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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: 67,403
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 7, 2015 Melissa Smith
Jul 7, 2015 Terry Maslasz
Jul 7, 2015 BLANCA Trenche
Jul 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2015 Janet Van Brunt Shame on the hunters for using God's creatures in such a disgusting way !
Jul 6, 2015 Cynthia Haynes
Jul 6, 2015 Antonio Elias Firmino Ferreira
Jul 5, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Jul 5, 2015 Angela Dodge Is there no end to the cruel inhumanity of humans? This is tragic and unbelievable. Please put an end to it, in the name of humanity and good conscience.
Jul 5, 2015 Nectaria Peters
Jul 4, 2015 Judy Wasco
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 jeanettte stewart
Jul 4, 2015 Brooke Munsinger
Jul 4, 2015 A. Elissen
Jul 3, 2015 Marilyn Wellman
Jul 3, 2015 layne wallace
Jul 3, 2015 Maria DiCoio
Jul 3, 2015 stacy lupori
Jul 3, 2015 Suzie Ford
Jul 3, 2015 marina vilas boas
Jul 3, 2015 Frances Cole
Jul 3, 2015 Melissa McCage
Jul 3, 2015 Allane Wood
Jul 3, 2015 Connie Schulz
Jul 3, 2015 Catherine Kokkinakis
Jul 3, 2015 Loretta Segler
Jul 3, 2015 Kellie Criswell
Jul 3, 2015 Kate Steele
Jul 3, 2015 Jocelyn Highfield
Jul 3, 2015 Glynn L. Fletcher
Jul 3, 2015 marian selim
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 Natisha Field
Jul 2, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jul 2, 2015 Suzanne Ellen
Jul 2, 2015 Lindsay Elliott
Jul 1, 2015 elizabeth Brothers
Jul 1, 2015 Sabrina Michel Please stop this cruelty !
Jun 30, 2015 Shelley, & Mike Schulz
Jun 29, 2015 Laurie Izzo
Jun 29, 2015 Kae Novotny
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Alicja Bożek
Jun 28, 2015 Virginia Allgaier
Jun 27, 2015 Flo Schneider
Jun 27, 2015 Samarpita Gulati
Jun 27, 2015 Milli Barton
Jun 27, 2015 Dorothy Labi
Jun 27, 2015 Ursula Skoglund

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