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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: 64,851
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


Nov 23, 2014 Jeanine Mielke
Nov 22, 2014 Jennifer King
Nov 22, 2014 Gary Hill
Nov 22, 2014 ilmari Seppänen
Nov 22, 2014 Paula Kosunen
Nov 22, 2014 Ashley Passino
Nov 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2014 Toreka Pulou
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Cecil Torres
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 22, 2014 Linda Lee Stump
Nov 21, 2014 Sheryl Ferguson
Nov 21, 2014 Perri Sussman
Nov 21, 2014 Susan Paddock
Nov 21, 2014 maggie salem
Nov 21, 2014 joanne lockhart
Nov 21, 2014 emilie schaumburg
Nov 21, 2014 zachary fontaine
Nov 20, 2014 Shinobu Fukushima
Nov 20, 2014 ivi diana puspita Stop the cruel inhumanity!!!
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 Denise Mineart
Nov 20, 2014 hagit sternfeld
Nov 20, 2014 Stephen Robinson
Nov 20, 2014 kenji togo
Nov 20, 2014 Olga Yaroshenko Stop killing animals!
Nov 20, 2014 Tracey Lawrance
Nov 19, 2014 LaDonn Enters
Nov 19, 2014 Marissa Blondell
Nov 19, 2014 Hilmy Soedjadi
Nov 19, 2014 migdalia rodriguez
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 Fran Bryerton When any animal can be discarded like trash then is only shows how barbaric humans have become and also have this contributes to killing of humans. We no longer feel for anything that is alive. Stop this sadistic torture step up your laws now.
Nov 19, 2014 Milissa Cramer
Nov 19, 2014 Eugenia Capetillo
Nov 19, 2014 luba beganovic
Nov 19, 2014 Eleanor Artino
Nov 19, 2014 Dorothy Rossi
Nov 19, 2014 Cheryl Martin
Nov 19, 2014 Şennur Karaağaç Used for Hunting, Discarded Like Trash
Nov 18, 2014 Janet McDaniel Please help these dogs.
Nov 18, 2014 Katherine Poujardieu
Nov 18, 2014 Janice Loftus
Nov 18, 2014 Mitch Franks
Nov 18, 2014 MaryAnn Almeida
Nov 18, 2014 Gail Rajala
Nov 18, 2014 Misato Yamada
Nov 17, 2014 patricia wood

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