The Spanish Association of Rehalas (AER) reports that the last day of October 11, 2017 was published in the Official Gazette of the State of the instrument of ratification of the European Convention for the Protection of Animals that is both giving that talk in relation to the prohibition of cutting of ears and tails in pets.
Although since this Partnership is working on the elucidation of its scope of application to the course is specific to dogs rehala, they want to go ahead of the publication of the BOE does not imply immediate implementation for two reasons:
The first is that the text itself leaves provided that its entry into force will not occur until 1 February 2018.
The second is that the content of the Convention, in its article 2.1, points out that the ratification obligates each State Party to adopt measures, which in the case of Spain has not yet been produced, what remains for us to determine and specify the scope of this obligation, especially to the dogs of rehala.
The AER assumes the commitment to meet all the rehaleros to continue working on this issue to defend the need for interventions that traditionally are performed to some dogs of rehala.
In any case, the AER does not cease to amaze that the Spanish State, instead you have made a booking timely in connection with art. 10, as did Germany, Azerbaijan, Denmark, France, Latvia, Portugal or the Czech Republic, has included a reservation in respect of its application to the territory of Gibraltar. “We all want Gibraltar back to be Spanish territory, but the most sense would have had that would have made our politicians the same effort in adapting a text written thirty years ago in Strasbourg to the reality of the Spanish hunting dogs in 2017 and talking of Gibraltar, where appropriate, that is not precisely in the Convention for the Protection of Animals,” concludes this association.