Lion seized by police from local circus

A local circus was raided by environmental police (Seprona) who seized a two and a half year old male lion which didn’t have his papers in order. (There is a joke going round that it should be been the immigration police who seized him….) Anyway, Seprona carried out a spot check on the circus in Cabo de Gata this week and discovered that out of the five African lions in the act, one didn’t have Continue reading Lion seized by police from local circus

750 euro fine for letting your dog bark or foul the pavement

After a strong residents petition, the Madrid suburb of Pinto has passed a new bylaw meaning pet owners could be fined 750€ for letting their dog bark all night, roam free or not picking up their mess on the pavement. You can be fined up to 1,500 euros for not disposing of your dead pet responsibly (one imagines the good citizens of Pinto were not, up to now, in the habit of tossing their dead Continue reading 750 euro fine for letting your dog bark or foul the pavement