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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: 66,224
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


Feb 27, 2015 Karen Redd
Feb 27, 2015 Jeanine Spanjers My heart breaks that I'm STILL hearing that these horrible and brutal acts are still happening. Is there nobody in Spain who has enough courage to stand up & put a STOP TO THIS? PLEASE? !
Feb 27, 2015 Theresa Beebe
Feb 27, 2015 Linda Simmon
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 Nik Aston
Feb 27, 2015 vera elcham
Feb 26, 2015 Marion Bennett
Feb 26, 2015 Chris Pope
Feb 26, 2015 Karen Arceneaux
Feb 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 26, 2015 c c
Feb 26, 2015 Jennifer Brandon
Feb 26, 2015 Linda Quest
Feb 26, 2015 Sherry Fernandez Just horrible! Please stop this!
Feb 26, 2015 shelly brown
Feb 26, 2015 Rita Melo
Feb 26, 2015 Kathleen Morgan
Feb 25, 2015 Julia Randolph
Feb 25, 2015 Tiffany Toomey
Feb 25, 2015 sherry compton Protect innocent, helpless animals! Zero Tolerance for evil, vile cruelty!!! Have compassion for all living creatures.
Feb 25, 2015 rosa yong
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2015 marcia sliwinski
Feb 25, 2015 Christy Giesick
Feb 25, 2015 kim flame stop, have heart not hurt
Feb 25, 2015 C Chassard
Feb 25, 2015 Marke Sinclaire
Feb 25, 2015 Maggie Down
Feb 25, 2015 Senem Birinci
Feb 25, 2015 Celina Miranda
Feb 25, 2015 Anna Hodor
Feb 25, 2015 Susana Rodriguez
Feb 25, 2015 Janice Pulliam
Feb 25, 2015 MAURY PEDRO STOP
Feb 25, 2015 Finnegan Barbara
Feb 25, 2015 Anne Huggett
Feb 25, 2015 Sandra Peek
Feb 25, 2015 Steven Brener Please end this horrific practice in your country. Thank you.
Feb 25, 2015 Dion Robert
Feb 25, 2015 patricia carter
Feb 25, 2015 Iris Sinai
Feb 25, 2015 Tamilyn Simard
Feb 25, 2015 B.A. Stanton
Feb 25, 2015 cheah hinds hope this helps
Feb 25, 2015 antonella marcolin there is no comments....just disgust.
Feb 25, 2015 Ineke de Wild
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) This needs to stop!!!!!!!
Feb 25, 2015 Rita Ciumas
Feb 25, 2015 Patrice Stitt

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