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. What is wrong with the mentality of Spanish people? Supposedly a deeply religious country yet it treats animals in this appalling manner. Makes me utterly sick. I hope all those cruel people rot in hell for all eternity.

    • Jorge Castro says:

      No you moron that’s the mentality of most HUMANS in the whole word. Not just Spanish people. Just as your mentality is stupid and talking about a specific group. Must be a racist.


  3. Kathleen Nagy-DeRosa says:

    Such barbaric and despicable acts against innocent animals. Doing nothing about it makes you just add guilty. Do the right thing and punish these abusers. Absolutely sickening!


    I cannot believe such Evilness these people are treating these innocent Greyhounds please put a stop to it Prime Minister of Spain and help to save the poor innocent survivors now Thankyou

  5. Cynthia Pisarcik says:

    Please, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

    help in getting these dogs treated as they should be. Please help them!

  6. LEAVE THOSE DOGS ALONE!!! You dumb asses go out there and race yourselves !!! It would b more enteraining to see you collapse n fall from exhaustion n suffer in the heat

  7. Courtney Munoz says:

    Monsters deserve to rot in hell! YOU HUMANS SUCK AND DONT DESERVE TO LIVE! Disgusting despicable creatures you are!

  8. I have a rescued greyhound and she is an awesome dog. Those people are SCUM and pure evil. I’d gladly burn them with cigarettes and drag them behind a truck. I hope they all die a miserable death

  9. mary harrington says:

    Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy, can you in anyway understand what is happening to these dogs in your country? It’s time for you to step up and do the right thing for the innocent. You have to know what is going on and you know what you have to do, so do it!!!

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