Animal laws at national level - Spain
(anti-cruelty, protection and welfare)



Law on the care of animals in farming, transport, slaughter and experiment

Ley 32/2007 para el cuidado de los animales, en su explotación, transporte, experimentación y sacrificio

Adopted in:


Consolidated in:



Amendment of Civil Code on Animal Sentience.


Civil Code of Catalonia


Art. 511-1 (3):
The animals, which are not considered as things, are under the special protection of the laws.
Only apply to them the rules of goods in accordance with their nature.
(unofficial translation)



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