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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: 68,179
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

Oct 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 3, 2015 Czerny Auyang
Oct 2, 2015 Barbara Singer
Oct 2, 2015 Valerie Philebaum-Smith
Oct 2, 2015 Cassandra Marentette
Oct 2, 2015 Denise Bautz
Oct 2, 2015 Catherine Breithaupt
Oct 2, 2015 Carol Ryan
Oct 2, 2015 Lisa Robinson
Oct 2, 2015 MaryEllen Davidson
Oct 2, 2015 Barton Grimm
Oct 2, 2015 Jane Kelly Let's do that to them
Oct 2, 2015 Dana Wishengrad
Oct 2, 2015 Annica Eriksson SO AWFULLY CRUEL, SHAME ON U SPAIN. Stop the abuse.
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2015 lee whitehall
Oct 1, 2015 Lynda Cook
Oct 1, 2015 Tenzin Kelsang
Sep 30, 2015 marvin matthew heckert
Sep 30, 2015 Andrea Spingarn
Sep 30, 2015 elsina slegh
Sep 29, 2015 Lori Moe
Sep 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Everybody please sign this petition. No animal deserves this treatment
Sep 29, 2015 alexia papadogiannaki
Sep 29, 2015 Leena Rahja Respect Galgo Espanol!
Sep 29, 2015 Leila Sultan
Sep 28, 2015 Leila Mojab
Sep 28, 2015 niki reece
Sep 28, 2015 martina klala
Sep 28, 2015 Susan Schwartz
Sep 27, 2015 Eliza Lay
Sep 27, 2015 Michelle Dudman
Sep 27, 2015 Becky Isaac
Sep 26, 2015 SARAH HUBBARD
Sep 26, 2015 mika galagger
Sep 26, 2015 Courtney Dennison
Sep 26, 2015 Pat Oleksiw
Sep 26, 2015 beverley lengden
Sep 25, 2015 Anneline Bacon
Sep 25, 2015 cordero cordero
Sep 25, 2015 Cherry Fleming
Sep 25, 2015 satya anderson
Sep 25, 2015 Lisa Brown
Sep 25, 2015 Polly Xanthos
Sep 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) I can't imagine how people are so heartless, inhumane
Sep 25, 2015 William Tropp
Sep 25, 2015 Brian Rader
Sep 25, 2015 Michele Jankelow
Sep 25, 2015 Melody Ford
Sep 25, 2015 Carol Evans

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