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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: 70,116
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 25, 2016 Holly Martinell
Sep 25, 2016 cecilia montenegro
Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 24, 2016 Lisa Evans Another case of pathetic humans!
Sep 24, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Sep 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2016 Linda Shifflett
Sep 23, 2016 silva kruzic
Sep 23, 2016 christine mueller
Sep 23, 2016 elly van leijden
Sep 23, 2016 C Morrow
Sep 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 Kalliope M.
Sep 23, 2016 DeLisa Fields
Sep 23, 2016 Jennifer Rier
Sep 23, 2016 Kari Lindewirth
Sep 23, 2016 Paul Massei
Sep 23, 2016 allegra robinson
Sep 22, 2016 Sandra Lubrano
Sep 22, 2016 Pilar Martinez
Sep 20, 2016 Frances Bathory And I thought Bull Fighting was the worst contribution from your culture. This has NO artistic culture defense of any sense. It is barbaric primal and ugly.
Sep 20, 2016 Lorri Goldman
Sep 20, 2016 Vicki Porter
Sep 20, 2016 Patricia Morales
Sep 20, 2016 Joan Yanicke
Sep 19, 2016 Lyn Huston
Sep 18, 2016 Shelagh Gainey
Sep 18, 2016 dilek demirel
Sep 18, 2016 Donna Macqueen
Sep 18, 2016 Heather R
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2016 Marina Nemeth
Sep 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2016 Juan Niño
Sep 17, 2016 Sally Hart More evidence that people who hunt are cruel and sadistic and without compassion.
Sep 16, 2016 Birgith Persson
Sep 16, 2016 Royanne Liberti
Sep 16, 2016 Heather Corry
Sep 16, 2016 Isabel Owen
Sep 16, 2016 Marie Armandy
Sep 16, 2016 Jolanda Soethaert
Sep 16, 2016 Lisa Annecone
Sep 16, 2016 l wolf
Sep 16, 2016 Kacy Alexander
Sep 16, 2016 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Sep 15, 2016 Madelaine Roode
Sep 15, 2016 Cheri Doolittle
Sep 15, 2016 Melissa Suarez

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