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The Ministry of Agriculture proposes to get hunting dogs out of the future Animal Welfare Act. This proposal leaves hunting dogs completely unprotected, denying them all protection and rights.
Until February 2, the National Strategy of Cinegetic Management is out for public consultation, so ALL CITIZENS CAN SEND OUR COMPLAINTS, CHANGE PROPOSALS, OR Suggestions to the following email address:
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To his Excellency Mr. Luis Planas Puchades and those responsible for the Management of Hunting Regulations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
This letter informs you of my disagreement and opposition to measure 2.4.4 appearing in the National Strategy for Hunting Management draft that your Ministry and yourself are carrying out, open now to public consultation.
Exercising my right of access to information on environmental matters, and intending to influence the decisions that the representative bodies of the State will adopt, I reiterate my opposition to measure 2.4.4 (General recommendations concerning hunting dogs and rehalas), as well as action 188.8.131.52 (Recognize the uniqueness of hunting dogs and rehalas) based on the following arguments:
The dogs used for hunting and the dogs considered domestic both belong to the canine species and have the same capacity for suffering and the possibility of being a companion or domestic animal.
There are no scientific or other rationales for differentiating between dogs based on their use. Many dogs that were used for hunting become companion dogs after being abandoned or given away by the hunter, without any of their characteristics changing, being, therefore, the same animal, and having to be subject by logic and justice to the same level of legal protection.
At present, there are dogs of breeds commonly used for hunting that have never been used for hunting and have always lived in homes. Therefore, we speak again of the same animal that must have the same rights.
For the above reasons, I request that no regulations be drawn up that differentiate the status of protection and the rights of dogs depending on their use or the place they inhabit.
Please send me the entry registration number of this email, as a participant in this consultation exercising my right contemplated in article 133 of Law 39/2015, of October 1, of the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations.
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