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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: 62,704
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


Jul 12, 2014 Betty Chan
Jul 12, 2014 Louise Christoffersen
Jul 12, 2014 Nina Morales
Jul 12, 2014 Marjatta Hartzell Oforji
Jul 12, 2014 Jade Golden "Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission -- to be of service to them whenever they require it." -- St. Francis of Assisi.
Jul 12, 2014 Aurelia Kulenty
Jul 12, 2014 rachel doherty
Jul 12, 2014 Brandon Kim
Jul 12, 2014 Laura Torli
Jul 12, 2014 mona luchi
Jul 12, 2014 Irida Beniuseviciene
Jul 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Cristian Iribarrem
Jul 12, 2014 Michael Boshears
Jul 12, 2014 Rosy Tortomasi
Jul 12, 2014 Martine Meurez
Jul 12, 2014 Evelyn Robles
Jul 12, 2014 Tiffany L
Jul 12, 2014 Deanne Healy
Jul 12, 2014 christina Potwin
Jul 12, 2014 Rosemary White
Jul 12, 2014 licia bonacina
Jul 12, 2014 emilie de bevere
Jul 12, 2014 rita petri
Jul 12, 2014 Carina Laus
Jul 12, 2014 ALESSIA BERGAMINI
Jul 12, 2014 francesca chiovelli
Jul 12, 2014 Marilena Rahe
Jul 12, 2014 laura bianchi
Jul 12, 2014 Corrie Harland
Jul 12, 2014 Simone van Rooij
Jul 12, 2014 Tânia Freitas
Jul 12, 2014 Pedro Martins
Jul 12, 2014 Lynn Stary
Jul 12, 2014 Linne Huybrecht
Jul 12, 2014 Katarina Persson
Jul 11, 2014 antonella spain
Jul 11, 2014 heidi lunt
Jul 11, 2014 Petra Spoor
Jul 11, 2014 Rochelle Appleton PLEASE PLEASE STOP THIS CRUELTY!!!
Jul 11, 2014 diego fleita
Jul 11, 2014 Yolanda Mendoza
Jul 11, 2014 Sabine Danrlon Stop stop and respect our animals! They feel joy, pain and misery like humans!!!
Jul 11, 2014 Isis Johnson-Brown
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 Kristine Rizzo
Jul 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2014 sumitra koutras
Jul 11, 2014 shirley Belec
Jul 11, 2014 Brice Hanberry

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