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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: 71,719
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, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2017 Lisa Haddock
Sep 25, 2017 Claudia Simpson
Sep 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2017 Sameera Singh
Sep 25, 2017 Alessandro Biagioli
Sep 25, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Sep 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2017 Pam Daily
Sep 24, 2017 Mona boggio
Sep 24, 2017 Marilyn Sowa
Sep 24, 2017 Mona Manera
Sep 24, 2017 Karen Moore
Sep 24, 2017 Anne Carlson
Sep 24, 2017 linda daniels Please Protect these Gentle Dogs under the Law , They suffer Appallingly ! The Hunters have no care. In France I have seen Greyhounds adopted in an awful state. Please help these Innocents be their voice.
Sep 24, 2017 Ona Youmans
Sep 24, 2017 LUCINDA BURGESS
Sep 24, 2017 george lewis
Sep 24, 2017 k leon Please stop this cruelty. Thank you.
Sep 24, 2017 Elena Shcherbakova
Sep 24, 2017 Paula Reid
Sep 24, 2017 John Moore Don't use these animals if your too lazy and cheap to take care of them like they should be cared for!
Sep 23, 2017 валерия ланцова
Sep 23, 2017 Beth Masck
Sep 22, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Sep 21, 2017 Shirley Ortiz
Sep 21, 2017 Jameson Sachs
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 ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΑ ΧΛΩΡΟΥ
Sep 18, 2017 Eva-Maria Haak
Sep 18, 2017 rhounan candy

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