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Stray Dogs and Cats Being Burned Alive in Ukraine

Stray Dogs and Cats Being Burned Alive in Ukraine

Ukraine and Poland won the bid to host the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. Government officials knew that major preparations needed to be arranged in the Ukraine in order to accomodate the thousands of people that attend the tournanment every year, but citizens were not aware that part of the preparation would include slaughtering stray animals.

For years, animal activists in Ukraine have been protesting against the inhumane practices used to solve the stray animal problem. But their pleas have virtually gone unheard. And with the football tournamnent rapidly appraching, things have taken a turn for the worse.

Stray dogs and cats were previously killed using an illegal poison called ditiline. The strays are shot with the poison and their respiratory muscles are paralyzed. In other words, their lungs freeze, collapse and fail to function. Now, the shootings have merely become the means to an end.

Ukraine has made the strays a problem of urgency because of the tournament. According to authorities, they are now using a “more modern, environmentally safe” way of taking care of this problem. After the strays are captured, they are taken to a mobile crematorium. Essentially, the animals are thrown into a 900 degree oven and burned alive.

Ukranian animal rights activists have been protesting this practice for more than a year, and operations director of the UEFA, Martin Kallen, has publicly said that he does not approve of any methods of animal control that constitute animaly cruelty. However, nothing has been done to investigate the burnings. In fact, less than a week ago, UEFA president Michel Platini visited the Ukraine and said he was pleased with Ukraine’s progress.

Animal Activists in Ukraine are furious that nothing is being done about these mass animal killings. Foreign fans are trying to mobilize and boycott Ukraine’s involvment in the tournament, but no moves have been made to do so. Activists are desperately trying to save the stray dogs and cats of the Ukraine.

You can help them by signing this petition calling on Ukraine to stop burning animals alive.

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11:51PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

OMG those people who are capable of this barbaric cruelty to these dogs are not humans, they should all be burned ALIVE they don't deserve to share this planet with animals. I will never buy anything from Ukrania or visit nor will I watch their stupid soccer. I hope the country goes broke it's their karma.

11:51PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

OMG those people who are capable of this barbaric cruelty to these dogs are not humans, they should all be burned ALIVE they don't deserve to share this planet with animals. I will never buy anything from Ukrania or visit nor will I watch their stupid soccer. I hope the country goes broke it's their karma.

11:51PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

OMG those people who are capable of this barbaric cruelty to these dogs are not humans, they should all be burned ALIVE they don't deserve to share this planet with animals. I will never buy anything from Ukrania or visit nor will I watch their stupid soccer. I hope the country goes broke it's their karma.

11:51PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

OMG those people who are capable of this barbaric cruelty to these dogs are not humans, they should all be burned ALIVE they don't deserve to share this planet with animals. I will never buy anything from Ukrania or visit nor will I watch their stupid soccer. I hope the country goes broke it's their karma.

2:20PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

It´s enough now - get stuffed you Ukrainians!

1:20PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

A lack of humanity is usually associated with a lack of empathy. If you cannot empathise with the pain of the victim you will see them as merely a problem. The Nazis were very efficient exterminators because it was a matter of expedience to them, a way to deal with a problem.

1:02PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

The problem with humanity is that most of it is less human than a dog or cat, or even a rat.

12:44PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

My God! These are not Humans running this earth they are DEVILS!!!! Evil incarnate!!!!!! May they burn if the fires of hell! Have they forgotten the Almighty laws of karma that never fail to get you in the end? What they do will be done to them. To all those who turn a blind eye YOU are equally guilty and the law of karma is one law that NEVER fails to get YOU in the end! YOU may get away with man made law but KARMA is the one law YOU will NEVER escape! To those who do this I ask of YOU.. How would YOU like to be BURNED ALIVE??????????????

10:07AM PDT on May 20, 2012

I just signed this petition, so maybe something was wrong with the internet when you tried to sign PhA-ebe A? These so-called 'people' are not human, they're 2-legged filth! Karma WILL get them!

1:34PM PDT on May 17, 2012

Boycott Ukraine & UEFA!!!

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