'It is with the slogan 'GALGOS, SPAIN BEFORE THE WORLD' that we will go to the PARLIAMENTARY FORUM OF CONGRESS in Madrid on Wednesday, 12th March (4pm - 6pm) where the current situation of greyhounds in Spain will be discussed in depth. Several videos including Spca International's video included in the global signature petition to end cruelty to Spanish greyhounds, SOS Galgos' video of the demonstration before the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the much acclaimed documentary film 'February, the Fear of the Greyhounds' will be screened and a series of solutions and strategies to bring an end to this situation will be addressed.
Key persons attending: Chesús Yuste, MP and member of the A.P.D.D.A. (Parliamentary Association in Defence of Animals), lawyer Sergio Garcia-Valle, Jérôme Guillot (President of C.R.E.L.), Stephanie Scott and Meredith Ayan (SPCA International Global Animal Rescue), Irene Blánquez of Waggingtale Films, Veterinarian Albert Sordé and Anna Clements (Director of SOS Galgos), Cristina García (Galgos sin Fronteras), José Antonio Contera from the Police force, Anna Mulà and Leonardo Anselmi of the Franz Weber Foundation.'
I would add that it's time they included podencos with galgos - they suffer just as much but don't get the high publicity! Please send the following email to ask that the plight of the podencos is included in the discussions.
I write to strongly request that at the meeting on 12th March in Madrid, you demand the same help for the podencos as you are discussing for the galgos. Podencos suffer just as much as the galgos, and in far greater numbers. Don't overlook the fact that Podencos are the hunting dogs of the Canary and Balearic Islands where galgos are not used. 85,000 podencos on the Canary Islands for example - they all need a voice.
I look forward to reading a report on the meeting that the plight of the podencos has been included alongside that of the galgos.
Addresses to send it to:
PACMA (click on 'Contacto, then add your name, email address and copy & paste the above
Google translation below of what the meeting is discussing.
Debate to try to eradicate hunting with hounds
By jmgarcia on Wed, 05/03/2014 - 14:32.
in Small Game
On March 12, within the House of Representatives, there will be a debate organized by the Parliamentary Association in Defense of Animals (APADDA) to try to stop traditional hunting of hares with greyhounds in Spain.
Greyhounds in a day of hunting the hare.
According to lainformacion.com Servimedia, "'Greyhounds, Spain to the world' is the first parliamentary forum in the House of Representatives , on "the problem of hunting dog "in Spain, with the aim of" pooling proposals serve as the basis for a comprehensive strategy to end this practice. " The event takes place from four in the afternoon in the House of Representatives with open entry to citizens who wish to attend. The APADDA brings together parliamentarians from virtually all groups seeking legislative alternatives "for the rights of animals." This seminar will screen the documentary 'February, fear Greyhounds' on the situation of many of these dogs when just the hunting season.
Albert Sordé, Vet SOS Galgos association will present a paper on what happens to dogs when hunting, and cases of abuse and neglect are also exhibited, with an analysis by the lawyer Sergio Garcia-Valle of a conviction hanging of greyhounds. Speakers various associations, including the Franz Weber Foundation, the Association Animalista Libera! Greyhounds Without Borders or to present data that contradict official neglect, abuse and murder of hunting dogs in Spain. "
As can be seen by the news collection, a further violation collective, the galguero , which has continued to be vilified in recent years and now, as if that were not enough to manifest injustice demonstrated so far, is subjected to parliamentary derision by opportunistic politicians and associations that are not well suited as the official version neglect, abuse and murder of hunting dogs in Spain, that it would have to remain anchored in ruborizarles by outdated data and images which, fortunately for greyhounds and galgueros , passed into history. However, this will be a great opportunity to see what stuff they are made of parliamentarians and political groups who claim to defend the game and check the strength of the representatives of the hunters in general and in particular galgueros.