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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: 62,957
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


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
Jul 29, 2014 Sylvia Gries
Jul 29, 2014 Anita Brightman
Jul 29, 2014 chantal wolf
Jul 29, 2014 celine duburg
Jul 29, 2014 R. E. Kish "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated..." Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948, and shot at point-blank-range by Nathuran Godse).
Jul 29, 2014 Melissa Pate Please put a stop to this.
Jul 29, 2014 Bo Rutjes
Jul 29, 2014 Richard Scaturro STOP THIS BARBARITY! You want the world to think of you as savages and barbarians?
Jul 29, 2014 Monique AUBERT
Jul 28, 2014 Staci schuck
Jul 28, 2014 Ann Coleman
Jul 28, 2014 L. Lee
Jul 28, 2014 Debra Zamudio It is sad to see what some people do and think it is ok. It is disgusting to hear about what they do to these innocent dogs. STRENGTHEN your animal protection laws.
Jul 28, 2014 Sharon Dutton
Jul 28, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 Carole GABURRO
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Katarina Scalercio
Jul 28, 2014 Caroline Parra
Jul 28, 2014 Angela Van cranenbroek
Jul 28, 2014 Eli Balarin
Jul 27, 2014 AKIKO SAKAGUCHI
Jul 27, 2014 MK Smith MD
Jul 27, 2014 Michelle Lowe
Jul 27, 2014 Melanie Beightley
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 Jennifer Haynes
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) I believe that using dogs for hunting is wrong and dangerous. What if they try to attack a bear and get killed? What if another hunter kills them? You never know what could happen.

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