‘Gratuitous cruelty’: Spain probes suspected abuse at animal testing lab

‘Gratuitous cruelty’: Spain probes suspected abuse at animal testing lab

Spanish police and prosecutors said Monday they were investigating an animal testing lab after undercover footage showed staff there tossing around, smacking and taunting dogs, pigs and other animals.

Finally, Costa del Sol town imposes weight limit on donkey rides

Finally, Costa del Sol town imposes weight limit on donkey rides

Animal abuse complaint after donkeys painted to look like zebras for safari themed party in southern Spain

Animal abuse complaint after donkeys painted to look like zebras for safari themed party in southern Spain

WATCH: Topless animal rights activists stage protest ahead of Pamplona’s running of the bulls fiesta

WATCH: Topless animal rights activists stage protest ahead of Pamplona’s running of the bulls fiesta

Spanish police arrest 182 people at illegal cockfight

Spanish police arrest 182 people at illegal cockfight

OPINION: It’s time to take horse-drawn carriages off the streets of Mallorca

OPINION: It’s time to take horse-drawn carriages off the streets of Mallorca

Disturbing footage shows torment of bull during town fiesta

Disturbing footage shows torment of bull during town fiesta

Breeding fighting bulls in Spain: a family’s passion

Breeding fighting bulls in Spain: a family’s passion

Elephant killed when circus truck overturns on Spanish motorway

Elephant killed when circus truck overturns on Spanish motorway

Madrid’s police dogs are learning to relax with Mozart

Madrid’s police dogs are learning to relax with Mozart

Spain urged to stop ‘torture’ of unwanted greyhounds

Spain urged to stop ‘torture’ of unwanted greyhounds

Animal-loving Spaniards launch campaign to save pet cow from slaughter

Animal-loving Spaniards launch campaign to save pet cow from slaughter

Spain’s bans docking of dogs tails

Spain’s bans docking of dogs tails

Good news for animal lovers: Congress bans cutting off dog tails

Good news for animal lovers: Congress bans cutting off dog tails

Animal shelter head on Costa del Sol jailed over ‘slow and agonizing death’ of hundreds of cats and dogs

Animal shelter head on Costa del Sol jailed over ‘slow and agonizing death’ of hundreds of cats and dogs

Little donkey: Live nativity scenes raise animal welfare concerns

Little donkey: Live nativity scenes raise animal welfare concerns

Anti-fur activists bare all in Barcelona

Anti-fur activists bare all in Barcelona

Spanish shelter head on trial for ‘killing’ over 2,000 animals

Spanish shelter head on trial for ‘killing’ over 2,000 animals

Crowds clash over ban at Tordesillas bull festival

Crowds clash over ban at Tordesillas bull festival

Topless protesters get bloody over Pamplona bull run

Topless protesters get bloody over Pamplona bull run

Spain’s animal rights party wins record votes in election

Spain’s animal rights party wins record votes in election

Charity wants answer from US Navy over disappearing cats

Charity wants answer from US Navy over disappearing cats

Oh baby! Rare orangutan birth celebrated at Madrid Zoo

Oh baby! Rare orangutan birth celebrated at Madrid Zoo

Vegans get naked and bloody at Barcelona anti-meat protest

Vegans get naked and bloody at Barcelona anti-meat protest

Spanish region bans bull killing in traditional festivals

Spanish region bans bull killing in traditional festivals

Campaigners demand opera drops bull from starring role

Campaigners demand opera drops bull from starring role

Joanna Lumley demands end to Spain’s hunting dog cruelty

Joanna Lumley demands end to Spain’s hunting dog cruelty

Protesters suffer ‘savage’ attack during Catalan bull run

Protesters suffer ‘savage’ attack during Catalan bull run

Fat man who crushed nativity donkey to death goes free

Fat man who crushed nativity donkey to death goes free

Spanish town fined for staging bizarre ‘slippery swine’ race

Spanish town fined for staging bizarre ‘slippery swine’ race

Mystery surrounds dolphin corpse found in Madrid park

Mystery surrounds dolphin corpse found in Madrid park

Spanish town bans bizarre duck throwing festival

Spanish town bans bizarre duck throwing festival

Nearly 300 Spanish towns ban ‘cruel’ animal circuses

Nearly 300 Spanish towns ban ‘cruel’ animal circuses

Spain arrests vets and hunters for cutting dogs’ ears and tails

Spain arrests vets and hunters for cutting dogs’ ears and tails

Protesters lose fight to save turkey from bell tower plunge

Protesters lose fight to save turkey from bell tower plunge

Blind puppy and the brother that protected her find Christmas home

Blind puppy and the brother that protected her find Christmas home

Bullfighters battle to stay in ring as animal rights movement grows

Bullfighters battle to stay in ring as animal rights movement grows

In pics: Protesters strip for ‘blood-soaked’ anti-leather demo in Spain

In pics: Protesters strip for ‘blood-soaked’ anti-leather demo in Spain

Abandoned puppy who guided and protected blind sister melts hearts

Abandoned puppy who guided and protected blind sister melts hearts

‘No kill policy’ for Madrid animal shelters under new pet welfare law

‘No kill policy’ for Madrid animal shelters under new pet welfare law

Spaniard who starved dog to death sent to prison in ‘message to others’

Spaniard who starved dog to death sent to prison in ‘message to others’

EU votes to put end to bullfighting subsidies in animal rights victory

EU votes to put end to bullfighting subsidies in animal rights victory

Man who beat a racehorse to death is jailed in landmark case for Spain

Man who beat a racehorse to death is jailed in landmark case for Spain

Animal rights activist beaten with live duck at festival in Catalonia

Animal rights activist beaten with live duck at festival in Catalonia

‘Gay pride parades are worse than bullfights’

‘Gay pride parades are worse than bullfights’

‘Spaniards hunting lions in Africa are a disgrace’

‘Spaniards hunting lions in Africa are a disgrace’

Spanish town gives pets equal rights as citizens

Spanish town gives pets equal rights as citizens

Victory for campaigners as Barcelona pup saved

Victory for campaigners as Barcelona pup saved

Spaniards call for law against bestiality

Spaniards call for law against bestiality

Malaga to ban ‘cruel’ animal circuses

Malaga to ban ‘cruel’ animal circuses

IN PICS: Naked anti-fur demo hits Barcelona

IN PICS: Naked anti-fur demo hits Barcelona

Man kills dog in brutal attack

Man kills dog in brutal attack

Barcelona dog walkers: get licence or face fines

Barcelona dog walkers: get licence or face fines

Animal lovers fight ‘cruel’ put-down rule for strays

Animal lovers fight ‘cruel’ put-down rule for strays

Dog hater targets pets with nail-filled sausages

Dog hater targets pets with nail-filled sausages

Crazed cow injures eight during city parade

Crazed cow injures eight during city parade

VIDEO: Police slammed for pepper spraying pigs

VIDEO: Police slammed for pepper spraying pigs

Spain’s hunters ‘torture’ unwanted greyhounds

Spain’s hunters ‘torture’ unwanted greyhounds

Row over lion cubs at Spanish celebrity fiesta

Row over lion cubs at Spanish celebrity fiesta

VIDEO: Circus tiger mauls tamer mid-act

VIDEO: Circus tiger mauls tamer mid-act

‘Bloody’ activists strip down to protest fur

‘Bloody’ activists strip down to protest fur

Bullfighter fined for cruelty to horse

Bullfighter fined for cruelty to horse

‘Bullfighting will come back to Catalonia’

‘Bullfighting will come back to Catalonia’

Animal-loving Catalans back circus animal ban

Animal-loving Catalans back circus animal ban

Naked vegetarians serve up ‘plate of human flesh’

Naked vegetarians serve up ‘plate of human flesh’