The Municipality of Limassol has ordered a study and evaluation of the coastal city’s zoo and opened a dialogue with citizens on its future as cries for its permanent closure are ongoing.
The study will be drafted by the Cyprus Centre for Environmental Research and Education of the Limassol Bishopric, Philenews reports.
Nonetheless, the Party for Animals along with the Green Party and a number of non-governmental organisations and animal activists insist on the zoo’s permanent closure.
The issue was raised again at a meeting on Wednesday between a delegation of the activists and MPs with Limassol Mayor Nicos Nicolaides.
The latest sad incident was in December when a small deer died after the unfortunate animal got its horns caught in a metal mesh and was unable to break free.
The animal party had responded with demonstrations even after the Limassol Municipality expressed its deep regret over the death, citing the possibility of an accident.
The Municipality also sent the message that it listens to civil society’s demand for radical changes in the zoo.