Write to your local MEP

Please 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

SAMPLE letter below


It 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.

Many 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.

Greyhounds in Need www.greyhoundsinneed.co.uk an English 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.

We 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.

Yours sincerely