Animal activists protest lack of action in stopping horse circus

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Animal activists protest lack of action in stopping horse circus

A group of animal activists from various organisations donned animal pyjamas and snoozed on the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Regulation Division’s office in protest against a lack of action. 

This was aimed at the VRD not stopping ‘another circus act called Cleopatra’s Horse Show that is scheduled to take place at Monte Kristo Estates.’ 

The activists came from Animal Liberation Malta, Real Animal Rights Foundation – RAR Malta Vol1976 and Association for Abandoned Animals and Vuċi għall-Annimali, holding up various placards calling for more action. 

‘VRD wake up! Enforce the Law’ read one placard. ‘VRD whilst you are snoozing you are snoozing animals are suffering’ read another. 

‘The Cleopatra Horse Show clearly falls under the definition of a circus and cannot be allowed under the current legislation. This circus act will have horses performing for 3 days in a row. We contacted VRD and informed them of this circus act just in case they were not aware’ Animal Liberation Malta wrote. 

The VRD did not respond to their attempt at contact and ‘it seems no action has been taken to stop this from happening as the show is still being promoted to date.’ 

‘The regulator has repeatedly closed its eyes to breaches in the Animal Welfare Act and the recent changes in the act have been done to regularise this. Furthermore, besides the issue that the regulator is failing to enforce the Act, the Animal Welfare Act itself is weak, as the administrative fine for breaking the law and holding a circus act is only €2,000.’ 

‘Are we going to allow big  business continue uncontrolled to the detriment of Animal Welfare as well?’



113 contraventions related to traffic violations issued during Gozo carnival weekend

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A police spokesperson confirmed with Malta Daily that between the 16th and the 19th of February 2023, during the Carnival weekend celebration, 442 cars were stopped by the Police Force.

113 contraventions related to traffic regulations violations were issued. Some of these were for people not wearing a seat belt, vehicle lights not in accordance with the law, and carrying more passengers than allowed.

This info indicates that no one was caught drink-driving or carrying any illegal substances although police did not confirm or deny this information.

According to local newsroom One 60,337 people travelled to Gozo for the Carnival weekend.

Malta Daily, G7 events, the Nadur Local Council, and the Ministry for Gozo, organised the weekend celebrations in Nadur, that saw more than 25,000 during the Saturday night events.


€75,042 in undeclared cash seized by Customs Malta in February 2023

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€75,042 in undeclared cash seized by Customs Malta in February 2023

In its continuous fight against money laundering, during the month of February, the Department of Customs intercepted 4 undeclared cash cases.

The total in assets restrained amounted to €75,042. 3 of the undeclared cash cases, which amounted to €39,028, resulted in an out-of-court settlement, with €4,589 administered in fines.

The other case of undeclared cash, alone, amounted to a total of €36,014. The person carrying this amount of undeclared cash was taken to court and given a court fine of €14,357.70.

Customs Officials also seized 6kg of Cannabis and 108 wine bottles in two other separate cases.


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Published video shows the current state of St. Luke’s hospital

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Published video shows the current state of St. Luke's hospital

A video published by PN’s news media house @netnewsmalta shows the current situation of some areas of the St. Luke’s Hospital that for the past years was being taken care of by Steward Healthcare who have recently got their contract annulled by Maltese court.


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This comes after PN MP @adriandelia won his court case against the healthcare company who had previously signed a contract with the Maltese Government.


Source: Net News

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