Legislation

Animal Welfare Act (EN): http://www.animallaw.info/nonus/statutes/stmtanimalwelfareact.htm

Publication related to the legislation

 

Enforcement tools

Animal Welfare Commissioner

Since November 2014, Malta gets its first animal welfare commissioner.

According to the law, the Commissioner shall be appointed by the Prime Minister after consultation with the responsible minister.

Through his role, the animal welfare commissioner will promote and advocate for animal welfare and the highest standards of health, keeping and treatment of animals; promote educational campaigns and social dialogue on issues relating to animal welfare; to make recommendations to the Minister and the Council on the making of standards, guidelines and regulations relating to animal welfare;

Among other functions, he will review and investigate, either out of his own motion or following a complaint received by him, the functions and workings of the Council, the Directorate of Veterinary Services, or the Directorate responsible for Animal Welfare.

source: http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/45943/malta_gets_its_first_commissioner_for_animal_welfare#.V4YyhLiLTcu