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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: 100,000 Progress: 71,442
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


Jul 24, 2017 Chantal Eldridge
Jul 23, 2017 Elvira Trebesius
Jul 23, 2017 Dena Albright
Jul 22, 2017 Brenda Higgins
Jul 22, 2017 Siouxzi Foxxen
Jul 21, 2017 Laura and Bill Congdon
Jul 20, 2017 Susan Bain
Jul 20, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Jul 20, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 19, 2017 Amy Whitfield
Jul 19, 2017 Wanda Bunn
Jul 18, 2017 Fred Bailes
Jul 18, 2017 Silvia Steinhilber
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 Roberta Purves
Jul 18, 2017 Lynn Simpson
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 17, 2017 SUZANNE GRUNBERG
Jul 16, 2017 Torunn Hvilsten
Jul 16, 2017 Jirina Truneckova
Jul 15, 2017 Stephen Blakely
Jul 15, 2017 Fateh Sidhu
Jul 15, 2017 ΚΛΑΙΡΗ ΕΥΘΥΜΙΑΔΟΥ
Jul 15, 2017 Paula Mattila
Jul 14, 2017 Rose Williams
Jul 14, 2017 Mary Jane Ludwig
Jul 14, 2017 Jennifer DiasDaCosta
Jul 14, 2017 Shayne O'Brien
Jul 14, 2017 lynn epstein
Jul 14, 2017 Kristin Dubovsky
Jul 14, 2017 Barbara Bemis
Jul 14, 2017 kimberley Richardson
Jul 13, 2017 Zhena Borg
Jul 12, 2017 Lisa Frey Please stop the torture!
Jul 12, 2017 Donna Goode
Jul 11, 2017 Joseph Nigro
Jul 11, 2017 Lisa Jackson
Jul 11, 2017 Lily Eshuis
Jul 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is shameful. I will never go to Spain.
Jul 10, 2017 Jacky Kusterer
Jul 10, 2017 Suzanne Smith
Jul 10, 2017 Ann Gibbs
Jul 10, 2017 Micaela Owen
Jul 10, 2017 Donna Olinger
Jul 10, 2017 Sharon Noll Please stop the abuse of these innocent creatures!
Jul 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) The misuse of these delightful animals is a disgrace to the Spanish Culture & people. I could not tour in your country on risk of seeing this cruel behavior nor can I encourage anyone else to visit.
Jul 10, 2017 (Name not displayed) They are NOT garbage to be thrown away when used!!! They're caring feeling creatures of God and should be treated as such. Shame on you for not doing more!!!
Jul 10, 2017 Vicki Hall
Jul 10, 2017 Lori Kegler

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