Larraín Nesbitt Abogados is a law firm specialized in conveyance, litigation, taxation, residency permits (visa), and inheritance run by Raymundo Larraín Nesbit.
Raymond has been practicing law since 2003. After completing his dual degree in Law & Business Management in Madrid (ICADE), he went on to work for prestigious Spanish and English law firms in Spain. He also has international experience, having worked for several years in the United Kingdom for a leading British multinational.
Using the extensive knowledge and experience gained, he set up his own practice in Marbella. He advises mainly UK and non-UK domiciled clients. His main areas of expertise are conveyancing and non-resident taxation.
He is a prolific writer of Spanish tax & legal articles written in English, having published well over 500 articles since 2004. His articles and blogs are widely used by the real estate industry and property think tanks, having been translated into multiple languages. He is a long-standing contributor of Spain’s two leading online property portals; Barcelona-based Spanish Property Insight (run by Mark Stucklin) and Madrid-based Idealista (run by Jesús Encinar).
Animals cease to be ‘things’, in legal terms, and are now regarded as living, sensitive beings. As a consequence, they may no longer be repossessed or embargoed in insolvency procedures.
Animals can no longer be sold in pet stores. They will be sold only by licenced animal breeders.
Animal exchanges between private unlicenced individuals must be free of charge, no money can be exchanged.
Animal breeders are under a legal obligation to identify and tag animals in a national animal registry before being sold.
Some animals will be neutered prior to being sold to avoid their unwanted reproduction.
Animals may no longer be freely sacrificed unless there are valid reasons.
Prohibition to mistreat them physically or psychologically.
Animals may no longer be abandoned by owners in open or closed spaces i.e. terraces, cars, etc.
No mutilations are allowed i.e. for aesthetic reasons.
Animal fights are forbidden.
Banning of public shows that use animals and may cause them any kind of pain or suffering.
Beggars may no longer use animals to beg.
Certain jobs, that are deemed too stressful for their wellbeing, may no longer use animals.
Banning of animal accessories that cause them harm i.e. spiked collars for dangerous dogs.
Banning of pets to be eaten (sic)!
Banning of capturing wild birds to force them to sing.
Banning of certain foods for animals not considered apt.
Banning of animals as prizes in draws or lotteries.
Banning of animals (i.e. pets) released into the wild.
Banning of animal traps unless legally authorized.
Cats can no longer be left alone for more than 3 days, dogs no more than 24 hours unsupervised.
The adoption of non-tagged or identified animals is expressly banned.
Publicity with animals is banned except for their own purposes i.e. animal food
Arts 332 to 340 of Spain’s Criminal Code.
New amendment will increase jail terms from the current 12 months to 2 years in prison.
The majority of animal lobbies consider the new amendment of 2 years falls short of what’s required. They are lobbying hard to increase it to 3 or 5 years. Given the changes in the mindset of our society, I find it highly likely this increase in jail terms will be achieved in the future. I very much welcome them.
There is still much work to be done to extend these rights and protection to animals in the wilderness.
To close, such laws for the protection of animals are always a welcome respite, as they exemplify the best of Human exalted values and show the respect that is due – and owed – by our little brothers and sisters, who look up to us. These changes act as a ray of hope, in the dark times we now live through, when not even human life is respected by those who wield absolute power and ought to know better. History is a ruthless mistress, tyrants and despotic warmongers go down in shame, always.
“The greatness of a nation, and its moral progress, can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi. AKA Mahatma (‘Great Soul’) Gandhi.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948). From an impoverished and humble social background, he would rise to become the Father of the modern Indian Nation. Trained lawyer, author, journalist, editor, statesman, staunch human rights activist, and founder of the non-violent movement. He would be wrongfully incarcerated and would suffer unjust persecution throughout most of his adult life. Gandhi’s mindset would be for ever changed after reading the book ‘The Kingdom of God is Within You’, from the universally acclaimed Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, in which Tolstoy reinterpreted the teachings of our Lord Jesus coalescing his ideas of nonviolent resistance. In what can only be described as an extraordinary feat at the time, he single-handedly managed to lead the country to a peaceful independence, on following a non-violent resistance movement, breaking the heavy chains of oppression from the British Empire; at the time, the world’s greatest superpower. He also oversaw the peaceful breakup from the Muslim population, thus avoiding the horrors of a fratricidal civil war, which would go on to form their own country (Pakistan). Through Gandhi’s peaceful actions, in both South Africa and India, he would go on to influence civil right movements and freedom activists the world over, including historically relevant figures such as Reverend Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, both awarded with the Peace Nobel Prize. The Peace Nobel Prize for 1948 was never awarded because sadly “there was no suitable living candidate”. In a dark century, full of giants and great historical figures, Gandhi towers above them all, a shining beacon of Humanity. He is arguably the greatest historical figure of the 20th century.
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