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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: 62,837
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 22, 2014 Laura Paesano
Jul 22, 2014 Jennifer Pickett
Jul 22, 2014 Wanda Perez
Jul 22, 2014 Stacey Thompson
Jul 22, 2014 Shannon Sicocan
Jul 22, 2014 steve vontalge
Jul 22, 2014 Marco Simioni
Jul 22, 2014 Samantha Dimes
Jul 21, 2014 Mia Dravis
Jul 21, 2014 Grace Messina
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Michelle Healey
Jul 21, 2014 Fernanda haberman
Jul 21, 2014 Arlene Kelly
Jul 21, 2014 Kim Lane
Jul 21, 2014 Roger Bourassa
Jul 21, 2014 Lisa Haut
Jul 21, 2014 Michele LeBlanc
Jul 21, 2014 Alina Chechik
Jul 21, 2014 Sandib Bachman What if the hunters received the same kind of treatment??? I am continually amazed at the cruelty of mankind.
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Christopher Walker
Jul 21, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 21, 2014 jo wiest
Jul 21, 2014 Sara Whitmer
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Judy McKinney
Jul 21, 2014 Sally Nussle These loving animals do not deserve this kind of treatment.
Jul 21, 2014 Nancy Behrens
Jul 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2014 Bonnie Lukas What a lack of respect for the canine world.
Jul 21, 2014 Jamie Patricia Misch It is so wrong to reward faithfulness and hard work with being thrown out like trash.
Jul 21, 2014 Patricia Olson
Jul 21, 2014 Jean Jacobs
Jul 21, 2014 christa merken
Jul 20, 2014 Huney Goh
Jul 20, 2014 Danielle Paul
Jul 20, 2014 Zaira Vera
Jul 20, 2014 Jessica Bailey
Jul 20, 2014 Dorothy Tress
Jul 20, 2014 Dorothy Y
Jul 20, 2014 Joyce Dadouche
Jul 20, 2014 Betty Oxenreider
Jul 20, 2014 Melanie Appleby
Jul 20, 2014 Nelda Brimer
Jul 20, 2014 Kristie Molitor Please stop this because it is inhumane and cruel.
Jul 20, 2014 Charlene Farnum
Jul 20, 2014 Elena Dixon
Jul 20, 2014 h Smith
Jul 19, 2014 Mary Mitchell

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