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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: 70,211
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

Oct 25, 2016 Marsha Croner
Oct 25, 2016 evie hager
Oct 25, 2016 Ulla Johansson
Oct 25, 2016 Andrea Hinkley
Oct 23, 2016 Robert Stroud
Oct 23, 2016 Gwen Walsh
Oct 23, 2016 Susan Ellis
Oct 23, 2016 S. Hosse
Oct 22, 2016 Stacy Lee
Oct 22, 2016 Kim Ledbetter Animals do not deserve human torture for buman entertainment. Its disgusting to see humans betting money for greyhounds and throwing them in the trash after they use them. Stop this inhumane torture of animals for money. Or any reason.
Oct 22, 2016 Miryam Garcia
Oct 21, 2016 Tina Brewster
Oct 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2016 Richard Lebon
Oct 21, 2016 Annette Craig
Oct 21, 2016 Karl Hoermann
Oct 21, 2016 Jo Ince
Oct 20, 2016 Mimi Ngo
Oct 20, 2016 Lisa Dawn Miller
Oct 19, 2016 Alessandra Paolini
Oct 18, 2016 Landy Oakes All the Abusers will be punished either in this life or the next - dogs, as all animals are gifts from heaven - spell dog backwards - that explains everything.
Oct 18, 2016 trudi selner
Oct 17, 2016 Mirella Parmigiani
Oct 17, 2016 Sal Caldrone
Oct 17, 2016 Linda Groff
Oct 17, 2016 Bonnie Forsythe Please STOP this selfishness and Inhumane cruelty
Oct 17, 2016 Caterina Brandolisio
Oct 17, 2016 robbi mitre
Oct 17, 2016 Jeanette Moldovan
Oct 16, 2016 Linda Kehew
Oct 16, 2016 Danuta Wojciechowska
Oct 16, 2016 Agnieszka Wojciechowska
Oct 16, 2016 Geraldine Trakys
Oct 16, 2016 Maggie Dunn
Oct 15, 2016 D Rigdon DISGRACEFUL!! Is THIS what you want your country known for?? IGNORANCE ABOUNDING. FIX THIS!! 'A society WILL be judged by how it treats it's animals.' Ghandi YOUR SOCIETY IS TORTURING GENTLE DOGS! IF NOT OK, THEN STOP THE TORTURE!!
Oct 15, 2016 JANICK SANSON
Oct 14, 2016 Leslie Pfost
Oct 14, 2016 gordana hoffpauir
Oct 14, 2016 Laudiceia Fonseca
Oct 14, 2016 Marc van de Waarseenburg
Oct 13, 2016 natalie collins
Oct 12, 2016 Sloane Kramer
Oct 11, 2016 Kathy Garcia
Oct 11, 2016 Janice McDaniel
Oct 10, 2016 B. den Boer
Oct 9, 2016 Debra Hunt
Oct 9, 2016 Viviane Vanbuggenhout
Oct 8, 2016 Janet Brandon

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