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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: 70,868
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


Mar 29, 2017 Jenna Wilson
Mar 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2017 GINA BUFORD
Mar 29, 2017 Charlene Tay
Mar 29, 2017 JOSEFA ARANA
Mar 28, 2017 Rachel Freeland
Mar 28, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Mar 28, 2017 Elizabeth Aguirre
Mar 28, 2017 Patricia Randolph Double cruelty - killing wildlife with greyhounds and then discarding the tools of their bloody destruction and cruelty. Hunting and trapping must be ended with 2/3 of wildlife destroyed in just 50 years already - not 20 more years to a dead world.
Mar 28, 2017 Lora Hamman
Mar 28, 2017 Diane Poole
Mar 28, 2017 Christine Heffernan
Mar 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2017 larry Fursteller
Mar 27, 2017 Harpreet kaur don't do this please to the innocent animals.
Mar 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 ELIZABETH HARTRICK
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 Candace Wilhelm
Mar 24, 2017 Lina Guerrero
Mar 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Diane Sposili
Mar 23, 2017 Gail Erath
Mar 23, 2017 Nan Warner
Mar 23, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri I am calling on Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to strengthen the country's animal protection laws. I urge you to introduce tighter legislation banning the torture of animals, especially the cruel, abusive treatment of greyhounds. Thank you!
Mar 23, 2017 john guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 lila guerrero
Mar 23, 2017 wendy Hawthorne
Mar 23, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Mar 23, 2017 Judy Chesnutt
Mar 23, 2017 Lori huotari just keeps getting better. man sucks and this needs to stop
Mar 23, 2017 Georgia Roussis
Mar 23, 2017 Andrea Harrison
Mar 22, 2017 Anne Havard
Mar 21, 2017 DOROTHY MILLIGAN
Mar 19, 2017 Ellen Prior
Mar 19, 2017 Darren Anderson
Mar 19, 2017 Lisa Vaugh
Mar 19, 2017 John and Haynes
Mar 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 18, 2017 PATRICIA CLOSE
Mar 18, 2017 Tanya Rodriguez
Mar 17, 2017 Edie Urbasik
Mar 17, 2017 Katie Sceats
Mar 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2017 Cecelia Mondoc

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