen
Feb 1, 2015 Elaine Catellier
Feb 1, 2015 Reijo Jokihaara
Feb 1, 2015 Irma Laakkonen I vomit!
Feb 1, 2015 Erika Vlachova
Feb 1, 2015 kathrin beume
Feb 1, 2015 Sabrina Zak
Feb 1, 2015 Kara Rosenblatt
Feb 1, 2015 Ilona Ihaksi
Feb 1, 2015 Karen Daley Please form a program to help get these animals adopted. It is very hard to believe that Spanish people can be so callous as to kill or starve these dogs.. Can't they have lean scraps of meat, and water everyday by one caring person?
Feb 1, 2015 Marky Raypole
Feb 1, 2015 Päivi Kallionpää
Feb 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 1, 2015 Paula Ilona
Feb 1, 2015 Danielle Cowell Disgusting! Sick bastards! I'd hang them cruel nasty individuals and and watch them! See how they like it
Feb 1, 2015 Sabine Woggon
Feb 1, 2015 miriam nickel
Feb 1, 2015 robert wiehemeijer
Feb 1, 2015 Helena Sundin
Jan 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 31, 2015 SunWolf Chaney
Jan 31, 2015 Jamie Barnett
Jan 31, 2015 cynthia fregeau AGAINST ANIMAIL ABUSE
Jan 31, 2015 christophe pegot
Jan 31, 2015 Karen Catellier
Jan 31, 2015 andreea mercan
Jan 31, 2015 Regina Hänig
Jan 31, 2015 Trees Rosenbrand
Jan 31, 2015 christine polzin
Jan 31, 2015 Orlando Baquero
Jan 31, 2015 Sabine Lutter
Jan 31, 2015 Gaby Ober
Jan 31, 2015 Sabine Krusckau
Jan 31, 2015 Doreen Rothmann
Jan 31, 2015 goldi muencz
Jan 31, 2015 Vanessa Fields
Jan 31, 2015 Lucille Korwin
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) be human would not like it done to you ?
Jan 30, 2015 edmond eid
Jan 30, 2015 Susan Curry
Jan 30, 2015 Hana Kučerová
Jan 30, 2015 Gerry Smitj
Jan 30, 2015 Möller Anja
Jan 30, 2015 diana bosco
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 Ohnie Lo We need to stop the selfish acts of human beings who think they have the right to treat animals with such barbarism and cruelty. These animals are living creatures and deserve every right to live a normal life.
Jan 30, 2015 birgitta kinnunen Dogs its people best frend!
Jan 30, 2015 Gaby Ewald-Kahl
Jan 30, 2015 KRISTEN CORRIGAN Pendejo

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