The Civil Guard found a dozen bodies of animals at the bottom of a cliff in Tenerife
The Civil Guard have arrested a man who shot several live dogs in a ravine in Tenerife, as reported on Tuesday the armed Institute.
The arrest came following a complaint made by an environmental group that found in the ravine of Biceche, in Arona, a dozen bodies of dogs in a State of decomposition, said in a statement the Guardia Civil.
Officials inspected the dogs and using a microchip reader located the person who appeared to be registered as an owner of two of them.
Once located, It charged him as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of animal abuse, they took her declaration and left him free with the obligation to appear before the judicial authority when required.
At that hearing the alleged perpetrator acknowledged having thrown two of the dogs, live, at the bottom of the ravine.
They demand to stop the "savage" killing of dogs in Punta Umbría
Members of the associations advocacy and protective of animals have demanded today the authorities of Punta Umbría put brake to "wild and indiscriminate" killing dogs that have occurred "as a fun" in the last days.
Shot dead dogs lie at different points in the area of pine forests below the sea pine. Apparently, an Association of hunters of the coastal town have been called by the City Council and would have the blessings of the Junta de Andalucía to the abandoned dogs, days after a pack of hounds will cause the death of a foal. Representatives of associations concerned move tomorrow to Punta Umbria to try to stop the killing.
Observatory on courts and Defensa Animal has already moved a petition to management which stresses that "domestic animals abandoned to their fate are victims of the human carelessness and the lack of adequate control measures" by the Administration, which must always act in accordance with the legislation on animal protection which requires capture and handling of animals avoiding violent methods or involving damage to the animal.
"Hunting for pets is immoral and illegal especially when alternative measures in line with current legislation and with the popular feeling that rejects flat hunting dogs and therefore that they must cease urgently are not planned". In the news, Add, There are technical means and human that make possible a humanitarian protocol with abandoned pets "without that it is justified in any case hunting and shooting death of these dogs".
The person accused of having shot and alanceado to Txispas to cause his death last month of August has been convicted of animal abuse by criminal court No. 5 Bilbao (Bizkaia), as reported by the Association for the treatment of ethics with the animals (ATEA). The accused neighbor has been sentenced to 4 months in prison, the payment of legal costs, payment of the veterinary costs of what he did and disabled for the exercise of profession, trade and commerce that has relationship with animals for a year long and to the right of passive suffrage during the time of the conviction.
ATEA, that he had access to court ruling, He explains that he estimated proven facts that are imputed to the person complained, who admits to having fired on the animal, that it topped across the chest with a metal bar. Txispas, mortally wounded, treatment of return home, the ground that ASAAM-Bizkaia (Milord Friends Animal Relief Association) He was then enabling as a shelter for abandoned animals. One of the volunteers found the body after following his trail of blood. The veterinarian in charge of performing the autopsy said in his day that Txispas suffered "an atrocious agony". According to sources of the Association, "Txispas was a very friendly dog, in any aggressive way, Despite having been always tied", and that "thanks to the intervention of the Association significantly improved their quality of life, After allowing his mistress that volunteers undertake part of him and another companion".
The text of the ruling leaves no doubt: the accused declares is author of the violent death of Txispas, and he admits that with his performance he intended to kill the animal in a painful way. Like this, judge, in application of article 337 of the criminal code, It imposes a quintuple sentence explained at the beginning of this text.
ATHEIST wants to add that although considered that "the punishment the aggressor far from being that deserves", It has at least proved damning, which means that you are still taking steps, slow but solid, in the right direction".
Natura Parc picked up in 2012 more than one fortnight of abandoned Vietnamese pigs
The worst thing that can happen to a pet is that his arrival in the human sanctuary is the fruit of one of those fads that after a time eventually thicken the lists of animal collection centres. And in a matter of pets, each era had its fashion: reptiles, ferrets, French Bulldogs… Among the most recent and judging by the number of abandoned and collected specimens in 2012, the boom of makes two or three years in Mallorca were Vietnamese pigs.
The numbers of dropouts of animals continue to function as an indicator of the virulence of the economic crisis. The number of domestic animals collected by Natura Parc in the island in 2012 It follows the trend upward in recent years -2.511 total, 266 more than in 2011 (and not to mention the exotic species)–, including the entry in list of the latest chic mascot for urbanites to fashion. The facilities of the Foundation in Santa Eugènia welcome to 16 Vietnamese pigs collected this year, almost double the previous year.
The difficulties for the maintenance of animals due to the economic troubles are cause of abandonment both reframes that many homeowners are made after a while when they fall into the account that your pet is not always a puppy.
Usually, adult Vietnamese pigs do not exceed the 50 weight kg, Although Natura Parc technicians have already had to pick up to some other exemplary hybrid more of 200 weight kg. In addition, many people acquired by mistake or deception other species of exotic pigs reaching one larger than expected size.
So says the Chairman of the Foundation, Antoni Mas, who recounts the AWE experienced when picking up a copy of this weight who lived in an apartment in Palma and had the hind legs atrophied due to overfeeding and inactivity. «Normal, they only gave him to eat and not moved; that animal is not to be on a floor», points out more.
The Animalist Balearic Association denounced since months in the Town Hall of Palma the presence of a herd of abandoned pigs who had feral and which thrived rampant by the drying of the Real fields. Like other domestic animals, the Vietnamese pork nor seems to have no problem to adapt successfully to their forced emancipation. And weeks ago, the Civil Guard downed shots on a copy hybrid and very aggressive in the Puig de Santa Magdalena Inca that spooked some hikers who confused him with a wild boar.
Although at the start the fashion for several years its price it ranged between the 200 and 300 EUR, You can now find a Vietnamese pig with relative ease for less than 100 EUR. And the needs of the crisis have provoked that online trading is practically gave in some forums.
It is the tyranny of fashions. The same thing happened with dogs, says Carmen Rojas as witness in first line, spokesman of the Animalist platform of the Balearic Islands. «What has happened recently with the French bulldogs, He also spent with the Siberian huskys and before the Dalmatians». Red she sighs before what the vision of an endless succession of dog breeds seems that at one point or another were on the crest of the wave. But stops in Dalmatians. «How much damage did Walt Disney».
Cinema collaborates actively in putting fashion pets just as do celebrities who promote their pets off screens or scenarios (see the case of George Clooney with Vietnamese pigs). And to buy following the irrational impulse of fashion or mimesis with the star media turn the outcome tends to be repeated too often. The Son Reus kennels, to give an example, they are reaching a few dimensions of sacrifices unusually high in these times.
«The only positive is that the crisis also fewer animals are are becoming increasingly», says Rojas to warn that it is precisely by these dates, weeks after Reyes, When the dropouts of animals, that previously had been little pondered gifts for children, they soar. Rojas says that although not speak much of these rabbits are typical infant gift that then parents end up shedding although dropouts are very numerous almost have no notoriety.
The other problematic season is summer, When animals often stand between vacations and their owners. But not only we are talking about animal city. The number of abandoned-equidae (horses, donkeys, ponies) still on the 40 annual copies. Last summer, three horses caused serious accidents on the roads of Mallorca. Their owners, as in so many other cases of abandoned animals, they never came to claim them.
The Penal Court number 1 Jaén has sentenced to six months in jail to a neighbor of Ubeda who yesterday pleaded guilty to killing a dog and her puppy. He hanged them so they are not blocking you. Life of God dogs have hanged. Only that not before passing anything and now there are people who denounces the savages who do things well, and justice just condemning them. There is a change of social mentality of Fund. And with sensitivity to the courts people who isn't willing to behaviors and unpunished. As the Prosecutor of environment, Isabel Uceda, He has promoted several criminal proceedings against abusers of pets, or judge Valley Elena Gomez, yesterday condemned vivid voice to the 'ahorcaperros' of Úbeda.
Convictions for ill-treatment to pets are still counted on the fingers of one hand: a man who killed a dog attacking yours with a chainsaw, an elderly man who tried to hang a little dog on bridges, This Ubeda, and little else. Although there are various procedures underway: against a man accused of mistreating a little dog in Linares, against a woman who allegedly threw the dog from its neighbor by the balcony in Mengibar, against a neighbour to Cazorla which hung an olive against a man who left to die of thirst and a pet a dog in a country house. They are just the tip of the iceberg. But it already emerges. The first step to solving a problem is to be visible. And allegations of protective and the action of the Prosecutor's Office are putting real animals that live among us public opinion.
The dog had been rescued from the street and adopted by María Lochi, He died two months ago. Since then, the wait daily in the temple where she attended, the Church of Maria Asunta, in the town of San Donaci, in Puglia.
Ciccio, a German Shepherd's 12 years every day you are going to the Church which was his mistress, He died two months ago, and stays there for several hours at the wait for her return.
The place is the Church of Maria Asunta, in the town of San Donaci in Puglia. The dog continues to visit the place, waiting for the return of his mistress. “Just listening to the bells or get the hearse, the dog enters and remains in the coffin as if the owner could resurrect”, said a witness to the Il Messaggero newspaper.
Ciccio was a dog that was in the street until the deceased woman, Maria Lochi, rescued him and adopted. “Protects it all the people, feeding and petting as an emblem of faithfulness”, added the witness. The strange behavior of the animal made that the cure of the workplace napping an exclusive space in the parish so that he can be quiet.
The neighbour of Nules in Zaragoza had animals with extreme thinness and some dead, among horses, Mouflon, goats, dogs, pigs, donkeys and wild boar
The Civil Guard have arrested a man in Nules, neighbor of Zaragoza, for an offence of abuse and neglect of domestic animals in a facility where he had animals in extreme thinness and some dead. The arrest occurred after inspections of the SEPRONA and the official veterinary services of Castellón (OCAPA), which have made various complaints in the field of animal health and protection of pets.
After receiving a notice of a citizen, reported by the Civil Guard said in a statement, an inspection was carried out the past 9 January in which tracked down a dead horse and remains, apparently, a pig, What violates health measures of destruction of dead animals. In installations, in a State of abandonment, several horses were, Mouflon, goats, a dog, pigs and wild boars, all of them, except two donkeys and wild boar, in extreme thinness.
In addition, There was no food in any part of the installation, whose owner had no documentation relating to animals or environmental license. The detainee, F.P.L., of 62 years, already have had seized you in October of 2012 eight raccoons, for lack of identification and appropriate veterinary care. The man was set free prior knowledge of the Court's instruction number 3 of Nules.
They are two dog puppies in a pit of tar in Antofagasta, in the North of Chile
A group of young people found this Sunday morning to two dogs trapped in a tar pit.
Dogs, approximately three months, They presented serious physical damage the suffocation with the chemical product, designates the site SoyChile.cl.
According to witnesses, It is presumed that someone threw them because the well is located in an isolated place.
“We saw two heads that were sunken in the tar and we come to look at. They must have thrown them, because walking would have been difficult to reach up there”, said Marcelo Ibarra, one of the youths who rescued puppies.
Later, the group moved to the dogs until a veterinary grounds and already they seek owner through social networks.