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Oct 25, 2013

Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Protest
Location:Bosnia And Herzegovina
To all:   Bosnian Parliament’s vote on the kill-law amendments to the Animal Welfare Act has been postponed until Monday, 28 Oct. ...  Please act, we only have 1 more day!!!
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Subject: Bosnia, October 2013
Dear President , Minister , Sir , Madam , to whom it concerns :
Millions of people around the globe care deeply about animal welfare and are sad and horrified to read and hear constantly about reports of horrific animal cruelty in Bosnia Herzegovina.
In the next  week, on October28 , BiH is about to vote on the negative replacement of the existing Animal Protection and Welfare Act .
I am writing to ask you NOT TO CHANGE THIS EXISTING ACT, but rather TO ENFORCE IT as a LAW!
Proposed changes to the Animal Protection and Welfare Act will make the killing of animals in all shelters legal .
Killing would be allowed within 15 days already  from a abandoned dog's arrival in a shelter!
Killing is never the answer !
Dogs are killed in very brutal ways; used in shelters in Bosnia and Herzegovina : clubbing to death, injections with bleach, anti-freeze, and other poisons, starvation , burning , buried alive .....This is the devils work. These sentient beings are suffering excruciating pains
The existing Animal Welfare and Protection Act is in fact a good and enforceable law!
It states that every city and town has to build shelters for abandoned animals .
All shelters for stray animals have to keep up a NO KILL policy and take adequate care , also veterinary care,  for the animals .
Unfortunately, the conditions in most public shelters are horrific , with dogs left for days without water , food or care .
Studies have shown that the TNR ( Trap - Neuter - Return) programs are more effective ( and humane and vivilized! ) than 'euthanasia' .
In addition , to change the law will mean wasting large amounts of funds and time involved in previous spay - neuter programs of strays , for example those of PAWS and  Dogs Trust, who sterilized 3,000 dogs in  June, 2013.
These 3000 dogs sterilized by Dogs Trust will probably be killed, if the Law will be amended .
It's important to note that deliberate animal abuse is punishable in Bosnia , and many international animal welfare organizations cite Bosnia as the country with the most horrific instances of animal cruelty and suffering .
There is the famous case when two men put firework into German Shepherd's mouth and duct- taped his jaws shut , setting alight the rocket .
The firework caused horrific injuries to the dog 's face , but did not kill him . He wandered about for five days , and in the end the dog had to be euthanized .
Nearly 200,000 people signed petitions asking the  Bosnia and Herzegovina Authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice , but nothing was done .
There is clear evidence now that people who take pleasure in harming animals, sadists, are a potential danger to other people , especially children .
Any change to the Animal Protection and Welfare Act allowing  killing of healthy dogs in shelters will certainly send a message that killing dogs and cats is acceptable in all circumstances......Please let us think this over, it's of the utmost importance!
The issue of the proposed changes to the law must be addressed in the coming days . I hope that the European Commission and the Parliament will discuss this matter with their counterparts from Bosnia and Herzegovina!
The European Parliament states " the EU has among the world's highest standards of animal welfare".....
The Eurogroup for Animal Welfare is strongly urging the European Commission to adopt adequate measures to ensure that all pet animals are properly treated, and that their health and welfare will be protected .
If Bosnia- Herzegovina  wish to join the EU , it HAS to take crimes against defenseless animals seriously!!
I urge you to implement civilized, humane principles concerning the stray dog population- control and NOT TO CHANGE THE LAW , but rather: enforce the EXISTING LAW please!!
Yours sincerely :

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Posted: Friday October 25, 2013, 2:06 am
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Tammy Natoli (44)
Friday October 25, 2013, 7:04 am
This is a disgrace!!!

. (0)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:17 am
all mail(s) sent

Darlene B. (286)
Friday October 25, 2013, 8:19 am
Totally disgusting--when are those in power going to wake up and do the jobs they are being paid for! Worldwide this goes on-so sad.

Sun c. (95)
Friday October 25, 2013, 10:38 am

tas gone (338)
Friday October 25, 2013, 11:13 am
what is it with dog hatred?
thanks Anneke for your devotion

Helga Kordjukova (162)
Friday October 25, 2013, 1:37 pm
Sent the letter, but not all have

Shelli S. (365)
Friday October 25, 2013, 6:39 pm
Composed & sent..See how many emails are returned..the usual :( Can kill off animals like flies, but can't stand emails voicing our concerns..typical monsters

anonymous X. (72)
Friday October 25, 2013, 10:20 pm

Laurie H. (737)
Friday October 25, 2013, 10:59 pm
Heart wrenching & Such Shame !!!! Sent & Shared & So Sad!! Thanks so much Anneke!!!~

kate k. (478)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:51 am
also sent letter thank you Anneke

Lynn Juozilaitis (141)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:52 am
This is horrible!
Thank you Anneke & Sylvie! ♥

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 8:07 am
This is hust horrible!

Penelope Ryan (177)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:55 am
Thanks for helping the voiceless.

Kay F. (548)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 11:03 am
All done, thanks Anneke.

Vivian B. (156)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:39 pm
Unbelievable cruelty to animals. What you do to the least of you, will be done to you. That should be what happens to all that harm animals and children! How do I sign and send this?? I don't see a signature line.
Id like to "air mail" it right up their nose!

Sprite D. (207)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 4:57 pm
This law must be enforced, and strengthened.

Jane Williams (165)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 6:57 pm
This is not the actions of civilized people. This is heartless cruelty!

joe wiggins (157)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:09 pm
horrible please stop this murder jmw

Bee S. (209)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:22 am
DISGRACE:-(((((((((((( !!!!!!!!!!

Bee S. (209)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:23 am
DISGRACE:-(((((((((((( !!!!!!!!!!

Sunday October 27, 2013, 9:35 am

Nicole W. (646)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:26 am
thank you Anneke

chantal v. (333)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:40 pm
All send..thank you dearest Anneke!

AniMae Chi (436)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:37 pm
Have previously sent these emails.
THANK YOU to the many that forwarded.

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:56 pm
Emails sent, thank you Anneke!
Hugs, Tamara Hayes

Elaine Al Meqdad (229)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:34 pm

Valerie Delisle (56)
Monday October 28, 2013, 12:16 pm
This is a complex issue. I don't want to see dogs put down, or do I want to see them placed in inadequate shelters, where they may die from starvation or thirst. As suggested, don't change the law, enforce it and be sure to take advantage to the spaying and neutering.

Jane Williams (165)
Monday October 28, 2013, 5:25 pm
All living things deserve some dignity.

. (0)
Wednesday October 30, 2013, 9:18 am
Please don't change the law!! These animals are gentle and loving they are not to blame for human neglect.. I have signed sent email's and shared so many petitions but nothing seems to work!!

Gregg Kelly (63)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:50 am
Shocking form of cruelty :-(

Suheyla C. (232)
Friday November 8, 2013, 4:56 am
Thank you
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