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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: 71,931
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


Dec 6, 2017 Donna Tanner
Dec 2, 2017 Michalla Courtorielle
Nov 29, 2017 doris gonen
Nov 27, 2017 Alyssa Marie Antes
Nov 27, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 22, 2017 Ravinder Singh
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Lynne Minore
Nov 22, 2017 sue grange
Nov 22, 2017 Megan Masters
Nov 21, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 21, 2017 Nicholas Chatfield
Nov 20, 2017 Virginia Scarborough
Nov 20, 2017 Beth Stauber
Nov 19, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 17, 2017 Andrea Eisenberg
Nov 17, 2017 sheila gilbert
Nov 17, 2017 Valentina Rossini
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Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Laura Hickman
Nov 16, 2017 Paula Mattila
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Beth Hansen
Nov 16, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Nov 16, 2017 Julie Minton
Nov 16, 2017 vanessa isenberg
Nov 16, 2017 Jackie Doying
Nov 16, 2017 Attila Teberoglu
Nov 16, 2017 Christine Raddatz
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Nov 15, 2017 Susan Smith
Nov 15, 2017 Sophie Dahavarian
Nov 15, 2017 Beverly Huff
Nov 15, 2017 Claire Hazelwood
Nov 14, 2017 Paige Warren
Nov 14, 2017 Suzanne Wright
Nov 14, 2017 valery allison
Nov 14, 2017 Carol Ellis
Nov 14, 2017 Macy Botti
Nov 14, 2017 Janine Sanders
Nov 14, 2017 Melissa Mitchell
Nov 14, 2017 Lesley Fetterman
Nov 14, 2017 Marge Schwartz

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