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Pet vouchers: PL pledges vouchers for persons who adopt stray animals

Government in process of helping the Association for Abandoned Animals to find new premises • A second Labour proposal is ‘to end discrimination between DJs and musicians’

11 May 2017, 9:49pm
Individuals who adopt stray animals will receive vouchers from the government to help cover part of the expenses, Labour leader Joseph Muscat announced this evening.

Addressing an event in St Julian’s organised by Labour’s youth forum, Muscat announced that the PL will be including the proposal in its Labour manifesto.

“The ‘pet voucher’ will incentivize individuals to adopt strays whilst we will help cover part of the expenses,” he said.

Muscat also announced that the government was in the process of helping the Association for Abandoned Animals (AAA) find new premises.

Replying to a question from the audience, Muscat also announced that the PL will be proposing, it is electoral manifesto, to reduce the bureaucratic process faced by DJs when they’re invited or asked to play at an event.

“I was never aware of this problem but I’ve now learned that there exists discrimination between how DJs and musicians are treated,” he said, adding that DJs are even asked to show their police conduct.

“I understand where this comes from but there’s a level of discrimination that doesn’t make sense… there’s even discrimination between local and foreign DJs.

“I’m pledging that the requirements become equal for all and red tape is removed.”