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By Anne Harbron and Corey Borgert

Dear Mr Anastasidis in view of recent events in the Republic of Cyprus, and the continued animal abuse that has consumed this Island. We the pulic demand that the Animal Welfare Act shall be enforced within the Republic of Cyprus, and also that an annex shall be added for the animals that are kept within shelters.

The Animal Protection and Welfare Act was enacted in 1994. An Animal Welfare Act has been legislated in various countries, including Cyprus, to protect the welfare of animals. In various countries the AWA requires that minimum standards of care and treatment, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public. Individuals who operate facilities in these categories must provide their animals with adequate care and treatment in the areas of housing, handling, sanitation, nutrition, water, veterinary care, and protection from extreme weather and temperatures.Although requirements establish acceptable standards, they are not ideal. Regulated businesses are encouraged to exceed the specified minimum standards.

Quote: It shall be unlawful for any person without reasonable cause, to expose or subject any animal to pain, distress, injury or fear.

Quote: In particular it shall be unlawful to cause an animal to be subjected in any way to inhumane death.

Quote: It shall be unlawful to set free or abandon an animal, whose survival depends upon human care.

Quote: It shall be unlawful to permit overcrowding of animals in or on any means of transport or in premises so that distress to or fatigue of the animal may be caused.

These are some of the Laws we need to enforce within the Republic of Cyprus.

We also demand that an annex shall be added to the Animal Welfare Act. We specify appropriate living conditions as the following and expect the parliament of the Republic of Cyprus to act accordingly and enforce and extend the Animal Welfare Act.


Accomodation in a shelter that is licensed, registered and maintained by the government of the Republic of Cyprus or an authorized representant of the government of the republic of Cyprus.


Διαμονή σε καταφύγιο στο οποίο χορηγήθηκε άδεια, είναι εγγεγραμμένο και ευρίσκετε κάτω από την εποπτεία της Κυβέρνησης της Κύπρου ή εγκεκριμένου εκπρόσωπου της κυβέρνησης της Κύπρου.


A place cleaned on a daily base, free from impurities


ο χώρος διαμονής των ζώων θα πρέπει να καθαρίζεται καθημερινός προς αποφυγήν εστιών μολύνσεων και δυσοσμίας.


At least 1 person to visit the animal daily and pay attention to its needs


τουλάχιστο 1 αρμόδιο άτομο θα επισκέπτεται καθημερινά τα ζώα που ζουν σε καταφύγια για να ελέγχει τις ανάγκες τους και ότι τηρούνται τα παραρτήματα 5,6,7,και 8 ως ανωτέρω.


At least one authorized representant of the public veterinarian service of the Republic of Cyprus to visit each animal on a monthly base to check for its welfare


τουλάχιστο ένα αρμόδιο άτομο των κτηνιατρικών υπηρεσιών θα επισκέπτεται όλα τα καταφύγια 1 φορά το μήνα προς εξέταση και εξακρίβωση της υγειάς και ευημερίας των ζωών.


All animal shelters have to be equipped with at least one device being able to read all types of subdermal micro chips to identify an animal and return it to its rightful owner.


όλα τα καταφύγια πρέπει να έχουν στην κατοχή τους την συσκευή με την όποια αναγνωρίζεται και διαβάζεται ο αριθμός της ηλεκτρονικής σήμανσης υποδόρια της επιδερμίδας του ζώου έτσι ώστε να καθίσταται δυνατή η επιστροφή του ζώου στον νόμιμο ιδιοκτήτη του.

Posted December 28, 2013
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