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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: 69,852
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

Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 22, 2016 Karen Myers
Jul 22, 2016 Diana Whitt The only printable word I can use is BARBARIC!
Jul 22, 2016 lynda leigh
Jul 22, 2016 sofia dober
Jul 22, 2016 Gisela Zech
Jul 22, 2016 Marisol Estela
Jul 22, 2016 Kathryn Gallagher
Jul 22, 2016 Maria Kanukova
Jul 22, 2016 Karlijn Wevers
Jul 22, 2016 Michael Stec
Jul 22, 2016 Mary Stallard
Jul 22, 2016 Mary-Anne Boudreau
Jul 21, 2016 irene riviere
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2016 Bob Bellamy
Jul 20, 2016 Glenda Hutchens This must stop NOW
Jul 19, 2016 deborah misenheimer
Jul 19, 2016 Denise Dynan
Jul 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 Dawn Olson
Jul 18, 2016 Paula Morgan ask those responsible if they treat their "old" family/friends this same way.
Jul 17, 2016 Elizabeth Payne
Jul 17, 2016 Stuart Payne
Jul 16, 2016 Laura Sherwood
Jul 15, 2016 Debbie Cornell
Jul 15, 2016 Melissa Earls
Jul 15, 2016 sherryann pardee
Jul 15, 2016 Natalie M
Jul 15, 2016 Louise Benfatto
Jul 15, 2016 JJ Wang
Jul 15, 2016 Monica Reynolds
Jul 15, 2016 michelle loh
Jul 15, 2016 Eleonora Bacchini
Jul 15, 2016 Kathryn Raggio
Jul 14, 2016 Ken stein
Jul 14, 2016 Franca Faustini
Jul 14, 2016 Marga Star Introduce tighter legislation banning the torture of animals.
Jul 14, 2016 Jean Green
Jul 14, 2016 Christie Mello
Jul 14, 2016 Jennifer Holm
Jul 13, 2016 Elizabeth Dalzell
Jul 13, 2016 Joan Colgrove Spaniards should stop this brutal and inhumane practice. I will encourage my friends and family to stop vacationing in Spain until better animal welfare laws are enacted and enforced. Bull fighting is also a cruel tradition that should end immediately.
Jul 13, 2016 Teri Stone
Jul 13, 2016 christopher rohland
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2016 Julia McGovern

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