Posted on 4th January 2017 at 14:54
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A Legal transformation is required in order to accommodate changing cultural attitudes towards animal cruelty and those who commit it.
That is the conclusion drawn by the Malaga Humane Society for Plants and Animals, who lamented the fact that so many instances of abuse are not deemed worthy of criminal investigation by the police.
There were 16 investigations into accusations of abuse last year, a miniscule number that the society believes bears no correlation with the far more brutal facts on the ground.
Even if a case is investigated it is typically done under an administrative umbrella and carries no more punishment that a minor fine.