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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: 71,562
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

Aug 18, 2017 John Whelan
Aug 17, 2017 Simona Bergman
Aug 17, 2017 Doreen Walter
Aug 17, 2017 Ewa Czyzewska
Aug 17, 2017 Fausta Dimascio
Aug 16, 2017 Shannon L Taylor
Aug 16, 2017 OLGA COTTO
Aug 16, 2017 Eileen Duppstadt
Aug 16, 2017 sandra falconi
Aug 16, 2017 Rod Sutton
Aug 16, 2017 Joan Heezen
Aug 16, 2017 Susan Faulkner
Aug 16, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Aug 16, 2017 Colleen Rodriguez
Aug 16, 2017 Melissa Lohman
Aug 16, 2017 Kim Maynard
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Amy Agzarian please, please do the right thing for these animals, we have to have courage and step away from traditions which are cruel and show the compassion that every living creature deserves
Aug 16, 2017 Diane Brown
Aug 16, 2017 Michelle Veckerelli
Aug 16, 2017 Angie LeMaster
Aug 16, 2017 Madeline Lee
Aug 16, 2017 ginger johnson
Aug 16, 2017 Carol deOlloqui
Aug 16, 2017 Thereann Lisa
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2017 Laurence Volbart
Aug 15, 2017 Shannon Campbell
Aug 15, 2017 Mari Niemeläinen
Aug 14, 2017 Merle Weyant
Aug 14, 2017 Tami Lukachy
Aug 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2017 Barbara Vallini
Aug 14, 2017 Dotti Chesney
Aug 14, 2017 Pat Redner
Aug 14, 2017 JUDITH COGAN
Aug 14, 2017 Ken and Jan Livingston
Aug 13, 2017 Alex Turnbull
Aug 10, 2017 Candi Gaona
Aug 10, 2017 Catherine D.
Aug 9, 2017 Lauri Moon
Aug 9, 2017 Russell Jackson
Aug 8, 2017 NAN HAHN
Aug 8, 2017 Fiona Wright
Aug 7, 2017 Marilyn Miravalles
Aug 7, 2017 Bonnie LaRosa
Aug 7, 2017 Cherrell Ollierou
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed) Stop the cruelty; we are not living in the dark ages; at least in theory humans have evolved from such terrible treatment of any animal.
Aug 7, 2017 Judi Faye
Aug 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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