Plan­ning Author­ity takes di­rect ac­tion in Mriehel Mal­treated an­i­mals found on site

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Plan­ning Author­ity, as part of its en­force­ment mis­sion, had de­mol­ished an ex­ten­sion of an old fac­tory which was il­le­gally erected. De­spite var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ca­tions with the own­ers, a set dead­line to re­move il­le­gal ex­ten­sion proofed fu­tile and the sit­u­a­tion re­mained un­changed.

The il­le­gal­i­ties, which were re­moved in the di­rect ac­tion oper­a­tion, in­cluded the de­mo­li­tion of an il­le­gal roof­ing of the side car­ti­lage which func­tioned as an ex­ten­sion to the ex fac­tory at base­ment level where it tran­spired that var­i­ous an­i­mals are kept in­stead. More­over, the an­i­mals were found to have been mal­treated. Separate ac­tion from other en­ti­ties, amongst them the an­i­mal wel­fare, vet­eri­nary ser­vices and en­vi­ron­men­tal health are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the is­sue from their end.

The Plan­ning Author­ity’s En­force­ment Direc­torate was as­sisted by mem­bers of the Ad­min­is­tra­tive Law En­force­ment sec­tion and the pri­vate sec­tor.

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