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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: 65,763
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 29, 2015 Ashley Drape
Jan 29, 2015 Loree Mezzanarto Disgusting. These animals have feelings!
Jan 29, 2015 Anna Mondanelli
Jan 29, 2015 Kathy Brooks
Jan 29, 2015 joan gordon
Jan 29, 2015 Binisha Brahmachoudhury
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 Bernadette Porter
Jan 29, 2015 Marti May
Jan 29, 2015 Mary Sanders
Jan 29, 2015 Sonya Nel
Jan 28, 2015 Raija Nefoussi
Jan 28, 2015 Karl Hoermann
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Megan Tillman
Jan 28, 2015 rosangela araujo
Jan 28, 2015 Cheryl Jensen I am shocked that Spain would allow this terrible practice to continue. Animal protection laws must be strengthened immediately. Upon hearing this information I have cancelled my travel plans to Spain and will not return until something is done.
Jan 28, 2015 Lorraine brabham
Jan 28, 2015 Kathryn Jones
Jan 28, 2015 Sally Segobia
Jan 28, 2015 Kay Joy
Jan 28, 2015 James Mulconry
Jan 28, 2015 Marta Isis Messias
Jan 28, 2015 Kelsey Kennedy
Jan 28, 2015 Larry Branson
Jan 28, 2015 Karen Ramacher
Jan 28, 2015 Kirsten Brabrand
Jan 28, 2015 Stewart Cresswell
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Denise Fitzpatrick
Jan 28, 2015 Aase Sømme
Jan 28, 2015 Brenda Love Bennett
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Engle
Jan 28, 2015 Esther Greiner
Jan 28, 2015 carrie leonard
Jan 28, 2015 Judy Malone
Jan 28, 2015 Justin Dengler
Jan 28, 2015 Andréa Branco
Jan 28, 2015 Marcela Herdy
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

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