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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: 69,569
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

Apr 29, 2016 Katalin Kónya-Jakus
Apr 29, 2016 silvia rollino
Apr 29, 2016 Connie Muniz
Apr 28, 2016 Marisol Ackerman
Apr 28, 2016 bonnie e
Apr 28, 2016 jan pepper
Apr 27, 2016 Jessica Canan
Apr 27, 2016 Dominique Thornton
Apr 27, 2016 Brenda Hammond
Apr 27, 2016 Theresa Jackson
Apr 27, 2016 Amy Russell
Apr 27, 2016 William Weaver
Apr 27, 2016 Jennifer Perez
Apr 27, 2016 Caryl Johnson
Apr 27, 2016 Deborah Lonsdorf
Apr 27, 2016 Lynn Kahl
Apr 27, 2016 Judith Spielmacher Deplorable fate for these beautiful dogs. Please stop the abuse and neglect.
Apr 26, 2016 Pamela Didia
Apr 25, 2016 Rebecca Lincoln
Apr 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2016 Julie Padula
Apr 25, 2016 Carla Torti
Apr 24, 2016 Maria Larios
Apr 24, 2016 Carole Kubik
Apr 24, 2016 Carolyn Sharpless
Apr 24, 2016 Susan Brittain
Apr 24, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
Apr 24, 2016 Lena Jalke-Fehrm
Apr 22, 2016 constance Jimenez
Apr 21, 2016 Marco Escalante
Apr 21, 2016 Ashley Dible
Apr 21, 2016 Claudio Bucci
Apr 21, 2016 Monika Koestler I have a rescued Greyhound. Wish I could rescue them all. They are the most wonderful animals and so deserving of a better life than we humans afford them
Apr 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) Spain ! Why do continue to show the world how barbaric you are? Watching dogs die for entertainment ?? Then church on Sunday ?
Apr 19, 2016 Rebecca Meilinger
Apr 18, 2016 Lea Dell
Apr 18, 2016 Jane McKinniss
Apr 18, 2016 Bonnie Zotos
Apr 18, 2016 claire mccullagh
Apr 18, 2016 Susan Brittain
Apr 18, 2016 Gulnara Syulgina
Apr 17, 2016 Margo Bliss
Apr 16, 2016 Melissa Plessinger
Apr 16, 2016 Bob Brucker
Apr 16, 2016 Sharon Richardson so sad and cruel
Apr 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2016 Santwana Tewary
Apr 14, 2016 Christelle Coupé

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