An alleged news item that appeared in Spain has caused an uproar among some pet owners. As part of an April Fool’s Day prank, mentioned that he will be there They are supposed to provide “social support” for people who have two or more cats.
cat worldThe joke, which has so far reached more than 6,000 people on Instagram, was launched by a page that specializes in the most beloved cats in the house. “The state has taken care of our prayers and it seems they will help them all Owners of cats who have 2 or more catsGate indicated.
This so-called compensation will be offered in the form of “credit” to be spent exclusively on cat food in pet stores.
After this brief explanation, cat world He said it was all about the “hazing” of December 28than April Fools’ Day on which all kinds of pranks are generally performed—so that if money is loaned, the recipient is “free” not to pay it—as part of this tradition.
However, the alleged support was due to be part of an amendment to Spain’s new animal welfare law, which already considers companion animals to be “allergic living beings,” since the beginning of this year.
This legislation has been regulating society’s behavior towards pets, since Spain’s companion animals were considered movable property – sometimes they were included in mortgage debt as property – so recognizing dogs, cats and other pets as “official members of the family” would lead to a change in the legal treatment of these animals.
this is The change was part of the Triple Reformation which have been made on civil law, mortgage law and civil procedure law.
the Code intended to fight illegal trade of sorts, Punishment of ill-treatment with more severe penaltiesEncouraging adoption and launching awareness campaigns on respect for animals.
Article 30 of this law states that People who want to have a dog must take a training course. Canines must also undergo some type of test to assess whether they are dangerous.
the Cats are also covered by this lawthey Owners will have to follow a series of commitments ranging from not leaving them alone inside enclosed vehicles, to leaving them exposed to the elements, as well as ensuring their physical and emotional safety.
This legislative initiative arose from Animal Justice and Advocacy Observatory, which in 2015 collected 500,000 signatures so that companion animals would be “cleared”In addition to trying to combat pet abandonment.
Zoologists with the Environment Party (PACMA) have identified in a publication made through social networks that this new standard establishes for animals, whether companion or wild. They have the status of “sense of sensitivity”, as well as the guarantee of their rights.
According to numbers from Convergence Foundation In 2020, more than 258,300 animals were abandoned by their owners. However, the president of the Federation of Animal Protection and Defense Societies, Matilda Cubello, commented on National Geographicwhat Cases are actually much more because there are some cases that are not recorded.