• Greyhound used to hunt wild hares mistreated, tortured at end of season
• Thousands of dogs killed, maimed, left for dead as part of hunting tradition
Animal rights activists calling for a halt to the brutal treatment at this time every year of thousands of greyhound dogs used for hunting across Spain will gather in 15 Spanish cities at midday on Sunday February 7th to call attention to the plight of the animals and demand action from authorities.
Supported by more than 50 groups opposed to the use of greyhounds for hunting rabbits and their mistreatment by hunters at the end of each hunting season, the demonstrations will take place at 12 noon in the mainland Spanish cities of Alicante, Barcelona, Cáceres, Castellón, Gijón, Madrid, Mérida, Murica, Salamanca, Santander, Sevilla, Toledo and Zaragoza, and simultaneously at 11 am in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
More information on the movement to halt the abuse of greyhounds used in hunting can be found online at Facebook, here. Information is available here on the location of Sunday’s demonstrations.
The following 2014 video in English (Spanish subtitles) from SPCA International graphically tells the story of the brutal treatment of greyhounds used for hunting in Spain:
(Warning: Video contains distressing footage)