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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: 65,193
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


Dec 25, 2014 Kathleen Dalrymple Please! Help those who have no voice...
Dec 24, 2014 Andrea Pack
Dec 24, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Zachary Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 kaylee lindstrom
Dec 23, 2014 Linda Pflugrad
Dec 23, 2014 Tristan Jacques
Dec 23, 2014 sumaiya marium
Dec 23, 2014 diana pavlova
Dec 22, 2014 M. Deirdre Russell
Dec 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Inhumane...find homes for these animals.
Dec 22, 2014 Allison Wehrle
Dec 22, 2014 Dina Mattas
Dec 22, 2014 Vicki Belanger
Dec 22, 2014 Francine Zalkin
Dec 22, 2014 Stephanie Vargo
Dec 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2014 Ashlee Ryan-Frost
Dec 21, 2014 Michael Coffey
Dec 21, 2014 Magdalena Baricakova
Dec 21, 2014 M McCabe Please sign and save the Spanish Greyhounds
Dec 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 21, 2014 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Dec 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2014 anna halkaids
Dec 19, 2014 Cindy Guevin
Dec 19, 2014 Laura Tysinger
Dec 19, 2014 Alice Neuman
Dec 19, 2014 Shielah Blalock
Dec 19, 2014 carole hagen
Dec 19, 2014 terri lombardi
Dec 19, 2014 Shannon Blair
Dec 18, 2014 Nazarov Oleg
Dec 18, 2014 Renee Calpin PLEASE STOP this cruelty to precious dogs!!!
Dec 18, 2014 Tess Dunlap
Dec 18, 2014 Milada Ladiova
Dec 18, 2014 Valerie Stains
Dec 18, 2014 Christie Keiser
Dec 18, 2014 Carol Agnew
Dec 18, 2014 mitzi branvold
Dec 18, 2014 Dawn Lorenzen
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Leslie Hudson
Dec 18, 2014 Paschalia Keskinidou
Dec 18, 2014 sheila mahoney
Dec 17, 2014 olga grischenko
Dec 17, 2014 Барбара Меновщикова
Dec 17, 2014 karena McCormick

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