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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: 63,467
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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


Aug 29, 2014 Tina Clevenger
Aug 28, 2014 Yunuen Jimenez
Aug 28, 2014 Debra Buss
Aug 28, 2014 Kim Neff
Aug 28, 2014 Geraldine losch
Aug 28, 2014 rosanna cavallaro-parisi
Aug 28, 2014 Keri Lewis HORRIBLE!
Aug 27, 2014 Lynn Gomez
Aug 27, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Aug 27, 2014 GILBERTO SIMAO
Aug 27, 2014 mary jane tarrow
Aug 27, 2014 Deanna Tankard
Aug 27, 2014 Sharon Stolt
Aug 27, 2014 vanessa marcano
Aug 27, 2014 Lucia Baker
Aug 27, 2014 Lucia Baker
Aug 27, 2014 Justine King Please do better than this, Spain. Thank you.
Aug 27, 2014 Serena Martin
Aug 27, 2014 Shawn Gordon
Aug 26, 2014 Yvette Deniset
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) i want to work full time job with u
Aug 26, 2014 Alicia Dishman
Aug 26, 2014 terezie janulova
Aug 26, 2014 Sarah Wicks
Aug 26, 2014 Stacy Rutkowski
Aug 26, 2014 julie edghill
Aug 26, 2014 Kleyma Gonçalves
Aug 26, 2014 Deborah French
Aug 26, 2014 Lauren Kruse
Aug 25, 2014 Cori Craft
Aug 25, 2014 Kat api
Aug 25, 2014 addison justin
Aug 25, 2014 Kevin Leahy
Aug 25, 2014 Rachel Wales
Aug 25, 2014 Cindy Silva
Aug 25, 2014 Steve Wessel The Hunters need to be discarded not the dogs.
Aug 25, 2014 Minerva Krueger
Aug 25, 2014 Jennette Eaton
Aug 25, 2014 Lucy Kelly
Aug 25, 2014 Wendy worth
Aug 25, 2014 Tammy Liberto
Aug 25, 2014 Kristi Grunow
Aug 25, 2014 Tish Gates
Aug 25, 2014 ROCIO GONZALEZ
Aug 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2014 melanie broussard
Aug 24, 2014 Katelyn Lenart
Aug 24, 2014 Suzanne McClain
Aug 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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