Piglet killers fired and charged with animal cruelty

A video of two pig farm workers from Húercal-Overa killing 72 piglets by jumping on them has made the town notorious across the world, being reproduced in media across Europe. Two workers of Pienso Garla, 19 and 22 years of age, filmed themselves squashing the piglets to death and then sent the video to friends via the Whatsapp mobile phone application. They were supposed to be herding them to a new pen when one of Continue reading Piglet killers fired and charged with animal cruelty

Murcia “farm of horrors” raided by police

A Murcian rancher is in jail after police raided his farm and discovered many malnutrition and dying animals. As part of “Operation Dieta”, a crackdown on pet abuse across the Region, police had been investigating smallholders to see if they were keeping their animals in good condition when they stumbled across the farm in Molina de Segura.

A new law to regulate jamon serrano

Yet another law is on its way, and this one aims to regulate jamón serrano. The law will categorise the different types and quality of pork, jamones, paletas & cañas de lomo del cerdo ibérico based on the breed of the pig, it’s food and handling, and the treatment the meat receives before sale. There will be four colour codes that are attached to the meat at the factory in such a way that it Continue reading A new law to regulate jamon serrano