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10 The Portugal News • 14 Sep 2019                                 News


      Animal welfare march in Faro                                                                                    N N N N N  KIM  SCHIFFMANN



      Protestors took to the streets of Faro to demonstrate about the need for more sterilisation programmes for animals.
             he animal welfare  the privately run shelters  “sterilisation and  Câmaras is inadequate.  public awareness        shelters and groups are at
              march, organised  and municipal kennels  education”.              However, we believe that if  campaign, to educate and  your disposal.”
              by numerous      within the Algarve, took  Talking to The Portugal  the capital of the Algarve  promote responsible  Louise said that they felt
      Tindividuals who         place on 6 September in  News, Louise Aherne, said  will take the lead,  domestic animal         that the march had been a
      volunteer across many of  Faro and focused on    “We are focussing on the  resources and effective  ownership.  Too many  “success” and that they had
                                                       Faro Câmara and hope to  measures can be         people still shy away from  support “from the majority
                                                       be able to work together to  coordinated throughout the  sterilisation of their dogs  of independent and
                                                       jointly implement changes  region.”              and cats because of lack of  municipal kennels within
                                                       such as ‘Catch, sterilise  The facilities set up by the  education and information  the Algarve and were
                                                       and release’ programmes  municipal authorities are  about the many benefits  delighted both Cristovão
                                                       as a way to control the  being criticised in the  and economic hardship  Norte from PSD and Paulo
                                                       animal population.       speech for never having  makes it difficult to afford.   Baptista from PAN were
                                                       “Our aim is to set an    met the needs of the region  Incentives must be created  present as well”.
                                                       example, to challenge but  to cope with the numbers of  to make sterilisation  She concluded: “The next
                                                       equally to work alongside  strays and abandoned  affordable and within the  steps are to engage with
                                                       Faro Câmara with the     animals rescued. “More  reach of the wider      the President and discuss
                                                       longer term goal of setting  often than not the  population.             the contents of the letter.  I
                                                       up initiatives all over the  municipal kennels are full  “This is a social issue, a  believe we can work
                                                       Algarve”, mentioning also  so they rely on the   matter of public        together, we are not asking
                                                       that a speech in form of a  independent shelters to  importance.   Animal  for miracle solutions but to
                                                       letter was going to be   take them in. Animals   ownership carries       help us be able to
                                                       presented to the president  taken to municipal kennels  responsibilities together  implement education
                                                       of Faro Câmara.          often spend their entire  with penalties for neglect  programmes and
                                                       The letter to the president  lives there.   The law no.  and cruelty, and every  sterilisation programmes
                                                       read: “We have come to the  27/2016 bans the killing of  citizen should be aware of  throughout the Algarve.
                                                       capital of the Algarve today,  stray animals as a means  this. The practice of easy  Suggestions such as
                                                       representing various     of population control,  abandonment of pets and  access to billboards for
                                                       animal rescue            favouring instead       dumping litters of puppies  sterilisation campaigns,
                                                       associations and shelters,  sterilisation.”      and kittens next to refuge  helping us implement
                                                       to ask for your support. In  The letter identifies the  bins has to stop.   capture, sterilise and
                                                       recent years collective  neglect of care and lack of  “It is not acceptable in the  release laws and
                                                       pleas for help and       responsibility of the   modern world and it is not  importantly not ignoring the
                                                       campaigns to raise       population as the root of  a pretty sight.  Equally we  significant numbers  of
                                                       awareness of the stray and  the problem which brings  look to local government  independent shelters with
                                                       abandoned animal         real risks with it, namely  for a better understanding  1000’s of animals needing
      Our aim is to set an example, to challenge but equally to
      Our aim is to set an example, to challenge but equally to  population have been met  disease, danger to the  of the problem we are  their voice to be heard as
      Our aim is to set an example, to challenge but equally to
      Our aim is to set an example, to challenge but equally to
      Our aim is to set an example, to challenge but equally to
      work alongside Faro Câmara with the longer term goal of
      work alongside Faro Câmara with the longer term goal of
      work alongside Faro Câmara with the longer term goal of
      work alongside Faro Câmara with the longer term goal of  with indifference.  The  public and to visiting  dealing with daily. Many  well as those in municipal
      work alongside Faro Câmara with the longer term goal of
      setting up initiatives all over the Algarve”, Louise Aherne
      setting up initiatives all over the Algarve”, Louise Aherne
      setting up initiatives all over the Algarve”, Louise Aherne  response of the different  tourists. “Much needed is a  associations, independent  kennels.”
      setting up initiatives all over the Algarve”, Louise Aherne
      setting up initiatives all over the Algarve”, Louise Aherne
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