Save Galgo Dogs From Brutal Slaughter

Target: Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain

Goal: Protect hunting dogs in Spain from torture and gruesome death.

Every year, more than 60,000 galgos, Spanish hunting dogs, meet a gruesome death after they are no longer of value to their owners. Once exclusively bred by Spanish nobles, galgos are now one of the most abused dog breeds on the planet.

Traditionally, the galgos are used by hunters or galgueros for hare coursing. Crammed in tiny sheds, the dogs are forced to live in their own filth without daylight, unable to move, deprived of affection, and near death. Most of them suffer from starvation and severe illnesses, but their owners only care for profit.

Worthless to the galgueros, most galgos are disposed of at the end of each hunting season. The animals are abandoned or killed in the most horrendous ways. Breeding the dogs en masse, rather than keeping the old animals, is more profitable for the hunting community.

As a standard practice, dogs who are no longer in top form but have performed well in the competition are granted a quick death through hanging high of a tree. Those who have humiliated their galgueros by poor performances are hanged low to the ground so their paws barely touch. Their desperate effort to reach the ground as they slowly choke to death is called “piano playing.” Not only are galgos hanged, but they are also thrown down wells, cast into rivers to drown, burned and beaten to death, stabbed, doused with acid, and buried alive. Some have their legs broken and are abandoned in forests, so they can’t find their way home. The abandoned dogs often starve or succumb to their injuries. Rescue shelters try to find good, loving homes for some, but most of the captured dogs end up in municipal killing stations.

The hunters’ repulsive belief that the dogs’ suffering will guarantee the next hunting season to be more successful leaves thousands of dogs to endure this cruelty. With no EU legislation concerning the welfare of the dogs, and the unwillingness of Spanish authorities to address the abuse of galgos, the suffering of these affectionate animals will continue.

A massive international movement is needed to help these noble, beautiful, and gentle dogs. Sign this petition to ban galgos from hunting and safeguard their well-being.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Sánchez,

Tens of thousands of galgos are brutally killed every year with your knowledge and you stand by and do nothing to help these beautiful animals.

The dogs experience abuse to the maximum extent and are forced to live in tiny sheds, in their feces, and most of them near death. You let galgueros hang, beat, burn, stab, and torture their dogs for profit and the ludicrous belief that the galgos’ suffering will benefit the next hunt.

Putting an end to the mass breeding of galgos will have a significant impact on the number of stray dogs in Spain. With almost one hundred thousand homeless canines, there are great dangers of spreading diseases.

Numerous protests, campaigns, and petitions were already ignored by your careless attitude towards animals. Your primitive thinking has to adapt to the 21st century.

Be ashamed of your neglect to maintain the welfare of animals in your country. Take the initiative and protect vulnerable dogs. Stop using galgos for hunting.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: OmarCurrosSimón




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15 Comments

  1. Those that think cruelty in hunting or anything else need to be removed from society forever. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. They don’t change….IN MY OPINION

    • Those spaniard “hunters” are savages and they are the ones that need a violent demise. That would be a fair sentence.

  2. espanhois malditos fdp voces tem que morrer de fome e com acido no rabo de voces ridiculios morrao mil vezes no fogo de satanas malditos fdp

  3. Elizabeth Sargeant Elizabeth Sargeant says:

    This is an age old tradition in Spain, same as bull fighting. Unless or until the authorities do something about animal welfare then nothing will change. It’s utterly disgraceful.

    • People can do something but most do not care because it does not affect them. The bullfighters need to be executed. this is a fair sentence.

  4. All animal abusing scumbags must be exterminated. We need to unite together to enforce this procedure internationally slow and agonising death for these evil cretins is esse4ntial!

  5. How horrible and those are such wonderful loyal dogs.
    I wish i could have one as they have such a sweet nature and are great family dogs.
    Shame on the horrible people that abuse these poor dogs.It breaks my heart.

  6. simon hooper says:

    the spanish are revolting cruel bastards i try not to buy anything from spain.

  7. Dear Mr. Sánchez,
    mE PARECE INCRELIBLE ENTERARME QUE UN PAIS TAN CIVILIZADO COMO LO ES ESPANA, LE DE UN FIN TAN ATROZ A ESOS POBRES GALGOS QUE EN SU BUENA EPOCA LES DIERAN A SUS DUEÑOS PINGUES GANANCIAS … ESO ES UNA INGRATUD QUE DICE POCO DEL PAIS.
    SU SEÑORIA, UD. NO PODRIA TOMAR CARTAS EN EL ASUNTO Y HACER QUE ESOS POBRES ANIMALES SEAN RECOMPENSADOS EN SU VEJEZ?
    MUCHAS GRACIAS POR LA ATENCION QUE LE MEREZCA LA PRESENTE.

  8. SU SEÑORIA –
    ME PARECE QUE UD. NO DEBE ESTAR AL TANTO DEL TRATO TAN INHUMANO QUE LE ESTAN DANDO A LOS GALGOS ALLA EN ESPANA, POR SUS MUCHAS OCUPACIONES, PERO NO PODRIA UD. INVESTIGAR UN POCO SOBRE EL PARTICULAR Y DAR UNA LEY QUE TERMINE CON EL ABUSO A QUE SON SOMETIDOS EN ‘AGRADECIMIENTO’ POR YA NO PODER RENDIR MAS?
    QUE SU NOBLEZA HAGA QUE UD. LE PONGA PUNTO FINAL A TAN TRAGICOS FINES A LOS QUE LO SOMETEN PARA COMO SE DICE VULGARMENTE, DESHACERSE DE ELLOS. ‘NOBLEZA OBLIGA’
    MUY ATENTANENTE,

    • Totalmente de acuerdo, que a España nadie la deshonre nunca, y luzca siempre victoriosa en el mundo entero.
      Ayudela por favor a seguir sobresaliendo orgullosa siempre como hasta ahora.

  9. When it comes to animals and how they should be treated Spain is less than a third world country, their record of horrific abuse and complete indifference to animal welfare is legendary. Shame on Spain and especially on Spanish leaders who could do something about this but apparently to lazy to care.

  10. Mr. Sanchez I am glad I never made a trip to spain -yes your country’s name does not deserve a capital S. How in God’s name do your countrymen go to church each Sunday -do they confess their extreme cruelty to God? If the priests forgive them it is a bastardization of Catholicism.
    spain has not a thing to be proud of

  11. Laurie Miskell says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

    Spain is simply barbaric, they are right up there with China…

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