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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

First Iberian lynx cub born in Doñana National Park controlled breeding programme
Animals/Pets Fri, Mar 17, 2017

First Iberian lynx cub born in Doñana National Park...

AN IBERIAN lynx cub has been born for the first time in the Doñana National Park through a controlled breeding programme attempting to revive the population of this near-extinct wild cat. Adelfa, the oldest female lynx...

Demonstrators call for protection for Iberian wolf population, at risk of extinction through hunting
Animals/Pets Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Demonstrators call for protection for Iberian wolf...

THOUSANDS of demonstrators marched through Madrid today calling for greater protection for the Iberian wolf, which is in danger of extinction. Organised by numerous pro-animal and conservation associations including the...

Nationwide protest over sad fate of hunting hounds
Animals/Pets Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Nationwide protest over sad fate of hunting hounds

THOUSANDS of animal-lovers gathered in the streets yesterday (Sunday) to protest against hunting with hounds. They denounced the 'systematic abandoning' of the dogs at the end of the season and the horrendous...

Anti-fur protesters strip naked and paint themselves red
Animals/Pets Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Anti-fur protesters strip naked and paint themselves red

AROUND 100 activists stripped off and smeared themselves in red paint to signify blood in a protest against the use of fur in clothing yesterday (Sunday) afternoon in Barcelona. AnimaNaturalis' spokeswoman Leticia...

Barcelona to feed contraceptives to pigeons to control population
Animals/Pets Wed, Nov 30, 2016

Barcelona to feed contraceptives to pigeons to control...

BARCELONA plans to control its urban pigeon population by feeding the birds contraceptives to avoid culling. Around 85,000 pigeons roam around the city, but the birth control method is expected to be approved by the...

'Guard bull' stops scrapyard thieves after seven break-ins
Animals/Pets Tue, Oct 25, 2016

'Guard bull' stops scrapyard thieves after seven...

OWNERS of a scrapyard which has suffered seven burglaries have left a loose bull on the premises as a last resort – and say it seems to be working. Those concerned about what would happen to bulls bred for fighting if...

Catalunya bull-fighting ban overturned by national Constitutional Court
Animals/Pets Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Catalunya bull-fighting ban overturned by national...

CATALUNYA'S bull-fighting ban has been declared null and void by Spain's Constitutional Court, potentially causing more friction between the north-eastern region and the country's central government. Eight...

SEPRONA seizes monkeys bred and sold in pet shops and arrests seven traffickers
Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 17, 2016

SEPRONA seizes monkeys bred and sold in pet shops and...

A RACKET breeding monkeys and selling them in pet shops has been busted in several parts of Spain and seven people arrested, with a further 25 facing charges. Most of the animals seized were suffering from physical and...

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