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Spain step closer to new animal protection law

Good news from Spain! The Council of Ministers has approved the preliminary draft of the new Animal Protection Law. It hardly distinguishes between dogs and hunting dogs, which means that galgos, podencos and other hunting dogs will be covered by the protection of the law. However, the bill may still change. Later in the year,…

Fine of 600 euros for mistreating galgos in Spain

In Spain a man has been sentenced for mistreating nine hunting dogs. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis reported this case of animal maltreatment. The man was fined 600 euros and banned from owning dogs for a year. Fortunately, the dogs were rescued and will soon be taken care of by a rescue centre. A new home…

Animals are sentient beings in Spain

As of Wednesday, January 5, animals are considered sentient beings by Spanish law. The new law applies to all animals. What does this mean in practice for bulls intended for bullfighting and hunting dogs such as galgos and podencos? In December 2021, the Spanish Congress of Deputies approved the law that considers animals as sentient…

Discussion about hunting dogs blocks new animal welfare law in Spain

The Ministry of Culture is currently blocking the proposal for a new Animal Welfare Law in Spain. The hunting sector is not satisfied with the measures applicable to hunting dogs. Some points of the new law are intended to combat the abandonment of dogs. Every year, more than 50,000 galgos, podencos and other hunting dogs…

Fire bull maltreated for hours in Medinaceli, Spain

At the controversial ‘Toro Jubilo’ fire bull festival in Medinaceli, Spain, the horns of bull Barquillero were set on fire. Only after more than an hour was the flammable material on the horns extinguished. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis took undercover footage of the event. On Saturday night, November 13, the originally medieval event Toro Jubilo…

Spanish senator asks government to protect hunting dogs

Senator Carles Mulet has asked the Spanish government questions about the situation of hunting dogs like galgos (greyhounds) and podencos in the country. Among other things, he asked what actions are being taken to protect these hunting dogs from mistreatment. Galgos are used for both hunting and racing. Furthermore, it is estimated that some 50,000…