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Yo Galgo

A documentary about the Galgo, the most mistreated of dog to date.

The galgo is used for hunting and competition in the fields of Spain. Every year over 50.000-100.000 galgos are considered not apt for hunting and discarded; either abandoned, hung, drowned, beaten to death or killed in other ways.

Welcome to YO GALGO´s cannel, here we will share everything related with the film, our making off, new videos, articles and the results of our investigations, hoping to spark a much needed debate about how we relate with the galgo and other hunting dogs.

YO GALGO is a feature film about life and traditions in the villages, about an invisible genocide taking place while the authorities look the other way. It’s about the tireless people working to rescue these dogs, and about the new and modern Spain versus the conservative and traditional one.

Synopsis

Little is known about the world of hunting and competing with galgos (the world’s fastest dog). How and why is it practiced? How much money changes hands with this activity and its relationship with the powers that govern? YO GALGO is an investigative feature film that paints a picture of the consequences of these hobbies for hundreds of thousands of galgos. It shows us a glimpse into human nature through the use of these dogs; the abuse, the tradition and the silence kept by people and institutions about it. A clash between the modern and old Spain.

YO GALGO is also the story of Bacalao, a young galga who returns to her homeland, Spain, after growing up in Denmark, trying to answer a very important question: What would have happened to her had she stayed in Spain and ended up in other hands? Would she still be alive today?

Bacalao permits the film to enter the circles of deeply rooted customs that until now have never been documented. YO GALGO tries to understand the passion for hunting and competing with galgos, but also looks into the horrors that these dogs endure as a consequence of this sport, which are completely ignored by the authorities. The aim is to tell both sides of the story, on the theory that dialogue and understanding are important tool for change.

Our belief is that a debate around animal use is needed, that many stories that are important don’t appear in the media today. A perfect example is what goes on in Spain with thousands of galgos every year. That´s why we started the film and this platform.  

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Oficial numbers of animals killed by the legal hunt

NUMBER OF ANIMALS KILLED BY THE LEGAL HUNT IN SPAIN PER YEAR

These are the latest figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment around the number of pieces hunted per year in Spain. These are only the registered figures of legal hunting.

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Cruelty to animals made sport

THE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF ANIMAL ABUSE AND HUNTING

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How the public money is used to collect abandoned dogs in Spain

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More than 100.000 signatures to stop hunting with galgos

THE NETHERLANDS CALLS ON SPAIN TO PUT AN END TO HUNTING WITH GALGOS

More than 100.000 signatures will be handed to the Cultural Ministry to outlaw hunting with galgos in Spain.

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The greyhound, already mentioned in the first line of Don Quixote

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The meaning of being born a galgo

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