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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: 70,548
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


Jan 22, 2017 Petra Jones
Jan 22, 2017 nina minsky
Jan 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2017 Linda Granato
Jan 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2017 Penny Lowry
Jan 22, 2017 Cindy Poole Poor greyhounds have been abused long enough. STOP this torture.
Jan 22, 2017 Dalma Bugg
Jan 22, 2017 Ray Morris
Jan 22, 2017 Debbie Cooke I cannot believe Spain of all civillzed countries treat their wonderful greyhounds or any other animal in this vile and cruel way, this has to stop, please re-home these lovely gentle hounds and give them a chance of happiness.
Jan 22, 2017 Anna Stein
Jan 22, 2017 Hayley Alice Bradley
Jan 22, 2017 Carmela Quinlan
Jan 22, 2017 Shellie Phillips
Jan 22, 2017 Pascale BOLLIET
Jan 22, 2017 Coreen Ferrell
Jan 22, 2017 glow wilson
Jan 22, 2017 Andrea Peterson
Jan 22, 2017 Terry Howe
Jan 22, 2017 Sanchez Troadia
Jan 22, 2017 Kay Birkinshaw
Jan 20, 2017 N.Z. Gershwin
Jan 20, 2017 Mikayla Burger
Jan 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 17, 2017 irene riviere
Jan 17, 2017 Megan Schneider
Jan 17, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 17, 2017 Sue King If nothing else will stop this disgustingly cruel practice, think of the effect it will have on your tourist industry if people learn about this awful treatment of animals. Please do the right thing and strengthen and enforce the laws. Thank you.
Jan 17, 2017 Marie-Christiane DURAND
Jan 16, 2017 Marie-France Taillebois
Jan 16, 2017 nadège carcanague
Jan 16, 2017 Josie Silva
Jan 16, 2017 Sandy Poole
Jan 16, 2017 Kelly Ohlsen
Jan 16, 2017 linda shingles
Jan 16, 2017 Renee Snyder
Jan 16, 2017 sabine coller
Jan 16, 2017 Marie Perry
Jan 16, 2017 Tricia Kolsto
Jan 16, 2017 Sylvia Taylor
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 16, 2017 Florent Brachini
Jan 16, 2017 Carine Lang
Jan 16, 2017 marie helene faure
Jan 16, 2017 bernadette lacambre Stop à la maltraitance des Galgos et autres animaux !!!
Jan 16, 2017 ALF ANY
Jan 15, 2017 izzi livia
Jan 15, 2017 marguerite piccolin
Jan 15, 2017 gabrielle EBEN
Jan 15, 2017 bernadette gustin

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