In July 2016, the government published a Bill aimed at banning keeping dogs chained to a stationary object or fitting them with collars that give electric shocks.
The proposed changes to the Animal Welfare Act came about after hundreds held a street march calling for stricter legislation while the Nationalist Party submitted a motion to Parliament in May to make the chaining of dogs for long periods illegal.
The issue came to the fore last April after a dog was found with a chain embedded in its neck.
The draft legislation also bans dogs from being kept tethered in buildings, pens and cages.
It will be illegal to tether, fasten, chain or restrain a dog to any stationary object as its primary means of confinement.
It is now October 2017, more than a whole year later, and the law has not yet been enacted.
During a live programme on TVM, Hon. Clint Camilleri (Parliamentary Sec for Animal Rights) promised that the law will be in place by 2018.
We can’t wait – can you?
WATCH the promise being made on Live TV