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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: 61,566
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


Apr 17, 2014 Lesley Blissett This is heinous, the Spanish have never been animal lovers, you only have to watch a bull fight to see that, they appear to be a barbaric race, and this is typical of just how much they "care"!
Apr 16, 2014 Delores Peddycoart
Apr 16, 2014 Blake Magid
Apr 16, 2014 Felicia Frestan
Apr 16, 2014 cindy grobler
Apr 16, 2014 Catherine Darkin
Apr 16, 2014 dominique françoise weber the dog is humans best friend! an animal is not an object! stop barbaric behavior towards dogs in spain! then we come for holidays and spend our money in spain!
Apr 16, 2014 Wendy melson
Apr 16, 2014 jo lumsden This is a horrible situation. Please end the abuse NOW.
Apr 16, 2014 john poirier
Apr 16, 2014 Marietta Baranowska
Apr 16, 2014 Victor Obertowich
Apr 16, 2014 Heather Alexander
Apr 16, 2014 Karen Majkich
Apr 16, 2014 Petruta Mureseanu
Apr 16, 2014 Sue Farley
Apr 16, 2014 Dave Douglas
Apr 16, 2014 Molly Sanders
Apr 16, 2014 Diana Cao Soy decendiente de espanoles y me horroriza y averguenza ver la ignorancia que todavia existe en Espana hacia los pobres animales. Hay que crear leyes que protejan a estos pobres galgos de la crueldad, sadismo, e ignorancia de estos cazadores atrasados,
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 16, 2014 Johanna de Bruin
Apr 16, 2014 Martha Tack
Apr 15, 2014 jay jennings
Apr 15, 2014 kay valenti
Apr 15, 2014 e bozulich
Apr 15, 2014 v b
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 14, 2014 Katie Martin
Apr 14, 2014 Heather Brownlee Wow.. This is so sad. Please put a stop to this. It is so inhumaine.
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 Svetlana Demireva
Apr 14, 2014 c lc ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2014 Jo Kelsey
Apr 13, 2014 Leigh Coursin
Apr 13, 2014 Nancy Dibrell
Apr 13, 2014 shirley riedhammer
Apr 13, 2014 Dita Holcmannova
Apr 13, 2014 Laura Harris
Apr 13, 2014 jody heitritter
Apr 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2014 Christine Pritchard
Apr 12, 2014 Lynda Stewart
Apr 12, 2014 angela gulliver
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 Carmen Williams
Apr 12, 2014 CYNDI SALINAS
Apr 11, 2014 gloria percy WHY in most Catholic countries is wildlife etc treated so atrociously.
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Melissa Bostic

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