|Thanks to the hard work of organizations like Fundación Benjamin Menhert, many galgos are getting a second chance.|
Galgos are an ancient breed of hunting dog once raised exclusively by Spanish nobles. Today they must be one of the most abused dog breeds on the planet. Tens of thousands are killed in Spain every year, often in gruesome ways. Countless more are abandoned
They’re similar in appearance to greyhounds, with a smaller, lighter build, and have either smooth or shaggy coats. People who work with galgos say they tend to be loyal, kind, and affectionate.
Galgueros, the people who own and breed the dogs, use them for hare and lure coursing. In
The decades-long tracking of flying birds reveals that body size and flight styles determine the scale of birds' migration, as predicted by the aerodynamic theory of bird flight. A researcher compiled the migratory tracks of 196 species of flying birds recorded by electronic tags during the last few decades.
Judges say Spanish state has responsibility for cultural heritage and Catalan parliament has exceeded its authority
Spain’s constitutional court has overturned Catalonia’s controversial ban on bullfighting, imposed by the regional government in 2010.
Nine of the 12 judges ruled that the “preservation of common cultural heritage” was the responsibility of the state and the Catalan parliament had exceeded its authority in banning what the court described in a statement as “one more expression of a cultural nature that forms part of the common cultural heritage”.
The court conceded that Catalonia could “regulate the development of bullfights” or
Peru’s rare and endangered Titicaca water frogs are in even more trouble now, after 10,0000 of them turned up dead along the Coata River in Puno.
The river, which feeds into Lake Titicaca, serves as a water source for a number of villages in the region, but it is also used as a dumping site by locals, according scientists in the field working with the Denver Zoo to preserve the endangered amphibians.
“We’ve been following these frogs since the beginning of their decline in 2007,” Tom Weaver, an assistant curator at the zoo, told Fox News Latino.
About a week ago, approximately 10,000 dead “scrotum” frogs were discovered by Peru’s wildlife and forestry service, Serfor.
The Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus) is listed as critically endangered by the International