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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: 72,118
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

Mar 23, 2018 Mary Woytysiak
Mar 23, 2018 Diana Jones
Mar 23, 2018 Paul Michaud
Mar 23, 2018 Lisa Brown
Mar 23, 2018 sonya sony
Mar 23, 2018 Kate Evans
Mar 23, 2018 Fiona Power
Mar 23, 2018 Brenda Pereira It is time for this cruel practice to end. Dogs are pets, not livestock. It should be illegal to even own a greyhound if this is the type of treatment they will receive. Owners should face harsh punishments for abandoning these animals!
Mar 22, 2018 Katherine Von Rodeck
Mar 22, 2018 Kimberly Wong-Hyde
Mar 22, 2018 CHARLINDA Korte
Mar 21, 2018 Christine Blakely
Mar 21, 2018 Evelyne DOMPMARTIN-DERI
Mar 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2018 LISA FIELDS
Mar 20, 2018 Deb Byczko
Mar 20, 2018 Linda Borner
Mar 19, 2018 Kay Mann
Mar 19, 2018 Mania Azad
Mar 19, 2018 Jackie Byrd
Mar 18, 2018 Brent Pennell
Mar 18, 2018 Ana Suarez
Mar 17, 2018 Marilyn Williams
Mar 17, 2018 Michael Collier
Mar 17, 2018 tore boissonneau
Mar 17, 2018 Lesley Adamson These animals should be protected and cared for. They are gentle animals and can be given to families as pets once the hunting season is over.
Mar 17, 2018 Georgia Ouellette
Mar 17, 2018 Kateri Hilton
Mar 16, 2018 Candice C
Mar 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2018 christine resch
Mar 15, 2018 Ankea Kkoutas
Mar 15, 2018 Krystina Boyle
Mar 15, 2018 Nora Connell
Mar 15, 2018 Pat Williams
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Emma Le
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 Deja Brown
Mar 15, 2018 Ronald Wolniewicz
Mar 15, 2018 Tammi Long
Mar 15, 2018 Isabel Sobral
Mar 15, 2018 Isela Gonzalez
Mar 15, 2018 Ann Finger
Mar 15, 2018 linda campbell
Mar 13, 2018 Tracey Wilson It's sad to know that people who consider themselves civilized can be this cruel and barbaric.
Mar 13, 2018 Maria Staffieri
Mar 13, 2018 Connie Smith
Mar 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 12, 2018 sharmini sewpersad

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