Associations call for a Christmas nativity scene without animals in Cuevas del Almanzora

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Lot of media echoed the news of the attacks last year.

A representation of 29 associations met with the mayor of Cuevas del Almanzora (Almería), Antonio Fernández (PSOE), to ask you at Christmas “pets not put in the live nativity scene” after the incidents detected last year by nominating entities.

“Last year the associations felt that there was an unpleasant episode related to a burrita, I could have been avoided”, They have indicated in a note sent by Ecologists in Action, in detailing that representation has given the mayor 6.800 signatures supporting the petition.

In that application, the signatories exposed “animal welfare reasons” to support its proposal in order to prevent animals “they may suffer some damage”. According to the associations, the mayor said “there would be no animals in Bethlehem”, and both sides “showed willingness to cooperate in all matters relating to the rights of animals in the city”.

The associations, among which are protective and veterinary, Cuevas de Almanzora celebrate “progress in the sense that animals see increasingly recognized their rights”. “Society is more aware each day with animal rights, avoiding situations where they are removed from their natural environment or place where they usually live, in the case of domestic, It is increasingly municipalities legislating in this direction and guide their actions in defense of animals”, have added.

Source: EuropaPress