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Petitions (2) for Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro and the Republic Srpska

2 years ago

This thread is getting really long. Can we divide it into separate parts? Michelle

URGENT! SIGN! Petition | Stop Brutal Killing of Dogs In Serbia! | Change.Org


Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Animal Welfare in Serbia, Stop Brutal Killing of Dogs In Serbia, Demand Serbian Animal Welfare Laws Be En, ACTION! )
Michelle - 93 days ago - change.org

From sources all over Serbia we are informed of the increased and arrogant work of city dog catchers. Dogs are captured & killed in the most brutal manner. Under Animal Welfare Law Serbia prohibits these killings but police are not enforcing the law. SIGN
2 years ago

 

ACTION! SIGN! Justice For Dogs Killed By Hunters in Bosnia-Herzegovina! / Change.Org
Animals  (tags: )
Michelle - 14 seconds ago - change.org

January 24: Animal activists found a dog massacre at the landfill site Perna in Bosanska Krupa. On January 19th hunters from the "Grmec hunting club" shot and killed all dogs living at the landfill. A total of 36 dogs were killed. We want justice!
2 years ago

From Anneke! Please protest!!

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http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/3709342 

Unbelievable cruelty in Bosnia and Herzegovina! Letter to send!

2 years ago

Done

Anonymous
2 years ago

Already did these. Thanks for sharing.

2 years ago

Signed.

2 years ago

Could this be a good omen? I hope so!

2 years ago

YES!!! Thanks for the update dear Desanka!!

GOOD NEWS!
2 years ago

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...

 

http://inmemoryofvucko.org/2013/12/30/one-step-forward-for-the-strays-of-bosnia-herzegovina/

2 years ago

All done

2 years ago

Signed.

2 years ago

Action taken ! Change org petition signed a while back. Thanks Desanka!

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I post this off topic petition here, too:

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Save the dogs in Slovakia
Few people witnessed this horror with their own eyes!
2 years ago

STOP THE KILLING OF STRAY DOGS IN INDJIJA, SERBIA

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)

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Ime / Name

Prezime / Surname

Grad / City

Drzava / Country (next to your signature will be only city, country is not important)  

Email

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Please confirm your signature when you receive this message!

"Potvrdite Vaš potpis na peticiji Zaustavimo ubijanje napustenih pasa u Indjiji"

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Stop the brutal catching and killing of dogs in Serbia

2 years ago

UPDATE: RESCUE ACTION FOR ABUSED HORSES FROM SERBIA| Letter to Send!

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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
uprava@va.os.sud.rs, regionalnava@gmail.com
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PETITION: THE HORSE ABUSE IN MILAVAC

2 years ago

Thank you!

2 years ago

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.


GOOD NEWS!!!
2 years ago

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.

 

2 years ago

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!

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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.

Serbia (12/03/10): Illegal ‘Spring Clean’ of Stray Dogs by Government and Authorities ? – Nis City – Dogs Hung From Trees Whilst Shinters Go Killing More Dogs in Other Cities and Towns ?

  

Still, I wish that all animals in the world live in peace and safety!

2 years ago

Signed, noted and shared both petitions! Thanks Michelle

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Protest letter from Anneke sent via email:

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Severe Horse Abuse, Milavac, Serbia

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Sample letter: 
Sir, Madam, To whom it concerns:
 
I write regarding the following video, which I am informed, was filmed in Milavac village, Serbia.
 
 
Please undertake full investigative action to ensure that all those involved in this abuse of animals are prosecuted under Article 269 of the Criminal Code of Serbia.
 
This type of animal abuse does not do your country any good regarding its global audience.
This is also not a good advertisement for Serbia and its wish to become a future member of the EU.
 
I may consider that is necessary to provide this video footage to the EU Parliament / Commission for their review.
 
You must act now to prevent this kind of event ever taking place again in the future.
 
Kind regards , sincerely:    
2 years ago

All done

2 years ago

 

PLEASE SIGN! SERBIA: Stop Hanging of Stray Dogs! - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Animal Abuse, Animal Abuse in Serbia, Serbia Hangs Dogs, Serbian Spring Cleaning Kills Dogs, Demand An End To Haning Stray Dogs in Se, URGENT ACTION! )
Michelle - 39 seconds ago - forcechange.com

During this "event" stray dogs are caught and hung from trees then left there to die. Children playing in the village who encountered the gruesome site reported to their parents they saw pups hanging who they had played with days earlier. Please help!
Stop the Hanging of Stray Dogs in Serbia! Take Action NOW!! Animals  (tags: dog hanged, dog hanging, suffering, cruelty )
Carmen - 1 day ago - bit.ly
Due to ineffective measures to control the spreading population, stray dogs were hung from trees until they die. Authorities eventually decided to outlaw such practices. However, this has not stopped various people from doing it again.
2 years ago
Stop Hanging of Stray Dogs

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Serbia will soon begin its annual “Spring Cleaning” where stray dogs are caught and hung from trees. We must stop this brutal and disgusting event and ensure the offenders are severely punished.

2 years ago

Thank you very much dear Jeanie!! I'll forward to Christeen

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

Hope I've signed everything. Still checking to be sure.

2 years ago

done

2 years ago
Milavac, V.M, to charge with criminal offense, Art. 269c-1, Criminal Code and: Animal Welfare Act, Article 7 Par.1 item, for severe abuse of Horses (translated from Bosnian)  Confirm please
2 years ago

This Youtube text needs to be translated for the news:

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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
2 years ago

We can't do it without a translation of the video context - a short description in english is necessary. Desanka can you help?

2 years ago

Just tell me how and I'll be happy to do it.

2 years ago

This is a GOOD IDEA Christeen! It should be posted in the news

2 years ago

I would like to see this story posted under the news. What do you think?

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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.

Animal killing
2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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.

Serbs have "fun" for Christmas
2 years ago
2 years ago

Going through all.  I think I am good but, will check anyways

NEWS from Croatia
2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

Already signed both petitions, thanks Monika!

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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:

200 DOGS EAT EACH OTHER BECAUSE THERE IS NO FOOD.

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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.

2 years ago

Signed both

2 years ago

Done.

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done

2 years ago
  Stop the 'passive' killing of Strays in Belgrado!
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First name
family name
city
country
email
Unterschreibe diese Petiton = SEND
2 years ago

done

2 years ago

What a touching story...thanks for sharing dear Desanka

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Demand Justice for Hanging of Stray Dogs in Serbia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, dogs, protection, suffering, killing )
Cher - 42 minutes ago - thepetitionsite.com

Stray dogs are being hung from trees in Serbia until they die. It has become illegal but there are no updates available. No one knows if, that despite the laws, that this has stopped. I want a call for Serbian Animal Welfare to come together,
2 years ago

Thank you for story.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Already did these. Thanks for sharing.

One touching story from Serbia
2 years ago

The unfortunate dog adopted by a boy who until recently lived in poverty

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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!

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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.

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Sorry for bad Google translate

2 years ago

Signed.

2 years ago

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.

Croatia
2 years ago

Ban fireworks in Croatia, each year from heart attacks die 5000 pets

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Ime i prezime - Name and surname

Datum rodjenja - Date of birth

Grad - City

E-mail address

Anonymous
3 years ago

Already did a lot of these. Thanks for sharing.

3 years ago

Thank you Desanka

3 years ago

Done.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA NEWS
3 years ago

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!"

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NEWS from Croatia
3 years ago

Croatian police have detained Brankica Crosetti, the owner of shelter where 44 dogs were found dead, suspecting her of poisoning the animals due to a lack of money for their care. "Yes, I euthanized them, one by one. It lasted seven hours", Crosetti said.
At least one happy ending story...
3 years ago

Bosnia and Herzegovina | MAKS STORY: THROWN OUT ON THE STREET, WHIMPERING FOR DAYS

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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!

3 years ago

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.

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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: donations@awabosnia.org.

Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page. 

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Or there is a YouCaring fundraiser especially for this:  https://www.youcaring.com/kill-law

3 years ago

Thanks.

Info
3 years ago

Bosnia and Herzegovina | ANTI KILL-LAW FIGHT: "IT'S NOT OVER" PROTEST MARCH
Animals  (tags: BiH, Europe, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, dogs, cats, crime, ethics, humans, killing, law, pets, protection, rescued, society, suffering, sadness, NEWS )
Desanka - 5 hours ago - inmemoryofvucko.org

December 15, 2013. The Association of Animal Welfare Organizations and activists (and their dogs!) from all over BiH organized protests against the kill-law. Some activists from Serbia and Croatia also joined the protest.
Anonymous
3 years ago

Already did a lot of these. Thanks for sharing.

3 years ago

done

3 years ago

I was reading in a german newsletter that the law was apporoved - is it true Desanka??

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New Petition | BOSNIA!!! DO NOT ACCEPT THE KILL LAW | Please Sign!


Animals  (tags: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe, the kill law, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, dogs, cats, cruelty, ethics, humans, killing, law, pets, protection, rescued, society, suffering, sadness, PETITION )
Desanka - 8 hours ago - change.org

This is URGENT! We have lost this round but legislation process is not over, therefore we must do everything to stop the kill law.
3 years ago

Done

3 years ago

Thanks everybody

3 years ago

Thank you Monika, petitions signed.

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Concerning last petition

Bosnia and Herzegovina: ANIMALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIFE!

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!

http://love-is-an-animal.blogspot.com/2013/12/bosnia-and-herzegovina-i-have-right-to.html

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

All actions completed.

3 years ago

URGENT! Face Book Likes Needed Against Killing in Bosnia! - Will Be Shown on TV! Please Like!
Animals  (tags: Killing, animals, Bosnia, face book likes, TV, help, save, animals )
Marie - 7 hours ago - m.facebook.com

Please like and share this page (it is against the kill law). It will be published on a Bosnian TV channel as evidence to show how many people are against the killing! So please like/share. We need to get as many likes as possible!
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Anonymous
3 years ago

Already did these. Thanks for sharing.

3 years ago

Done

3 years ago

Signed.

Latest news IN MEMORY OF VUCKO
3 years ago

Please sign new petition

PETICIJA: STOP UBIJANJU NAPUŠTENIH PASA!

Translation
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!!!

Ime/Name

Prezime/Surname

Grad/City

Drzava/Country 

Email

You must confirm your signature when you receive this message
Potvrdite Vaš potpis na peticiji PETICIJA: STOP UBIJANJU NAPUŠTENIH PASA!
Anonymous
3 years ago

Petitions signed. Thanks for sharing.

Info
3 years ago

Signed! Thanks Desanka

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Documentary: Cry for Help! - Suffering of Animals in Bosnia
Animals  (tags: Suffering, cruelty, animals, Bosnia, help, video, dogs )
Marie - 5 hours ago - m.youtube.com
This film is a cry for help, an attempt to stop the suffering and pain of innocent animals that have been inflicted upon them in Bosnia and Herzegovina for years.
3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Petition

stop 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!

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NEWS From Save the Hresa Dogs

Photo

"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 donations@awabosnia.org - mark for Gladno Polje?

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Signed and shared new AVAAZ petition, thank you dear Monika!

3 years ago

done

Anonymous
3 years ago

Already did a lot of these. Thanks for sharing.

3 years ago

All done

3 years ago

Urgent!!! BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA | ANTI KILL-LAW FIGHT - HOW TO HELP

NEW VOTING WILL BE ON 5th DECEMBER, 2013.
Please write to your country’s embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the EU Intergroup and EU MEPs. If you have written before and received no answer, PLEASE WRITE AGAIN!
3 years ago

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3 years ago

Signed! Thanks Desanka

3 years ago

Done

3 years ago

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3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Thanks everybody

Call this HUMAN! Upsetting video
3 years ago

Photo: Fergy is only 6 months old and was found abandoned on the streets in a cardboard box with his sisters when they were just new born puppies by our volunteer Tatjana.

They are all currently in kennels and will be a medium size dog when fully grown

He is great with children, doggies, socialized and a very smart little boy.

This footage was taken by one BALKAN UNDERDOGS brave volunteer

THE HORRORS OF DOG CATCHERS IN SERBIA

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Thank you dear Monika, petition signed and shared.

3 years ago

How do these pieces of sh... live with themselves. done

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

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!

SERBIA NEWS
3 years ago

November 14

The video shows how dogcatchers from Sremska Mirovica captured and brutally thrown into a vehicle abandoned golden retriever.

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Communal police and firefighters from Nis rescued a kitten trapped for two days in the gutter of the building

Anonymous
3 years ago

Already signed all these. Thanks for sharing.

3 years ago

Signed. Thank you Desanka

UPDATE Bosnia and Herzegovina:
3 years ago

AFTER TWO ROUNDS OF VOTING, BIH PARLIAMENT SENT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF THE ANIMAL PROTECTION LAW TO PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLY FOR SUBSEQUENT ADJUSTMENTS!

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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.

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http://www.klix.ba/vijesti/bih/zustra-rasprava-o-izmjenama-zakona-o-zastiti-i-dobrobiti-zivotinja/131120071

http://www.klix.ba/vijesti/bih/izmjene-zakona-o-zastiti-i-dobrobiti-zivotinja-upucene-na-usaglasavanje/131120155

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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.

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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).

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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.

3 years ago

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3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

I will never understand how the authorities are not falling over themselves to remove such obviously dangerous people from society.

3 years ago

This horrible act of cruelty happened in Croatia

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Killing a Pregnant Mare, Eviscerating Her and Jumping of the Dead (Unborn ) Colt - Please Sign!


Animals  (tags: Mare, pregnant colt, suffering, cruelty, justice, abuse, animals )
Marie - 6 hours ago - change.org

It is beyond outrageous and despicable the acts of savage barbarism these individuals committed and only the longest jail time punishment might bring justice for the crimes they allegedly committed in that town for a very long time.

3 years ago

Up to date

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Bosnia: No to Amendments and Yes to TNR: Stop Trapping Dogs- Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: TNR, Bosnia, trapping, dogs, hunting, killing, trapping, animals )
Marie - 3 hours ago - e-activist.com
On the 20th November it is likely that the State Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina will vote to introduce proposed amendments to the 2009 Law on Animal Protection that will allow a legal framework for Trapping and killing dogs.
3 years ago

Dear Desanka, Foxi's fate makes me very sad....I wish we could save the all...

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ACT NOW --STOP Butchering Dogs in Serbia!! --PLEASE SIGN!!
Animals  (tags: serbia, welfare, dogs, butchering, dog killing )
Tudor - 9 hours ago - yousign.org

Serbia is having a tough time respecting animal rights. Not a day passes without a stray dog or cat being slaughtered, right within city limits. This has to STOP! Authorities, time to solve this issues! Animal lovers, time to act! Sign now!
3 years ago

Signed all.

3 years ago

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!

Stop the Dog and Cat Consumption in S. Korea!
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Desanka, did she get enough donations to travel?

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STOP Bosnia's Dog Slaughter Law! SIGN THE PETITION
Animals  (tags: dog killing )
Tudor - 11 hours ago - yousign.org

After Romania, Bosnia has also decided adopted a law that allows the killing of stray dogs if their are not adopted within 14 working days. Due to corruption and incompetence, authorities feel that killing the dogs is the only solution left! STOP THIS PLS
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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?

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3 years ago

Please sign and share the urgent petition I posted below. Thanks


3 years ago
URGENT! SIGN! Petition | Stop Brutal Killing of Dogs In Serbia! | Change.Org


Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Animal Welfare in Serbia, Stop Brutal Killing of Dogs In Serbia, Demand Serbian Animal Welfare Laws Be En, ACTION! )
Michelle - 1 day ago - change.org

From sources all over Serbia we are informed of the increased and arrogant work of city dog catchers. Dogs are captured & killed in the most brutal manner. Under Animal Welfare Law Serbia prohibits these killings but police are not enforcing the law. SIGN
3 years ago

Checked and all actions have been taken.

3 years ago

Warning! Graphic Images on the site

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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/
Kind Regards,
Sandra Jensen
AWAB


Direct link to petitions:


PLEASE SIGN THE PETITIONS!



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Michelle S.

Please sign the urgent petition below. The Bosnian government will vote in five days on whether they will implement a mass dog cull like the one currently killing thousands of dogs in Romania. Share with all friends and post on all social media sites. Please also consider donating to the activists trying to raise money for posters -- the link is below -- any amount is welcome -- even $1.00!

Update from Sandra Jensen:  BOSNIAN PARLIAMENT WILL VOTE ON THE ANIMAL WELFARE LAW IN FIVE DAYS! All of you have signed the petitions but the activists need help -- they want to cover the city in posters -- but funds are needed -- estimated 150 Euros. We've all been trying to save individual dogs but this change to the law, if it happens, will mean the death of thousands. Please help if you can -- send for 'advocacy' to donations@awabosnia.org -- even just $1 or 1 Euro will help.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Sandra Jensen
AWAB
http://inmemoryofvucko.org/





Urgent! Sign! Petition | BOSNIA: DO NOT IMPLEMENT STRAY ANIMAL KILL LAW! | Change.Org
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Animal Welfare In Bosnia-Herzegovina, Stop the Stray Cull Insanity In Bosnia-H, No More Killing Balkan Strays, ACTION! )
Michelle - 3 days ago - change.org

BOSNIA IS ABOUT TO IMPLEMENT A KILL LAW THAT REPLICATES WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ROMANIA! IF IMPLEMENTED IT WILL MEAN THE WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OF STRAYS. TO STOP THIS LAW COMING INTO EFFECT IT IS CRITICAL WE LOBBY THE BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AUTHORITIES NOW! HELP!

3 years ago

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Thank you Lesley B. from New Zealand for starting this petition!
3 years ago

Demand action is taken against Children who tortured and murdered nine puppies

"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.

http://www.kurir-info.rs/nezapamcen-zlocin-decaci-od-10-godina-zapalili-devet-stenaca-clanak-1039325

http://ljubimci.telegraf.rs/pet-hronika/3617-strava-u-beogradskom-predgradju-desetogodisnjaci-zaklali-zapalili-stence

http://www.zivotinje.rs/vestiStrana.php?id=6969&name=beograd-dvojica-decaka11-ubili,-a-onda-zapalili-9-stenaca-uznemiravajuci-sadrzaj&tip=zoo

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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.



LAST NEWS: With NO Response From the Serbian Government To His Letter, MEP Mr. Taylor Continues To Work to Help STRAY ANIMALS IN SERBIA

3 years ago

Finally some good news Desanka!!! thanks for posting!

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Demand Action Is Taken Against Children Who Tortured and Murdered Nine Puppies ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, dogs, protection, suffering, killed )
Cher - 45 minutes ago - secure.avaaz.org

We demand immediate action is taken against the Children who burned, cut and stomped to death nine puppies in Resnik, Serbia.
SERBIA UPDATE: WONDERFUL NEWS FROM ORPAK!!
3 years ago
BEAUTIFUL NEWS!!!!! 

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

https://www.facebook.com/ORPAK.Krusevac

Убаци слике 1

3 years ago

All signed,very upsetting though,poor dogs.

3 years ago

All noted, forwarded, emails sent and petitions signed. Thank you Ladies.

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ACT NOW | Find the Abusers Who Tortured a Puppy & Punish Them W Maximum Penalty! | PLEASE SIGN & SHARE. TY!

Animals  (tags: suffering, sadness, killing, dogs, cruelty, crime, animalcruelty, abuse, killed )
Ena - 10 hours ago - change.org
On October 5, 2013, a horrific crime occurred in Zivinice (Bosnia and Herzegovina) where animal activists found a puppy with heavy head injuries. The cause of the injury was an explosive that blew the dog's head. ❤RIP LITTLE BABY❤
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Croatia
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Mayor Mr. Drazen Barisic: We want NO KILL shelter in Velika Gorica!

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 životinja", 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.

URGENT!
3 years ago

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.


Photo: <3


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!!! 


HELP US TO SAVE ANIMALS IN KRUSEVAC - DONATE


This is my blog about ORPAK animals


Orpak PUPPIES FOR ADOPTION

Orpak KITTENS FOR ADOPTION

ORPAK Facebook

3 years ago

Justice for 2 stray dogs used as bait!!!

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.
http://www.kurir-info.rs/mucitelj-zivotinja-postavio-sliku-na-kojoj-sutira-umiljato-mace-clanak-1015069
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".
http://www.zivotinje.rs/vestiStrana.php?id=6902&name=policija-ipak-podnela-krivicnu-prijavu-protiv-danijela-m.,-mucitelja-zivotinja&tip=vesti

http://www.kurir-info.rs/mucitelj-zivotinja-preti-zaklacu-i-ljude-ko-sto-koljem-pse-clanak-1010869

3 years ago

Thank you Desanka signed the new ones

3 years ago

Done, thank you Desanka.

URGENT!!! Petitions and sample letter!
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Thank you for the posting, Desanka.

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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA NEWS
3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

All signed , thanks

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All up to date.

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All signed, great thanks

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OIL RUSH PUTS ADRIATIC SEA AT RISK
3 years ago
Today the Norwegian company Spectrum is launching large scale seismic surveys in the Adriatic Sea in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Croatia (about 35,000 km of marine surface). These activities mark the start of a new rush for oil and gas resources in the Adriatic Sea and receive strong criticism from international conservation organizations. OceanCare, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the «Silent Oceans» campaign partners raise concerns over extreme underwater noise which can be expected to harm and displace marine life. The NGOs also question the procedural steps in the run-up to the surveys.

The seismic explorations would provide about 12,000 km of seismic data on possible oil and gas deposits. During these surveys, so-called “airguns” will emit explosive sounds approximately every 10 seconds over a period of several weeks, with an intensity of up to 240 db towards the seabed. This puts marine life, in particular marine mammals but also fish stocks, at risk and can result in displacement and physical damage, even death.

PROTEST NOW!
Send a protest email to the Croatian government at www.silentoceans.com

3 years ago

All signed, most already signed. Thank you Desanka and Marina.

URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE HOMELESS ANIMALS IN MACEDONIA | Petitions and Sample Letter
3 years ago

All Petitions and Letter sent in support of saving homeless animals in Macedonia.  Thank you Desanka x

3 years ago

URGENT APPEAL TO SAVE HOMELESS ANIMALS IN MACEDONIA | Petitions and Sample Letter

Macedonian authorities handle the stray animal issue only by eliminating them! In this moment, AnimaMundi and animal lovers from Macedonia are desperate trying to stop the massacre of the homeless dogs in the municipality Aerodrom. PLEASE HELP!!!
VERY URGENT petition from Republic of Macedonia!
3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

All up to date here!

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3 years ago
I know most of you have signed this but I have put it in here so she is not forgotten.

This needs more signatures! Siva was one of thousands of victims of incompetent "veterinary" care in the Balkans. She died of opened wounds resulting from a botched "sterilization" attempt after just giving birth to puppies. She was well loved by locals who are outraged at her treatment. Please sign and share for Siva....and all dogs who are currently suffering the same fate in the Balkan nations. TY. Michelle
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Bosnia and Herzegovina | THE DOG SHELTER IN BIHAC - WELCOME TO HELL! Please Sign the Petition

Animals  (tags: BiH, Bihac, Europe, starving dogs, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, death, ethics, humans, investigation, killing, law, pets, protection, society, sadness, suffering, PETITION )
Desanka - 10 hours ago - occupyforanimals.wix.com
There is no vet, and no electricity. Dogs locked in cages have no water or food. There are corpses of dogs and puppies inside and outside the shelter. Cannibalism has also occurred among dogs. Outside the pens, 300 starving dogs roam freely.
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3 years ago

Already Signed. Thank you Desanka x

3 years ago

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3 years ago


ZAHTEVAMO DA SUBOTICKI AZIL ALEX NASTAVI S RADOM (WE DEMAND THAT SHELTER ALEX IN SUBOTICA CONTINUE TO WORK)


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.

NEWS FROM SERBIA
3 years ago

MILA LOOKING FOR A HOME AGAIN


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Thank you, thank you so much for helping animals in Serbia! 


3 years ago

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3 years ago

SPCA International SHOCKING CRUELTY UNCOVERED AT ANIMAL SHELTER IN SERBIA
Animals  (tags: Serbia, Europe, Pozega shelter, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, dogs, abused, death, ethics, humans, investigation, killing, law, pets, protection, society, sadness )
Desanka - 9 hours ago - spcai.org

Ironically called "Our Home", animal welfare activists deem this shelter as the "Torture Shelter of Death"; many considering it one of the worst cases of human cruelty, brutality and indifference in Eastern Europe. PETITION, PROTEST LETTER, DONATE
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3 years ago

Thank you Desanka.

3 years ago

Thank you for the update. I sent the emails but forgot to say so here.

UPDATE: SERBIA, OBRENOVAC - RABIES
3 years ago

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.


FALSE INFECTION?
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.

PLEASE HELP!!! Serbian authorities proclaimed rabies. Ordered to kill all stray animals
3 years ago

Foksi_ Cicak i Malena.jpg

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!


TO: komunalno.stambeno@beograd.gov.rs, zorica.novakovic@minpolj.gov.rs, budimir.plavsic@minpolj.gov.rs, maja.andrijasevic@minpolj.gov.rs, s.celebicanin@minpolj.gov.rs, miroslav.cuckovic@obrenovac.org.rs, dragoslav.mrsevic@obrenovac.org.rs, ivan.jegorovic@obrenovac.org.rs, dragan.blazic@obrenovac.org.rs


Cc: beogradski_program@rts.rs, rtstv@rts.rs, tvprogram@studiob.rs, redakcija@politika.rs, redakcija@novosti.rs, redakcija@nin.co.rs, redakcija@vreme.com, redakcija@blic.rs, redakcija@alo.rs, desk@danas.rs, redakcija@24sata.rs, redakcija@dnevnik.rs, redakcija@kurir-info.rs


SAMPLE LETTER


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



TRANSLATION:

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.


Info:

Prevent the unnecessary mass killing of stray dogs



This post was modified from its original form on 16 Jul, 0:44
UPDATE!
3 years ago


SERBIA: SHELTER AZIL ALEX UPDATE - Authorities Now Using Press To Attempt To Remove Shelter Dogs


Please take action "ONE LIKE – ONE MEAL"
If you LIKE FB page Zivotinje.rs you will donate one free meal for animals in Serbian shelters!

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

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3 years ago

Signed one I missed. I am now caught up. Thanks everyone!!

3 years ago

Signed.



This post was modified from its original form on 23 Jun, 0:07
3 years ago

All actions taken.

Anonymous
3 years ago

ALL SIGNED 20/6,THANK YOU

3 years ago

Done.

3 years ago

Please sign, share and forward! There is power in numbers! One voice, one goal!

ENOUGH! SHUT DOWN DOG HELL POZEGA! SIGN! Petition | Local and State Authorities in Serbia, As Well As the European Union: Shut D
Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Animal Abuse in Serbia, Pozega Dog Pound, Demand Serbia & EU Close Pozega Dog Poun, ACTION! )
Michelle - 6 hours ago - change.org
"Our Home" in Pozega impounds dogs from seven Serbian cities. After a few weeks in the pound dogs are killed with t61 injections with no proper sedatives or preparation. Dogs in the facility are tortured, starved, killed. As many as 70-90 die per week.
3 years ago

Thank you

3 years ago

VERY URGENT!!! SERBIA: Do The Republic Veterinary Inspectors Know the Law? / PROTEST LETTER!
Animals  (tags: Serbia, Europe, ALEX, NO KILL shelter, 600 dogs, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, dogs, humans, investigation, law, pets, protection, society, PROTEST LETTER! )
Desanka - 28 minutes ago - serbiananimalsvoice.com

Republic veterinary inspector Mrs Matilda Sobloher knows, and republic veterinary inspector Mrs Sanja Celebicanin knows too: THERE IS NO FREE PLACE FOR 600 DOGS, because 170 Serbian cities have NOT adequate shelters. SEND EMAILS OF COMPLAIN!!!
3 years ago

Done.

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All Signed and up to date here!  Thanks Jan x

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA PARLIAMENT: STOP CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS OF THE ANIMAL WELFARE LAW / Please Sign!


 Desanka - 13 hours ago - change.org 

We request that for the first time in your career do something in accordance with the Law, and that is, after four years of its existence, begin to implement, not to change it. We oppose the amendments to the Act!
3 years ago

All signed. Thank you Desanka for posting these here.

3 years ago

All signed!! Thanks to all who care.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Ty

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA!
3 years ago
Do Not Allow Euthanasia of Healthy Animals! -PLEASE SIGN!!!


Animals  (tags: dogs, animal rights, euthanasia, healthy, animal advocates, cats, pets, protection, ethics, crime, sadness )
Julie - 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com

"Law on the Protection and Welfare of Animals Article 3 (Prohibition of killing and torture) It is prohibited to animals without a justifiable reason to kill, inflict her pain, suffering and harm, torture is deliberately exposed to stress and fear. "
SERBIA
3 years ago

SERBIA: IMMEDIATE URGENT ACTION REQUIRED TO SAVE SHELTER ALEX AND OVER 600 DOGS
Animals  (tags: Serbia, Europe, ALEX, NO KILL shelter, 600 dogs, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, dogs, humans, investigation, law, pets, protection, society, SAVE ALEX SHELTER )
Desanka - 8 hours ago - serbiananimalsvoice.com

VERY URGENT - WE NEED EMAILS TO BE SENT IMMEDIATELY, from International supporters everywhere! Please help!!!
3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed and shared

HELP TO FEED SERBIAN DOGS!
3 years ago

SERBIA: Azil Alex Shelter - An Insight and Request for Help / Donations to Feed The Dogs. PLEASE HELP!!!
Animals  (tags: Serbia, Europe, ALEX, NO KILL shelter, 600 dogs, AnimalWelfare, animals, dogs, humans, pets, protection, rescued, society, HELP TO FEED SERBIAN DOGS! )
Desanka - 22 minutes ago - serbiananimalsvoice.com

ALEX is a private shelter. At the moment, we are taking care of over 600 dogs. It is by far the biggest NO KILL shelter in the region. We need 300 EURO PER DAY to be able to feed our dogs!
3 years ago
Sarajevo, Save the Lives of Your Strays


Animals  (tags: dogs, killed, cruelty, suffering )
Isa - 9 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com

Please, stand beside the Sarajevo strays. Even though there is a spaying and neutering program in progress, the city officers are killing entire dog families. It is not a pretty sight.
What a Great person
3 years ago

http://www.care2.com/causes/this-man-is-running-out-of-food-to-feed-400-rescued-dogs.html

 

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.

3 years ago

Up to date! Thank you Anneke.

3 years ago

emails sent. Thank you

3 years ago

I have signed all I missed. I am also sending out the letters. We must stop this torture.

3 years ago

signed

3 years ago

All noted, signed and emails sent. Thank you Ladies.

3 years ago

done.

3 years ago

All done

Bosnia Herzegovina. Animal Cruely, Horror Shelter, 2 letters
3 years ago
http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/3564252   Bosnia Herzegovina, Animal Cruelty, letter to send
http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/3564260   Bosnia's Horror shelter, letter to send
3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed all , so sad

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed.

URGENT!!! Serbian Petition - Can You Get Us to 3,000+ Signatures Before the 17th April?
3 years ago


Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, Serbia, Europe, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, dogs, cats, cruelty, death, ethics, humans, killing, law, pets, protection, sadness, society, suffering, stray animals, ANIMAL WELFARE LAW, PLEASE SIGN! )
Desanka - 1 minute ago - serbiananimalsvoice.com

Although we are hearing of some more positive news from sources regarding the meeting on Wednesday 17th, we need to keep the pressure up right until the day. It would be great if we could achieve 3,000 signatures! Can you help us do this?

DIRECT PETITION LINK

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Serbia_Implement_Existing_Animal_Welfare_Legislation_To_Protect_Strays/

3 years ago

All done.

3 years ago

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!

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

Signed and shared

Serbia Stray Dogs
3 years ago

                                        

  
Serbia- Implement Existing Animal Welfare Legislation To Protect Strays
Serbia- Implement Existing Animal Welfare Legislation To Protect Strays       
             Angel             -         1 day       ago    - avaaz.org       
The Serbian government, Ministries and regional authorities have never treated stray animals in accordance with existing Serbian animal welfare legislation.  Please sign and share
3 years ago

Taking action now

3 years ago

Action Taken

3 years ago

Noted and signed current Desanka and Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with This Thread :-0 13/3

3 years ago

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.

Please STOP Mass euthanasia of stray dogs and respect the European Convention on Animals
3 years ago
 
To: zoran.micovic@minpolj.gov.rs ; s.celebicanin@minpolj.gov.rs ; mfa@mfa.rs ; omr@srbija.gov.rs ; kancelarijan@narodnakancelarija.rs ; predsednikvladesrbije@srbija.gov.rs ; kabinet.zpv@srbija.gov.rs ; office@poverenik.org.rs ; predsednikvladesrbije@gov.rs ; kabinet.zpv@gov.rs ; potpredsednik.prr@gov.rs ; kabinet.zpv@gov.rs ; potpredsednik.prr@gov.rs ; predsednik@pozega.org.rs
 
Subject: Please STOP Mass euthanasia of stray dogs and respect the European Convention on Animals
 
Dear Sirs,

I want to express my deepest indignation for the recent campaign, launched by the government of Belgrade, against stray dogs.
I know that since about six months the government starts to capture and bring all strays to the city pounds, without disclosing their destiny.

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!
 I also ask to improve the living conditions for the animals in these shelters and to promote adoptions!

Show the world that Serbia is respectful, civilized, ethical and humane towards animals!

Sincerely:    
3 years ago

Monsters.

3 years ago

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.

EU COMMISSION ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF STRAY ANIMALS IN BIH
3 years ago

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.

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Petitions signed, thanks Monika!

3 years ago

signed with disgust.

3 years ago

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.

3 years ago

Petition | To Stop the Killing of Dogs By Hunters in Radica Potoku | Change.Org
Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animals, animalwelfare, cruelty, death, dogs, killed )
Gabriela- 54 minutes ago - change.org

PETITION - BOSNIA - HERZEGOVINA Because it is against the law, and innocent beings suffer. You must stop this massacre on innocent beings, little puppey, older dogs.
3 years ago

TY.  Up to date all action taken

3 years ago

FB only

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Warning! Graphic Content! We Need to Act!
Animals  (tags: killed, killing, dogs, death, cruelty, extreme cruelty, suffering, torture, slaughter, sadness, ethics, crime, AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, abused, abuse )
Ela- 2 hours ago - causes.com

This week in Hadzi&#263;i near Sarajevo, a young stray dog was brutally murdered, his decapitated body left on the ground. It appears that the dog was beaten and tortured with acid and water. The head was left as a 'trophy'.

3 years ago

Signed with tears in my eyes . So sad . Thanks

3 years ago

Cruel beyond belief

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago

BIG THANK YOU Monika!!! I posted this news with translation of the article


STOP ANIMAL ABUSE IN SERBIA! HORRENDOUS CRIME - TAKE ACTION!!!


http://www.care2.com/news/member/293338294/3534500


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.

3 years ago

Signed.

3 years ago
STOP ANIMAL ABUSE IN SERBIA!
http://www.telegraf.rs/vesti/551187-jezivo-odran-pas-u-borci-uznemirujucehttp://images3.kurir-info.rs/...
start date: Feb. 19
3 years ago

http://www.peticije24.com/peticija_za_postovanje_zakona_o_dobrobiti_zivotinja_i_cnr-a 


Belgrade, Serbia: stop the mass killing of strays; apply the catch, neuter and return rule!  Last name, first, town, skip, email, sign




This post was modified from its original form on 17 Feb, 8:26
Serbian-Croatian letter to 3 mayors; HRESA shelter!
3 years ago
3 years ago

done.

3 years ago

All signed - the horror of this is beyond words.

3 years ago

I've signed all these, Monika, but wish I could do more.

3 years ago

Original Message from Desanka
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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!

http://www.care2.com/news/member/293338294/3526611

http://inmemoryofvucko.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/21265_4905601120654_1427044676_n.jpg?w=544

HERE ARE SOME MORE PETITIONS!!!

BOSNIAN GOVERNMENT: PROTECT THE STRAY DOGS INSTEAD OF KILLING THEM (CHANGE.ORG)

BAN AND STOP THE KILLING OF STRAY DOGS IN BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA

DEMAND INVESTIGATION INTO HORROR SHELTER IN HRESA, BOSNIA

BOSNIAN GOVERNMENT: PROTECT THE STRAY DOGS INSTEAD OF KILLING THEM (THEPETITIONSITE)

3 years ago

Thank you Desanka

3 years ago

Noted and signed currenrt :-0 Thank-You to Everyone Involved :0 7/2

STOP ANOTHER DOGS MASSACRE IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
3 years ago

SAMPLE LETTER


STOP ANOTHER DOGS MASSACRE IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA!



To: grad@sarajevo.ba, ibrahim.hadzibajric@starigrad.ba, info@starigrad.ba, info@opstinaisg.net, uprava@inspektorat.vladars.net, info@vet.gov.ba, ljubomir.kalaba@vet.gov.ba, pavo.radic@vet.gov.ba, sanin.tankovic@vet.gov.ba, inga.dujmovic@vet.gov.ba, okruzno@teol.net, b.vallat@oie.int, sarajevo.rd@ohr.int, sarajevo.rd@ohr.int, inga.dujmovic@vet.gov.ba, mps@mps.vladars.net


Cc: pressunit@coe.int; private.office@coe.int; podgorica@coe.int; hanna.machinska@coe.int; tvcoord@coe.int; photo@coe.int; radio@coe.int; auke.zijlstra@europarl.europa.eu; marekhenryk.migalski@europarl.europa.eu; slawomir.nitras@europarl.europa.eu; jan.olbrycht@europarl.europa.eu; wojciech.olejniczak@europarl.europa.eu; miroslaw.piotrowski@europarl.europa.eu; tomasz.poreba@europarl.europa.eu; jacek.protasiewicz@europarl.europa.eu; jacek.saryusz-wolski@europarl.europa.eu; joanna.senyszyn@europarl.europa.eu; czeslaw.siekierski@europarl.europa.eu; marek.siwiec@europarl.europa.eu; joanna.skrzydlewska@europarl.europa.eu; boguslaw.sonik@europarl.europa.eu; konrad.szymanski@europarl.europa.eu; roza.thun@europarl.europa.eu; rafal.trzaskowski@europarl.europa.eu; jaroslaw.walesa@europarl.europa.eu; jacekwladyslaw.wlosowicz@europarl.europa.eu; janusz.wojciechowski@europarl.europa.eu; pawel.zalewski@europarl.europa.eu; artur.zasada@europarl.europa.eu; janusz.zemke@europarl.europa.eu; zbigniew.ziobro@europarl.europa.eu; tadeusz.zwiefka@europarl.europa.eu; rein.vangisteren@europarl.europa.eu

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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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VIE

https://www.facebook.com/HresaDog

http://inmemoryofvucko.org/2013/01/29/horror-shelter-in-hresa-part-five/

http://inmemoryofvucko.org/2013/02/03/horror-shelter-in-hresa-part-six/

http://inmemoryofvucko.org/2013/02/06/horror-shelter-in-hresa-part-seven/

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)

http://protest.ba/v2/neandertalaci-naseljeni-u-vukojebini/

http://www.slobodna-bosna.ba/vijest/4759/ljubitelji_zivotinja_hadzibajric_zeli_da_se_psi_prebacuju_u_rs_kako_bi_ih_tamo_ubijali.html

http://www.avaz.ba/vijesti/sarajevo/nacelnik-hadzibajric-zatrazio-543-izvinjenja

http://www.klix.ba/vijesti/bih/hadzibajric-zatrazio-izvinjenje-mi-sklanjamo-pse-s-ulica-a-vi-se-brinite-o-njima/130128081

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.

Kind regards


Your name

3 years ago