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Every year in Spain, as the hunting season approaches its end, thousands of Greyhounds are abandoned by their hunter owners in the most a.gonizing manner. Around 200,000 registered hunters, called galgueros, discard their hunting companions, just because they don’t want to pay for their upkeep in the off-season.
The dogs, called “galgos”, are often thrown into wells, where they s.tarve and d.ie horrifying d.eaths. Some instances of the animals being tied to rail-tracks, h.anged, b.urned alive and having their t.hroats cut, were also found.
Click the video below to watch the heart-breaking story of the hunting dogs and their c.ruel abandonment. Further details of the story, and the actual rescue video continue after this video:
In most cases, the hunters want to get rid of the old dogs who are no longer useful. But some do it in the name of tradition, which dictates that inefficient hunting dogs bring “shame” to their owners, so they must be savagely discarded.
Animal charity workers in Spain are losing sleep over this rampant barbarity. Over 50,000 Greyhounds d.ie the most atrocious d.eath every year, but the law is yet to step up for the protection of these a.bused creatures.
With more awareness being raised against this brutal practice, we hope this tragic treatment of Greyhounds comes to an end. Our hearts ache at the plight of these poor animals. We really need to persuade the authorities for strict laws against this a.buse.
Click the video below to watch this heartbreaking video of the galgos being rescued from the wells.