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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: 64,883
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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 27, 2014 Elsie Martinez
Nov 27, 2014 Andrew Williams
Nov 26, 2014 Ruth McCoy
Nov 26, 2014 Emily Tenaglia
Nov 26, 2014 Mariana Heymans
Nov 26, 2014 ANA ALMIRON
Nov 26, 2014 monica russo
Nov 26, 2014 Desiree Atkinson
Nov 26, 2014 Mary Rothschild
Nov 26, 2014 Susan Nieto
Nov 26, 2014 Birgit Wellmann
Nov 26, 2014 Rosanne Lyskawa Shame on you people!!! Hope someone does it to you, after your not needed anymore!!!! How Cruel to be used as property instead of the beautiful, loving, dogs they are!!! SHAME!! SHAME!!!
Nov 26, 2014 Larisa Long
Nov 26, 2014 Lisa Bax
Nov 26, 2014 Darcy Baril
Nov 26, 2014 Brenda Crawford I am not sure I want to visit a country with such a cruel habit such as this. dogs are loving and sensitive and should not be treated in this manner
Nov 26, 2014 Anita Parys
Nov 26, 2014 Ilean Rive
Nov 26, 2014 Sonia Casey
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2014 Amanisha Mead
Nov 24, 2014 Vicenza Harbert
Nov 24, 2014 Wendy King Why be inhumane? It's disgusting toward innocent, speechless animals! More reason to protect them!
Nov 24, 2014 Danielle VERDIER
Nov 24, 2014 vasilisa maltseva
Nov 23, 2014 Heidi Richling
Nov 23, 2014 christa pellikaan
Nov 23, 2014 kim orbell
Nov 23, 2014 marley mcdermott Help
Nov 23, 2014 Heidi Stabenow
Nov 23, 2014 Varpu Kaplas
Nov 23, 2014 Mona Smedsrud
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 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

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