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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: 69,977
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

Aug 26, 2016 Lizbeth Reaza
Aug 26, 2016 tami adolphe
Aug 26, 2016 Richard Larsen
Aug 25, 2016 Brenda Mitchell
Aug 25, 2016 Charlotte Cook
Aug 25, 2016 Jen Breitigan
Aug 25, 2016 Misha George
Aug 25, 2016 Dianne lynch
Aug 24, 2016 Gloria Bacina Yet another example of arrogant humans using animals as though they aren't living, feeling beings. The treatment of these animals is despicable and should be illegal and punishable to the "hunters".
Aug 24, 2016 MaryAnn Bomarito
Aug 24, 2016 Heidi Scothorne
Aug 24, 2016 Forrest Reinke
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2016 Cathy Sikes
Aug 24, 2016 Anne-Britt Ose Kaltun
Aug 24, 2016 Hank Drozdik
Aug 24, 2016 (Name not displayed) This inhumanity and cruelty MUST STOP!!
Aug 24, 2016 A.L. Parren
Aug 22, 2016 Jessica Nolan
Aug 22, 2016 L Tiefen
Aug 21, 2016 Andrea Stacey
Aug 20, 2016 Norbert Mietus
Aug 20, 2016 Marilyn Yeutsy
Aug 20, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 20, 2016 Sam McLeod
Aug 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2016 gemma serra
Aug 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2016 Judy Brown
Aug 19, 2016 Barbara Alves
Aug 19, 2016 Ursula Campos SPAIN - REALLY????? Don't you want to be better than this??????
Aug 19, 2016 Flavia Perizzolo
Aug 19, 2016 Louella Weaver
Aug 19, 2016 Scott Uribe
Aug 19, 2016 eci okta
Aug 18, 2016 Joanne Jensen
Aug 18, 2016 Morriann Anlauf
Aug 17, 2016 Debra Kern
Aug 17, 2016 Juanice Burroughs
Aug 17, 2016 Elizabeth Keenan
Aug 17, 2016 Carolyn Swan PLEASE STOP the slaughter of Beautiful grayhounds!!!!!
Aug 17, 2016 Christine Smith
Aug 17, 2016 Colleen McGovern
Aug 17, 2016 Isabellle D agostino
Aug 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2016 Dawn Nelson
Aug 16, 2016 Jennifer Shifflett
Aug 16, 2016 Cheryl Lechtanski

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