NEWBORN kittens have turned up dumped in rubbish skips or simply abandoned in several locations around Mallorca since the coronavirus lockdown came into force, animal rights party Progreso en Verde reports.
On Sunday the group posted an image of “more kittens abandoned to their fate” in Andratx, commenting, “human cruelty has no limits.”
Cats just a few days’ old have also been found dumped in Alcudia, Palma, Manacor, Marratxi, Inca, Llucmajor and Calvia in recent days.
According to the group’s president Guillermo Amengual the enforced confinement is proving to be particularly tough for animals.
Progreso en Verde points out that cat sterilisation is not possible under the State of Alarm as the procedure is not an emergency, and warns about the “problem” situation once the confinement is lifted.
Amengual has called on local councils for a solution and “the urgent creation” of a protection office to detect anyone mistreating, abandoning, torturing or killing animals.