Madrid (EFE) of its final approval, four veto proposals and almost 450 partial amendments from the groups.
Said proposals to request the return of the text to the Government have been presented by PP, PNV, Vox and UPN, one by each party.
Along with this bill, aimed at the protection of domestic and wild animals in captivity, another is being processed in parallel for the reform of the Penal Code on animal abuse.
This second to which two veto proposals have been presented, one from the Popular Group and the other from Vox, in addition to 76 partial amendments to the articles, will also be debated and voted on Thursday by the Social Rights Commission in the Senate.
Previously, also today, the papers will meet to debate both bills, whose final debate in the plenary session of the Senate according to the parliamentary calendar will be next Wednesday, since they are processed urgently.
In the event that any amendment to these bills is finally incorporated into the process that is now starting in the Senate, the initiatives would go back to Congress for final ratification.
If nothing is included, the regulations would be definitively approved in the Senate for publication in the Official State Gazette (BOE) although for its entry into force it would be necessary to wait another six months, that is, at least until the summer, and longer even for some of the aspects with moratorium.
The vetoes of the PP and Vox
From the parties of the right, the Popular Group has presented two separate vetoes to request the return of both bills on animal protection in process in the Senate, after regretting that the affected sectors have not been involved in their development and because it considers that “other interests” are put before animal welfare.
That same formation also reproaches that “the state legislator intends to question the regional regulations or impose their criteria.”
Vox, for its part, argues in its vetoes that rights cannot be given to animals and considers the battery of “control, obligations, restrictions, and sanctions” measures “disproportionate” for owners, who are presumed to be “abusers.” as he regrets said formation.
The reluctance of the PSOE partners
On the other hand, the PNV rejects the animal welfare bill for preferential reasons of jurisdiction, and disagrees with the whole of this regulation due to its “centralizing and regulatory nature”.
The claim of the hunting dogs has faced for months in the previous phase in Congress to the formation United We Can -which lacks representation in the Senate- with the socialist group in favor of excluding hunting dogs from the welfare bill animal.
Among the partial amendments registered in the new process in the Senate, the parliamentary group ERC and Bildu, following pressure from Unidas Podemos in Congress, proposes not excluding bullfighting from the protection of this regulation or removing hunting dogs from the under the bill.
Likewise, it urges to reverse the annulment of the repeal of Law 50/1999 on potentially dangerous animals (PPP) to make its suppression effective once the regulation is approved.