martes, 17 de noviembre de 2009
Lets talk Galgos! (Spanish greyhound!)
In the midst of the hunting season who can tell the numbers that are abandoned, more than 50.000 well its probably a sure thing this year! Just stop, think 50.000 abandoned galgos in a country is a MASS number of animals. These are the galgos which have been taken down from trees, from being left there to "play the piano" as their death of hanging is termed and so frequently practised, or rescued from wells. Saved from the streets, and even drains half rat eaten.
Fact! Spanish galgos = vermin!
To those of us who love Galgos, we know they are THE most serene of dogs, elegant with a gift from God in their velocity, stolen by man to make them a profit and then be rid of the galgo. No longer needed to either breed and breed from or just decided that they are not worth their keep on stale mouldy bread after all.. new blood is coming up!
Galgos and their plight needs publicity, education and one of my aims is to help create an educational centre. Offering tuition and a safe place for galgos while giving something back to the public,.. something back to the breed, a place in society as a PET!
The amount of associations who work tirelessly to save these amazing animals, 365 days a year solely on funding they make, costs of which can reach over the thousands.. to me are real guardian angels.
Speaking with a friend of mine for an example, in one of the most punished areas Castilla la Mancha, 32 galgos came in, practically all at once. Scared to find adoptions here in Spain for their safety us upmost they must never return to the hands of a hunter.
I will endeavour to continue to look for publicity for the galgos.. and raise them back up in society as a household pet!