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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: 62,985
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 1, 2014 Sandra Hallman
Aug 1, 2014 Heidi Cox
Aug 1, 2014 Anke Bartels
Aug 1, 2014 Heather Keating
Aug 1, 2014 Stephanie Whitney
Aug 1, 2014 Bill Bain
Aug 1, 2014 Nancy Golinia
Jul 31, 2014 Karen Miller
Jul 31, 2014 David Bosworth
Jul 31, 2014 Kat Ehret
Jul 31, 2014 Maureen Ellison
Jul 31, 2014 sarah furno
Jul 31, 2014 Sharon Rodriguez this is how they treat a dog? ...no wonder pple speak of these folks badly....... please stop this! you take on a responsibility for the care and welfare of an animal -- - be a human and live up to your obligations.
Jul 31, 2014 Kate Davis
Jul 31, 2014 Carl Morales
Jul 31, 2014 Dean Kelly
Jul 31, 2014 Linda Hopkins
Jul 31, 2014 Becky Mastoras
Jul 31, 2014 Kelsey Weisenberger
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 susana luna
Jul 30, 2014 Jennifer Birks
Jul 30, 2014 maria avalos
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) You need to stop this dog are better then humans they show unconditional love
Jul 30, 2014 Laurie Solomon
Jul 30, 2014 Melissa Mazza
Jul 30, 2014 Maria Gouveia
Jul 30, 2014 Ornela Mebelli
Jul 29, 2014 Giselle Ramrattan
Jul 29, 2014 Loretta Morris
Jul 29, 2014 Jan Smith
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 Lorena GÓMEZ
Jul 29, 2014 Dreama Gibson Stop this mean and crazy act ! Please
Jul 29, 2014 Elaine Jung
Jul 29, 2014 José Robles Maldonado
Jul 29, 2014 Joyce Clouse
Jul 29, 2014 Judee Guay
Jul 29, 2014 lorena soledad
Jul 29, 2014 Frederico Scalzo
Jul 29, 2014 Luciana Pessutti
Jul 29, 2014 izaura araujo
Jul 29, 2014 Olga Abouab
Jul 29, 2014 Antonio Lima
Jul 29, 2014 Therezinha Lima
Jul 29, 2014 gary gallagher
Jul 29, 2014 Luciane Lima
Jul 29, 2014 Fernanda Lemos
Jul 29, 2014 Carolina Herrera
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean

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