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Animal party to set up vigilance teams

Billy undergoing treatment

The Animal Party said it will set up vigilance groups across the island to tackle the growing number of animal abuse incidents.

The party said it was concerned by the developments, which did not honour the citizens and the country.

It added that it was receiving information about animal abuse on a daily basis, a fact that the state must look into very seriously.

Announcements and promises from the government and the Presidential Palace were not enough, and as time passed the damage to tourism, the economy, and the island’s reputation worsened, the party said.

The case of an abused poodle that made international headlines in June was just the tip of the iceberg, the party said.

The poodle, Billy, died from injuries suffered when two men working for a Protaras hotel owned by the Tsokkos Group, threw him into a cardboard crusher. The men have been charged by police.

The party said it will set up vigilance groups across all districts, which will report animal abuse cases or indifference.

It urged the public and animal groups interested in participating to contact the party through its webpage www.animalpartycyprus.org or email on [email protected], Facebook: Animal Party Cyprus or call 97840446 or 99649339

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