Many People Are Calling This “The Greyhound Holocaust”

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This barbaric practice ends with 50,000 Greyhounds being brutally killed.

Spain, known already for its inhumane treatment of animals, is now being exposed for another cruel form of treatment towards Greyhounds. Bred and trained specifically for hunting season, it’s estimated that over 50,000 Greyhounds are brutally murdered after the season is over.

Hunting season ends in February, and February 1st serves as World Galgo Day, a day when people honor the Greyhounds that are used in the hunt every year. They are bred in the thousands each year, where they begin their life of confinement, neglect, and starvation. They are taken out only for training and hunting, where they are taught to run as quickly as possible by being tied behind moving vehicles and dragged behind them.

Credit: Holidog Times

Credit: Holidog Times

Once the season is over, all of the dogs that are either too old, not the best hunters, or simply a liability that the hunters don’t want to care for until the next hunting season is killed in unbelievably cruel ways. The most merciful fate these dogs can be given is to be kept to breed more dogs (and then also eventually killed) or to be abandoned on the streets where it has to fend for itself.

Credit: Holidog Times

Credit: Holidog Times

The rest are victims of “The Greyhound Holocaust.” They are hung by trees, starved to death in cages, thrown down wells or off of cliffs, burned alive, run over by cars, or dragged behind cars until they die. Even if they are so lucky as to simply be abandoned, it is likely that the owners have broken their legs before releasing them so that they cannot make their way back to the hunters.

Credit: Vice

Credit: Vice

The pain that these Greyhounds suffer throughout their whole lives, only to experience an even worse pain when they die is unfathomable, and many shelters are doing what they can to ease the pain and rescue as many Greyhounds as they can. One local organization, The Baasgalgo Association, goes to affected areas with high concentrations of these dogs and picks up strays to feed them, cares for them medically, and houses them in local shelters. An international organization based in England, Greyhounds in Need, also works to save these dogs and rehome them. Since 1991 they have “rescued and found homes for several thousand dogs with the help of many Spanish volunteers.”

If you would like to do something to help put an end to this barbaric practice, you can sign this petition, donate to either of the above organizations, and share this post so that we can raise awareness!


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19 COMMENTS

    • No, fuck YOU, you all-or-nothing, finger pointing, holier-than-thou lazy bastard.
      And to explain myself, in case you’re as stupid as you are oblivious: just because everyone is not saving every single species or animal in the world does not make us hypocrites. But whatever you have to tell yourself to feel superior, or more likely to justify your cynical passivity.

    • A. Nobody are you that ridiculously stupid? Do you not ever see other posts about other animals being mistreated? For you to make a comment like that tells people that either you really lack the ability to think in easy steps, or you are part of the group that destroys these greyhounds after using them up for hunting season. I hope it’s just that you’re a moron.

      • while you guys are arguing, kids are being born with Zika virus, kids/teenagers/adults are dying of other viruses created by the same R.F owned institutions: AIDS, Cancer, ebola, nevermind there are too many… It does not make the murder of animals any less significant but there is an undeniable truth: All the worst case scenarios Hollywood slowly but surely prepared us for are happening… I fear our kids on’t have much chance left by the time they are teenagers…

  1. For 8 måneder siden mistede jeg min elskede galgo-pige (12 år gammel) adopteret fra Spanien. Hun gav mig så meget og der går ikke en dag uden jeg tænker på hende. Det er ufatteligt at nogen mennesker kan få sig til at gøre et andet væsen ondt. Det bør stoppes og disse mennesker stilles til ansvar om muligt. Jeg håber af hele mit hjerte at den Spanske regering vil gøre noget ved problemet. Fantastisk at så mange mennesker gør alt for at hjælpe galgoerne og Spaniens øvrige hunde, stor respekt for dette.

    A Galgo friend from Denmark

  2. These people are sick!And yes – I do care about the billions of other animals being killed in brutal ways. But when I actually see/hear about cruelty against animals – I react!

  3. Wow. What levels humans may sink to. Guessing Spain doesn’t have an animal cruelty law. I thought the bullfighting was bad! Karma’s a bitch, ladies & gentlemen.

  4. Be the human that deserves to be called a human. Using and killing an animal which cannot fight you back is the most cowardly act a human can do. Don’t be a coward.

  5. THE ASS HOLES THAT DO THIS TO THESE WONDERFUL DOGS SHOULD BE SHOT DEAD. IT IS TIME ANIMAL LOVERS START DELETING THESE BASTARDS FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH. IF YOU SEE THIS CRUELNESS SHOOT THE BASTARDS DEAD AND THROW THEM OFF THE CLIFF!

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