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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: 67,947
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

Aug 31, 2015 Kylee Panduro
Aug 31, 2015 Christelle Moreau
Aug 31, 2015 linda green civilised country ???
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 Johnny Perez
Aug 31, 2015 ARZU ERDOGAN
Aug 31, 2015 sissi jones
Aug 31, 2015 april keefe
Aug 31, 2015 Denise Hersey
Aug 31, 2015 Isabell Janotta
Aug 31, 2015 Magalie Ruymbeek
Aug 31, 2015 sandra curtis
Aug 31, 2015 Vicki Mazis Shame on you Spain, You are not civilized; barbarians.
Aug 31, 2015 Christina Emmerik
Aug 31, 2015 Szymon Stołecki
Aug 31, 2015 valerie sinclair
Aug 31, 2015 axelle doumerc
Aug 31, 2015 kasia sutton
Aug 31, 2015 Akemi Ishikawa
Aug 31, 2015 christine dunn
Aug 31, 2015 Cloud Borden
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 Theresa Smith
Aug 30, 2015 szwedowska patrycja
Aug 30, 2015 Maribel Ortega
Aug 30, 2015 Lynne Huntley
Aug 30, 2015 sara smp
Aug 30, 2015 hariana dias
Aug 30, 2015 Catalina Galvez
Aug 30, 2015 Vicki Brats
Aug 30, 2015 Markella Malliora
Aug 30, 2015 sylvie tellier
Aug 30, 2015 hennie weidema
Aug 30, 2015 Nathan Timmis thank you
Aug 30, 2015 Fernando Teixeira
Aug 30, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 30, 2015 connie wilkerson
Aug 30, 2015 Márcia Teixeira
Aug 30, 2015 Demi Washington This sick, Im sick thia killing of Dogs. They not supposed be killed at or eaten.
Aug 30, 2015 Marie Bunting
Aug 30, 2015 Jj Mitchell
Aug 30, 2015 marcos marinho
Aug 30, 2015 Marion Lownie
Aug 30, 2015 eleni mylona
Aug 30, 2015 Lexe Thorpe
Aug 30, 2015 Helen Evans PlLEASE have compassion for the poor defenceless greyhounds.!!!
Aug 30, 2015 Anna Myers
Aug 30, 2015 Vera Mock
Aug 30, 2015 sanaz ashrafi fdhgerhf

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