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Unanimity in the Congress of Deputies to urge for the reform of the Spanish Civil Code to recognize animals as sentient beings.

2017.02.22

AUTHOR: Juan Ignacio Codina Segovia. Journalist. Qualified in Information Sciences and Doctor in the Department of Contemporary History at the University of the Balearic Islands. Consultant in communication strategy at Menéndez de Llano Abogados & Asesores. Cofounder, deputy director and head of media for the Observatorio Justicia y Defensa Animal.

TITLE: Unanimity in the Congress of Deputies to urge for the reform of the Spanish Civil Code to recognise animals as sentient beings.

INTERNAL LINKS: Daily Sessions of the Congress of Deputies, plenary assembly and permanent council, Year 2017, Nº 29, XII Legislature, plenary session Nº 27, Tuesday, 14 February 2017, pages 43-50.

PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center, February 2017
ISSN: 2462-7518

ABSTRACT:

Last February 14th the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament saw an unprecedented day for animals. For the first time, Parliament debated the need to reform the civil legal status of animals, which are considered in the Spanish Civil Code of 1889 as property. The Non-Legal Proposition urging the Government to carry out this legal reform to recognize animals as sentient beings came through with an amendment that received the unanimous vote of all the parliamentary groups.



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