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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: 67,664
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 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) The world is watching & judging your countries ethics.
Aug 2, 2015 Cassandra Cassidas
Aug 2, 2015 Anita de Rijk
Aug 2, 2015 Ruud Versteeg
Aug 2, 2015 Jurendy Ostiana
Aug 2, 2015 Edburth Winklaar
Aug 2, 2015 André Lammers
Aug 2, 2015 Fernando Ramirez
Aug 2, 2015 René van Geelen
Aug 2, 2015 Roy Terneuzen
Aug 2, 2015 Alejandro Ramirez
Aug 2, 2015 Gwendolyn Enkelaar
Aug 2, 2015 Kara Leach
Aug 2, 2015 Corinna Heilmann
Aug 2, 2015 John Hussain I had the pleasure of working with these fine animals and i would rather be with them than some people. please find a home for them as you would want for yourself. they are a living creature of God as we all are. would you destroy yourself?
Aug 2, 2015 Vanessa Foglietta
Aug 2, 2015 mirths gonzalez
Aug 2, 2015 Regina Cendejas
Aug 2, 2015 carol friedman
Aug 2, 2015 clare beck
Aug 2, 2015 s. bender
Aug 1, 2015 rebecca flannery Barbaric!!!
Aug 1, 2015 Paula Thurston
Aug 1, 2015 Kathleen Judd Kraemer
Aug 1, 2015 Julie Anderson
Aug 1, 2015 Michelle Hiles This atrocity must stop!!!! How can people treat these Spanish greyhounds so horrifically? They are not human, they are monsters. Stronger laws need to be implemented to protect these innocent and sweet dogs.
Aug 1, 2015 Margaret Vernon
Aug 1, 2015 NIDIA SANTANA
Jul 31, 2015 jenn robb
Jul 31, 2015 Esther Wolk
Jul 31, 2015 candace christensen lange
Jul 31, 2015 Diane Bannard
Jul 31, 2015 Rachel Burnham No animal deserves to be treated this way after giving service as a hunting companion and than to be disguarded people like this have no empathy for other creatures and it shows a real sickness in society
Jul 31, 2015 Donna Gregory
Jul 31, 2015 Marce Walsh This is barbaric and atrocious behavior! We must be the voices for the animals!
Jul 31, 2015 David Forsberg
Jul 31, 2015 Vicki Bron
Jul 31, 2015 Kathleen Thomas
Jul 31, 2015 Aly Macgregor
Jul 31, 2015 Dawn Gemme
Jul 31, 2015 Angela Martin
Jul 31, 2015 Laurel Fredrickson
Jul 31, 2015 Fern Kicha
Jul 31, 2015 Janice Matthews
Jul 31, 2015 Melanie Guevara
Jul 31, 2015 Kacee Pals
Jul 31, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Jul 31, 2015 Roberta Thurmond This is beyond horrible! You need to enact strong laws with harsh punishments for abusers like this.
Jul 31, 2015 Heather Alexander
Jul 31, 2015 Shelley Bobb

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