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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: 67,813
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 28, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 28, 2015 Naznine Qureshi The shame of Spain! How could you do this? Your dogs are also Spanish nationals and deserve the same rights.DISGUSTING!
Aug 27, 2015 Margaret O'Neill
Aug 27, 2015 Kay Long
Aug 27, 2015 Dolores Herrmann
Aug 26, 2015 Teresa Heiser
Aug 26, 2015 Ku Rr
Aug 25, 2015 janet sifers
Aug 25, 2015 Theresia Styadinata
Aug 25, 2015 Mary Wylie
Aug 25, 2015 aletha stu
Aug 25, 2015 Rachel Van Dinter
Aug 25, 2015 Rebecca Young
Aug 25, 2015 Debbie Harding
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 David Aguilera
Aug 24, 2015 Robin Blum
Aug 24, 2015 Amy Gautschi
Aug 23, 2015 Kathryn Mitchell
Aug 23, 2015 Diana Savage
Aug 23, 2015 Elizabeth A Cherubin
Aug 23, 2015 MARY ELLEN WEIT
Aug 22, 2015 Deborah Lee
Aug 22, 2015 Maria Tavares
Aug 22, 2015 marilia martins
Aug 22, 2015 robert dowling
Aug 22, 2015 Kimberly Brown
Aug 21, 2015 Chandler Vandekerkhove
Aug 21, 2015 Rachel Merry
Aug 21, 2015 Janice Montano
Aug 21, 2015 naomi sobo
Aug 21, 2015 stephan kleis
Aug 20, 2015 Mary Mullen
Aug 20, 2015 Christopher Aguilar
Aug 20, 2015 Susan Bacrantz
Aug 20, 2015 fran oakes
Aug 20, 2015 april raney
Aug 20, 2015 Edurne Gonzalez
Aug 20, 2015 Lineh Derderian
Aug 19, 2015 Janice Martz
Aug 19, 2015 Marco Escalante
Aug 19, 2015 Sue Nash
Aug 19, 2015 karen pike-roberts It is inhumane and barbaric to use galgos for hunting- to benefit from them- and then throw them away! This practice does not speak well of the Spaniards! Your people need to develop more compassion and respect for animals.
Aug 19, 2015 Kimberly Wiley
Aug 19, 2015 Tanya Nuter
Aug 19, 2015 Kim DelMonico
Aug 19, 2015 Leanne Cracknell
Aug 19, 2015 CARMEN FEITO
Aug 19, 2015 Linda Cellurale

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