Jerome Guillot is a friend from some years ago when we travelled as members of the L'Europe des Levriers team into Spain to bring back galgos and podencos to France for homing.
Jerome is the founder of the association CREL and was also one of the original organisers of the Strasboug march to publicise the plight of the galgos and podencos. Here's the latest news from him.
'I am jérôme guillot, founder of the CREL association for the protection of galgos and podencos in July 2009 and sponsored by MICHÈLE STRIFFLER MEP 2009-2014. At our last general assembly, all members voted for the CREL to become a federation .
It is now done, an avocate specializing in foundations has drafted the statutes of the Federation. The aim is to bring together all the European Greyhound/Galgo Protection Associations, initially, to put pressure on MEPs and governments. The Union will make strength, we must unite to fight against the abuse inflicted on greyhound and podencos in Spain, Ireland and elsewhere.
We invite associations to become members of the federation...Already 23 associations have joined - 17 French, 5 Spanish and 1 SLOVENIAN
Find out, visit the website, join the Crel Federation. We are at your disposal.
'We just released “Song for the Untitled”, an amazing piece created by Rickie Lee Kroell and Arturo Cardelús that has been nominated at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for ‘Best Original Song - Documentary’.'
We asked Brígida Pachón, municipal delegate of Social Welfare, to suspend the competition of Galgos and avoid animal abuse and adopt measures of assistance and improvement of the quality of life of the ursaonenses with functional diversity without twists and turns.
We say no to an act that includes animal abuse (competition of greyhounds and this year hares are rabies because they are sick) and that puts as an excuse the presumed benefit of people with special needs. The City Council of Osuna announced the ninth edition of an event with a supposed end of fundraising for a Center for Horse Therapy and horse-assisted interventions.
We know the cruelty of the Spanish galguero knows no bounds. How about this - muzzled and then chained up so they can't even lie down? Seville. If anyone is in the area and can help Antonia try and get these galgos out, call Spain 678965700
survey about bullfighting. Underneath is also a survey about hunting. If you would like to see hunting banned please click the YES circle and click underneath where it says VOTE.
Its important as at the moment votes to keep hunting far outweigh votes to ban it.
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UK Support For The Anti Bullfighting Movement M.A.L - UK
VOTE: Please vote YES! So far those in favour of keeping bullfighting (No to banning) are winning!!!
***Click the Yes circle then click underneath where is says vote.
***There is another vote further down the page to ban hunting if you would also like to vote on that.
Peluco is one of the hundreds of rescued galgos at Scooby hoping for his forever home. Contact Scooby direct if you are interested in adopting him.
'Hello everybody! I just wanted to let you know that I am ready now! I am ready for adoption. I am ready for the next chapter in my life; a home. In the summer of 2016 I was living in the forest with my brothers and sisters, trying to survive. We did not trust people, we were scared of them. But somehow they caught us and brought us to the shelter of Scooby. Here I slowly started to trust people and now I actually think I like them! After 1,5 years in this shelter I have seen enough. All of my friends went to homes and new friends keep coming in. I also want to go now, go to a home of my own. I am ready. Are you?
Watch me interact with a stranger here, look how much I have grown!'
I've featured some of Ann Marie Payne's poems on my blogs. Another volunteer in Spain saving and rehoming the unwanted hounds, including a podenca mum and her 5 pups living in a cave, which appeal I featured on Podenco Post. Now Ann needs help herself. She explains why below
'Last year we were forced out of our premises, conned out of €1,800 and were left with nowhere to go. We did a fund raise and fortunately many people donated and helped us to move to where we are now, and at first it seemed like paradise. We had a wonderful summer and all the dogs were happy. But then came the winter, which was the worst in 10 years for rainfall. The kennels were flooding every day because there was nowhere for the rain to drain away. Every day I had to brush the water into buckets and then carry them outside and empty them on to the street. It was a total nightmare.