These are the main novelties of the Animal Rights Law

In Spain, dogs, cats and birds are on the podium of the most frequent pets. To protect these (and many other animals in general) a new Animal Protection Law that last Monday, August 1, it passed its second approval, in this case, by the Council of Ministers. It is a rule promoted by the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, which puts new obligations for pet owners and new rights for animals on the table.

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The spokeswoman Isabel Rodríguez has described this law in the following way: “A pioneering norm in our country that is going to protect and guarantee animal welfaregiving a common legal framework —I want to highlight the fact that many autonomous communities and city councils have carried out exercises in this direction—”.

In the same way, Ione Bellara shared the following on her Twitter account: “Today is a very important day because we are going to give the green light in the Council of Ministers to the first Animal Rights Law in the history of our country. A law that makes us more human.”

Isabel Rodríguez has also established that: “The standard is intended end animal abusealso reformulating the Penal Code in terms of its penalties, the abandonment and sacrifice of animals”. “Ultimately, it is also a question of responding to a society, the Spanish, which has an animal with they live together”, he added.

End to animal sacrifice

One of the main innovations in this new law is that it severely restricts the cases in which it can be contemplated the sacrifice of pet animals. In fact, the reasons why a companion animal can be euthanized boil down to health causes and the application of euthanasia for give pets a dignified death. Consequently, no healthy animal can be slaughtered for reasons such as the absence of a home.

measures against abandonment

More of 285,000 dogs and cats arrived at the shelters in 2021. Studies establish that dogs are abandoned especially after hunting seasons, while cats are abandoned with similar figures throughout the year. To avoid these dropout figures, thes pets they must be correctly identified and only registered breeders will be able to carry out this practice. In addition, stores will be prohibited market to dogs, cats and ferrets. The exhibition and exhibition of the same is also prohibited.

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abuse penalties

In the same way, the penalties for mistreatment have been toughened through the reform of the Penal Code and it includes all vertebrate animals and not just pets. This supposes changes because, for example with wild boars, whose mistreatment did not entail “any criminal reproach” before, now it will suppose a criminal offence. For cases in which the animal ends up killed, the text raises two to three years in prison.

animal exhibits

Another of the most important points of this law is thatwill rob the existence of circuses that use wild animals. In the same way, zoos and dolphinariums will be converted to be centers for the conservation of native species.

Practices such as pigeon shooting or cockfighting, “which are already outside the common sense of our society”, declared Ione Belarra. Fines may come at 200,000 euros.

Elimination of the term PPP

Belarra talks about the elimination of the term PPP (potentially dangerous dogs), but establishes a new one: “special handling dog”. However, it is not yet known who is going to test the dogs to consider them “special handling”. In any case, a rule that intended to label dogs by breed and not by education, the main factor that affects a dog being aggressive or reactive, is eliminated.

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