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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: 63,403
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


Aug 23, 2014 Kathleen Ritchie
Aug 22, 2014 claudia moorman
Aug 22, 2014 Claudia Ezinicki
Aug 22, 2014 Linda Sanford
Aug 22, 2014 Nelida Ibanez
Aug 22, 2014 vikki parsons
Aug 22, 2014 simone molinari
Aug 22, 2014 Kim Foster
Aug 22, 2014 zana midmore
Aug 22, 2014 sandi krawecki
Aug 22, 2014 Jackie godbout
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 21, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 21, 2014 Angela Roberts
Aug 21, 2014 bri sac
Aug 21, 2014 Dreanna Spencer
Aug 21, 2014 Fabienne Thurnherr
Aug 21, 2014 Phyllis Babbitt
Aug 21, 2014 Irene Souder-Coyle This horrendous practice must be stopped!
Aug 21, 2014 Tammy Engelbach
Aug 21, 2014 Dawn Jobling
Aug 21, 2014 Yves Garin
Aug 20, 2014 Maria Arranz
Aug 20, 2014 Holly Kasten O....M....G
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Laura Jennison
Aug 20, 2014 Peggy Marsh
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 melissa hagen
Aug 20, 2014 tim burton
Aug 20, 2014 Kathleen Zetes
Aug 20, 2014 Evi Meuris
Aug 20, 2014 Linda Prandi
Aug 20, 2014 Lajean Faircloth
Aug 20, 2014 Marlene Shaffer
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Mandy Davis
Aug 20, 2014 Denise Riggs
Aug 20, 2014 Tamra Patenaude
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 Deborah Grace
Aug 20, 2014 deborah cortlandt
Aug 20, 2014 Diane Taylor
Aug 20, 2014 Elizabeth Smith
Aug 20, 2014 Lisa Margraf
Aug 20, 2014 Terrie Matson
Aug 20, 2014 Terry McGregor
Aug 20, 2014 Alexandra Tabler
Aug 19, 2014 Donna Giarratana

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