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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: 62,870
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


Jul 24, 2014 michele king
Jul 24, 2014 Nicole Gnudi
Jul 24, 2014 Billye Moffatt
Jul 24, 2014 MC Boulart-Deschamps
Jul 24, 2014 Dianne Amaral
Jul 24, 2014 Tamela Johnson This is unbelievable! How can you allow this to continue? Greyhounds are sweet, kind souls who HELP you! Do the right thing and protect them now!
Jul 24, 2014 Kathryn Trant
Jul 24, 2014 Katherine Koufas-Eisbacher
Jul 24, 2014 Michelle Cattapan
Jul 24, 2014 Kati Ewers
Jul 24, 2014 Rebecca Zenzola I would like to hang you for entertainment, you human garbage.
Jul 24, 2014 Julie Moylan
Jul 24, 2014 Karen Wood
Jul 24, 2014 Terry Weirich Stop the torture!
Jul 24, 2014 Claudia Hall “IF YOU HAVE MEN WHO WILL EXCLUDE ANY OF GOD’S CREATURES FROM THE SHELTER OF COMPASSION & PITY, YOU WILL HAVE MEN WHO WILL DEAL LIKEWISE WITH THEIR FELLOW MEN.” ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Jul 24, 2014 Rachel Berg Spain is STILL allowing the sickening "sport"of Bullfighting--will they stop the abuse of dogs in another asinine "sport"--I'm not holding my breath and I'm also never going to Spain or knowingly buy any Spanish product.
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Shruti Sanghavi
Jul 23, 2014 Ruth Puglise
Jul 23, 2014 Felecia Tacon
Jul 23, 2014 Σοφία Λάζου
Jul 23, 2014 Megan Liceon This is a pure evil act. Dogs deserve much better treatment, not only should the hunting be banned but no dog should ever be dumped and NEVER EVER be hung. How horribly disgusting.
Jul 23, 2014 Carly Cowart
Jul 23, 2014 Mary Haan Please stop the cruelty!
Jul 23, 2014 Robin Sellers
Jul 23, 2014 Lance Kammerud
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Brittany Wheeler
Jul 23, 2014 Emeline Defer
Jul 23, 2014 Bonnie Miller The time has come for this to end!
Jul 22, 2014 Rocio Miranda
Jul 22, 2014 Julia Tracy
Jul 22, 2014 Charlotte Gardiner
Jul 22, 2014 Laura Paesano
Jul 22, 2014 Jennifer Pickett
Jul 22, 2014 Wanda Perez
Jul 22, 2014 Stacey Thompson
Jul 22, 2014 Shannon Sicocan
Jul 22, 2014 steve vontalge
Jul 22, 2014 Marco Simioni
Jul 22, 2014 Samantha Dimes
Jul 21, 2014 Mia Dravis
Jul 21, 2014 Grace Messina
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Michelle Healey
Jul 21, 2014 Fernanda haberman
Jul 21, 2014 Arlene Kelly
Jul 21, 2014 Kim Lane
Jul 21, 2014 Roger Bourassa
Jul 21, 2014 Lisa Haut

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