Animal lovers and concerned parents are expected to be among demonstrators at a protest due to be held in San Pedro Alcantara this afternoon.

After the shocking number of pet deaths by a poisoner in Nueva Andalucia, a story that was covered in the Spanish national news, animal campaigners have organised a demonstration calling on the authorities to take action. Over 17 dogs and cats have been deliberately poisoned in La Campana and Urbanisation Locrimar and, more worryingly, the fast acting poison was found in the children’s play area in a park in La Campana.

The rally will take place at the Church Square in San Pedro at 5pm, and is being held in collaboration with the CACMA (the Andalucian Collective against the maltreatment of animals), Mirada Libre Estepona and Can Tidubi vets.