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.
We all know that most galgueros don't look after their dogs, that they are LIARS when it comes to their claims that they do care...if they did, why would so many tens of thousands of galgos be started, injured on roads, abandoned in the campo, dropped down wells alive, dumped in perreras sick, injured and starving?!
Please sign this petition and share far and wide - we need 1 million signatures too!
Galgos Ethique Europe ALL ORGANISATIONS WANTING TO JOIN THE SIGNATORIES OF THIS PETITION ARE MOST WELCOME TO SIGN IT FOR THE DAY WE HANDLE IT TO UNESCO. It will be done in the name of the COLLECTIF EUROPEEN POUR LA PROTECTION DES LEVRIERS. Several organizations from other areas of animal protection will be present in Paris on the 11th of October. They will sign too. thank you to all;
Internet English translation of the petition
Mrs Irina BOKOVA
7/9, place de Fontenoy
Cases of torture and abuse of Galgos (hunting sighthounds) in Spain are estimated at 50, 60000 each year. Many European citizens are deeply shocked by the farming conditions of detention of these greyhounds that are registered 500000 every year in the Spanish federations of Galgos. Births without traceability, non compliance with legislation European animal welfare and European environmental and health standards, thousands of photos and videos showing the mutilated animals, lives cut short, champions locked in with 'zulos» underground reinforced concrete where they live chained. After the season of hunting and as soon as their performance declines 10% of them are hanged, burnt, thrown dying on mass graves. To which must be added the Podencos, greyhounds so-called 'primitive' whose fate is still worse.
We call upon UNESCO to reject any application for registration to Intangible Cultural Heritage (P.C.I.) of any activity generating abuse and torture of greyhounds, including hunting with Galgos and Podencos in Spain.
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