A report from ACTIN on the excellent work now being done in some areas of Spain by Spanish police who have attended the DeAnimals courses. Please support DeAnimals as they need funds to continue to fight cruelty cases in court. Video of Raquel interviewed on Spanish tv.
A huge pack of ex-Spanish hunting dogs will march to the Spanish Embassy and 10 Downing Street, London on the 1st of May, the International Day of the Podenco, in protest at the mass abandonment of hunting dogs in Spain.
Families who have adopted abandoned Spanish hunting dogs in the UK will gather with their dogs in Belgrave Square, central London at 11am this 1st of May to mark the International Day of the Podenco. They will march with their dogs to the Spanish Embassy, 39 Chesham Place at 12pm and on to 10 Downing Street for 2pm to protest about the cruel treatment of the podencos, galgos (Spanish greyhounds), pointers, setters, bodegueros and other breeds that are abused in their lives and discarded in their thousands upon thousands every year in Spain.
I've received information about 3 stunning black galgos which have been sent to Dogs of Portugal association from a shelter in Spain - I have asked why. They are gorgeous hounds, click on the links below to read about them and see their pix. If you can offer one a forever home, please contact Dogs of Portugal direct.
Europe des Nations et des Libertés - France - Sophie Montel intervened on 7th March 2016 at the European Parliament in order to denounce the maltreatment of galgos - during the discussion on hunting the hare - in Spain (07/03/16):
I have to say I have never been a fan of Cesar Milan every since I saw one of his TV programmes where he advocated using one of the metal spike collars on a dog...by people who had no experience as dog owners previously. (I believe these collars have been banned in the UK). This video was first shown last March.