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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: 62,587
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 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Tess Rosenberg
Jul 11, 2014 bruno ponti
Jul 11, 2014 nadia semeraro
Jul 11, 2014 Crystal Burrow
Jul 11, 2014 Lorna Buckley The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it treats its animals. Ghandi
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 judy tichelaar
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Heike Hofmann
Jul 11, 2014 Evdokia Kapsoulou
Jul 11, 2014 julie commons
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 fanny mabon
Jul 11, 2014 marianne muijtjens
Jul 11, 2014 Serena Fuschini
Jul 11, 2014 clarisse andoni
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed) its terrable
Jul 11, 2014 Margit Wacha
Jul 11, 2014 Glauco donati
Jul 11, 2014 Monica Gatt How can you let your compatriots be so cruel?
Jul 11, 2014 Angeline Tabbada I call upon you Prime Minister Rajoy to help protect the welfare of these gentle and precious dogs. The level of cruelty they are subjected to after hunting season is despicable and barbaric. This must be stopped. Tighten the animal protection laws.
Jul 11, 2014 kathja duerrmeier
Jul 11, 2014 anna luneau
Jul 11, 2014 teresa urduja
Jul 11, 2014 Andrea Di Franco
Jul 11, 2014 Hiltrud Bajraktaraj Stop the Dog Killing !!
Jul 11, 2014 Daniela Majercikova
Jul 11, 2014 Oriana Erbenova
Jul 11, 2014 Konstantinos Stamos
Jul 11, 2014 bikram singh Stop violence
Jul 11, 2014 Claudia Damian
Jul 11, 2014 stefania ferrulli
Jul 11, 2014 Raul Lino
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Natalia Bagashvili
Jul 11, 2014 Julie Rubaszewski
Jul 11, 2014 clement bertrais
Jul 11, 2014 Nicole Jakobs
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 petra bernard
Jul 11, 2014 jessica bizart
Jul 11, 2014 janet t mason
Jul 10, 2014 manuela corallini
Jul 10, 2014 Dominique Legras Farcy
Jul 10, 2014 sandeep saggu
Jul 10, 2014 denis diks
Jul 10, 2014 Jacquelyn Butler
Jul 10, 2014 Gemma Quinton This is unnecessary & horrendous. These animals deserve so much more respect! They have a gentle nature & a social disposition yet they are merely considered for their worth. It's awful & must stop.
Jul 10, 2014 Sylvie Bellemare

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