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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: 100,000 Progress: 72,222
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 22, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 22, 2018 Judy Ziegler
Apr 19, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 18, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 15, 2018 Dianne Dungay
Apr 15, 2018 Lisa Whitaker
Apr 15, 2018 Jacqueline McGrath Curtis
Apr 14, 2018 Debbie Marquess
Apr 14, 2018 stef b
Apr 14, 2018 Lourdes Almenara
Apr 14, 2018 galina Dzhaladyan
Apr 14, 2018 SANDRA j SCHOENLY
Apr 13, 2018 Danuta Baziuk How heartbreaking.The Spanish are shit.They can't take them to a rescue and try to adopt them.There are probably no rescues in Spain,because the people are shit.To dump them to starve and die.How Satanic can you get6
Apr 13, 2018 Stephanie Kirkbride Surely someone would want to adopt one of these beautiful dogs. They could make such good companions.
Apr 13, 2018 Ilona Zelissen
Apr 13, 2018 Barbara Ellis
Apr 13, 2018 Marie Horan
Apr 13, 2018 Rebecca Lambert
Apr 13, 2018 TERRY MUSTO
Apr 13, 2018 Julie Craig
Apr 13, 2018 Caryn Malone
Apr 13, 2018 Debra Smith
Apr 13, 2018 Sherry Zendel
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
Apr 12, 2018 Cezar Santin
Apr 12, 2018 EMIR BOLUFFER
Apr 11, 2018 le devehat nadine
Apr 11, 2018 georgina italy
Apr 10, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 9, 2018 Toby Cardoso
Apr 9, 2018 karen fostel
Apr 9, 2018 Debbie Dawn Sage Animal Lives Matter......
Apr 8, 2018 Lily Dayan Cimadoro
Apr 8, 2018 Michael Stevenson
Apr 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2018 Juliette Pegram
Apr 7, 2018 Rodolfo Sanchez
Apr 7, 2018 Callie Stilwell
Apr 7, 2018 Donna Cobean
Apr 7, 2018 Shawna Upole
Apr 7, 2018 Jenny See
Apr 7, 2018 Judith P. Lindsey
Apr 7, 2018 Tracy Kalesnik
Apr 7, 2018 Marie-Claire Starr
Apr 7, 2018 Helen Smylie
Apr 7, 2018 Angela Jones
Apr 7, 2018 Sherry Ficarra
Apr 7, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Apr 7, 2018 Jo Cairns These heartless morons should be charged with animal cruelty and banned from ever having dogs again.

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