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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: 72,306
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


May 22, 2018 Ramona Blankinship
May 22, 2018 alina stan spanish or asian...same disgusting people
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Elizabeth Pum
May 21, 2018 Penelope DeCoster
May 21, 2018 Michelle Crawford
May 21, 2018 Teresa Wass
May 21, 2018 Petra Stadtmueller
May 21, 2018 Elva Munro
May 20, 2018 Stacey McRae
May 20, 2018 gale turner
May 20, 2018 Patricia Nielsen
May 20, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Lauren Berger
May 19, 2018 Melissa Callaghan
May 19, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 19, 2018 christine rochette
May 18, 2018 u rabe Spain is "traditionally" horrible to animals. I hope they will clean up their bad reputation.
May 18, 2018 Renata Allocco
May 18, 2018 Karen Myers
May 18, 2018 Jill Banta
May 18, 2018 faye munro
May 18, 2018 Becky Fisher
May 18, 2018 Natalie Gray
May 18, 2018 Kim Korellis
May 18, 2018 Beverly Folkes
May 18, 2018 Tiffany Challis
May 18, 2018 Pam Steele
May 18, 2018 keely gleason
May 18, 2018 Marlene Smith
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Patricia Ryan
May 18, 2018 Rick Marshall
May 17, 2018 Megan Burkholder
May 17, 2018 Rodney Kolar
May 17, 2018 Jomarie Minton
May 16, 2018 Kim Johnson
May 16, 2018 Jill Nightingale
May 16, 2018 Susan Prince
May 16, 2018 Valerie Charbonneau
May 16, 2018 Amy Dombek
May 16, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
May 16, 2018 Kiantha Shadduck
May 15, 2018 sheryl benning
May 15, 2018 Hera Gerber
May 15, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2018 J.B. Picot
May 15, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 15, 2018 Nanette Smith
May 15, 2018 Leslie Valentine

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