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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: 69,759
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

Jun 28, 2016 Christine Young
Jun 28, 2016 Sonja Dargan
Jun 26, 2016 Maria Basilico
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 26, 2016 Amy Harlib
Jun 23, 2016 Bonnie Claggett
Jun 23, 2016 Susan Manning
Jun 23, 2016 Ita Bartulica
Jun 23, 2016 irene miller
Jun 23, 2016 j phillips
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 Charlotte Gressett
Jun 22, 2016 Marlaine DeLorenzo
Jun 22, 2016 karine tremblay
Jun 22, 2016 Kristi Martin
Jun 22, 2016 Robin St.Clair
Jun 22, 2016 George Hwang
Jun 21, 2016 robin booth for this reason I will not ever visit SPAIN. How could this be practiced and a government condoning it?
Jun 20, 2016 Teresa Tyler
Jun 20, 2016 Irene & Bill Mauer
Jun 20, 2016 Rita Hammond
Jun 20, 2016 Joyce Griffee
Jun 19, 2016 Jane Kohan
Jun 19, 2016 RENATA FLIS
Jun 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2016 Katarina Lang
Jun 18, 2016 Kenneth Rinard
Jun 18, 2016 Margaret Ellis
Jun 18, 2016 Elena Fedotova
Jun 17, 2016 Jill Vice
Jun 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2016 Kristi Hermanson
Jun 16, 2016 alexa molnar
Jun 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2016 Robyn Rodrick
Jun 15, 2016 Charlynn Moore
Jun 15, 2016 Lotta Larsen
Jun 13, 2016 Helen Ryan
Jun 13, 2016 Jessica Trotti Where is the humanity in the world!?!? If you are doing something abusive like this please contact the nearest animal rights and education and experience the ways in which you have decided to take advantage of a lifetime and cut out the best of it.
Jun 12, 2016 laura uchello uchello
Jun 11, 2016 sharon gooding
Jun 11, 2016 Sandra Coelho
Jun 10, 2016 A. Trok
Jun 9, 2016 Rebecca Silence
Jun 9, 2016 Tiffany Mauritz
Jun 8, 2016 mindy bradburn
Jun 8, 2016 Jolanda Klos
Jun 8, 2016 Janine Corday
Jun 8, 2016 Sabrina Carlucci
Jun 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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