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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: 72,419
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 20, 2018 Rodney Kolar
Jun 19, 2018 Frederik van der Vyver
Jun 19, 2018 Angelique Mcclean
Jun 19, 2018 Maria Manzo
Jun 19, 2018 Elizabeth Mitchell
Jun 19, 2018 Elena Sorokina
Jun 19, 2018 Sandra Larsen
Jun 19, 2018 Chris Arene
Jun 19, 2018 Meredith Knee
Jun 19, 2018 Erin Faz
Jun 19, 2018 Just di Luthy
Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 17, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 17, 2018 george papafloratos
Jun 16, 2018 Rachel Duncan Disgusting behaviour, needs to be stopped
Jun 16, 2018 Mary Grant
Jun 13, 2018 Gary Daudet
Jun 11, 2018 Anna Ott
Jun 10, 2018 JULIE ROBERTS
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson
Jun 8, 2018 Joan Turpin Wow, didn't think anything in Spain was worse than bullfighting but I guess I was wrong. Spain needs to come out of the 12th century and enact some strong animal welfare laws and make it illegal to treat dogs like used kleenix - its inhumane.
Jun 7, 2018 Leslie Carver I bet an American boycott on Spanish tourism would change your mind...
Jun 7, 2018 Carol Felicello
Jun 7, 2018 Sarah Witter
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Sue Gebhart
Jun 6, 2018 louise white Proverbs 12v10 A righteous man regards the life of his animal, But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel
Jun 4, 2018 Mollie Vreeland
Jun 4, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 2, 2018 Sue Lindley
Jun 1, 2018 Virginia Brinkmann
Jun 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 31, 2018 thomas wegner
May 31, 2018 Richard VanRenson
May 30, 2018 Stephanie Black-Mcdonald
May 30, 2018 Summer Patterson
May 30, 2018 Vicky Meek
May 30, 2018 Janina Grage
May 30, 2018 Rita Wolff
May 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2018 Wade Holdsworth
May 30, 2018 KRISTY KIRSTIN leave Greyhounds alone
May 29, 2018 Lorraine Glenn
May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 28, 2018 kerstin teefy
May 28, 2018 Shirley Baker
May 28, 2018 Gabriela Gurdziel
May 28, 2018 Rona Crawford

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