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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: 69,594
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

May 6, 2016 stacey siegel
May 6, 2016 Victoria Nygaard
May 6, 2016 Peter Bond
May 6, 2016 Ileana Broscareanu
May 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2016 Michelle Wilson
May 5, 2016 Yahaira Lopez
May 5, 2016 catherine szabelski
May 5, 2016 naomi king
May 5, 2016 HELEN JONES
May 5, 2016 robert quiles
May 5, 2016 Shekera Romer
May 5, 2016 Melody Merritt
May 5, 2016 Marion Weston
May 4, 2016 Rosalilia Dorantes
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2016 Jennifer Rider
May 3, 2016 Akiko Kimura
May 3, 2016 Olya Almazova
May 2, 2016 Paula McCallister
May 2, 2016 Vicki Kryszak
May 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2016 Ashley Johnson hanging helpless animals in Spain? DO NOT VISIT OR SUPPORT SPAIN
Apr 30, 2016 Leah Fraser
Apr 30, 2016 Leslie Marlin
Apr 29, 2016 Katalin Kónya-Jakus
Apr 29, 2016 silvia rollino
Apr 29, 2016 Connie Muniz
Apr 28, 2016 Marisol Ackerman
Apr 28, 2016 bonnie e
Apr 28, 2016 jan pepper
Apr 27, 2016 Jessica Canan
Apr 27, 2016 Dominique Thornton
Apr 27, 2016 Brenda Hammond
Apr 27, 2016 Theresa Jackson
Apr 27, 2016 Amy Russell
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 Jennifer Perez
Apr 27, 2016 Caryl Johnson
Apr 27, 2016 Deborah Lonsdorf
Apr 27, 2016 Lynn Kahl
Apr 27, 2016 Judith Spielmacher Deplorable fate for these beautiful dogs. Please stop the abuse and neglect.
Apr 26, 2016 Pamela Didia
Apr 25, 2016 Rebecca Lincoln
Apr 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2016 Julie Padula
Apr 25, 2016 Carla Torti
Apr 24, 2016 Maria Larios
Apr 24, 2016 Carole Kubik
Apr 24, 2016 Carolyn Sharpless

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