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Nearly 40 animals—used for illegal dog and cockfighting—removed from deplorable conditions in Spain’s Coin

OFFICERS from Seprona, the Guardia Civil’s nature and wildlife protection branch, together with Policia Local from Coin have rescued 37 animals used for cruel...

Police find dog with severe gashes on its neck and arrest owner for animal cruelty in Spain’s Andalucia

POLICE found a dog in the Malaga countryside they believe was cut open by its owner to appear like it was attacked by another...

WATCH: Police rescue eight birds bred for cockfighting from building in Spain’s Malaga

LOCAL police have rescued eight mutilated birds used for cockfighting in the city of Malaga from the terrace of an abandoned building. The police’s Nature...

Spanish animal rights party shares bizarre video of naked hunter with a partridge hanging from his genitals

PACMA, Spain’s animal-rights political party, has shared a bizarre video of a naked hunter via its social media accounts.  In the recording, a man – whose face...

Deplorable conditions: Animal shelter in Spain’s Almeria investigated for mistreatment

THE Guardia Civil have opened an animal cruelty investigation against several people responsible for a shelter for abandoned animals in Almeria who were keeping...

Animal rights activists slam horse-drawn carriage cruelty at summer fair

ANIMAL rights activists have demanded more checks of horse-drawn carriages at the Malaga fair after a horse collapsed recently. The Spanish political party PACMA, that...

Illegal slaughterhouse raided in Madrid area which supplied Asian restaurants across Spain

AN illegal Madrid area slaughterhouse supplying meat to Asian restaurants in eight provinces has been closed down by the Guardia Civil. Six people who ran...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat couple vow to leave Spain after beloved dog shot by hunters and police ‘did nothing’

AN expat couple have slammed police inactivity after their dog was shot dead by hunters on an evening stroll. Jennifer and Victor Gebhardt, 67 and...

Spain’s Andalucia poised to ban the mutilations of animals for ‘cosmetic purposes’; animal fighting and ‘cruel’ use of animals...

THE Junta aims to prohibit by law various acts of animal cruelty in its Animal Welfare Law. The preliminary draft of the Andalucian Animal Welfare...

Slurry bad news: Across Spain, dubious industrial and agricultural methods have continued to pollute this beautiful nation

A LEGION of politicians piled fury on Alberto Garzon’s comments about the quality of Spanish meat because he criticised their two most important loves:...

Animals in Spain awarded new legal status as ‘sentient beings’ rather than things

DOMESTIC animals are now recognised as ‘sentient beings’ and no longer considered ‘objects’ in Spain, after new legislation was passed in a parliamentary vote on Thursday December 2.

Malaga man left pet dog untreated for years with six-kilo tumour

A MALAGA dog owner left his neglected pet struggling with a huge painful tumour rather than taking it to the vet. Nature Protection Group (Gruprona)...

Cruel owners investigated after dogs found in shocking sanitary and hygienic conditions in Spain’s Malaga

POLICIA local are investigating a possible case of animal abuse after two canines were found living in ‘deplorable’ conditions. As reported by the Policia Local...

Dogfighting gang who bred and abused animals for organised illegal fights to the death across Spain to go on...

POLICE have uncovered a network of 23 people across Spain, including a vet and members of the security forces, accused of breeding and abusing...

Child investigated for animal cruelty after donkey shot dead with bow and arrow in Spain

THE Guardia Civil's Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) are investigating a disturbing case of animal cruelty. A minor from Albacete is being investigated for allegedly killing...

Animal welfare activists demand cancellation of Spain’s Cordoba bullfighting festival

ANIMAL rights party PACMA (El Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal) has demanded that the Junta cancel the Cordoba bullfighting show, scheduled for the...

Almost 4,000 arrests in Spain for environmental crimes during 2020 with big increases in animal abuse

NATURE PROTECTION Service (SEPRONA), part of Spain’s Guardia Civil, arrested an incredible 3,957 people for crimes related to the environment during 2020. Worryingly, crimes that...

Animal testing lab in Spain closed amid allegations of “gratuitous cruelty and abuse”

MADRID authorities have suspended activities at a scientific research facility in Spain after activists exposed animal testing involving “gratuitous cruelty and abuse”. The regional government...

Animal welfare groups call for nationwide ban on all animals in circuses in Spain

THE Parliamentary Association for the defence of animal rights (APPDA) has called on the Government to pass a state law banning circuses with animals...

Heartless dog owner dumps puppy with broken legs in animal shelter car park on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man dumped a puppy with two broken legs in a Costa Blanca animal shelter car park and then went on what he described...

Man arrested in Spain’s Mijas for hanging his dog from a pergola as punishment after it ‘destroyed plants’

A MAN has been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Costa del Sol’s Mijas for an alleged crime of animal abuse. An investigation was launched...

100 mistreated or abandoned animals rescued by Guardia Civil in Spain’s Malaga during 2020

THE Guardia Civil in Spain’s Malaga have carried out more than 100 operations against animal abuse over the course of 2020, resulting in 27...

READ WITH CAUTION: Dead dogs found rotting among 22 survivors in ‘deplorable’ Madrid farm – two owners arrested

GUARDIA CIVIL have discovered a farm housing 22 sick dogs, with another seven lying dead among them. The report says the animals were kept in...

WATCH: Police discover 26,000 baby chicks left to die at Spain’s Madrid airport as hunt begins for those responsible

SPANISH National Police rescued some 20,000 live chicks abandoned at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport, last weekend. They had been crammed into tiny cardboard boxes...

Heavy riders to be BANNED from riding donkeys in Spain’s Mijas come 2020

It comes after a long campaign by local animal rights activists who say some donkeys have died due to their poor working conditions.

Caged Albino Tiger owner arrested for drug trafficking and firearms possession in Alicante.

THE owners of a rare Albino Tiger that was kept locked in a cage at their Alicante home, have also been accused of drug...

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