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In many parts of the world, dogs are man’s best friend. However, in Spain, an ancient breed of hunting dog, the Galgo, is being abused and tortured; thousands are killed annually, and countless more are abandoned. Subtitles in English, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Polish, Russian, French, Dutch, German. 24h streaming period.

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

Storyline

Yo Galgo is the journey of filmmaker Yeray Lopez, who sets out to investigate the plight of the galgo in Spain, after his own galgo helped him get through a heavy depression. The investigation takes Yeray to the breeders, who use the dogs for hare coursing, and deep into the hunting world where galgos are mass bred in hopes of finding a champion. The film explores the passions for competing, breeding and hunting with Galgos as well as the consequences such unregulated practices have for thousands of dogs every year. Yo Galgo sheds a light on the cruel, inhumane practices of modern day hunters who have reduced an entire dog breed to a short-lived commodity. The film also explores the relentless work of organisations striving to help the ever-growing population of abandoned dogs.

 

Yo Galgo is a film about an invisible genocide taking place while the authorities look the other way. It’s an exposé of the sharp divide between animal rights and the traditions of a nation.

And now what?

YO GALGO IS FINISHED

It’s been a while since we talked last time, I know and I am sorry. Film making is more time-consuming than I could ever have imagined, but I’m so exited to tell you that… Yo Galgo is finished!

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