From Heaven to Hell is now only available as an Ebook. Ebook version now on sale in English and Italian, to order see links below. Find out more about the the French (Descente aux enfers) print version SOLD OUT. French ebook version coming soon.
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From Pyramid to Perrera, English ebook version - buy here
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Brigitte Bardot has written to King Felipe and the government of Spain protesting about the plight of the galgos and podencos at the end of the hunting season, to end urgently hunting with Galgos because it´s cruel, torture, not necessary and it does not belong anymore in the 21st. century...
Good news someone is actually Banning this .So to others Countries hope this sets a precedent to actually admit the truth about Dog Racing and its cruel tradition - Google translation
The Commission for Justice and Criminal Affairs Senate Argentina has signed a new law that prohibits any breed of racing dogs. People might be surprised that violating this law shall be punished by three to four months in jail. They have banned dog racing since this is a form of abuse and mistreatment of animals because the dogs undergo injections, drugs and treatments to make them faster, it also promotes illegal gambling and tax evasion.
An excellent video showing the truth about living in Spain with the daily problem of abandoned galgos and podencos. Galgo News was contacted by Tina when she worked as a volunteer at Los Infiernos refuge where there were galgos needing help...which I publicised for her, and donated to the cost of the kennels at Gaynor's. We also fostered a couple of her rescued galgos, including Bracken. He was adopted in the UK but sadly circumstances changed drastically (outside the control of his adoptant family) and David drove back and brought him back to France where he is still with us today. He is a great character, the Spanish vet did a wonderful job putting his damaged leg back together and it always comes up for attention 'poor me'!
In a few weeks the hunting season with galgos will come to an end and that means that now already shelters and perreras are completely full with galgos, discarded by their owner who just considers them a bad working tool and nothing more... Scooby will take the next couple weeks hundreds of galgos and podencos in to save them from being killed in a perrera or waiting for years and years in shelters because nobody adopts them.
Sunday the 10th. of January we had to go to pick up some 50 galgos and podencos in a shelter in Tomelloso were every day a few galgos are brought in by their loving owners or mostly, are just thrown over the fence.
You may remember a post a few days ago about 2 pet galgos murdered by galgueros as retribution to the owner for speaking out against them. There is understandably a groundswell of anger against the situation and a petition has been raised to demand justice and prosecution against the perpetrators. Please sign and share.
From the organiser. 'Please sign the following petition, to help a friend of mine, who has been severely punished by local hunters (in Southern Spain) for having been brave enough to break a tradition of unpunished tyranny from the part of the head of the hunters' tight community. Her punishment was to find one of her Spanish Greyhounds (galga) hung from an olive tree behind her house...and been told by the vet that the animal had been previously frozen and kept somewhere...
A horrendous CRIME that cannot fall into oblivion...just as so many galgo's deaths do every year...This is not only death...but murder made worse by psychological torture and deliberate sadism.
On 23rd January DeAnimals specialist animal welfare lawyers, held another successful course for people in authority who want to study the laws for animals; animal welfare; prison law and how to make a denounce against animal abuse. Delegates included Seprona, local police, national police, a judge and a lawyer; it was also attended by an Actin Committee member. The course also covered working to make an ANIMAL PROTECTION group that can help to make important changes in Spain and different cities and towns in Spain.
The principal and important things to make changes in Spain is the INFORMATION, the information and knowledge of the laws gives power to the legal process and this is the true key to making changes in Spain for animals.
Actin sponsored 6 people on the course, which was enabled by a generous donator.
The next course will probably be Saturday 9 April in Murcia, to be confirmed. It will start at 9.30 to 19.30h with food included. The price with food will be approximately 90 to 95 pounds. Actin may be able to sponsor a delegate, if they are unable to afford the costs and can demonstrate that this course will help them in their working capacity, as an animal welfare advocate.
DeAnimals will also be running a course for lawyers, association and police about animal law, prison law and abuse of animals in the official College of lawyers in Sevilla. This course is free to everyone, trainee lawyers, police and association. Actin will be sponsoring this course.
Intimidation is a terrible thing, especially when the result is attacks on people, property, vehicles, animals. It is not uncommon in rural Spain for people who speak out against animal cruelty, make denuncias, to suffer in such a way. Here is a story of just one such case. My heart goes out to the poor lady, and to her dogs who died so horrendously. (Taken from a facebook page Million Paw March for Justice)
'With permission, We are saddened, shocked, and angered to have to report that the post made on the March earlier of the murdered Galga, Nanou, mutilated and tied to the owners fence in an act of apparent revenge belonged to one of our Marchers. A Marcher, who asked not to be named, who has been with us all from the very beginning. No words can properly express the sorrow and pain our Friend of the March is going through but they wanted a summary of the events told here and the village named.
Fermin Perez Martin, president of Scooby, tells the story.
'On Monday 18/1/2016 we went to Jerez to pick up 35 more galgos, who now are sitting comfortably in our shelter.
We should have taken 36 galgos, but during the release of 5 galgos from the back of a trailor carried by their galguerro, one of the galgos was so terrified, he broke free from his leash, gave many bite wounds to his former ‘master’, and he fled for his life. This is sad, very sad that a galgo who was so close to the chance at a better life with us, took his chance of freedom to escape the life he knew, to be used only as a tool. We hope that the volunteers in Jerez will find him and eventually he will get the life he deserves, and this highlights the huge importance of our work, travelling great distances to save as many of these mistreated souls that we possibly can. Please support us in our even increasing work, you will be seeing the many new faces of our wonderful galgos appearing soon and ready for adoption.'
Ways to help us: Making a donation: http://www.scoobymedina.org/en/how_you_can_help.html Making a virtual adoption: http://www.scoobymedina.org/en/virtual_adoption/index.html Adopt one of our animals: http://www.scoobymedina.org/en/adoption/index.html Become a volunteer: http://www.scoobymedina.org/en/volunteering.html Join the teaming (for only 1 Euro/month): https://www.teaming.net/scoobymedina?lang=en_UK