People around the globe are observing World Animal Day on Thursday and Animal Party Cyprus is leading the effort in a number of Cypriot towns to help raise awareness.
Even though October 4 could be seen as day of celebration, proponents of what has been described as a “social movement” say this special day is geared towards activism aimed at shedding bad human habits whose actions have caused and continue to cause environmental distraction.
In Nicosia, APC members will visit the Presidential Palace on Thursday afternoon to deliver treats and a bag of goodies to the two dogs that live there
“At least 100 to 1000 species per million disappear every year, and this is because of the complete dominance of humans on planet Earth,” APC said in a statement.
APC will take a number of actions and hold several events to mark World Animal Day in Cyprus, including handing over a report on animal welfare to the attorney general’s office regarding a number of legal issues on the island.
In Nicosia, APC members will visit the Presidential Palace on Thursday afternoon to deliver treats and a bag of goodies to the two dogs that live there.
Free walk-in registration and microchip
In other towns, the party will take a number of initiatives such as distributing informational material on animal welfare legislation and best practices in Limassol, running an adoption booth in Paphos at the Castle Square, presenting on how to interact with dogs in Larnaca, and offering free registration and microchips in Famagusta.
APC has said previously that Cyprus is lagging behind when it comes to dealing with the needs of animals, animal owners, and animal offenders including cruelty cases. A recent decision by the government to push forward with an animal police force has received mixed reactions but was generall praised for a step forward.