The Daily Populous

Saturday December 4th, 2021 day edition

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Animals in Spain will no longer be considered as “objects” by the law thanks to new legislation passed on Thursday by Spain’s lower house, the Congress of Deputies.

From now on, animals will be treated as “sentient beings,” and as such will have a different legal standing than an inanimate object.

The new law to modify the legal framework of animals was approved on Thursday with wide support from Spain’s Congress – only the far-right Vox party voted against the measure.

The legislation changes the Civil Code, Mortgage Law and Civil Procedure Law, and broadly applies to all animals, whether they are domesticated or wild.

Animals were already recognized as sentient beings, with rights and interests that must be taken into account, in European law, regional administrative laws and even Spain’s Criminal Code.

In September, the law was then approved by Spain’s upper house, the Senate, which introduced some modifications.

“It’s a moral victory in a country where 200,000 animals are abandoned each year,” said Juantxo López de Uralde, from Unidas Podemos. »

Ex-KKK Leader Running as Republican for Office in Georgia

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Chester Doles—a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi National Alliance and the racist skinhead Hammerskins gang—is running in 2022 for a seat on the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners in Georgia.

He is a supporter of Republican former President Donald Trump and, like Trump, opposes Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the alleged teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in schools.

Doles made headlines in December 2020 when he posed for a photo with Republican Georgia U.S. »

Rewards offered for parents of Michigan shooting suspect after manslaughter charges

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The sheriff’s office said it had not heard from lawyers late Friday afternoon and said that the duo’s voluntary return was not assured.

Marshals Service and others actively looking for them and have every expectation we’ll have them in custody soon,” Bouchard said.

After the teacher found the drawing, Ethan Crumbley was removed from class and his parents were asked to come to the school immediately. »

Student who sews sanitary pads for refugees now leads 1,000 volunteers

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A student who began sewing reusable sanitary products for refugees during lockdown is now running a global network of 1,000 volunteers.

The languages student, from Chelmsford in Essex set up the not-for-profit group with university friend Oliwia Geisler in August last year.

Since then, more than 30,000 patterned pads which come in discreet matching pouches have been made by over 1,000 volunteers in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and the US using donated materials. »

Bomb squad called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after man gets WWII mortar stuck up his bottom

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The bomb squad was called to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Thursday (December 2), after a patient was admitted with a mortar shell stuck in his rectum.

Troops from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment rushed to the Gloucester hospital after being notified by police "that a patient had presented with a munition in his rectum.".

The MoD said: “We can confirm an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called out to Gloucestershire at the request of local police.”. »