An organisation on mainland Portugal has launched an appeal to improve the legislation for the protection of animals, which I assume if successful will have an impact on Madeira.
The website can be viewed in english. To sign it, go to www.ManifestoAnimal.org
I have asked for more information to see if we can do more to promote the matter (yes, you know who you are!), and if I receive a reply I will post the details here.