October 24, 2018

Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri called for his mates, hunters and trappers, to not disappoint him after he pulled of some magic trick to convince the EU to let Malta apply the derogation yet again this year. He made it very clear which birds were allowed to be...

October 18, 2018

If you haven't heard already, it is finally illegal to tie a dog to a stationery object as a primary means of restraint. We have been waiting for it for two long years. I remember when a private member's bill had proposed it in November 2016 and then the government had...

October 14, 2018

This will be a short rant but a rant nonetheless.

The MSPCA has for as long as I can remember been looking for a patch of land where we could build a new rehoming center where we would be able to distance the cats from their natural predators (dogs), provide open spaces...

October 4, 2018

The Feast of St Francis on the 4th October is also when we celebrate World Animal Day. Truth be told it is animal day every day for those of us who love animals, work with them, keep them as pets and advocate for their life to be free from suffering. But, in line with...

October 3, 2018

WARNING! ONE GRAPHIC IMAGE HERE MAY UPSET YOU.

The issue that is horse-drawn carriages has ebbed and flowed in its prominence in the news, social debate, animal welfare lobby and the likes. Our average reader is probably not aware that there are dedicated animal lovers...

August 21, 2018

7 days is plenty of time for many things to happen and last week was the perfect example. Of course it doesn’t help that it just happened to be the only time I booked a week off precisely to get away from the maddening and emotionally draining shenanigans we are consta...

June 27, 2018

Every Summer round this time we start to really worry about all the pets still left on roofs or yards or chained to a wall with little or no shelter from the heat, and with every year bringing higher temperatures than the one before it is a wonder these animals don't j...

June 22, 2018

I cannot for the life of me remember when I first started advocating for pest control poison to be regulated in the way it is sold and used, but I remember it being as far back as my days at Dogs Trust Malta so it has been at least some time since 2012.


Besides our iss...

April 17, 2018

As the UK prepares for DEFRA to finalise its ban on electric shock collars, 11 vets have joined forces to oppose the ban saying that “it is humane” to use them and it keeps pets safe from worse injuries they could get by running away.

Here in Malta we are also waiting f...

April 6, 2018

So now that our followers have had a couple of months to get acquainted with our new website (if you haven’t I suggest visiting here and here and here) you’ve probably seen it floating about: Every Second Counts. You’ve probably got most of the meaning of it but here’s...

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