Ban on bivalve fishing in Málaga province

The regional Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has ordered the closure of the bivalve fishing areas in Málaga province as a result of high levels of DSP and PSP toxins.

Only in Brussels

Following a three-year investigation, EU officials have concluded that there is no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact that drinking water can help prevent dehydration and have banned drink manufacturers from claiming such. Drinks manufacturers wanted to include a statement on labels to the effect that ‘regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development …

Uefa reduce Mourinho ban

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will now only miss one Champions League match after having his ban for improper conduct reduced by Uefa.

Fine and ban for Mourinho

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been fined by Uefa and banned for two Champions League matches, although the second match is suspended for three years.

Move to ban bullfighting in Andalucia

The Andalucian Parliament Bureau has agreed to accept a legislative initiative from the Commission Investigating Animal Abuse (CIMA) to make an amendment to the regional law of animal protection to place a ban on bullfighting within the region as well as prohibiting any bull shows which result in the death or suffering of the animal.

Cataluña bans bullfighting

The Cataluña parliament has voted in favour of banning bullfighting in the region, the forst mainland region in Spain to do so. The Canary Islands banned bullfighting in 1991.

Togo get six year ban

Togo, whose team bus was attacked by gunmen two days before the start of the African Nations Cup in an incident which left two people dead, have been banned from the next two competitions.

Give them circuses…but no animals

A few countries in the world, not many, have taken the step of banning the use of wild animals in circuses, but one country has now taken the next step by banning the use of all animals, wild or domestic.