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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: 66,858
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


Apr 26, 2015 masson myriam
Apr 26, 2015 marie-pierre combrouze
Apr 26, 2015 Jennie siebert
Apr 26, 2015 Elena Lange
Apr 26, 2015 Karine Collaud
Apr 26, 2015 Chantal DELION
Apr 26, 2015 stella viala
Apr 26, 2015 Anna Jędrzejec-Demniańczuk
Apr 25, 2015 Lisa Demirgil
Apr 25, 2015 Sylwia Gajowska
Apr 25, 2015 Michelle Quenneville
Apr 25, 2015 Raymonde BRUN
Apr 25, 2015 sascha cereghetti
Apr 25, 2015 Elżbieta Potargowicz
Apr 25, 2015 neva zanotti
Apr 25, 2015 Paul Vanderaa
Apr 25, 2015 özlem türkmen
Apr 25, 2015 Monika Morawska
Apr 25, 2015 nathalie le layo
Apr 25, 2015 will smit
Apr 25, 2015 Corinna Borkert
Apr 25, 2015 Silvia Müller
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2015 marta kryszak
Apr 25, 2015 Anca Iacob
Apr 25, 2015 Marie-Claire Bero
Apr 25, 2015 tom rooze
Apr 25, 2015 foltzer a
Apr 25, 2015 Joanna Krzyszton
Apr 25, 2015 francesca mollica
Apr 25, 2015 Angelika Klebs
Apr 25, 2015 sylvie le ruyet
Apr 25, 2015 philip mercer
Apr 25, 2015 vince cornak
Apr 25, 2015 fanny fanny
Apr 25, 2015 ewelina kowalska
Apr 25, 2015 Cerasela Gabriela
Apr 25, 2015 Zuzanna Marchelewicz
Apr 25, 2015 ion voicu
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2015 carla briese
Apr 25, 2015 lisa walder
Apr 25, 2015 Bors Ana Maria
Apr 25, 2015 piras vincenzina Punite questi crimini vergognatevi!!!!
Apr 25, 2015 Vasilescu Sergiu
Apr 25, 2015 antonella luppi
Apr 25, 2015 LAKATOS KATINKA ESZTER EMMA
Apr 25, 2015 Alessandra Bertocchi
Apr 25, 2015 chiara di angelantonio STOP THIS SHAME
Apr 25, 2015 Cornelia Schlegel

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