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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: 67,165
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


Jun 2, 2015 inger davidsen
Jun 2, 2015 Vanessa Allet I'm against animal cruelty.Animals do have feelings and they do feel pain like us humans. Let them live in peace.These people hurting and exploiting animals need to be sued!So please stop exploiting them. Protect animals as they voiceless, and we are not.
Jun 2, 2015 Karen James
Jun 2, 2015 Otaly Bianchi
Jun 2, 2015 Desiree Chambers
Jun 2, 2015 Andrea Coumarian
Jun 2, 2015 Russell Phillips
Jun 1, 2015 Lucinda Ward heartbreaking
Jun 1, 2015 Erin Rice
Jun 1, 2015 Kim Zwicker
Jun 1, 2015 George Churchill
Jun 1, 2015 Judy Lamon Please show some compassion for these beautiful Spanish greyhounds. They are wonderful dogs and deserve to have a wonderful life with a loving person or family. Please tighten legislation to ban the torture of animals.
Jun 1, 2015 Paula Sorrentino
Jun 1, 2015 Kristi DeVentura
Jun 1, 2015 Susan Johnson
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 Jim Malone
Jun 1, 2015 Stacey boyd
Jun 1, 2015 LAURA HART
Jun 1, 2015 Christina Woodward
Jun 1, 2015 Angela Thomas
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 Joanne Brennan
Jun 1, 2015 pippa bainbridge
May 31, 2015 kim haling
May 31, 2015 L Higgins
May 31, 2015 Lisa Lammon
May 30, 2015 Jean du Ross
May 30, 2015 Alicia Aldape
May 30, 2015 Karen Coll
May 30, 2015 terry thompson
May 29, 2015 christine humphries please please stop this barbaric treatment of such loving dogs.
May 29, 2015 Lauren Costa
May 29, 2015 Jaci Wrana
May 29, 2015 April Converse This is terrible and must stop! Who could do such a thing!
May 29, 2015 Sandie Cunningham We need to teach children to love and respect all living things as well as themselves .
May 29, 2015 Marie Drapeau
May 29, 2015 Emma Hardy
May 28, 2015 Petra Stadtmueller
May 28, 2015 M Lam
May 28, 2015 laurence haubtmann
May 28, 2015 susan boyd
May 28, 2015 Kathy Benshoof Please protect these dogs from this horrific practice
May 28, 2015 Silvina Ares
May 28, 2015 Jean Clelland-Morin Exploitation of Non-Humans is IMMORAL.
May 28, 2015 Kaiizen Krishna
May 28, 2015 Katarina Eviliana
May 28, 2015 Barbara Chant
May 28, 2015 Flora Serrao
May 28, 2015 sonia passemier

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