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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: 69,683
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 31, 2016 Crystal Kaulbars As I always say we are of one planet and all Earthlings not just humans have a right to exist. Do not allow these atrocities to continue, it's really quite barbaric and maddening to learn of such practices.
May 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2016 Lilia Vannett The way these poor dogs are treated makes me wonder if the Spaniards are at heart Torquemada. To torture a dog for entertainment is barbaric; the human is mentally ill. Spain needs to address much more than animal protection laws.
May 28, 2016 Judith Hyde
May 28, 2016 Diana Valle What's wrong with people!! They need to get shoot and left as trash
May 28, 2016 Jane Patton
May 27, 2016 Nathasha Pires
May 27, 2016 Susan Lindsey
May 27, 2016 Susan Roberts HOPE THOSE WHO PRACTICE THIS GET EXACTLY THE SAME TREATMENT WHEN THEY START TO AGE & AREN'T AS "PRODTUCTIVE"!!! STOP THIS MISTREATMENT OF WONDERFUL, LOYAL, LOVING DOGS & HELP THEM ALL!!! ALL CREATURES AGE, BUT IT'S NOT A REASON TO STOP LOVING THEM!!!
May 27, 2016 Mila Counihan
May 27, 2016 Annette Benton
May 27, 2016 Marion Bost
May 27, 2016 Barbara Hawkins
May 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2016 Kat Courtney, MA
May 24, 2016 Adria Crouch
May 22, 2016 Jackylyn Mamador
May 22, 2016 Gerda Kettner
May 21, 2016 Jennifer Evans
May 21, 2016 Jane Doe
May 21, 2016 Elena Caddell
May 20, 2016 Deborah Hamlin
May 20, 2016 John Rogers
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2016 Sheridan Battle
May 20, 2016 Rekha Drysdale
May 20, 2016 Janet Mitchell
May 19, 2016 ANNA DEGTIAREVA
May 19, 2016 Laney Smith
May 19, 2016 Vicki Kemp
May 19, 2016 Laurie Collis How on earth is this acceptable to any of you?
May 19, 2016 Brenda Boutin
May 19, 2016 Mania Azad Why are they not directed to dog shelters? What kind of human being will watch a hung dog until it dies for entertainmnent? OH!, I forgot, they are those that also torture bulls to death, for entertainment as well...
May 19, 2016 Gudrun Dennis
May 19, 2016 Lina Dela torre Please stop abusing dogs
May 19, 2016 Dee Bennion
May 19, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor This deserves more and concerned actions, please.
May 19, 2016 Sujata Agarwal
May 19, 2016 Elina Salomaki
May 19, 2016 Emira Galan
May 18, 2016 julie ellis
May 18, 2016 Yolanda Bernhard
May 17, 2016 Lisa Bass
May 17, 2016 Roseanne Lecklikner Take corrective action on this matter and do it now.What a disgrace for your country.
May 17, 2016 Регина Шавалиева
May 16, 2016 jennifer pies
May 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) SHAME ON U!
May 15, 2016 Mary Somers
May 14, 2016 kathy o'malley-schmidt
May 14, 2016 Barbara Chant

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