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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: 69,179
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 13, 2016 francie lightfine
Feb 13, 2016 Lois Nottingham
Feb 13, 2016 Martha Vermeulen
Feb 13, 2016 Christel Versteven
Feb 13, 2016 Sonia Clement
Feb 13, 2016 Renata Vidigal
Feb 13, 2016 carla renders
Feb 13, 2016 thierry labussiere
Feb 13, 2016 Furio Carmignani
Feb 13, 2016 Rositsa Petkova
Feb 12, 2016 Regina Alesso
Feb 12, 2016 Jane Rhodus
Feb 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2016 Vanbelle Christine
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 12, 2016 Nancy Conway
Feb 12, 2016 A A
Feb 11, 2016 Maco Oi
Feb 11, 2016 Angel Woytovich
Feb 11, 2016 Rocio Reyes-Moore
Feb 11, 2016 Frances Corbett
Feb 10, 2016 albert vidal
Feb 10, 2016 Sue Vega
Feb 10, 2016 Ni Marrone
Feb 10, 2016 Jadranka Tomic
Feb 10, 2016 Ana Peñales
Feb 10, 2016 Ine Baveld
Feb 10, 2016 Willis Commaille
Feb 10, 2016 Márcia Eugênia Puerari
Feb 10, 2016 José Jesus
Feb 10, 2016 sara cabral
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 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

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