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Slaughterhouses in Spain will use video cameras to prove animal welfare rules are followed

ANIMAL welfare in Spain's slaughterhouses will be monitored by mandatory video surveillance systems. The Council of Ministers approved a royal decree on Tuesday establishing the...

Spain beefs up animal welfare laws

SPAIN'S new animal rights law has been approved on Monday, bolstering animal welfare laws in a country that has traditionally lagged behind its European...

Animal activists in Spain call on Government to ban use of horses in fairs and pilgrimages

THE Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) has urged the central government to ban the use of horses at fairs and pilgrimages. PACMA has...

Spain finally drops subsidies for circuses that use wild animals in victory for animal rights campaigners

CIRCUSES with wild animals have at last been excluded from the list of cultural activities eligible for government grants. In 2019, the Ministry of Culture...

Donkey taxis undergo biannual MOT check in Mijas on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE 61 equines that form part of the Mijas donkey taxi service are currently undergoing an ‘MOT’ equivalent examination to certify that they are...

Walkers horrified to see decomposing bodies of lambs dumped in ravine on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Elche farm could be closed down after police found dead lambs dumped in a nearby ravine. Laws prohibit the abandonment of dead or dying...

ANALYSIS: Will new animal welfare laws do enough to change attitudes in Spain?

As Spain introduces a raft of new animal protection laws, Jo Chipchase explores what it really means for animal welfare.

Elderly owner of abandoned Costa Blanca puppy set for prosecution under Spain’s new animal welfare law

A 78-year-old Alicante woman faces an animal abuse charge under Spain's new tougher welfare laws after she abandoned her six-month-old puppy in a city...

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...

ANALYSIS: The beastly dilemma of animal rights in Spain

A new draft bill triggers fears of an animal farm scenario among the far right, writes Heather Galloway.

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.

Madrid judge awards joint custody of pet dog to separated couple in pioneering ruling for Spain

A MADRID court has issued a pioneering ruling awarding a separated couple joint custody of a pet. In a sentence issued by Madrid’s Juzgado de...

What you need to know about Spain’s animal welfare bill that bans sale of pets in shops and insists...

SPAIN has unveiled plans to change an animal’s status from a ‘thing’ to a ‘living being with feelings’ and grants them rights along with...

Summer surge of animal abandonment in Spain’s Andalucia

TYPICALLY, and tragically, animal abandonment peaks in the summer months and the coronavirus pandemic has heightened the numbers all the more. Data from the Colectivo...

Dozens of cute-looking puppies discovered at illegal breeding farm on the Costa Blanca in Spain

POLICE and animal welfare council officials have raided an illegal Costa Blanca puppy farm that housed 137 dogs. The unregistered breeder had been running his...

HAPPY ENDING for kittens left to die in a suitcase on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIVE kittens cheated death after being crammed into a suitcase and dumped on land in Alicante. Their ordeal had a happy ending after the small...

New Animal Welfare Law for Spain’s Andalucia prohibits keeping more than five pets

THE new Animal Welfare Law, pending on final approval by the Junta, will lay down rules to provide greater protection to dogs, cats, ferrets...

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...

Animal welfare experts in Spain’s Andalucia warn of ‘massive abandonment’ of Spanish greyhounds after rescuing 31 dogs in one...

THE Asociacion Protectora de Animales Galgos del Sur has warned this week of the ‘massive abandonment’ of galgos—the Spanish greyhound—which is taking place in...

Spanish government to scrap list of dangerous dogs and increase punishment for mistreatment

A national register will be set up to ensure that owners convicted of animal mistreatment will be unable to inscribe any more pets under their name.

Snake farm in Spain’s Malaga investigated after sending hatchling via unauthorised courier service in unventilated box

The Nature Protection Group identified the seller who now faces charges of animal abuse

Dogs in Spain paying a coronavirus price as abandonments soar

THE number of dogs being abandoned in Spain shot up by 25% as the country started its lock down de-escalation. The Royal Canine Society of...

Spain’s 30 million caged egg-laying hens mean it is worst in EU for animal welfare

The EU average stands at just 52%, while other countries in the 28-member bloc, like Germany and the Netherlands have just 10% of their total eggs coming from furnished cages

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