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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: 69,061
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

Feb 5, 2016 shantie Lemmers
Feb 5, 2016 Emerald Diehl
Feb 5, 2016 Ana Luisa Luque M.
Feb 5, 2016 marie-claude huré
Feb 5, 2016 marina Grimova
Feb 5, 2016 Louise Readett This must stop now
Feb 5, 2016 Clayton George
Feb 5, 2016 Elena Georgiadou
Feb 5, 2016 Sodbolor Enkhsaikhan
Feb 5, 2016 Lindsay Byrne
Feb 5, 2016 Florence Montague
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 Isolde Godman
Feb 5, 2016 Michelle Klepper
Feb 5, 2016 Jacqueline Davies Absolutely disgusting. British people need to be made aware of Spains brutality and boycott tourism there
Feb 5, 2016 Kathy Maldonado
Feb 5, 2016 Kathy Smith
Feb 5, 2016 Jann Ye
Feb 5, 2016 rob kennedy This is absolutely inexcusable to mistreat and murder these beautiful, innocent animals.
Feb 5, 2016 Alison Reilly
Feb 5, 2016 sónia vieira
Feb 5, 2016 Danelle Shuler
Feb 5, 2016 Gitte Eckert
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 Angelos Angelopoulos ACTION
Feb 5, 2016 Lara Hembom
Feb 5, 2016 terese whiteside would you like to be tortured I wouldn't so why should anything or anybody be allowed please help them
Feb 5, 2016 Christina Frutuoso
Feb 5, 2016 Nuria bezos
Feb 5, 2016 josephine skitt
Feb 5, 2016 Paul Songi
Feb 5, 2016 Herb Lowrance All creatures should be treated with respect
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 Tishya Kalahari
Feb 5, 2016 Yvonne Saldana
Feb 5, 2016 Marcella Lippe
Feb 5, 2016 Sabine Sandberg
Feb 5, 2016 Birgitta Jadeland
Feb 5, 2016 janet ann Brown
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 Karen holmes
Feb 5, 2016 german ribada serrano
Feb 5, 2016 Sophie Holeshowski
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 Karin Waid
Feb 5, 2016 cruz isar
Feb 5, 2016 zdenka pepel
Feb 5, 2016 graham leggett this is sick, they use the dogs for their own gain then discard them like rubbish, these people are sick scum
Feb 5, 2016 Nita BARON
Feb 5, 2016 harriet yownshend

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