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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: 68,257
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

Oct 13, 2015 Kate Hoepfner
Oct 13, 2015 Peggy Skelton
Oct 13, 2015 Gloria Abrams
Oct 12, 2015 Rebecca Neimer
Oct 12, 2015 V. Truong
Oct 12, 2015 Anne McCarthy
Oct 12, 2015 Deborah Zdobinski
Oct 12, 2015 Orva M Gullett
Oct 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2015 Katarina DURJAK
Oct 12, 2015 Bianca McArrell
Oct 12, 2015 Celeste Rhoads
Oct 12, 2015 Gilmara moreira
Oct 11, 2015 Perrine FRINDEL
Oct 11, 2015 Holly Upton
Oct 10, 2015 Ed Collins
Oct 10, 2015 Gill Bourne
Oct 10, 2015 Elwira Frigerio-Konieczna
Oct 10, 2015 Androulla Savva
Oct 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2015 Janet Lacetera Yet more barbaric behavior from the country that brought the world the Inquisition.
Oct 9, 2015 kelly caffrey
Oct 9, 2015 Beth Pollard
Oct 9, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2015 Kristen Witt
Oct 9, 2015 Laura Gustoson This is rotten and must be stopped!
Oct 9, 2015 Thomas Rose disgusting!
Oct 9, 2015 Lene Stagis
Oct 9, 2015 Alfredo Mora
Oct 9, 2015 medi valaji
Oct 9, 2015 Janet Shoemaker
Oct 8, 2015 Dee Lindblom Please strengthen your animal protection laws - AND see that they are ENFORCED!
Oct 8, 2015 Gretta Waters
Oct 8, 2015 Shelby Friday
Oct 8, 2015 Joyce LaVelle
Oct 8, 2015 Christine Kane
Oct 8, 2015 Greta Hunter
Oct 8, 2015 Lynn Miller
Oct 8, 2015 Lynne Demers
Oct 8, 2015 Brooke W
Oct 8, 2015 Rochelle Chambless
Oct 8, 2015 Tonya Chirgwin Please act compassionately to stop this waste of precious animals
Oct 8, 2015 Michelle Wilson
Oct 7, 2015 AnnIe Muril
Oct 7, 2015 Dana Fox
Oct 7, 2015 Valentina Zurawel Not surprising - think bullfighting. Mistreatment of animals is ingrained in their culture. Spaniards, how about joining the current century?
Oct 7, 2015 Tamara Brannin It's very depressing we have ban the torture of animals that should be a given. Try laws that punish people who do this cruelty. A gentle dog treated like that from a sick and cruel person. As a country you should be ashamed this is allowed.
Oct 7, 2015 denise tohme
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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