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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: 66,802
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


Apr 24, 2015 shaina Sepulveda
Apr 24, 2015 kristin Robinson
Apr 24, 2015 Kathie Boley
Apr 24, 2015 brenda looney
Apr 24, 2015 gudrun sommerlad
Apr 24, 2015 Michelle Storace
Apr 24, 2015 fdds gsg
Apr 24, 2015 Carmen Stigen
Apr 24, 2015 Brigitte Dünnebach
Apr 24, 2015 Mary Burt
Apr 24, 2015 Rhonda Banks
Apr 24, 2015 Tanja Lepikkö
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 Paweł Podgórski
Apr 24, 2015 Dee Sullivan
Apr 24, 2015 carol delahoyde
Apr 24, 2015 natalia pilgrim
Apr 24, 2015 José Flavio Costa
Apr 24, 2015 Piotr Wolanin
Apr 24, 2015 veronique germeaux
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 Milanka Miljanovic
Apr 24, 2015 bruce hubschmitt
Apr 24, 2015 Ruth Rich
Apr 24, 2015 daniele rispal
Apr 24, 2015 maria Ivete santos Liberdade para os GALGOS! Chega desse comportamento cruel dos seres humanos!
Apr 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 breuer breuer
Apr 23, 2015 Amanda Wilkerson
Apr 23, 2015 laila aouinet
Apr 23, 2015 braconnier bernadette
Apr 23, 2015 Erica Koconis
Apr 23, 2015 Jan Phillips
Apr 23, 2015 Iben Gross
Apr 23, 2015 Janet McDonagh I can't imagine the evil thoughts of the people who carry out these evil murders.
Apr 22, 2015 Ester Gustafsson
Apr 22, 2015 Terri Askew
Apr 22, 2015 Anna Rodri
Apr 22, 2015 Michaela Klumpe
Apr 22, 2015 Natasa Gjorgjevska
Apr 22, 2015 Patti E Shackelford
Apr 22, 2015 Peter Rylander PLEASE - MERCY!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 22, 2015 Violetta Czernik
Apr 22, 2015 Marta Do Nascimento
Apr 22, 2015 Petra Hegenscheidt
Apr 22, 2015 irma schreiber
Apr 22, 2015 esther winder
Apr 22, 2015 Cecile Limbourg
Apr 22, 2015 Linda Rehatta
Apr 22, 2015 Gabriela Duarte

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