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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: 71,073
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


May 24, 2017 JERRILYN MILLER
May 24, 2017 Blanca Anderson Por favor, basta de tanta crueldad.
May 24, 2017 Sophie Miranda
May 23, 2017 Julie Langton
May 23, 2017 Kier Hattemer
May 23, 2017 Jamie Green
May 23, 2017 carol king
May 23, 2017 Nathan Fisher
May 23, 2017 Deborah Hilliard
May 23, 2017 Hilde Saeys
May 23, 2017 jude lotz
May 23, 2017 Barbara Phillips
May 23, 2017 Monica Daniel-Marshall
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 22, 2017 Judith Carlson
May 22, 2017 Marilyn Logan
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 20, 2017 susan miller
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2017 Kayna Warren
May 18, 2017 bethzaida vicente
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester Not only should this be illegal, but the people who partake in these activities should be severely punished as well!
May 18, 2017 Jennifer Fordyce
May 17, 2017 regina sondej
May 17, 2017 christine CEARD
May 17, 2017 lisa hearn
May 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) it is a great sin against God creation to torture these defenseless creatures the way you do. Like us all, some day you will sit at a banquet of your consequences, and you cannot "spin" the Almighty
May 16, 2017 Lisa Cruz
May 16, 2017 Diane Hall
May 16, 2017 kristin carstarphen
May 16, 2017 Shannon Holmes
May 16, 2017 Vanda zanotto
May 16, 2017 Kevin Boileau
May 16, 2017 Barbara Sickles
May 16, 2017 William McMullin
May 16, 2017 Janet Brucken
May 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2017 Shonna Myers
May 16, 2017 Sean Reid
May 16, 2017 lisa starzi
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 15, 2017 Elena Burankova
May 14, 2017 Michele LaPorte This atrocious behavior is wrong, a sin and a crime against humanity itself!! Make it stop!! We and God are counting on YOU to do what is right! End this horrible inhumanity and stop this evil behavior!!!
May 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2017 Rick Thomason Animal abuse is an absolute sign of severe mental illness and it must be stopped.
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2017 Alanna Maurina
May 11, 2017 Susan Spangler
May 11, 2017 Dan Michaud

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