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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: 71,165
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


Jun 23, 2017 cara frame
Jun 23, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Jun 23, 2017 Alice Rondeau
Jun 23, 2017 Laura Staples
Jun 23, 2017 Jennifer Griffin
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Jun 22, 2017 tammy collin
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 Jan Hays
Jun 21, 2017 Diana Moore
Jun 21, 2017 Michelle Rawsthorne
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Myrtle Brown If not now, when?
Jun 20, 2017 Anne Matarin-Bessiron
Jun 20, 2017 Manuela Nestler
Jun 19, 2017 Mary Ware
Jun 19, 2017 DENISE KASTNER
Jun 19, 2017 Linda Calbreath
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Brenda Romanot
Jun 19, 2017 Susan Lanes
Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Ostrunic
Jun 19, 2017 Marti Worth
Jun 19, 2017 Suzi Jackson
Jun 19, 2017 Jacqueline Manders
Jun 19, 2017 Gina Smith
Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia Huisman
Jun 19, 2017 Jamie Boone
Jun 19, 2017 Jeloni Nicoli
Jun 19, 2017 Yolanda Hershey
Jun 19, 2017 Suzanne Ford
Jun 19, 2017 Dora Ponce
Jun 19, 2017 Michelle Fortener
Jun 19, 2017 Debi Hertel
Jun 18, 2017 Samantha Cooch
Jun 18, 2017 Donna Cross
Jun 18, 2017 Deborah Holland
Jun 18, 2017 Christina Adkins
Jun 16, 2017 Lynda barratt
Jun 16, 2017 Mary Wingard
Jun 16, 2017 Jodi Carlin
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Jun 16, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 16, 2017 VERÔNICA ARAUJO
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Jun 16, 2017 Nancy Weiss
Jun 16, 2017 Jane Bowling
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