The Green Party is looking forward to the appointment of police officers to deal exclusively with animal welfare and cruelty matters. The Green Party said during a recent meeting with its representation, the new Chief of Police Zacharias Chrysostomou had shown "positive spirit" in connection to the idea.Green Party MP George Perdikis and representatives of various animal support groups met Chrysostomou on Wednesday. "Discussed at the meeting, were issues regarding animal welfare, as well as the topic of the 'animal police force,'" an announcement said. "It is well known that with the initiative of the Green Party, a law was voted in 2011, allowing the chief of police to appoint special police officers to deal with matters exclusively related to animal cruelty and their welfare."These special "animal force" police officers must be persons with a verified friendly attitude towards animals and have the relevant knowledge and skills to be able to respond to their duties." The announcement said the Cyprus Green Party has been a long-time fighter for animal rights in Cyprus."Through constant and lengthy battles we have been able to achieve plenty. But efforts to grant animal protection must continue."