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February 2014

2014.03.16

PRESS / NEWS:

During the month of February various pieces of news in the legislative sphere regarding Animal Law have been published:

New municipal ordinance on animal ownership in Aguilar de la Frontera (Córdoba)

New animal ownership ordinance in Pinto (Madrid)

The PSOE [Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party] asks for an Animal Protection Law on the state level

Modifications in the procedures relating to animal ownership in Arona (Tenerife)

Modification of the domestic animal ownership and protection ordinance in Arroyo de la Encomienda

Proposal to declare the town of Elche free of circus animals

Modification of the domestic animal regulating ordinance of Azagra

Bullfighting contradicts the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, a UN report states

Proposal to include zoophilia in the Criminal Code

Modification of the municipal ordinance regarding animals in Granada

Against animal abuse in circuses in San Luis Potosí (México)

LEGISLATION:

Below is a list of new legislation that has occurred during the reference period, in chronological order and with a brief reference to their contents:
EUROPEAN UNION:

Commission implementing decision of 18 February 2014, concerning certain interim protective measures relating to African swine fever in Poland Published in OJEU L50, of 20-02-2014. In force until 14 March 2014.
Determines in which Polish territories affected by the African swine fever should the measures established by Directive 2002/60/EC of the Council be applied.

Commission implementing decision of 14 February 2014, concerning certain interim protective measures relating to African swine fever in Lithuania
Published in OJEU L46, of 18-02-2014. In force until 30 April 2014.
Determines in which territories affected by the African swine fever in the Republic of Lithuania should the measures established by Directive 2002/60/EC of the Council be applied.

Commission implementing regulation (EU) No. 64/2014 of 24 January 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 1484/95 as regards representative prices in the poultry meat and egg sectors
Published in OJEU L52, of 21-02-2014. In force since 21 February 2014.
Establishes new representative prices for the imports of determined products in the poultry meat, egg, and egg albumin sectors, bearing in mind the variations in the prices due to places of origin.

Commission implementing regulation (EU) No. 148/2014 of 17 February 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 1249/2008 as regards categories and classes for recording of market prices in the beef sector and as regards market price for pig carcasses.
Published in OJEU L46, of 18-02-2014. In force since 21 February 2014.
Establishes new prices for the beef sector and pig carcasses due to the changes included in the Community regulation regarding the classification of these meats.

Commission implementing regulation (EU) No 166/2014 of 17 February 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 as regards certification requirements for imports into the Union of meat of farmed ratites for human consumption and the entries for Israel and South Africa in the list of third countries or territories Published in OJEU L54, of 22-02-2014. In force since 14 March 2014.
Regulates the importation into the European Union of farmed ratites for human consumption from Israel and South Africa, with the goal of guaranteeing their security regarding the risks associated with the HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) virus.

NATIONAL LEVEL:

No new legislation to reference.
AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY LEVEL:

No new legislation to reference.
LOCAL LEVEL:

Ordinance regulating the ownership, control and protection of domestic animals in Arroyo de la Encomienda (initial approval phase).
Published in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country (BOPV) number 37/2014, of 14 February 2014 after its approval by the Municipal Government of Arroyo de la Encomienda (Valladolid), the initial approval on date 29 January 2014, allowing for claims or suggestions to be lodged within a 30 working day period.

Ordinance regulating the ownership, control and protection of domestic animals in Carboneros
The ordinance regulating the Ownership of Domestic Animals in Carboneros (Jaén) was approved on Monday, 10 February.

Ordinance regulating the ownership, control and protection of domestic animals in Villa de Breña Alta.
Article 18 of the Municipal ordinance regulating the protection and ownership of companion animals in Villa de Breña Alta (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) was modified.

Ordinance regulating the ownership, control and protection of domestic animals in Beniel.
On Saturday, 8 February 2014, in the Official Bulletin of the Region of Murcia, the definitive approval of the modifications introduced by the Plenary Session of the Municipal Government of Beniel on the Municipal Ordinance on the Ownership of Companion Animals and the Ownership of Potentially Dangerous Animals was published.

COMMENTARY REGARDING THE LEGISLATIVE SPHERE

Commentary on the Report on the Committee of the Rights of the Child (United Nations) dated 31 January 2014; by Anna Mulà Arribas (Attorney. Legal Council for the Franz Weber Foundation and Coordinator of “Infancy without Violence”. Member of the Board of Directors of the Commission for the Protection of the Rights of Animals of the Barcelona Bar Association; Professor in the Master in Animal Law and Society and member of the Research Group Animals, Law and Society, both directed by Professor Teresa Giménez-Candela).




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