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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: 70,979
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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 26, 2017 Jessenda Swartzwelder
Apr 26, 2017 Lisa Farabee
Apr 25, 2017 Connie Allman
Apr 25, 2017 Christina Hearns
Apr 25, 2017 Jacqueline Rule
Apr 25, 2017 trudie yoshino
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Vel Roe
Apr 24, 2017 Janice Flood
Apr 24, 2017 Елена Бессонова
Apr 24, 2017 Audrey Morgan
Apr 24, 2017 Paula Morgan I expect more from Spain. You are a civilized people and must stop this atrocity now. Thank you.
Apr 24, 2017 Monica Schreil Stop this immoral practice - who are these rotten people to torture an animal - cowards with no heart and working for the devil
Apr 24, 2017 Luisa Melo
Apr 24, 2017 Maria Moorat
Apr 24, 2017 Anne Bekkers
Apr 23, 2017 louna badran
Apr 23, 2017 Fanny Mestdagh
Apr 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2017 Marie Pope
Apr 23, 2017 Petra Egging
Apr 23, 2017 Miriam Lopez
Apr 22, 2017 Karen Wilkinson
Apr 22, 2017 Sharron R You Sir are possibly assisting those people to abuse CHILDREN. People who abuse animals will most likely move on to abuse CHILDREN. Karma is on your back. Do the right thing and ban torture of animals. Show the World you care
Apr 22, 2017 Mary Hurley
Apr 22, 2017 Dee Marfe
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 22, 2017 Tania Glazer
Apr 21, 2017 Michelle Shuster
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Joe and Karen Lansdale
Apr 21, 2017 Kelley Harriss
Apr 20, 2017 Raeanne Murphy
Apr 19, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Apr 18, 2017 Jerri Berg
Apr 18, 2017 Lola Gonzales
Apr 18, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 17, 2017 Marni Holmes
Apr 17, 2017 Mitra Pejman
Apr 17, 2017 Erin Kennedy
Apr 17, 2017 牧瀬 千佳
Apr 16, 2017 Colleen Bashore
Apr 15, 2017 kate zabkiewicz
Apr 14, 2017 Libby W.
Apr 14, 2017 Audrey Smith
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 13, 2017 stephanie zeller
Apr 13, 2017 Shari Spray
Apr 13, 2017 carmen Blakely
Apr 13, 2017 Alysa Waring

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