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Marie - 7 hours ago - m.facebook.com
'Say No to new law in Bosnia and Herzegowina that allows to kill stay dogs
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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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!
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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
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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!
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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
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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/
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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
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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.
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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.
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Thanks for sharing my news Monika!
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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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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!
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 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!!!
Thank you Desanka
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.
Noted and signed Protest Mail Desanka and Monika :-0 All else current :-0 Thank-You Everyone :-0 29/1
This post was modified from its original form on 29 Jan, 11:26
Thank you Desanka !
Protest against the planned mass murdering of Stray Dogs in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, please! Sign, and leave your comment if possible!
Noted and current Monika :-0 Thank-You everyone Involved with this Thread :-0 Cute little Puppy Photo Desanka 29/1
What a lovely little clip Desanka
Signed. Thank you Monika! Thank you all for love and kindness you show to animals.
You are truly Care2 treasures!
Went back as far as I could and action taken
Signed ! Thanks Desanka
signed, thank you.
... još provjeravam što sam i što još nisam potpisala...
NECESSARY HUMANE SHELTER IN VINKOVCI AND TO SUPPORT ASSOCIATION ROCCO
Target: City Council Mayor Mladen Vinkovci Karlic
Sponsored by: The Association for Protection of Animals Rocco
Volunteers from animal protection organizations need your support.
The Association for Protection of Animals "Rocco" from Vinkovci is a volunteer non-profit organization founded 11.01.2011.
The petition has been started due to the extremely difficult situation in which we are - we have no space where to take care of the dogs.
Be our support. Thank you!
Signed ! Thanks Desanka
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with this Thread :-0 25/1
BOSNIAN GOVERNMENT: PROTECT THE STRAY DOGS INSTEAD OF KILLING THEM
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Zorana :-0 Thank-You Eceryone Involved with this Thread :-0 21/1
Don't know Jan, probably it means that your tel-nr won't be misused or published ??
I personally never write my phone number , I put 1234567 in the box.
I've sent the emails. Why does it say nothing will happen if we even mention our telephone number?
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone :-0 30/12
Signed and the poster is great.
Great Desanka! Love the poster, too!
Noted and signed current Monika Thank-You Everyone 26/12 Have a Happy,Healthy New Year One and All
Thank-You for the Excellent News Desanka Noted and signed current Monika (Including Zorna's Wonderful posts) :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with this Thread :-0 21/12
Very welcome. Love the poster!
A most welcome development....
NEWS FROM THE MUNICIPALITY OF SMEDEREVO WEB SITE
Na 7. sednici Skupstine grada Smedereva, odrzanoj 17. decembra 2012 godine:
"PrihvaÄena je i izmenjena Odluka o uslovima drÅ¾anja, postupanja i zaštite domaÄih Å¾ivotinja. Älan 40. Odluke o uslovima drÅ¾anja, postupanja i zaštite domaÄih Å¾ivotinja biÄe izmenjen i sporne odredbe koje se odnose na ustupanje Å¾ivotinja za nauÄno istraÅ¾ivaÄki rad biÄe izbaÄene."
TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
On the 7th conference of Smederevo City Parliament, held on 17 December 2012:
"It is accepted the changed Decision about the housing conditions, treatment and protection of domestic animals. The Section 40 of the Decision about the housing conditions, treatment and protection of domestic animals will be changed and arguable decree related to the transfer of animals for scientific research will be cancelled. "
On behalf of all animals who are safe today because of you, BIG THANK YOU!
All actions taken.
Noted and signed current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone on this Thread :-0 21/12
Thank you Monika !!
some of them done.
thank you, signed.
Signed for poor , innocent animals !! They deserve better !!!
Noted and signed Current Monika :-0 Noted , signed and viewed photos ( W/sorrow) Needed still :0 Zorana:-0 ((((((((((((( Thank-You Everyone Involved with this Thread :-0 18/12
This post was modified from its original form on 18 Dec, 15:25
Thanks you Monika
thank you, monika. signed.
Canton Sarajevo Eco-police and Mayor of Municipality Novo Sarajevo: NO to removal of the "Dog House"!
Published 13 December 2012 on the Smederevo City Government web site
Translation from Serbian
CHANGING THE DECISION OF THE HOUSING CONDITIONS, CARE AND PROTECTION OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS
The Decision of the housing conditions, treatment and care of domestic animals will be changed, and the new text will be adopted at the next session of the City Parliament
Section 40 of the Decision about the housing conditions, treatment and protection of domestic animals, and arguable decree related to the scientific research will be abolish at the next conference of the City Parliament, which will be held on 17 December 2012..
"The city Government is trying to provide the better living conditions for stray dogs and cats by building the shelter, with adequate large space, and we are at the end of completion these works", said the Mayor.
The Mayor added that in today Smederevo shelter are about 150 animals. One veterinarian, two vet technicians and four shelter workers are providing them the daily care.
The city Government of Smederevo every year spend 200,000 Euro to feed these animals, and sterilization is performed regularly, thanks to donations from non-governmental organization.
Translation of protest letter above - please send the letter posted above in serbian language!
TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
Subject: THE EXPERIMENT OF THE ANIMAL ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CASE OF: ABANDONED ANIMALS AND ANIMALS FROM SHELTERS
I am writing to express my deep concern for the animals in Smederevo, refers to the news
SMEDEREVO CITY GOVERNMENT LEGALIZED EXPERIMENTS ON STRAY DOGS AND CATS
While the world makes strict rules limiting experiments on animals, the City Government of Smederevo legalized animal cruelty! Why???
In Section 40, which concerns the captured stray dogs and cats, and their fate after catching it says:
"After the deadline referred to 35 and 38 of this Decision, CAUGHT AND SEIZED DOGS AND CATS CAN BE ASSIGNED TO SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS."
(Whole text in Serbian: "Nakon isteka roka iz clana 35. i 38. ove Odluke, UHVACENI I ODUZETI PSI I MACKE MOGU DA SE USTUPE NAUČNOISTRAZIVACKIM I DRUGIM USTANOVAMA, pravnom ili fizickom licu, uz naknadu troskova hvatanja, prevoza i cuvanja, uz prethodnu saglasnost veterinarskog inspektora. Psi i macke iz stava 3. ovog clana, pre ustupanja moraju da budu pregledani, vakcinisani, kastrirani, odnosno sterilisani i obelezeni na odgovarajuci nacin.")
Scientists are long time out of the Dark Ages where animals are tortured in the name of science. In today world existing alternative methods which are more accurate and less expensive.
Dr. Charles Mayo, founder of the Mayo Clinic, said, "I abhor vivisection. It should at least be curbed. Better, it should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil."
Article 42 of the Serbian Animal Welfare Low explicitly say:
THE EXPERIMENT OF THE ANIMAL ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CASE OF: ABANDONED ANIMALS AND ANIMALS FROM SHELTERS.
(Text in Serbian: OGLED NAD ZIVOTINJAMA SE NE SME SPROVODITI U SLUCAJU: NAPUSTENIH ZIVOTINJA, ODNOSNO ZIVOTINJA IZ PRIHVATILISTA.
Please respect the Animal Welfare Low. The problem of stray dogs and cats you must solve in humane way and in accordance with this Law.
Letter for Serbia/protest, from Desanka!!
Načelnik Gradske uprave Milijana Novaković
Zamenik načelnika Gradske uprave: Zoran Anđelković
and to the Mayor of Smederevo
you can also submit online comment or ask question to the Mayor of Smederevo at
Subject: Ogledi nad zivotinjama se ne smeju sprovoditi u slucaju napustenih zivotinja, odnosno zivotinja iz prihvatilista!!!
Pišem Vam kako bih izrazila duboku zabrinutost za ivotinje u Smederevu, a povodom vesti
SKUPSTINA GRADA SMEDEREVA OZAKONILA JE EKSPERIMENTE NAD PSIMA I MACKAMA LUTALICAMA
Dok se u svetu donose stroge norme koje ograničavaju eksperimente nad ivotinjama, Skupština grada Smedereva ozakonjuje zlostavljanje zivotinja! Zasto???
U Clanu 40, koji se tiče uhvacenih pasa i macaka lutalica, odnosno njihove sudbine nakon hvatanja se kaze: "Nakon isteka roka iz clana 35. i 38. ove Odluke, UHVACENI I ODUZETI PSI I MACKE MOGU DA SE USTUPE NAUCNOISTRAZIVACKIM I DRUGIM USTANOVAMA, pravnom ili fizičkom licu, uz naknadu troskova hvatanja, prevoza i cuvanja, uz prethodnu saglasnost veterinarskog inspektora. Psi i macke iz stava 3. ovog clana, pre ustupanja moraju da budu pregledani, vakcinisani, kastrirani, odnosno sterilisani i obelezeni na odgovarajuci nacin."
Naucnici su odavno izasli iz Mračnog Doba u kojem se zivotinje jos uvek muce u ime nauke. U svetu se danas koriste alternativne metode koje su mnogo preciznije, jeftinije i zahtevaju manje vremena.
Dr. Charles Mayo, osnivač Klinike Mayo, izjavio je sedece, "Prezirem vivisekciju. Trebalo bi je barem staviti pod kontrolu. Ili jos bolje, u potpunosti ukinuti. Ne poznajem nijedan napredak učinjen pomocu vivisekcije, nijedno naucno otkrice do kog se ne bi moglo doći bez takvog varvarstva i okrutnosti. Cela ta stvar je zla."
Clan 42. Zakona o dobrobiti zivotinja izricito kaze:
OGLED NAD ZIVOTINJAMA SE NE SME SPROVODITI U SLUCAJU: NAPUSTENIH ZIVOTINJA, ODNOSNO ZIVOTINJA IZ PRIHVATILISTA.
Molim Vas da postujete postojeci Zakon o dobrobiti zivotinja i da problem pasa i mačaka lutalica resavate na human nacin, tj. u skladu sa postojecim Zakonom.
Noted , signed and sent email
Serbia: Unlawful Killing Of Animals By The City Of Smederevo - Please Take Action
Desanka- 7 hours ago - serbiananimalsvoice.com
The Smederevo authorities appear to be making up their own laws on animal welfare, including killing; rather than undertake the official stance as defined by the Constitutional Court
Here are the other petitions, some of them are about environment, not animals. Thank you for signing.
Stop the legalization of killing dogs
Project to build a dog park in Banja Luka
Petition to obtain permission to volunteer in a shelter in Vrsac
Petition to build a shelter in every town in Serbia
Petition to regulate duties and rights of the dog owners in Belgrade by law
Protect the bees as endangered species in Serbia
Better life conditions for the dogs in the shelter in Hresa (Sarajevo)
This one is in German, but I thonk that it is something about dogs (Hund) and lethal injections, please translate if you can.
Stop the corrida
Petition to open no-kill shelters in Serbia
Demand to establish animal police in Serbia
Petition to form an animal protection society in Kraljevo
Petition against cutting trees in Vracar (Belgrade)
Against the barrage on the river Lim
Save the monastery that will be flooded by the river after the construction of barrage
Petition to preserve a zoo park in Indjija
Build a dog park in Umag
Build some trees in a street in Belgrade
Against taxes on dangerous dog breeds
DO NOT SIGN THIS-AGAINST THE ANIMAL POLICE IN SERBIA. PLEASE LEAVE COMMENT OR REPORT THIS SICK PETITION MAKER.
Peticija protiv formiranja policije za zastitu zivotinja u Srbiji
To open a dog park in Banovo Brdo (Belgrade)
Build another dog park in Sesvete
Clean the river Raca
Protect the river Ukrina from exploitation
Ecological action in Kozarska Dubica
The third dog park in Novi Sad requested
Stop the dog, cat and any animal abuse
Save the fish species bas from extinction in Serbia
Plant the trees in Belgrade
Petitions for the project to build an animal shelter in Krusevac
Against the building of the barrages on the river Sana
Against the ban of walking dogs in Banja Luka
Thank-You so much for the Petitions Even though I can't read, the Substance and Understanding is there Thanx Again and Signed All
Big thank you Zorana! Always some new petitions to sign.
Animals are totally helpless in Serbia. We must keep pressure on the Serbian government to ensure higher standards in all aspects of animal welfare.
Care2'ers, part of the animal kingdom, you are special people.
All signed. In my spam folder i received messages to confirm my signatures. Lenicka did you received, too?
Thank you Zorana!
Signed all , but they have a weird 'country' field system.
I couldn't find my country , I don't know what I clicked.
And as far as I know , East Germany does not exist enymore for 23 years now.
signed, reposted, very important! Thanks
all signed, with a heavy heart. thank you.
Working on them now
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Thank you very much , Zorana for your effort .
I saw a lot of new petitions.
I started with signing but some petitions have very emotional pictures .
I will sign the rest later.
For who will sign the petitions but not look to the graffic pictures , scroll quickly down ,there are the petitions. But please Sign !!!
Here are some petitions in Serbian I just found. Beware, the images are very graphic. Justice for the tortured seameese cat in Krusevac http://www.peticije24.com/monstruozno_muena_i_ubijena_sijamka_u_centru_kruevca Petition to form an animal police in Serbia http://www.peticije24.com/peticija_za_formiranje_policije_za_zastitu_zivotinja_u_srbiji Petition to help to open a dog shelter http://www.peticije24.com/traimo_hitno_otvaranje_azila_za_pse Against BSL http://www.peticije24.com/vlasnici_opasnih_rasa_beograda_ujedinite_se Petition to stop the killings of abandoned dogs in Krusevac (by the way, this is a town with a lot of crazy hunters who kill animals for fun, I read it in a newspaper) http://www.peticije24.com/zaustavimo_hajku_na_napustene_pse_u_krusevcu Against the ban to walk your dogs in Banja Luka http://www.peticije24.com/protiv_zabrane_za_pse_u_banja_luci Petition to change the directors of the animal shelter in Banja Luka because of inhumane killings of poor animals http://www.peticije24.com/peticija_za_smjenu_rukovodstva_banjaluckog_azila Petition to obey the Law for animal welfare and TNR http://www.peticije24.com/peticija_za_postovanje_zakona_o_dobrobiti_zivotinja_i_cnr-a Help open thetemporary shelter for abandoned animals in Bar (Montenegro) http://www.peticije24.com/privremeno_prihvatiliste_za_napustene_zivotinje_-_bar_crna_gora Petition to open a shelter for dogs in Bijeljina http://www.peticije24.com/peticija_za_osnivanje_azila_za_pse_u_bijeljini A help for the animal shelter in Krusevac http://www.peticije24.com/orpak_azil_za_napustene_ivotinje_u_krusevcu Petition to open an animal shelter in Cetinje http://www.peticije24.com/hoemo_otvaranje_cetinjskog_azila_za_naputene_ivotinje I'll forward the rest very soon. Please, sign: Ime=name Prezime=surname Grad=town Drava=country email adresa=email adress Your e-mail will never be shown in public. If you want your signature to be visible click on "Da", if not "Ne".