I start a new topic Michelle and move your last posting there
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This thread is getting really long. Can we divide it into separate parts? MichelleURGENT! SIGN! Petition | Stop Brutal Killing of Dogs In Serbia! | Change.Org
ACTION! SIGN! Justice For Dogs Killed By Hunters in Bosnia-Herzegovina! / Change.Org
Michelle - 14 seconds ago - change.org
Already did these. Thanks for sharing.
News from SerbiaSerbia: Serbian activists ask about the farms on which animals are kept; their transport and also their general welfare. Commissioner gives Ministry 5 days to respond
Serbia: Disabled Dog ZORA Needs A Forever Home
BiH animal advocates worked long and hard to save the lives of these unfortunate animals... there is HOPE!
Thanks dear Monika signed petition for dogs in Slovakia.
Could this be a good omen? I hope so!
YES!!! Thanks for the update dear Desanka!!
OCCUPY FOR ANIMALS, January 16
EXTRAORDINARY NEWS from Bosnia & Herzegovina!
Important update from Sandra Jensen: The Legal-Constitutional committee of the House of Peoples were in session and they DID NOT ACCEPT the kill-law amendments to the animal welfare act! Instead the Council of Ministers, the BiH Government, prepare an action plan for the implementation of the existing law!
PLEASE NOTE that this is not the final vote on the law.
The next session of House of People is going to be held on 24th January. There is HOPE, however, as the delegates for the House of Peoples rarely legislate a law for which the committee has given a negative opinion.
We are in a good position, but this victory is only one step in this next part of the legislative process, and we need to keep campaigning and we need to loudly express our hope that the delegates will respect the decision of the committee, and that if the amendments are NOT legislated, then we must keep pressure that the existing animal welfare act (which is a very good one) be implemented as per the committee's recommendations.
I am awaiting further instructions from the activists in BiH. But for now, all I can say, is a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone involved and of course to the members of the Committee...
In Indjija there is still no shelter for homeless animals. Dogs are taken to the village Maradik, near Indjija. They keep them in this small cages for several days, without food and water, where dogs slaughter each other. Then, officially, they kill them but, unofficially, dogs are ALIVE transported to the factory where burned animal waste.
(Source, Animal welfare organization MIA)
Ime / Name
Prezime / Surname
Grad / City
Drzava / Country (next to your signature will be only city, country is not important)
Please confirm your signature when you receive this message!
"Potvrdite Vaš potpis na peticiji Zaustavimo ubijanje napustenih pasa u Indjiji"
THE SANCTUARY FOR UNFORTUNATE HORSES FOUND. NOW WE NEED TO SAVE THEM FROM THE HANDS OF ABUSERS!
Please, ask maximal penalty for abusers, and horses from village Milavac/ Disctr. Ljig-Mionica to be taken from abusers and given to Serbian Animal welfare organisations MIA, HumAnimal and UZP Pantelej on care.
You can send your letter to
Organisation.MIA@gmail.com (and they will give letters to the Court)
Or you can send it personally to the Court and Veterinary inspection
PETITION: THE HORSE ABUSE IN MILAVAC
Thank you Desanka for your updated information about the video and the stray dogs . There are often misleading informations and for non residents in the countries it is difficult to decide the "truth" in it.
THE BRUTAL TORTURE OF HORSES IN SERBIA
SAV: UPDATE 14/1/14 –
We first had this disgusting video footage sent to us this last weekend – now we have followed up urgently and we are pleased to say that:
The police of Valjevo city have now been following up this footage – as a result they have worked with the Public Attorney of Moinica City who gave an official report of the incident on National television on 10.1.2014. We understand that all persons involved in this incident who undertook this animal abuse and caused suffering have now been arrested and will be charged under Article 269 of Serbian law for animals. This has a maximum punishment of 3 years in jail.
Whilst we do not expect anyone to be sent to jail for 3 years, it is hoped by us and many others that the prompt action since the weekend will send a clear message to the communities that animal abuse will not be tolerated. If Serbia wishes to join the EU as a member state, then it really / seriously needs to address the issue of working to the good animal welfare laws which it currently has in place; rather than keep ignoring them. We have shown enough examples on this site where the laws are just ignored for the benefit of some, whilst the animals continue to suffer.
This is a start of actions which we very much hope will now continue.
Well done the Serbian campaigners who have worked so hard with us over the last few days to get a quick and positive result. They know who they are.
Dear Monika and Christeen, Petar Lalovic film is outdated for the news. TA JADNA STVORENJA /THESE POOR CREATURES/ is from 2003. In that moment Belgrade had the largest stray dog population in Europe, even Romania had less!
Concerning different petitions STOP HANGING STRAY DOGS IN SERBIA:
This happened on March 13, 2010. The police immediately found the perpetrators. Two boys - seventeen and fifteen years old. There is no "Spring cleaning of stray dogs"!
Somebody found on the internet this old news and made 3 petitions.
Still, I wish that all animals in the world live in peace and safety!
Signed, noted and shared both petitions! Thanks Michelle
Protest letter from Anneke sent via email:
Severe Horse Abuse, Milavac, Serbia
PLEASE SIGN! SERBIA: Stop Hanging of Stray Dogs! - ForceChange
Michelle - 39 seconds ago - forcechange.com
Carmen - 1 day ago - bit.ly
Thank you very much dear Jeanie!! I'll forward to Christeen
Translated using Google + Croatian/English Dictionaries (Dict.cc/EUdict):
These poor creatures
Peter Lalovic, director of documentary films about wildlife, and simply the best so far, wants to make a documentary about dogs from all over the world, he recorded two years and more, plus hours and hours in film, all of which have been committed work in vain, nothing would be charged and the film was supposed to be shown for free in schools and all those who wanted to watch it, then authorities thought it was not suitable as it does not suit them even today and the film had only one screening and its projection was closed. Only a random part of it (around 70% of it) was saved and this is it. The truth is almost always a lot of pain, but it is serves to instruct others.
Hope I've signed everything. Still checking to be sure.
This Youtube text needs to be translated for the news:
Petar Lalovic je reziser filmova dokumentarnih o divljim zivotinjama nas jedini i najbolji do sada. zeleo je da napravi dokumentarac o psima ali sa svih strana, snimao je dve godine i vise sate i sate, svi koji su angazovani su radili dzabe , niko nista nije naplatio i film je trebalo besplatno da se prikazuje skolama i svima koji zele, onda vlastima to nije odgovaralo kao sto im ne odgovara ni danas i film je doziveo samo jednu i to zastvorenu projekciju. slucajno je sacuvano samo deo negde 70 posto i to je ovo. Istina skoro uvek jako boli ali poucno je
This post was modified from its original form on 12 Jan, 5:31
We can't do it without a translation of the video context - a short description in english is necessary. Desanka can you help?
Just tell me how and I'll be happy to do it.
This is a GOOD IDEA Christeen! It should be posted in the news
I would like to see this story posted under the news. What do you think?
Peter Lalovic, famous director of documentary movies about wildlife, was making this documentary about Serbian homeless dogs for 2 years. Serbian authorities did not like it and the film had only one screening. The life of strays in Serbia is unchanged.
Every time when I feed them, I see in their dark unblinking eyes love and hope, fear and betrayal. This make me so sad.
Yes Monika and Desanka - the petition authors have never replied when I contacted them. I often wonder if some of them reach the targets at all especially when we receive no further info at all.
Hope I've found everything and signed in the right places. This sort of Thing just makes me very sick and shatters any last verstiges of hope I had in humanity.
Thank you for the new informations Desanka!
Petitions with a "wrong" or "no target" are indeed a problem...I am sure the authors want to do some good and help but they should first check the right targets before to open a petition. It happened to me too, that requests to petition authors stayed unreplied... the last one was when I supported a petition for a chained dog in the States that need to be freed immediately. I asked for more informations but never got a reply on it or any update. I guess meanwhile the dog died on its chain.
Going through all. I think I am good but, will check anyways
PRESSED CHARGES AGAINST THE OWNERS OF THE SHELTER WHO KILLED 43 DOGS!
Brankica Crosetti said that she had no other choice than to euthanize the dogs because she had not enough money to provide them the basic conditions for life.
By the Criminal Law, Brankice Crosetti can get up to one year in prison.
Already signed both petitions, thanks Monika!
Unfortunately, the petition Stop the passive killing of strays in Belgrade! Back to the CNR-programme! has the wrong target (old city government) and other petition Demand justice for hanging of stray dogs in Serbia does not have real target.The photo is from 2010.
In this moment, the worst things are happening in public shelter in Serbian city Leskovac:
The worker, who was no longer able to look the conditions in which dogs live, shared this story with the media, and after she was fired. This shelter does not have food, water and electricity. Workers are using a flashlight to see the dogs in cramped cages. It's up to the mayor now ...
Serbia is a sad country to live, both for people and animals, and we go further into the abyss. New Serbian government (ex Slobodan Milosevic party!!!) are the hypocrites who care only for money.
What a touching story...thanks for sharing dear Desanka
'Demand Justice for Hanging of Stray Dogs in Serbia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Thank you for story.
Already did these. Thanks for sharing.
The unfortunate dog adopted by a boy who until recently lived in poverty
The boy Janos and his dad were lived in inhumane conditions - in the house where at any moment could fall down the roof and in which were many rats. Through the media about their situation heard the whole Serbia and money was collected to build them a new home.
At the same time, thanks to the media also, was saved ten-month-old stray dog to whom someone put a sewer pipe at the neck. For him was looking the whole city! After the dog was finally captured, the wounds of a sewer pipe has been repaired.
Little Janos and his dad has heard that the dog now is in the city pound. Since the fortune smiled at them and now have safe home, they thought it is their turn to help this unfortunate creature!
Janos: I'm very happy, I'll call him Zuca or Bole!
Their first dog Zuca killed the neighbors with a shovel, which, of course, was not convicted for animal cruelty!
The boy has never forgotten his beloved pet, at least not until today. Now they live in another area, away from people who hate animals.
Sorry for bad Google translate
Signed. Fireworks seem to be on the increase. Every occasion seems to be an excuse in UK for having a firework display. Why they have to have the loud banging noise ones is a mystery - they are the most disturbing for the animals.
Ime i prezime - Name and surname
Datum rodjenja - Date of birth
Grad - City
Already did a lot of these. Thanks for sharing.
Animal welfare advocates for BiH, Sanela Kotoric Etterle, shared these photos.
"Look! With your help of donations, the animals in the shelter Gladno polje now have doghouses with a hay to keep them warm. No more cold floors!"
Sweet Max was taken away from the street. His story touched hearts of many people from BiH, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, even Denmark, Germany and Norway, who want to give this doggie forever home and loooots of LOVE!
My dear Monika
Officially, the kill-law is not approved. Still the House of people needs to approve changes of the Animal Welfare Law. But I'm afraid of the worst, only few hundred people came to the protest in Sarajevo.
"Even if the law goes through, there is much we can do: all shelters need to be closely monitored to try to ensure that any ‘euthanisation’ as required by these proposed amendments is humane and that all other aspects of the Animal Welfare Law are implemented."
Most people in BiH are very poor, the activists doesn't have money for any campaign, to print posters or to pay air time on TV.
The activists from BiH desperately need support to continue to campaign.
On our sister site, Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia, you can set up a monthly donation via PayPal, or if you want to make a one-off donation, please go to your PayPal account (or set one up, it’s very easy) and send the money to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.
Or there is a YouCaring fundraiser especially for this: https://www.youcaring.com/kill-law
Bosnia and Herzegovina | ANTI KILL-LAW FIGHT: "IT'S NOT OVER" PROTEST MARCH
Desanka - 5 hours ago - inmemoryofvucko.org
Already did a lot of these. Thanks for sharing.
I was reading in a german newsletter that the law was apporoved - is it true Desanka??
'New Petition | BOSNIA!!! DO NOT ACCEPT THE KILL LAW | Please Sign!
Thank you Monika, petitions signed.
Concerning last petition
Kelly Rogers took one part of my protest letter but she did not carefully read the text. The House of Representatives adopted amendments to the Animal Welfare Law. Now we are waiting for the final voting of the House of People.
Target must be: the House of People of BIH
Please take all actions from my blog!
All actions completed.
URGENT! Face Book Likes Needed Against Killing in Bosnia! - Will Be Shown on TV! Please Like!
Marie - 7 hours ago - m.facebook.com
'Say No to new law in Bosnia and Herzegowina that allows to kill stay dogs
Already did these. Thanks for sharing.
Please sign new petition
PETICIJA: STOP UBIJANJU NAPUŠTENIH PASA!
PETITION: STOP KILLING OF STRAY DOGS!
After the House of Representatives did not come to an agreement, deputies adopted a draft law on amendments to the Law on the protection and well-being of animals, proposed by deputy Nermina Zaimovic-Uzunovic, and which, among other things, provides for the possibility of euthanizing stray dogs if within 15 days of stay in a shelter they are not adopted, reported Fena.
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” - Mark Twain.
"The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs" - Lamartine
GIVE A VOICE TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE IT. FOR OUR BEST FRIENDS!!!
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Potvrdite Vaš potpis na peticiji PETICIJA: STOP UBIJANJU NAPUŠTENIH PASA!
Petitions signed. Thanks for sharing.
Signed! Thanks Desanka
Marie - 5 hours ago - m.youtube.com
Both done. Every day there is some reminder of what crimes humans are committing against dogs - there are no more words left to describe these people and they are everywhere.
Petitionstop violence and ilegal killing on dogs in hresa, sarajevo. dogs need urgent help
I saw how they liquidate the dogs in Hresa. I filed the charges but there are still killing dogs.
HELP THESE POOR DOGS, GIVE THEM YOUR VOICE. WE NEED 1000 SIGNATURES TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING FOR THIS UNFORTUNATE ANIMALS. PLEASE HELP, AND THANK YOU!
NEWS From Save the Hresa Dogs
"Gladno Polje shelter, one of the 'public' shelters in Sarajevo. Very very poor conditions especially now in winter. We've sent some food and straw donations but more is always needed. If you can help - donations to email@example.com - mark for Gladno Polje?
Signed and shared new AVAAZ petition, thank you dear Monika!
Already did a lot of these. Thanks for sharing.
Signed! Thanks Desanka
New petition: Stop the mass extermination of cats in Macedonia!
Macedonian authorities handle the stray animal issue only by eliminating them!
Please check did you sign this petitions:
Bosnia - STOP Killing Dogs!
How do these pieces of sh... live with themselves. done
Poor poor dog - how utterly barbaric - who took the video - could they not help this golden retriever (who are such gentle dog)s and other poor dogs as well. It is time for this to come to an end and the only way we are going to get it done is to go in as a team and beat these wicked abominations that call themselves human to death! We need to get rid of them once and for all now. I didn't look at the picture, my heart was already broken when I read the clip!
Communal police and firefighters from Nis rescued a kitten trapped for two days in the gutter of the building
Already signed all these. Thanks for sharing.
Signed. Thank you Desanka
AFTER TWO ROUNDS OF VOTING, BIH PARLIAMENT SENT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF THE ANIMAL PROTECTION LAW TO PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLY FOR SUBSEQUENT ADJUSTMENTS!
TRANSLATION from BiH newspapers:
This proposal has caused a storm among animal welfare associations, and how important this is indicates the fact that at Parliament meeting attended personally British Ambassador in BiH, Nigel Casey, who brought Dogs Trust in BiH to help.
The members of the BiH Parliament received 800 individual letters about new amendments to the Animal Protection Law.
Dusanka Majkic: "It never happened such big campaign and do not be mistaken, this is not just about the love of dogs, this comes to money."
Sasa Magazinovic, from Serbian DP: I support the proposed changes and I want to warn you, this is lobbying and hypocrisy to defend the indefensible.
Nermina Zaimovic-Uzunovic, who proposed this amendments, as a reason for passing new law stated benefit of the children and citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and pointed out that new Animal Protection Law in no different from the laws of other European countries.
Emil Kabil: The law that we have is very humane and good but is not implemented because it requires money. Local communities have no money and that why we have many abandoned animals in the cities. Proposed amendments of the Animal Protection Law are the infantile way to solve this problem and attempt to legalize the killing of animals. No responsible vet will practice this and make it work. With these changes you want to solve the problem on usual Bosnian way: put them in the truck, drive out of the city and kill.
From PRESS RELEASE of Veterinary University in Sarajevo, which has good international reputation: Regarding euthanasia as a way to control dog population in cities of BiH, Veterinary University from Sarajevo is guided only by the parameters of the profession. THIS INSTITUTION WILL NEVER SUPPORT THE EUTHANASIA OF HEALTHY ANIMALS.
Just to mention, the price of euthanasia is 150 KM (77 Euro). On the other hand, the cost of sterilization is 90 KM (46 Euro).
Please share!!!DOGS TRUST CAMPAIGN: STOP EUTHANASIA OF STRAY ANIMALS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA!
Dogs Trust and the British ambassador in BiH, Nigel Casey, are the last hope for Bosnian homeless animals.
I will never understand how the authorities are not falling over themselves to remove such obviously dangerous people from society.
This horrible act of cruelty happened in Croatia
'Killing a Pregnant Mare, Eviscerating Her and Jumping of the Dead (Unborn ) Colt - Please Sign!
Up to date
Marie - 3 hours ago - e-activist.com
Dear Desanka, Foxi's fate makes me very sad....I wish we could save the all...
ACT NOW --STOP Butchering Dogs in Serbia!! --PLEASE SIGN!!
Tudor - 9 hours ago - yousign.org
This is my stray friend Foxy from Zabran, Serbia. First, someone shot her in the leg but she recovered and remained gentle. Then someone accused her of being dangerous, so she ended up in dogcatcher's hands. Foxy has found joy in each new day, she was a happy doggie with lovely personality. The only thing that she did wrong was that she trust all people.
Signed all petitions!
Desanka, did she get enough donations to travel?
STOP Bosnia's Dog Slaughter Law! SIGN THE PETITION
Tudor - 11 hours ago - yousign.org
I was in Italy last week, away from computer but I was hoping for the good news! It's sad that are adopted amendments on the Animal welfare Law in BiH to euthanize all stray animals after 15 days in shelters. However, this is only the beginning of the process of changing the existing Animal welfare Law, because both Parliament Houses must adopt this proposal.
Regarding Serbia, in this Balkan country the killing, hatred and ignorance continue.
Thank you dear Monika, signed all and shared... I don't know WHY THESE WORLD PREFER DEATH TO LIFE?
Please sign and share the urgent petition I posted below. Thanks
Checked and all actions have been taken.
Warning! Graphic Images on the site
Massacre of Stray Dogs in Kalinovik, Bosnia
This is what will happen to all the strays if the vote on Thursday to change the animal welfare law goes ahead! http://inmemoryofvucko.org/2013/10/21/massacre-of-stray-dogs-in-kalinovik-bosnia/
Direct link to petitions:
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITIONS!
Please see if you have signed these petitions already. Thanks
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Urgent! Sign! Petition | BOSNIA: DO NOT IMPLEMENT STRAY ANIMAL KILL LAW! | Change.Org
Michelle - 3 days ago - change.org
"The children from nearby houses were regularly feeding this abandoned puppies, but on last Sunday came two boys who were tortured and killed them in a monstrous way. This took place in front of a group 15 children, who looked startled but because of fear they didn't do nothing.
Milica Rankovic, president of the Animal welfare organization "Phoenix" says that children who are able in this way to kill animals has serious psychological problems.
- These are the little psychopaths. Parents should be punished and the children sent to psychiatrist. I hope that the police will react properly and this time animal cruelty will not be tolerated.
One of the two killers of puppies in the neighborhood is already known for vandalism. The parents of the child were warned to pay attention to his behavior. - His mother told to the neighbors: "Just try to file a police report, I drink coffee with all police officers in Resnik."
Police went to the scene and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The horrible squishing sounds of the puppies can hear the whole Resnik. Their call for help was not the only thing that was alarming, but also the fire on which the boys burned this babies ... but none one of adults came out to help them. I will go.
These are very common cases in Serbia, unfortunately Serbian authorities are doing nothing!!!! People report to the police animal cruelty, and all cases remains unsolved.
Finally some good news Desanka!!! thanks for posting!
Demand Action Is Taken Against Children Who Tortured and Murdered Nine Puppies ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Cher - 45 minutes ago - secure.avaaz.org
October 11, 2013
"Today we spoke with Aleksandar, the boy who rented the house in which is ORPAK now, and he has BEAUTIFUL NEWS for us. His sister-in-law contacted company "Jastrebac" and explained the situation to the director about ORPAK. They agreed that WE DON'T HAVE TO MOVE.
At the handover of the house will be present the president and vice president of ORPAK and they will sign a contract with company "Jastrebac" to confirm that we can stay in our today home, hopefully until we go to our own home-shelter!
FROM THE HEART AND SOULFULLY, WE THANK ALEKSANDAR AND HIS SISTER FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE, SO OUR FURRY FRIENDS ARE SAFE THIS WINTER!
SINCERELY, THANK YOU FROM THE HEART!!"
ORPAK & FURRY FRIENDS
All signed,very upsetting though,poor dogs.
All noted, forwarded, emails sent and petitions signed. Thank you Ladies.
All petitions signed! Thanks Desanka
'BOSNIA GOVERNMENT: DEMAND INVESTIGATION OF BRUTAL TERRORIST ACT OF ANIMAL CRUELTY
Ena - 10 hours ago - change.org
The situation with abandoned animals in Velika Gorica Croatia) is critical. There is only one shelter that is funded through donations, which is because the large number of abandoned animals, simply unsustainable. Please take steps so Velika Gorica will get NO KILL shelter (shelter where the animals are not killed after 60 days).
The Animal Protection Act states that the animal can be killed after 60 days.
In Croatia, unfortunately there are only 5 NO KILL shelter, which is sad statistics regarding the number of shelters in Croatia.
We, animal rights organization "Udruga za prava Å¾ivotinja", and a group of concerned citizens, ask you to take the time and finances to help that town Velika Gorica get shelter that will not kill animals.
Serbian animal welfare organization ORPAK, from city Krusevac, is in a very difficult situation. The owner of the house, in which they had a small shelter for animals, kicked them out. They beg people to adopt and Serbian animal shelters to help and foster their animals.
ON 20 OCTOBER 30 CATS AND DOGS (MOSTLY BABIES!) WILL BE ON THE STREET, TO FREEZE AND STARVE. No one wants to help them.
If you can help with a small donation, or to SHARE this appeal!!!
Justice for 2 stray dogs used as bait!!!
Daniel is 16 year-old boy from Serbia. In 2011, he posted on his FB page video in which he kicks one kitten.
To people who condemned him for animal cruelty he left threatening comments, that he is going to slaughter them as he slaughtered dogs.
But after the Police filed a criminal charge against Daniel, for killing and torturing animals and for incitement of national, racial or religious hatred, he told: "I did not train my dogs to be bloodthirsty. I'm so scared!" and "I feel like I've killed someone, I'm afraid that somebody will kill me now".
Thank you Desanka signed the new ones
Done, thank you Desanka.
Signed and submitted.
Thank you for the posting, Desanka.
From Bosnian newspapers - brief translation
Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina organized 03.10. 2013 the public hearing about the Animals Welfare Law and the proposed possibility to euthanize homeless animals after 15 days in shelters.
All participants agreed that the Law, passed 2009, is good but they were doubtful about its implementation. On this public hearing was many representatives of government, commerce and veterinary colleges and NGO organizations - and divided opinions and discussion about the changes of the Law.
Possibility to euthanize stray animals caused the big storm. This proposal opposed by a large number of non-governmental humanitarian organizations, sponsored by foreign donors.
"I think, any law that is being discussed in BiH Parliament has not caused the attention of the international community as this one, especially of international welfare organizations that pressure us not to change the Law" - said Nermina Zaimovic- Uzunovic - who proposed the euthanasia of animals in shelters. She added that "for her the life of one child is more important than all the dogs".
"Bull fighting are strictly prohibited by our Law, but we witnesses that tens thousands of people gather to watch this fights, it's a tradition in BiH and should be legalized because it is not bloodthirsty fight like in Spain" - said also Nermina Zaimovic-Uzunovic.
In the last days BiH Parliament was covered up with protest emails of various organizations, and people, especially from Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, England, France and Italy, who are very concerned about the fate of Bosnian stray dogs.
The people from profession believes that such a law threatened the basic rights of animals.
THERE WAS NO CONCLUSION. ALL ABOVE WAS PROVIDED AS A RECORD. VOTING ON PROPOSED CHANGES OF THE ANIMAL WELFARE LAW MOST LIKELY WILL BE ON 23/10/2013.
All signed , thanks
All up to date.
All signed, great thanks
Send a protest email to the Croatian government at www.silentoceans.com
All signed, most already signed. Thank you Desanka and Marina.
All Petitions and Letter sent in support of saving homeless animals in Macedonia. Thank you Desanka x
URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE HOMELESS ANIMALS IN MACEDONIA | Petitions and Sample Letter
MACEDONIA | URGENTLY STOP THE CAPTURE OF STRAY DOGS IN THE MUNICIPALITY AERODROM | Please Sign!!!
WE NEED AT LEAST 500 SIGNATURES because the Vardariste Dog Pound recieved a petition with 400 signatures to start the capture of dogs from the municipality. Contact the Mayor of the Municipality of Aerodrom and ask him to STOP these inhumane actions.
All up to date here!
Up to date.
Thanks for sharing my news Monika!
Warning! Very graphic images on the site
Bosnia and Herzegovina | THE DOG SHELTER IN BIHAC - WELCOME TO HELL! Please Sign the Petition
Desanka - 10 hours ago - occupyforanimals.wix.com
Already Signed. Thank you Desanka x
This facility saved over 1000 dogs, and was no other choice because the policy of the state and city Subotica was, as now, to kill, just to kill. Irresponsible people who didn't want to solve the problem of abandoned animals humanely - sterilization and responsible ownership - were never punish. We are aware, in this facility are not excellent conditions but in which Serbian shelters are. We also know that shelter ALEX is one of the few in Serbia that has humane conditions, and in the time when was established was the only one. In last two years a large number of animals were sterilized and many lost pets returned to their owners thanks to shelter ALEX, they show us the right path and will to work.
Serbia: 27/8/2013 – Serbian Campaigners Write to Ministry of Agriculture Asking for Proof of ALL Serbian Rabies Outbreaks – and Where Has All the EU Provided Money for the Eradication of Rabies Throughout Serbia Actually Gone ?
SPCA International SHOCKING CRUELTY UNCOVERED AT ANIMAL SHELTER IN SERBIA
Desanka - 9 hours ago - spcai.org
Thank you Desanka.
Thank you for the update. I sent the emails but forgot to say so here.
MESSAGE FROM EPAR - TRANSLATION:
"Here, it seems corruption continues. IT SEEMS THAT SOME POWERFUL PERSON DECIDED TO BUY OLD FACTORY BUILDING AND TO BUILD A HOTEL THERE, SO IT'S ORDERED RABIES TO REMOVE DOGS AND CATS.
It's always about the money, when corrupt people are doing something they pay to be done on their way, they do not care for laws. Therefore, we still have irresponsible animal owners, animal fights, trade with protected species, deforestation, illegal killing and exportation of dogs and cats. All this is allowed by unscrupulous inspectors, so after we have unimplemented laws in which they swear.
It is shameful."
HEADLINES AND NEWS
THE MUNICIPALITY OBRENOVAC OFFICIAL STATEMENT: "THERE ARE NO HUNTERS IN THE TOWN WHO ARE KILLING DOGS" - July 18 2013
Zoohigijena and Belgrade Veterinary service work to solve this problem. All dogs and cats suspected to be infected with rabies will be taken to the quarantine for observation. No need to create panic, there are no hunters in the town who are killing dogs. Currently over 50% dogs are vaccinated, and by the end of the action we expect that about 90% of animals will be vaccinated in contaminated area.
RABIES DECLARED FOR GOOD PROFIT, July 17 2013
The Ministry of Agriculture has ordered in Obrenovac the killing of dogs and cats without owner for alleged rabies!
OBRENOVAC - ORDERED THE SLAUGHTER OF ALL UNMARKED AND UNVACCINATED DOGS AND CATS. Although the EU for years give millions Euros for vaccination against rabies, Serbian Ministry of Agriculture declared area of Zabrezje in Obrenovac infected by the deadly disease rabies - which raises the question how this is possible despite all control measures.
In the infected area is ordered: the killing of all dogs and cats without owner and the prohibition of slaughter and sale of meat products. Danica Drobac, president of the EUROPEAN INITIATIVE 17, says that RABIES IN OBRENOVAC IS SUSPICIOUS, IT IS FALSE, MONEY FOR VACCINATION IS MISSPENT.
PROTEST IN OBRENOVAC, July 17. 2013
Animal lovers from Obrenovac organized 17th July the protest in front of the municipality office, to prevent mass killing of healthy stray animals, with the pretext of rabies.
If the rabies is declared 10 July, how the next day could be hold traditional fair there, with dozens of slaughtered animals on a skewer - said Danica Drobac.
According to the organizers, RABIES" WAS USED FOR YEARS AS EXCUSE, EVERY TIME WHEN THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO GET RID OF STRAY DOGS.
We demand systematic solution and to build animal shelter in Obrenovac, whose main task will be sterilization and postoperative recovery of stray dogs. Only in this way we can solve the problem permanently - organizers of protest said.
RABIES EPIDEMIC IN OBRENOVAC, MASS KILLING OF DOGS IN THE CITY?
BELGRADE VETERINARY SERVICE STATEMENT: Information about deliberately proclamation of rabies to remove and kill dogs, also the photos of dead dogs which some media released, are false and are aimed to cause panic and discontent, which in this particular situation is inappropriate, because rabies is a dangerous disease and is necessary to act responsibly.
These are my stray friends from Obrenovac. In the area where they live Serbian Ministry of Agriculture has been proclaims rabies (before any evidence was presented to the public!) and ordered to kill all stray dogs and cats. Also, foxes and other wild animals.
According to Dr. Dusan Lalosevic, director of the "Louis Pasteur" institute, there is no epidemic of rabies in Serbia for last 30 years!
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Ministarstvo poljoprivrede, sumarsta i vodoprivrede Srbije donelo je resenje br. 323-02-5571/2013-05 od 10.07.2013. godine kojim podrucje mesta Zabrezje, u opstini Obrenovac i u lovistu "Posavina", proglasava ZARAZENIM OD ZARAZNE BOLESTI BESNILA.
Podrucje od najmanje 10 kilometara od zarista proglasava se ugrozenim od zarazne bolesti besnila. Prema odluci Ministarstvo poljoprivrede Srbije bice ubijeni svi neobelezeni i nevakcinisani psi i macke bez vlasnika i bice pojacan odstrel lisica i drugih divljih zivotinja koje zive na tom podrucju.
Molimo nadlezne da JAVNO PRUZE NA UVID DOKAZE O BESNILU! Na ovaj nacin se ne moze legalizovati ubijanje zivotinja bez vlasnika, umesto da se one adekvatno zbrinu.
Ovaj problem mora da se resi u skladu sa zakonom. Zivotinje bez vlasnika, kao i divlje zivotinje, ne smeju se lisavati zivota dok se ne uradi tacna analiza i utvrdi pravo cinjenicno stanje.
Molimo nadlezne da hitno reaguju! Ne širite strah, paniku i mrznju prema zivotinjama.
your name and country
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Serbia adopted the legislation No. 323-02-5571/2013-05 from 10/07/2013 that the area of Zabrezje in Obrenovac, and in hunting ground "Posavina", PROCLAIMS INFECTED WITH CONTAGIOUS ANIMAL DISEASE RABIES.
Area of at least 10 km declared to be in danger of infectious disease rabies. According to the decision of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, all unmarked and unvaccinated stray dogs and cats will be killed and will be increased hunting of foxes and other wild animals who are living in this area.
We ask Serbian authorities to PROVIDE THE EVIDENCE ABOUT RABIES PUBLICLY! With this method you cannot legalizing the killing of all stray animals, instead to take care of them.
Our request is that you in accordance with the law solve this problem! Stray animal, as well as wild animals, should not be killed before the accurate analysis is done and determine the facts.
Please respond urgently! Do not spread fear and panic, and hatred towards animals.
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If you LIKE FB page Zivotinje.rs you will donate one free meal for animals in Serbian shelters!
My dream would be to deliver punishment on every abuser like this so they could never do it again. It is the only solution. You cannot educate cruelty out of a person.Every day dogs are suffering brutality at the hands of monsters. A dog may be 'man's best friend' but humans are certainly not friends of dogs.
Signed one I missed. I am now caught up. Thanks everyone!!
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All actions taken.
ALL SIGNED 20/6,THANK YOU
Michelle - 6 hours ago - change.org
VERY URGENT!!! SERBIA: Do The Republic Veterinary Inspectors Know the Law? / PROTEST LETTER!
Desanka - 28 minutes ago - serbiananimalsvoice.com
All Signed and up to date here! Thanks Jan x
Desanka - 13 hours ago - change.org
All signed. Thank you Desanka for posting these here.
All signed!! Thanks to all who care.
SERBIA: IMMEDIATE URGENT ACTION REQUIRED TO SAVE SHELTER ALEX AND OVER 600 DOGS
Desanka - 8 hours ago - serbiananimalsvoice.com
SERBIA: Azil Alex Shelter - An Insight and Request for Help / Donations to Feed The Dogs. PLEASE HELP!!!
Desanka - 22 minutes ago - serbiananimalsvoice.com
If anyone knows any other way to help please share the information. I posted this to show that there are some caring people in Serbia.
Up to date! Thank you Anneke.
emails sent. Thank you
I have signed all I missed. I am also sending out the letters. We must stop this torture.
All noted, signed and emails sent. Thank you Ladies.
Signed all , so sad
DIRECT PETITION LINK
THE DARK AGE FOR SERBIAN ANIMALS? /PETITIONS & SAMPLE LETTER
On 17th April 2013 Serbia may try to take away the rights to animals given 2009 by the Animal welfare law, and to change NO KILL to KILL policy. DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN!
Taking action now
Noted and signed current Desanka and Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 13/3
In the recent time, there is nothing in news about killing stray dogs but I sent this letter to animal welfare organization EPAR-OIPA SRBIJA. Slavica, the president of EPAR, wrote:
Dogcatchers throughout Serbia are still working on the same system - illegal - and will work so long as Serbian government, in all Serbian cities, does not make the Law and control programs to reduce the population of stray dogs and cats. The Serbian Animal Welfare Law prohibits killing of animals, but city governments will work illegally so long as is possible, and is tolerating by the Ministry of Agriculture and Veterinary Inspection Department.
Until this is resolved globally in Serbia, it will not be possible to solve it either locally. Those who do not work according to the Law, do a criminal act in order to obtain self and / or others, material wealth. So, in this area we are dealing with corruption from top to bottom of the pyramid, which prevents the correct implementation of the judicial power.
Legislative authority is created good Animal Welfare Law in Serbia (for pets we have the best in the world, because nowhere else is banned killing painlessly unwanted pet - in Serbia is prohibited. Other animals, unfortunately, are not happy like pets).
How long will continue the killing of stray animals and unwanted pets in Serbia, whether this are doing individuals or public service "Zoohigijena", depends on our knowledge, wisdom and determination to fight against corruption in this area of public life in Serbia.
It all corruption and greed of individuals in the executive power, from top to bottom of the pyramid.
Letter sent, thanks dear Anneke.
I want to express my deepest indignation for the recent campaign, launched by the government of Belgrade, against stray dogs.
I know that in Pozega there is a terrible city pound called “Nas Dom”, which lodges strays from eight municipalities, where dogs are being killed every 7-10 days.
I ask the Serbian Government to respect the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals, ratified on July 2011, in which clearly is stated that Stray animals are abandonned Pets; to stop immediately and definitely the mass killing of stray's and to launch programs of catch-neuter-return in all of Serbia!
Show the world that Serbia is respectful, civilized, ethical and humane towards animals!
Serbian Animals Voice posted my letter today
Thanks for publishing the reply from EU. Seemingly they will do nothing as expected. No wonder these countries are getting away with murder in the streets. I still think it is the right thing to do to bombard the EU because it is in their hands to pass legislation that will make these countries toe the line.
QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER TO THE EU COMMISSION ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF STRAY ANIMALS IN BIH
Bosnia and Herzegovina has aspirations to join the EU, but will have to align its legislation with EU standards before it can be permitted to join.
I have recently been informed of the appalling treatment of stray animals in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Some recent examples include the inhumane way that dogs have been treated and disposed of at the Hresa and Banja Luka shelters. Such shelters are allegedly used to misappropriate public money, which may include financial aid provided by the EU to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Whilst there is no EU legislation on the treatment of stray dogs, Article 13 TFEU does require Member States fully to respect the welfare requirements of animals.
1. Has Bosnia and Herzegovina begun to align its legislation with EU legislation on this matter in line with the Interim Agreement?
2. Will the Commission be carrying out an investigation into state shelters and animal abuse in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
ANSWER GIVEN BY MR FÜLE ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSION
4 February 2013
The EU legislation on animal welfare covers currently a large field, from animal welfare in farms, zoos and laboratory-testing of animals to movement and transport of pets. The welfare of (stray) dogs and cats does not fall under the EU's competence but within the remit of Member States' administrations.
The Commission has actively supported the work performed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to develop guidelines for the control of stray dog populations, recognising the importance of controlling them without causing unnecessary animal suffering while minimising public health and safety risks. However, it is up to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as full member of the OIE, to consider how it might most appropriately use these international guidelines in its national context.
The alignment of national welfare legislation with EC law is a prerequisite for EU membership, with the objective of full application of EU legislation upon the country's accession to the EU. In the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina, although there is legislation in place (Law on Animal Welfare), this is not fully implemented.
The Commission monitors regularly the enforcement of EU legislation on animal welfare through inspection services, spot audits and technical trainings. Technical assistance is available and offered to candidate countries both for the transposition and the implementation of EU legislation. However, for the time being no particular investigation into state shelters of Bosnia and Herzegovina is planned to take place.
Petitions signed, thanks Monika!
signed with disgust.
I was shocked and disgusted to hear about the dog murdered and skinned alive in Borca (Belgrade). Serbia desperately needs an Animal police, but I am afraid that our government doesn't care enough to do anything about it. All the monsters that kill and abuse animals in my country should be put in prisons for life.
Petition | To Stop the Killing of Dogs By Hunters in Radica Potoku | Change.Org
Gabriela- 54 minutes ago - change.org
TY. Up to date all action taken
Signed with tears in my eyes . So sad . Thanks
Cruel beyond belief
BIG THANK YOU Monika!!! I posted this news with translation of the article
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE IN SERBIA! HORRENDOUS CRIME - TAKE ACTION!!!
NGO European Initiative 17 posted on its Facebook profile photo of brutally murdered dog, whose skin was complete removed from his body. DOES ANYONE CARE???
Danica Drobac, president of the NGO European Initiative 17, said there is no more information about this brutal murder. She hopes that whoever did this will soon be caught.
"I cannot believe something like this happened in Belgrade in year 2013! After I received this photo, I did not sleep all night" - she said.
Jasmina Golubovic i Vladan Ilic, who found the dog, informed the police about this case of animal cruelty. Until this moment, no one came to the place where was discovered dog's corpse.
By the Serbian Animal Welfare Low, the police is obligated to deliver animal's body to the public animal service Zoohigijena to do an autopsy and reveal under what circumstances the unfortunate animal was killed.
Belgrade, Serbia: stop the mass killing of strays; apply the catch, neuter and return rule! Last name, first, town, skip, email, sign
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All signed - the horror of this is beyond words.
I've signed all these, Monika, but wish I could do more.
Original Message from Desanka
CATASTROPHIC NEWS REGARDING THE STRAY DOGS IN BiH: HORROR SHELTER IS OPEN AGAIN, ANIMALS WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER WAITING TO BE KILLED WITH AXES & IRON BARS
Ibrahim Hadzibajric, Mayor of Municipality Stari Grad in Sarajevo, have been paid Serbs from the Republic Srpska 10.000 euro to kill the dogs at Hresa pound - in the worst possible way, with axes, iron bars... PLEASE SIGN!
HERE ARE SOME MORE PETITIONS!!!
Noted and signed currenrt :-0 Thank-You to Everyone Involved :0 7/2
STOP ANOTHER DOGS MASSACRE IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA!
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Millions of people around the world are horrified with constant reports of unbelievable animal cruelty in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many international animal welfare organizations cite BiH as the country with the most instances of animal cruelty and suffering. One such issue has been reported widely - images from the "shelter" HRESA show starving dogs and dog corpses left amongst living dogs.
I have been reading with consternation the news that Serbs from the Republic Srpska have been paid 10.000 euro to kill the dogs at Hresa pound - in the worst possible way, with axes, iron bars...
Last year the Hresa pound was closed, due to a number of irregularities discovered in his functioning and documented animal abuse. 52 dogs were killed there in one night. Dead bodies left amongst living, dogs with open wounds... Apparently, at Hresa use very BARBARIC methods to euthanize dogs!
NOW HRESA IT IS OPEN AGAIN!!!!
After re-opening, Ibrahim Hadzibajric, Mayor of Municipality Stari Grad in Sarajevo, has stated he has signed an agreement with the Hresa Municipality to send dogs from Stari Grad to the Hresa "shelter". Hresa Municipality is in an area of Bosnia which allows euthanasia of dogs after 30 days, where as it is illegal to do this in Stari Grad Municipality in Sarajevo.
Activists who recently visited pound Hresa, find 20 SUFFERING DOGS on wet concrete floor, with frozen water and moldy bread. They were NOT ALLOWED to feed the dogs! Five newborn pups have already died from the subzero temperatures and terrible conditions in the Hresa.
NEWS ARTICLES in Serbo-Croatian language (use Google translate to read)
I believe that countries who are seeking to acquire EU membership need to demonstrate certain standards of animal care! Please raise these issues with the European Commission and the European Parliament’s groups. It is imperative that the European Commission and the Parliament discusses the matter of animal welfare with their Bosnia and Herzegovina counterparts and urgently demands a full investigation into the public shelters and animal abuse cases.
I urge you to help ensure that the Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities implement internationally agreed-upon guiding principles on humane stray dog population control.
Take this issue seriously, because animals in BiH facing only sadness, misery and death.