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Here's the first 2015 galgo calendar on sale - these calendars have stunning pix and also a page of boxes in which to record your day to day 'must do'. Buy now and raise funds to help the sick, injured and traumatised galgos at finca 112carlotagalgos.
When I was small, I hated the local annual agricultural show because they always held a raffle to win a foal! Goodness knows where the foals used to end up! Now some stupid b.....d is offering a greyhound pup in auction to raise funds for Marie Curie. Please Protest.
Lots of you must have or have had cute puppies and lots of pix of them. Here's how you can use one of your puppy pix to help ACTIN. It doesn't matter if your dog is no longer a puppy. And remember, it's all in a good cause for ACTIN. Details here.
CAGED will he holding Greyhound Remembrance Day in Manchester on Sunday, 27th July 2014 in respect of a million plus greyhounds killed by the UK greyhound racing industry since 1926. We plan to make this a very special event in memory of the dogs.
CAGED are working to raise funds for a sky banner to be flown by aeroplane over Manchester and the surrounding areas displaying the large red text 'Greyhounds U Bet - They Die. Times and location will be available on the website shortly.
I've said before that one of the reasons progress in Spain in helping the galgos is slow is because animal rescue organisations argue amongst themselves. And it's not just in Spain. For some people,it's an ego trip to say 'I'm the president of the association'. So what, you're a person just like the rest of us. I've met a few of them over the years.
Fermin of Scooby has also met them. Here's his latest piece on the Scooby English News Blog.
Don't forget that Scooby has hundreds of dogs and other animals - they all need feeding and most are ready for forever homes. Please help Scooby.
Latest news from APDDA, in defence of animals. (Internet translation to English below)
Josep Maldonado, Senator 'Parliamentary Association in Defence of Animals' (APDDA) has asked the Government whether it intends to carry out any measures to control the keeping and breeding of galgos. In brief, Maldonado recalls that many animal rights organizations They are denouncing the repeated abuse and death of these dogs.
Video with the President of SOS Galgos talking about galgueros and hunting. It kept pausing for me and I had to keep clicking further along the bar below the video, but you can read it all by doing that.
Cobie Steketee posted news on her fb page that the Federation Nacional and Galgo Hunting Clubs want to raise 1 million signatures to request UNESCO to class hunting with galgos as World Cultural Heritage. This would mean it could NEVER be banned! I asked my friends om Paris at Galgos Ethique Europe to raise a petition in response. It will be presented to UNESCO HQ in Paris when GEE hold their Manifestation there in October - to which I have been invited.
La Bienvenida refuge at Ciudad Real (200km south of Madrid) was the first refuge in Spain which I visited back in 2007 with the French association L'Europe des Levriers. We brought 4 galgos from there back to France for rehoming, one of which was my beloved Sahara. Ciudad Real is a terrible place for galgos and podencos to exist. Recently they had 16 galgos and pups dumped there. Here's the story.
'16 galgo PUPPIES abandoned in less than 24 hours! Summer is always the worst time for dropouts is unclear but at La Bienvenida Ciudad Real protective welcome could not have been worse with the arrival in less than 24 hours of 16 abandoned puppies, 9 on the night of Monday and 7 yesterday. All of them are galgos and babies, which makes it impossible to keep in the refuge, with the rest of dogs, in case any are sick, until they are vaccinated.