jueves, 9 de agosto de 2007


The Spanish greyhounds need help!

I am an animal lover who has come across the most destructive way of keepingan animal. It is with this that I make my plea. The Spanish galgo(greyhound) needs help to overcome this massive abuse, and I am calling onall animal lovers to help.

The galgo is used in hunting, as is the podenco and spaniel. However thegalgo breed is in despair. They are kept in the most horrendous conditionsyou could ever imagine: derelict houses, in the cold, concrete sheds, holesin the ground and covered over so they cannot escape or be heard.
They arebred in holes in the ground, starved beyond imagination, beaten and kicked.

But it does not end there. At the end of the hunting season the galgosocieties take on the difficult task of finding them clinging to life,dangling from trees. These dogs are discarded once the season has finished;they are, to the hunter, replaceable. So they get hung!

Yes hung! Wires are put round their necks and if they have shamed the hunterthey have a slow death, feet skimming the ground - days, hours pass beforedeath takes them.
Some are hung higher - an unimaginable torture - or burnt, beaten and dumpedin wells. Some luckier ones escape; some are abandoned to live on thestreets. Thousands of galgos are taken in, clinging to life, by a number ofsocieties. They are nursed, patched back together, and homes are looked for.

I am calling on you to look at the “galgos sin fronteras” or “ddevida”websites. Look at the videos, the pictures, and don’t turn away. They needdonations, (vet care is expensive in these conditions) or if you sew you canmake coats for the dogs; they also need leashes, bowls, medication. If youare considering adopting a dog, consider the sweet docile galgo. Put a galgoin your life, and you won’t regret it! When you see the for real how thesedogs get treated, that’s when you will want to help. This won’t stop or goaway.

You can sign peticions on asanda.org against hunting with galgos: youdon’t even have to leave your computer, if you can’t do anything else, thatwill help. Then pass it on!

Please don’t turn away, man’s best friend is being let down by man! Pleasehelp make a differance. The societies are like guardian angels and they needhelp, to help the galgos. Let’s do all we can to let the Spanish galgo riseback up into society and become a household pet!


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