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Asociación Defensa Derechos Animal Adda Ong


The mandatory EU egg labelling regime came into force on January, 1st 2004 (EU Regulation 2295/2003) and provides a useful information to consumers about the methods of production.


Regarding the welfare of laying hens, the first digit of the Code reveals the system of production:

0 – Organic eggs: hens have access to outdoor areas and are fed with organic, all-vegetarian diet free of antibiotics and pesticides. This system of production is the best for the maintenance of good animal welfare standards 1. Free-range eggs: hens have access to an outdoor area during daylight hours, shaded areas and shelter from rain and windbreaks. There is a maximum of 4 hens per m2. 2. barn laid: hens are free to roam within a building which may have more than one level. Nonetheless, although they are not caged, the high density (up to 9 hens per m2) causes hens physical and psychological stress. Hens' beaks are often ‘trimmed’ to prevent feather-pecking and even cannibalism. 3.- Battery cages are a product of farming factory and are still legally allowed in the EU. “Enriched” battery cages now have to provide 600 cm squared useable space per bird, less than the size of an A4 piece of paper each, and limited facilities for perching, nesting and scratching. These few improvements do not involve benefits in the welfare of the birds.

Organic (0) and Free-range (1) egg production systems are the best for the welfare of laying hens. Let consumers make an informed choice.

Programmatic Manifesto of Ong ADDA.

Ideology with which our members and supporters must agree before engaging with us:

  1. Those who wish to collaborate with the Association, or be part of it, should be aware that the purpose of ADDA is to achieve ethical, social and legal guarantees, respect for animal integrity, welfare and rights, promoting good treatment of humans to every living being as part of nature.

  2. Animals, like us, are sentient beings, able to feel pain and cruelty, with the difference that they cannot express their feelings, or denounce the injustice to which they are often victim. All those who possess the faculty of discernment and know the bondage of pain have a moral duty to fight non-violently to eradicate cruelty from society.

  3. The natural environment does not belong to human beings alone and other creatures do not exist to satisfy our whims. Human beings are just one of many species that forms an integral part of the ecological network. Coexistence, peace and development require us to have respect for all living beings from whom we have benefitted for our own development and who have contributed to our progress.

  4. ADDA does not practice protectionism by collecting animal victims of neglect or maintaining shelters. ADDA recognizes that for this purpose there are animal protection societies and associations which have shelters and are making a commendable effort, under the no-kill ethos.

  5. ADDA disapproves and denounces any harmful or degrading action to animals to which humankind and society in general practice or consent.

Based upon these related ideas and feelings and acknowledging the debt that society has toward animals and nature, ADDA was founded in 1976, as an entity designed to serve as spokesperson and promoter of social awareness and to act on behalf of animals with the objective of releasing them from unfair and unnecessary suffering.

Therefore, ADDA is opposed to:

  • Bullfighting and all cruel festivals in which animals are involved.

  • The intensive breeding of animals for human consumption which involves cruel practices such as: artificial insemination, forced fattening, degrading conditions, the demeaning and cruel transport of animals to slaughterhouses, genetic manipulation and everything that degrades the animal and distances it from its natural biological behavior. We call for a death that is as humane as possible, with prior stunning.

  • The capture of wild animals for their fur and for breeding centers.

  • Traffic of animals, regardless of whether they are a protected or endangered species. Trafficking has the effect of impoverishing the natural habitats of all the animals and acting to the detriment of the natural resources of countries they live in. Most of these countries are in a precarious economic situation and although we recognize that they need financial support from the richer countries, we reject the so-called "sustainable economy arguments" such as hunting or controlled exploitation of a species.

  • The keeping of exotic animals as pets. Regardless of whether or not they are born in captivity, or whether it is mere whim or fashion, these animals are subjected to a lasting immobility and stress in an urban environment which is antipathetic to their biological characteristics.

  • The uncontrolled breeding of pets, which only serves to encourage later abandonment.

  • The killing of pets in public kennels or in so called "protective" private shelters, unless they are a risk of disease transmission, or they cannot recover from accidents or incurable illness.

  • Animal testing, nowadays unnecessary and cruel.

  • Hunting considered as a sport: poaching and killing of animals to trade with parts of their bodies and the methods used for eliminating other species to favor the abundance of the so-called hunting species

  • Circuses in which animals are kept in distressing situations, the methods used in their training and dressage and the hardship they have to live with every day.

  • Zoos and safari parks considered as animal collections, whatever the conditions, dimensions and characteristics of the facilities; the visits of school groups to these centers that contribute from childhood to the sight of, and idea of, animals in captivity and subordinate to humans.

  • Genetic manipulation in any form, most especially those conducive to the creation of new beings with characteristics that humiliate and denigrate the morphology of each species for speculative or scientific ends.

  • Scenes of cruelty to animals in television, film, video, Internet and the advocacy of these scenes, and the appearance of animals in advertising in ways that denigrate them.

ADDA is in favor of:

  • Adoption of abandoned pets to suitable owners through shelters and kennels in a responsible manner, including identification and sterilization of the animal and vetting of prospective adopters.

  • The protection of endangered species, including protection of their quality of life.

  • The right to a quick and painless death where required to avoid any previous stressful situation.

  • The observation of wild animals in their natural habitats where they are protected by large reserves, under controlled conditions to cause minimal disturbance and ecological impact. This will contribute to the country's economic resources and maintain the species and habitats.

  • The establishment of not for profit sanctuaries, which shelter abandoned exotic or wild animals and ensure that they do not reproduce.

  • The existence of zoological settlements where native or wild species with a precarious population, can be kept.

  • Support any cultural, educational and training program leading to more and better predisposition towards the respect and love for nature in general and especially when these programs are addressed to children.

(Text revised July 2002)


Who are we

Founded in 1976, the association Defensa Derechos Animal (Defending Animal Rights), was the first Spanish NGO devoted to the defence and well-being of animals in general. Declared to be of “Public Benefit” in 1981 and non-lucrative, ADDA is a non-governmental, apolitical and independent organization.

It forms part of the Board of Directors of the WSPA (World Society for Protecting Animals). For years it has collaborated and worked jointly, on various European coalitions and with different associations in various countries.

The Association’s work and aims are based mainly on the following areas:

Denounce the abuse and ill treatment of animals. Promote and participate in drawing up appropriate legal standards. Pressurise through acts of protest or vindication. Information and awareness campaigns. Preparing and publishing educational programmes. Editing publications and awareness material. Promote participation platforms in favour of respecting animals. The people that direct the NGO, and set up activity programmes, do so full time, voluntarily and generously.

ADDA is financed by its members’ fees, donations and charity shop.



Si eres testigo, si has presenciado un caso de maltrato animal, o sabes de una situación en la que se esté produciendo, es importante que sepas que lo puedes denunciar. Un maltrato no es únicamente agresión física hacia otro ser vivo. Se considera maltrato y por tanto denunciable por vulnerar los derechos de los animales: el abandono; mantener un animal en condiciones higiénico sanitarias deficientes de bienestar y seguridad; no proporcionarles agua y alimento necesario; mantenerlos encerrados durante horas; no dar la atención veterinaria necesaria para garantizar su salud; cazar en espacios declarados reservas naturales de fauna salvaje en que la caza está prohibida y en refugios de fauna salvaje; transportar animales de manera inadecuada...

En España, no existe una ley marco de protección animal a nivel estatal que unifique las distintas leyes autonómicas. Las competencias por tanto están derivadas a las Comunidades Autónomas cada una de ellas con su propia ley de protección animal. Consultar aquí, ley de protección animal por comunidades autónomas

Se pueden interponer dos tipos de denuncias, según los hechos perpetrados:


Denuncia administrativa:

La forma más efectiva de poner en conocimiento del órgano competente una infracción administrativa en materia de protección de los animales es por medio de una denuncia administrativa. Las infracciones administrativas están enumeradas en la Ley de protección de los animales de cada CCAA (así como en el resto de normativa de aplicación sobre esta materia). Todos los ciudadanos tienen el derecho y el deber de informar, a la administración competente, de las infracciones o vulneraciones del ordenamiento jurídico de las que tuvieren conocimiento. La denuncia puede interponerse ante el organismo administrativo competente en materia de protección de los animales o ante los cuerpos de seguridad especializados, para que levanten acta de los hechos: Guardia Civil -Seprona-, policía nacional, autonómica y local. Más información

Denuncia penal:

Una de las manifestaciones del deber de colaborar en la persecución de la delincuencia es la formulación de denuncias a través de la denuncia penal. Las denuncias penales por maltrato pueden hacerse en cualquier comisaria o en un juzgado de guardia. Las personas o asociaciones denunciantes tienen derecho a saber el estado de tramitación. Más información

Importante: Toda denuncia debe realizarse de forma escrita y mencionar explícitamente en la propia denuncia todos los documentos que se adjuntan: videos, fotografíes, testimonio terceros personas (si los hubiera), etc… para evitar que se extravíe esta documentación. Es la mejor opción para poder demostrar los hechos que queremos denunciar, y ponerlos en conocimiento de las autoridades competentes y exigir su actuación, ya que en caso contrario estarían eludiendo la responsabilidad legal que les corresponde.

Where are we?

Barcelona (Head Office)

C/Bailén 164, bajos. 08037 Barcelona

Tel. 34 93 459 16 01 – Fax. 34 93 459 0265

e-mail: adda@addaong.org

Becoming a member (a full member)

Becoming a member means participating in Assemblies with a right to vote, receiving the semi-annual magazine “ADDA defiende los Animales” and being informed about ADDA’ s campaigns and helping with them.

If you reside and pay your personal tax income in Spain, you will have a 25% tax reduction for natural persons and 35% for legal entities. We shall send you Certificate.

Read the Programmatical Manifest of the association upheld as a member.

General Information

  • We denounce and work toward ending all forms of cruelty, and wanton destruction of, animals.

  • We campaign and lobby for the making and enforcement of regulations in aid of animal welfare.

  • We create and promote educational materials designed to raise awareness about responsible and respectful attitudes towards animals and nature.

  • We contribute to debates about updated and fair legislation for animals, speaking on behalf of the animals.

  • We collaborate with organizations, institutions, businesses and social associations that can influence positively the relationship between people, animals and nature.

Reports and education program

¿Que sabe la escuela de los animales?

Es un crédito interdisciplinar dirigido a los profesores y profesoras de educación secundaria (12-14 años) elaborado para la reflexión compartida sobre las implicaciones que comporta en la vida cotidiana la relación entre las personas y los animales, a fin de favorecer el trato ético, el respeto y el bienestar animal en su marco de interacción con la especie humana.

El crédito puede ser utilizado y se encuentra dirigido a las áreas de Ciencias Experimentales, Educación Ambiental, Lengua Extranjera, Castellano, Catalán, Euskera y Gallego y área Visual-Plástica. Trata de favorecer la interrelación existente entre los conocimientos y prácticas de las distintas áreas.

Se edita en castellano y puede ser solicitado también en catalán.

    Collaborating member

    Le mantendremos informado de nuestras campañas, noticias y actividades.

    Las desgravaciones en su IRPF por cuotas/donativos efectuados, oscilan entre el 80% y el 35% según la periodicidad e importe.

    Lea el Manifiesto programático de la asociación que se asume.

    List of Companies that do not experiment with animals their cosmetic products

    In the website www.gocrueltyfree.org, you can find a list of Companies that do not experiment with animals their cosmetic products.

    the HCS and HHPS set out the criteria for certification under the Leaping Bunny mark. The Leaping Bunny trademark symbolises the international certification which is the gold standard for cosmetics and household products not tested on animals. Only companies certified under the Humane Standards submit to regular thorough audits to ensure products and ingredients are free from animal testing.

    ADDA is a member and the Spanish representative of ECEAE - European Coalition to end Animal Experiments. The ECEAE currently has 16 member organisations and one observer with a range of legislative, scientific and political expertise. Leaders in animal protection in their respective countries, our members represent over a million people against animal experiments throughout Europe. www.eceae.org

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    Thank you very much for helping us. To make an economic contribution all you have to do is fill in the boxes below.

    If you reside and pay your personal income tax in Spain, you will have a 25% tax reduction for natural persons and 35% for legal entities. We shall send you a Certificate.

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    What have we promoted?

    The first Animal Protection Law in the autonomous region of Catalonia and Spain in 1988 and the reform of the second Animal Protection law approved in 2003 and supported by a petition of over 50,000 signatures. We achieved, amongst other issues, the ban on killing abandoned pets in kennels and shelters.

    We lobby and collaborate with institutions to improve regulations at a local, regional, national and European level.

    The official Declaration of Barcelona as an “anti-bullfighting city” in 2004 supported by 245,000 signatures. From 2004 to 2010, we campaigned for, and achieved, the ban on bullfighting in Catalonia and we handed in a petition of 676,500 signatures to the Parliament of Catalonia.

    We conduct information campaigns, educational programs and the promotion and organization since 2005, of the Animaladda Fair, for the defense and well-being of abandoned pets. It is a pioneering event, which has, amongst other achievements, found new homes for hundreds of abandoned cats and dogs.

    Ngo ADDA has taken action, and denounced, spectacles based on the subjection and torture of animals; the bad conditions intrinsic within farming factory; the transport and slaughter of animals. We promote the use of alternatives methods of experimentation that do not involve the use of animals. We raise awareness of ethical and responsible consumption that promotes the reduction of abusive practices and exploitation and have achieved many improvements and positive changes.

    Laws on animals per Community

    • Andalucia

    Law 11/2003 dated 24th November on Animal Protection http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/boja/boletines/2003/237/d/1.html

    • Aragón

    Law 11/2003 dated 19th March on Animal Protection in the Autonomous Community of Aragon http://benasque.aragob.es:443/cgi-bin/EBOA/BRSCGI?CMD=VEROBJ&MLKOB=257754713734

    • Asturias
    • Law 13/2002 dated 23rd December on ownership, protection and the right of animals.
    • Link: www.boe.es/boe/dias/2003/02/01/pdfs/A04332-04340.pdf
    • Balear Islands
    • Law 1/1992 dated 8th April, on Protection of Animals that live in human environment
    • Link:http://www.boe.es/aeboe/consultas/bases_datos/doc.php?id=BOE-A-1992-14038
    • Basque Country
    • Law 6/1993 dated 29th October on Animal Protection
    • Link: http://www.euskadi.net/cgi-bink54/verc?CMD=VERDOC&BASE=B03A&DOCN=000068232&CONF=/config/k54/bopv_c.cnf
    • Canary Isles
    • Law 8/1991 dated 30th April on animal protection
    • Link:http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/boc/1995/062/001.html`
    • Cantabria
    • Law of Cantabria 1/1992 dated 18th March on Animal Protection
    • Link: http://www.gobcantabria.es/presupuestos2005/ley7 2004.pdf
    • Castilla La Mancha
    • Law 7/1990 dated 28th December on Domestic Animal Protection
    • Link:http://www.boe.es/aeboe/consultas/bases_datos/doc.php?id=BOE-A-1991-9406
    • Castilla y León
    • Law of Castilla y León on Animal Protection
    • Link: http://www.anaaweb.org/legislacion/paisv
    • Catalonia
    • Law 2/2008 on Animal Protection
    • Link:https://dibaaps.diba.cat/vnis/temp/CIDOdogc20080420080417_08094167.pdf
    • Extremadura
    • Law 5/2002 dated 23rd May on Animal Protection in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura
    • Link: http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2002/08/22/pdfs/A31045-31052.pdf
    • Galicia
    • Law 1/1993 on Animals in Galicia
    • Link: http://noticias.juridicas.com/base_datos/CCAA/ga-l1-1993.html
    • La Rioja
    • Law 2/2000 dated in May, modification of Law 5/1995 dated 22 March on Animal Protection
    • Link: http://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2000-13062
    • Madrid
    • Law 1/1990 of 1st February. “Domestic Animal Protection”
    • Link:http://www.madrid.org/wleg/servlet/Servidor?opcion=VerHtml&nmnorma=382&cdestado=P
    • Murcia
    • Law 10/1990 dated 27th August on Protection and Defence of Animals for Pets
    • Link: http://borm.carm.es/borm/documento?obj=bol&id=10663
    • Navarra
    • Regional Law 7/1994 dated 31st May on Animal Protection
    • Link http://www.cfnavarra.es/bon/956/96522992
    • Valencian Community
    • Law 4/1994 dated 8th July, of the Valencian Generalitat, on protection for animals for pets
    • Link:http://www.cvcv.org/pagina_principal/archivos/ley4.1994.pdf
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    The history

    How was ADDA founded?

    In 1975, communication and distribution had its limitations. Internet, fax, did not exist, even video was at in its early stages. An employee of the railway company, Benito de Benito, who lived in Mataró (Barcelona) and an animal lover, had the idea of placing an advertisement in the Barcelona newspapers, requesting citizens interested in animal problems, to get together with a view to exchanging feelings and ideas on the subject. From that group of people attending the meeting, the proposal was presented, given the necessity and existing void, to set up an association, whose sole aim was to defend animals in general.

    Under the by-laws’ commitment of “promoting good treatment to all animals”, by attending to their PROTECTION AND DEFENCE in any legal way, without the economic resources, but with the hope and will of its founder members, ADDA set up its first head office in the town of Mataró, later moving to the city of Barcelona, with a branch in Madrid and afterwards expanding to other Spanish cities.

    In the year 1981 ADDA was officially declared an entity of “Public Benefit”.

    Initial events:

    In September 1977, recently legalized, and as a member association of the ISPA (International Society for the Protection of Animals), based in London, it had the opportunity of intervening and voting in favour of the proposed text of the Universal Declaration of Animals’ Rights, finally proclaimed on the 15th October 1978. Since the creation of WSPA, which absorbed ISPA, ADDA figures as one of the founder members.

    For more information apply for the publication “30 years’ history defending animals”.


    Pensado para los niños y niñas de P-5 y Ciclo Inicial de Primaria, se ha creado dentro del Proyecto Educaria, los cuadernos "Quiérenos y Cuídanos". Su objetivo es concienciar a los más pequeños, en saber como deben cuidar a los animales de compañia, que tan a menudo sufren abandonos o algún tipo de maltrato.

    Contiene ilustraciones en color acompañadas por breves textos explicativos, de las necesidades básicas de nuestras mascotas facilitando así a los pequeños, una herramienta de concienciación de la realidad de los animales, aprendiendo que deben ser tratados comos seres vivos dotados de sensibilidad física y psíquica.

    Están especialmente indicados para ser trabajados en las escuelas de primaria. Los cuatro años que llevamos difundiéndolos, nos confirma que es una propuesta muy bien aceptada en los centros, muchos de los cuales los han integrado dentro del temario de cada curso.


    An initiative based on the principle of respect for animal life.

    In order to control the pigeon population and to avoid discomfort and complaints, the City of Paris in 2003 installed the first contraceptive dovecote in the 14thDistrict. This initiative was based on the principle of respect for animal life and had the agreement ofanimal protection associations, the spokespersons of the feeders and friends of the birds. A further objective of the initiative was to rehabilitate the image of the dove in the landscape of Paris. Currently the city has 13 lofts located in different districts of the city, thereby facilitating better integration of populations of pigeons in the city and a harmonious coexistence with citizens.

    The Municipal Council, who are responsible for the initiative, have explained the benefits as the protocol continues to run and to be maintained. These are based on the following four points: controlling the concentrations of doves in order for couples to reduce the number of broods they raise to once per year instead of 6 to 8 times, health monitoring of doves, death control and cleaning of excreta.

    As part of the campaign the Paris Nature service also organizes awareness days in schools close to the dovecote, teaching students to observe the birds that inhabit the park and discover the existence of small ecosystems within their city.

    Currently more than 61 French towns and cities have implemented green pigeon location, and studies are being carried out in other cities.

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    What are we denouncing?

    ALERTCOPS incluye una aplicación para denunciar delitos de maltrato animal

    La aplicación AlertCops del Ministerio del Interior, ha incorporado una nueva funcionalidad que permite comunicar casos de maltrato animal de forma inmediata a la Policía Nacional y a la Guardia Civil desde cualquier dispositivo móvil.

    AlertCops es un servicio prestado a través de una aplicación gratuita para dispositivos móviles, disponible en los markets oficiales (App Store o Google Play) que proporciona un canal directo y rápido con las Fuerzas y Cuerpos de Seguridad del Estado para notificar un hecho delictivo o situación de riesgo, del que se es víctima o testigo como: agresiones, robos, casos de violencia de género, de ocupación ilegal de viviendas, maltrato animal... En esta nueva versión aparece el icono "maltrato animal" en la pantalla del dispositivo móvil, que deberá pulsarse cuando se es testigo de este hecho delictivo. Los usuarios podrán elegir si desean comunicar la alerta por llamada de voz o mediante un chat en el que podrán adjuntar fotos o vídeos del hecho que quieren denunciar.

    El maltrato animal está tipificado como delito en los artículos 337 y 338 del Código Penal, que fija diferentes penas para aquellas personas que maltraten, causen lesiones, abandonen, sometan a explotación sexual o causen la muerte injustificada a los animales domésticos o a cualesquiera otros.

    Otros canales para denunciar el maltrato

    El Ministerio del Interior recuerda que, en los casos más graves de maltrato continuado, el usuario puede presentar la denuncia ante tres entidades diferentes:

    • ante cualquier agente de la autoridad del lugar donde haya ocurrido el delito: Policía Local, Policía Autonómica, Policía Nacional, Guardia Civil -Seprona- o agente medioambiental de la zona;

    • ante la administración pública municipal del lugar de los hechos,

    • ante el Juzgado de Instrucción de guardia del lugar de los hechos, y,

    • en la Fiscalía de Medio Ambiente.

    Más información: AlertCops Gobierno de España

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    Contact with animals has beneficial effects

    This theory has been confirmed by an international team of researchers through an epidemiological study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The risk of asthma in children living in farms with animals was found to have decreased from 30% to 50%. These are the findings of studies conducted in more than 16,000 school children living in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The study also showed that this lower susceptibility to asthma is due in part to the exposure of these children to a variety of microorganisms, greater in comparison than for other children living in the same region. According to the authors, it seems that bacteria and fungi act as ‘health guardians’, stimulating the immune system. The greater the diversity of the microbial population, the greater the protection against asthma.

    These results agree with other studies previously carried out to investigate this connection. Childhood asthma is one of the chronic diseases that continues to grow in Europe and among the factors that negatively affect the risk of suffering,that of urban pollution figures significantly. The results of these investigations are part of two European epidemiological projects funded by the EU called Parsifal "Prevention of allergies: risk factors for sensitization in children related to the anthroposophic lifestyle and agricultural environments" and Gabriel "Multidisciplinary Study the identification of genetic and environmental causes of asthma”

    Artículo 337: Legislación en España

    Será castigado con la pena de tres meses y un día a un año de prisión e inhabilitación especial de un año y un día a tres años para el ejercicio de profesión, oficio o comercio que tenga relación con los animales y para la tenencia de animales, el que por cualquier medio o procedimiento maltrate injustificadamente, causándole lesiones que menoscaben gravemente su salud o sometiéndole a explotación sexual, a:

    • Un animal doméstico o amansado.
    • Un animal de los que habitualmente están domesticados.
    • Un animal que temporal o permanentemente vive bajo control humano, o cualquier animal que no viva en estado salvaje.

    Las penas previstas en el apartado anterior se impondrán en su mitad superior cuando concurra alguna de las circunstancias siguientes:

    • Se hubieran utilizado armas, instrumentos, objetos, medios, métodos o formas concretamente peligrosas para la vida del animal.
    • Hubiera mediado ensañamiento.
    • Se hubiera causado al animal la pérdida o la inutilidad de un sentido, órgano o miembro principal.
    • Si los hechos se hubieran ejecutado en presencia de un menor de edad.

    Si se hubiera causado la muerte del animal se impondrá una pena de seis a dieciocho meses de prisión e inhabilitación especial de dos a cuatro años para el ejercicio de profesión, oficio o comercio que tenga relación con los animales y para la tenencia de animales.

    Los que, fuera de los supuestos a que se refieren los apartados anteriores de este artículo, maltrataren cruelmente a los animales domésticos o a cualesquiera otros en espectáculos no autorizados legalmente, serán castigados con una pena de multa de uno a seis meses. Asimismo, el juez podrá imponer la pena de inhabilitación especial de tres meses a un año para el ejercicio de profesión, oficio o comercio que tenga relación con los animales y para la tenencia de animales.

    Dependiendo de la comunidad autónoma o municipio donde sucedan los hechos, se perseguirán unas acciones u otras, mediante la apertura de un expediente administrativo sancionador. Los casos de maltrato físico con resultado de muerte o lesiones, explotación sexual o abandono que se regulan en el Código Penal son delito.

    En 2015, el Gobierno español procedía a una ampliación del texto del único artículo, el 337 del Código Penal, que se refiere a los animales, a través de la Ley Orgánica 1/2015 de fecha 30 de marzo que entraba en vigor el día primero de julio del mismo año.

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    El cuaderno educativo “Salvemos la vida del mar” enseña a los niños, nociones básicas relacionadas con los animales que viven o dependen del medio marino así como, unos primeros conocimientos sobre el significado y la importancia del Planeta Azul. Contiene dibujos atrayentes acompañados de breves textos didácticos y sencillos, reforzados con el mensaje: "Cuidamos el planeta y defendemos a los animales”, para facilitarles la comprensión y el aprendizaje asociado a la empatía y las actitudes positivas y responsables, a través de los cuales ellos mismos pueden establecer relaciones compartidas, adquiriendo conciencia de cómo participar y colaborar en la protección y supervivencia de los animales y el medio ambiente. Este cuaderno pasa a formar parte de nuestro proyecto educativo “Educaria 2”. Se encuentra especialmente indicado para ser impartido en las escuelas, en los cursos de ciclo inicial de primaria, 1º y 2º, así como para el tercer curso del ciclo medio de primaria. Sus contenidos vinculados a la ecología y al respeto hacia la vida animal, lo hacen especialmente indicado como complemento educativo dentro del temario en el área de medio ambiente. El soporte gráfico que contiene el cuaderno, estimula a los alumnos a participar y desarrollar las disciplinas del dibujo y el color así como a una lectura y escritura de textos breves.

    Disponible en las versiones de castellano y catalán

    SABIAS QUE... Cuaderno de curiosidades educativas

    Recopilación de algunas curiosidades de diferents animales y de como podemos colaborar en el manteniminto del Planeta respetando el conjunto de la naturaleza, reciclando y haciendo un consumo responsable.

    El cuaderno está indicado para el ciclo superior de primaria (5º y 6º) y contiene actividades. (Editado en catalán)


    In London there is a monument dedicated to the memory of the animalsinvolved in wars and military conflicts of the twentieth century. It is a poignant reminder to all those animals that served, suffered and diedin the wars whilst serving in the British, Commonwealth and allied forces.

    The monument issituated at the Hyde Park end of Park Lane. It was opened in November 2004 by Princess Anne of England, to mark the 90th anniversary of the First World War.

    A stone wall carved with silhouettes of animals, symbolizes the battlefield, where the figures of two donkeys laden with bronze cannons, are moving toward a narrow passage. On its side is written the place in which the animals lived as well as major combats and the number of missing animals.

    Most significant are the two inscriptions, which read:

    "This monument is dedicated to all animals who served and died alongside British forces and their allies in wars and campaigns throughout time "

    "They had no choice"


    Video que contiene documentación de un gran valor educativo. de forma muy amena y dirigido especialmente a un público familiar, nos ayuda a como educar a un buen amigo.

    Una guía básica de consejos pácticos y muy útiles, para educar a nuestro perro y evitar errores que se suelen cometer frequentemente y que pueden resultar perjudiciales en nuestra convivéncia con ellos, especialmente si hay niños en casa; en definitiva nos enseña a respetarlos y a ser resposables de su tenencia.

    Quienes decidan verlo, tanto adultos como niños, van a disfrutar por su valor ético y educativo.


    Con la llegada del verano y las altas temperaturas, debemos tener especial atención con el golpe de calor en nuestros perros y gatos, ya que son mucho más sensibles al calor que los humanos y tienen menos recursos para poder combatirlo. Los perros por ejemplo, no tienen glándulas sudoríparas repartidas por el cuerpo, que les permita regular su temperatura corporal. Para eliminar el calor lo hacen a través del jadeo, de las almohadillas de las patas y de las zonas de poco pelo, como es el vientre. Los gatos alivian el calor a través de unas glándulas sudoríparas que tienen en la barbilla, en el ano y en las almohadillas de sus patas. También con sus lamidos consiguen que la saliva depositada en el pelo al evaporarse, disminuya su calor corporal.


    El golpe de calor sobreviene principalmente en épocas de elevadas temperaturas, como en el verano, y también cuando hay un alto grado de humedad. Al producirse conlleva que el perro o el gato acaben con sus reservas de azúcar y de sales minerales, provocando un trastorno interno de graves consecuencias.


    • Edad: los más jóvenes y los más viejos son los que tienen mayor peligro. Los enfermos también.
    • Raza: los de morro chato (bulldog, boxer, pequinés, carlino, gato persa) tienen dificultad en respirar. La densidad del pelaje también afecta (husky siberiano, bobtail, samoyedo o chow chow).
    • Color del pelo: los oscuros absorben más el calor.
    • Obesidad, la piel es más aislante.
    • Altas temperaturas y humedad.
    • No disponer de agua suficiente y fresca.
    • Carencia total de sombra o muy reducida.


    • Apatía, no tiene ganas de moverse
    • Temblores musculares, vómitos y diarreas.
    • Mareos, se tambalea o pierde el equilibrio.
    • Respira con dificultad, jadea.
    • Alteración del color de las encías o piel azulada, indica falta de oxigenación en la sangre.
    • Boca y hocico secos.
    • Aumenta el ritmo cardiaco.


    La rapidez es fundamental ante la aparición de alguno de los síntomas anteriores. Si el animal no es tratado a tiempo, puede sobrevenir la muerte en 15 minutos. Es importante tener en cuenta que la temperatura no debe hacerse bajar de forma brusca, porque podría provocar una hipotermia, con consecuencias igualmente peligrosas que el golpe de calor.


    1. Llevarlo al veterinario lo antes posible.

    1. Si no podemos ir al veterinario:

    • Colocarlo en un lugar fresco.
    • Remojarlo con agua, nunca fría, hasta que se normalice la respiración.
    • Humedecer preferentemente el cuello y la cabeza con paños mojados en agua.
    • Pasar un cubito de hielo sobre la nariz, las ingles y las axilas.
    • Humedecerle la boca, sin forzarlo a beber.
    • Cuando quiera beber controlar que no beba mucho de golpe.
    • Trasladarlo al veterinario lo antes posible. Es importante que un veterinario lo tenga bajo control para ver su evolución.


    Nunca taparlo o envolverlo con toallas mojadas, porque el calor corporal le subirá en lugar de bajar. Nunca utilizar agua helada porque podemos dañar su cerebro.


    Actuar con sentido común, es la mejor prevención para que nuestros animales de compañía no sufran un golpe de calor. Es importante recordar:

    • Tener siempre agua limpia y fresca, para evitar una deshidratación.
    • Estar en un espacio bien ventilado, nunca dejarlos encerrados en habitaciones pequeñas y sin ventilación.
    • Si estan en el exterior asegurarse de que tenga sombra para cobijarse.
    • Los paseos con los perros mejor hacerlos en los momentos de menos calor y evitar que hagan mucho ejercicio. Al mediodía es preferible un paseo corto, justo para que haga alguna necesidad.
    • Dar la comida preferentemente por la noche, sobretodo a los perros ya que son los más vulnerables a este tipo de colapsos.


    • No dejarlos nunca dentro de un vehículo aparcado.
    • La temperatura interior en un coche cerrado, sube rápidamente porque la luz penetra a través de los cristales y el calor no puede salir al exterior (efecto invernadero).

    Informe Xenotransplantes

    Órganos animales en humanos. Riesgos incalculables y preguntas sin respuestas.

    Informe realizado conjuntamente por las organizaciones inglesas Union Británica para la Abolición de la Vivisección, BUAV y Compasión para los animales de granja CIWF. Dra. Gili Langley y Joyce Da Silva. Editado por Ong ADDA (2000)








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    La sobrepoblación del jabalí

    Carmen Méndez

    El informe La sobrepoblación del jabalí promovido y editado por Ong ADDA, pretende informar de la problemática situación en que se encuentra este inteligente y ancestral animal poniendo de relieve un nuevo enfoque y propuestas éticas como alternativa a la sistemática caza que ha puesto en evidencia ser el origen del problema, a fin de alcanzar unos niveles poblacionales en armonía con sus ecosistemas.

    A principios del siglo XX, el jabalí era prácticamente inexistente e imperceptible en toda la Península Ibérica. En Catalunya muy pocas veces podían ser observados.

    Con la ley de caza estatal, aprobada el año 1970, se multiplicaron las zonas acotadas de práctica cinegética para satisfacer la creciente demanda de la industria de la caza y al igual que otras especies, para acelerar su reproducción, el jabalí fue objeto de cruzamientos y repoblaciones provocando, en pocos años, un aumento espectacular de sus poblaciones.

    En Catalunya, entre la década de los años ochenta y noventa del siglo pasado, se confirmó la existencia de numerosas granjas de cría y hibridación de jabalíes. Las consecuencias negativas de estas prácticas se han ido traduciendo en una constante, sistemática e inútil persecución contra estos ungulados. Sus poblaciones no decrecen y el constante acoso cinegético los obliga a salir de sus bosques – el hábitat ancestral-, trastoca su conducta y los hace más visibles buscando alimento y protección en los entornos humanizados.

    Víctima de una insistente mala reputación y observado únicamente como una pieza de caza, pocas veces se pone en valor las cualidades y actividades beneficiosas que el jabalí -habitante endémico de los bosques europeos desde hace más de setecientos mil años- es capaz de ejercer como jardinero y su relevante protagonismo en el mantenimiento de la buena salud de los ecosistemas boscosos.

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