The Observatorio Justicia y Defensa Animal has presented Alerta Animal, an innovative app in Europe and the first in Spain to report animal mistreatment situations from mobile devices

Source: EfeVerde, April 2014 / Image: Nhandler CC BY 2.5

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Download: Android 2.1 (3,1 MB)

Price: free

Language: Spanish

Runs offline: partially

Last update: Android 21/10/2014

Website of the developer: Alzago


This app for Android devices allows report behaviours that implicate animal mistreatment. For this, the tool make possible take geolocalized photographs or videos that are complemented with a event description. The alert is received by the Observatorio Justicia y Defensa Animal (OJDA), app promoter. After study the received information and value it, OJDA can begin the legal actions. The personal data of the complainant only are in possession of OJDA, under their acronym starts the complaint processing, so the accusation is anonymously.

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The cruelty towards animals, besides be a crime in some countries, is a behaviour linked to antisocial attitudes and other violence manifestations, as stated in Wikipedia. Sometimes, the report to the authorities of this kind of conducts can be dangerous for possible reprisals, therefore Alerta Animal offers an option to complaint these incidents anonymously and in a easy manner.

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