Libera!

Libera! is a Spanish non-profit animal rights organization. In order to create sensitivity, they especially make education campaigns and public awareness, [1] complaint [2] and other protest actions. Libera! Founded in 2004 in Barcelona. In its origins they usually measures in Catalonia until it turns into a national organization.

One of their campaigns have achieved a major international media campaign Libera a Susi (Spanish: “Free Susi”), [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] , which aims to Barcelona Zoo let the only elephant are still living there, the African elephant named Susi, who according Libera! and the British organization Born Free Foundation suffered severe psychological problems [8] as a result of loneliness, moved to an elephant sanctuary where she could live in better conditions for a close state and freedom in the company of other elephants.

This campaign has received support from the world of culture, like the Nobel Prize in Literature José Saramago, [9] [10] The Queen Sofía [11] and personalities in Barcelona municipal policy, Imma Mayol, [12] among others. [13] [14] [15]Libera! Libera! conducted this campaign with the support of Fundación Faada and the Born Free Foundation. [16]

Libera! also formed together with the Fundación FAADA , Plataforma Rambles Ètiques , [17] which campaigns to ensure that, in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 22/2003 and the Regulation on the protection of animals in the city council of Barcelona will stop selling animals in the traditional poultry shops of La Rambla. In various media campaigns, the Plataforma Rambles Ètiques condemned the conditions in which animals live and thrown debris bodies of many animals dying, although the practice is not legally allowed to threaten public health. Otherwise, the shopkeeper also thrown in the trash even live animals. [18] [19]

Libera! is also, together with the platform SOS Stop Our Shame and CAS International, the coordinator of Plataforma Galicia Mellor Sen Touradas [20] [21] which aims to abolish bullfighting in Galicia. [22] The campaign has the support of environmental organizations Adega Galician or feed pore feed not .

In March 2009, Libera! brought a lawsuit against the former Minister Mariano Fernández Bermejo for the crime of poaching during the respective hunting without a license made in February of the same year with the judge of the Audiencia Nacional, Baltasar Garzón, [23] when Bermejo was still attorney general.

References

  1. Jump up^ La Mirada Ética Libera! (Spanish)
  2. Jump up^ Asociaciones de defensa de los animales protestan por la matanza de focas en Canadá 13/05/09 20 minutos(Spanish)
  3. Jump up^ El zoo de Barcelona se degrada 06/06/2008. La Vanguardia (Spanish)
  4. Jump up^ Susi, la elefanta del Zoo de Barcelona sufre depresión debido a que no tiene compañía 04/03/09 20 minutos(Spanish)
  5. Jump up^ Lonely elephant ‘could die of sadness’ 06/02/2009. The Daily Telegraph (English)
  6. Jump up^ Aidez Susi, l’éléphant dépressif February 6, 2009 La Presse (French)
  7. Jump up^ La regina in campo per l’elefantessa triste May 15, 2009 Corriere della Sera (Italian)
  8. Jump up^ ‘Quitamos el Parlament o no caben más elefantes’18/02/2009 El Mundo (Spanish)
  9. Jump up^ Saramago se une a la campaña para liberar a Susi, la elefanta enferma del zoo 19/02/2009 ADN (Spanish)
  10. Jump up^ Susi Blog de José Saramago (Spanish)
  11. Jump up^ La Reina intercede por la elefanta ‘Susi’ 13/05/2009 El País (Spanish)
  12. Jump up^ Mayol aboga por que la elefanta ‘Susi’ deje el zoo18/03/2009 El País (Spanish)
  13. Jump up^ Salvemos a ‘Susi’, per Pilar Rahola 15/02/2009. La Vanguardia (Spanish)
  14. Jump up^ Un eurodiputado de ICV lleva a Bruselas la situación de la elefanta ‘Susi’ 28/02/2009. El Mundo (Spanish)
  15. Jump up^ Un eurodiputado lleva hasta Bruselas el caso de la elefanta Susi del Zoo de BCN 27/2/2009 El Periódico de Catalunya (Spanish)
  16. Jump up^ [tt_news]=302 Free Susi 12/02/2009. Born Free Foundation
  17. Jump up^ Rambles Etiques – Contacte (Catalan)
  18. Jump up^ Una plataforma denuncia que els ocellaires de la Rambla tiren animals a les escombraries 26/04/2009 El Periódico de Catalunya (Catalan)
  19. Jump up^ Els ocellaires de la Rambla llancen animals a les escombraries 26/04/2009 Diari de Tarragona (Catalan)
  20. Jump up^ Galicia Mellor Sen Touradas (Spanish)
  21. Jump up^ “Las corridas estivales avivan las protestas del movimiento antitaurino en Pontevedra” (in Spanish). Farodevigo.es. 2009-08-06.
  22. Jump up^ Parte de nuestros impuestos se dedican a financiar estas prácticas. Cada gallego aporta 42 euros al año a la tauromaquia 21/07/2008. El Progreso (Spanish)
  23. Jump up^ Presentan ante el Tribunal Supremo una querella penal contra Bermejo por furtivo 13/05/09 20 minutos (Spanish)