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The mayor of the Sarajevo municipality Stari Grad, Mr. Ibrahim Hadzibajric has paid Serbs from Republic of Srpska 10.000 euro to kill all dogs at Hresa hell 'shelter'! They WILL BE KILLED IN THE WORST POSSIBLE WAY, WITH AXES, IRON BARS...

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desanka s (416)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 1:56 am
After I read this article in Bosnian newspapers, I think some things are just too unbelievable for words.

This is translation of important parts


Mayor of Municipality Stari Grad Hadzibajric Ibrahim held an emergency meeting today with representatives of the Association for Protection of Animals. According to what Had×ibajrić told the media, suggest that the reason for the meeting was in fact that HE ASK PUBLIC APOLOGY FROM THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR 543 E-MAILS HE HAD RECEIVED FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

This e-mails were sent to Mayor of Municipality in order to draw the attention of the media to the situation in the pound Hresa. Three months ago, animal rights activists were mention to close this pound, due to a number of irregularities discovered in his functioning and documented animal abuse.

Since the dogs have become the number one issue in BiH, one of the "strong" Hadzibajric arguments at the meeting was how "no one mentions 5000 dog bites." (Department of Public Health last year officially published that was 745 dog bites).

Hdzibajric and his companions have figured out a great way to work - sign a cooperation agreement with the slaughterhouse Hresa! There they will massacre all dogs from the city, and in the same time they will soothe the people who protest because of dogs attacks. This will ensure the next mandate for them. Mayor-chair is obviously more important than the spilled blood of innocent animals. It is important to keep the traditions of the Paleolithic era and slaughter, slaughter, slaughter ...

But the municipality of Stari Grad is doing "all by the law"! Last weekend in the media have appeared information about the killing of dogs - Mayor of Municipality all officially denied.

President of the Association for Protection of Animals, Smailbegovic Adnan, said: "At today meeting Mayor of Municipality Hdzibajric repeatedly avoided the answer to the question of the fate of starving and frozen dog from a shelter in Hresa. HE SAID HE WOULD GIVE US THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION ONLY WHEN THE 543 PEOPLE, WHO SENT EMAILS, APOLOGIZE TO HIM.

Association for Animal Protection and Welfare in Bosnia and Herzegovina for years appeal to media and public about the irresponsible ownership, massacring and burning live animals, and that in Bosnia finally someone should be held accountable for that.

Today, we reminded about this topic Mayor of Municipality, but he only briefly answered that "is better for animals to be in the shelter than on the street." To wait for death on wet concrete floor, without food and water, obviously is better than if someone poured acid on dogs, or boiling oil, or cut off there feet, shove a nail in their eyes, burned them alive, threw a firecracker in their mouth ... The most important is that the "good" people (who torture animals) are not punished and that "our children are safe on the street."

Mayor of Municipality asked us to give him the best solution for the "removal" of dogs from the streets. Media reports "no one has a solution."

For the umpteenth time, we repeat - the solution is in the sterilization and neutering programs, in promotion of responsible ownership and adoption of stray dogs, in education how to treat animals in the humane way, and to show compaction for dogs that no one wants ...

We show our self to the world as Neanderthals from the godforsaken, where everything is solving with killing. While civilized people vomit seeing pictures and reading articles that animal activists publish every day and send around the world, Mayor of Municipality teach us that the method "smash head with a hammer" is only right one.

And, when all things considered, this meeting would never been held without previous attention of domestic and international media. If we put aside our investigation, the icy water, wet floor in boxes and moldy bread, that we have seen the track taking away the dogs to Hresa, if we put aside that we have recognized many dogs in the pound Hresa ... while we have this Mayor of Municipality we have "better future" - in both entities.


desanka s (416)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:10 am



Nicole W (646)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:24 am
signed and shared, thank you Desanka

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:39 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:14 am
Wicked and evil bastards - noted and signed.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:26 am
Gladly signed

Ellen G (325)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:38 am

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 9:25 am
noted and signed, thanks DeSanka

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:12 am
noted & signed for sure my friend....( Signed
with 4,576 supporter) - I really can NOT believe this atrocity....

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:13 am
Noted and signed. Makes me sick Desanka.

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:24 am
Thanks desanka!

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:29 am

Svetlana B (20)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:15 am
Noted already done

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:28 am
potpisano naravno,Hadzibajric je inace stoka i moralno dno od covjeka,Ne znace mu nista ni ljudi
a kamoli zivotinje.Nazalost struktura stanovnistva u B&H se mnogo promjenila,sto je uzrokovalo to
da na svim vodecim funkcijama sjede intelektualne mizerije i moralne nakaze.

gabriela v (172)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:23 am
already signed, thank you!

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:33 am
Noted and sadly signed. Just awful. I hope we can make a difference for all these sweet dogs.

Carol H (229)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:47 am
signed and noted for sure!! thanks Desanka

M├│nica Ayuga (109)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 5:34 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:20 am
Noted and Thx Desanka :-0

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:24 am
Signed everything , thanks Desanka

. (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:40 am
signed and noted

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:45 am
All signed, thanks Desanka...heartbreaking.

Lisa Neste (207)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:47 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Mayor of Municipality Stari Grad: Stop the slaughter of stray dogs in Sarajevo, Bosnia" Thank you Desanka! Signed additional petitions as well.

. (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:53 am
Signed and noted - what horrible act against these poor animals, its incredible
thank you a lot dear Desanka

Thursday February 7, 2013, 8:15 am
Signed and tweeted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 8:17 am
already done, TU Desanka

Autumn S (151)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 8:40 am
Signed and thank you Desanka! Very heartbreaking :(

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 8:46 am

Ruth M (235)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 8:51 am
Signed all will have a go at the letter when I get to my computer at home!

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:01 am
NS&S> More than happy to help animals in your country, my dear friend.

Valentina R (12)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:02 am
What a heartless bastard. Put him in a cage and throw the keys away.

Susan G (49)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:10 am
I couldn't be more pissed like I am right now.

Totally barbaric the mayor is a monster for allowing this he better stop it now.


Mike M (40)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:10 am

Thomas Brueckner (41)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:20 am
How cruel and coldhearted could someone be against animals and humans as well.But I think that the Mayor of Bosnia-Herzegowuna don't know what he will reap,his sow,the killing of thousands of dogs.No energy get lost,so nor the energy of the thoughts of this many dogs.

SANDRA R (144)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:22 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Desanka.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:23 am
noted + signed

Pirjo Sundqvist (174)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:36 am
Unbelievable reasoning...lost of words

DORIS L (61)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:13 am
Signed and shared on facebook.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:15 am
I signed with this message; For the umpteenth time, we repeat - the solution is in the sterilization and neutering programs, in promotion of responsible ownership and adoption of stray dogs, in education how to treat animals in the humane way, and to show compaction for dogs that no one wants. Thanks Desanka.

Gina Caracci (219)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:16 am
Im sick of this.
people like him need to be killed in the manor they are ordering others to die. period.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 11:23 am
I can't believe, what an heartless ignorant

katarzyna phillips (6)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 11:58 am
signed and noted, like i have done before

Ruth C (87)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 12:05 pm

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 12:28 pm
Cruelty beyond words!!!!!!!!!!!!! Outragous that this is happening! SIGNED, of course! Thanks Desanka for posting

Veronique L (209)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 12:52 pm
Noted an signed Desanka!

Dawn M (142)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 12:55 pm
Signed and noted! thanks!

Liz AWAY G (72)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:20 pm
Noted and signed in tears.No words, too upset to write as i can't stop thinking about how these poor dogs will suffer.HEARBREAKING!!!!!!!!! Thank you Desanka for all you do.Liz Xx

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 1:39 pm
s&n & shared--ty

Tatiana T (92)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:00 pm
Why? Why? Why? People can be really despicable. Signed and shared dear Desanka.

Morgan McDowell (4)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:02 pm
S and N

. (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:04 pm
done. Evil bastard should die a slow, cruel death. Sickening hoe these people who pass themselves off as human can sleep at night. TY Desanka

Latonya W (82)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:09 pm
when when when will our animals get a freaking break............

Angelika R (143)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:09 pm
both signed, thx! (Still working on the other looooong one via message)

Bartlomiej T (296)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:24 pm
Horrible. Signed & noted. Thank you.

Jan Garen (86)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:24 pm

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:07 pm
Signed again

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:11 pm
Have already signed this petition with 3 others What a totally appalling situation Shame on Bosnia and herzegovina to allow this terrible cruelty and killings of these animals They dont ask to be stray dogs Again its irresponsible human beings that cause this in the first place and then they still get barbaric treatment and horrific deaths from them I hope someone listens and helps these poor digs So sickening
Noted thanks Desanka

Michelle Roesch (5)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:36 pm
sgned & noted

Darlene W (303)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:26 pm
noted and signed. bless all those poor animals.

Mary T (178)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 4:45 pm
Thanks Desanka, Signed and shared all petitions concerning this shameful cruelty already, Thanks Henriette for the forward.

Sandi C (98)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 5:34 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:17 pm
always happy to help you dear Desanka. Signed as well.

Laurie H (817)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:49 pm
Thank you So, So Much Desanka for all you do---Just Heartbreaking---Thanks for sending Ruth---Signed & Shared & Praying~~~

Kim O (396)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:50 pm
Signing everything I can get my hands on to stop this!! Thanks Desanka!

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:15 pm
noted, signed, shared, sickened. thank you.

Constance F (418)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:50 pm
All signed previously, thank you for posting.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:26 pm
S & N! These are sick people... No wonder they live in such poor filth and squalor. They don't treat God's creatures with an ounce of compassion...They shall reap what they sow!

Mary R (280)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 10:38 pm

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 11:06 pm

Gabriele R (26)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 11:32 pm
noted and signed with a sad heart

Anna Undebeck (256)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 11:43 pm
N&S, and shared.! Thank you.

Simone Duffin (1462)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 11:48 pm

Thank you Desanka, signed xxx

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:11 am
Thank you, Desanka, signed.

Tania S (6)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:13 am
Signed. I hope the barbaric people that were going to murder these innocent animals DO NOT get the chance to do so.
I feel disgusted with the world knowing this happens and the animals can't fight back.

Sime Validzic (244)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:15 am
Noted and "signed" with comment (which I copied from another petition): "In addition to spay-neuter programs, it is necessary to ban the breeding of dogs and cats for sale. It is necessary to think before obtaining a dog or cat because not everybody has the time, personality or skills. People should adopt a homeless dog or cat instead of buying from a pet shop or breeder."

I an SICK and TIRED of people launching endless identical petitions. Don't I "LOOOOOVE" when I think that I have already "signed" a petition and then it turns out that I have not. It is a STUPID treadmill.

Elsie Au (259)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:20 am
Done, thanks.

michelle t (41)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:51 am
Vile uncivilised animal murdering scumbags

Emma S (239)
Friday February 8, 2013, 1:22 am
Done - and your others too! Thanks, Desanka.

. (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 1:57 am
Already signed... thank you...

Ela V (85)
Friday February 8, 2013, 1:58 am
signed all of them

Joy W (103)
Friday February 8, 2013, 2:30 am
Noted and signed.

Tanya W (65)
Friday February 8, 2013, 2:51 am
Noted and signed and hoping for change!! Poor souls!!!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 2:54 am
Killing is never a solution

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:51 am

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:07 am
Signed . Thanks .

paul m (93)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:29 am


Kimberly B (89)
Friday February 8, 2013, 5:18 am
Signed and noted, thank you Desanka.

Veerle V (44)
Friday February 8, 2013, 5:20 am
Signed, thank you Desanka.

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Friday February 8, 2013, 5:58 am
Noted and signed all the petitions. Thank you, Desanka, for bringing this to our attention and for caring about the forsaken doggies of the BIH. Simultaneously, I must say, that I am greatly disturbed about the news like this.

I cannot help thinking that, people domesticated animals by large part for selfish reasons, the main reason being exploitation. Now people abandon, hurt, and/or kill animals, animals whom they can no longer exploit or whom they want to exploit even after death, for selfish reasons either. Not only do such people greatly err, to put it mildly, but also, what's worse, they do so consciously.

Dogs are unlike their wild ancestors. Being domestic animals, they have become more or less dependent on human care; they suffer when ending up homeless on the streets; they need a caring hand, a loving family, a safe home. And whether they are forsaken or left procreate without a check or taken to a so-called "shelter", as the one described here, to be maltreated and/or directly disposed of in the most barbaric fashion imaginable, their suffering is of human making. "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed," as A. de Saint-Exupery truthfully put it in his Little Prince. It is a sign of immaturity, to say the least, being unable to take responsibility for the consequences of one's own actions, whether direct or indirect. He who resorts to violence when "solving" problems is in retard of others.

The mayor of Stari Grad is a man who, at least in his line of thought, seems untouched by progress and civilization, never mind civility. He even has the nerve to request an apology from those who try to stop him from serial killings of dogs -- how insane! Well, Mr, you know where you can shove it, and go to you know where.

Something must have died in these people if they are capable of even thinking of doing what they are about to do. Something must be missing from their chest. I think of something alien when thinking of them. I am shocked, and ashamed of them. Shocked -- because of their abhorrent ways; and ashamed -- because they too are humans. Or are they a species within a species? For the sake of humanity--or, better put, humaneness--let's hope they, such people, just go extinct. Naturally. Because the good will prevail. And you know what, despite everything, I'm an idealist: It will.

Les M (3)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:03 am
i was in BiH for a little over a week. as in many parts of the world, they do not consider dogs (in general) as part of the family as we do in the usa. but they also have big hearts and would not want animals to be harmed. i was unable to open the link so i don't know the entire story but just by saying that the mayor is paying serbs to kill the dogs makes me think this is more about politics than lowering the dog population. once ethnicly diverse, sarajevo is mostly muslims.since the war.

Friday February 8, 2013, 7:15 am
Thank You, dear friend.

Sara P (54)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:53 am
Thanks a lot Desanka, I signed and shared the petitions. I completely agree with the comment of Sylvie, her words mirror my thoughts, her English is definitely better than mine! Thanks to her too.

Erika M (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:00 am

TOM T (246)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:19 am
Signed, shared and noted ...... Thanks!

Valerie H (133)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:22 am
Thank you - signed... # 3872

Amy E (66)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:32 am

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:47 am
Signed with tears in my heart for I fear that these wonderful creatures of god will not be saved. I pray I am WRONG!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:16 am
noted and signed

Blair Sorrel (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:19 am
We must all speak out against these unspeakably heinous acts. No country could still be so barbaric and depraved. Thank you.

P A (117)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:35 am
Signed with considerable feeling about the uncivilised and barbarous nature of this proposed action - and how the only thing is to organise a neuter and release programme - or we will boycott everything Bosnian! (Perhaps if we could organise a something that might worry the municipal wallet, that might shift him!).

Kay M (347)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:05 am

Margaret C (10)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:25 am

aj E (164)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:29 am
signed, thanks.

Esther Z (94)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:00 pm
Noted and signed.

. (0)
Friday February 8, 2013, 3:41 pm
Signed tx

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:19 pm
Signed and noted thanks

desanka s (416)
Friday February 8, 2013, 4:43 pm

Care2'ers thank you very much! Your support has brought the petition numbers close to 5,000 signatures!!!


Friday February 8, 2013, 7:53 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Desanka

christine s (340)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:00 pm
Signed already ,it's absolutely heart breaking . Disgusting !!!!!

Laura Mancuso (63)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:43 pm
This should be one easy decision, Mr. Mayor. Cruelty is cruelty, whether you have 2 legs or 4!!!! Shame on you.

paul m (93)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:13 am

Had signed

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:44 am

. (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:29 am
All one can do is sign a petition, and hope that people in power also have a conscience.

Mary Furlong (199)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:46 am
Noted and already signed and shared.

Buffy F (93)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 11:15 am
done and shared

Lana Ravensky (105)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:16 pm

Dee C (229)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 3:52 pm

Thanks Desanka and thank you Lana for the forward..

Tommy D (38)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 7:57 pm
Signed with disgust, those heartless bastards deserve a cruel punishment !!!!

Nancy Black (308)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 8:13 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, signed, and shared. I know better than to say what I am truly feeling about this, but it makes me sick, and I am sure anyone who sees this no matter where they are from feels the same way. I love all animals, but I truly love dogs. Sometimes, I care more about dogs than I do people. I know this is wacko, and I understand the position each is placed on the food chain. Anything as loyal and loving as a dog deserves our protection as do any creature or human who is helpless.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:38 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 6:25 am
Noted, petitions signed.

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 10:06 am
Signed, thank you Desanka

David Machado (70)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 12:23 pm
Noted and signed.

Dana B (140)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 5:50 pm
Signed, thank you

Mandi T (367)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:06 pm
Alrady signed. Thank you

Elizabeth M (31)
Monday February 11, 2013, 3:25 pm
Signed & noted Desanka. Thanks

Debbie Crowe (87)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:03 am
Petition signed and shared.

This Mayor of Municipality Stari Grad Hadzibajric Ibrahim sounds like a real creep with no compassion for these poor dogs!!! He is in the wrong job!

Thanks Dasanka, and now - i'm off to sign the other petitions!


Teresa Cowley (274)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:45 am
Signed--thanks Desanka for posting and Philip for forwarding.

Sally Jay (63)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:46 am
This idiot Ibrahim needs to be euthanaised he is an IDIOT

Janice S (133)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 9:05 pm
This is despicable and must be stopped!! I pray that someone will take the dogs in and give them love and care--- or that at least they will be euthanized hujanely not abused.

Alison A (244)
Tuesday February 19, 2013, 1:38 pm
Previously signed, noted with thanks Desanka.

S├╝heyla C (234)
Thursday February 21, 2013, 2:06 am
signed Thanks Desanka

Valerie Disle (66)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 12:37 pm
signed and noted. Posted on facebook

Sherri Martin (78)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 11:13 pm
Signed and shared on Facebook......

Animae C (514)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 3:41 am
SIGNED both petitions

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Monday April 22, 2013, 4:58 pm
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