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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: 63,385
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


Aug 21, 2014 Phyllis Babbitt
Aug 21, 2014 Irene Souder-Coyle This horrendous practice must be stopped!
Aug 21, 2014 Tammy Engelbach
Aug 21, 2014 Dawn Jobling
Aug 21, 2014 Yves Garin
Aug 20, 2014 Maria Arranz
Aug 20, 2014 Holly Kasten O....M....G
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Laura Jennison
Aug 20, 2014 Peggy Marsh
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 melissa hagen
Aug 20, 2014 tim burton
Aug 20, 2014 Kathleen Zetes
Aug 20, 2014 Evi Meuris
Aug 20, 2014 Linda Prandi
Aug 20, 2014 Lajean Faircloth
Aug 20, 2014 Marlene Shaffer
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Mandy Davis
Aug 20, 2014 Denise Riggs
Aug 20, 2014 Tamra Patenaude
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Deborah Grace
Aug 20, 2014 deborah cortlandt
Aug 20, 2014 Diane Taylor
Aug 20, 2014 Elizabeth Smith
Aug 20, 2014 Lisa Margraf
Aug 20, 2014 Terrie Matson
Aug 20, 2014 Terry McGregor
Aug 20, 2014 Alexandra Tabler
Aug 19, 2014 Donna Giarratana
Aug 19, 2014 Jennifer Barnes
Aug 19, 2014 ruth marin
Aug 19, 2014 Lori Letulle
Aug 19, 2014 Maria Riojas
Aug 19, 2014 Nadine Tränkle
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2014 Jessica Hill
Aug 18, 2014 Roxanne Hewitt
Aug 18, 2014 Greatest Ever
Aug 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) I was under the impression that Spain was a beautiful and advanced nation. How wrong I am...the way you treat your animals is the way the rest of the world sees you. Barbaric, inhumane, and cruel. The real Spain. Good luck getting tourists to visit.
Aug 18, 2014 Barbara Sullivan
Aug 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2014 David Bolman
Aug 18, 2014 Kim Powanda
Aug 18, 2014 Barbara Ribinski
Aug 18, 2014 Yuki Mueller
Aug 17, 2014 Claudia Pickering
Aug 17, 2014 Sarah Schultz

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