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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: 63,358
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 20, 2014 Lisa Margraf
Aug 20, 2014 Terrie Matson
Aug 20, 2014 Terry McGregor
Aug 20, 2014 Alexandra Tabler
Aug 19, 2014 Donna Giarratana
Aug 19, 2014 Jennifer Barnes
Aug 19, 2014 ruth marin
Aug 19, 2014 Lori Letulle
Aug 19, 2014 Maria Riojas
Aug 19, 2014 Nadine Tränkle
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2014 Jessica Hill
Aug 18, 2014 Roxanne Hewitt
Aug 18, 2014 Greatest Ever
Aug 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) I was under the impression that Spain was a beautiful and advanced nation. How wrong I am...the way you treat your animals is the way the rest of the world sees you. Barbaric, inhumane, and cruel. The real Spain. Good luck getting tourists to visit.
Aug 18, 2014 Barbara Sullivan
Aug 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2014 David Bolman
Aug 18, 2014 Kim Powanda
Aug 18, 2014 Barbara Ribinski
Aug 18, 2014 Yuki Mueller
Aug 17, 2014 Claudia Pickering
Aug 17, 2014 Sarah Schultz
Aug 17, 2014 Athena Istas
Aug 17, 2014 K Bains
Aug 17, 2014 Rozanna Ramirez
Aug 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2014 Melissa Renninger Lousy, no good, rotten, heartless bastards should have the same thing happen to them! Throw their asses in the gutter like the trash they are for treating innocent, loving animals that way!! No damn shame for them or their government for allowing this:(
Aug 17, 2014 Alice Schewene
Aug 17, 2014 Janelle Huerd
Aug 17, 2014 Manel Dias
Aug 17, 2014 Carrie Garneau
Aug 16, 2014 sue schultz
Aug 16, 2014 Caroline Constantinou
Aug 16, 2014 Priscilla DaCosta
Aug 16, 2014 Liz Crump
Aug 16, 2014 Jennifer Bond I wuv my puppy
Aug 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) This despicable practice must stop ! These animals look to us for Love and Protection They make wonderful Loving and devoted companions STOP IT !
Aug 16, 2014 ferran mir culell http://www.animalequality.net (English) - http://www.igualdadanimal.org (Español)
Aug 16, 2014 Violeta Colon
Aug 16, 2014 Marcia Bissett
Aug 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2014 Laura West
Aug 16, 2014 heather pitcox
Aug 16, 2014 Kelly Bennett
Aug 16, 2014 Ashley Jeffrey Animals need rights.
Aug 16, 2014 Aureo Alejandro, Jr. Es que no tienen VERGUENZA?
Aug 16, 2014 fran wolf
Aug 16, 2014 Terry Angelli
Aug 16, 2014 Esther Garcia de Diego

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