February is considered as the ‘month of the greyhound fear’ and many other dog breeds that with the end of the hunting season are abandoned in our country and many of them, in Castilla-La Mancha.
According to data from ‘Affinity Foundation’ more than 100,000 dogs are abandoned in Spain every year; they are the ones that were collected by shelters and protectors, but they are not collected to those who are killed.
As it is tradition, every first Sunday of February, they will take place demonstrations in many cities in Spain against hunting and abandonment, mistreatment and killing of dogs. In the case of Castilla-La Mancha they will take place from 12:00 noon in Real city, from the Plaza Mayor, Basin, starting at the train station, in Guadalajara, from the Infantado Palace and in Toledo where it will start from the Parque de la Vega.
Demonstrations convened by the ‘NAC Platform (Not on the hunt)‘. In the microphones of ‘La Ventana de Castilla-La Mancha’ we have spoken with one of its spokesmen, David Rubio, which he recalled, the greyhound is the « icon of animal abuse », but there are other species of hunting dogs such as the hounds that also suffer.
On the situation in Castilla-La Mancha, ensures that « It’s pretty bad », with critical areas such as the environment of Fuensalida, in the province of Toledo. Just remember that you are working on a new Animal Welfare Law in the region. Finally, understand that it would also have to influence animal husbandry. Listen to the interview
The hunters are unchecked
In ‘La Ventana de Castilla-La Mancha’ we also wanted to know the point of view of the hunters before these manifestations. The president of the ‘Hunting Federation’ of the region, Agustin Rabadan, has ensured that there is no problem with the abandonment and mistreatment of dogs after the hunting season and which are falsehoods. It refers to the data of SEPRONA or ‘Affinity Foundation’.
Add, that the cases of animal abuse in Castilla-La Mancha are isolated and that from the federation they condemn those practices because they are not hunters, « they are criminals ». Finally, remember that you have been in some cases of animal abuse because, he says, are not willing to generalize and that the group of hunters be « stained by the attitude of certain people. » Listen to the interview