AD calls for animal welfare report proposals to be implemented
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Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party has said that it welcomes the report by the Commissioner for Animal Welfare, Emanuel Buhagiar which was tabled in Parliament recently.
"The present practices concerning the welfare of confiscated smuggled animals need revision particularly where large numbers are involved. Quarantine facilities need improvement and staff training is essential.
The release of confiscated wild birds after being issued a clear bill of health and the option of birds which cannot be released into the wild to be kept in private aviaries, at the expense of the persons found guilty of smuggling are measures which AD strongly believes in and which AD expressed itself on repeatedly.
It is encouraging to note that the measures proposed by AD were included in Mr. Buhagiar's report" said Simon Galea, AD spokesperson for Animal Welfare and Agriculture.