About the Book
FROM PYRAMID TO PERRERA
The Great Forgotten – The Podencos’ Tale
for all animal lovers and those with a social conscience.
Revered by the Pharaohs, treated as vermin in modern-day Spain
The book tells it all: real-time events and specific facts about the Podencos,
related conditions in Spain that are not for the weak-of-heart,
the heroic work of volunteers,
the adoption process and just about every related fact from A to Z.
Telling it like it is, no punches pulled.
About the Author
Journalist and writer, I've been involved in publicising the terrible conditions in which the Spanish hunting dogs are kept and the appalling waste of life at the end of the Spanish hunting season. Podencos and galgos abandoned in their hundreds of thousands, possibly as many as 150,000 every year, I exaggerate not! every year. Because the Spanish hunters will not keep a dog during the off huntins season - that's 8 months of every year. Spain needs to move on from the Middle Ages, the Inquisition and Franco periods in Spanish history are long gone.
The Spanish governments, neither national nor provincial, stick their heads in the sand 'there isn't a problem'. Abandoned dogs isn't a vote catcher...but it is a blight on Spain and the beauty that could be Spain if it weren't for the starving abandoned and injured dogs everywhere you look.
Podencos are the most used hunting hound on the Spanish mainland, on the Canary Islands and the Balearics - Mallorca and Ibiza. The world should know about the miserable lives podencos are forced to live, the terrible deaths they are forced to face - El Hierro - hunters throw their podencos alive over the cliffs into the sea!
You've guessed it - I'm passionate about podencos and now I tell the world what goes on behind the glitter of Spanish cathedrals and golden beaches.
Podencos have changed my life, I hope you will take them into your heart when you read about them.