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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: 71,785
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 21, 2017 Margaret Hayes
Oct 21, 2017 marina danilova
Oct 20, 2017 Angi Beckett
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Linda Romano
Oct 20, 2017 C. Scott
Oct 20, 2017 chris small
Oct 19, 2017 Sabrina Pleck
Oct 19, 2017 r van Strien
Oct 19, 2017 Heidi Ansell
Oct 19, 2017 Alson Sachs
Oct 19, 2017 R Mathoorasingh
Oct 18, 2017 kimm runnoe
Oct 17, 2017 Debbie Sandberg
Oct 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2017 ROXANNA WINKES-ANTHONY
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Sharie Meyer-Fried Please help these dogs. They are living beings not trash killed or left to stave. You have the power to make a difference.
Oct 12, 2017 Gigi Middlebrook
Oct 12, 2017 andree luron
Oct 12, 2017 Barry Faust
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2017 Roslyn Pollinger
Oct 12, 2017 Jordi Malgà
Oct 11, 2017 Julie Reid
Oct 10, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Oct 10, 2017 susan munro
Oct 10, 2017 Elisabete Fonseca
Oct 10, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 10, 2017 Janet Burrows
Oct 10, 2017 Erica Connolly
Oct 10, 2017 Donna Muller
Oct 9, 2017 Sarah Gensler
Oct 8, 2017 Sandra Harris Please please strengthen your animal protection laws! This is so inhumane and cruel - to use them and then just discard them. Please please stop this now. Thank You!
Oct 7, 2017 Sarah Strantz
Oct 7, 2017 Nina Carey
Oct 6, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 6, 2017 Leanne Keane
Oct 6, 2017 Brenda Roy
Oct 5, 2017 Rosie Almanza
Oct 5, 2017 Leslie Ashby
Oct 5, 2017 K Moore
Oct 5, 2017 Sarah Young
Oct 4, 2017 Denise Simpson
Oct 4, 2017 LETICIA MUNOZ
Oct 4, 2017 Valdyne Viers
Oct 4, 2017 Linda K Reed
Oct 4, 2017 Edward Moul
Oct 4, 2017 Patti Mealy

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