Cyprus Mail

Cyprus does itself no favours when it comes to animal welfare

I’m writing regarding recent stories about dogs being found in poor health and some dead, plus MPs voting for hunters to have up to four dogs.
We have, within 50metres of our villa a dog in a tin shed. This is not uncommon as several others can be seen locally. It howls and cries constantly, even at night. The farmer appears for ten minutes a day to feed it, and it is let out very rarely.
The dogs must have been distressed in the recent heat, there is no interaction.
We believe these dogs are kept as hunting dogs. Do MPs know what they are voting for?
This, together with the ongoing, seemingly endless, fight to stop illegal killing of wild birds does Cyprus no favours when viewed from an animal welfare perspective.
Alan Broadwell, Paralimni.

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