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Public consultation on draft Legal Notice on the Keeping of Wild Animals in Zoos Regulations, 2020


From: Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights
(Animal Health and Welfare Department)
​Published: ​9 November 2020
Running till: ​7 December 2020
​Last Updated: ​20 January 2021


Public Consultation final outcome report.pdfPublic Consultation final outcome report.pdf

Original Consultation

1.        Background​


The Legal Notice amends and updates existing legislation. It intends to address unregulated areas in the protection of wild fauna and the conservation of biodiversity by providing for the adoption of licensing, registration and inspection of zoos on the territory of Malta in order to strengthen the role of zoos in the conservatio​n of biodiversity, protect the health and wellbeing of wild animals and to protect the public from these animals.

2.        Consultation Questions
The Animal Health and Welfare Department is kindly requesting the public to review the draft Legal Notice and provide its views/suggestions on the regulations, particularly on any aspects and issues that may contribute to improve the health and protection of wild fauna and the conservation of biodiversity. ​ 

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.​

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