One animal dumped in Spain every three minutes

Headline says it all really!

has the worst record in Europe for pets being abandoned, with one animal dumped every three minutes.

Author and journalist Rosa Montero has brought this to the public’s attention and started a petition on campaign site Avaaz calling for tougher legislation on cruelty and neglect of animals, given that at present, pet protection laws are within the jurisdiction of regional governments, meaning there are 17 different ones in place and not all of them are suitably effective.

Parliament has approved a motion to call for the central government to crack down on animal mistreatment, but Sra Montero says it is unlikely to come into effect very quickly.

Read more over on the thinkSPAIN site.

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