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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: 65,850
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


Jan 31, 2015 Lucille Korwin
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) be human would not like it done to you ?
Jan 30, 2015 edmond eid
Jan 30, 2015 Susan Curry
Jan 30, 2015 Hana Kučerová
Jan 30, 2015 Gerry Smitj
Jan 30, 2015 Möller Anja
Jan 30, 2015 diana bosco
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 Ohnie Lo We need to stop the selfish acts of human beings who think they have the right to treat animals with such barbarism and cruelty. These animals are living creatures and deserve every right to live a normal life.
Jan 30, 2015 Trees Rosenbrand
Jan 30, 2015 birgitta kinnunen Dogs its people best frend!
Jan 30, 2015 Gaby Ewald-Kahl
Jan 30, 2015 KRISTEN CORRIGAN Pendejo
Jan 30, 2015 Mari Kerkkänen
Jan 30, 2015 sherri damiani
Jan 30, 2015 susanne hödl
Jan 30, 2015 Maria Withagen-Engelvaart
Jan 30, 2015 Agnes Andersson
Jan 30, 2015 Laura Zarrella-Voorhis
Jan 30, 2015 suzanne charnock
Jan 30, 2015 Zosmer Yanna
Jan 30, 2015 Tanasescu Ioana
Jan 30, 2015 Anna Alberghini
Jan 30, 2015 Vincenzo Saya
Jan 30, 2015 jan olek
Jan 30, 2015 marlene rodriguez No cruelty
Jan 30, 2015 miriam todaro
Jan 30, 2015 Els Bol
Jan 30, 2015 Viktoria Trpceska
Jan 30, 2015 Sofia Sousa
Jan 30, 2015 Edyta Czapla
Jan 30, 2015 Sayo Okimoto
Jan 30, 2015 Brigitte Kroeger-Broch
Jan 30, 2015 Victoria Banaszak
Jan 30, 2015 corinne le guillou
Jan 30, 2015 Manuela Düsterwald
Jan 30, 2015 Manuela Düsterwald
Jan 30, 2015 Manuela Düsterwald
Jan 30, 2015 Manuela Düsterwald
Jan 30, 2015 Manuela Düsterwald
Jan 30, 2015 Christian Lorenz
Jan 30, 2015 Pat Barlow Where is peoples compassion, these poor creatures are used and abused, why. People who do this should be treated the same as these poor dogs.
Jan 30, 2015 ruth groeling
Jan 30, 2015 Brianna Smith
Jan 30, 2015 Natalie Fakouhi
Jan 30, 2015 Annette Berghammer
Jan 30, 2015 ANITA HARTMANN I AM A REAL PERSON SENDING THIS MESSAGE. I ASK NOTHING OF YOU THAT I WOULD NOT ASK OF ANYONE HERE IN THE USA. PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL, GENTLE DOGS. THE WORLD IS WATCHING ANITA HARTMANN MOBILE: 303-356-0644
Jan 30, 2015 yadigar divitli
Jan 30, 2015 kathy brunner

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