Madrid (EFE) It will toughen the sanctions.
These are the main keys of what will be an infraction and the corresponding sanctions:
What will constitute an infringement?
Actions or omissions contrary to what is established in this law, with the classification of minor, serious and very serious, constitute administrative infractions regarding the protection and rights of animals. The imposition of any sanction provided for in this law does not exclude the civil liability of the person or entity sanctioned. The civil liability derived from an infringement will always be joint and several among all those causing the damage.
How will severity be determined?
Any conduct that, by action or omission and without causing physical damage or alterations in its behavior to the animal, entails the non-observance of prohibitions, care or obligations established by law or those derived from the breach of administrative responsibilities by the owners or responsible for the animal.
Those of a serious nature will correspond to any conduct that by action or omission and derived from the breach of obligations or the performance of prohibited conducts imply damage or suffering to the animal, provided that they do not cause death or serious permanent sequelae, provided that not constitute a crime.
A wide range of infractions related to non-compliance with the obligations and prohibitions required by this law will be considered very serious when the death of the animal occurs, provided that it does not constitute a crime, as well as the unauthorized slaughter of animals, among others. assumptions.
How much will the penalties be in each case?
The range of amounts to be paid will range from 500 to 200,000 euros depending on the offence. The slight will be sanctioned with a warning or a fine of 500 to 10,000 euros; the serious, will go from 10,001 to 50,000 euros and the very serious, from 50,001 to 200,000 euros.
What specific breaches will be serious?
Failure to comply with the obligations of identification of the animal; the use of aggressive or violent methods in the education of the animal; the administration of substances that harm animals or alter their behavior, unless they are prescribed by veterinarians and with a therapeutic purpose for the animal; practice unauthorized mutilations or body modifications on the animal.
Likewise, using animals as an object of reward, prize, raffle or promotion; make use of it as an advertising claim without authorization; Raise allochthonous wild animals, as well as trade with them, except in the cases provided for in this law; the shipment of live animals except in the cases provided for in this law; the removal, relocation or displacement of community cats in situations other than those permitted by law.
Also, the abandonment of one or more animals; not picking up the animal from the residences or other similar establishments in which it has been collected due to the loss and abandonment of the animal in risky conditions; robbery, theft or misappropriation of an animal; not reporting the loss or theft of the animal or not picking it up from veterinary centers, residences or other establishments where it had previously been deposited.
In addition, feed the animals with viscera, corpses and other offal from animals that have not passed the appropriate health controls; permanently keeping dogs or cats on terraces, balconies, rooftops, storage rooms, basements, patios and similar or vehicles and the commission of more than one minor infraction within a period of three years when so declared in a firm administrative resolution.
Which ones will be very serious?
Euthanasia of animals with inadequate means or by unqualified personnel; the training and use of animals for fights and fights with other animals or people; the use of companion animals for human consumption; kill community cats outside of the cases authorized by this law; the breeding, trade or exhibition of animals for commercial purposes by unauthorized persons or the sale of dogs, cats and ferrets in pet shops.
The use of animals in prohibited activities, particularly cultural and festive, in mechanical attractions, fairground carousels, as well as the use of species of wild fauna in circus shows; the use of genetic selection of companion animals that harms their health; the commission of more than one serious offense within a period of three years, when so declared by a firm administrative resolution.