Qtates li kienu jinsabu fil-binja tal-Maċina fl-Isla fejn kienu se jiġu evakwati u eventwalment imraqqda numru sostanzjali minnhom gew salvati wara intervent tas-Segretarju Parlamentari Roderick Galdes.
Minn żmien għal żmien f’Malta jiġu diversi kumpaniji barranin diversi drabi sabiex għall-perjodu ta’ ġimgħat jagħtu wirjiet taċ-ċirklu. Dawn ikollhom numru ta’ annimali magħhom sabiex jagħtu wirjiet bihom. F’kull okkażjoni, numru ta’ persuni u għaqdiet iħossu li jridu jipprotestaw kontra dawn il-wirjiet għaliex fil-fehma tagħhom tkun qed issir moħqrija fuq l-annimali. Għal dan il-għan is-Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Biedja, Sajd u Drittijiet tal-Annimali, l-Onor. Roderick Galdes, fil-jiem li ġejjin ser ikun qed iniedi numru ta’ laqgħat ta’ konsultazzjoni ma’ għaqdiet, individwi, NGO’s u dawk kollha interessati li jaħdmu b’risq il-ħarsien tal-annimali sabiex jiġi diskuss dan is-suġġett. L-idea prinċipali hija li ‘l quddiem ikun hemm white paper li toħloq diskussjoni sabiex jiġi regolat aħjar dan il-qasam li finalment twassal għal deċiżjoni dwar jekk pajjiżna għandux iħalli l-użu tal-annimali fiċ-ċirkli jew le.
D.O.I. Press Release Issue Date: May 10, 2013
A new facility for some 150 cats has been inaugurated at Ghammieri government farm. The Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Care, Roderick Galdes, said the cats could now roam on soil instead of being confined in rabbit cages. The new facility, he said, also afforded the cats greater protection from the summer sun and the winter cold.
timesofmalta.com Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 08:58
The Secretariat for Agriculture and Animal Rights is launching a public consultation on the use of animals in circuses. The consultation starts on Monday and continues to July 19. Those interested in putting across their view may download a consultation document from www.msdec.gov.mt or write to [email protected] The postal address in 476 Casa Leone, St Joseph High Road, Sta Venera.
timesofmalta.com Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 13:49
A neutering programme for stray cats and dogs was launched by Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes, who is responsible for animal rights. The programme, during which dogs will also be micro chipped, is aimed for NGOs, animal sanctuaries and feeders and thanks to the international organization ETN, some 50 cats and dogs will be neutered every day between 3 and 16 September. Surgery will take place at Vet Plus clinic in Qormi.
independent.com.mt Friday, 30 August 2013, 12:21
The government has designated a number of bays as being ‘dog friendly’. They are Bahar ic-Caghaq behind the Splash and Fun park, Marsaxlokk at Il-Maghluq, Sliema near the old Chalet, L-Ahrax near the camping site and Marsalforn in the Ta' Xwejni area. All bays are marked by the above sign. Dogs have to be kept on a leash when not swimming. Owners are required to take their dog bag for cleaning of faeces.
timesofmalta.com Saturday, August 10, 2013, 12:26
A further five beaches across Malta and Gozo have been officially identified as being dog-friendly by government, according to the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, Roderick Galdes.
maltatoday.com.mt 25 June 2014, 10:24am
A new Dog Park was inaugurated at Ta' Qali today to mark World Animal Welfare Day. The park was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes. It is aimed at providing a means for recreation and exercise for dogs.
timesofmalta.com Saturday, October 4, 2014, 18:40
Il-Gvern għadu kif xtara l-ewwel żewġ ambulanzi tal-annimali armati bl-aħħar teknoloġija, bħala parti mill-proċess ta’ tiġdid u tisħiħ fl-operat tad-dipartiment tal-Animal Welfare. L-ambulanzi l-ġodda se jkunu qed jieħdu post ambulanzi aktar antiki li kienu qed jinkrew mill-privat, u b’hekk jitnaqqsu wkoll l-ispejjeż marbutin mal-kiri tal-vetturi.
inewsmalta.com 09:40 | 12.10.2014
Emanuel Buhagiar has been appointed Animal Rights Commissioner. His duties include promoting and implementing educational campaigns on animal protection, improving cooperation among entities and animal rights campaigners and formulating recommendations on animal issues for implementation. Born in Mosta in 1957, Mr Buhagiar was a police officer in the Forensic Laboratory for 26 years. In 2009 he joined the Animal Rights Directorate. In the past six years, he has taken more than 70 cases of animal cruelty to court, including those of the dogs Star and Gaia. He was also crucial for the police to solve the Mosta crucified animals cases. In 2013 he was appointed secretary of the Animal Rights Council.
timesofmalta.com Saturday, November 8, 2014, 09:44
A new veterinary hospital was opened at Ta' Qali today, a joint venture between the government and the private sector. It replaces the St Fancis animal centre set up by the former government, which was closed for the past few months. The hospital includes a veterinary pharmacy which is open round the clock.
Timesofmalta.com Sunday, October 30, 2016, 12:33