Equanimal

Equanimal is a Spanish animal rights nonprofit organization. Coming from the merger in 2006 “Alternative para la Liberación Animal” (Spanish: “Alternative for Animal Liberation”) (ALA, 1986) and “Derechos para los Animales” (Spanish: “animal rights”) (2002). [1]

They focus on what they consider the exploitation of animals, such as animal testing, fur farms and the use of fur clothing, [2] abandon animals, circuses that use animals and zoos, hunting and fishing [3] or bullfighting. [4]

The methods they use are mainly awareness through media campaigns, [5]protest acts in public places, such as embassies, [6] demonstrations [7] and sometimes open rescues. [8]

Since 2007, [9] they are involved in the sabotage of the “Copa Nacional de Caza del Zorro” (Spanish: “National Fox Hunt Cup”), which is held every year in Galicia, where they are the hunters making noise with megaphones to scare foxes and thereby prevent them from being killed. [10] [11]

Along with this, according to the measures that have had the greatest impact are those that consist of going into the ring at the end of a bullfight [12] [13] or with banners in the Cibeles catwalk during a parade. [14]

Sometimes they worked with similar organizations in situations protesters for seal hunting in Canada. [14]

References

  1. Jump up^ Equanimal: en defensa de los animales Número 43. 05/12/2006 al 20/12/2006 Periódico Diagonal (Spanish)
  2. Jump up^ Protesta contra el uso de pieles de animales para vestidos humanos La Voz de Galicia (Spanish)
  3. Jump up^ Miles de cazadores se manifiestan por el campo, la caza y la conservación en Madrid 01/03/2008 20 minutos (Spanish)
  4. Jump up^ Los antitaurinos se cuelan en el ruedo de la plaza de toros de Las Ventas 06/05/2008 20 minutos (Spanish)
  5. Jump up^ La Facultad de Magisterio de Segovia acoge el estreno del documental ‘Earthlings’ 12/02/2008 20 minutos (Spanish)
  6. Jump up^ Activistas españoles de la Fundación Equanimal protestan en Bruselas contra la matanza de focas en Canadá Europa Press
  7. Jump up^ ONG denuncian en Madrid el maltrato y la explotación animal 10/12/2006 20 minutos (Spanish)
  8. Jump up^ Equanimal libera a siete gallinas de una granja industrial de casi 100.000 aves a cara descubierta. 14/10/2007 www.rescate-abierto.org (Spanish)
  9. Jump up^ Equanimal se suma a la espantada del zorro el día de la copa nacional 08/02/2007 La Voz de Galicia (Spanish)
  10. Jump up^ Incidentes entre cazadores de zorros y ecologistas acaban con un detenido 28/01/2008 La Voz de Galicia (Spanish)
  11. Jump up^ «Es una matanza, no una competición deportiva», afirman los ecologistas 24/01/2009 La Voz de Galicia (Spanish)
  12. Jump up^ Los antitaurinos saltan al ruedo 18/05/2008 Público (Spanish)
  13. Jump up^ Asalto al ruedo: El antes y el después 01/10/2008 Ecodiario (Spanish)
  14. ^ Jump up to:a b Protestan desnudos contra la masacre de focas en Canadá 15/03/2007 20 minutos (Spanish)