T.GIMÉNEZ-CANDELA: An animal may be mistreated in Spain if it is justified.

AUTHOR: Raquel Queralt
TITLE: T.GIMÉNEZ-CANDELA: En España se puede maltratar a un animal si está justificado

Reproduced in: dA web Center, February 2011


Teresa Giménez-Candela has driven the Autonomous University of Barcelona graduate "Animals" Law and Society. "The professor, in addition to running a research group, also taught for 5 years subject "Animal Law" at the UAB, the only Spanish university to include this matter in a curriculum. In this interview, he examines the status of animals from Roman law to the present, concluding, among other aspects that last December the Penal Code abolished the aggravating circumstance of cruelty to appreciate the crime of animal abuse, which is true, and therefore undoubtedly be welcomed. But it is also true that the word has been "unreasonably" as a qualifier of animal abuse. In other words, that it is mistreating an animal and not be punished for it, if the punishment is applied is "justified. As we can see, there are still many things to do.

animal welfare law, animals as things, the Spanish Penal Code, animal abuse, animal neglect, "correbous2.

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