Not responsible for those who have been tamed: why Spanish hunters massively abandon greyhounds to dieBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/not-responsible-for-those-who-have-been-tamed-why-spanish-hunters-massively-abandon-greyhounds-to-die.html
A dog is a friend of a person, but a person is not always a friend of a dog. Spanish hunters massively kill or leave the unfortunate animals to die after the season closes. Those who faithfully served negligent owners during the hunt, themselves are victims of terrible circumstances. Volunteers and rescuers are trying to help the unfortunate animals, but there are so many injured dogs that it is impossible to save them all.
Why hunters treat their loyal assistants so cruelly and how volunteers try to change the terrible situation, learn from our material.Thousands of greyhounds die a painful death in wells, tied to rails or abandoned to their fate near expressways after the end of the hunting season in Spain.
Negligent owners throw away faithful dogs of the Galgo breed, so as not to feed them after the season closes.Animal rights activists say that 200 thousand galgos are registered in Spain. Sometimes one owner keeps ten dogs. And after each hunting season, about 50 thousand dogs are abandoned.Volunteers are trying to cope with such a huge number of stray dogs left for certain death. Cruel owners throw greyhounds into wells and close hatches so that the unfortunate animals do not have a chance to get out of there.Anna Clements heads the Galgo Rescue organization. She says that no one advertises this terrible topic in Spain, which is attractive for tourists.The hunting season in the country lasts from mid-October to early February. Hunting is strictly prohibited the rest of the time. Galgo — Spanish greyhounds, the fastest and most dexterous assistants of hunters in the pursuit of birds, hares and small animals.