Nerja locals peacefully protest about animal welfare

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© Nikki Kulin
Nerja animal welfare protest.

LOCAL animal welfare charities came together for the fourth in a series of peaceful protests in Nerja on Sunday May 29.

The march, which began on the Balcon de Europa, was organised by Animal Defence Action (ADA) bringing together a collaboration of eight animal charities from across the Axarquia region and follows previous protests in Rincon de la Victoria, Torre del Mar and Torrox.  

Organisers welcomed the news on Saturday that a meeting between the Mayors of Nerja and Frigiliana had resulted in an agreement to provide a joint initiative to bring the current kennels up to minimum standards. At the present time, Frigiliana has no facilities to receive stray and abandoned animals and the Nerja facilities do not meet the minimum standards.  

Animal Defence Action (ADA) has been formed to increase the voice of local organisations in order to protest about cruelty to animals, aiming to ensure that no healthy animals are put to sleep, encourage adoption and sterilisation of cats and dogs across the Costa del Sol.

All of the charities are full at present and rely totally on donations in order to find adoptive homes across Northern Europe sending them as far afield as Scandinavia.  

After a brief talk in Spanish and English, the protestors walked around Nerja with banners from the Town Hall to raise awareness of this important cause.  

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