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

Three arrested for animal cruelty to Capitan the donkey in Almeria

Capitan the donkey was a little African ass that was found, malnourished and badly treated, wandering the poorer section of Almeria city. The locals of the area, despite not being known for cooperating with the police, did call them several times to report the animal, and the fact that wandering gangs of kids kept attacking it.

Outcry over abandoned donkey in Almeria

Citizens have united to demand a police investigation into an abandoned and maltreated little donkey found wandering the old quarter of Almeria city earlier this month. Little capitan as he’s now known, was spotted several times wandering the back streets and fields of the city, and several people complained to the Local Police about the animal, about which they were concerned. Indeed, it is alleged that a couple of times residents called the police -not Continue reading Outcry over abandoned donkey in Almeria

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.

Wild boar causes panic in Garrucha

A wild boar caused panic Tuesday when it got into the middle of the seaside town of Garrucha and started wandering around. According to residents, it was spotted on Iglesias street and when approached legged it down a side street. Within minutes panic erupted as the large pig “rampaged” up and down streets, with people fleeing in unnecessary horror. Good fun was had by all,

Evil rook from El Ejido caught

An nasty rook living in a roof in El Ejido has been caught by environmental police after “viciously” attacking several victims. People innocently walking down the street were attacked by the large bird, which swept down to peck and scratch at pedestrians. One victim needed medical attention for the scratches. Police were called after several attacks this week, and environmental police setup a cunning trap – they paraded up and down the street until attacked, Continue reading Evil rook from El Ejido caught

Environmental police Chief done for organising an illegal hunt

The head of the Environmental Police (Seprona) in the Malagan town of Coin has been charged with organising an illegal hunt for wild boar last January. It seems the police chief – a fanatical local hunter- offered to help organise the local hunt in which over a 120 local hunters, together with beaters, went out shooting wild boar. 7 other officers have also been charged in the case. In exchange for helping to organise this, Continue reading Environmental police Chief done for organising an illegal hunt