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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: 66,271
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


Mar 5, 2015 Maureen Czarnocki
Mar 5, 2015 jane wilson
Mar 5, 2015 Jordan Parmenter
Mar 5, 2015 ayako makishita
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) We are volunteers for a Greyhound Rescue Organisation and are discusted by this cruely! Boycott Spain products and travel to Spain until this issue is resolved!
Mar 4, 2015 Sally Lowell We are sharing this information with our friends who had planned to travel to Spain and our Travel Club as well. We won't be coming
Mar 4, 2015 Vicky Krogg
Mar 4, 2015 ashley bartley
Mar 4, 2015 DIANE Kokowski
Mar 4, 2015 gabi blau
Mar 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) Gegen Tierquälerei bin
Mar 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 3, 2015 Andrea Turner
Mar 3, 2015 Kathleen Hunt
Mar 3, 2015 Maryann Moreland
Mar 3, 2015 Ann Singer
Mar 3, 2015 Joan Edwards
Mar 3, 2015 Cindi Krane Please stop this abhorrent treatment as soon as possible.
Mar 2, 2015 Sandra Boston
Mar 2, 2015 Kristin Trager
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2015 Dawn Barrett
Mar 2, 2015 lynn woods this just another of the country of Spain's entertainment of torturing an animal such as their bulls and horses sick sick people
Mar 2, 2015 Shannon Keiser
Mar 2, 2015 Jill Tarleton
Mar 2, 2015 Kirsten Nielsen
Mar 2, 2015 Sarah Friedman
Mar 2, 2015 dalila orellana
Mar 2, 2015 alexandra Liebster
Mar 2, 2015 Kristen Balinrude
Mar 2, 2015 spencer young
Mar 2, 2015 joseph olis
Mar 2, 2015 Laurel Lamb
Mar 2, 2015 Marcia Garceau
Mar 2, 2015 Susan Krauss We must Boycott all purchase of Spanish products and travel to Spain Until Spain Bans this a hideous abuse of Grayhounds!!!
Mar 1, 2015 kelly smith
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 Karen Tangorra
Mar 1, 2015 Sebastian Leon
Mar 1, 2015 Lorraine Rivera
Feb 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 28, 2015 Rosie Favela
Feb 28, 2015 Niki Clarke
Feb 28, 2015 Kimberly Leonard
Feb 28, 2015 Michael Ramirez
Feb 27, 2015 johnnie thompson
Feb 27, 2015 Karyn Pappel Please!
Feb 27, 2015 Karen Redd
Feb 27, 2015 Jeanine Spanjers My heart breaks that I'm STILL hearing that these horrible and brutal acts are still happening. Is there nobody in Spain who has enough courage to stand up & put a STOP TO THIS? PLEASE? !
Feb 27, 2015 Theresa Beebe

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