Law 17/2021, of December 15, amending the Civil Code, the Mortgage Law and the Civil Procedure Law on the Legal Regime for animals

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Author:
Miryam Olivera Oliva
Lawyer of the Barcelona Bar Association
Ph.D. Candidate - ICALP Researcher

Summary:
On December 16, 2021, has been published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) Law 17/2021, of December 15, amending the Civil Code, the Mortgage Law, and the Civil Procedure Law on the legal status of animals, whereby they are no longer considered mere things but are recognised as living beings endowed with sentience..

Keywords: Proposed Law; Civil Code; CC; Mortgage Law; LH; Civil Procedure Law; LEC; being endowed with special sensitivity; sentience; animal legal regime; Law 17/2021.
 

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