Financial sanctions of up to 60,000 euros for illegally entering farms and slaughterhouses in Catalonia

Natural and legal persons who illegally enter farms and slaughterhouses in Catalonia could face economic sanctions of up to 60,000 euros if the Parliament finally approves the bill to modify Law 18/2001, of agricultural orientation, according to  Revista Cárnica.



This law establishes three types of sanctions: minor, serious and very serious.

Thus, unauthorized entries with a hygienic-sanitary risk, that is, causing irreversible damage to the animals or their death, risk of introducing notifiable diseases, theft of animals in breach of animal welfare and transport regulations, supply of medicines or substances unauthorized releases and voluntary release of animals outside, and organizing activities in groups of tickets and disseminating information will be considered very serious infractions with financial fines ranging from 30,001 to 60,000 euros.

On the other hand, entries into farms and slaughterhouses without authorization that entail a hygienic-sanitary risk when this entry causes injuries to the animals, or endangers their health or well-being and supplying substances or food that pose a risk to their well-being will be considered serious infractions, and may have sanctions of between 3,001 and 30,000 euros.

Finally, unauthorized entries with a hygienic-sanitary risk will be considered a minor infraction, but without putting the health or well-being of the animals at risk. In this case they could be between 600 and 3,000 euros.


Pigs, a key sector for Catalonia

Livestock production is of capital importance in Catalonia and, within this, pork production is the most relevant, since it represents 80% of total meat production, 62% of the value of meat exports and 22% of the volume. total exports from Catalonia, according to the latest data from Prodeca corresponding to 2022.


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