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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: 67,631
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


Jul 31, 2015 Donna Gregory
Jul 31, 2015 Marce Walsh This is barbaric and atrocious behavior! We must be the voices for the animals!
Jul 31, 2015 David Forsberg
Jul 31, 2015 Vicki Bron
Jul 31, 2015 Kathleen Thomas
Jul 31, 2015 Aly Macgregor
Jul 31, 2015 Dawn Gemme
Jul 31, 2015 Angela Martin
Jul 31, 2015 Laurel Fredrickson
Jul 31, 2015 Fern Kicha
Jul 31, 2015 Janice Matthews
Jul 31, 2015 Melanie Guevara
Jul 31, 2015 Kacee Pals
Jul 31, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Jul 31, 2015 Roberta Thurmond This is beyond horrible! You need to enact strong laws with harsh punishments for abusers like this.
Jul 31, 2015 Heather Alexander
Jul 31, 2015 Shelley Bobb
Jul 31, 2015 Toni Mabry
Jul 31, 2015 Angela Moore
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) hate
Jul 28, 2015 Valeria Pires dos Santos
Jul 28, 2015 Diana Cusic This is just ridiculous!! No regard for God's creatures!!
Jul 27, 2015 jo gold
Jul 27, 2015 Paula Eaton
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 P Stuart
Jul 26, 2015 Regina Powell
Jul 26, 2015 suzanne field
Jul 25, 2015 Suzanne Syverød
Jul 25, 2015 john crouch
Jul 25, 2015 Chris James
Jul 24, 2015 Julie Golden
Jul 24, 2015 Roxana Razmpoush
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 john manion
Jul 24, 2015 Verma Cagno
Jul 24, 2015 ally greu
Jul 24, 2015 Leonard Marshall
Jul 24, 2015 Jackie Finch
Jul 24, 2015 Julia Zientek
Jul 24, 2015 steve johnson
Jul 24, 2015 Tutta Salonen
Jul 24, 2015 Jana rICCOBENE I urge you to introduce tighter legislation banning the torture of animals. I urge you to strengthen your animal protection laws as this unspeakable inhumanity must stop now. THIS IS A TRULY BARBARIC SITUATION THAT MUST BE STOPPED NOW! iMPRISON THESE NUTS
Jul 24, 2015 Fatima Daniel
Jul 24, 2015 Leslie Moore
Jul 24, 2015 Chantal Irish
Jul 24, 2015 Robert J Maszkowski what the hell is wrong with you? they way you treat animals in your country is disgusting! you should all be ashamed!
Jul 24, 2015 Rina Cigana
Jul 24, 2015 Natalia Shidlovskaya

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