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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: 67,082
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


May 24, 2015 jewel Haines Animal ❤ er
May 24, 2015 Alan Pickering-Walters
May 24, 2015 Lena Björndahl
May 24, 2015 Elisabeth Schorr
May 24, 2015 Jessica Hernandez
May 23, 2015 Patricia Doherty
May 23, 2015 Jess Francis
May 23, 2015 Pauline Seymour
May 23, 2015 Elodie Rodriguez
May 23, 2015 Dawn Ferreira I can't even believe this is going On!!! Please make it Stop Now!!!!!!!
May 23, 2015 Bobi Little How insane and unimaginable for people to act so cruelly toward another living being.
May 23, 2015 Joan Thornquist
May 23, 2015 Sherry Wilson
May 23, 2015 Donna Babao
May 22, 2015 ell hekner
May 22, 2015 Ann Braselton
May 22, 2015 Bill Culley
May 22, 2015 Tami Fleming
May 22, 2015 Angel Orona
May 22, 2015 Mary Wheeler
May 22, 2015 Pamela Rouse
May 22, 2015 Sharon Lee Butcher These are beautiful animals, so deserving of better. Please, if you have a heart and compassion, improve protection for these dogs.
May 22, 2015 cynthia Bowers
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Kimberly Youngblood
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2015 Nadia HEMART MARTON
May 20, 2015 Sheryl Smith
May 20, 2015 Kathleen Kelly
May 20, 2015 patricia pratt
May 20, 2015 Janna Arrington
May 20, 2015 Raphaël Staub
May 20, 2015 RITZ Claudine
May 20, 2015 marion harukaze
May 20, 2015 Rebecca Durrans
May 20, 2015 cheri moreno
May 20, 2015 ghislaine richard
May 20, 2015 Elise Buffie
May 20, 2015 Annick Vandorpe
May 20, 2015 pirmez jean
May 20, 2015 Mme M
May 19, 2015 guyot jacqueline
May 19, 2015 florence orgé
May 19, 2015 Sylviane Gurgui
May 19, 2015 giovanni patricia
May 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Charline Lelasseur
May 19, 2015 fabs nacka
May 19, 2015 Henry Caroline
May 19, 2015 floriane TADDEI

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