The greyhounds of Ireland and English also suffer a hellish life at the hands of the breeders and trainers, no matter what the claims of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain - they are also lying bastards just like the Spanish galgueros. CAGED Nationwide makes sure the truth is publicised.
'The greyhound exports to Pakistan gets a full page exposure in the Sunday People, thank you to editor Amy Sharpe who put this fantastic article together.'
Regular readers will recall that back in October 2016 I was invited to the first PAES conference to talk about the plight of the galgos and podencos and other hunting dogs in Spain. There I met Raquel, a Spanish lawyer very active in taking animal abusers to court. She had started running courses for anyone involved in animal welfare - judges, police, vets, other lawyers - on how to prepare cases to prosecute animal abusers.
This has now been further developed so that anyone can sign up for the courses. Click on this weblink to read more. Let's hope that many law enforcers, including and especially in the Canary Islands, will sign up and take action to help protect the hunting hounds of Spain
My little Podenca Malaguena Bebe is now 17 years old and very grey. She was rescued in 2011 injured on a Seville road and my lovely French vet operated on her to repair her injured hind quarters. She's always been a 'pocket rocket' but is slowing down now. I've had her on Turmeric for some years to help with the arthritis developing in the operation site and she's even happier now we have moved from an old stone farmhouse with lots of steps and tiled floors to a small bungalow...no steps and carpet!
This link takes you to a book on arthritis in dogs published by Whole Dog Journal if you are interested in learning more.
Please help with the vet bill for this shelter. Toledo is a hell hole for galgos, there have been court cases against some galgueros there in the past.
Two galgas Xia and Julia found in a lamentable state with an eye coming out of orbit and a head wound. They had surgery but the bill is heavy and the sick are numerous in this shelter that welcomes the rescue. So a little paw for these girls who only have one eye left.
Thank you for them. Donate through the website link.
More hunting waste. These three galguitas have been abandoned tied to a fence. We think that they have been like this all or most of the night, two of them did not even have the opportunity to sit or lie down. Until when so much abandonment and abuse?
The hunters say that they do not abandon their dogs, that they love them very much and take good care of them until they die of old age.
Well, someone explain to us why there are so many hunting dogs in dog pounds and shelters...
Last weekend we have traveled to Andalucía to picked up 47 dogs disposed of by their owners because it is no longer profitable for them to keep them. 47 lives that will now have the opportunity to live as they always should have, surrounded by affection and receiving all the necessary care.
If you want to help us continue saving and changing lives like those of these little furry ones, you can do it in the following ways:
On March 11 2021, a letter from the European Parliament, underlining that the treatment of hunting dogs in Spain goes against European values and does not comply with Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty, which obliges Member States of the EU to adapt its legislation to recognize animals as sentient beings, was sent to the 17 autonomous communities and the government. This letter expresses the deep concern that Europe feels about this situation.
We are very happy to have participated in the research and writing of this document, which comes with recommendations on what to do to start solving a problem that not only affects thousands of animals in Spain, but also society as a whole.