Fabian Demicoli

L.N. 244.2013 – Animal Welfare Act (CAP. 439), Protection of Animals offered in Pet shops


GRTU would like
to take the opportunity to thank its members for their participation during the
meetings held with the Authorities concerned regarding the L.N. 244.2013 –
Animal Welfare Act (CAP. 439), Protection of Animals offered in Pet shops
(Minimum Standards) Regulations, 2013. GRTU would also like to remind Pet Shops
owners that the said L.N. will come into force on April 2, 2014.

The GRTU
will be organizing a General Meeting in the coming days with the participation
of the Authorities concerned to discuss further the said L.N.  In the meantime inspectors will be visiting
pet shops as agreed during the said meetings. The aim is to guide pet shops to
help them be in line with the Law. Section 5 
of the said LN will also be discussed after various complaints GRTU
received from pet shop owners.

GRTU
would also like to inform its members that during a meeting held with Hon
Rodrick Galdes, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries & Animal
Rights,  pet shop owners contribution
towards  L.N. 244/13  has been discussed in detail.

Hon
Galdes has promised his support towards this sector and the GRTU  and 
said that together we will be working towards the betterment of this
sector.

Those
wishing further assistance are welcome to contact Carmen Borg on 21 230459 or
79 232884.

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