UPDATE 6/21/2012 – PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK FOR UPDATE ON SITUATION!
UPDATE: PLEASE SEE LINK ADDED BELOW OF THE HISTORY OF THE LAST TRACK CLOSED IN SPAIN!
G.R.I.N. received an email of which we could only be in disbelief that with the growing awareness in the south of Spain about the plight of the Galgos we would hear that the a Galgo Federacion has proposed and has begun a race track in Mijas! This is an outrage and we want everyone to know that this will only bring more suffering to Galgos and possibly Greyhounds that have in the past been imported from Ireland to tracks in Spain. Horrific conditions loom and we must join together, by sending emails (polite) to the Mayor of Mijas in protest to this deadly “entertainment”. Please see link below. Thank You!!
Address to email a letter or protest is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address for snail mail : Ayuntamiento de Mijas, Tenencia del Alcaldia de la Cala Ayuntamientos: Informacion y Servicios, Ctra Cadiz, Km 200, 29649, Calahonda-Chaparral, Mijas Costa, Malaga, SPAIN
Least we forget, I am adding this post to remind us of the cruelty endured by the Irish Greyhounds in Spain at the Meridiana track in Catalan that was finally closed in Feb. 2006..please view!!
For the people who are still thinking this will only influence greyhounds in Spain, just take a look at this site. It gives an overview of what happened while the Meridiana track in Barcelona still was open and what they found when it closed. http:// www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/trackBarca.htm