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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: 65,724
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 28, 2015 Marilou Hendrichs
Jan 28, 2015 Inmaculada Lucas
Jan 27, 2015 Joselane Silveira
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 27, 2015 Dassy Ebanks
Jan 27, 2015 yessica kaiser This must end
Jan 27, 2015 Lania Marta
Jan 27, 2015 Klaudia Guszpit
Jan 27, 2015 mary duty
Jan 27, 2015 janian ruf
Jan 27, 2015 Trish Unger
Jan 27, 2015 Tamara Bragg
Jan 27, 2015 Helen Seuckan
Jan 26, 2015 josephine dudson stop this cruel and heartless practice Spain and have some rights for your sentient beings , you are being watched by the world!
Jan 26, 2015 MICHELLE LORD
Jan 26, 2015 Olivia Lang
Jan 26, 2015 Tracy Eddleston It is shocking and sad how these animals are treated.. This abuse must stop.
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek
Jan 26, 2015 J. Rijn
Jan 26, 2015 Leoncio Provoste
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 holly buckingham
Jan 26, 2015 Krzysztof Zaremski
Jan 26, 2015 Lauren Sidders Disgusting!!how people can be,Karma is a bitch only hope it Bites those hunters million times more
Jan 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 26, 2015 Tea Markic
Jan 26, 2015 Alexandra Sinz-Warraich
Jan 26, 2015 Mary Scott
Jan 26, 2015 solange alencar
Jan 26, 2015 Lissa Wathen
Jan 26, 2015 Brigitte Pirker
Jan 26, 2015 Diana Dahlke
Jan 26, 2015 Nicole Obrien
Jan 26, 2015 Jasmine Zibulski
Jan 26, 2015 Rajashri Patil
Jan 26, 2015 birgit lehmann
Jan 26, 2015 Aga Krzemien
Jan 26, 2015 Berta Stüssi
Jan 26, 2015 Volkmar Vogt
Jan 26, 2015 Nina Haisken
Jan 26, 2015 Dimitri Chkhetia
Jan 26, 2015 joyce alexander
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

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