write to your local MEP about the plight of the galgos. Full list of MEPs can be
found here - http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/directory.html
is well known in Spain and abroad that many galgos (Spanish bred hunting dogs)
are routinely abandoned or killed every year at the end of the hunting season,
which only lasts for four months.
galgos have been neglected, or have obviously been mutilated to disguise their
identity. The welfare groups in Spain are faced with some terrible cases of
abuse and despite many complaints to the authorities and petitions over the
years, these barbaric practices continue unabated.
in Need www.greyhoundsinneed.co.uk
registered charity is devoted to the rescue, treatment and rehoming of the
galgos and they work closely with shelters in Spain and adoption groups in
mainland Europe to help many galgos each year but know that they are only
dealing with a fraction of the galgos abandoned.
respectfully ask you to raise this matter at the European Parliament to enact
and enforce humanitarian legislation to protect the galgos of Spain from such
barbaric treatment. This would help bring Spain to its rightful position
alongside other European nations in according proper standards of protection to
its animal population. It would also free foreign charities from the burden of
coping with the results of this lack of protection.