Postal addresses now added. Scroll down.
Photos we hoped never to see again, an 'activity' which should be banned by law and perpetrators pay heavy fines. Please look are what these poor galgos are being put through, and write your letter of protest to the Junta. Please publicise widely and ask everyone you know to protest.
The Junta de Andalucia, namely the Minister of Agriculture, Clara Aguilera, and Manuel Brenes, director general of the Government of the Board, has supported the legalizing of training galgos attached to mirrors, tractors and motorbikes. They believe that this practice does not amount to abuse of the animal. Aguilera pledged to seek a definitive solution to the sanctions imposed by the SEPRONA, who could detain anyone 'training' his dogs with this method and they imposed penalties of up to 600 euros. Galgueros have met with the members of the Junta, who has shown them support.
Animal Justice Partnership has contacted the Andalusian Council of Colleges of Veterinary, who are against this practice, and has created a committee to lobby the Department appealing for a refusal to allow such a thing. The associations must also put pressure on the Junta to ensure this animal abuse is not legalized.
Please note that we are now getting a message that the mail delivery box is full. Click on this link to my first post on this story and you will find more email addresses to write to.
Postal addresses for the Junta.
Consejero/a: Clara Aguilera García
Sede: Tabladilla, s/n
41013 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 955 032000 | Fax: 955 032134
Government and Justice
Consejero/a: Luis Pizarro Medina
Sede: Plaza Nueva, 4
41001 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 955 041000 / 955 041001 | Fax: 955 041311
Office of the President
Consejero/a: María del Mar Moreno Ruiz
Sede: Avda. de Roma, s/n. Palacio de San Telmo
41071 - Sevilla
Teléfono: 955 035500 | Fax: 955 035221
Here's the website
You can send letters of protest:
Board Chairman Andalucia
Clara Aguilera Minister of Agriculture:
I am writing to express my concern about the possible legalization in Spain of the training of dogs by tying them to motorized vehicles. The Andalusian Council of Colleges of Veterinary is contrary to this practice, as it could constitute animal cruelty.
For this reason, we ask that this cruel practice is not allowed under Andalucian law and to continue the pursuit of arresting and fining any person perpetrating this activity.
NB You can also find another sample letter on this link, together with more addresses to whom to direct your protest.