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Animals/Pets news & information for Barcelona province

Emu runs loose through town
Animals/Pets Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Emu runs loose through town

RESIDENTS in the Barcelona-province town of Sant Cugat del Vallès did a double take yesterday (Wednesday) evening when they saw an emu rush past them down the street. Police received a call at around 17.00 to report...

Whale feeding her calf spotted off Catalunya coast
Animals/Pets Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Whale feeding her calf spotted off Catalunya coast

SCIENTISTS using drones have captured close-up images of a blue-fin whale breast-feeding her baby off the coast of Catalunya. The 'flying camera' launched from a boat by the marine science association Edmaktub,...

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...

Pigeons fed contraceptives to control population
Animals/Pets Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Pigeons fed contraceptives to control population

A TOWN in Catalunya is feeding contraceptive pills to pigeons to stop them breeding uncontrollably and covering cars and buildings with droppings. According to local authorities in Badia del Vallès (Barcelona province)...

Man injured by lions at Barcelona zoo
Animals/Pets Sun, Dec 7, 2014

Man injured by lions at Barcelona zoo

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has been seriously injured after climbing into the lions' enclosure at Barcelona zoo. The victim, described as being dressed in military clothing, was attacked by a number of lionesses who dragged...

Barcelona researchers reveal why cats 'butter up their owners' when they want feeding
Animals/Pets Sat, Dec 6, 2014

Barcelona researchers reveal why cats 'butter up their...

SCIENTISTS from a Barcelona university have worked out that today's pet cats domesticated themselves 10,000 years ago to ensure they got fed. The Comparative Genomic Laboratory at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)...

Dogs can travel by metro in Barcelona from next summer
Animals/Pets Sun, Oct 27, 2013

Dogs can travel by metro in Barcelona from next summer

DOGS will be allowed on the Barcelona metro from next year, confirms the city council and the railway board. Although it still has to pass the Royal assent from the regional government of Catalunya, it is expected that...

35 suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at Barcelona church
Animals/Pets Sun, Jan 20, 2013

35 suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at Barcelona church

A total of 35 people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning during a concert in the parish church of Sant Vicenç de Gualba (pictured) in Barcelona yesterday evening. 130 people were at the concert - part of the town's...

Two-metre long python appears in Barcelona living room
Animals/Pets Fri, Sep 21, 2012

Two-metre long python appears in Barcelona living room

Wardens from the Environment Agency have had to remove an albino python measuring two metres in length and weighing around five kilos from a the living room of a house in Barcelona's Calle Nàpols. The snake's...

Barcelona "indignados" are heavily criticised for violent behaviour
Animals/Pets Thu, Jun 16, 2011

Barcelona "indignados" are heavily criticised for...

The Barcelona "indignados" were today involved in violent incidents, insults and attacks on deputies outside Parliament, actions that have resulted in sharp criticism from politicians, but also from their own 15...

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