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Petition to Ernest Urtasum (European Parliament), Helga Trupel (European Parliament), Maria Heubush (European Parliament), Rebecka Harms (European Parliament), Parlamento Europeo, Max Andersson, Jakop Dalunde, Bodil Valero, Monika Vana, Heidi Hautala, Jan Albrecht, Tamas Meszerics, Michele Rivasi, Judith Sargentini, Eva Joly, Florent Marcellesi, Bart Staes, Davor Skrlec, Indrek Tarand, Bas Eickhout, Claude Turmes, Margrete Auken, Karima Delli, Ska Keller, Terry Reintke, Barbara Lochbihler, Cecilia Wikström, Roberta Metsola, Marlene Mizzi, Pal Csaky, Eleonora Evi, Sylvie Goddyn, Sofia Sakorafa, Yana Toom, Gabriele Preuss, Rikke Karlsson, Edouard Martin, Anja Hazekamp

Prohibe la caza con galgos en España / Stop hunting with galgos in Spain

Petición al Parlamento Europeo: Prohibir la caza con galgos en España Petition to the European Parliament: Stop the hunting with galgos in Spain Español - English - Svenska - Francais - ESPAÑOL -En febrero, cuando termine la temporada de caza, se van a matar a más de 1000 galgos cada día.Los galgos se usan tradicionalmente para la caza de liebres. Todos los años crescan nuevos cachorros, de cuales solamente los mejores galgos se usan para cazar y el resto se matan a empezar la temporada de caza. Alrededor de los 3 años incluso a los galgos que han cazado bien se matan, porque piensan los galgueros que los galgos jovenes son los más eficaces.Los métodos traditionales de matar a los galgos son brutos, ahorcamiento es común. Para los calgos que han cazado mal ahorcamiento con las patas traseras tocando el suelo (el ’pianista’). A veces se dejan los galgos en el bosque, atados o con una pata rota, para morir de hambre. Algunos les echan en pozos secos o abajo precipicios. 50.000 - 100.000 galgos son matados cada año, la mayoria con estos métodos tradicionales e ilegales. - ENGLISH -In February, when the hunting season ends, more than 1000 galgos are killed every day!Galgos are traditionally used to hunt for hares.. Every year new litters are born, from which only the best galgos are used for hunting, and the rest are killed at the beginning of the hunting season. Around 3 years of age even the galgos that have been hunting well are killed, as the hunters believes young galgos to be more efficient at hunting.The traditional methods of killing the galgos are brutal, hanging is common. Galgos that have not been good at hunting are hanged with their back paws left on the ground (the so called ’pianist’). Alternatively, galgos are left in the forest, tied or with a deliberately broken leg, to starve to death. Others are, when still alive, thrown into empty wells or into steep canyons.50.000 - 100.000 galgos are killed each year, most of them with these traditional and illegal methods. - SVENSKA -I februari, vid jaktens slut, kommer över 1000 vinthundar om dagen att dödas!Galgon - den spanska vinthunden används traditionellt till jakt på harar. Varje år föds nya valpkullar upp, då endast de bästa galgorna används vid jakten och övriga galgor avlivas brutalt redan vid jaktens början. Vid ca 3 års ålder avlivas även de galgor som jagat bra, då yngre vinthundar anses jaga effektivare. Avlivningsmetoderna är synnerligen brutala, hängning är vanligt. De galgor som inte anses ha jagat bra hängs med baktassarna stående på marken, så att de skall dö långsammare (kallas för ’pianisten’). En annan vanlig metod är att lämna vinthunden i skogen, bunden eller med ett avsiktligt brutet ben, för att svälta ihjäl. Det förekommer ofta även att galgor kastas levande ner i torra brunnar eller utför branta stup. 50.000 - 100.000 galgor dödas varje år, de flesta med dessa traditionella och illegala metoder. - FRANCAIS -En Espagne, le Galgo est traditionnellement élevé pour la chasse dans le milieu rural (galgueros). On organise chaque année des concours de chasse au lièvre dans différentes régions. Les lévriers sont lâchés en couples, le vainqueur est celui qui attrape le lièvre. Le vainqueur final est fêté fièrement avec ses maîtres, de stades en stades. Les perdants sont systématiquement éliminés de façon cruelle, proportionnellement à leurs performances, pendus (appelée de façon sordide "technique du pianiste": le chien est pendu long ou court selon ses performances pour résister plus ou moins longtemps à l'étranglement, prenant appui sur ses pattes arrières), jetés au fond d'un puits, empoisonnés, abandonnés sans pouvoir s'échapper (retenus), affamés, amputés, traînés derrière une voiture jusqu'à ce que mort s'ensuive, vendus comme appâts de pêche, utilisés comme cibles vivantes pour le tir. 50.000-100.000 lévriers sont ainsi sacrifiés tous les ans.  

Kennet Nordström
113,883 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Leo Varadkar, Michael Creed

Stop export of Irish greyhounds to their deaths in China

The fight to close the Canidrome, the world’s deadliest dog track, continues! The Macau Canidrome is China’s only legal dog track and thousands of innocent Australian greyhounds have been sent there to be used and killed since 1963.  Thankfully, the export of greyhounds to Macau was suspended in December when Australian airlines Qantas and Cathay Pacific refused to fly any more greyhounds to the region. No greyhounds had been sent to the Canidrome since that time.  Until now. Sadly, three greyhounds arrived in Hong Kong for transfer to Macau on March 16.  Six more came packed in shipping crates on April 15.  These are Irish dogs, the latest in a long line of four-legged victims who will soon die at a true slaughterhouse for greyhounds.  The Macau Canidrome greyhound track is a place where no dog gets out alive. Previously, hundreds of dogs were imported from Australia each year, killed at a rate of thirty per month. There is no adoption program and only one dog, a greyhound named Brooklyn photographed by GREY2K USA Worldwide in 2011, is reportedly being kept alive to avoid public outcry.  We must now work harder than ever to stop this cruelty with new victims from Ireland! In 2012, the Irish Department of Agriculture issued a policy against racing dog exports to Asian countries and emphatically stated that the plan offered by the Irish Greyhound Board or Bord na gCon “...does not provide sufficient assurance that adequate provision would be made to safeguard the health and welfare of greyhounds in China at the end of their racing life." Meanwhile, gambling revenues have declined by more than 60% since 2010 so the conditions under which greyhounds live at the Canidrome have only deteriorated.  Now is the time to remind the Irish government that its policy should be strictly enforced and in fact that commercial greyhound racing should be banned as a matter of law.   Please sign the petition, the innocent greyhounds of Ireland are counting on us to act now! 

GREY2K USA Worldwide
354,497 supporters
This petition won 5 years ago

Petition to Maureen Richmond, Tim Stokes, Jennifer Biddinger, Greyhound Lines

Greyhound: Don’t Put Customers at Risk for Hypothermia and Frostbite

Recently, I took a Greyhound bus ride where the company put me and other passengers at serious risk for hypothermia and frostbite by leaving us outside a closed station in the middle of the night in subzero temperatures. I started this petition to ask Greyhound to always keep stations open when customers have a layover, so no Greyhound rider has to risk their health ever again.On Friday, February 1, I was returning home to Bloomington-Normal, IL from Minneapolis, MN by taking a Greyhound bus. The bus left at 12:01 a.m on Friday from Minneapolis and was scheduled to arrive at Des Moines, Iowa at 4 a.m where I would wait at the station for my five hour layover until my bus to Bloomington-Normal arrived at 8:55.When I boarded the bus, the driver told me that the Des Moines bus station would not be open until 5 a.m and that me and the other people with layovers would have to wait outside for an hour. In January. In Iowa. Greyhound knowingly abandoned us outside a closed bus station in  negative 17 degree weather.When I bought the ticket, I knew the overnight layover wouldn’t be fun, but the ticket was affordable, and I figured I’d pass the time waiting with a book or a nap in the warm and well-lit station. I did not expect to be spending the first hour outside, since I had made the fair assumption that if Greyhound was going to schedule a bus to arrive at 4:00 am then they would have the common sense to have their station open and ready for their passengers.The wait made me nervous -- at temperatures that cold, even a few minutes of exposure can mean serious hypothermia or frostbite, and since we had no idea we’d be left outside, no one was prepared for the weather. To keep from freezing, I put on all the clothes I had with me. The other strangers and I huddled together for warmth, wrapping our heads in t-shirts to keep our ears from going numb. When one woman began shaking uncontrollably from the cold, another passenger gave her his jacket.My experience wasn’t an isolated incident. Several other Greyhound customers have logged complaints on company message boards, saying they were left at closed stations in the middle of the night for several hours, often in temperatures that carry significant hypothermia and frostbite risks, including reports of being left out in the snow. Greyhound does not provide warnings on tickets that passengers might have to wait outside in cold or poorly lit areas, without safe shelter from the elements. At the very least Greyhound could have informed us before we bought tickets that we would have to spend some time outside.Please, join me in asking Greyhound to keep their stations open when customers have layovers.   Photo by THE Holy Hand Grenade

Ankur Singh
89,966 supporters