Report on the
III Congress of Animal Law of Extremadura, 26th-27th May in
In general, we
are very happy with the outcome of the Congress because it
has been the big opportunity to finally open the doors with
Badajoz City Council.
trying for years to get them to see that our projects are
the result of works and collaborations which are doing very
well in other cities and the simple fact that they welcomed
us was a miracle.
and the two previous ones have convinced them that these are
serious and necessary proceedings from the outset to protect
and defend animals and that ADANA is a serious organisation.
Mansilla Zambrano has organised all the congresses together
with the School of Lawyers of Badajoz.
many problems with this congress to agree a definite date.
Although initially the School of Lawyers seemed happy with
all the proposals we made, every time we proposed a date it
was not convenient for them and this made it very difficult
to organise the speakers and, of course, to spread the word
so that as many interested people as possible could attend.
I’m not going
to go into detail because it has been really extremely
disagreeable and many times we felt like throwing in the
towel but we have to say that one of the reasons the
congress was finally held was thanks to the insistence and
help from GIN.
there were 36 registrations. People came from Asturias,
Madrid, Andalucía and different areas of Extremadura and we
counted on the Mayor who opened the congress and this would
have been unthinkable a few years ago.
speakers were exceptional and they literally had to throw us
out of the meeting room because it was so interesting and we
didn’t want it to end.
participated like never before and many stayed for the
dinner in order to continue talking, exchanging experiences,
opinions and contact numbers for the future.
that to organise a congress like that every year is very
complicated. The speakers’ diaries are already almost full
for the year but we want to have a meeting to discuss just
this topic when we return from holidays.
There are many
things we have to improve but we all agree that this has
been the best congress out of the three.