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PETITION; Citizens of Moscow and Region Ask International Animal Protection Organizations to Help Stop Homeless Animals Massacre

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- 3374 days ago -
We ask for your immediate help because the homeless dogs and cats are being ruthlessly murdered for no reason according to the orders of the municipal authorities which contradict and violate the Laws aimed at protection of animals against cruelty.

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Simone Duffin (1462)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 5:55 am
Attention of: The defenders of dogs and cats worldwide

We ask for your immediate help because the homeless dogs and cats are being ruthlessly murdered for no reason according to the orders of the municipal authorities which contradict and violate the Laws aimed at protection of animals against cruelty.
Starting from 2002 in Moscow a State Sterilization Program was launched, aimed at reduction of the number of excessive homeless animals (dogs) %u2013 thousands of volunteers took active part in implementation of this Program, the number of dogs stopped growing and many people adopted homeless pets right from the streets. There are laws which protect animals against cruelty but these laws are being violated by the municipal authorities all over Moscow and Moscow Region.
Starting from July 2008 in Moscow and all over Russia there is a total liquidation of dogs and cats off the streets as it was ordered by the high standing officials. According to the Decree of Moscow Government No 2460-%u0420%u041F issued 06.11.2007 there are dog shelters to be constructed by year 2010 for the total number of animals as 26 thousand species. There are two animal shelters the construction of which has not yet been completed and the First deputy Mayor Peter Biryukoff has ordered to place all dogs to these unfinished shelters %u2013 all 26 thousand dogs!!! Another high ranking official %u2013 the Governor of Moscow Region Boris Gromov has ordered to kill all street dogs. The volunteers cannot get truthful information on the dogs being caught from the streets, the witnesses of such actions saw that the dogs were murdered (poison shots) %u2013 moreover, the people who want to visit the municipal shelters in order to continue taking care of the dogs, are banned to get in. The shelters are not allowed for visitations. Those who had the chance of getting to the territory of the shelters saw an ugly picture of animals being hardly alive %u2013 without water, without food and being in cages without heating.
During seven years (2002-2008) the animal protection organizations and individuals have been fighting for the dogs and their right to live and be protected, in December 2008 there was a meeting held against the cruel and unlawful order of the First Deputy Mayor Biroukov to catch all dogs and cats. The high ranking authorities and the municipal officers give oral promises and assured the pet defenders that the dogs are being taken care of in the shelters whereas in reality the dogs were killed in cold blood at once by way of poison shots or left to die without water, food and heating. We are asking you to help us to stop the criminal actions of the Moscow Government and the criminal actions against dogs and cats and their mass murder in the Moscow Region. The actions of the municipal officials are a crime against humanity and against civilization.

Angela Rhodes (127)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 7:30 am
Signed and noted, thanks Simone.

Carolyn T (234)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 8:18 am
Noted. Petition signed; forwards sent to friends network. Thank you, Simone!

Annelies O (283)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 9:00 am

Thank you! You signed at 8:59 AM PST, Jan 24, 2009

Thanks Simone

Wanda P (8)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 11:10 am
I signed, thank you...

Joycey B (750)
Saturday January 24, 2009, 2:26 pm
Signed,#185 and noted with thanks Simone.

janice n (2)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 11:32 am
this is so sad-how can anyone do this!!!!!

Bronwyn H (228)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 4:57 pm
Noted and signed #302 Thank you Simone.

Linda B (71)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 6:37 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for posting.

Mary D (64)
Monday January 26, 2009, 12:05 am
Signed and noted. Again, thanks for posting it. Hopefully those killers will feel some shame.

Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday January 26, 2009, 12:11 am
Hope so Mary. I hope they get worldwide support against these scums.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 26, 2009, 1:50 am
Signed and noted. Hope they get them, lock them up and throw away the keys...Disgusting behaviour

Past Member (0)
Monday January 26, 2009, 1:52 am
Signed and noted and forwarding. Thanks Simone.

Jim P (3257)
Monday January 26, 2009, 2:37 am
Petition signed.

TY, Simone.


sue M (184)
Monday January 26, 2009, 2:40 am

Monday January 26, 2009, 6:55 am
sined. monsters.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Monday January 26, 2009, 7:03 am

ROBIN M (312)
Monday January 26, 2009, 7:17 am

Tamara P (68)
Monday January 26, 2009, 7:36 am
Our cultural evolution is far behind our physical evolution. Signed and thank you.

Paula L (78)
Monday January 26, 2009, 8:18 am

Dusty K (1339)
Monday January 26, 2009, 8:26 am
Signed and noted. Thank you Simone!

Sue Little (135)
Monday January 26, 2009, 8:41 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Simone.

cat p (3)
Monday January 26, 2009, 10:21 am
signed and sadly

Elderberry T (201)
Monday January 26, 2009, 11:30 am
signatures TY Simone

Past Member (0)
Monday January 26, 2009, 7:21 pm
TY Simone, noted and signed

Darlene K (356)
Monday January 26, 2009, 10:13 pm
Noted and petition signed, thank you

Monday January 26, 2009, 10:22 pm

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 6:34 am
# 538 Noted and signed, with thanks Simone

VIVIAN m (27)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 2:31 pm
Signed, when will things like this come to an end and animals will be treated with the TLC they deserve.?

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 4:09 pm
Tim, thank you for signing "Petition from the citizens of Moscow and Moscow Region to the international animal protection organi"

Thank you, Simone and Suzanna!

MARY D (158)
Wednesday January 28, 2009, 3:02 am
Thank you! You signed at 3:01 AM PST, Jan 28, 2009. Will crosspost for the babies...

Elena P (549)
Wednesday January 28, 2009, 6:49 am
# 643. Thank you.

. (0)
Wednesday January 28, 2009, 5:39 pm
signed and noted

Carol D (346)
Monday June 8, 2009, 10:11 pm
Signed the petition! Thanks!

Roxann C (398)
Tuesday June 9, 2009, 8:40 pm
Signed and noted in anger this must stop.
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