Greyhounds Facing Vicious Abuse by Trainers Must be Protected

Target: Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain

Goal: Stop routine torture of greyhounds in Spain.

Hundreds of greyhounds in Spain are being brutally tortured and abused by their trainers. The dogs are bred for the purpose of hunting hares and put through rough training, including being dragged behind pick-up trucks by their leashes, and once they are no longer considered useful, they are left to die. Some especially cruel trainers beat the dogs or burn them with cigarettes, and in one case, a trainer tied a rope so tightly around a dog’s neck that it had to be surgically removed.

This is beyond disgraceful. These dogs do not deserve to be treated so roughly, only to be thrown away once they are no longer deemed ‘useful.’ A dog, even one bred for hunting, is not an object to be thrown away; they are living creatures who deserve care and compassion regardless of their age or skill at hunting.

A charity is devoted to rescuing the dogs who survive such torture, but that is only the first step. The brutal treatment of these poor animals must be outlawed; abusive trainers must be punished, and prospective trainers must be legally required to treat their dogs with care and respect. Sign this petition to put an end to the suffering of greyhounds.


Dear Prime Minister Rajoy,

Hundreds of greyhounds are being tortured and horribly mistreated by their trainers, who breed them for hunting, put them through intensive and risky training, and then leave them to die once they are no longer ‘useful.’ In some cases, the dogs are brutally beaten and burned before they are abandoned. Dogs have been found with gaping wounds, burns, and one with a rope so deep within their neck that it had to be surgically removed.

A charity has been working hard to rescue these dogs, and you must not only support them, but outlaw the brutal treatment of these innocent animals as well. Regardless of what they are bred for, dogs are living creatures who deserve much better than to be used as tools, mistreated, and then discarded. Please put a stop to the abuse of these innocent dogs and help to save the survivors.


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  1. Kill the TRAINERS!!!

  2. Ruth Rusch says:

    Spain, pull yourself out of the middle ages concerning your attitude and treatment of sight hounds. Isn’t Spain supposed to be an enlightened and civilized country?? Traditions are important,; however, traditions that are a guise for cruelty should be rethought and either abandoned or evolved. Stop the senseless torture of your sight
    hounds, please.

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