Actin's Animal Welfare Lawyer, Raquel from DeAnimales held an Animal Welfare Conference (Training sessions for Animal Rights) specifically for lawyers at the Official College of Lawyers in Málaga, on February 22nd 2016. Once again it was a great success and Raquel has received many congratulations and praise for her work and knowledge in the area of Animal Welfare, and it shows that the authorities are trying to learn and understand about Animal Welfare issues in Spain.
Actin were very proud to be able to sponsor Raquel for this conference as the cost to her in order to attend was €500. This money came from a supporter who is very interested in Actin's legal work and the changes this work is starting to achieve. We feel that it is very important that we support Raquel in the work she is doing to make changes in the legal side of Animal Welfare as this is where the differences can be made, educating the authorities and the people who have the legal authority to make that difference.
Rosario, another Lawyer explained the legal theory of Prison Law for 'Animal Abuse' and talked also about his experience inside the court, and with the changes that are happening in Animal Welfare law. He does a lot of work with Animal Abuse cases and it was interesting to hear from another lawyer with these experiences.
Raquel talked about her own true cases in Animal Welfare as case studies, and also about the problems Animal Welfare lawyers can face inside the courts. Over 40 lawyers attended the conference and many offered their congratulations to Raquel for the Conference, on the day and later by email and on facebook.
After the Conference Raquel visited two police officers in Málaga who had questions for her about their job with regards to Animal Welfare and Rescue. They told Raquel that they want to rescue animals quickly but they often do not have the correct information to allow their denuncias to progress and they are often 'cancelled' or 'archived'. This happens all too often. Raquel advised them on the correct way to submit their denuncias, rescue the animals and then explained it would be necessary to continue the case with lawyers to progress further.
Actin offer Raquel their congratulations once again on another great success for her and DeAnimales. If you would like to sponsor a place for a policeman on one of Raquel's Animal Welfare courses, please make a donation via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark it for Raquel's courses. A place for one more policeman to attend a course costs €80 and could make a difference to Animal Welfare in your area.