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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: 70,684
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 20, 2017 Edward Brannigan
Feb 19, 2017 Kim Miller
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Cathy Burger
Feb 19, 2017 Noreen Newmark
Feb 19, 2017 Pamela Doney These beautiful dogs deserve so much better. They trust you and do as you ask, then you discard them when they are of no further use you just simply get rid or worse.....Despicable inhuman money grabbing scumbags
Feb 18, 2017 Debra Nelligan
Feb 18, 2017 Patricia Homola-Portuondo Please speak for those with no voice. These loyal, beautiful animals deserve better. Is this how you treat your family members? When they aren't cute or lose their usefulness-discard them? God is watching!
Feb 18, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 18, 2017 julie munson
Feb 18, 2017 Jackie Muzio
Feb 18, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Feb 17, 2017 Pamela McBee
Feb 16, 2017 Melissa Lewis
Feb 16, 2017 katrien rabaey
Feb 16, 2017 Nina Røstad
Feb 16, 2017 Linda Rodriguez
Feb 15, 2017 Maritza Patch
Feb 15, 2017 Kandy Rogers
Feb 15, 2017 Jean McClenathen
Feb 14, 2017 Christine Herdon
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 14, 2017 Christine McNulty
Feb 14, 2017 Tammy Ferrell
Feb 14, 2017 Heidi Moschetti
Feb 14, 2017 Jennifer Domsich
Feb 14, 2017 Melinda Wright
Feb 14, 2017 Christos Christias
Feb 14, 2017 Robert Cochrane
Feb 14, 2017 Helena Brouwer
Feb 14, 2017 Louann Ruiz
Feb 14, 2017 Maria Johnson
Feb 14, 2017 MARK GROSSO
Feb 14, 2017 suzanne nadeau
Feb 13, 2017 José Leroux
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 Julie Hansen
Feb 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2017 amelia vitale
Feb 12, 2017 Jinny Malik
Feb 11, 2017 brenda seegers
Feb 10, 2017 Georgia Pedtke
Feb 10, 2017 José Ángel
Feb 9, 2017 Helena Schramm
Feb 8, 2017 Mariam Michaela
Feb 8, 2017 Michelle Blackley
Feb 8, 2017 Karen Petrovich
Feb 8, 2017 Rachel Webb
Feb 8, 2017 penny larnkjaer
Feb 8, 2017 Kelly Brinkman

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