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Animal Abuse reported in the festival of Las Luminarias

2014.01.23

As has been usual, each January 16th in San Bartolomé de Pinares (Ávila) and Alosno (Huelva) Las Luminarias takes place, a festival where hundreds of horses, donkeys and mules are forced to pass over fires, walking over the embers.

Due to this situation, a report has been presented by the Observatorio de Justicia y Defensa Animal [Observatory for Animal Justice and Defense], give that the Law of Spectacles prohibits cruelty towards animals. As such, this prohibition is contained in article 6 of Law 5/1997 on the protection of companion animals.

According to the Observatory a statement by the Regional Government of Castilla and León gave a response indicating that “no horse has been treated for burns”, for which the resolution by the Regional Government is being appealed.


Source: El País

keys Animal Law, Animal Welfare , Spectacles , Donkeys

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