The new animal protection law “wants to avoid the term ‘animal welfare’, which stems from science and is fully regulated, and sets out how things should be done so that an animal lives well and include its five freedoms”, in reference to food, shelter, health, emotional well-being, and the ability to express species-specific behaviors.
that’s how they exposed it Maria Luisa Fernandez Miguel, Members of the Pequeños Animales of the Collegiate Veterinary Association (OCV), in their intervention in the program “Horizonte” on Cuatro Televisión, directed and presented by Iker Jiménez, in which addressed the content of the new rules and Irrelevant role played by veterinarians in its drafting.
Furthermore, Fernández Miguel expressed his deep concern because “if we do not pay attention to scientific criteria and we want to make a rule based on dignity, morality or abstract concepts, we will not be able to create really enforceable laws that protect animals.” Protects properly.
in your opinion, AleLaw “should always be clear and based on science and professional”, Therefore, the OCV misses an aspect such as “not talking about a fundamental figure like the municipal veterinarian. In many cases we are legislating on something that we will not be able to control because we do not have a veterinary technician in the administration.” shall not be competent to enforce this Regulation.
Companion and Production Animals
For Fernandez, the veterinary profession has “a very respectful view of animals, and Well-being is different depending on the type of species and their roleFor example, the production of pets has nothing to do with animals”.
In this sense, “the new law intends to consolidate everything related to animal protection and not so much related to animal welfare, which is impossible to implement in practice, and that This leaves us veterinarians in a very difficult position when it comes to doing our daily work in the clinic,