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Animals/Pets news & information for Catalonia

Dog defends owner from violent boyfriend
Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 16, 2018

Dog defends owner from violent boyfriend

A DOG defended his owner when she was being beaten up by her boyfriend in Tarragona at around 05.30 this morning (Thursday), and prevented him from getting near her again. The couple's dog bit the man, 25, on the...

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...

Lion kept as family pet in Catalunya house is 'completely tame', says mayor
Animals/Pets Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Lion kept as family pet in Catalunya house is...

A COSTA Brava couple keeps a lion as a pet in their back yard – and it's perfectly legal, assures their local council. The grown-up wild feline was adopted from a circus by the animal-loving pair when he was three...

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...

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...

DNA dog-mess testing in three Catalunya towns
Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 29, 2016

DNA dog-mess testing in three Catalunya towns

TOWN councils in Catalunya will test dog excrement on the street for DNA and then fine the owners – a growing trend across Spain designed as a deterrent to those who do not clear up after their pets. La Seu...

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)...

British chimp expert Jane Goodall wins Catalunya International Award
Animals/Pets Wed, May 20, 2015

British chimp expert Jane Goodall wins Catalunya...

BRITISH wildlife expert Jane Goodall, 81, has been granted the 27 Catalunya International Award for her commitment and analytical and empirical work in studying and protecting chimpanzees. Jane, who has been travelling...

Pro-bull running protest in Tarragona province
Animals/Pets Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Pro-bull running protest in Tarragona province

PROTEST marches have seen over 10,000 people from Catalunya and parts of Valencia and Aragón this week in support of bull-running and non-fatal bull-fights gathering in the town of Amposta (Tarragona province). The...

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