Happy Halloween 2014 !

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26/10/14 – a new petition launched to the Serbian government for Nani

(and the other animals held by the hunters) on the Care2 website –

Please Sign and Pass On – Get all friends and family to sign Thanks.


Press Release, and Formal (Serbian) Charge Against Serbian Government

Now Made for Nani

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England 31/10/14: Nani Update – Detailed Press Release (PR) Issued This Morning Based Around Serbian Campaigners Formal Charge To Serbian Authorities.

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31/10.14.  Nani Deer Update.


There is still no news about the specific release of Nani deer and the other animals.

So as we said, until all are released, the campaign will continue.

Now that we have seen Serbian campaigners issue a formal charge to the Serbian authorities about Nani; and we have been in contact with the EU Animal Welfare Intergroup, the President of the Intergroup Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski MEP; the Ambassador of the European Union to Serbia, the EU Enlargement Commission; also established an international petition to save Nani, along with asking supporters to e mail our sample letter to international Serbian embassies, we have decided that enough has now been done for us to take the issue to the media.

This morning; 31/10, we have issued a detailed Press Release (PR) on the Nani campaign; providing (and based around) much of the evidence submitted in the Serbian campaigners criminal charge – see  it at  http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/10/28/281014-serbia-and-england-a-manic-day-but-one-which-we-hope-witnesses-a-very-major-turn-for-the-benefit-of-all-animals-within-serbia/

The PR sent today includes photographs of Nani as she is currently being held at the compound of ‘Hunting Association Cicevac’, along with contact details for all the above people and organisations, including the UK Serbian embassy who we made attempts to talk to about the Minister of Agriculture and Nani on no less than 3 separate occasions – each time we were simply disconnected as they did not want to discuss anything with us.  This situation has now given us little choice but to go to the press and see if they can follow up and get any response from the London embassy regarding Nani.  Contact has also been made with the BBC and SKY.

A copy of our PR as issued today follows.  It is long and fairly detailed for a PR; but there is a lot to tell and show; as is also the case with the Serbian campaigners formal charge.

We now just sit tight and see what happens next.  As I have said in the PR:

“Although some people will just look at Nani as one baby fawn in Serbia; we as an animal welfare organisation will campaign for the release of just one baby deer held illegally as we would should it be 1,000.  It is a matter of principle, adhering to the rules and regulations of any nation.  Serbia wishes to gain EU accession; therefore it must show the EU Enlargement Commission that it is complying with the institutions guaranteeing democracy and application of the rule of law – animal and human rights. EU Membership presupposes the candidate’s ability to take on the obligations of membership including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union.  Animal welfare regulation adherence is part of Serbian law – Serbia must be seen to implement it”.

The Nani campaign will continue until there is implementation of animal welfare legislation, and we do not witness the situations that we are currently experiencing with a baby deer being held in captivity by hunters for at least 3 times (90 days) longer than Serbian law allows at the discretion of the Serbian Agriculture Minister.

We will publish any updates as we get them.  We are working hard with dedicated Serbian campaigners every single day to try and get Nani and others released.  It could be a very simple process for the Serbian authorities – we will continue either way they decide to go and we will continue to inform the EU authorities.

Regards Mark.


Our PR issued very early this morning is as follows:


31st October 2014

From: ‘Serbian Animals Voice’ (SAV) – Kent, England, UK.

http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/   – A voice for the voiceless !

Free ‘Nani’ the fawn and return her to proper life long care.


  • ‘Nani’ was a baby deer who witnessed her mother being shot and killed by Serbian hunters at a very early age.
  • Nani was rescued from death at the age of 2 months by an animal welfare campaigner in Serbia; Mrs. Dragana Mitic of Cicevac town.
  • Mrs. Mitic kept Nani on her estate and provided her with attention, care and food.
  • On 1/8/14 Nani was illegally confiscated by hunters of the ‘Hunting Association Cicevac’ working with the assistance of the local police department.
  • Being in the full time care of Mrs. Mitic; Nani the status of (Serbian) Hunting Law (Article 4, paragraph 32, (“Off. Gazette of RS”, no. 18/2010) therefore cannot be applied to this fawn.
  • The hunters were thus officially not allowed to take Nani from the care of Mrs. Mitic; but they did with cooperation from the police of Cicevac.
  • Due to being in the care of Mrs. Mitic, Nani was subject to the regulations and Article 2 page 1, paragraph 7, of the (Serbian) Animal Welfare Act (“Off. Gazette of RS”, no. 41/2009).
  • As of 8/8/14; Serbian welfare campaigners have made constant attempts to have Nani returned to the full time care of Mrs. Mitic.
  • Since August 2014, Nani has been kept at a dilapidated game bird rearing facility owned by ‘Hunting Association Cicevac’.
  • She cannot be returned to nature.
  • Since being taken by the hunters, Nani is showing signs of sickness and ill health.
  • She is suffering from starvation – unless provided with food brought to her daily by the Mitic family who still have access to the exterior of her compound.
  • Her diet is only what the Mitic family can provide through the fence.
  • Nani is constantly exposed to all weathers.
  • She does not have food or water provided by the hunters.
  • Around 600 pheasants are kept at the facility.  As a result, Nani has become the victim of ecto- and endo parasites due to the dirty premises inside the fenced area where the pheasants are being held by the hunters and which hasn’t been cleaned for years
  • The conditions in which Nani was being kept was reported that to Police Department of Cicevac and Republic Veterinary Inspector in Krusevac, both who who did nothing,
  • Nani is a female and was deliberately locked inside a small fenced area with a goat, Cameroonian race, to be abused, by being chased to exhaustion, much at the amusement of the hunters
  • After these incidents being reported to the police, the animals were separated and held in different areas
  • Several times Serbian animal welfare campaigners have reported that Nani is being starved, that she never has clean drinking water, that she never gets bulky green food which is essential for digestion and her proper rumen function.
  • The Republic Veterinary Inspector informed the campaigners that Nani the fawn is being fed with a concentrate feed for lambs, which Nani did not want, nor did she eat. Thus she is starving.
  • Additionally, veterinary inspection in Krusevac showed a complete lack of knowledge about regulations by which it itself should work; and since there were also no proper actions from a Chief of RVI, Director of the Veterinary Department and the Serbian Minister of Agriculture herself, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic.
  • It is concluded from numerous other examples, that due to complete inaction, ignorance and violation of regulations from the veterinary field, they actually don’t really know the description of their job and the Serbian animal welfare laws by which they are regulated
  • As we approach the period of winter and cold weather in Serbia, and the fawn Nani is in very bad shape, skinny, has weak hair, is mostly scared and tired without the possibility of having either peace and shelter in which to rest and sleep.  Welfare campaigners are continually reporting this type of abuse because all the events around this fawn in the previous period indicate a fatal outcome that will probably be very soon
  • In recent days of heavy rain in Serbia, wind, cold and humidity, the fawn Nani has nowhere to hide except in the dirty area where pheasants resided. She is outdoors constantly. In this location there is a lot of hazardous waste of every type as well as pheasant’s excrement
  • The Republic Veterinary Inspection (RVI) should immediately order the Hunting Association “Cicevac” to at least immediately provide shelter, food and better facilities for Nani
  • The RVI should immediately order the relocation of the fawn in accordance with Article 79, page 1, paragraph 2 of the (Serbian) Animal Welfare Law for her well-being and recovery, all in accordance with the principles of the Law and return the fawn back to Mrs. Dragana Mitic, who still wants to take her and has much better conditions for her welfare, including a spacious courtyard of the 15 acres, where the fawn originally grew.  In addition, Mrs. Mitic will feed and take care of Nani in every way better than the hunters do at present. Nani immediately needs to be returned to Mrs. Mitic, and recover from all that she has endured since 01.08.2014 up until the present.

In addition to the charge made by Serbian campaigners; associates at Serbian Animals Voice (Kent, England) have written to and informed the following about the situation of Nani the fawn:


  • Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski; the newly elected President of the EU Animal Welfare Intergroup
  • the EU Enlargement Commission, who claim to be passing on our posts / messages to the Serbian authorities. Who will be invited to give this matter their fullest attention and then to invite them to reply to SAV.
  • On 27/10/14, SAV were in telephone conversation with the EU Enlargement Commission regarding Nani and Serbia’s application to become an EU member state. The Commission were reminded that the Funding allocation from the EU to Serbia for 2013 was €208.3 million; with EU assistance focusing on Serbian EU accession enforcement of Justice/home affairs – efficient judicial system, the fight against organised crime and corruption.

(EU) Membership requires that candidate country has achieved stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, respect for and protection of minorities, the existence of a functioning market economy as well as the capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the Union. Membership presupposes the candidate’s ability to take on the obligations of membership including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union“.  – Excerpt from the Copenhagen Presidency conclusions.


  • 26/10/14 – a new petition launched to the Serbian government for Nani (and the other animals held by the hunters) on the Care2 website – http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/662/345/316/
  • Correspondence with Green Party South East England MEP; Mr Keith Taylor
  • An international campaign to all Serbian embassies globally asking them to request that the Agriculture Minister takes immediate action to release Nani and other animals hald by the hunters
  • SAV attempted to make telephone conversation with the Serbian embassy in London on 3 occasions, but they were refused any discussion at all times
  • Full information to Ambassador of the European Union to Serbia Michael Davenport – http://www.europa.rs/en.html    E-mail Delegation: delegation-serbia@eeas.europa.eu

SAV founder Mark Johnson (England UK) says:

Although some people will just look at Nani as one baby fawn in Serbia; we as an animal welfare organisation will campaign for the release of just one baby deer held illegally as we would should it be 1,000.  It is a matter of principle, adhering to the rules and regulations of any nation.  Serbia wishes to gain EU accession; therefore it must show the EU Enlargement Commission that it is complying with the institutions guaranteeing democracy and application of the rule of law – animal and human rights. EU Membership presupposes the candidate’s ability to take on the obligations of membership including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union.  Animal welfare regulation adherence is part of Serbian law – Serbia must be seen to implement it.


Links to the just a few of the main SAV site campaign posts for Nani:









Editors Notes:


  • The SAV  http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/  alliance is a completely volunteer run organisation which primarily campaigns for the better treatment of all animals within the Balkans states; especially on behalf of stray / roaming street animals. We DO NOT HAVE ANY FINANCIAL INTERESTS FOR THE GROUP, and we are self funded.  All we ask is if you are considering giving a donation to us, you instead find the group or organisation of your choice from our posts, and give directly to them; by-passing us.  There are lots of animal groups around the world who are desperate for donations.

 The delegation of the European Union to the republic of Serbia – http://www.europa.rs/en.html  and http://www.seio.gov.rs/serbia-and-eu/history.60.html


Above: Mrs. Mitic feeds Nani through the fence separating the at the hunters facility.

Above: Conditions in which the animals are kept – here the goat.

Above:  Serbian Agriculture Minister who fails to take action – Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic.

Above:  Nani fawn at the hunters compound

And finally, the word is:

i want to go home

Back to the care of Mrs. Mitic.





England / Serbia: Late News 30/10/14 – SAV Writes to the (EU) Ambassador at the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia.

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Late update 30/10/14 – UK 2030hrs.

With thanks to Vesna.

Tonight, after being given information by Vesna; we have now written to the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia;

providing lots of information to the Ambassador Davenport, who like us, happens to be a British citizen; who also speaks fluent Serbian; especially detailing all our recent events, the SAV site and our request that he asks the Serbian government on our behalf for the release of Nani deer and all the other animals currently being held by the hunters:



As existing citizens of the EU, from the UK (SAV is based in England, UK); we hope that Ambassador Davenport will be making a representation regarding Nani to the Serbian Prime Minister; who we understand he meets very frequently; within the next few days.

More news on this to come shortly.



Serbia: Nani News 30/10/14: Still Minister Refuses To Act – But Nani Is Being Fed And Photographed Daily.

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Milan say

NANI is now fed as usual. I left a lot of greens, vegetables, and gave her a pinch of salt. The big problem is when I  moving house.

She is very nervous, leaping into the fence, run by the fence, cry ,and it is very difficult for her and for me But nothing could to help her.

Regards Vesna










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Our new petition to free Nani the deer can be viewed and signed at:


Thank you – Nani and friends.



Serbia: Whats In That Box ? – And That One ??? – Felix Kitties Get Presents !

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Danica Mirkovic Shelter Felix

Everybody loves gifts and the Felix kitties are no exceptions!

In these photos you can see them checking out the presents they received from Animal Rescue Serbia and they’re obviously enjoying all of these exciting gifts!

On behalf of 115 furry beauties, I’d like to express my sincere thanks to Jelena Jova and her friends from Animal Rescue Serbia :)

All of us here at Cat Shelter Felix are boundlessly grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness!

Every donation counts, no matter what the size!



Please give anything you can  – thank you.

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See (the now famous) Freddie doing his bit on video at:


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Look, look, there is more in here !!!

Canada: The Theme Song Every Vegan is Talking About.



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The Theme Song Every Vegan is Talking About


Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/the-theme-song-every-vegan-is-talking-about.html#ixzz3HdOdpMGB

Answering some of the most annoying questions that vegans get asked all the time, Toronto-based rap artist Chokeules sets the record straight once and for all.

“What do you eat? What about meat? What about protein? What about cheese? Can you eat fish? Do you eat this? Would you eat that? Are you anemic?”

While many of the questions Chokeules raps about often come from a lack of understanding, the truth is, regardless of the fact that veganism is making its way into the mainstream, people who don’t eat meat and diary still get asked these questions all the time.

From coconut bacon and tofurky to tofu scramble and soy jerky, the song sends out a clear message that veganism is not about deprivation, and that if you want, you can still choose to enjoy all your old favorites — except they’ve been veganized!

Featuring a cast of adorable animals from Wishing Well Sanctuary in Bradford, Ontario, Chokeules is helping to show the world that there is an alternative, and that with all the options that are available to us today, it really couldn’t be easier to choose to love animals rather than eat them.

Check out the song (and the super cute animals) for yourself in the video below:


To find out more about the inspiration behind the song, we got in contact with Chokeules himself and here’s what he had to say:

“One day one of my oldest friends said to me ‘Look, no offense, but seriously — what do you eat?’ After having been asked that same question over and over for years, that day the idea for the song and the chorus popped in my head.”

We also asked him why he thinks it is so important to get this particular message out there.

“The song itself is just about vegan food and vegan junk food, but it’s definitely not representative of all the healthy vegan options out there, just more of a funny response to people wondering how they could replace their precious comfort foods. Quinoa and kale didn’t get the respect they deserve. ”

The tune, which was only released three weeks ago, immediately went viral, garnering support from animal lovers all over the world.

“The video has been getting an amazing response, largely in part to our awesome friends at Wishing Well Sanctuary, who gave us the best location and actors ever, but also because the vegan community has been crazy supportive.”

Bowled over with all the positive response that the song has had, Chokeules has been inspired to continue using his talents to spread the compassionate message.

“It’s been humbling getting such positive feedback and support from people and organizations I admire, who do so much for animals. All I did was write a cool song, so it’s definitely been a wake up call to remind myself why I became vegan in the first place, and that I should be doing more to raise awareness.”







Serbia: 29/10/14 – Zahtev29.10.14. PredsednikRS2.10.14. MinistarstvuPolj u veziNani.

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28/10/14 – Serbia and England: A ‘Manic Day’, But One Which We Hope Witnesses A Very Major Turn For The Benefit Of All Animals Within Serbia !

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Today 28/10/14 has been an incredibly manic, busy day for both Serbian and English campaigners regarding Serbian animal welfare.  We think and hope that all the efforts today will set a much better precedent for Serbian animal welfare in the future.

Here in a detailed brief are a few of the main issues that we have addressed today with our Serbian campaigner friends.  As the day has been a long one; here at present are only the main points of today’s events.  Just the main points but a lot – this shows how manic today has been !.

For us and also campaigners In Serbia; we consider all today’s happenings are very productive and hopefully will set a precedent to the better treatment of animals within Serbia in the future.  Below is a summary of the days events.

Regards Mark – SAV;

on behalf of all in the crew in both Serbia and England.

Free Nani !!

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Serbia wishes to become an EU member state – and so if it does have this position; the massive animal welfare syndicate of groups and campaigners in the EU will watch Serbia much more closely.  Serbian politicians have to learn this for the future – they are under the spyglass when it comes to animal welfare.

By coincidence, Serbian Prime Minister, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic has been in London yesterday and today (27/28 10).  It was time to act.  After news from Serbian campaigners, we immediately first made contact with a Green Party member of the London Assembly; which is a kind of council which oversees all that happens in London; it is directly linked with the Mayor.

It was late, but we asked members of the assembly if today they could meet Mr Vucic and ask him about Serbian animal welfare.  We did not expect anything, but at least the issue of Serbian animals was with the London Assembly.

Next; Serbian campaigners have today made a formal Criminal Charge to the Serbian authorities regarding the situation of Nani the baby deer.  Here is translation of the charge for you to see:



TO:  Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Belgrade
– Office of the Minister, to conduct
– Director of the Veterinary Department, to conduct

- Head of the Department of Republican Veterinary Inspection, to conduct and deliver
– RVI of Rasina District, to conduct
Chief Slavica Jovanovic


for the abuse of a tame fawn Nani in the pheasant farm of a Hunting Association “Cicevac” in extended period of time, as of 01.08.2014 when the same fawn was illegally confiscated by hunters and in assistance of Police Department Cicevac, from Dragana Mitic, street Luj Paster No. 6, Cicevac, who saved him from a certain death, where he grew the most critical two months of age and survived weighting only 450 gr. He was tamed while growing up, and therefore does not have and won’t ever have the status of a hunting wildlife (Article 4, paragraph 32 of the Hunting Law (“Off. Gazette of RS”, no. 18/2010) therefore Wildlife and Hunting Law can’t be applied on this fawn, and hunters were not allowed to take him, and the same fawn is subject to regulations and Article 2 page 1, paragraph 7 of the Animal Welfare Act (“Off. Gazette of RS”, no. 41/2009 ).

Bearing in mind that we have acted immediately (as of 08.08.2014 until 27.10.2014 after learning a tame fawn was taken away) and filed a large number of charges due to various abuses of this fawn, and abuse reflected in:

- keeping of a fawn in an unsuitable pheasant farm of a hunting association “Cicevac” that is not a registered facility, a shelter for the keeping of a large game where the hunting is prohibited, that the fawn is tame and in such circumstances in which the veterinary inspection has left her on 27.08.2014 and never checked upon her since then (27.10. 2014), she will never become an individual that can be returned to nature,

- that the fawn was sick or showed signs of the illness – more than once, due to bad and wrong diet and starvation caused by stress which she is constantly exposed to due to the inability to have peace, food, water and a place to rest, due to the negligence and mistreatment by all hunters who come to pheasantry for the rioting and revelry, especially on weekends,

- that Nani, the fawn received ecto- and endo parasites in dirty premises, inside the fenced area where the pheasants are being held and which hasn’t been cleaned for years nor there was a sanitation performed, that vet. inspection didn’t find appropriate to check out, at least for the sake of 600 pheasants which reside there,

- that the fawn is locked in a box sized barely 5m2, next to field latrine, where everything is terribly dirty, always without food and clean water and that she has been there longer, in a place where she could not turn around, nor lie on the dirty concrete, until Dragana Mitic found her like that and immediately reported to us how horrible conditions are under which Nani lives, that she is known to be hungry and thirsty and cries a lot and she even tried to jump over the dangerous fence where a huge nail is appointed on which she can injure and cut herself, and that they can’t approach her any closer, since that fence is much farther from the outer enclosure. We even reported that to PD of Cicevac and RVI in Krusevac, who did nothing,

- fawn Nani is a female and was deliberately locked inside a small fenced area with a goat, Cameroonian race who was in estrus, to be abused, and where the goat beat and chased Nani to exhaustion, while the hunters were amused. We reported this to the police as well, after which they were separated. Inspection in Krusevac barely condescended to respond to the call of the police, but for this particular case they did nothing except telling us that whenever hunters have “feast day (Serbian Slava)” the Laws of RS are suspended,

- that we have reported several times that the fawn Nani is being starved, that she never has clean drinking water, that she never gets bulky green food which is essential for digestion and proper rumen function, on what we have received an answer from RVI stating that the fawn is being fed with concentrate feed for lambs, which by the way Nani did not want nor did she eat. Then we realized the degree of ignorance we’re dealing with, that a veterinary inspector knows nothing about ruminant nutrition, or about the living needs of the young specimens of wild animals, and that such ignorance causes the lack of every treatment concerning the welfare of the fawn regarding starvation, deprivation of basic needs, both at the beginning and today. Additionally vet. inspection in Krusevac showed a complete lack of knowledge about regulations by which it should work and since there were also no proper actions from a Chief of RVI, Director of the Veterinary Department and the Minister herself, we conclude from numerous other examples, that for them a complete inaction, ignorance and violation of regulations from the veterinary field and animal welfare is a normal occurrence and that they actually don’t really know the description of their job and the laws by which it is regulated,

- we reported that the fawn resides in the fenced space, on the mowed lawn with uniform grass, that she has no grazing and no proper food, that the fawn is for a longer period either starved or inadequately fed, and that’s when she was dozed, cheerless, frightened by all events and the constant noise in the pheasant farm, that she is tired and short of sleep, which will only show its harmful effects during the winter, because in her critical period of growing up the fawn had no useful substances necessary for her proper growth and the body and rumen development,

- that, consequently, fawn’s well-being and physical and psychological condition was greatly compromised, her health and mental stability, because around her it has been shot with firing weapons, she has been visited by a lot of unknown people, pheasants were captured and later released back to the nature from the farm, there were sprees and rampages through the whole night after the hunt was over, slaughter of the animals, etc … etc …. a series of very bad actions that have adversely affected and destroyed and undermined all the good that has Dragana Mitic for two months achieved and brought this fawn back from the dead.

- that we have delivered you the document, a statement from Dejan Ignjatovic from Cicevac, that tells about the origin of the fawn, which was the job of a veterinary inspection and the police, and also tells the fact that the fawn was found in a comatose state, with no response to the human presence, abandoned by the mother and alone, and that Mr. Ignjatovic who was picking mushrooms in the forest took her out of compassion and brought her with him and gave her to his neighbor Dragana Mitic to try to save her, which surprisingly Dragana Mitic managed, because the survival rates of so young and small fawns are very low and only survive in conditions when they have someone to bind to, and accept the person who raises them as biological mother, which is also a rarity… The most common is that the fawns will not accept anyone and mortality rates are much higher than those who remain alive.

- if you do not know anything about this, we suggest you again with good intentions, to find and read the professional literature from the XXI century, that will broaden your knowledge about animal welfare, that is contained in the Animal Welfare Law, and according to which you must act and thus improve your work.

As we approach the period of winter and cold weather, and the fawn is in very bad shape, skinny, has weak hair, mostly scared and tired without the possibility to have its peace and shelter to rest and sleep, we are reporting this type of abuse as well and it must end, inspection must act, because all the events around this fawn in the previous period indicate a fatal outcome that will soon come!

In recent days of heavy rain, wind, cold, humidity, fawn Nani had nowhere to hide except in the dirty area where pheasants resided. She was outdoors constantly. In this space there is a lot of hazardous waste of every type. Besides pheasant’s excrement, there is armature which protrudes upwards, scattered beams that can ensnare fawn’s foot and crush it, she can get hurt on the sharp metal armature, on a maze of wires, etc… She is always more hungry than satiated, thirsty and as the days get shorter and as we go into the winter period, sun can shine, but it will still be cold. Therefore it is not acceptable that a fawn has no shelter.

Under the shelter we don’t consider any hazardous bunch of objects which abound in pheasant farm, see pictures attached – but a closed type of shed with wooden floor, with a thick bedding in which a fawn may lie down and sleep without a wind blowing from the door, yet the entrance area should be designed to shield the inside of the shed and prevent the entry of the cold air or rainfall. This is because the fawn is not moving, she is not running, does not eat, she is not happy, she is poorly fed, always hungry, has lost its weight, has weak hair and has stopped growing (she now looks the same and is in the same psycho-physical condition as the fawn Suzana was who disappeared the day before a hunting inspector was supposed to come) and it is unacceptable that over all Nani does not have a space where she can shelter herself from the rain and cold.

Veterinary inspection should order the Hunting Association “Cicevac” to do this, with the instant completion deadline!

Or to order the relocation of the fawn in accordance with Article 79, page 1, paragraph 2 of the Animal Welfare Law for her well-being and recovery, all in accordance with the principles of the Law and return the fawn back to Dragana Mitic who still wants to take her and has much better conditions to keep Nani than hunters in the pheasant farm have. She has a spacious courtyard of the 15 acres, where the fawn grew, and in addition, she will feed and take care of Nani much better than the hunters do now. Nani needs to recover from all that she has survived since 01.08.2014 up until now. This fact you can’t deny because we have plenty of evidence to show the contrary!

Winter is approaching and with it come the various situations that can’t be predicted. The fawn can’t be left at the mercy of nature, closed in the fence where she even now doesn’t have the basic conditions for life, no food and water or anyone to bring the food and check out if she needs anything, except Dragana and her family who daily travel 6km to feed Nani which they won’t be able to do when winter comes.

At Dragana Mitic’s home, the fawn will comfortably and safely overwinter, recover and she can wait there the delayed and slow acting of the Minister, and that would be a reasonable treatment and the best solution for the fawn herself. All in accordance with Article 4 of the Animal Welfare Law.

Summary: At the time of confiscation, 01.08.2014 the fawn looked great, perfect, even the vets gave her 15 days more of her actual age. She was cheerful, she played and ran. She was in a great psychological and physical condition and that was all thanks to Dragana Mitic. Now after almost three months in conditions in which RVI Krusevac put her and forgot her, we have one ruin of the animal and that will be the further topic of our work.

Noting that the life which Dragana preserved is the only one that this fawn has, and her one and only small life was destroyed by the state authorities of the Republic of Serbia, although the Animal Welfare Law dictates otherwise!

In the very bad conditions lives the Cameroon goat as well (see photos attached – what you see in the picture as a makeshift boards is the actual shelter for her), but it can’t be a reason to kill her, rather the hunters should get her a decent space with a thick layer of bedding, where she could shelter herself from weather and cold, sleep, eat, have water that won’t freeze in the winter. The temperature in which goats reside C. The goat could also get transferred from the°shouldn’t be lower than 5 pheasant farm to Cicevac, in Milije Djordjevic’s home where he could take the care and custody over the goat until spring arrives.


According to the way of how the animals are being kept in this pheasant farm it’s not difficult to conclude that everything is done by violation of the regulations which directly goes at the expense of animals and their well-being.

To us it is more than clear now that out of spite veterinary inspection won’t comply with the law and won’t return the fawn to the family to which it belongs – yet it was obliged to do so according to the Article 79 of the Animal Welfare Law until the Decision of the Minister is reached. It would remove all the dangers for the fawn, but Ms. Slavica Jovanovic, the vet. inspector, Chief of RVI Krusevac, wants to leave this fawn to suffer as much as she can, to drop dead if it must, but defiance is defiance. Abuse of power is a dangerous and contagious “disease” and is transmitted. It expires after the period of more than 10 years, so she better not dream that she can get away from her responsibility in front of the law.

Defiance was always a bad craft, legal provisions oblige the inspection for proper actions and this is the last Charge for this specific case that we file in this form. Following is the insistence on the legal treatment by the Minister through everything we have provided so far, including the complaints on your work and then the following are criminal charges to the Republican Public Prosecutor, whom we will supply all the evidence and everything we wrote in elapsed time and to detail transfer your every (in)action and response, and to whom you will must, willingly or not, provide all that you did or didn’t do and the reasons for your inaction since 08.08.2014 until 27.10.2014., everything you didn’t want to provide to us, but we requested, yet you are angry and pouting because we only write you the truth about your illegal work, and that is only we insist on, everything that exists and that will be the evidence of your actions or omissions, and is defined by the Criminal Code of the Republic of Serbia.

Also, we will not repeat this anymore: Article 58 of the Animal Welfare Law requires lawful actions from the Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, and gives him a period of up to 30 days and that deadline is long over, because today is 88th day of abuse and suffering of the fawn and the family to which it belongs – without any progress. Not to mention the Article 76 of the Animal Welfare Law, according to which the Ministry was obliged to monitor the welfare of all animals on this pheasant far through the competent government veterinary inspection service, and that is not happening. The well-being of all animals in the pheasant farm in Cicevac is seriously impaired, as well as the safety of the citizens from infectious diseases, because the Hunting Society “Hajduk Veljko” doesn’t have a registered facility under Article 104 of the Veterinary Law, that is in force since 02.11.2005., as well as under Regulations which more precisely regulate this field, and for such violation of the law is responsible sloppy and non-working RVI Krusevac, ie specifically Chief of RVI Krusevac, who doesn’t apply and implement the applicable laws of the Republic of Serbia.

If not to us, then Ms. Minister will have to explain to Republican Public Prosecutor’s Office why she didn’t act the way she was supposed to according to the Article 58 of the Animal Welfare Act (“Off. Gazette of RS”, no. 41/2009), and, after all, with all its principles this whole law is aimed at animal welfare – while lady Minister violates the law. So when Minister can break the law, of course that the veterinary inspector will freely violate it as well – but thus they both make abuse of power because they allow acquisition of illegal material and non material benefits to others, and of course, for themselves they also provide a variety of benefits at the expense of the citizens and property of the Republic of Serbia in yet unspecified amount.

In attachment we submit photos and part of our addressing to RVI Krusevac, and on the site http://serbiananimalsvoice.com you can see the chronology of the events since 08.08.2014 up until now.


EPAR – SERBIA OIPA / Alliance for the Protection of nature, animal and human rights

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Whilst this above charge was being undertaken by Serbian campaigners; we at SAV England made contact with both Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski; the newly elected President of the EU Animal Welfare Intergroup and a huge animal campaigner for Romanian stray dogs.  See our past post –  serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/09/20/eu-great-news-a-victory-for-animals-the-new-president-of-the-intergroup-on-the-welfare-and-conservation-of-animals-within-the-european-parliament-a-real-activist-in-animal-protection/

We informed Mr. Wojciechowski about the situation for animals within Serbia and we gave a lot of information on the fact that Nani baby deer had still not been released back to Mrs. Mitic by the government Minister after 89 days; when according to Serbian law, the authorities had a maximum of 30 daysAs Mr. Wojciechowski is also an MEP in the European Parliament, we asked him to please make sure that other MEP’s were informed about Nani.

We also then had a formal response from the EU Enlargement Commission which reviews potential new member state applications to the EU.  We were asked if we were willing for our SAV information to be given to the Serbian government.

Here is exactly what the Commission said to us:

Dear Mr Johnson,

Your message to DG Enlargement has arrived to me, in the Serbia team of DG Enlargement, as the official responsible for environment questions.

I hope that you will understand that, as a candidate country to the EU, Serbia is not yet obliged to apply fully EU laws.

However, as a country aspiring to join the EU, Serbia needs to demonstrate its capacity to apply those laws. The European Commission is in the process of examining Serbia’s implementation of the large block of laws under the environment heading, including those to do with animal welfare.

In this context, I hope that you will agree that we can pass on your message and your views to the Serbian authorities. I would like to invite them to give this matter their fullest attention and to invite them to reply to you.

Yours sincerely,

Naturally, we at SAV were fully in agreement with the EU Commission that our information be provided to the Serbian government so that they can be invited to reply to what we have said.  We await their comments with much interest.  A full copy of today’s Serbian campaigners charge (above) was also provided to the Enlargement Commission to see what the Serbian government also would say about this.

The formal charge speaks or itself and we think there is no way the Serbian government can get out of what has been said.  We trust that the EU Enlargement Commission will also take this charge as additional evidence to our case for the animals of Serbia.

The situation for Nani deer has not changed today; she is still being held by the hunters.

But we hope that all of the efforts both in Serbia and England today will prove very productive for animal welfare within Serbia in the future.  We especially hope that our first real win will be to see Nani and the other animals held captive by the hunters released and returned to Mrs. Mitic for life safe keeping.

So this is a long but very brief summary of today’s events – 28/10/14.

Via work at the EU and also with criminal charges made within Serbia by Serbian campaigners; we hope that the Serbian government will now be put under more formal pressure to provide responses to both of us, Serbian campaigners, SAV and the EU Enlargement Commission.

Our first priority is still to free Nani deer and the other animals held by the hunters; but today we can look back and say that hopefully, 28/10/14 can be noted as a turning point day for big progress in Serbian animal welfare.

We hope you agree !


Our new petition to free Nani the deer can be viewed and signed at:



Thank you – Nani and friends.






In 2013 the EU Provided Serbia With 208 Million Euros To Ensure Application of the ‘Rule of Law’, ‘Guaranteeing Democracy’, Ensuring ‘Human Rights’. Why Then Has the Serbian Government Failed With the ‘Nani’ Deer Campaign ???

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Nani Deer Update 27/10/14.


Firstly, the situation is that there are still currently no changes in the situation for Nani.

Despite this, we are overwhelmed with the first day response to our new petition; which can be signed at:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/662/345/316/    – please pass on to all your contacts and ask them to spread the word about how the Serbian government is betraying giving Nani her freedom back with Mrs. Tadic.

Today, 27/10/14, we have been in telephone conversation with the EU Enlargement Commission regarding Nani and Serbia’s application to become an EU member state.

Please check the following for more information:



With regard the above second link, it is interesting to note:


Serbia – financial assistance

Funding allocation from the EU for 2013: €208.3 million.

EU assistance focuses on:

Justice/home affairs – efficient judicial system, fight against organised crime and corruption.

Public administration reform – at local and central government level.

Social development – social inclusion (especially of the Roma population), employment, human resources development and human rights.

Environment & energy – nature conservation, water and air quality, waste management, climate action, renewables, energy efficiency and security.

So, the EU gives Serbia over 200 million Euros in 2013, part of which is the fight against organised crime and corruption, as well as human rights; and today we see the Serbian Agriculture Minister still refusing to implement Serbian animal welfare legislation regarding Nani deer after 88 days, when she originally was required by law to respond within 30 days !

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Serbian welfare campaigners are today continuing to contact both the Ministry of Agriculture and also the Ministry associated with the police – who took Nani from Mrs. Mitic and handed her back to the hunters.  So much for the above – Justice/home affairs – efficient judicial system, and the fight against organised crime and corruption.

It was the police who undertook unlawful action in support of the hunters on 1/8/2014; instead putting pressure on and taking away the human rights of normal Serbian citizens such as Mrs. Mitic who was at the time caring for Nani.

Also, we question the veterinary inspector who prepared an unlawful official report in opposition to to Article 79 of the law for animal welfare.  Mrs. Mitic has personally now commenced action (on 10/8/2014) regarding the authorities to ignore the requiremnts of Article 58 of Serbian law.

So we ask once again as EU citizens, with the EU giving away OUR MONEY, where is the Justice/home affairs – efficient judicial system, and the fight against organised crime and corruption that members of the EU tax paying public have given €208.3 million to Serbia for in 2013 ???

It is a basic requirement of any future EU member states to ensure that during their application process, there is proof to the EU Enlargement Commission that the national ‘rules of law’ are being applied by in this case, Serbia.  We are failing to see this; certainly in the case of Nani where the minister for Agriculture has still not made any decisions at day 88, when she had originally 30 days by law to decide !

We have reminded the EU Enlargement Commission of the current situation during our telephone conversation today.

The solution to the case of Nani is a very simple one – remove Nani from the hunters and return her to Mrs. Mitic for her forever keep and welfare.

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Finally we would like to thank over 600 supporters who have already signed our save Nani petition in the first 24 hours.  We are proud of you all – thank you from Nani and the ‘Save Nani’ team.

On 28/10 we move into day 89 of still not having any decision from a Serbian government minister regarding Nani; or especially her compliance with Serbian law which requires her to complete a decision within 30 days.

As can be seen from our petition;  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/662/345/316/     many people in many nations around the globe are now fully aware of the situation regarding Nani the baby deer and the failure of the Serbian government to apply the fundamental rules of law which are a requirement for EU membership.

We now wait for a new day and see what happens on 28/10.

Regards – the ‘Save Nani’ team – Serbia and England, UK.


Further links:



(EU) Membership requires that candidate country has achieved stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, respect for and protection of minorities, the existence of a functioning market economy as well as the capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the Union. Membership presupposes the candidate’s ability to take on the obligations of membership including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union“.  – Excerpt from the Copenhagen Presidency conclusions.

The ‘Rule of Law’

The rule of law (also known as nomocracy) is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to arbitrary decisions by individual government officials. It primarily refers to the influence and authority of law within society, particularly as a constraint upon behavior, including behavior of government officials.  The phrase can be traced back to 16th century England, and it was popularized in the 19th century by British jurist A. V. Dicey. The concept was familiar to ancient philosophers such as Aristotle, who wrote “Law should govern”. 

The Rule of law implies that every citizen is subject to the law, including law makers themselves.

And as far as we are aware that also includes Serbian Agriculture Ministers !!

Is this above the case with the Nani situation ??



Return her to Mrs. Mitic Immediately !!





Serbia: 26/10/14 – New Petition Launched Today For ‘Nani’ Deer – Please Sign Immediately and Pass Link On. Thank You.


26/10/14 – ‘Nani’ deer update.

Today we have launched a new petition to the Serbian government for Nani (and the other animals held by the hunters) on the Care2 website.

Here is the linkhttp://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/662/345/316/

This should take you directly to the petition.

We need to act immediately for Nani – please sign NOW and crosspost to everyone that you can  !

Thank you


News from Serbia 26/10/14:

The husband of Mrs. Mitic, visited again and fed Nani, took a lot of green food, for tomorrow,  because of the job  will not be in Cicevac and will not be able to go and see her.

He says: NANI immediately rushed to the gate, because it seems recognizes  sound of my car. I took her a lot of food, because tomorrow I will not be in Cicevac. I was able to pet her through the gate.

Of course, Nani  always felt when we must to go back, and then she’s nervous, run along the fence and looking for a way out for her.   (Nani  try to escape and go with Milan, Dragana is very ill and depress because of Nani,  She can not stand suffering Nani, because  Nani for her as her child) .  

Nani cry like  a child, loud, every time,   and today some hunters or guardians, are sitting there, in the house,  in the shadows, and no one has the nerve to stuck his head. I have not photo anything, because I know , you are  overbooked with materials.






Serbia: YOUR HELP NOW NEEDED To Write To International Serbian Embassies Global. Sample Letter and Contact Details Provided Below. Please Write and Be A Voice for Nani Today !

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 UPDATED 24/10/14 – New Photos and Letters

For other global articles and issues, please scroll down to ‘Latest Posts’ on the right side.

This post is going to remain as the first main post on the site at present; and will be updated as necessary.

We are still in the situation where the Serbian Minster (Photo below) is not making any decision regarding Nani

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So now we have to move on further with our campaign to free Nani deer and return Nani to Mrs. Mitic. 


The following links provide access to all Serbian embassies around the world.




To take action for Nani, please find your national Serbian embassy from the list provided above. 

Check out e mail contact details on how to write to them at the specific embassy.


Then copy the following sample letter and all the attachment links which follow it.

Please send the letter and the links to your own national Serbian embassy.

Every embassy has a legal requirement to return the issues that it has had correspondence about back to the government in Serbia.  We need to show the Serbian government that the ‘Nani campaign’ has now gone global and that Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic who originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare has still taken no action in double this period.

As the Serbian Minister cannot enforce existing Serbian law, Serbia should thus not be allowed to become an EU member state.


The sample letter can also be copied to the EU Enlargement Commission at:





– Also include the links given at the end.


Dear Sir / Madam;

I am writing with the wish that my views are immediately returned to the government of Serbia – please ensure that this information is passed on.

For many weeks now a young deer named ‘Nani’ has been illegally held within Serbia by hunters who are involved with corrupt Serbian state police officials.  Nani deer was being cared for by a lady called Mrs. Mitic after the mother of the deer was shot and killed by these hunters.

The Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare; to enforce action and return Nani to the care of Mrs. Mitic.  She has not done this and we are now around 70 days late in having action from the Serbian Minister.  Still she does nothing.

What has she got to hide ? – why is she so incompetent that she is not able to enforce existing Serbian animal welfare law ? – she is supposed to be qualified in laws associated with animals and animal science.

Any sensible person would know that Nani must immediately be returned for permanent residence with Mrs. Mitic.

Members of the European parliament (MEP’s) have already been informed of the ignorant attitude of Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic in this case regarding Nani.

Minister Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic IS NOT enforcing existing Serbian law on animal welfare; ie. Implementing Article 58; thus I consider that Serbia and the Serbian government are not enforcing implementation of the ‘rule of law’ (within Serbia); this enforcement being a fundamental requirement to be shown by any member state seeking EU accession (membership).

Thus I am left with no option now but to inform my political representatives that Serbia is not worthy of EU membership until Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic acts positively; makes an immediate decision that Nani deer must immediately be returned to Mrs. Mitic permanently.

The name of Serbia has already been tarnished by the inaction of Minister Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic. 

So now, until she acts the correct way and releases Nani permanently back to the care of Mrs. Mitic; I will campaign to ensure that Serbia, which is not enforcing its own legislation (the rule of law); is kept out of becoming an EU member state.

Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic – Act immediately – free Nani deer !


Name and nationality.








End of Sample Letter.


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Serbia: Beautiful Serbian Wildlife Photographs From Zoran.

Serbian  Flag On the following link are some beautiful Serbian Nature photographs which have been sent to us from our animal campaigner friends Vesna and her husband Zoran who reside in Serbia. 

Zoran took all of the photographs, which we know you will enjoy.

To see all of Zoran’s photos; please click here:


Thanks – SAV.

Serbia: ‘Nani’ Deer Photos 19/10/14. Still No Decision From Minister – See Her Photo Below.

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 Photo – Minister , Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic – Cannot make Decisions About Animal Welfare.

Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.



Now approximately 70 days later.



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Article – Speak out to save the life of baby deer ‘Nani’:




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 Photo – Minister , Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic – Cannot make Decisions About Animal Welfare.

Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.



Now approximately 70 days later.



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Serbia: More Photographs From Danica of Tik, Tak and Tok.

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Please see our previous post with photos about Tik, Tak and Tok.


Danica has now sent us some more photographs of the little ones which you can see below.

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Please give anything that you can in order to help with their veterinary costs.

At the end of this post you will find a secure link to the Youcaring;  where you can make a secure donation which is then forwarded on directly to the cats at shelter Felix.

The following is the message from Danica:

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Tik,Tak and Tok are siblings, three unwanted babies that had been living at a construction site in Belgrade since they were born. Their mother was a stray which disappeared a long time ago and they were forced to fend for themselves in that dangerous place, fed by locals but totally on their own and unprotected.

They were approximately three months old when they arrived at the shelter at the beginning of September, skinny and confused, with voracious appetites, but cuddly, curious and sweet.

Unfortunately, only one of them, a little tuxie boy named Tak, seems to be healthy. His brother Tik has a congenital birth defect, he was born with a deformed right rear leg which needs to be amputated. Their sister, a tabby and white girl we named Tok, has only one eye as her other eye has already leaked out because of some untreated infection (probably herpes, chlamydia or both) and what’s left of it will have to be removed.

Although we thought Tok also had a harelip when she was brought to the shelter (see photos at end of this post – SAV) , we’re now more inclined to believe she was actually seriously injured some time ago, as a part of her lip is missing and she doesn’t have a cleft palate.

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All three of them have fit in nicely right away and are getting stronger every day, so it’s time to start thinking about their surgeries.

The amputation of Tik’s leg and the removal of what’s left of Tok’s right eye will cost around 300 euros/$430CAD. We need all of the help we can get in order to fix the serious problems these sad and neglected babies have the best way we can and enable them to live the long and happy lives they deserve.

Every donation counts, no matter what the size! 


Photos below from our previous post (link at top) showing Tik, Tak and Tok:





Thank you – SAV / Felix shelter.

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UK / England: David Cameron Prime Minister Gives 2 Fingers To 94% Of British Public And Blocks A Ban On The Use of Wild Animals In English Circuses.



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UPDATE 17/10/14.


SAV Comment:

94% of the British public want an end to wild animals being used in travelling circuses in the UK.  On 17/10/14 the UK government led by David Cameron, Prime Minister; kicked 94% of the British public in the teeth by NOT allowing a vote to ban the use of wild animals in English circuses.

In May 2015 the  British public will have a General Election and have the opportunity to eradicate David Cameron and his Conservative Party from government.  This issue is just another example of how Cameron’s ‘rich boy’ Tory government are completely ignoring the wishes of the British general public – and instead only doing what they want to do whilst giving 2 fingers to everybody else – in this case 94% of the public !

We say ‘roll on May 2015’.  In the meantime; we will continue to expose the Cameron government for all their animal abuses; the fumbled badger killings recently being yet another example.

Congratulations to Malta for doing the right thing with circus animals today.

Fingers crossed for a ‘Goodbye David Cameron’ in May 2015.

There are plenty of clowns relating to the circus; and David Cameron Prime Minister is the biggest clown of all !!



Cameron – Prime Minister

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Cameron – The Hunter.

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17/10/14 – Now ‘Cameron The Clown’


See our previous posts on this issue going back a few years – most recent is first.

Dates for others are contained within each of the headers:






 The following is the message late today (17/10/14) from Liz Tyson; Director at the UK ‘Captive Animals Protection Society’ (CAPS):

Dear Mark,

Malta comes good for animals in circuses but Westminster lets them down again.

We were delighted this morning to hear that Malta has now passed a ban on the use of ALL animals in circuses.

We were really pleased to be able to provide advice and support to local groups in Malta who have been working hard on this campaign for years and it is heartening to see the proposals finally make it into law.

But our delight tuned to dismay at our own Government when, at the second reading of his Private Members Bill to ban wild animals in circuses, MP Jim Fitzpatrick revealed that the Government had intervened to block the proposal.

This is in spite of repeated assurances from the Prime Minister and Minister responsible for the issue that they were supportive. We told you earlier this week that a damning letter from Nick Clegg to a constituent raised alarm bells over the Government’s true intentions on this matter and it now seems that those concerns were well-founded.

We know how much you, like us, were hoping that today would be the day when we would take that important step closer to seeing an end to the cruel use of wild animals in English circuses. We know that you have worked hard alongside us to make it a reality. We also know that, like us, you won’t be giving up easily.

Just moments after the objection was raised to the Bill, we were in contact with our campaign partners and Jim Fitzpatrick MP and are now in the process of working together to challenge this new obstacle.

We won’t give in until all circuses are animal-free.

We wanted you to be the first to know about today’s news as we know that the future of wild animals currently being exploited in circuses in the UK is important to you. We are sorry that we cannot share the good news we all so wanted to hear. But we must continue.

The second reading is rescheduled again for next Friday, the 24th October. So we will be doing all we can between now and then to secure a positive result for the animals.

Thank you, as ever, for your support,
Liz Tyson, Director CAPS.

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Above – Liz Tyson.

Further reading:


This is the person – see him here ! –  Andrew Rosindell MP  - https://www.conservatives.com/OurTeam/Members_of_Parliament/Rosindell_Andrew.aspx


The bill to ban wild animals in circuses has been blocked by Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell at its second reading today. This is the second time that Mr Rosindell has blocked the bill, introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick MP and championed by ADI.

It is difficult to comprehend why anyone would block this popular and long-awaited legislation, sabotaging efforts to bring the suffering of circus animals finally to an end – although Mr Rosindell has previously written a brochure foreword for the now disbanded Great British Circus, where shocking elephant abuse was exposed by ADI.

Despite his support for this outdated industry, we sincerely hope Mr Rosindell will respect his constituents’ wishes, and the will of the public and fellow MPs, and not oppose the bill at its next reading on October 24th.

Despite interventions by Mr Rosindell, the circus bill still provides the best opportunity to secure the ban ahead of the general election.


Read in full at:


Serbia: 17/10/14 – ‘Nani’ Deer Latest. Still No Action From Serbian Minister; But Nani Campaigners Now Take Action With EU MEP’s !

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The situation at this present time is that ‘Nani’ deer is still being retained by the hunters.  

STILL NO ACTION by Serbian Minister of Agriculture, 

Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic;

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Above – Minister Boskovic

On this post you will see the latest photographs from 16/10/14.


We are now approximately 2 months into still not having a decision / action by Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic; who originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.  

We consider this shows just how chronically bad the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture is as it is still not capable of making a decision some 30 days BEYOND its final decision date under existing Serbian Law !!

SoOn 16/10/14 SAV made telephone contact with Members of the European Parliament (MEP) in London to explain the current situation of Nani and the fact that Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic is incapable of still making a decision on the future of Nani.

We constantly reminded MEP’s that any member state currently seeking EU Accession (membership) must be continually showing that it is ‘applying the rule of law’ with regard its own national legislation. 


Applying the Serbian rule of law is certainly not the case regarding the situation with ‘Nani’, as Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to, and implementing Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.  


By not applying its own rule of law, Serbia is NOT currently meeting the membership requirements even needed to be considered for EU membership.  We again reminded the MEP’s of this situation, who are going to work further on the issue of ‘Nani’ today; 17/10/14.


Making a decision on the future of a deer is not ‘rocket science’, and yet Serbian Ministers DO NOT seem capable of doing it.  Is it a corruption issue between the Ministers, police and hunters one has to question; or is it simply that Serbian government ministers cannot and do not wish to apply existing Serbian legislation (laws) to the running of Serbia ???


Something in Serbian legislation is drastically wrong, and we suggest it starts at the top and works down, from Ministers such as (Serbian) Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic.


From the very start, we said that we would never give up on the issue of ‘Nani’; until Nani is rightfully returned to adoptive parent and carer Mrs Mitic.  This is still the case; until we get a decision that Nani returns to Mrs. Mitic, we will continue to show to you, and to EU MEP’s, that Serbia is NOT enforcing its own rules of law.


The Serbian government has to live with that – do they abuse their own national legislation system and continue to be shown by organisations such as us that they are certainly not worthy EU membership candidates at present; or do they implement Serbian national law, do the right this and return Nani deer to owner Mrs. Mitic.


We were informed by London on 16/10 that we would be getting an update on the situation with regard their actions in the very near future.  We will post this as applicable on this site.




Article – Speak out to save the life of baby deer ‘Nani’:




 Petition wording:

Hunters and the police took away a motherless baby deer from his home and his foster and now want to put him into a zoo. Their first plan was to slaughter him (as it is the usual practice here), but because of the public reaction the baby was saved. However he is not cared for properly. He has diarrhea and shows signs of stress and fear. He misses his caretaker very much and that feeling is mutual. The struggle to gain him back lasts for more than two weeks. Authorities are not doing their job and it may cost this baby deer’s life. Minister of Agriculture can issue an order that will bring Nani back home and there is a legitimate possibility for that however that is not happening even though Nani’s family has requested it. If Nani ends up in a zoo it will seal his life as a captive animal for good. Please help!



London, England: ‘Farms Not Factories’ – Please Sign and Take The Pig Pledge Today.


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Website:  http://pigpledge.org/

Pig Pledge Video:  http://pigpledge.org/the-video/

It’s World Food Day 2014 and this year we’re focusing on family farming!

Agribusiness corporations, solely motivated by profit, continue to take control of local food systems while more than a billion people in the world suffer from hunger and starvation, and another billion are overweight or obese.

We think people should be able to define their own food and farming policies. By taking and sharing the Pig Pledge you will be supporting local and sustainable food systems. Please help spread the message to encourage people to pledge to eat meat from real farms, not animal factories.

You can find out more in our new three-minute video released this week (music kindly donated by Jools Holland):

We have been engaging in online activities all week focusing on the various issues associated with factory farming. So far over 1,600 people have taken the pig pledge and we’ve had the backing of many organisations and celebrities, including Greenpeace, Stephen Fry and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Check out our website an twitter feed and get involved in the conversation!

Please sign and share the Pig Pledge to inspire people to make better food choices that support socially and economically just farming systems.

#PigPledge @pigbusiness

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Netherlands / England: The Importance Of Access To Animals During Road Transport.



As you can read in the ‘About Us’ section; we have worked with Lesley and her great team at ‘Eyes on Animals’   http://www.eyesonanimals.com/    (based in the Netherlands) many times in the past regarding live animal transport issues.

Access to animals in transport has been a massive concern of ours also and we have worked together regarding this issue for quite some time.  A couple of our past posts which deal with this issue can be seen at:



If you go to ‘About Us’, you can scroll down until you see pictures taken at Dover (UK) of ‘sealed trailers’ which are being used by Dutch hauliers / exporters to transport live sheep from the UK to mainland EU.  As you can see from the above link photos; also those below; and from the report produced by Lesley – ‘The Importance of Access During Transport’; ensuring access to animals during transport is vital.  The sealed box trailers operated by Dutch hauliers (and as seen in the following photo) in the UK do NOT provide this access.

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Above picture – A ‘sealed box’ trailer filled with live sheep arrives at Dover, UK 

Below – loaded onto the ‘Joline’ for export to Calais (photos – V. Cameron)

Below - the importance of good access to animals during transport.

To check condition, injury; provide access for food and water to be provided.

(Photos – EoA NL)



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The following is a recent report by Lesley of an incident at the Turkish border.  As you can read and see from the video, it was only because the trailer involved was fitted with access doors that the animals were able to be provided with food and water.  If ‘sealed box’ type trailers had been used instead, what would this post now be saying ? – probably that all animals had died at their delay at the border crossing due to lack of access and the inability to provide them with water and food !

Please read Lesley’s report on how important / vital good access to ALL animals being carried is vital during transport.  Here is the link to the report:


The following below is the report of the incident at the Turkish border as provided by Lesley.

As just one part of all our campaign work for bettering animal welfare during road transport; we will continue to work with our friends to make the EU aware of the current situations and to try and ensure that for the future; legislation is updated to make access to all animals during transport much easier and part of EU regulations.  We do not want animals in sealed box trailers; where drivers cannot see or gain access to sick and injured beings.  Time for change !!

Continually fighting to improve live animal transport conditions

and the animals welfare !

Mark – Founder SAV.


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Dear livestock-truck body shops, EU/DG Sanco and Member State officials, FVO, UECBV, OIE and exporters and transporters of live animals,  

(voor het Nederlands, zie hieronder)

On October 8th a truck with 28 pregnant buffalos from Piemonte, Italy arrived at the Bulgarian/Turkish border, after a journey of almost 2000km.

The Bulgarian authorities at the BIP let the truck through but it got stopped inside the border by the Turkish authorities because it did not have the correct papers. I will not go into the details of what was missing in the paper work, it is irrelevant for the purpose of this email.

The chauffeur was fortunately a competent and motivated one. He did his utmost best to get feed brought into the border, and he regularly fed and watered and checked-on each animal on board. As well, the Turkish veterinarian at the border was able to regularly check on the pregnant animals blocked inside. This was all possible because of the fact that the Pezzaioli vehicle used had many access doors on the side of the vehicle.

Please watch a short video of the buffalo’s on the truck that our Turkish inspector made while at the border :


Should the truck not have had access doors, the driver would not have been able to easily place large troughs to manually water the animals inside, and make sure that each animal was getting enough liquid and feed. Additionally, should the truck have been a closed one, the veterinarian also would not have been able to monitor the health condition of the pregnant animals and step in should one have needed an injection or treatment.

Yesterday afternoon, October 13th, after 6 days of being blocked at the border and EonA/AWF making dozens of phone calls to EU and TR authorities, he finally got permission to continue his journey to a farm in Bursa, Turkey.

I hope this incident, which occurs more regularly than one would like to believe at important border crossings, helps you understand why easy access to the animals on board is so vital to assure the welfare of the animals during all unforeseen circumstances. We ask you please to make sure all the trucks you build, approve or use have good access opportunities to the animals. It is the law but also it is useful in practice! We are pleased to hear that certain companies have installed access doors in their airco and forced ventilation trucks. We want to also insist that not only closed trucks have these doors, but also normal livestock trucks. Some are built now without side access doors and this is not smart or in compliance with the EC 1/2005.

best wishes,

Lesley Moffat – Director                                                     Iris Baumgaertner
Margreet Steendijk – Senior inspector                             Head of Inspections


DUTCH VERSION BELOW – Beste mensen, (for English please see above)

Graag willen wij het volgende onder uw aandacht brengen: Op 8 oktober kwam er een transport met 28 zwangere buffels uit Piemonte Italië aan bij de Bulgaars/Turkse grens, na een reis van ongeveer 2000 km.
De truck kreeg geen toestemming om Turkije binnen te gaan. Als reden voor het oponthoud meldt Turkije dat het veetransport niet over de juiste papieren beschikte. Op de verdere details zullen wij in deze email niet ingaan en zijn niet relevant. De chauffeur heeft zijn uiterste best gedaan om zijn dieren elke dag van eten en hooi te voorzien. Ook kon de dierenarts de dieren controleren. Dit was mogelijk, doordat de truck van Pezzaiola beschikte over veel toegangsdeuren aan de zijkant. Aub kijk naar de korte film van de buffalos op de veeauto:


Was dit niet het geval geweest, zou de chauffeur de dieren naar alle waarschijnlijkheid niet hebben kunnen voeren en met de hand een voor een water gegeven, en had de dierenarts geen mogelijkheid gehad om de buffels (visueel) te controleren. Gisteren middag, 13 oktober, kreeg de chauffeur na 6 dagen, toestemming zijn reis met als eindbestemming Bursa te vervolgen. De buffels hadden toen 6 dagen aan de grens in de veewagen doorgebracht.

U begrijpt dat wij door dit dramatische incident eens temeer overtuigd zijn van het nut en noodzaak van toegangsdeuren. Wij vragen u dan ook om deze standaard aan te brengen in alle veewagens die uw bedrijf bouwt. Alleen op die manier is het mogelijk om in dit soort situaties adequaat op te treden en de dieren de zorg te geven waar zij wettelijk recht op hebben.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Lesley Moffat – Director                                                    Iris Baumgaertner
Margreet Steendijk- Senior Inspector                             Head of Inspections


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Above – Good trailer access – note plenty of access doors.



Petitions: Some Here But Use Click At End To See Many More.

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Save New Whale Species from Extinction

Posted by Megan Eimers

Target:  Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Secretary of Commerce at National Marine Fisheries Service

Goal:  Protect the world’s most recently discovered and highly endangered whales before they go extinct

A new species or subspecies of whale has been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico, but there are only about 50 left. A genetically distinct group of Bryde’s whales, which appear to be a new subspecies or possibly an entirely new species, is disappearing due to habitat loss caused by human threats such as oil exploration. The Bryde’s whale is the only baleen whale known to the Gulf.  Scientists would like to know more about this species, but time is quickly running out to save it.

The only known habitat of the new type of Bryde’s whale is the DeSoto Canyon, which is alarmingly close to the location of the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill. The oil industry is expected to expand in this region, and the whales have been known to be struck by the busy traffic of cargo ships in the area, putting their numbers at even greater risk.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to list this species under the Endangered Species Act before it is too late for them. The Bryde’s whale needs to be added to the federal endangered species list in order to preserve its unique evolutionary lineage. Sign the petition below to urge the NMFS to approve the petition and move forward to conserve this new group of Bryde’s whales.


Dear Dr. Kathryn Sullivan,

I am very concerned over the imperiled status of the new species or subspecies of Bryde’s whale recently discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. With less than 50 left, time is running out to study these animals and discover more about them. We need to conserve their habitat and protect this species in order to study their interesting evolutionary lineage.

I urge you to take the steps to protect these whales before it is too late, and to approve of  the petition sent by NRDC to add this species to the Endangered Species List. Thank you for your time and consideration.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit:  Rungroj Yongrit, EPA

Link and petition:


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End Barbaric Practice of Burning Bulls Alive

Posted by Ashley Rodriguez

Target: President Juan Vincente Herrera, Castile and Leon

Goal: Cancel the horrific torture and murder of bulls during the Toro Jubilo

Each November, the Toro Jubilo festival is held in Soria, Spain. During this festival, live bulls are burned to death while tied up to posts or set loose to run through the streets. They are affixed with balls of flammable tar, also called pitch, which are then set on fire. Residents of the city hold a belief that eating the flesh of these tortured animals after they are engulfed by flames will bring fertility and invincibility. Such a notion is archaic and unfathomable in today’s world: Fertility and invincibility will not result from horrific murder. Urge officials to cancel this bull run and tell them that the cultural customs and beliefs of a society are not an excuse to kill an animal, let alone in such a horrific fashion.

Bulls, like any other animal, are perfectly capable of feeling pain and experiencing emotions. Their last hours of life during this bull run are spent in immense pain and fear as they are literally burned alive. Terrified bulls run aimlessly through the streets of Soria in a blind rage of pain and fear, their faces burned off by the flames. Others remain tied up and unable to move throughout the death sentence that can last for hours. Spectators look on while the animals’ faces, bodies, and flesh are burned away until the animal is finally dead.

The fact that this practice is part of a festival and provides some type of entertainment or satisfaction for spectators is vicious. Sign this petition to stop and ban this sadistic practice immediately, as it was during the 1960’s and 1970’s.


Dear President Herrera,

I am absolutely horrified and disgusted with your city’s horrific rituals during the Toro Jubilo. No animal or being deserves to have their bodies scorched alive in a public display for human entertainment. Such acts have no place in society and serve no real purpose. Burning animals alive for fertility is inhumane, and “tradition” is not a justification for murder.

I refuse to travel to Soria while festivals such as this are still taking place. Please consider the gravity of the situation and the wellbeing of the animals being tortured while still alive and fully able to feel pain.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Stuart Yeates via Wikimedia Commons

Petition and Link:


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Dismiss Inspector Who Ignored Animal Abuse

Posted by Jennifer Schwager

Target: Dr. Bruce Archibald, President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Goal: Demand the suspension or termination of government inspector who disregarded blatant animal abuse

An undercover investigation into the abuse of animals at a hog facility recently revealed employees kicking, shocking, and clubbing pigs. Even more shockingly, the investigation uncovered evidence of blatant complicity on the part of a government inspector, who not only allowed the abuse to continue, but even provided employees with an electric prod to use on the pigs.

In a video released by Mercy for Animals, workers at the Western Hog Exchange in Red Deer, Alberta were seen beating hogs that were sick, injured, or unable to move with bats while a Canadian Food Inspection Agency agent stood watch. In the video, the agent clearly recognizes the abuse, stating, “If anybody has a camera, this will be on the Internet.”

Each week, 40,000 live animals pass through Western Hog Exchange, a transport hub from which most of the animals continue to slaughterhouses. According to the Company’s chairman, Brent Moen, the employees seen participating in the cruelty have been fired, and an independent, third-party contractor has been hired to conduct an investigation. In addition, another inquiry is being conducted by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

While the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says it has begun an investigation, they have not yet suspended or terminated the inspector in question. In the meantime, it is possible that the inspector is displaying the same disregard for his duty that he displayed previously. In order to ensure that CFIA inspections are effective in preventing cruelty to animals, it is imperative that the inspector is suspended from his position pending disciplinary action. Sign the petition below to demand that this negligent and incompetent inspector is suspended during the investigation.


Dear Dr. Archibald,

Evidence from a recent investigation showed a government inspector watching and allowing the beating of pigs by employees at Western Hog Exchange. At one point, the inspector is seen passing an electric prod to the employees as well as admitting recognition of egregious breaches of Canadian animal protection laws.

While the CFIA has launched an investigation, there is potential that the inspector will continue to allow abuses in other facilities until a conclusion is reached. I demand that, while the investigation is pending, the inspector is suspended from his duties, and that if the investigation finds guilt, further measures are taken, including dismissal.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Jon Sullivan via Creative Commons

Petition and Link:


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Punish Cruel and Neglectful Pet Owners

Posted by Jackie Ip

Target: Monthian Boonthan, National Legislative Assembly Member

Goal: Impose punishments on pet owners who fail to adequately take care of animals

In Thailand, many pets are subjected to abuse and neglect by the very people who are meant to love and take care of them. Fortunately, a new piece of legislature aims to punish people who neglect, torture, or fail to properly take care of their animals. Cruelty, as defined by this bill, is any action or absence of action which causes an animal agony, disability, or death. This bill will also require owners to provide care for their pets. Failure to comply will result in a jail term of up to one year and/or a fine of no more than $600.

Pets’ owners are their entire lives. They rely on them for care, food, and love. Animals should not have to be subjected to abuse or neglect by the people who should be taking care of them. This bill will give pet owners in Thailand the push they need to become more responsible pet owners. They will have to give their animals the proper care they deserve.

If this bill passes, a high-level committee to prevent animal cruelty and promote animal welfare will be established and the lives of pets in Thailand will benefit greatly. Sign this petition and support this animal welfare bill.


Dear Mr. Boonthan,

It has come to my attention that you and many others in the National Legislative Assembly are focusing on passing an animal welfare bill that would punish pet owners who abuse or fail to provide adequate care for their pets. Many pets are suffering abuse and neglect in Thailand at the hands of the people who are meant to take care of them and I believe that this bill will change that for the better.

If this bill passes, a committee to prevent animal cruelty and promote animal welfare will be established. I believe that this, in congruence with the punishments against pet owners who neglect, abuse, or fail to care for their animals, will give pet owners in Thailand the push they need to become more responsible pet owners.

I would like you to know that you have my full support in regards to this bill. It will greatly improve the lives of pets in Thailand.


[Your Name Here]

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USA: The Fate of the Gray Wolf Lies in the Hands of Michigan Voters.



Link:  http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/13/michigan-voters-decide-whether-permit-hunting-wolves?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2014-10-13  

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 The Fate of the Gray Wolf Lies in the Hands of Michigan Voters

Hunting of the formerly endangered species is on the ballot. Only 630 are left in the state.

October 13, 2014 By Steve Friess

Steve Friess has written for Politico and The New York Times. He teaches journalism at Michigan State University.

Voters will determine the future political lives of a number of humans on Election Day, but in Michigan, the actual lives of gray wolves also hang in the balance. 

On Nov. 4, the people of Michigan will vote on whether to uphold or overturn laws passed by the state legislature that permit hunting of the gray wolf.

The gray wolf was on the brink of extinction 40 years ago but lost its federally protected status in 2012 as its population recovered. In Michigan, the wolves are found only in the remote, sparsely populated Upper Peninsula. The state’s Department of Natural Resources estimates there are about 630 wolves, and hunt proponents insist the predators have become a menace to livestock and domesticated pets.

Tony Demboski, president of the Upper Peninsula Sportsmen’s Alliance, said the aim isn’t to “hunt” wolves so much as “the scientific management of controlling the wolves just as we do the deer, coyotes, and bears.”

“Nobody is out to eliminate wolves,” he said. “But we have farmers who are losing livestock, people in the city of Ironwood who are scared to let their kids go to their bus stops.”

There have been no reports of wolves attacking people in Ironwood, which is on the Wisconsin border, or any other town in Michigan. An investigative series by Mlive.com in November 2013 found most of the incidents claimed by hunting advocates had been fabricated or exaggerated. More recently, a spate of four wolf attacks in August in the Upper Peninsula resulted in the deaths of a hunting dog and a cow, according to the DNR.

The vote is the latest battle between backers of the hunt in the Republican-dominated legislature and opponents, whose campaign is funded in large part by The Humane Society of the United States.

A bill to permit wolf hunts passed in late 2012, but the grassroots organization Keep Michigan Wolves Protected collected enough signatures to delay the law until it is voted on in the November election. By 2013, the legislature passed another bill, this time to allow the state’s Natural Resources Commission board to designate the wolf as a game species.

The result of that bill was a six-week wolf hunt in late 2013 in which hunters killed 22 wolves—about half the limit set by NRC. Earlier this year, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected turned in enough signatures to freeze that bill too and put it on the Nov. 4 ballot.

“When the first bill was introduced in October of 2012, I immediately heard from people in U.P. [Upper Peninsula] who were horrified that the wolves had just began to recover and now would be hunted,” said Jill Fritz, chairwoman of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected. “And then the second law was passed for the sole reason of circumventing a voter referendum after we stopped the first one.”

Still, it’s unclear whether banning wolf hunts at the ballot box will be enough to protect the animals.

This summer, the Michigan legislature approved a “citizen-initiated” bill that confirmed the NRC’s power to name the gray wolf a game species and establish hunts. It was forwarded to the state with the necessary 275,000 signatures organized by the group Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management.

Because lawmakers added an appropriation requirement that the state spend $1 million on fighting Asian carp and other invasive species, it cannot be repealed by referendum.

Fritz’s group is suing to block the law as unconstitutional, and courts are expected to consider the issue in early 2015.


SAV Comment:

Please vote to ensure protection for the future of this wonderful animal.





Serbia: Gen.Sekretarijat Predsednika Srbije je molio Ministra poljoprivrede da postupa,ali- bez efekta

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From: epar

To: Ministar Policije ; premijer A.Vucic ; potpredsednik.kabinet@gov.rs

Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:20 AM

Subject: Fw: danas je Nani vidno neraspolozena. Nije cak ni htela zelenisa koje sam poneo sa sobom. Ne znam sta joj daju ovi , ali se da videti da je mrsava. Jednom je Slavica, na pocetku ove borbe, rekla da ce ipak u Srbiji biti svetla na kraju tunela. Ja


Ima li svetla na kraju tunela ?  ili je ovaj nas mracni tunel kruzni ?

Molimo vas da se u skladu sa svojim kompetencijama,zakonskim pravima i obavezama i vi ukljucite u ovaj veoma ozbiljan predmet u kojem se vide pogazeni zakoni i Ustav Srbije.

Zasto administracija :Ministar poljoprivrede,cuti od 9.9.2014.? nakon sto joj je 10.8.2014.stigla Molba Dragane Mitic da joj dozvoli da zadrzi svoje lane .

Zasto policija stiti svoje sluzbenike koji dokazano nezakonito rade?

Da li Drugostepeni organ Sluzbe unutrasnje kontrole MUP RS koji postupa po Pravilniku o prituzbama na rad policije, postupa po EPAR-ovoj Prituzbi na rad Prvostepenog organa?

Zasto RVI u Srbiji nezakonito rade?

Zasto Lovne inspekcije nezakonito rade?


1.8.2014. lovci LU `Hajduk Veljko`,Cicevac,su uz asistenciju policije PS Cicevac oteli lane koje po zakonima Srbije i po zakonima prirode pripada porodici Dragane Mitic koja ga je izbavila iz kome u kojoj ga nasao samog s 450 gr tel mase  sused beruci gljive u sumi.Ova pitoma jedinka divlje zivotinjske vrste koja ,ostavsi bez svoje prirodne majke,od rodjenja zivi u zarobljenistvu ,je po zakonima Srbije i po zakonima prirode( jer lane prezivljava samo uz prirodnu ili zamensku majku) vlasnistvo Dragane Mitic koja je sticajem okolnosti : zamenska majka laneta Nani u Cicevcu.

Sve dokaze u predmetu Cicevac smo vam dostavili, ne zelimo vas opterecivati ponavljanjem slanja ogromnog dokaznog materijala,ali  ako zelite ponovicemo ili poslati CD s dokaznim materijalom.

S postovanjem

EPAR /Alijansa za zastitu prirode,prava zivotinja i prava ljudi

24000 Subotica,Matka Vukovica,9




England: CIWF Expose The 320 Million + Rabbits Kept In Factory Farm Conditions In Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland and Cyprus. Please Sign The Petition and Watch The Video – End Rabbit Cages In The EU.



SAV Comment

Around 320 MILLION Rabbits are kept in battery cage conditions in certain nations of the EU.  Its time to stop this and act now.  Please watch the video (links given below) and see the squalid conditions and suffering that these animals have to endure.

End the cage now – please sign the petition via the link given below.

Thanks – Mark


We have just signed Compassion in World Farming’s petition.

I think it might be of interest to you. Compassion want to end the use of cages in rabbit farming in Europe.

Rabbits are the most caged farm animal in the EU – over 330 million are farmed for meat every year. And almost all of these are caged.

Will you help us to End the Cage Age?
Sign the petition here: www.ciwf.org.uk/helprabbits  

See undercover video at:


OR watch on Youtube at:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we1xeip5P6I#t=46  



Through the summer of 2014, Compassion’s Investigation Unit operated undercover in 16 separate rabbit farms throughout Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland and Cyprus. What they found was appalling.

Since Compassion’s initial undercover work on Europe’s rabbit farms in 2012, we have made real progress identifying humane alternatives to barren cages. But, sadly, this year’s wide-ranging investigation revealed just how far from humane most of Europe’s rabbit farms are right now.

Time and again, our team found unspeakable welfare conditions, the most barren environments imaginable, and hotbeds for disease, dependent on the routine use of antibiotics just to keep animals alive.

The video footage and some of the images from the investigation may shock you, but this only goes to highlight why we need to act.

Please take the time to sign the petition. Call on the European Parliament and all 28 European Agriculture Ministers to demand legislation to end the use of cages in rabbit farming.

It’s time to act! 








England: Just Days Before A Crucial Wild Animal Circus Animals Vote In Parliament; Deputy PM Nick Clegg Does A U Turn On His High Wire !!!



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SAV Comment:

Here we go yet again – the ‘other’ part of the UK coalition government who are now telling us there are more important things to be done.  And this from the man who has a 7% popularity vote from the public this week ! – would you not think (as a so called ‘Liberal’) that he would realise that there are many votes to be won out there from a party that shows interest and action for animals ?

Cameron and Clegg – two useless ‘don’t give a toss about animals’ peas from the same pod ! – but as CAPS say below – “But all is not lost! Jim Fitzpatrick’s Private Members’ Bill has its second reading in Parliament this Friday.

 If the initiative is successful, the ban could be introduced in spite of the Government’s failure to act”.


Wham bam – Gosh !!

2 Hypocrites Who Want Your Vote In May 2015 !

Two Useless BatPeas (Cameron and Clegg) From the Same Dreary (Non Animal welfare) BatPod.



“Animal advocates from CAPS and campaign partners at the Born Free Foundation have today expressed their shock at indications from the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg of a back-track on the promised ban on wild animals in travelling circuses in England”.


Said Liz Tyson, Director of CAPS:

We have heard time and time again that the Government is still committed to introducing the ban before the next general election but this most recent communication from Nick Clegg appears to tell a different story. We are urging anyone concerned about the continued use of wild animals in circuses in this country to take urgent action and ask their MP to support Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill, which will have its second reading in Westminster on Friday 17th October”.

Said Chris Draper, Programmes Manager for Captive Wild Animals at the Born Free Foundation:

We have been concerned for some time that the Government does not intend to fulfil its promise to ban wild animals in circuses, and this latest indication does little to settle our fears. We are in a bizarre situation where the public and Parliamentarians have been united in favour of a ban for some time, but our elected Government continues to stall. And all the while, wild animals such as tigers and zebras continue to be hauled around England. We are calling on the Government to make good on their promise and take action now to end this outdated practice.”


Just days before MP Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill to ban the use of wild animals in English circuses is given its second reading in the House of Commons, a concerning letter penned by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has arrived at CAPS HQ. 

In it, and despite repeated assertions that the promised ban is still very much on the Parliamentary agenda, Clegg states that he “understand[s] why it was felt that other policy issues had to take priority for the final parliamentary session”. We are deeply concerned that this indicates that the ban has been shelved by the authorities. 

But all is not lost!

Jim Fitzpatrick’s Private Members’ Bill has its second reading in Parliament this Friday. If the initiative is successful, the ban could be introduced in spite of the Government’s failure to act.

This is the final push!

We have just a few days to make out voices heard. Please ask your friends and families to get involved by writing to their MPs. It takes a few moments and could make the world of difference. Click here to write now.

Tell me more about the Bill!

Thank you, as ever, for your support,

Liz Tyson, Director

P.S. We have just a few days to make our voices heard. Please act now!

Our mailing address is:

Captive Animals’ Protection Society

PO Box 540


Manchester, Registered charity 1124436M5 0DS

United Kingdom
Add us to your address book






Serbia: Felix Shelter – Winter Is Just Round The Corner – Please Donate To Keep Us Warm With Full Tummies !!

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USA: October 12-18 Is ‘Wolf Awareness Week’. Please Give Your Support To ‘Defenders of Wildlife’.




This post is created to support the work of Defenders of Wildlife;

Please support the efforts to help and protect the beautiful wolf as much as you can.

All the following is reproduced directly from our friends at Defenders of Wildlife:

Celebrate ‘Wolf Awareness Week’ – October 12-18 2014.


America‘s wolves need our help!

America’s wolves were nearly eradicated in the 20th century. Now, after a remarkable recovery in parts of the country, our wolves are once again in serious danger.

Federal sharpshooters are preparing for aerial wolf killing in Northern Idaho.

In Montana, the anti-wolf Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife are offering a $100 bounty per dead wolf.

Wyoming is moving forward with a plan that would allow wolves to be shot on sight across much of the state, including in National Forests and in some of the best available gray wolf habitat in the state.

Politicians in the Southwest are preventing the release of Mexican gray wolves into the wild – despite critically low wolf numbers that threaten a second extinction in the wild for these rare wolves.

Learn more: 


Learn more about:


The Impact of the Endangered Species Act on Wolves

Litigation to Protect Wolves

Regional wolf conservation efforts

Innovative wolf compensation program

Proactive work with ranchers to prevent livestock killing


What You Can Do

Take Action

Donate Now to Help Protect Wolves

Sign up for our Enewsletter and Alerts

Subscribe to our Wolf Action Alerts in your favorite feedreader.

Get Involved in Your Community

….and much, much more. See our Wildlife Action Center for more ideas!


Here are more things you can do right now to help protect wildlife:

Adopt an animal.

Visit our Wildlife Adoption Center and choose from over 30 animals to adopt! Enter discount code SVA10 to receive 10% off all of your wildlife gift adoptions.

Give a little each month.

Our monthly giving program provides the vital source of funds we need to help meet wildlife emergencies. Join today!

Defenders of Wildlife can be contacted at:

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England: Jane – Live Export Protest Hero !! – Always Has Been; Always Will Be.




I have had the pleasure of knowing Jane for 25+ years – throughout our live export campaigning.

Dedicated to the end; a magnificent voice for all animals everywhere.

Thank you Jane.

Mark x

Watch the video of recent Ramsgate exports (of British sheep) by clicking on the following:




England: I Think We Need A Time Out !









One of my all time favorite bands – The Strangles – see this live !!




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Mexico: Horses eviscerated alive for fun.



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Horses eviscerated alive for fun.

To: Enrique Peña Nieto. President of Mexico., Rolando Zapata Bello, Governor of Yucatan, Mexico.

The petition is really important and could use our help. Click here to find out more and sign:


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To the president of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto. Mr. President, you can stop this. For the sake of Mexico you need to stop the “Torneo de Lazo” in Yucatan. To witness this level of violence promotes more violence. Your country is already punished by an ever increasing wave of violence. The people of Mexico are suffering this violence every day. Tourism in Mexico is suffering the effects of this violence by the decreasing numbers of tourist visiting Mexico because of it. Torneo de Lazo only adds to a tarnished image that you as president must improve. Besides repairing Mexico’s image this is the decent and humane thing to do. We expect you to do the right thing. The murder and torture of innocent animals should not be entertainment for your people. This is neither culture nor tradition, this is public, shameful sadism. The people who organize and participate in “Torneo de Lazo” must be sanctioned severely. This spectacle is horrible and cruel. Please stop it now.

Why this is important to me

The pain and suffering inflicted on the horses is immense. The fact that this is a “public event” witnessed by all, including children is very harmful to all. THIS EVENT TEACHES THAT VIOLENCE AND CRUELTY IS FUN.

They call it a feast. In the state of Yucatan, Mexico there is a “rodeo” type event called “Torneo de Lazo” where bulls ram horses and eviscerate them. THIS CAUSES A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF PAIN TO THE HORSES. These horses usually collapse and while still alive continue to get trampled by bulls and other horses during the length of this violent and cruel event where horsemen try to lasso the running, charging bulls (the bulls are specifically bred and trained to ram horses).

Although it is against the law, this is only in name. Mexico’s federal government as well as the local authorities do nothing to stop this. This event takes place state wide all year round.

Please demand the Mexican government to put and end to this barbaric event.





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Breaking 9/10/14 – LEGO Blocks Shell Because Of Its Plans To Drill In The Arctic Next Year.

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I just got some amazing news.

As a direct result of our campaign, LEGO has announced that it will not renew its contract with Shell. 

Over a million people around the world called on LEGO to drop its partnership with Shell because of Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic next year. Here in the US, supporters like you signed petitions, made your own LEGO protest signs using the “Protest-o-matic,” and showed up in LEGO costumes at the flagship store in New York City. Thank you!

And it worked! With this announcement, the writing is on the wall: companies like Shell that contribute to climate change and destroy beautiful places like the Arctic won’t be able to hide behind beloved names like LEGO. 

Please make a donation today to protect the Arctic and other amazing ecosystems.

Shell is still sticking with its plans to drill in the Arctic next year.

The company is not giving up, and neither can we. 

Shell has shown over and over again that it cannot be trusted to drill safely in a fragile and important area like the Arctic Ocean. When it tried in 2012, its rig ran aground, one of its ships caught on fire, and the Environmental Protection Agency found that it was in violation of the terms of its permit.

We can’t protect the Arctic without you. Give today to support our global work to protect the planet, including the Arctic.

So far, over 5 million people have taken action for the Arctic, and today’s victory is proof of the power of our movement. But next year we will need to aim even higher and go even further if we are going to protect the Arctic once and for all.

This is just the beginning. We will use every tool in the toolbox to keep Shell from drilling in the Arctic next year. We’ll work to make sure the Obama administration holds Shell to strict safety standards. We’ll use investigative research to shine a bright light on Shell’s plans. And of course, we’ll be educating and mobilizing millions of people to stand up for the Arctic.

To do all this and more, we need your support. Greenpeace doesn’t take any money from corporations or governments. Victories like today’s happen only because people like you make them possible. Please give today.

For the Arctic,

Tyler Sanville
Greenpeace USA Arctic Campaigner

P.S. Today’s victory is amazing, but there’s so much more work to do to protect the Arctic. Please make a donation today.




Global: News; Shorts; Petitions; Video; And Why ALL Slaughterhouses MUST Have CCTV Installed.



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Captain Paul Watson:  Legal Victory in the Faroe Islands


The Danish Court in the Faroe Islands has ruled that the seizure of the British registered Sea Shepherd vessel “Spitfire” by the Danish Navy was illegal. The “Spitfire” has been ordered returned to Sea Shepherd U.K.

The Prosecutor has appealed the court’s decision and the court will decide tomorrow to accept or reject the appeal. The Faroe Islands police presently hold four Sea Shepherd boats. 1. Spitfire. 2. Loki. 3. B.S. Sheen. 4. Mike Galesi.

Sea Shepherd expects all the boats will be released as the charges are minor punishable by relative small fines and the boats are worth considerably more than the fines. Sea Shepherd will be pushing the issue of the deportation of Europeans from the Faroes with the European Parliament.

Sea Shepherd will also be challenging the European Parliament to demand compliance with European regulations protecting cetaceans as a condition for the Faroes to continue receiving subsidies from the European Union.

In Defense of Animals on FB

Great news! All across the United States, people who seriously abuse animal companions are more and more often receiving jail time rather than a slap on the wrist. While we’re not mentioned in this great first article link below, IDA frequently offers rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of animal abusers. We’ve had success as well. In one very recent instance, we offered a $2500 reward after 920 chickens were found bludgeoned to death on a California factory farm and the next day four people were arrested in connection with this crime.

You can read the article about jail sentencing here:


You can read about the successful reward offer for the chickens here:


Here are the two most recent instances of abuse where we’re still hoping to locate the perpetrators.

Please help us if you’re local to either case by sharing the information:




Animal Experimenter Resigns in SHAME

They were left under heat lamps and heat pads for hours, completely forgotten by negligent staff and later found with third-degree burns. Their burns were so bad that their skin had peeled off and muscle was slipping off their bones.

Not only that, but while investigating this cruelty, PETA was able to snag proof that Charles Rupprecht, then-chief of the CDC’s rabies program, injected monkeys with a dangerous strain of rabies without protecting his staff from the disease.

The good news? Charles Rupprecht has been banned from all CDC animal laboratories and, because of PETA’s investigation, was forced to resign from his associate dean position at Ross University!

The animal abusers may run, but because of rock stars like YOU, they cannot hide. And PETA means business. The CDC’s negligence has been exposed to the world, and now we’re looking at you, National Institutes of Health.

Let’s make sure that no more monkeys ever suffer again. Tell the National Institutes of Health to STOP psychologically traumatizing baby monkeys now.



Petitions – protests – sample letters



What This Lab Does to Babies Will Break Your Heart – That horror has to stop!

Was dieses Labor Babies antut bricht einem das Herz – Dieser Horror muss aufhören!



End Dolphin Slaughter in Japan



Fight the Dog Meat Trade 



Abolish the Dog Meat Trade in the Philippines


Connecticut: Take a Stand Against Puppy Mills



Alert: Save Yellow-billed Cuckoos from Extinction



Exploited Lemurs in Arizona Need Your Help!



Help Abused Performing Animals



Charge Rutherfordton NC Shelter Employee For Leaving A Dog In The Truck For Several Days!



Punish Serial Cat Killer Who Burned Kittens to Death






Investigation into dog deaths, 20 dogs die at boarding facility



Angela Merkel: Abschaffung der Tötungslager für Hunde in den Balkan-Ländern und allen anderen Ländern



Australiens grausamer Lebendexport -

Stoppt den Horror für die Schafe!


Tell fishery managers to protect the Bering Sea, not destroy it



Keep the Oil and Gas Industry Away From the Pawnee



Tell DOE: Not one more taxpayer penny for new nuclear power!



Protect the right to vote



TAKE ACTION: First witness testifies in ALRB hearing and already a police report has been filed over attempted witness tampering



Ask your MEPs to support European legislation for CCTV in abattoirs.

Bittet Eure Abgeordneten, die europäischen Rechtsvorschriften für die Videoüberwachung in Schlachthöfen zu unterstützen.

Europe-wide video surveillance at slaughterhouses and documentation


Europaweite Videoüberwachung an Schlachthöfen und Dokumentation


All EU residents are urged to contact their MEPs calling for a MANDATORY CCTV IN ALL SLAUGHTERHOUSES making sure animal welfare laws are applied. Unstunned slaughter and any other cruelty against animals must be abolished once and for all.

Only our concerted efforts and determination will make this happen. We are not alone – the JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE and well over 100 organisations are supporting our demands for such a law. Please contact your MEPs and urge them to act. Thank you!

LISA BOLDIZSAR (Austrian spokeswoman) and

MARTINA PATTERSON (German spokeswoman)




To all the meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans!
The cruel conditions in the slaughterhouses need to be changed urgently!
Please vote for the helplessly delivered slaughter animals.
An alle Fleischesser, Vegetarier und Veganer!
Die grausamen Zustände an den Schlachthöfen müssen dringend geändert werden!
Bitte gebt Eure Stimme für die hilflos ausgelieferten Schlachttiere.
Auf unserer Webseite sind weitere Links zu unserer Petition in verschiedenen europäischen Sprachen

http://www.europewide-cctv-in-all-slaughterhouses.eu ,
“Mein Beitrag” zu einer tierleidfreien Welt”

Do you work in an abattoir? Get in touch.
If you are one of these workers we want to hear from you.

PETA Deutschland

Ohne viel Schnickschnack zeigt Euch dieses 5-Sekunden-Video, warum man auch auf Bio-Fleisch besser verzichtet.




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Ein Virus namens “Menschheit”

Out of sight…out of mind…





Le modèle alimentaire français : l’élevage des cochons


USA: Install Video Cameras in Slaughterhouses and Factory Farms



Horror at halal slaughterhouse:
Shocking undercover film shows the ‘needless suffering’ of livestock that are butchered without being stunned first



A Shocking List of Companies Who Still Test on Animals


Will you continue to use the above products, even if they test on animals? NO!
Do you believe that animal testing is necessary? NO!


Voting against the cruel treatment of Galgos in Spain

Pour l’interdiction de la chasse avec les Galgos en Espagne
Abstimmung gegen die grausame Behandlung von Galgos in Spanien
Es hat mit der Jagd mit den Windhunden in Spanien zu tun… äußerst grausam für die arme Hunde, die so oder so auf der Strecke bleiben. Nach unsäglichen Misshandlungen werden sie auf verschiedene Art & Weisen am Ende der Jagdsaison umgebracht… Einfach klicken auf VOTE. Damit stimmen wir für das Verbot dieser Barbarei in Spanien. Bitte weiter sagen. Bitte täglich weiterklicken! Die Anzahl der Stimmen wächst kaum. Danke!

Sir Paul McCartney Narrates ‘Glass Walls’



Das Klagen der Kühe – Schulversion



And Then Came Man – Check it Out.



The Faces of Animal Research




Tierversuche ? – Ein animierter Aufklärungsfilm


My story …



The ‘Humane Slaughter’ Myth




Slaughter animals, their last way:


Why Are These People Crying?


Pferdetransport – Quälerei ohne Grenzen


She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for!



The price of milk (explain this…)


This film should be seen by the entire world!



Undercover Investigation at Hy-Line Hatchery



GMO A Go Go: An Animated (and Satiric) Short Film



Cry of the innocent – ein berührendes Video über den Pelzhandel -


Pelz? 60 Sekunden, die jeder gesehen haben sollte /



Viele Menschen glauben, dass Pelztiere nur in Pelztierfarmen in China leiden. DAS IST

NICHT SO! Sie leiden kläglich in Pelzfarmen weltweit. Dies ist ein Screenshot des Videos eines analen Stromschlags in einer Pelzfarm in Illinois. Sie sterben nicht sofort, sie gehen in einen Schockzustand, während ihre Innereien grundsätzlich vom Strom “gekocht” werden. SEHEN Sie sich das VIDEO an:






Netherlands / UK: Footage of Live British Sheep Exported By Dutchman Onderwater To Mainland EU.


Video below taken at Ramsgate harbour, Kent, England – the current UK port through which British animals are exported to mainland Europe by Dutch exporter J. Onderwater. 


 9/10/14 – We are STILL awaiting our written response from EU Commissioner Borg !


Past SAV posts: 







Serbia: ‘Nani’ Latest 8/10/14 – Still Serbian Minister Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic Is Incapable Of Decision Making; 30 Days later Than the Deadline Date !!

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Article – Speak out to save the life of baby deer ‘Nani’:




 Petition wording:

Hunters and the police took away a motherless baby deer from his home and his foster and now want to put him into a zoo. Their first plan was to slaughter him (as it is the usual practice here), but because of the public reaction the baby was saved. However he is not cared for properly. He has diarrhea and shows signs of stress and fear. He misses his caretaker very much and that feeling is mutual. The struggle to gain him back lasts for more than two weeks. Authorities are not doing their job and it may cost this baby deer’s life. Minister of Agriculture can issue an order that will bring Nani back home and there is a legitimate possibility for that however that is not happening even though Nani’s family has requested it. If Nani ends up in a zoo it will seal his life as a captive animal for good. Please help!


Hi Mark

todays pics news : there is no news in case Nani.

It is not normal from 10.8.2014. to today- no one  official word from nobody here.

Situation is too long for Nani deer and poor Cameroon female – she is the only goat which has now not been killed by the hunters. 





We at SAV are sending the pictures of Nani taken every time to the EU.

We have also been in contact with the EU regarding the situation and the Serbian Law of animal welfare in relation to making a decision about what was going to happen to Nani.  We are now almost 2 months into still not having a (still) lack of decision / action by Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic; who originally had 30 days for acting in agreement to Article 58 of Serbian Law for Animal Welfare.  

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Above – Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic

We consider this shows just how chronically bad the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture is as it is still not capable of making a decision some 30 days BEYOND its final decision date under existing Serbian Law !!

We will continue to take pictures, publish them on SAV and also send them to the EU for as long as it takes.  We will continue to show the dramatic inability of Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic, to make any decision, until she does the right thing and makes a decision to send Nani deer back to Mrs. Titic; the adoptive parent.












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England: Tell UK Prime Minister Cameron He Does NOT Represent You – Ban Halal Slaughter In The UK.




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Bring on the May 2015 General Election !!





England: The Use of Wild Animals In Circuses Could Be 10 Days Away – Please Take Action Now !



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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The second reading of Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses was blocked on the 5th September in the House of Commons. This is common practice and something which is disappointing, but not unexpected.

The second reading has been rescheduled for the 17th October, and that day is fast approaching!

If you have not done so yet, please write to your MP to ask them to support the Bill at its rescheduled second reading on the 17th October.

Please click the link below to find the email address for your MP now and send that email before it’s too late!

YES! I want to take action now!

Background to the Bill

On the 3rd September 2014, Jim Fitzpatrick MP brought forward his “Ten Minute Rule Bill” to ban the use of wild animals in English circuses.

The “first reading” carried out in Parliament is the first of a number of steps needed if we are to see Jim’s Bill become the long-awaited law which will see an end to the suffering of wild animals exploited by the circus industry. The Bill passed on that day to the second reading stage unopposed, which is promising news, but there is still much to be done

It is widely accepted that Bills introduced by backbench MPs are notoriously difficult to get onto the statute book so it is absolutely vital that we take every step possible to support the Bill before its second reading on the 17th October.

That’s why we are asking you to write immediately to your MP to ask them that they support Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill to ban wild animal circuses.

Please click the link to find the email address for your MP now and send that email before it’s too late!

YES! I want to take action now!

Said CAPS Director, Liz Tyson:

“Despite promise after promise, the government has failed to come good for the animals still being exploited daily by UK circuses. This is an opportunity to make our voices heard. We know that you have written time and time again to officials on this issue but we need you to do it again. Please act now if you haven’t already”.

CAPS and campaign partners at the Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association and the RSPCA, along with other animal protection groups and individual campaigners, have worked to see this ban implemented for decades.

As part of a joint initiative in the last few months, over 2,000 emails have been sent from CAPS supporters to David Cameron and Nick Clegg asking them to honour the government’s promise to ban.

A public consultation in 2010 saw 95% of respondents calling for an end to the use of wild animals in circuses.

You can write to Cameron and Clegg too, by using the link below.


Please do it now – less than 10 days remaining !








Serbia: Felix Shelter Babies – Tik,Tak and Tok.

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Danica Mirkovic Shelter Felix

Please, share and help if you can!

Tik,Tak and Tok are siblings, three unwanted babies that had been living at a construction site in Belgrade since they were born. Their mother was a stray which disappeared a long time ago and they were forced to fend for themselves in that dangerous place, fed by locals but totally on their own and unprotected.

They were approximately three months old when they arrived at the shelter at the beginning of September, skinny and confused, with voracious appetites, but cuddly, curious and sweet.



Unfortunately, only one of them, a little tuxie boy named Tak, seems to be healthy. His brother Tik has a congenital birth defect, he was born with a deformed right rear leg which needs to be amputated.

Their sister, a tabby and white girl we named Tok, has only one eye as her other eye has already leaked out because of some untreated infection (probably herpes, chlamydia or both) and what’s left of it will have to be removed.

Although we thought Tok also had a harelip when she was brought to the shelter, we’re now more inclined to believe she was actually seriously injured some time ago, as a part of her lip is missing and she doesn’t have a cleft palate.

All three of them have fit in nicely right away and are getting stronger every day, so it’s time to start thinking about their surgeries.

The amputation of Tik’s leg and the removal of what’s left of Tok’s right eye will cost around 300 euros/$430CAD.

We need all of the help we can get in order to fix the serious problems these sad and neglected babies have the best way we can and enable them to live the long and happy lives they deserve.

Every donation counts, no matter what the size!




Serbia: TREĆA DOPUNA, 06.10.2014. na Druga Dopuna 5.10.2014.

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Click below to see the official letter:

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From: epar oipa-serbia

To: premijer A.Vucic ; mfa@mfa.rs ; pr@ms.gov.rs ; potpredsednik@mtt.gov.rs ; potpredsednik.kabinet@gov.rs ; jparezanovic@gov.rs ; Ministar Policije ; Direktor policije ; Uprava kriminalisticke policije ; Min.polj. Kabinet ministra

Cc: RVI Rasinski okrug ; Sanja Celebicanin ; dejan.bugarski@minpolj.gov.rs

Sent: Monday, October 06, 2014 12:17 AM

Subject: TREĆA DOPUNA, 06.10.2014. na Druga Dopuna 5.10.2014.: Prijava, Bezakonje, kršenje Ustava i ljudskih prava 4.10.14.radi Utvrdjivanja Činjeničnog Stanja i Zahtev Za Smenom Ministra Poljoprivrede i Načelnika RVI Kruševac

Republika Srbija

Vlada Republike Srbije

Premijeru gosp. Aleksandru Vučiću na postupanje
Potpredsednicima Vlade RS na postupanje

Kabinet prvog potpredsednika Vlade i ministra spoljnih poslova Ivice Dačića, mfa@mfa.rs

Kabinet potpredsednika Vlade i ministra građevinarstva, saobraćaja i infrastrukture Zorane Mihajlović, pr@ms.gov.rs

Kabinet potpredsednika Vlade i ministra trgovine, turizma i telekomunikacija Rasima Ljajića


Kabinet potpredsednika Vlade i ministra državne uprave i lokalne samouprave Kori Udovički

Ministru unutrašnjih poslova , gosp.Nebojši Stefanoviću, na postupanje 

Direktoru policije, gosp. Miloradu Veljoviću , na postupanje

Načelniku Uprave kriminalističke policije,  na postupanje

Dopunjavamo prijavu konstatacijom da resursi Ministarstva poljoprivrede i zaštite životne sredine nisu partijski  plen SPS , da može I dalje da radi ko šta hoće i dalje crpi javni novac i presipa u bezdane  i  crpi prirodne resurse Srbije,  te s toga  Vlada RS, na čelu sa premijerom i potpredsednicima Vlade  mora da izvrši nadzor nad radom i zakonitošću rada ministarke  gosp. Snežane Bogosavljević -Bošković I probudi je iz komatoznog stanja nečinjenja I nezakonitog činjenja zaposlenih  u tom ministarstvu,  ili je smeni sa te funkcije.

Načelnik RVI Kruševac nam se smeje u lice i kaže, ma  pišite šta hoćete, …..briga je otrpilike, .po  prijavama ne postupa ,ili postupa mimo zakona, ne dostavlja odgovore,  neće da primi prijavu i nikom ništa, a takvo bezobrazno  ponašanje dolazi samo od zaštite ministra i Uprave za veterinu koja godinama održava  haotično stanje u toj oblasti izlažući i građane opasnosti od zaraza, kao i životinje.

Činjenično stanje je da se u ovom ministarstvu ne menja ama baš ništa godinama, isti ljudi sede I dalje krše Zakone RS I dalje oštećuju budžet RS I mnogo koštaju poreske obveznike za sav haos I korupciju koju održavaju sistematski a  korupcionaški zidovi su neprobojni za nas kao NVO.

Ministarka Snežana Bogosavljević -Bošković je partijski kadar SPS-a. Ukoliko nije sposobna da se nosi sa napornim ministarskim poslom, neka sama ode! Ili je smenite!

Umesto nje, predlažemo, postavite gosp. Zoranu Mihajlović da raščisti to i zavede red, jer je ovo ministarstvo ogromno i mnogo budžetskih para troši, problemi su ogromni i traju, ništa se ne menja!  Godinama !!! Načelnik RVI za Srbiju,  gosp. Sanja Čelebićanin je ista godinama i godinama traje sav haos, nerad i neprimanjivanje Zakona  svih RVI u Srbiji   i nikom ništa!

Ministarstvo unutrašnjih  poslova I gosp. Nebojša Stefanović sa pratećim službama u koje verujemo,  mora da počisti PU Kruševac u PS Ćićevac od nepotizma, rođačko partijskog zapošljavanja I svih zloupotreba službenog položaja koji iz toga proističu. Samo za slučaj nezakonitog oduzimanja laneta Nani u Ćićevcu uz asistenciju pol. insp. Vidakovića , podneli smo 3 dopune pritužbe na rad I na kraju na odluku komisije, žalbu ,u samo 2 meseca,  podneli smo i više prijava za zlostavljanje predmetnog laneta na razne načine, I policiji I republičkoj veterinarskog inspekciji u Kruševcu, niko ni ušima ne mrda, svi ne čine ništa, plata ide redovno, oni “spavaju”  jer ne mogu da pokidaju korupcionaške lance u koje su se sami zavezali.

Ministarka ćuti a ćute I nadležni u policiji koji bi morali postupati.

Videti prilog.

Insistiramo da se lane Nani , zatočeno u fazaneriji LU Ćićevac,  odmah  vrati u svoju ljudsku porodicu u Ćićevcu koja ga željno očekuje I od njega na taj način otklone sve opasnosti kojima je izloženo puna 2 meseca.  Procedura po zakonu se može završtiti ali lane mora biti bezbedno,  mi ne možemo pod takvom presijom I kršenjem zakona sedeti mirno a ne možemo ni  podnositi prijave za šta postoje dokazi jer prijave stoje negde u fijoci,  samo se LU Ćićevac obavesti da ima nova prijava i tako lane može stradati kad se predsedniku LU Miliji Đorđeviću koji vedri i oblači u Ćićevcu i okolini smuči i lane I prijave, i lane “nestane” ,  a  sve to  štiti  upravo ministar poljoprivrede I unutrašnjih poslova svojim nečinjenjem.

Ponavljamo opet, da pitomo lane Nani po Zakonu o divljači I lovstvu nije lovna divljač te s toga LU Čićevac uopšte nije smelo da ga oduzima.

Insistiramo na hitnom postupanju I hitnom dostavljanju odgovora šta je učinjeno po ovoj  prijavi.

S poštovanjem

EPAR – OIPA SRBIJA / Alijansa za zaštitu prirode,prava životinja i prava ljudi

24000  Subotica,  Matka Vukovića 9

Zastupnik: Prim.mr.sci.dr.med.Slavica Mazak Bešlić







Serbia: Introducing ‘Freddie’ at Felix Shelter.

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Introducing ‘Freddie’


From Danica Mirkovic Shelter Felix


Freddie is a young kitty boy who had the misfortune of being shot by a hunter with a shotgun in February of 2014.

He was found seriously injured, with a completely shattered front left leg and a broken front right leg.

Both of his injured legs were operated on months ago, but his body is still chock-full of buckshot.

After the surgeries, he spent four months in a cage with a metal rod put into one of his broken legs while the other one was splinted and two more months recovering once the metal rod was removed.

He was kept in foster care, and was not allowed to move very much . He was brought him to our shelter in August 2014, as his foster caretaker wished to give him the chance of a fulfilled life in the company of other cats.

Unaccustomed to the curious crowd of kitties, he is still somewhat withdrawn and shy, but he’s able to walk, although he’s limping and his front left leg is kind of stiff.

Hopefully time will heal all wounds.

Please give anything you can to help with his recovery – thank you.

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See Freddie doing his bit on video at:






Romania: 9 Former Ministers Face Corruption Charges That Will ‘Shake The Political Scene’. Corruption By Ministers Where Else, One Asks ???




Nine former Romanian ministers face an investigation for corruption and money laundering in a case involving the lease of Microsoft IT licenses for schools.

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According to reports of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), as cited by Romania Insider, the nine ministers face accusations of signing contracts for the acquisition of IT licenses and software and hardware equipment for schools at unreasonably high prices.

The former Romanian ministers facing a corruption probe are Ecaterina Andronescu, Valerian Vreme, Serban Mihailescu, Dan Nica, Adriana Ticau, Gabriel Sandu, Daniel Funeriu, Alexandru Athanasiu and Mihai Tanasescu.

An investigation revealed that out of the USD 54 M that was paid by the government under the licensing contract and its extension, commissions to be paid to public officials amounted to USD 20 M.

Apart from that, a project worth USD 200 M awarded to Romanian IT company Siveco for equipping schools in Romania with computers and software had envisaged overpriced software and equipment.

The period of the investigation starts in 2001 and spans the terms in office of three governments – that of Adrian Nastase, Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, and Emil Boc.

Romania’s DNA sent requests to the president, the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the European Parliament to strip the former ministers of immunity from prosecution so that criminal proceedings against them could be launched. (Text: NOVINITE)


The news was announced on 26th of September, 2014 by stiripesurse.ro who stated that the DNA (The Romanian Anti-Corruption Office) would prepare a file that ‘will shake the political scene’.

According to this article, the prosecution of these 9 ministers was “just the tip of the iceberg” and “what will happen next could radically change the political scene”

That is – of course. if DNA would go through.

Please read it all at the following Google Translation Link:




Serbia: ‘Nani’ Deer Update 6/10/14. EU MEP Now Asked For Legal Advice Against Serbian Minister Due To Non Compliance With Serbian Animal Welfare Legislation.

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UPDATE ‘NANI’ 6/10/14



The current situation with Nani the deer is not good.  As you can see from the photographs below showing the conditions; Nani is not being looked after by the hunters very well at all – what would we expect ? !!

Today we at SAV have been in contact with the EU regarding the situation and the (still) lack of decision / action by Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic; who originally had 30 days for acting  in agreement to Article 58 of the Serbian Law of animal welfare in relation to making a decision about what was going to happen to Nani.

We are now asking the Enlargement Commission of the EU to seriously consider Serbia’s lack of action to ‘enforce its own law’ – enforcing a nations own ‘rules of law’ a fundamental requirement of any state seeking EU membership for the future.

In addition, we have telephoned the office of a UK MEP and asked them to advise us if we are now able (as another European member) to take legal action against the Serbian Agriculture Ministry for not acting in agreement to Article 58. of Serbian Law of animal welfare, which requires a response (in this case, for Nani) within 30 days.

See also:  http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/10/04/serbia-41014-hunters-kill-goat-kept-with-nani-using-a-knife-and-still-no-response-from-minister-of-agriculture-mrs-bogosavljevic-boskovic-over-future-of-nani-deer-serbian-polit/  

The Serbian President has even written to the Serbian Agriculture Ministry regarding the situation of Nani the deer; but to date, we still have had no response from Agriculture.  See the letter from the President to EPAR informing them of the situation and the requirements of the Ministry of Agriculture at:


We are hoping to hear back from the EU in London today (6/10/14) regarding how we can further progress regarding the issue of Nani; as Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic does not appear to be capable of complying with any rules of Serbian law. The 30 day final decision time was passed several weeks ago.  If this is the case, that Serbia cannot even enforce it own laws within Serbia, then the EU needs to be reminded of this situation; and it has been today.

Here below are the latest photographs of Nani and the conditions it is currently living in at present at the facility of the hunters.  These pictures are also being forwarded to the EU today to further support our claim that Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic is not complying with Serbian law or that required for Serbia to become a future member of the EU.

Nani should be returned to Mrs. Mitic immediately for her to become the adoptive parent she was after hunters killed the mother of Nani.

It is not asking the world, but Minister Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic seems to delay ever having to make a very simple decision.  It is now time she made a decision in favour of returning Nani to Mrs. Mitic as the gaurdian / parent.














UK: League Against Cruel Sports BANNED From Attending Conservative Government Party Conference.

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The UK anti hunting group the ‘League Against Cruel Sports’ (LACS); has been doing some fantastic work as always.

We celebrate 90 years of saving British wildlife with them:



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David Cameron – UK Prime Minister – A Real Blood Lust To Return To Hunting With Dogs !

As we have always said and shown in many of our posts on this site; current UK Prime Minister David Cameron wishes to bring back the current ban on hunting with dogs as soon as he can.  Cameron is also behind the recent badger cull in the UK, which despite killing many badgers; a protected species here in the UK, did nothing to actually prove or show that badgers were behind the spread of Bovine TB.

The badger cull is just another vote rigging ploy by the Conservatives in some pathetic attempt to gain from the farming community in the General Election which will take place in the UK during May 2015.

Being utterly anti hunt, the LACS was banned from attending the Conservative Party Conference this year to put forward the animal welfare side of the argument. 

LACS CEO Joe Duckworth made a statement on the situation which you can read at:


The LACS was allowed to attend all other Political party conferences this year.  The League was granted a pass for the annual conferences of the Greens, UKIP, the Liberal Democrats, the Labour Party, SNP and Plaid Cymru.  The Conservative Party was the only party to reject their application.

We consider this just shows how the Conservatives want to keep the anti- hunt campaigners out of their shop; in order that they can try to allow wild animal killing back when they can.

Hopefully the elections in the UK in May 2015 will see Mr. Cameron fail to remain as PM; and with another political party having the majority in the House of Commons, we will continue to see hunting with dogs kept where it belongs – in the History boos and nowhere else !

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In November 2013 the LACS launched a nationwide awareness campaign featuring the brilliant comedian Dave Spikey to highlight the importance of the Hunting Act in protecting British wildlife.

See the video via the following link which shows Dave in the ‘No Joke’ campaign:

(Note you may have to track the video back to the start)



We DO NOT want to return to this animal abuse which celebrates around 10 years of a ban in the UK this year (2014).  The Conservatives led by David Cameron DO WISH to return to this immense suffering being inflicted on British wildlife.  Banning the LACS from their party conference was just another action of theirs to try and return to full blown hunting of wild animals in the UK.

We abhor animal cruelty and will do anything that we can in the lead up to the UK General Election in May 2015.  The Conservatives and Mr. Cameron must be removed from government.  I think this is very much the feeling of most of the general public in the UK at this present time.

Look at the following picture of a hunted fox that I took back in the 1980’s when sabs across the country were doing all that they could to stop and disrupt hunts.  Ask yourself; do you wish to see an animal abused in this way again if the hunting act is repealed by a Conservative government ? – NO – we wish to see a government in the UK that supports and promotes animal welfare.

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You can visit the League Against Cruel Sports at their Websitehttp://www.league.org.uk/#

Go to  http://www.league.org.uk/our-campaigns  for all the information on current campaigns that the LACS are involved with.

As ‘No Joke’ Dave Spikey says in the video above; why not become a member of the LACS ?

Visit the League shop for some great Christmas presents at: http://www.league.org.uk/our-shop


Regards Mark.



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USA: Please Act Before Honey Bees Are Extinct !



I just signed an urgent petition save bees from deadly pesticides, will you join me?

In a few days’ time a task force will recommend what the White House should do about these poisons, and if we get 3.5 million people to call for a ban, and deliver our call in time, we can help prevent honey bees going extinct.

See the massive petition here:



Mark – SAV.


Dear friends,

Silently, billions of bees are dying off and our entire food chain is in danger. Bees don’t just make honey — they are a giant, humble workforce, pollinating 75% of growing plants. But in days the US could move to ban the toxic pesticides that are killing them off.

We know we can get a ban — after a mega Avaaz campaign last year, the EU banned this group of poisons that multiple scientists blame for bees’ rapid demise.

Right now chemical companies are furiously lobbying US authorities to stop action. But insider allies say a massive public mandate could tip the scales towards a ban. Let’s give it to them! If the US moves, it will set in motion a ripple effect on the rest of the world.

We have no time to lose — members of the White House’s bee task force will report with proposals in days. Already 3.2 million of us have backed this campaign. Let’s race to send messages to the heads of the task force before the meeting. This is not just about saving bees, this is about our survival.

Click to send a message now:


Bees are vital to life on earth — every year pollinating plants and crops with an estimated $40bn value. Without immediate action to ensure bees’ continued pollination, many of our favourite fruits, vegetables, and nuts could vanish from our shelves and ⅓ of our food supply will be gone. 

Recent years have seen a steep global decline in bee populations — some bee species are already extinct and just in California — the biggest food producer in the US — beekeepers are losing a third of their bees each year. Scientists have been scrambling for answers. While some studies, often funded by the chemical companies, argue this may be due to a combination of factors including disease, habitat loss and toxic chemicals, powerful independent studies conclude neonicotinoid pesticides are to blame.

It is this startling evidence and super effective campaigning by Avaaz and partners that won the EU ban. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required by Congress to regulate toxins, but under the influence of big chemical companies, for years they’ve fudged the law. Now the White House’s ‘Pollinators Health Task Force’ could get the EPA to cancel the pesticides’ registration so they can’t be sold in the US. This is our chance!

The task force reports in days. Already 3.2 million of us around the world have backed this campaign. Let’s race to send thousands of messages to deliver our call to the heads of the agencies who sit on the task force before they reach their decision:


We can no longer leave our delicate food chain in the hands of chemical companies and the regulators that are in their pockets. Banning these pesticides will move us closer to a world safe for ourselves and the other species we care about and depend on.

With hope,

Terra, Alex, Alice, Ari, Nick, Laila, Marigona, Ricken, and the rest of the Avaaz team


Heavy Costs, Weighing the Value of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Agriculture (Center for Food Safety)

Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators (The White House)

Petition for Interim Administrative Review of Neonicotinoid Pesticides (Filed July 7, 2014)

The Costly Lobbying War Over America’s Dying Honeybees (National Journal)

EPA memo reveals concern that pesticide causes bee deaths (SF Gate)

$15 Billion Bee Murder Mystery Deepens (Business Insider)

Beekeepers want government to pull pesticide (Palm Beach Post)

Bees in freefall as study shows sharp US decline (The Guardian)


Serbia: 4/10/14 – Hunters Kill Goat Kept With ‘Nani’ Using A Knife – And STILL NO RESPONSE From Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic Over Future of ‘Nani’ Deer !!! – Serbian Politicians, A Law Unto Themselves.

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He was a nice little African-Cameroon goat.

You saw  on pics from farm where Nani is, was female and male Cameroon goats.

Hunters killed him by knife – poor little, had no chance, was slaughtered yesterday.

Things like this one ,are typical for homo sapiens brutal animal species, this species  knows and do  hating and killing for fun – no  one species never  kill for enjoy- only  brutal morbid homo sapiens species, even doesn`t know what is its natural food .

I am very sad and only my feelings are Sad and deep Shame.



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And below; the story from the past on the future of Nani Deer; as of today – 4/10/14 – still no decision on the future of Nani deer; despite intervention from the President.  See our recent post about this.

You could say Serbian politicians at the Ministry of Agriculture appear to do exactly what they want to do, rather than what the Constitutional laws of the country require !!!!

Minister of Agriculture, Mrs Bogosavljevic Boskovic  originally had 30 day for  acting  in agreement to Article 58. of Law of animal welfare – but she did not .

That is why I send  to her  a letter by which I remind her for her law obligation.

It is in opposite to law that state any organ  go to be silent – must answer
and the Answer must be in agreement to laws.

In agreement to Serbian laws this Minister must send  ( into 30 days  from
official Request  ) Decide about back Nani deer to Dragana Mitic and Nani`s
home,  because all evidences  speak to this form Decide.




Serbia: 3/10/14 – ‘Nani’ Update – Serbian President Now Writes to Agriculture Ministry About Issue, Asking Them To Respond to EPAR.

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Hi Mark,

In attachment (below) is, today (2/10/14) received , an Answer from President of Serbia, Mr.Tomislav Nikolic Kabinet.

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He wrote that he – the President, cannot take direct action because his rights as President are bordered by The Constitution; but he has sent our charge against the Republic Veterinary Inspection Krusevac: to Ministry of Agriculture and ask them to act and to inform EPAR about actions.





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USA: This is not hunting; this is simply mass killing for fun Protect Idaho’s Wolves – Take Action Now !



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Dear Mark,

Thank you for taking action to help protect Idaho’s wolves!

The proposed event would take place every winter for five years, when wolves and other wildlife are most vulnerable out foraging for food in the snow and extreme cold.

This is not hunting; this is simply mass killing for fun based upon hatred and fear.

So please, take just a moment to share this news with your friends.

Your petition, and the petitions of thousands like you, will help bring this important issue to the Bureau of Land Management’s attention, before it’s too late.

Jamie and the Defenders Team


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Dear Mark,

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now seriously considering allowing a five-year predator-killing derby on our public lands in Idaho.

If you care about wolves and other wildlife as much as I do, please help by telling the (BLM) that you do not support a free-for-all killing spree on our public lands.

A “hunters’ rights” organization wants to hold this multi-year wolf and predator-killing derby on national public lands, including those being studied for designation as wilderness!

Turning wolf killing into a competitive sport is bad enough. But this proposed derby would also sweep many important species of predators and other wildlife in Idaho into its gun sights, rewarding the killing of wolves and others predators.

Last year’s wolf and coyote-killing derby, sponsored by this same group, included prizes for killing the most coyotes and killing the largest wolf. This is not hunting; this is simply mass-killing for fun based upon hatred and fear.

DOW Take Action

Tell the BLM to deny a five-year predator derby permit on public lands!

The proposed event would take place every winter for five years when wolves and other wildlife are at their most vulnerable – out foraging for food in the snow and extreme cold.

Events like these are the same kinds of barbaric extermination-era tactics that drove wolves to the brink of extinction in the Lower 48 in the first place! This is not modern wildlife management, and it has no place in our society.

DOW Take Action

Please take just a moment to stand up for wolves and other predators in Idaho!

Thank you for all you do.


Jamie Rappaport Clark
Defenders of Wildlife

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England 2/10/14 – ‘English Rose’ Lynsey – Why This Today ??????



Sledgehammered today by the announcement of Lynsey’s death – following a suspected brain haemorrhage.

Vegetarian, intelligent, musician, animal rights activist and one almighty beautiful looking girl ! – the typical ‘English Rose'; things are in very downbeat mood here today with the news.



RIP Lynsey and thank you for being one hell of a gorgeous girl in many ways.

Lynsey was born in North London.

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Below – Treasured Memory – A signed card from Lynsey to Mark, SAV founder.



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Global: 4th October 2014 Is ‘World Animals Day’ – Check Links Below For Lots More.



World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It’s celebrated in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.



Make a pledge for the animals – write your own thing and post it:  http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/pledge-board-2/    

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Philippines: Major Victory In The Battle Against Crush Videos.



Dear Mark,

For three years, PETA Asia has been working with authorities in the Philippines to help them find and prosecute the makers of horrific “crush” videos in which scantily clad girls (one as young as 12 years old) are filmed stepping, standing, and stomping on and slowly crushing animals—from the smallest of mice to large dogs who are tied down and helpless. Now PETA Asia’s efforts to shut down the makers of these sick fetish videos have resulted in a landmark ruling against those who torture and kill puppies, rabbits, and other animals.

Today, a Philippine court found Vicente and Dorma Ridon guilty of child abuse, animal welfare crimes, human trafficking, and wildlife-protection crimes and sentenced the pair to life imprisonment and a fine of more than 9 million pesos (US$198,000) each for their part in making the videos.

This huge victory began with a single compassionate person who stumbled upon these vile videos and took the time to report them to PETA Asia, which then worked with authorities to ensure that the Ridons were located, arrested, prosecuted, and ultimately sentenced for their crimes. In videos made by the Ridons, one dog is seen being skinned alive and another burned with a clothes iron. Rabbits are seen having their ears cut off or flailing and screaming as they are set on fire. One video shows a puppy crushed until the animal vomits up internal organs.

The Ridons’ long sentence is a warning to anyone involved in the vile crush video industry that there are grave consequences for harming animals.

Their sentence is also a powerful reminder of PETA Asia’s commitment to helping animals no matter how long it takes.

Thank you for all you do for animals in need. Your compassion is helping PETA and our international affiliates save animals’ lives.

Very truly yours,
Ingrid E. Newkirk


‘Comments’ Section – Are Non Animal Welfare ‘Advertisers’ Going To Close The Section Down ???

We are experiencing now a certain growing number of comments which are in no way related to the subjects covered by this site – namely ‘animal welfare’ specific.

As non animal welfare comments; but specifically advertising other various services are being made; they are immediately being marked by us as ‘spam’.  All comments not directly related to the issues of this animal welfare site will be identified and immediately deleted for the future as spam.

If the situation increases and becomes that bad; where people only want to advertise their own business rather than deal with the issues of the site; we will have no option but to completely close down the comments section of the site.  The situation now is taking a lot of time to sort out good comments from un-associated welfare issues.

This will be a shame as many visitors / supporters are leaving worthwhile and very supportive comments on the site.  We can do better and we know that; we happily accept gripes about the site telling us where we have gone wrong or maybe where we could do better.  All comments are noted.  As with many things, we do not wish to stop all comments to the site; but it is now a case of the ‘un-animal’ few (lots actually !) starting to ruin the situation for the many who are supportive of welfare and the site.

We will be closely monitoring the situation over the next week or so, and will then take action if required.

Continue please sending us your animal comments associated with the site in the meantime; but if we continue to be deluged with spam comments advertising everything but animal welfare related issues; then there will be no choice on our part but to completely close down the ‘comments’ section; which will be a great shame.  Some people are ruining everything for everyone if this happens.  

We have no choice in who leaves a comment on the site; but can delete in advance and mark as ‘spam’ if this is what the comment is considered.

Thank you – SAV.





Serbia: ‘Morgan’ update – Sunday 28/9/14.

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‘Morgan’ update – Sunday 28/9/14.


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Morgan had the eye flap stitches removed yesterday and although his right eye looks a lot better than before the surgery, it’s still too early to say whether his vision is saved or not. Aside from receiving Longacef every day, his eyes (or better said his right eye and the hole which was left after his left eye leaked out) are being treated locally, with eye drops and antibiotic ointments. Once he recovers and stabilizes, his left eye will be enucleated.


Lets very much hope that Morgan’s sight will be saved and that he will be able to see clearly in the future.  If you can please give anything in the way of a donation to help Morgan, the other cats or the shelter in general; then please click and donate via the following link – Thanks – SAV:



Website: http://catshelter-felix.com/ 

Blog: http://novisadcats.blogspot.com/


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Video – The Bad and Good Side of Balkans Stray Dog Issues – Watch; Rage; Repent – The Government and Authorities Are The Irresponsible Party Here – A Very Corrupt Party !!



This is a very powerful video lasting over one hour; which shows both the bad and good sides of stray dog control in the Balkans.



One day, the people in authority will give up their personal corruption ideals and instead take the very well experienced expertise of international welfare groups who promote sterilisation as the only real way to reduce both owned and stray animal numbers.

Watch the video and please feel for the pathetic individuals in authority who fail to recognise that they are going down the wrong road to reducing animal numbers in preference for their own financial gain and status.

People in authority such as this are cowards.  They do not deserve any respect – in fact they deserve nothing but the abuse that we and many others give them.  This video will justify our side of the argument that long term stray sterilisation and a proper no kill management plane needs to be established by the authorities right now.


So called ‘politicians’ and authoritarians who fail to accept and do what is right are nothing more than self interest thickheads.  Thickheads such as these are not wanted as members of the European Union.

We are forwarding this video to members of the EU; to the EU Animal Welfare Intergroup, and also to press and media across Europe. 


Unfortunately for many people; especially many in Europe, and also those in the USA; the video is not in English – but it does not need to be in another way – the excellent filming shows the reality of Balkans stray animal suffering at the hands of CORRUPT OFFICIALS which spread throughout the political system like a well oiled disease.  Corrupt officials who are not welcomed in any way by ourselves and who we will endeavour to keep out of the EU.

If there is one film that sums up the good and the bad side of Balkans stray animal issues; this is it.  Watch, rage and repent – but enjoy the good parts also.

Full respect to the good, caring and compassionate people of the Balkans who re trying to do the right thing for animals the political corruption and self interest which seems to run rampant through the political system.  A bent and corrupt system.







Global: Farm Animal Shorts – All The Latest In Farm Animal News !

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Sow crates phase-out takes hold world wide

Woolworths, Pick n Pay action in South Africa latest examples.

Author/Organization: Meristem Land & Science

Year: 2014


The pressure started in Europe. The focus then became North America. Now the drive to phase-out so-called ‘sow crates’ or gestation stalls has firmly taken hold in a variety of major pockets around the world.

The latest examples include shifts by South Africa based retailers Woolworths and Pick n Pay.

Woolworths has announced that from the end of September, all fresh pork sold at the supermarket chain will be sourced from farms that no longer use conventional sow stalls. The Cape Town headquartered retailer is touting this “introduction of sow-friendly pork” as a first for South African retailers, represents a milestone in the company’s “Good Business Journey” sustainability initiative.


Final Report of an Audit carried out in Latvia from 24 to 28 February 2014 in order to evaluate the animal welfare controls in place at slaughter and during related operations

This report describes the outcome of a Food and Veterinary Office audit in Latvia from 24 to 28 February 2014 to evaluate the effectiveness of controls in ensuring animals are spared any avoidable pain, distress or suffering during their killing and related operations, as required by Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009. In particular: the assurances given by official controls regarding the business operators’ compliance with applicable requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009; whether official controls are carried out in accordance with the relevant requirements of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 and are suitable to ensure the effective implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 and Member State’s and Competent Authorities’ compliance with requirements such as guides to good practice, scientific support, and certificates of competence, and the effectiveness of implementation of those requirements.

Author/Organization: European Commission (DG SANCO)

Year: 2014

Where: Latvia



21 October 2014

Animal welfare included in UN Agricultural Investments Principles

For the first time, animal welfare has appeared in a United Nations (UN) agreed text.

Author/Organization: World Animal Protection

Year: 2014

Topics: food safety, productivity, welfare on the farm




Animal Welfare: The Pleasure of Respecting Rights

Animal husbandry and animal welfare are inextricably linked with ethical, political, economic and social issues. What to know and how to produce and consume animal products that are ethically and culturally sustainable.

Author/Organization: Slow Food, Terra Madre; European Commission; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Where: Italy

Topics: welfare on the farm




From farmer to farmer – Animal Welfare and its benefits

Hear from farmers and scientists working to promote animal welfare how to benefit from it. Farmers and producers are invited to participate, share their experience and best practices on animal welfare and their thoughts.

Author/Organization: Slow Food, Terra Madre; European Commission; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Where: Italy

Topics: welfare on the farm



23 October 2014

Hundreds of Dogs to be Sterilized in Quebec First Nations Community

A mass sterilization clinic will be held 18-22 October to provide veterinary services for stray and roaming dogs in a remote First National reserve.

Author/Organization: Humane Society International (HSI)

Year: 2014

Where: Canada

Topics: animal welfare/general concepts, dog population management



21 October 2014

Pig Pledge launched by welfare groups

Animal welfare campaigners have launched ‘The Pig Pledge’ campaign to encourage consumers to change their shopping habits and only buy high-welfare pork.

Author/Organization: Meatinfo.co.uk

Year: 2014

Where: United Kingdom

Topics: meat production, pigs, welfare on the farm



23 October 2014

Consumers urged to buy pigmeat ‘from farms not factories’

The National Pig Association (NPA) has insisted scale of production is not a factor in the welfare of pigs in response to a new campaign urging consumers to buy their pigmeat from ‘farms not factories’.

Author/Organization: Farmers Guardian

Year: 2014

Topics: farming, labelling , meat production, pigs, standards, welfare on the farm



Or better still – don’t eat any animals – go no meat !! – SAV.







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