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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: 65,682
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


Jan 26, 2015 regina alvim
Jan 26, 2015 bente johnsen
Jan 26, 2015 Claudia Dreier
Jan 25, 2015 Barbara Gladfelter What kind of people are you??
Jan 25, 2015 Letícia Araújo
Jan 25, 2015 Annie Flores Ramos MISERABLES !
Jan 25, 2015 kim walsh Please Stop The Unspeakable Torture of Spanish Greyhounds
Jan 25, 2015 luiz fernando ache garcez
Jan 25, 2015 Anne S
Jan 25, 2015 alice Alves de mendonça
Jan 25, 2015 andrea oliveira
Jan 25, 2015 Tania Guimaraes
Jan 25, 2015 Frank Grün
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 natalie popovic
Jan 25, 2015 Cornelia Maria Zink
Jan 25, 2015 rosangela de fatima conceiçao
Jan 25, 2015 Maria Alice Simao
Jan 25, 2015 Antonia Wintzek
Jan 25, 2015 kerstin küllStädt
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 Silke Wagner
Jan 25, 2015 Bianca Prell
Jan 25, 2015 silvia frickenstein
Jan 25, 2015 eva schnitzenbaumer
Jan 25, 2015 Maren Riediger
Jan 25, 2015 Petra Fink
Jan 25, 2015 Sandy Fischer
Jan 25, 2015 Tempest Miller
Jan 25, 2015 Connie Haubold
Jan 25, 2015 Melina Seifert Stoppt Tierquälerei an den armen Greyhounds!
Jan 25, 2015 Daniel Jazic Bitte stoppen sie diese schrecklichen Tierquälereien! Bitte bringen sie ein Tierschutzgesetz - welches eingehalten werden muss - Tiere nicht zu quälen!
Jan 25, 2015 Nicolas Christofas Bitte beenden sie diese grausamen Tierquälereien! Schützen sie die armen Tiere vor den barbarischen Unmenschen!
Jan 25, 2015 Natascha Jazic
Jan 25, 2015 Manuela Seiler Die Größe einer Nation und ihre moralische Reife lassen sich daran bemessen, wie sie ihre Tieren behandeln.” (Mahatma Gandhi, indischer Volksführer und Staatsmann, 1869 – 1948)
Jan 25, 2015 Maria Jazic Bitte lassen sie diese Tierquälerei nicht weiter zu! Bitte stoppen!
Jan 25, 2015 Werner Frühwirth Bitte stoppen sie diese Tierquälerei!
Jan 25, 2015 Carmen Behr
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 Silke Tillmann
Jan 25, 2015 Doris Lasar
Jan 25, 2015 sven heynatz
Jan 25, 2015 Monika Becker
Jan 25, 2015 Brigitte Winterer
Jan 25, 2015 Norbert Arendt
Jan 25, 2015 Tomasz Mroziński
Jan 25, 2015 Samantha Ashby Barbaric, please stop this.
Jan 25, 2015 Esthi Trachsel
Jan 25, 2015 Tyrrell Mendis
Jan 24, 2015 Laurry Michlin

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