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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: 68,674
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

Dec 1, 2015 Miriam McElroy
Nov 30, 2015 betty overhulse
Nov 30, 2015 patricia anderson
Nov 29, 2015 Gloria Knight
Nov 29, 2015 edmund olivier
Nov 29, 2015 Sydney Myers WTF is wrong with the human species ??????
Nov 29, 2015 HO Sjoberg
Nov 28, 2015 Marisa Fiorello
Nov 28, 2015 Sharon Saunders
Nov 28, 2015 kelly colwell
Nov 28, 2015 julie tatton
Nov 28, 2015 Shea L. Hales
Nov 28, 2015 sara sales
Nov 28, 2015 Sheri Liske
Nov 28, 2015 martin walls
Nov 28, 2015 Donna Zelfine
Nov 28, 2015 Alicia gouger
Nov 27, 2015 Harmen Eijzenga
Nov 26, 2015 sabine ottinger-kremer
Nov 25, 2015 Kellie Mattingly
Nov 25, 2015 Mary Doyle
Nov 25, 2015 Anne-marie Savard
Nov 25, 2015 A.M.M. Elissen
Nov 25, 2015 Gina Klempau
Nov 25, 2015 Kathleen Moraski
Nov 25, 2015 KEY KLAUS
Nov 25, 2015 patricia bayle
Nov 24, 2015 Gabriele Markus
Nov 24, 2015 Ximena Romero
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 Nadia KUGELOV
Nov 24, 2015 marie laure vignaud
Nov 24, 2015 Chris McWilliams They are not disposable!
Nov 24, 2015 Anita Staines-Judnick
Nov 24, 2015 marie laure vignaud
Nov 24, 2015 Djamila Grouci
Nov 24, 2015 jean-yves herbel
Nov 24, 2015 Kathleen Nowicki
Nov 24, 2015 Anne élise Grégoire
Nov 23, 2015 atilla urbay
Nov 23, 2015 Nilgun Sen
Nov 23, 2015 Nilgun Sen
Nov 23, 2015 ga he
Nov 23, 2015 Luciana Pereira da Silva
Nov 23, 2015 VANNA MELLO
Nov 23, 2015 Frank Binno
Nov 23, 2015 Natália Cardoso
Nov 23, 2015 Adenir Cruz
Nov 23, 2015 Rebeca Schwambach
Nov 23, 2015 Regina Facco

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