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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: 64,074
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 21, 2014 Natasha Dvorjashina
Sep 20, 2014 Jeri Filo
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) People that abuse animals and treat them like trash are the same people that become serial killers, wife abusers and child abusers.
Sep 20, 2014 Ekaterina Lugovkina
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 Karen Frink
Sep 20, 2014 Sonya Baturina
Sep 20, 2014 Ольга Суркова
Sep 20, 2014 Marina Toldonova
Sep 20, 2014 Asia Tomiltseva
Sep 20, 2014 Alexandra Zubreva
Sep 20, 2014 Ekaterina Staroselets
Sep 20, 2014 vinogradova maria
Sep 19, 2014 Александр Александрович Тарасов
Sep 19, 2014 Elena Ryamo
Sep 19, 2014 Ellysian Paredes
Sep 19, 2014 Галина Андреева
Sep 19, 2014 Ann Cherry
Sep 19, 2014 Sandy Johnson
Sep 19, 2014 Наталья Лакатош
Sep 19, 2014 sabrina baldin
Sep 19, 2014 Tatiana Quinones
Sep 18, 2014 Tammy Vaughan
Sep 18, 2014 Patrick McMonagle
Sep 18, 2014 Yesenia Kurtzweil
Sep 18, 2014 Cheryl Michaelis
Sep 18, 2014 shashok masha
Sep 18, 2014 Diane Blichasz
Sep 17, 2014 Eva Leutenegger
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Anne Applegate
Sep 17, 2014 KIMBERLY SHAFER We have got to stop treating animals with such apathy. A society can be judged by the way they treat their animals. Totally Disgusting.
Sep 17, 2014 sandra zielke
Sep 17, 2014 Chari Birnholz
Sep 17, 2014 Anne Aaron-Lyle
Sep 17, 2014 ANTONIO GONZALEZ MANCEBO
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Benette Whitney
Sep 17, 2014 Georgiana Lungu
Sep 17, 2014 HEBE MARTORELLA
Sep 17, 2014 sherri pickett
Sep 17, 2014 Tara Prashad
Sep 17, 2014 trine bellew
Sep 17, 2014 Joy Brown
Sep 17, 2014 Pam Weeks
Sep 17, 2014 beth piuze
Sep 17, 2014 Sandra Hendrickson "We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words." Anna Sewell, English novelist
Sep 17, 2014 Jacqui Skill this is outrageous..these people are barbarians!
Sep 17, 2014 Denise Lihou
Sep 17, 2014 Ellyn Coalter

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