Strict new measures relating to animal welfare have been introduced by the Accra Metropolitan Public Health Department (MPHD) of the city's metropolitan assembly. Enforced by the police, all stray animals found within the city limits are to be impounded, and the owners, if located, are to be prosecuted. In cases where owners fail to claim ownership, the impounded animals will be sold.
In addition, those found to be in breach of bylaws on environmental health by rearing unauthorised cattle, pigs and domestic animals in their homes face prosecution. Recently authorities rounded up 80 animals, with some of the cattle owners being fined GH
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