This is a weblink to introduce the new team at PACMA, leading the fight to protect Spain's abused animals.
This is a weblink to an article about the Government of Castilla-La Mancha wanting to promote the violence and cruelty of hunting among young people and women.
Also in March 2022 PACMA urged the Junta de Andalucía to stop promoting, protecting and shielding hunting in the community. We have sent a letter to the Governing Council of the Junta de Andalucía to stop their efforts to promote this cruel and violent activity. Weblink to this article.
This is the translation of a PACMA article about dog-fighting in Spain. Galgos are sometimes bred as bait dogs to be used in this cruel and barbaric activity.
Yeah!! The Government approves the processing of the Animal Welfare Law that includes hunting and working dogs, which will be treated like any other dog. Moreover, this law, approved a week ago in the Council of Ministers, will not only protect pets but all vertebrates as a whole. Wow!! Among other things, we celebrate that: Dog owners will have to become breeders and register as such if they want to breed animals. Whoever has five specimens must be registered as a zoological nucleus. Working dogs will have to meet conditions from the point of view of occupational risk prevention; they will not carry out professional activities until they are 18 months of age. All dogs must be registered as such in the Registry of Companion Animals. Hunting dogs that are kept or have access to the exterior of the houses and may have uncontrolled contact with others must be sterilized. As for giving away or selling a hunting dog to people not registered in the Breeders' Registry, the dog must be spayed or with the commitment of its sterilization.
Read the full draft on this weblink - we'll believe it if it happens! But it is seriously needed, as all of us know who are aware of the terrible maltreatment of animals in Spain in the name of sport, fiestas, bull fighting, hunting...the list goes on.
This is taken from Bev Farmer's fb page Podenco Friends.
'Changes to the entry of rescue dogs to the UK basically if the UK exit the EU with a deal or no deal the Euro tunnel will no longer be a designated Border Inspection Point for Dogs, Cats or Ferrets.. Some months ago the ferry companies stopped accepting transports with rescue dogs on and the only point of entry was the Tunnel. If this is correct the only means of transport will be by plane to the UK very few airlines fly dogs to the UK and the last one we flew over cost 600 pounds plus the cost of the crate paid by the adopter so will be beyond the affordability of most people .. I can not confirm if this is accurate information but
I am aware many agencies have been lobbying to stop the import of foreign rescues due to animals arriving sick and with incorrect paper work. If anyone has any information regarding these changes please let us kno. This is a statement copied from a post by the group below
Just been advised of this by Ann Marie Payne of Ann's Canine Care. Email her on this link if you want a copy of the form in pdf.
CHANGE OF LAW. PLEASE READ
From 13th May 2019 the procedure to change ownership of a dog that is registered on raia ( Andalusia) has changed. Also if you want to register a dog on raia from another database.
Now you must obtain one of these forms and have the previous owner fill it out and then have your vet present it to raia, along with proof of identity of the owner. Your local vet will have access to one of these forms.
Also if you rescue a dog from the street without a chip you must register it at the local town hall. This will not effect your right to keep the dog.
These are new laws so please, don't expect Ann to be able to answer any questions. The best person to ask is your local vet.
There is a law which allows authorities to penalise people who help stray animals. I published about it recently when Malaga put up posters warning people they would be fined 500 euros for helping stray animals! Galicia province is now proposing to enforce the law, so please sign this petition to protest about it. The petition will be printed off and handed to the authorities.