Maltese animal rights groups list 10 broken promises

A group of animal rights groups have written an open letter to Prime Minister Robert Abela demanding action on animal welfare and protection legislation.

18 different animal rights groups have issued a written appeal asking for a quick response and swift action by the government.

“Over the past months and years, we have brought to the attention of your administration a list of basic needs which are absolutely necessary to help improve the lives of animals in Malta and Gozo,” the letter reads.

“In principle, and in our eyes, the ministry has always been on board and welcomed our ideas and suggestions, but for the most part none of them have been delivered.”

The lack of action has concerned groups willingly accepting more than they can handle. The protests seem to have fallen on deaf ears and the groups feel like they are in the wrong tree.

Below is a list detailing the demands made by the various advocacy groups, all of which have been accepted by the government but have yet to be implemented:

Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Welfare Alicia Bugeja Said

𝟏. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
𝟐. 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐭 general of animal welfare (aw) 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨
𝟑. 𝐀 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟕𝟏𝟕 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐯𝐮𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭
𝟒. ???
𝟓. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐨𝐠𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐠𝐬
𝟔. ???
𝟕. 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐏𝐞𝐭 𝐒𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
𝟖. 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 zo𝐨 l𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 and r𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬
𝟗. 𝐎𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠
𝟏𝟎. 𝐀𝐧 𝐀𝐖 𝐞𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨 𝐆𝐨𝐳𝐨

“The government keeps saying that most of the above is in the works, but we have waited and waited and waited, while watching the suffering increase and the situation worsen,” the letter read.

The letter was signed by the following organisations:

Real Animal Rights Foundation – RAR Malta Vo1976, The Island Sanctuary Malta, Association for Abandoned Animals, Animal Liberation Malta, Buddy’s Lost & Found Page – Maxine, CLAWS – Cat Lovers Adoptions, Welfare & Support, MSPCA, Gozo SPCA, CSAF[CarersforFélinserrantsetabandonnés}TomasinaCatSanctuaryAnimalCareMaltaInnocentPaws-MariaD’AmatoNoah’sArkMalta-DogsforAdoptionFostering&HomingPawsKittyGuardiansForStraysShinyPawsVoicefortheVoicelessRMJ’sHorseSauvetage[CarersforStrayandAbandonedFelines}TomasinaCatSanctuaryAnimalCareMaltaInnocentPaws–MariaD’AmatoNoah’sArkMalta–DogsforAdoptionFostering&HomingPawsKittyGuardiansForStraysShinyPawsVoicefortheVoicelessRMJ’sHorseRescue[CarersforFélinserrantsetabandonnés}TomasinaCatSanctuaryAnimalCareMaltaInnocentPaws-MariaD’AmatoNoah’sArkMalta-DogsforAdoptionFostering&HomingPawsKittyGuardiansForStraysShinyPawsVoicefortheVoicelessRMJ’sHorseSauvetage[CarersforStrayandAbandonedFelines}TomasinaCatSanctuaryAnimalCareMaltaInnocentPaws–MariaD’AmatoNoah’sArkMalta–DogsforAdoptionFostering&HomingPawsKittyGuardiansForStraysShinyPawsVoicefortheVoicelessRMJ’sHorseRescue

Animal activists Moira Delia, Romina Frendo and Fiona Broome Camilleri also signed the letter.

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