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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: 64,018
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 16, 2014 Ekaterina Polovnikova
Sep 15, 2014 Daniela Fraser
Sep 15, 2014 Nina Draper
Sep 15, 2014 Veronica DeFinis
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 Uliana Ivanova
Sep 15, 2014 Agata Vasina
Sep 15, 2014 Anzhelika Efimova
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 Екатерина Головкина
Sep 14, 2014 Patty Wilson
Sep 14, 2014 Judy Moran
Sep 14, 2014 caroline bogaert
Sep 13, 2014 geraldine petitjean
Sep 13, 2014 Sherry hession
Sep 13, 2014 Ruth Goldschmidt
Sep 13, 2014 Corrina Riemann
Sep 13, 2014 Michelle Newman Uncivilized
Sep 13, 2014 Fiona Pereira
Sep 13, 2014 Kelli Harris
Sep 13, 2014 Sabine Becker
Sep 13, 2014 Teresa Evans
Sep 13, 2014 Alex Augustyn
Sep 13, 2014 Olga Kougianos
Sep 13, 2014 Denise Payne
Sep 12, 2014 julie wylie stop killing and torturing animals
Sep 12, 2014 Christa Izzi
Sep 12, 2014 Becky Moroney
Sep 12, 2014 Sandra Broadhead
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Athena Menelaou
Sep 12, 2014 Juanita Montano
Sep 12, 2014 karen watton
Sep 12, 2014 Dale Proulx
Sep 12, 2014 Bonnie Breckenridge Totally unspeakable. People should be ashamed of themselves for treating these poor dogs in such ways.
Sep 12, 2014 Brian Thornton
Sep 12, 2014 Theresa Leach
Sep 12, 2014 jaya bhattacharya can v stop somewhere nd start being human again!
Sep 12, 2014 Carrie Wyatt
Sep 12, 2014 Nancy Nolan
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Sharon McCabe
Sep 12, 2014 Josilene Nascimento
Sep 12, 2014 Rimma Golovina
Sep 12, 2014 Jessica Snow
Sep 12, 2014 Priscila Vieira
Sep 12, 2014 Priya Florence
Sep 12, 2014 sylvie cabero
Sep 12, 2014 Emily Slaven
Sep 12, 2014 magali helian

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