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Licensing of Animals, Animal-drawn Vehicles and Drivers

            Transport Malta has started accepting applications for the following, in accordance to the Regulations on the Use on the Road of Animals and Animal-drawn Vehicles (S.L.499.66). ·         Licences for animals or animal-drawn vehicles to be used on the road; ·         Licences for driving of animals or animal-drawn vehicles on th

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Animals on the road and their drivers, need licence, insurance

No animals except karozzini allowed during rush hour Regulations on the use of animals and animal-drawn vehicles have come into force, and Transport Malta is receiving applications for licences for animals or animal-drawn vehicles to be used on the road and licences for their drivers. No animals or animal-drawn vehicles may be driven on the roads during rush hour, except for karozzini. Persons owning one or m

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Our Ocean 2017: Our Ocean, an Ocean for Life

Oceans cover 71% of our planet. We all rely on them: for our water, our food, our climate, our air. Nearly half of the World's population depends directly on the sea for their livelihoods. But human activity has left the oceans suffering. From pollution, over exploitation, coastal degradation and climate change. A new vision is needed. A different path must be chosen. Since 2014, the Our Ocean conferences have inv

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Animal Diaries Season 6 coming soon

Animal Diaries has been the leading television programme in Malta raising awareness in responsible animal care for the past ten years. Hosted and produced by Moira Delia, a well known animal welfare activist, the programme exposes  a wide range of animal welfare issues that would otherwise go unnoticed. Moira uncovers inspirational stories and connects with those working to make our world a better place for humans a

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A Plastic Ocean

During our programme on the 1st April, Animal Diaries hosted Edward Sultana from "No Plastics Malta".  Edward explained that this project started off a few months ago when he started noticing all the litter that people left behind on beaches and in the countryside. Litter seems to be something we all have come to accept, as if this waste will eventually evaporate and vanish out of site and harm.  Nothing could b

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Inbreeding in Animals

During our programme on the 18th March 2017, Arnold Sciberras, founder of Maltese Land Races Initiatives, discussed with us the effects of  inbreeding in animals and plants.  Inbreeding is the production of offspring from the mating or breeding of individuals or organisms that are closely related genetically. Mammals, most other animals, and higher plants as well, have evolved mechanisms to avoid inbreeding of a

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Cable Aid

Last week, Animal Diaries hosted Kelly and Ursula, two young girls from JA-YE (Junior Achievement Young Enterprise).  Kelly and Ursula represent Charge,  a social enterprise company setup to sell their novelty product in order to raise money for the environment and animal welfare. As a collective, Charge set out to identify a solution to the problem that many of us face on a daily basis, the breaking of cable

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The importance of Trees

Trees play a key role in our battle against climate change, regulating the impact of storms and floods, and harbour biologically-diverse ecosystems.  They also play a very important role for many animals in providing shelter, jobs and security. Within our cities, trees purify the air and ground water, regulate temperatures, provide shade, and encourage pride of place. Ultimately, trees promote life and are an

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Giving a dog a sense of purpose

Having had dogs all my life, it has never been a difficult decision whether I should adopt a dog or otherwise.  Loyal, protective, and always happy to see you, the dog has been a human companion for more than 18,000 years, making it one of the first domesticated animals in history. My dog Morse is almost 13 years old and accompanies me almost everywhere, including my office.  Morse is an ideal colleague because

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Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture can benefit all life stages (juvenile, adult, and senior) of your pets and a variety of conditions. Since most health problems are diagnosed once illness has become evident, it is vital to strive to prevent disease from occurring. What Can Veterinary Acupuncture do for my pet? The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself and veterinary acupuncture encourages healing by correcting ener

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