Animal Police – one officer per district appointed

The Cyprus Green Party Secretary, and representatives of Animal Welfare Organisations met on Friday with the Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou who briefed on his intent to appoint a police officer per district who will be responsible of coordinating the police efforts regarding animal abuse and killing complaints. He explained though that the main responsibility for these matters belongs to the local police units and the 200 officers assigned to the “Neighbourhood Police” programme to which further training will be offered on how to deal with these issues. Moreover he promised that he will give strict instructions to the police to fully investigate and bring to justice all reports of animal abuse.

Hopefully this is the first step into turning Cyprus in a better place for animals.