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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: 67,114
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


May 27, 2015 Sylvia Byerley
May 27, 2015 Liana Alecu
May 27, 2015 Rebecca Wong
May 27, 2015 Lisa Doyle Are you a third world country or are you going to join the rest of the civilized world in the 21st century?! I'll be skipping Spain on my Europe visits.
May 27, 2015 Petra tuccino-polukord
May 27, 2015 Art Khachatrian Hunting IS trash, so… I'm not surprised.
May 27, 2015 Joanna Garcia
May 27, 2015 Mike Bogan
May 27, 2015 Tiana Afoalean
May 27, 2015 Linda Pydeski
May 27, 2015 Andrea Jaeger
May 27, 2015 Sharon Sauro
May 27, 2015 Kris McClain
May 27, 2015 Claudia Sanchez
May 27, 2015 Tina Haby
May 27, 2015 Maria Landsberg
May 27, 2015 Tracee Cosme
May 27, 2015 MarinaLuz Shelton Please stop this, find shelters to give up these dogs! They helped you hunt, now help them live!! PORFAVOR!!
May 27, 2015 Danielle VIDY
May 27, 2015 Nancy Ammirato Support shelters where these dogs can be surrendered and adopted out to loving homes. Then work on the moronic hunters.
May 27, 2015 Paul-Denis Clermont
May 27, 2015 fonda reeves
May 27, 2015 Susan Shipanik
May 27, 2015 Carolyn Labus Please stop doing this to these wonderful dogs.
May 27, 2015 Deborah Lima
May 26, 2015 Ashley Hovater
May 26, 2015 Dana Kánská
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2015 Erika Kenny
May 25, 2015 Marci Turner
May 25, 2015 Theresa Pickel
May 24, 2015 Lauren Stein
May 24, 2015 jewel Haines Animal ❤ er
May 24, 2015 Alan Pickering-Walters
May 24, 2015 Lena Björndahl
May 24, 2015 Elisabeth Schorr
May 24, 2015 Jessica Hernandez
May 23, 2015 Patricia Doherty
May 23, 2015 Jess Francis
May 23, 2015 Pauline Seymour
May 23, 2015 Elodie Rodriguez
May 23, 2015 Dawn Ferreira I can't even believe this is going On!!! Please make it Stop Now!!!!!!!
May 23, 2015 Bobi Little How insane and unimaginable for people to act so cruelly toward another living being.
May 23, 2015 Joan Thornquist
May 23, 2015 Sherry Wilson
May 23, 2015 Donna Babao
May 22, 2015 ell hekner
May 22, 2015 Ann Braselton
May 22, 2015 Bill Culley
May 22, 2015 Tami Fleming

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