With so much pressure on them from animal rescue associations, Seprona are taking the problem of animal abuse much more seriously. Sadly for the hunting hounds of Spain - who suffer so much abuse and maltreatment, this report only applies to domestic animals. The hunting hounds are not helped as many of the members of Seprona are also hunters. This story is a report on work by Seprona in Malaga.
In the more than 200 inspections carried out the Guardia Civil has found facilities in lousy condition with sick animals, dead, crowded and with dangerous and sharp elements
Agents of Service of protection of the nature of the command of the Guardia Civil of Malaga, under the direction and coordination of the Office of the Environment, have proceeded to the investigation of 50 persons, among them two veterinarians, and to the intervention and Immobilization of 316 animals for alleged offences of ill-treatment and/or abandonment of domestic animals.
In the research, in the framework of the operation ' Malum ', began last January framed in the campaign #Yosipuedocontarlo launched by the Directorate General of the Civil guard against the abuse and abandonment animal, whose objective is to raise awareness to the citizens To promote the necessary measures in the protection and welfare of the animals of the company and to denounce the contrary behaviors of which they had knowledge.
This research has been carried out in numerous localities of the province of Malaga and has had the collaboration of the Official Association of Veterinarians of Malaga, of the delegation of the Government of the Junta in Malaga, as well as with that of several associations Animal protection, as reported by the Civil guard through a communiqué.
200 performances and 580 infringements
Thus, more than 200 actions have been carried out concerning the inspection of kennels of private individuals, cattle farms, zoological nuclei, and refuge of animals in which more than 580 infringements have been imposed. Administrative to animal regulations, mainly related to animal welfare, lack of suitability of accommodation, lack of food and water, animal hygiene, lack of veterinary assistance, documentary and Sanitary Records, among Other.
of the actions carried out by crimes of ill-treatment and animal abandonment there are several behaviors, which posed a serious danger to the life and physical integrity of the animals, arriving in some cases to detect dead animals.
in particular, among others, animal facilities have been found in lousy sanitary hygienic state, crowded and with cutting and dangerous elements for animals; In addition to dirty animals, with the presence of external parasites, alopecia, existence of wounds with infected ulcers, apathy, malnutrition, in the case that on many occasions the animals, in spite of being sick or with wounds, their owners did not give him any type of veterinary assistance, which aggravated the suffering.
Animals suffering from leishmaniasis and scabies have also been detected, which in some cases was transmissible to humans; The jaw fracture of a dog caused by blows of its owner, who justified the blows as a form to educate the animal; An animal hanged for lack of security in the installations or loose animals that were run over by vehicles, which in some cases were injured and in others killed by the lack of control and vigilance of their owners, in addition to the obvious risk to life (e) Physical integrity of users circulating on such roads.
have also detected a surgical intervention carried out by two veterinarians on a horse without sufficient anesthesia and instead and with inadequate material, causing the animal a great pain and unjustified suffering.
Most of the animals rescued are dogs, but also have done performances with horses, proceeding in total to the intervention and immobilization of some 316 animals.
In addition, these animals, in some cases, have been delivered, at the disposal of the competent authorities, in associations and animal protections, and in the least serious cases, have been held by the owners under the supervision and control of the Authorities with competence in the field, to ensure compliance with animal regulations.
On the other hand, they have reminded that the owner and/or possessor of an animal has the legal obligation to maintain it in good sanitary hygienic conditions, performing any compulsory treatment and providing the necessary veterinary assistance. Provide adequate accommodation as well as drinking water and necessary food., also the cleanliness of the facilities and their disinfection and insect, as well as care and protection of the animals of aggression, situations of danger, and discomforts and annoyances that could produce or receive.
The offences denounced could be punished with fine from 501 to 30,000 euros, and in the cases of conduct of ill-treatment and animal abandonment collected in the Penal code, would imply in the first case prison sentences that could reach 18 months , and fine in the second, and in both cases also the debarment for the holding of animals which would prevent these cases from being repeated by their authors.