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Animals/Pets news & information for Spain

Domestic pet protection law bans 'cosmetic surgery', including tail-docking and de-clawing
Animals/Pets Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Domestic pet protection law bans 'cosmetic surgery'...

NEW legislation in Spain has outlawed operations on domestic animals for cosmetic purposes only, including docking tails, removing claws or cutting off ears. A European Union directive has finally been incorporated into...

Loose fiesta bull roaming the hills since Thursday
Animals/Pets Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Loose fiesta bull roaming the hills since Thursday

A BULL which escaped during the fiestas in a land-locked western village on Thursday remains on the loose, police report. One of the four animals used during the bull-running at the festivals in Carbajales de Alba in...

March against Tordesillas' bull-spearing torture fest attracts 100,000 protesters
Animals/Pets Sun, Sep 13, 2015

March against Tordesillas' bull-spearing torture fest...

OVER 100,000 animal-lovers staged one of the largest protests ever in Madrid yesterday (Saturday) calling for politicians to outlaw a bull-massacrefestival in the centre-northern region of Castilla y León. The...

Sixteen dogs and cats an hour abandoned, say shelters
Animals/Pets Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Sixteen dogs and cats an hour abandoned, say shelters

AN AVERAGE of 16 dogs and cats per hour were dumped on the street last year, according to the animal protection foundation Affinity – a tragic statistic which highlights the pressing need to educate the public on...

Iced lollies for Benidorm's 'hot' safari park animals
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Iced lollies for Benidorm's 'hot' safari park...

ANIMALS at Benidorm's Terra Natura safari park are being given ice lollies every day to combat the heat. Over 50 kilos of in-season fruit are used every month and ices are tailored to different species of animal....

Loose cow blocks V-30 city ringroad
Animals/Pets Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Loose cow blocks V-30 city ringroad

AN ESCAPED cow forced police to shut the main V-30 Valencia ringroad on Monday morning after a farmer's lorry came undone. Officers were called at 09.00hrs by the driver who said a cow had got out of the vehicle and...

Iberian lynx comes back from the brink
Animals/Pets Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Iberian lynx comes back from the brink

A NEARLY-·EXTINCT breed of wild cat has been brought back to southern Spain after an intensive 10-year breeding plan at a conservation park in the province of Jaén. The Iberian Lynx, described by breeders at the La...

Zimbabwe's best-loved lion killed by American, not Spaniard
Animals/Pets Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Zimbabwe's best-loved lion killed by American, not...

A HUNTER, initially reported as being Spanish, and who allegedly paid guides at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park to shoot a lion who has been its star attraction for many years, has now been identified by the...

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