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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: 64,141
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 30, 2014 Brandi Leach
Sep 30, 2014 Jackie O'Meara
Sep 30, 2014 Дарья Земскова
Sep 29, 2014 Julia Yadi
Sep 29, 2014 Olga Ksanta Это высшее преояление садизма! Испания, очнись и посмотри, что ты делаешь! Люди, вы не люди, вы садисты!!!
Sep 29, 2014 cliff herthel
Sep 28, 2014 Suzanne Haley
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Alex Parris
Sep 28, 2014 Darya Flunch
Sep 28, 2014 Anastasia Sabadash
Sep 28, 2014 Terri Henry
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed) This unspeakable cruelty is insane. I cannot believe that modern human beings would/could do this. The horror is unimaginable and should be outlawed. Please stop the cruel killing. It is barbaric. Stop the killing!
Sep 28, 2014 Edith McKee
Sep 28, 2014 Kathy Goss
Sep 28, 2014 Denise Guthrie
Sep 27, 2014 Tomasz Mroziński
Sep 27, 2014 Kirsty Avidano
Sep 27, 2014 Siw Tikkanen-Aldén
Sep 27, 2014 Manuela Sabin-Liñares Dajani
Sep 27, 2014 Mariia Tekhova
Sep 27, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 27, 2014 Melissa Skye
Sep 26, 2014 Elena Iaffe
Sep 26, 2014 Eileen Cremata
Sep 26, 2014 Mark Aziz
Sep 26, 2014 KC Collins
Sep 26, 2014 Antonya Hernandez
Sep 26, 2014 Sharon cartalino
Sep 26, 2014 Carole Ste Marie
Sep 26, 2014 Sandra Buras
Sep 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2014 Tanya Franks
Sep 26, 2014 Lenka Mašková
Sep 26, 2014 Sandy Norris Spain claims to be a great country. You are barbarians if you treat these beautiful and gentle animals this way. Stop and let people adopt them to good homes and get the love and attention that they deserve.
Sep 25, 2014 Emma Rivera Chaves
Sep 25, 2014 Svetlana Apukhtina
Sep 25, 2014 Cara Donovan
Sep 25, 2014 Sandra Penna
Sep 25, 2014 Judy Tittle
Sep 25, 2014 Debra Shepard
Sep 24, 2014 Vilma Cardoso
Sep 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2014 Athelia Wood
Sep 23, 2014 tingting ladymyo Please don't leave them ... please
Sep 23, 2014 Paul Hirokawa
Sep 23, 2014 KRISTEN EWAN
Sep 23, 2014 Cynthia Mahlin No accountability. No morals.
Sep 23, 2014 Wendy Causey
Sep 23, 2014 Annie Smit

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