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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: 67,697
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


Aug 4, 2015 Tom Sprague Another despicable act of cruelty.
Aug 4, 2015 Barbara Peterlin
Aug 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 4, 2015 Nadine Veldhuis
Aug 4, 2015 Jolanda Lammers
Aug 4, 2015 lennart blomqvist
Aug 3, 2015 Josie Perez
Aug 3, 2015 Cheryl Leonard What a sick, disgusting ritual. Those involved are indiscriminate idiots who should be imprisoned indefinitely.
Aug 3, 2015 Sharon Smith-Herring
Aug 3, 2015 Rebecca King
Aug 3, 2015 Claudia van Geelen
Aug 3, 2015 Tiny Zuidervan
Aug 3, 2015 Donna Fish
Aug 3, 2015 Cindy Kelly
Aug 3, 2015 Angelique Zuidervan
Aug 3, 2015 Gerda Lammers
Aug 3, 2015 Cinzia Corradi
Aug 3, 2015 pam c
Aug 3, 2015 Cathy Carr We should all think more about what humanity means. Caring for the animals shows our souls, please help these dogs to live.
Aug 3, 2015 Milushka Martina
Aug 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2015 Gladys Ostiana
Aug 3, 2015 Johannes vanderburgh
Aug 3, 2015 Henk Meerman
Aug 3, 2015 Chanilette Ostiana
Aug 3, 2015 Simone ten Hoorn
Aug 3, 2015 chris vermeulen
Aug 2, 2015 Charlene Botha
Aug 2, 2015 Angelique Visser
Aug 2, 2015 Jacqueline Lukens This must stop
Aug 2, 2015 Janet Dougherty
Aug 2, 2015 Jana Leighton
Aug 2, 2015 jennifer lori moldenhauer
Aug 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) The world is watching & judging your countries ethics.
Aug 2, 2015 Cassandra Cassidas
Aug 2, 2015 Anita de Rijk
Aug 2, 2015 Ruud Versteeg
Aug 2, 2015 Jurendy Ostiana
Aug 2, 2015 Edburth Winklaar
Aug 2, 2015 André Lammers
Aug 2, 2015 Fernando Ramirez
Aug 2, 2015 René van Geelen
Aug 2, 2015 Roy Terneuzen
Aug 2, 2015 Alejandro Ramirez
Aug 2, 2015 Gwendolyn Enkelaar
Aug 2, 2015 Kara Leach
Aug 2, 2015 Corinna Heilmann
Aug 2, 2015 John Hussain I had the pleasure of working with these fine animals and i would rather be with them than some people. please find a home for them as you would want for yourself. they are a living creature of God as we all are. would you destroy yourself?
Aug 2, 2015 Vanessa Foglietta
Aug 2, 2015 mirths gonzalez

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