News Local Coronavirus: Animal Party slams 'hire a dog' ploy

Coronavirus: Animal Party slams ‘hire a dog’ ploy

The Animal Party has condemned ads offering to rent a dog at a fee to those looking for an excuse to leave the house under tough new measures in force since 6 pm yesterday prohibiting all but the most essential movement

In an announcement,  the party said that some people were attempting to exploit others by offering dogs for walks at a fee.

“This is illegal both for the person trying to exploit the situation as well as the person who may hire a dog. Animal Party Cyprus feels the need to condemn anyone who tries to exploit the current situation in our country,” it said.

And it called on the police chief to instruct officers to also check ownership of the dog and to book and prosecute those breaking the law.

“We would like to believe that the posts that have come to our attention are intended only to mock, but any confusion or encouragement in this direction should be avoided,” it concluded.

Taking one’s dog for a walk is one of the exceptions allowed for people to leave the house for a while, provided they stay in the neighbourhood and secure permission and/or complete the relevant document.

Top Stories

Cyprus in lockdown: All the new measures

A new decree under the Quarantine Law Act was issued today by Health Minister Constantinos  to tackle coronavirus . This is the full text of...

Israel to use computer analysis to find likely coronavirus carriers

Israel's defence ministry plans to use software that analyses data gathered from mobile phones - produced, according to Israeli media, by the spyware firm...

Exceptions to ‘one permission a day’ rule

    Tougher lockdown rules come into force at 6 am on Tuesday, with members of the public only allowed to send one SMS to leave...

Man who assaulted police during check jailed for 20 days

The Limassol District Court sentenced a 30 year old man from Georgia on Monday to 20 days in jail for assaulting police officers last...

Cyprus tightens lockdown-UPDATE

Permission to leave the house will be limited to once a day and gatherings at houses will be restricted only to its residents, under...

Taste

Village olive pie

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water and put it aside for about 12-15 minutes to settle.  Sift the flour with the salt into...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....