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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: 69,147
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 10, 2016 vania aragão
Feb 9, 2016 Verona Hristova
Feb 9, 2016 jose antonio
Feb 9, 2016 Charel Franzen
Feb 9, 2016 Menucha Noah
Feb 9, 2016 Sandra Morris
Feb 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Jevranne Martel All life matters and this is AWFUL and disgusting.... open your hearts
Feb 8, 2016 Walmir Mendonça Paim Sanar o sofrimento dos animais!!!
Feb 8, 2016 ELIANE DEL ARCO PEREIRA DA SILVA
Feb 8, 2016 Merce Soldevila
Feb 8, 2016 Stephane Forey
Feb 8, 2016 Diego Garcia
Feb 8, 2016 Sandra Costa.
Feb 8, 2016 Jacqueline Barbosa
Feb 8, 2016 Orlin Olsen Stop the cruelty
Feb 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Beatriz Kuhnert
Feb 8, 2016 berta raposo
Feb 8, 2016 Regina Miranda
Feb 8, 2016 Lye CORTEGOSO
Feb 8, 2016 Silvia Steinbrecher
Feb 8, 2016 gaby janssen
Feb 8, 2016 Lori Lundberg
Feb 8, 2016 angel Coriandoli
Feb 8, 2016 MªDolores Fernández Avanthay
Feb 8, 2016 Gill Lysikatos
Feb 8, 2016 Beate Grobecker
Feb 8, 2016 morgane kerry
Feb 8, 2016 Stephany Rissato
Feb 8, 2016 Anastasia Kaldani
Feb 8, 2016 Rose Miras
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed) STOP À LA TORTURE DES GSLGOS EN ESPAGNE. SIGNONS POUR QUE CESSENT LES TORTURES CONTRE LES CHIENS DE CHASSE EN ESPAGNE.
Feb 7, 2016 Pirjo Niemenrinne
Feb 7, 2016 Carl Hoffmeister
Feb 7, 2016 Luiza Marillac C. Leite
Feb 7, 2016 Eva George
Feb 7, 2016 telma valdevino
Feb 7, 2016 Sarika Arora
Feb 7, 2016 Sandra Alvarez Cabezon
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2016 Tamara Olerinyova
Feb 7, 2016 Pavla Hrdličková
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2016 Ximena Suarez Lopez
Feb 7, 2016 eva tauberova
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 7, 2016 Elimaris Gonzalez
Feb 7, 2016 Raquel Dominguez
Feb 7, 2016 Ana Isabel Eguiluz Heras

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