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The Spanish Civil Code dates from 1889.
For this law, which over time has undergone numerous reforms to modernize and adapt in other respects, animals are still considered "semovientes", that is, mere things.
Spain needs to adapt its Civil Code to the current social and legal reality. That is why we propose to promote the reform of the Civil Code so that animals receive the legal status already granted by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which in Article 13 recognizes animals as sentient beings, that is, living beings Endowed with sensitivity.
This legal anachronism has already been reformed in other Civil Codes such as Catalan, which expressly recognizes that animals are not things, or the French, Austrian, Swiss or German Civil Code, which have already carried out the relevant reform to change the statute Legal from animals from "things" to "living beings endowed with sensibility".
The Spanish legislator must assume the reality and current needs of the moment we live in, where animals are living beings with rights recognized and protected by the same legal system of which the Civil Code forms part and conform legislation to contemporary society and recognition , Affection and respect that are deserved by living beings with whom we share life and even coexistence.
In short, from the Observatory Justice and Animal Defense, we ask that you keep the animals in mind when updating our laws and our Civil Code is updated in this aspect, because animals are not things.
P.S. Once achieved on February 14 that the plenary of the Congress of Deputies unanimously approved to urge the Government to undertake this legal reform, in March 2017 the Affinity Foundation joins in this campaign to the Justice and Animal Defense Observatory with the aim of adding Efforts, achieve more social support and achieve final victory: that our Civil Code be reformed as soon as possible to be recognized black on white in our law as the #AnimalesNOsonCosas.
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