The Canarian Parliament approved on Wednesday the proposal for the Canarian Government’s modification of existing Animal Protection legislation (Ley 8/1991, de 30 de abril, de protección de animales). Parliament unanimously agreed measures which now completely ban any “mutilation”, like ear cropping and tail docking, as well as promoting adoption as the primary means of acquiring animals, and increasing fines and punishments for animal maltreatment. The Government will now consult with animal protection societies, vets and collectives to update the law which has been in force since 1991.
I know that the updating of the Animal Protection law will interest many people, so HERE is a link to allow anyone to check the latest thing that’s happened as this law makes its way through consultation, committee, back to parliament, and onto the statute books. The (now approved) proposal reference number is 9L/PNL-0002 – just enter that code in the main box at the top, or in the one on the right marked “Localizar una iniciativa por su código:”.