(CMR) Cayman residents are being encouraged to sign a petition for the government to strengthen the Cayman Islands animal protection laws to enable more effective prosecution of those who abuse animals.
The petition which can can be found at change.org was influence by the death of Wilbur who who died recently after being rescued in a terrible condition. A campaign has since been launched called Justice For Wilbur.
According to the petition, started by Debbie Mitchell, current animals law in the Cayman Islands does not provide sufficient protection for animals from abuse and mistreatment.
“This lack of stringent regulations has led to numerous instances of animal cruelty, which often go unpunished due to legal loopholes. We call upon the Cayman Islands Government to revise and strengthen this law, ensuring that those who harm animals face appropriate legal consequences,” the petition read. “
According to data from World Animal Protection, over 70% of countries around the globe have laws against animal cruelty – it's time for us to join them in this fight (World Animal Protection). By signing this petition, you are advocating for a safer environment for all creatures on our islands and sending a clear message that animal abuse will not be tolerated. Please sign and share this petition today,” it continued.