lunes, 11 de mayo de 2009
My Next publishing letter...
Galgos killing station.
So .. the plight of the galgos is in full swing as Galgos are everywhere. They roam the streets in quantities that people don't even notice them. They are like the ghosts of towns that pass the streets looking for food a crumb, a stale piece of bread, but never close enough to be stroked and feel the comfort of a kind hand. For they afterall, are vermin, and noone wants a skinny ugly dirty galgo hanging round. They are shooed away by villagers, perhaps the same villagers who saw them illegally race the fields and laughed at their speed and the hare who died, or knows the hunter who no longer needs his tool since the season of hunting hares has closed,.. but still they turn a blind eye and the galgos moves on. Sometimes in such conditions its amazing they live, their will power to stay alive under the most strenuous attacks, being knocked down, shot at and wounded but not dead, immense malnourishment, never ever ceases to amaze me. When rescued, the lucky ones their faith is restored in humans and their love is so pure its a love only a galgo can give an owner. On the 15th March, the following story is one which these galgos never ever got the chance to have. They will no doubt have lived through hell, and then no longer needed. This is a case under investigation, so there is more information regards the case and the link is on my site, or from the association below.It is what seems a "Galgos killing station". In a town of Toledo the association http://www.amnistianimalmadrid.org
found an area which is just that.. the figure of approximately 100 galgos were found in an enclosed area and their bones were all that were left, with signs of ropes or cords on the floor where the galgos were hung. Including a baby galgo who had a sack placed on his head and tied.. left in a sink to die. Mass slaughter and mass denial. The scene is an open cemetary and the bones lie on the ground, the traces of galgos who were ones needed as tools, and then faced a death worse than you can imagine. It is a disgrace to the town, and Spain as a country, and I am quite sure this happens elsewhere. The amount of galgos that are "rid of" either by abandonment, or murder, reaches numbers we may never know. The numbers of rescues are insanely reaching around the 50.000 figure. Each year it seems worse. There is no understanding of what has happened here in this small town, albeit there is an investigation, now that it has been brought to public eye. So... where are all the others in other places that people are doing the same? Hiding mass murder and getting away with it. A question I ask myself, to receive no answer. The pain these dogs suffered throughout their lives and then to die with such shame, is undeniable and the rest are in the thousands... and thousands. Why is it that this happens? Why do the associations not get recognition for what they do, for the money they spend on rescues and recoveries? WHY is there not a law to protect these serene animals, WHO can make this happen? Well since the Government don't listen, it's down to us to pass on the word.. don't stop talking about the galgos and their plight. Let everyone know, sign peticions talk to associations, there are many ways in which you can help the Galgos, but telling the world is my desire and in that I need numbers.. your voice counts, one multiplied by many achieves alot. Please don't turn away, the assoc. need you, I need you, and above all the galgos need you!My aim, well one day I work towards an educational centre, something so different but something that will add towards the recognition that this happens, and raise it to public eye, education is where to start. For further information please contact : http://www.animanaturalis.org/ or myself firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to write a happy story, but at the moment.. the reality is.. the above.If you can help with publicity, TV slots, radio interviews, any publicity at all, please contact me, the world needs to know that galgos = pets, not tools. As always I dedicate my letters to the associations who work 365 days a year on rescues and adoptions, and above all, the serene galgo, "man's best friend let down by man. "may you the galgo rise back up in society, and become the household pet you so deserve to be!"In Galgo affection Charlotte & Ambo Ambasadog! http://112carlotagalgos.blogspot.com/