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Cuba publishes new animal-welfare law - but cockfights and religious sacrifices are still permitted

Cuba on Saturday published a new animal-welfare law, the country’s first, providing fines in cases of abuse but not banning cockfights or animal sacrifices during religious rites.The legislation is considered a victory for Cuba’s civil society, one of the first times its demands have become law in the Communist country.On April 7, 2019, some 500 people marched in Havana to demand an animal-protection law, in what was the first independent, non-political mass demonstration ever authorised by the…


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