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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: 61,622
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 23, 2014 sonja hafkemeyer
Apr 23, 2014 Antonio Delgado Fenoy
Apr 22, 2014 Darlene Nichols
Apr 22, 2014 BECKY OWEN
Apr 22, 2014 Ina Porzig
Apr 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2014 Robert Keiser
Apr 22, 2014 Mary H Bauer
Apr 22, 2014 cathy taylor
Apr 22, 2014 Rebecca Hall
Apr 22, 2014 Rachael Hampton
Apr 22, 2014 sian rohde
Apr 21, 2014 Roxana Moreno
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Erika Mohos
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Christine Komisarz
Apr 21, 2014 Christine Connelly
Apr 21, 2014 Adriana Pinheiro
Apr 21, 2014 Darilynn Mccoy You people are sick. Stop killing these innocent animals.
Apr 21, 2014 Jeannine Degnan
Apr 21, 2014 chella stokoe
Apr 21, 2014 Carol Consolantis
Apr 21, 2014 Carltina Johnson
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Corinne Lewis
Apr 21, 2014 Isabelle benoit
Apr 21, 2014 joe corelli
Apr 21, 2014 Sara Garcia
Apr 21, 2014 Carol Rahbari
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed) These heartless excuses of human beings deserve treatment like the treatment they give these beautiful dogs!! Stop all hunting with Greyhounds!!!
Apr 21, 2014 Maxane Goldstein
Apr 21, 2014 Sharon Simmons
Apr 20, 2014 McKenna Kramer
Apr 20, 2014 Denice Weil
Apr 19, 2014 Karolina Blecharczyk
Apr 19, 2014 Juanita Lancaster
Apr 19, 2014 Namita Goswami
Apr 19, 2014 L. Hollmann
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Sprengel
Apr 18, 2014 aleksandra srbinoska
Apr 18, 2014 Lisa Drolet
Apr 18, 2014 debbie dunn
Apr 17, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg
Apr 17, 2014 Mika Rowan
Apr 17, 2014 shanon rowland
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 patricia ricketts
Apr 17, 2014 JENNIE SANDERS

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