Petition: End Hare Coursing in Spain Which Kills Up To 100,000 Dogs a Year!

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coursing is a cruel and terrible tradition in Spain in which galgos, Spanish greyhounds, are forced to “perform.” This performance involves racing to catch a fleeing .

Galgos dogs are bred for these purposes sometimes by hunters themselves, or they can be purchased from breeders by hunters.

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However, the entire bloodsport is cruel from the breeding to the training and the punishments doled out after the competition.

Galgos del Sol is an organization that rescues galgos dogs from Spain, and their founder, Tina Solera explained to National Geographic that the dogs are “kept in terrible conditions, chained outdoors in small concrete bunkers and fed just enough to keep them alive—and ravenous enough to give them an edge in competitions.”

Founder of Galgo Rescue International Network, Abigail Christman also said that as part of their training, “a lot of times they’ll take 12, 15 dogs out, tie them to the back of a motorbike or a car and run [them]. If one of them falls down or gets injured, too bad.”

The hunting season runs from November to February, and when it’s over the dogs who didn’t perform well are cruelly and brutally tortured and killed. National Geographic reports that “Galgos have been thrown down wells, cast into rivers to drown, burned to death, and doused with acid.”

Many of them are hung on trees and there is a cruel name for the movement they make when trying to reach the ground with their paws: “piano playing.”

Up to 100,000 dogs are killed every year in the name of this cruel and horrendous “sport.” It should be completely outlawed and banned! If you agree, sign this urging Spain to end !

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 13 June 2019.


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Danielle Hernandez


Slavica Mazak Beslic

Burning witchcraft is also a Spanish tradition. Spain :Do you burn them?

Slavica Mazak Beslic

People have to deal with sport, not abuse and killing animals. D/sh

Bernadette Gustin


Rachel Bose


Dette Charlier


Gabrielle Eben


Lo Purple


Dominique Benoit-Girard


Marie-paule Quin



Signed and Shared. SHAME on Spain !!!

Isabelle Fernandès

RELANCE ! Cette tradition tue jusqu’à 100 000 chiens chaque année destinataire: Parlement d’Espagne 184 429 SUPPORTERS 190 000 BUT En Espagne, la fin de la saison de chasse approche à grands pas et, si le gibier espagnol est peut-être en train de pousser un soupir de soulagement, les chiens qui ont aidé les chasseurs à se procurer leur capture sont maintenant ceux qui font face à une mort atroce. Dans de nombreuses régions rurales de l’Espagne, les galgos – la version espagnole d’un lévrier – sont utilisés pour chasser le lièvre sauvage. Chaque chasseur en achète de 10 à… Read more »

Roberta Limoli Barufaldi


Virginie Bonett Boisseranc

Déja signé

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

I’d ask WTF is wrong with people but the better question is WTF isn’t

Tamara Schrama

Already S&S, shared again.

Susan Craig

Spain is an evil excuse for a country. And its wealthy king is just as bad. He has power and money to do something and won’t. I hope he rots in hell someday.

Nancy Burnette

That description applies to pos pres of U.S.

Coney Mercado

Signed n shared

Di Sianny Bryant