By Meredith Ayan and Stephanie Scott SPCA International is delighted to announce that last week, along with local Spanish animal rescue organizations, we testified about the cruel treatment of hunting Greyhounds before the Spanish Congress of Deputies. This was an amazing opportunity to speak out on behalf of the over 60,000 Greyhounds abused, tortured and discarded in this country every year. We joined forces with many other incredible Spanish NGOs who are entirely dedicated to this work - it was a true honor to stand side-by-side with them. History was made and it was an extremely successful day speaking out for the Greyhounds of Spain! In addition to these great honors, we also prepared and delivered an official letter to the Congress from SPCAI urging for changes to laws and pleading for the enforcement of those laws that are already in place to prevent this cruelty.
Spain is the only country in the European Union that allows this type of hunting with Spanish Greyhounds or Galgo. It has been outlawed in every other country. In attendance were over 130 activists, members of congress and concerned citizens. Although we know that we have an uphill battle ahead of us, our hearts are optimistic for the future of these dogs after seeing the wonderful representation of concerned citizens present at this meeting. We will not rest until we have urged Spain to enforce the laws in place against this abuse, and ultimately end this cruel sport altogether.
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