ANIMAL rights activists will be gathering in Malaga this weekend, to march against the mistreatment of hunting dogs in Spain.
Every year, an estimated 50,000 greyhounds are abandoned or slaughtered when they become to slow to hunt with.
Many are just left to die at the end of the hunting season – which runs from November to February – and starve to death or are killed by cars.
In other cases, hunters dispose of their greyhounds by hanging them from trees or throwing them down wells, or they torture poorly performing dogs by breaking their legs or burning them.
The Million Paw March will be meeting on February 1, at 12pm, in the Plaza de la Marina.
“With these walks we will raise our voices for the Galgos, Podencos and the other hunting breeds” said supporter Jenny Russell.
“We are looking forward to seeing you there and proud to march alongside you. We are their voice.”
A second walk will take place in Madrid, on February 8. Supporters will meet at 12pm, at Puerta del Sol, near the statue of Carlos III in the middle of the square.
Look out for the ‘Million Paw March’ banner.
If you are unable to attend, but want to support the cause, visit the campaign’s Facebook page here.