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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: 71,993
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


Feb 21, 2018 Bernadette Stamm
Feb 21, 2018 gillard claudine
Feb 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2018 Melanie Blackburn
Feb 20, 2018 Margaret Beck
Feb 19, 2018 Marion Friedl
Feb 19, 2018 Shannon Leitner
Feb 19, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 18, 2018 Ewa Dillberg
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Bern Dra
Feb 17, 2018 Domenico Kumme
Feb 17, 2018 Valérie Delhove
Feb 17, 2018 kathy mcnally
Feb 17, 2018 Cindy Potter
Feb 16, 2018 Jenny Valenzuela
Feb 15, 2018 Marion Lenaerts
Feb 15, 2018 Doug Jacobson
Feb 14, 2018 Gursahibjot Sandhu
Feb 14, 2018 honorata talbierz
Feb 14, 2018 Felix J-P Felixine
Feb 13, 2018 Erica Connolly
Feb 13, 2018 Gina Lippa
Feb 11, 2018 Adeline Wong
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad
Feb 10, 2018 Linda McWilliams
Feb 7, 2018 Belinda Clifford
Feb 7, 2018 Janet Henkel
Feb 5, 2018 Karen Dunn No animal should suffer at the hands of hunters these dogs deserve to be looked after once the hunting season is over laws need to change
Feb 5, 2018 Genevieve SAMSON Only neanderthals would behave like this. Disgusted that the spanish government does nothing to curb this evil...you should hang your heads in shame!
Feb 5, 2018 Hilary Butterworth
Feb 5, 2018 (Name not displayed) This is terrible this is not how to treat animals please please stop this practise now !!!
Feb 5, 2018 Fiona Robson Disgusting treatment of animals - has to stop.
Feb 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2018 Diane Taylor
Feb 5, 2018 Julie Hickman
Jan 20, 2018 Sudeshna Ghosh
Jan 16, 2018 aya oda
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 Debra Glass
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 12, 2018 Tanya Lenn
Jan 11, 2018 Sandra Tucker
Jan 11, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
Jan 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 7, 2018 Susan Winsberg You cannot consider your country part of the civilized world as long as this is going on. SHAME!!!
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
Jan 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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