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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: 66,489
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


Mar 31, 2015 Silvia Raum
Mar 31, 2015 sandy vanpelt
Mar 31, 2015 Rachael Pappano
Mar 31, 2015 gabriele townson
Mar 31, 2015 Shadoe Drury
Mar 31, 2015 Linn Carpenter No innocent animal deserves to be treated in such a cruel and heartless way. This must stop!
Mar 30, 2015 Suzanne Harris
Mar 30, 2015 Denelle Ergh
Mar 30, 2015 Denise Plymale
Mar 30, 2015 John Cowperthwaite One more check against human evolution, that these people couldn't possibly comprehend.
Mar 30, 2015 SunitaReddy Raj
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 elena lacroix
Mar 30, 2015 Sam Ford
Mar 30, 2015 Janet Dey
Mar 30, 2015 jeanette wilcox
Mar 30, 2015 kathie kern
Mar 30, 2015 Cynthia Drake
Mar 30, 2015 SILMY BOURSICOT
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Katherine Ceyhan
Mar 29, 2015 Rosa Corgatelli
Mar 29, 2015 Karin Maher Please save these beautiful greyhounds,its cruel to abuse them!
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 kim stevens
Mar 28, 2015 Rosalind Sherry
Mar 28, 2015 adriana arias
Mar 28, 2015 Julie Moffat Another sickening display of human indifference to animals.These people are criminals
Mar 28, 2015 sarah feliciano
Mar 28, 2015 Vivianne Farias
Mar 28, 2015 Laura Poore
Mar 28, 2015 pauline mooney
Mar 28, 2015 Ellie Andersen It's disgusting!
Mar 28, 2015 Mary Dorazio
Mar 28, 2015 leslie campo
Mar 28, 2015 Elaine Jesmer Madrid takes a step forward becoming a no-kill city, Spanish greyhounds are tortured. There's something wrong with the politics of this country!
Mar 28, 2015 marguerite jandreau
Mar 28, 2015 Susan Durling
Mar 28, 2015 billie weber please strengthen your laws
Mar 28, 2015 Luisa Rivera They are definitely not commodities their lives matter. Can we do this with those that chose to take this action against any animal?
Mar 28, 2015 Carol Wise Please speak up for these dogs - they are God's creatures as we are and deserve respect and love
Mar 28, 2015 Marianne Kulenkampff
Mar 27, 2015 Lauren Barrows
Mar 27, 2015 LORI LEBSOCK STOP THIS EVIL ABUSE!
Mar 27, 2015 kathleen wasko please stop this practice and treat these animals with love and respect
Mar 27, 2015 Betty Kramer How can such cruelty be permitted? Show some compassion and put a stop to it.
Mar 27, 2015 PATRICIA GOOD
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop the torture and abuse of the greyhounds!
Mar 27, 2015 patty ross

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