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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: 64,513
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


Oct 22, 2014 Dagmar Goebelbecker
Oct 22, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Oct 21, 2014 Susan Joyce The treatment of these beautiful greyhounds is sickening and barbaric. Please do something to enforce proper animal protection laws, and tougher penalties for the people that inflict such suffering.
Oct 21, 2014 Ana María Valencia
Oct 21, 2014 Joanne Story
Oct 21, 2014 Andrea Jensen
Oct 21, 2014 Eileen Goan This is unspeakable cruelty in the highest form. Until this is stopped, I will no longer purchase items made in Spain, nor will I ever visit Spain to unload my American dollars on tourist projects.
Oct 21, 2014 m stalvey
Oct 21, 2014 CHRISTINE KEISTER WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF HARMING THESE GENTLE ANIMALS? THEY NEED TO BE ADOPTED TO HOMES TO BE LOVED AND CHERISHED
Oct 21, 2014 Farshid Piraste
Oct 20, 2014 Kathy Phares
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Samuel Macias
Oct 20, 2014 tonya stiffler
Oct 20, 2014 Rhonda Akins
Oct 20, 2014 John Collings
Oct 20, 2014 cristina duta
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 darinka ljubisa
Oct 20, 2014 Katia Duverglas
Oct 20, 2014 Catherine Livingston
Oct 20, 2014 silva probst
Oct 20, 2014 susan selcuk
Oct 20, 2014 Shay Hickey
Oct 20, 2014 Roya Behzadi ...
Oct 20, 2014 terri zwagerman
Oct 20, 2014 Arvee Cruz
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 melissa skye
Oct 19, 2014 Lorie Holt
Oct 19, 2014 barina lucero
Oct 19, 2014 Katherine Myskowski
Oct 19, 2014 Creedance Austin
Oct 19, 2014 MaryAnna Hunt
Oct 18, 2014 Michelle Hellstern HUNTING DOES NOT BELONG IN THE 21ST CENTURY! UGH!
Oct 18, 2014 Andrea Fleming
Oct 18, 2014 Pam Hilbert
Oct 18, 2014 Rachele Stein
Oct 17, 2014 Gino Tarabotto
Oct 17, 2014 Jessica Aguilar
Oct 17, 2014 Diane Corrigan
Oct 17, 2014 Rebecca Mills
Oct 17, 2014 Nicola Breen Patrick Appalling!!
Oct 17, 2014 Vanessa Mackie
Oct 17, 2014 Sohini Mukherjee
Oct 17, 2014 Kim Taylor
Oct 17, 2014 jen shuttleworth
Oct 17, 2014 Stephanie Mills
Oct 17, 2014 Valerie Libhart
Oct 17, 2014 kathy Mastrandea

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