At Care2 we’re all about taking action. So here in Trailblazers we’re profiling one activist opportunity per week. Here’s one story you should know about.
Some consider dog to be “man’s best friend.” Unfortunately, several greyhounds in Spain are not feeling the love.
All too often, Spanish-bred hunting greyhounds–also known as galgos–are used for their hunting services for just one season, then they’re abandoned or killed, often in gruesome ways. It is not uncommon for their bodies to be found mutilated.
An English charity, Greyhounds in Need, has created a petition to stop the cruelty toward Spanish greyhounds. The petition targets the Spanish Government, asking them to enforce legislation that protects galgos.
Greyhounds make ideal family companions for any dog lover, which makes it hard to understand why nothing is being done to give them an opportunity at survival and a happy life. Whether a greyhound ends up in a home or animal shelter, it is a better alternative than this current pattern of neglect and torture. Action needs to be taken now to stop people from harming these precious animals.
People around the world have taken notice and several Care2 members have already signed to help these greyhounds. Have you?
Sign the petition to protect Spanish greyhounds today!