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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: 70,735
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 26, 2017 Diane Austin
Feb 26, 2017 Donna Morgan
Feb 26, 2017 Jenn Balella
Feb 26, 2017 Martin Henz
Feb 26, 2017 Elizabeth Stephens
Feb 25, 2017 sylvia craft
Feb 25, 2017 gisela zech
Feb 25, 2017 Melissa Novak
Feb 25, 2017 dima abouzannad
Feb 24, 2017 Diane Summerville
Feb 24, 2017 Sharon Ralston
Feb 24, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 24, 2017 Michele Murray
Feb 23, 2017 Katie Schemehorn
Feb 23, 2017 consuelo cassotti
Feb 23, 2017 Nodra Crabb
Feb 23, 2017 Lily Martinez
Feb 23, 2017 michele rule
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2017 doris priemel Funny in such a religious country of "christians" that all this cruelty and inhumanity exists. It is utterly disgusting!
Feb 23, 2017 steven rule
Feb 23, 2017 Eva Garet
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) We are the most cruel, terrible, demented, idiotic, barbaric, savage, wicked, diabolical, ruthless, merciless, villainous, murderous, cold-blooded, stupid, foolish, evil, sinful, criminal, and corrupt species on earth. This is one of the reasons why.
Feb 23, 2017 Waltraud Buckland I urge you to outlaw hunting altogether.
Feb 23, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Feb 23, 2017 David Davis
Feb 23, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Feb 22, 2017 Jackie Ludwig
Feb 22, 2017 Frank Florio
Feb 22, 2017 Dale Janks
Feb 21, 2017 So Ho
Feb 21, 2017 Tina Keeling
Feb 21, 2017 Theresa Rose
Feb 21, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Feb 21, 2017 Patricia Nye
Feb 21, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
Feb 21, 2017 Ramona Fridley
Feb 21, 2017 Lisa Voile
Feb 21, 2017 Carol Polak
Feb 21, 2017 Jill Russell Stop this Terrible Torture and Cruelty!
Feb 21, 2017 Marlene Meek
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Miha Adamic
Feb 21, 2017 Lorene Jajtner
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Tatjana Mayr
Feb 21, 2017 Laura Saillen
Feb 21, 2017 Marie Delagarza
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed) Soon, we will not be able to claim the appellation "humanity". There is getting to be less and less about us that is Humane. WE took dogs out of the wild and WE are responsible for them.

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