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Animal welfare conference in Limassol

A CONFERENCE on animal welfare has been announced by non-governmental organisation Kivotos, to be held on Saturday at 11am at the St Varnavas church in Limassol (opposite the old Limassol General hospital).

In a press release, the NGO announced “perhaps the greatest assembly of EU and Cypriot citizens” following recent incidents of serious animal cruelty.

The release conveys the “bitterness, anger, and disappointment” of both Cypriots and EU citizens residing in Cyprus, who have thus far been taking upon themselves to spend time and money to care for stray animals.

Kivotos and the angry citizens demand that the issue of animal welfare enters the political agenda so that decisions are made urgently.

The conference will feature a speech by Kivotos head Kyriacos Kyriacou, who will provide an assessment of animal welfare issues to present, including the legal framework and its shortcomings, and policies followed thus far.

Kyriacou will also present suggestions on how to address issues, as well as effective policies engaging all stakeholders, like government departments, ministries, police, veterinarians and others.

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