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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: 72,364
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 28, 2018 Lydia Büttner
May 28, 2018 Rosi Zang
May 28, 2018 Wolfgang Zang
May 28, 2018 Ana Gruber
May 27, 2018 Judy Bradley
May 27, 2018 Ginger Hipszky
May 27, 2018 Amber Schneider
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Camille Barron
May 27, 2018 Diane Applin
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Peyton Townes
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Monika Epperlein
May 27, 2018 Holly Putman
May 27, 2018 jill osment
May 27, 2018 Jean Parsons
May 27, 2018 irina antoshkina
May 27, 2018 Kathy Monaco
May 27, 2018 Madalina Viziteu
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 27, 2018 Bernie Doherty
May 27, 2018 Pat Brzycki
May 26, 2018 Elizabeth Cima
May 26, 2018 Christopher Clark
May 26, 2018 Gastaldi Bruno
May 26, 2018 eliane peltier
May 26, 2018 guy debourse
May 26, 2018 brigitte cortes
May 26, 2018 josilda josilda
May 26, 2018 Fe Camila Azupardo
May 26, 2018 angelique sebban
May 25, 2018 Kumari Herath Please leave poor animal alone ..
May 25, 2018 Rosanne Cataldo
May 25, 2018 Karena Kirk-Drain
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Maria Fusco 😡😡😡😡
May 25, 2018 Nys Nancy
May 25, 2018 Tina Michelakis
May 25, 2018 Ruth Fichtner Mag. Dr.
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Alex Monny
May 25, 2018 Снежка Яначкова
May 25, 2018 Valérie Paillard
May 25, 2018 Graham Duncan
May 25, 2018 Jessica Vandeville
May 25, 2018 Valérie RAYNAUD
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Sandi Bowen
May 25, 2018 Andreja Stimac

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