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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: 71,692
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

Sep 21, 2017 John Ingram
Sep 21, 2017 Adele Kirk
Sep 20, 2017 Karen Gillum
Sep 20, 2017 Ashley Ludwig
Sep 20, 2017 Lois Guthrie
Sep 20, 2017 kay buhler
Sep 20, 2017 Becky Garcia
Sep 20, 2017 Shanna B
Sep 20, 2017 marsha moss
Sep 19, 2017 Ilse DePriest
Sep 19, 2017 Amy Mozzocchi
Sep 19, 2017 Astrid Süßbrich
Sep 19, 2017 Mandy M.
Sep 18, 2017 carol devarieux
Sep 18, 2017 doris silagui c'est une honte ! il faut lutter contre les cruautés contre ces chiens et faire des lois sévères pour cela !
Sep 18, 2017 Alexandra Juvancic
Sep 18, 2017 Nath Dubuy
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2017 Chantal Ouvrie
Sep 18, 2017 Lupart Diana
Sep 18, 2017 Eva-Maria Haak
Sep 18, 2017 rhounan candy
Sep 18, 2017 Sandrine Guedj
Sep 18, 2017 virginie mondon
Sep 18, 2017 Nicole Nicole
Sep 18, 2017 CASALI CATHY We must help levriers
Sep 18, 2017 FLORENCE NERI
Sep 18, 2017 Michele Trapasso
Sep 18, 2017 Patrice Leroux
Sep 18, 2017 valerie bocourt
Sep 18, 2017 angelika wegner
Sep 18, 2017 colette stalder
Sep 18, 2017 Renate Ebrecht
Sep 17, 2017 Margret Weissenbacher Stop
Sep 17, 2017 Lucille Gherardini
Sep 17, 2017 Cornelia Abedini
Sep 17, 2017 Patricia Chambers
Sep 16, 2017 Jillian Beaulieu
Sep 16, 2017 kathleen michael
Sep 16, 2017 Xanti Dolittle
Sep 15, 2017 Tonya Raikes
Sep 14, 2017 Sharon Bellwood
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Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 14, 2017 Jackie Enright
Sep 13, 2017 Saddie Al
Sep 13, 2017 Nancy Daniel
Sep 13, 2017 Lois Freeman
Sep 13, 2017 Pam Walters

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