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Spain is one of the few countries where hunting with greyhounds is a legal activity. What was a way of survival for the familiar core on rural areas, now (when it is not a vital activity anymore) has been reinvented and turned into a sport, preserving its practice into the traditional culture of the Country.
At the ending of the hunting season, on February, the dogs that are not useful due to either injury, lack of competitiveness or surpassed a certain age, are abandoned or, in the worst of cases, their lives are ended using highly aggressive practices such as by hanging.
Dogs shelters and houses of reception try to give a dignified life to the higher quantity of this abandoned hounds, touching unfortunate conditions of overpopulation.
The Spanish laws, that are not strict concerning animal rights, keep this situation going on each year.