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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: 68,204
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 7, 2015 wolf Goldschmitt
Oct 7, 2015 Michael Mueller
Oct 6, 2015 Jim Faulks
Oct 6, 2015 Myra Brodett
Oct 6, 2015 karen presson Please stop the hunts. I'm sure there are other saner hobbies for intelligent people like you. Thank you with all respect!!
Oct 6, 2015 Sheryl Precopia
Oct 6, 2015 Memoree VanderHeyden
Oct 6, 2015 Jade Hannerz
Oct 6, 2015 Tami Miller
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 6, 2015 Francia Avalos Castel
Oct 6, 2015 bulbul dasgupta
Oct 6, 2015 Georgette Lebel
Oct 6, 2015 dipanwita dasgupta
Oct 6, 2015 Heather Addison
Oct 6, 2015 Kimberly Hughes
Oct 6, 2015 paola catapano
Oct 6, 2015 T. Fitzgerald
Oct 5, 2015 Crystle Tellerday
Oct 5, 2015 L. Meta Williams
Oct 5, 2015 C D
Oct 5, 2015 Cassandra D'Alessio
Oct 5, 2015 melody O'Connor Leave the greyhound population alone. Stop the unspeakable torture of these beautiful animals.
Oct 4, 2015 Jackie Godbout
Oct 4, 2015 roy fuller
Oct 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 3, 2015 Czerny Auyang
Oct 2, 2015 Barbara Singer
Oct 2, 2015 Valerie Philebaum-Smith
Oct 2, 2015 Cassandra Marentette
Oct 2, 2015 Denise Bautz
Oct 2, 2015 Catherine Breithaupt
Oct 2, 2015 Carol Ryan
Oct 2, 2015 Lisa Robinson
Oct 2, 2015 MaryEllen Davidson
Oct 2, 2015 Barton Grimm
Oct 2, 2015 Jane Kelly Let's do that to them
Oct 2, 2015 Dana Wishengrad
Oct 2, 2015 Annica Eriksson SO AWFULLY CRUEL, SHAME ON U SPAIN. Stop the abuse.
Oct 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2015 lee whitehall
Oct 1, 2015 Lynda Cook
Oct 1, 2015 Tenzin Kelsang
Sep 30, 2015 marvin matthew heckert
Sep 30, 2015 Andrea Spingarn
Sep 30, 2015 elsina slegh
Sep 29, 2015 Lori Moe
Sep 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Everybody please sign this petition. No animal deserves this treatment
Sep 29, 2015 alexia papadogiannaki
Sep 29, 2015 Leena Rahja Respect Galgo Espanol!

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