Sunday 24th August – Hunters and police have allegedly planned that on Sunday 24th in Racha a kind of ‘stampede’ will be arranged. Hunters and police will allegedly drive groups of dogs and cats into a herd type situation by shooting their guns. Another group of police and hunters will be waiting to kill all the terrified animals as they run by.
Slavica at EPAR on Friday 22nd has sent an official charge to the Ministry of Police in Belgrade and to the Police station in Kragujevac and Racha, and also to the Public Attorney General of Serbia – Mrs. Gordana Milosevic Stojanovic in Belgrade, because in agreement to police laws, the police have an official obligation to PREVENT crime if they have information about where and when it will happen. The police already know about the planned killings on Sunday in advance, as it appears they are involved directly. They should be acting in agreement with Serbian law and preventing the Sunday killings, but it appears that there is allegedly a collaboration between the police and the hunters to work together and allow the killing of the animals.
EPAR have asked in their charge to the Ministry that the police must disarm the hunters, as they are a non-official group who are walking through towns and villages shooting weapons. The dead bodies of killed animals will probably be left for predators to take as food – which is certainly one way of expanding the spread of rabies, is any of the animals left are infected, rather than containing it !
What is planned to be undertaken does not agree with scientific evidence, or to the laws of the Serbian constitution. It would appear that the only word that can describe what will be going on is ANARCHY.
More news to come when we have additional information.
E mails of complaint please to:
Also please copy to all your national MEP’s, using the following link to find their contact details:
- just click on any country to get a full listing.
Telephone calls to the Director of Veterinary.Department.of Serbia, Mr. Zoran Micovic, can be made on:
00 381 63 6 09 603 and 00 381 64 868 00 00
He can speak English.
The Serbian authorities, Government and Ministry must be informed that this killing at Racha will not go un noticed, and that the EU, which Serbia wishes to become a member of, will be informed via all their MEP’s about what is being allowed to happen.
A requirement of accession to the EU is that a nation must show that is enforcing its own national legislation. Serbia appears to be failing this right at the start by allowing this to happen in Racha. Please remind your MEP’s of this non compliance by Serbia.