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    400.000 signatures in Congress to stiffen penalties for animal abuse, including the bulls

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    The platform for the defence of animals ' No Al maltrato animal’ He asked with 400.000 signatures in Congress that harden this type of penalties in the criminal code, without making distinctions between pets and others as the bulls.

    The platform for the defence of animals ' No Al maltrato animal’ He asked with 400.000 signatures in Congress that harden this type of penalties in the criminal code, without making distinctions between pets and others as the bulls.

    Speaking to Europa Press, the representative of 'No to animal abuse', Marta Esteban, He pointed out that abuse and killing of an animal in Spain only responsible for has a penalty of three months to one year in prison, at the same time that has highlighted that if the perpetrator has no history “only pay a simple fine”.

    Accompanied by the exministra of environment and spokesperson for the PSOE in the Congress of climate change, Cristina Narbona, the spokesman of the advocacy has spoken out against tolerance which exists in Spain with the bullfights where, in his view, They torture and murder the bulls.

    “Abuse cannot be exceptions depending on the animal species to which it relates. Why can not understand how in the bull Yes it is tolerated and supports from many areas of society”, It has insisted, at the same time which has been pointed out that these signatures have been collected in its website and through demonstrations that have taken place in the past year against animal abuse, as the of this last Sunday in Madrid and elsewhere 25 Spanish cities, to ask for the hardening of those penalties.

    A WEEK AFTER THE BULLFIGHTERS

    Precisely, last week a group of Spanish bullfighters presented Congress a legislative popular initiative in requesting that the bulls pass to be considered an asset of cultural interest, After the ban on bullfighting in Catalonia.

    For this reason, This platform also calls with these firms to the Executive that accede to the European Convention for the protection of domestic animals, so the animals can enjoy the same protection as the rest of the animals part of Europe, as I have asked many countries of the EU.

    The same, Esteban explains that, faced with the impossibility of having a National Animal Protection Act, Since it is a competence of the autonomous communities, with this collection of signatures is exercised the right of petition, It recognizes the Constitution, to ask the courts a hardening of the “ridiculous contained penalties” in the criminal code.

    IMPOSSIBLE A LAW STATE OF PROTECTION TO ANIMALS

    It is an organic law, the criminal code may not be a Popular legislative initiative (ILP), but its modification is Basic for the promoters of this collection of signatures to ensure its implementation throughout the Spanish.

    Speaking to Europa Press, Narbonne has explained that, Although the Spanish legislation provides for penalties on this type of crime, the interpretation of them is still “laxa”.

    In fact, He recalled that during the last Socialist term in Congress was studied this issue through a Committee of experts to reinforce the basic legislation on animal protection. In addition, It has apostils than the Executive of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero “had everything ready” to ratify the Convention before cited of 1992.

    ' No to Animal abuse’ born as a popular initiative on the Internet a year ago and she gone adheriendo different associations in defense of animals as the Foundation Altarriba, Greyhounds without frontiers, the Animal Association for the defence of animals (ANDA), the Association of veterinarians abolitionists of the Tauromaquía (AVAT), the Spanish Coordinator of Animal protection (ECA), as well as Equo, among other organizations.

    Via Europa Press
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