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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: 63,554
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, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Marie-Hélène Thiry
Aug 30, 2014 Nancy Hudson
Aug 30, 2014 Cassandra Padula
Aug 30, 2014 Maria Teka
Aug 30, 2014 Don Perkins Is this the kind of reputation you want the rest of the world to have about your inhumane practice of a breed of dog of your country?? I hope not for your country's benefit.
Aug 30, 2014 Nicky Gany
Aug 30, 2014 cecibel hernandez
Aug 30, 2014 Kathleen Ramirez
Aug 30, 2014 Cynthia Gallo
Aug 30, 2014 eva valle crueldad!
Aug 30, 2014 Katariina Rantala
Aug 30, 2014 Júlia Sekelská
Aug 30, 2014 Frances Mehan Its horrible that they discard their dogs in such a disgusting manner
Aug 30, 2014 tina austin
Aug 30, 2014 mari cebanu
Aug 30, 2014 Melinda Stout
Aug 30, 2014 kelly Blockhuys
Aug 30, 2014 julieta morales
Aug 30, 2014 Cristiane Ferreira
Aug 30, 2014 MAURIZIO GRINI
Aug 30, 2014 mohit beniwal
Aug 30, 2014 Jolene Connors Disgusting, please stop.
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Petra Simchen
Aug 30, 2014 Tania Baxter
Aug 30, 2014 anne carlson
Aug 30, 2014 marie-france wislez
Aug 30, 2014 Olga Rodríguez alonso
Aug 30, 2014 sandy pr
Aug 30, 2014 Mariette Åkerlind
Aug 30, 2014 Sandra and Peter Sweerman
Aug 30, 2014 diane howells
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Karen Brennhofer
Aug 30, 2014 noe bart
Aug 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2014 Karolina Tesarek
Aug 30, 2014 Aimee Hatt
Aug 30, 2014 Karod Junkedal STOP tourchuring and killing innocente animals!!!
Aug 30, 2014 Annika Lindkvist
Aug 30, 2014 Kyle Hebert
Aug 30, 2014 Kristina Lindsay
Aug 30, 2014 Gergana Gergova
Aug 29, 2014 Michelle Blessing
Aug 29, 2014 paul unterriner
Aug 29, 2014 shauna doucette
Aug 29, 2014 Lori Rose
Aug 29, 2014 barbara franchs
Aug 29, 2014 Linda Cameron

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