The August 1 legislation aims to reduce the abuse, abandonment and sacrifice of animals in Spain
The Council of Ministers, along with many other official offices in Spain, traditionally take their summer break in August and there was a mad scramble on the first of the month to pass some urgent legal bills.
The Minister of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, Ione Belarra, has celebrated the approval of this first law to protect the rights of animals: “Animal abuse going unpunished and aberrant practices such as cockfighting or shooting pigeon are over. Gone are the days when hundreds of thousands of animals are abandoned every year in our country.”
1. Zero sacrifice
2. Zero abandonment
3. Animal abuse
In addition, the mistreatment of all vertebrate animals (including wild species, such as boars) has been included in this legislation for the first time ever.
4. Miscellaneous abuses
5. Captive wild animals
Source: Murcia Today