TSCF ANIMAL WELFARE PROGRAMME
With Ethics and Knowledge
be they wild or domestic, are part of the community and the community’s
heritage. For this reason, TSCF is interested in supporting and
promoting animal welfare. TSCF recommends citizens to act in favor
of the welfare of the animals.
These years, TSCF has borne special interest to the cats of Malta.
The cats of Malta
are part of the charm of the country. They are often described on
postcards, books and photos, and are cheered by tourists and travelers. Despite
its affluence, society has mostly ignored their plight – they are the
poorest of the poor -, yet their presence contributes to make the cities
of Malta more lively, and they are important in the Maltese culture.
needs of these animals are firstly to be well fed and then to be
medically followed up. We feed the cats with products of the best
possible quality and provide for appropriate healthcare. In exceptional
cases, we provide for legal assistance caretakers who need
some examples of the costs involved, feeding can cost 1 €/d, de-worming
can cost 10 € and a veterinary consultation can cost 15-20 €, medicines
and injections not included.The TSCF Rating Department classifies all Animal Welfare
organizations that practice killing, including soft killing (euthanasia
and total neutering), as Non-Trust Grade EE+Black level organizations
help the animals, one has got to know them. We give the utmost
importance to knowledge, be it of the individual animals, their
condition, family and history, or of their species behavior and
physiology. Caretakers should beware of human projections and stay close
to the exclusive interest of the animals. To be efficient, caretakers
and neighbors should be educated prior taking care of any animals.
also give the utmost importance to ethics. This involves both the way
we treat the animals and the necessary involvement of neighbors and the
community in any important decision concerning the animals. We condemn
firmly any form of cruelty, should it be perpetrated by individuals and
organizations, which includes mistreatment, culling, ‘euthanasia’,
systematic neutering, and any form of direct or indirect damage. Animals
have the right to live, to reproduce themselves, and to have everything
this respect, TSCF draws the attention of the public to the hidden
agenda pursued by a large number of charities, government bodies and
veterinary medicine professionals. By neutering too systematically the
feral cats of Malta,
these organizations strive to exterminate these free populations on the
mid-term. We disapprove such policy as it is negative and based on
truncated demographic data.
The TSCF Rating Department has also issued a negative evaluation of the governmental Animal Welfare Department Malta.
TSCF Ethical Code for Animals
Guide: How to Care for a Feral Cat Colony (PDF)
Give Them A Chance Campaign, Posters for
16/01/2015 - Court orders small delinquent
Emmanuel Sammut to stay
away while TSCF volunteers care for cat colony!
16/12/2014 - Malta Police steals collection boxes appertaining to TSCF! See
Press Release here.