|The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective (Chapter 1)||Lorraine Poole||Faculty of Laws, University of Malta||
This chapter accompanies the thesis from Malta entitled, "The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective." Chapter 1 examines the nation’s Dog Law with a critical look at how there has been a failure to enforce licensing laws. The chapter also explores restrictions on bringing animals to bathing areas, stray animals, and aggressive animals.
|The Regulation and Protection of Animals Kept for Companionship: A Critical Analysis and Comparative Perspective (Table of Contents)||Lorraine Poole||Animal Legal & Historical Center||
This thesis explores the way companion animals are treated under the laws of Malta. In doing so, the paper examines the new concept of "pet passports" in the European Union and licensing norms. Both the nation's Dog Law and Animal Welfare Act are analyzed with respect to the treatment of companion animals by the legal system.
|MT - Animal Welfare - Animal Welfare Act||Chapter 439, Act XXV||
The purpose of this Act is to establish and consolidate the protection of animals kept for work, sport, companionship, and food. The term "animal" is defined under the Act as ‘all living members of the animal kingdom, other than human beings, and includes free-living larval and, or, reproducing larval forms, but does not include foetal or embryonic forms.’
|MT - Dog - Dogs Act||Act XXI of 1985, Amended by VII of 1990||
The Dogs Act was originally enacted in 1985. It provides that a person keeping a dog over the age of six months must obtain a licence for the dog. If a person does not have a licence for the dog, he or she shall be guilty of a criminal offence and will be liable to the punishment of a fine ( ammenda ) of five liri.