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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: 70,333
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


Dec 2, 2016 Sandra McCoy Spanish speaking countries have a reputation for being uncaring, cruel and with low intellect. This type of thing further makes that reputation deserved.
Dec 2, 2016 Daphne Murray
Dec 2, 2016 Penny Griffin-Correa
Dec 2, 2016 Lygea San Pedro
Dec 2, 2016 Stanley Fistick
Dec 2, 2016 libby. Berman
Dec 2, 2016 Patr Baldwin Dogs have feelings and develop attachments. They should never be destroyed as a matter of course!
Dec 2, 2016 retro jet
Dec 2, 2016 Mary Royer
Dec 2, 2016 John Whitehead
Nov 30, 2016 Lisa Hanselman
Nov 30, 2016 Erika Igonina Please, stop this crime against innosent animals!
Nov 30, 2016 jenny ablan
Nov 29, 2016 Linda Burgess
Nov 29, 2016 Svetlana Klimova
Nov 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2016 Amy Meier
Nov 26, 2016 Jeanette Schneider
Nov 26, 2016 debera jacobs
Nov 25, 2016 Marjorie Smeaton hard to believe this heartlessness !
Nov 23, 2016 Mary Price
Nov 22, 2016 bernadette van Berkel
Nov 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 22, 2016 Babette van Berkel
Nov 22, 2016 christine zimmer
Nov 22, 2016 Susan zimmer I will not visit Spain or purchase anything from Spain until this is stopped - this is disgusting, brutal and barbaric
Nov 21, 2016 Cassandra Lewis How can people still have such a long way to go in learning how to properly treat man's best friend??!!
Nov 21, 2016 Lynda Gallagher Scumbags! Stop this! This is unacceptable!
Nov 21, 2016 Sally Hughes
Nov 21, 2016 Barb Rifer
Nov 21, 2016 V. Porter
Nov 21, 2016 Cara Ammon
Nov 21, 2016 Deborah Kanzler
Nov 20, 2016 Sue Ellen Lupien
Nov 20, 2016 MIRIAM NAVARRO
Nov 20, 2016 Brian Tercha
Nov 20, 2016 Odile Foulquie
Nov 20, 2016 Murry Caetano
Nov 20, 2016 Margaret Emersen-Rich
Nov 19, 2016 Brandy Robinson
Nov 18, 2016 Darlene Rupino
Nov 18, 2016 Victoria Berrueco
Nov 18, 2016 georgeta burca
Nov 17, 2016 carleen savarino
Nov 17, 2016 Alyse Vasil
Nov 17, 2016 Kathleen Zoll
Nov 16, 2016 melissa mortenson
Nov 15, 2016 Adorevelyn Loaiza
Nov 14, 2016 Ann Haro
Nov 14, 2016 Lisa Moye

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