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Animals/Pets news & information for Castile and Leon

Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night
Animals/Pets Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Dog protects missing girl, 2, all night

A MISSING two-year-old girl has been found along with her dog, who kept her safe overnight for seven hours, reveal Guardia Civil officers in the province of Ávila. The toddler was walking with her dad in the mountains...

Wolf-hunting legalised in Castilla y León, despite protection orders and EU funding, complain environmentalists
Animals/Pets Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Wolf-hunting legalised in Castilla y León, despite...

CONSERVATION charities are in uproar over a recent law change in Castilla y León allowing up to 143 wolves to be hunted annually until 2019. Ecologists in Action and the wildlife association Lobo Marley (‘Marley...

Permit denied for Toro de la Vega bull-killing 'festival'
Animals/Pets Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Permit denied for Toro de la Vega bull-killing...

REGIONAL government officials in Castilla y León have banned the village of Tordesillas from 'celebrating' its bloodthirsty bull-spearing spectacle, the unless the animal comes out of it alive. The...

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...

Bear cub pays surprise visit to house in León
Animals/Pets Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Bear cub pays surprise visit to house in León

Prioro resident Óscar Montero got one of the surprises of his life on Saturday when he spotted a bear cub climbing up the snow-covered steps to his house. "At first I wasn't sure what type of animal it was, I...

Massive protest against Toro de la Vega bull torture festival
Animals/Pets Sun, Sep 14, 2014

Massive protest against Toro de la Vega bull torture...

AN ESTIMATED total of 45,000 protesters gathered in Madrid last night to call for a bloodthirsty annual bull festival to be banned. The Toro de la Vega takes place in Tordesillas (Valladolid province, north of Madrid)...

Two green puppies born to Podenco breeder
Animals/Pets Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Two green puppies born to Podenco breeder

GREEN puppies have been born to a breeder in the province of Valladolid, just north of Madrid. One of Aída Vallelado's Podenco hounds, Micaela, gave birth to a litter of five earlier this month – two of whom were...

Parliamentary debate over banning 'barbaric' bull-killing tournament
Animals/Pets Thu, Sep 26, 2013

Parliamentary debate over banning 'barbaric' bull...

BULL-FIGHTING at a major festival in Tordesillas (Valladolid province) was under debate in Parliament today in response to mass protest marches organised by the Pro-Animal Party (PACMA). The Toro de la Vega, described...

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