sauvons nous ces pauvres chiens du massacre cruel / PETITION TO STOP THE MASS KILLING OF MAROCCAN DOGS

sauvons nous ces pauvres chiens du massacre cruel

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP THE MASS KILLING OF MAROCCAN DOGS
Dear all,
 
Could you sign and forwards to ALL your contacts. We need maximum signatures. They are killing dogs in the most horrible ways here in Morocco.
 
Kisses, Amal
 
Target:
defendeurs des droits des animausx . associations de defenses des animaux
Sponsored by: 

Save the Dogs and Lessons for the Serbian Authorities

Please view the Web Site at:

http://www.savethedogs.eu/?cat=1

We are a group of people who, after working for the Canibucarest project in different roles, decided to turn our efforts and our passion into something permanent and stable — a non profit organisation.

SERBIAN OFFICIALS – PLEASE TAKE NOTE

In 2001 Sara Turetta answered the desperate call of an Italian family living in Cernavoda: a little local association was trying, with very little success, to cope with the massacre that was going on.

In fact, in 2001 the city streets were full of dead bodies and hundreds of strays were poisoned out of the local authorities’ will. Once in Cernavoda, we realized we could successfully deal with the City Hall. So we quickly found an agreement: in exchange for our neutering & spaying activity, they’d have stopped killing the strays.

If the relationship with the local authorities has improved, the relationship with the local association has, on the other end, got worse and they’ve refused the presence of a supervisor who was going to run the shelter under the medical and financial profile. Therefore we chose to have a base of our own, a reception structure we could run in a ‘western way’, making sure that it was going to be clean, hygienical, ordered and with a clear hierarchy. 

Not only we spay and neuter stray dogs and cats that have owners, but we also provide free vet assistance to all the poor families’ animals, which in this area are so many, and we devote ourselves everyday to first aid interventions.

Germany: Horse Petition – Please Support and Sign

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/petition-fr-ein-verbot-der-stnderhaltung-von-pferden

 

Petition für ein Verbot der Ständerhaltung von Pferden

Target:
Bundesland NRW und Bayern

(Quelle: Dt. TschB)

Die dauerhafte Anbindung von Pferden entspricht NICHT einer artgemäßen Haltung nach §2 des Tierschutzgesetztes in Deutschland.

Tied in narrow stands, in many places horses must stare at the walls without enough movement. Under these circumstances the essential needs of the animal are ignored terribly. Apparently the welfare of the horses isn’t close to the government’s heart. In Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia horses still vegetate in the narrow stands and this legally! As scientific studies prove, more than half of the horses held in stands show serious behavioral disorders. Neither the need for movement, personal care and social contact can be satisfied nor can the horse lie down on the side which is essential for the deep sleep.

To tie a horse like that is in no agreement with §2 of the German animal-protection-law.

In schmalen Ständern angebunden, müssen Pferde vielerorts ohne ausreichend Bewegung die Wände anstarren. Unter diesen Haltungsbedingungen werden die essentiellen Bedürfnisse des Flucht- und Herdentiers sträflich missachtet. Scheinbar liegt nicht allen Landesregierungen das Wohl der Pferde am Herzen. In Bayern und NRW fristen immer noch Pferde ihr Dasein in den engen Ständern  und das ganz lega! Wie wissenschaftliche Studien beweisen, zeigen über die Hälfte aller in Ständern gehaltenen Pferde gravierende Verhaltensstörungen. Weder kann das Bedürfnis nach Bewegung, Körperpflege und Sozialkontakt gestillt werden noch können die in Ständern gehaltenen Pferde sich in die für den Tiefschlaf unerlässliche Seitenlage legen.

(Quelle: Dt. TschB)

Die dauerhafte Anbindung von Pferden entspricht NICHT einer artgemäßen Haltung nach §2 des Tierschutzgesetztes in Deutschland.

Tied in narrow stands, in many places horses must stare at the walls without enough movement. Under these circumstances the essential needs of the animal are ignored terribly. Apparently the welfare of the horses isn’t close to the government’s heart. In Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia horses still vegetate in the narrow stands and this legally! As scientific studies prove, more than half of the horses held in stands show serious behavioral disorders. Neither the need for movement, personal care and social contact can be satisfied nor can the horse lie down on the side which is essential for the deep sleep.

To tie a horse like that is in no agreement with §2 of the German animal-protection-law.

1500 Cats Trapped in Shanghai and Surrounding Region for Shipment to Southern China’s Food and Fur Industries

Some of the over 1500 terrified cats trapped in and around Shanghai for shipment to Guangdong for food and fur.

 

Over 1500 Cats Trapped in Shanghai and Surrounding Region for Shipment to Southern China’s Food and Fur Industries

Jia Xing (Zhejiang Province, China)
30 August 2008

Shanghai Daily’s coverage of the story here.

On Friday, 29 August 2008, local animal rescuers located several trucks with over seventy bamboo crates crammed with nearly 1500 cats in Jia Xing, a small city in Zhejiang Province, about an hour outside of Shanghai. These cats had likely been trapped in parks, from housing compounds and the street of Shanghai and neighbouring areas. Many of the cats in the crates had collars on them – obviously people’s pets, possibly trapped just meters from their home. Their destination was (and still is) Guangdong Province in southern China, to be used for food and fur.

     

The trucks were intercepted late at night in a parking lot in an industrial section of town and as the cat trappers attempted to load the trucks, rescuers called the police. Some rescuers claimed to have lost their cat, while others challenged the rather unofficial-looking photocopied documents that the head of the cat smugglers produced to support his claim that he owned the cats legitimately, having paid RMB50,000 for Photocopied “ownership” papers them (USD$7,320 / GBP£4,067), and that he was transporting them all according to permit.

Regardless of the legality of transport permits, the condition in which the cats were packed – crammed 20 or more to a small crate with no room to move and no access to food or water, while some newborns were being crushed to death and other cats had died, was a shockingly cruel sight.

Over 15 hours of negotiations ensued, in which the local rescuers refused to pay the smugglers for the cats (an agonizingly tough approach, but buying them would fuel more trapping for the “rescue market”). By mid-day Saturday, a crowd of nearly 300 people had gathered. A local TV crew filmed animal lovers feeding the cats through the slats of the crates and watering them down to keep them cool.With an obvious stalemate, increasingly terrified cries coming from the crates and the deteriorating condition of the 1500 cats, several of the crates were broken and cats freed– albeit near a dangerous intersection without anybody to provide follow-up care. At this point, the area was cordoned off and further access to the cats blocked.

By late afternoon, the crowd was dispersed and, sadly, the remaining crates of cats appeared to be loaded onto a new truck by the cat trappers.

Although there is often little hope of helping cats already trapped and on their way to Guangdong, a focus of efforts on spay / neuter and indoor cat campaigns will hopefully someday reduce the numbers of available strays and unwittingly friendly pets going to market.

SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR CAT
KEEP YOUR CAT SAFELY INDOORS
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

(CN) Cat rescue puts felines on the lam

Posted by: “Cate” cateanna@yahoo.com   cateanna

Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:56 pm (PDT)

Cat rescue puts felines on the lam

By Fei Lai
Shanghai Daily
2008-9-3

 

A GROUP of animal lovers became embroiled in a bizarre confrontation as its members rescued more than 800 cats destined for the dinner table over the weekend.

Six volunteers from the Shanghai Animal Protection Association confronted cat dealers in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, and spent a day and a night trying to rescue about 1,500 cats.

The animals were being loaded onto a container truck that was due to travel to Guangdong Province.

Liu Xiaoyun, one of the volunteers, told Shanghai Daily yesterday that the cats were caged in about 70 bamboo boxes, about 20 to a box.

The volunteers managed to unlock about 40 cages, releasing about 800 of the animals.

“But we don’t know where the remaining cages are,” Liu said. “Most probably, they are on their way to Guangdong.”

Liu said the group received a tip last Friday that the cats were at a fruit wholesale market in Jiaxing. When they arrived at the market, cat traders were loading cages onto the truck.

“Shill cries of cats echoed continuously,” Liu said. “We asked the mongers not to send the cats, but they wouldn’t listen. So I called the police.”

The dealers told police that all the cats were bought from a pet market and they would be raised in Guangdong.

However, Liu said the method of caging so many animals in a confined space was obviously cruel.

“The cats’ sad and shrill screams made us heartbroken,” Liu said. “In spite of the cat dealers’ protests, we managed to release quite a few cats.

“The cats would have had no food or drink for several days. We immediately conducted emergency aid by giving water to them.”

Liu said about 10 female cats had given birth. Some kittens died immediately after birth.

She said the cats remained helpless under a burning sun. “When we released them, the cats jumped out in all directions at once. They’ve suffered so much,” Liu said.

The dealers showed police animal quarantine certificates and insisted on moving the remainder of the cats. With no animal protection laws to refer to, police were powerless to stop the remaining cats from being driven away.

Shanghai Animal Protection Association President Zhang Yi appealed to society to cultivate better dining habits and to treat all animals more humanely.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=372408&type=Metro
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Second Chance Animal Aid, Shanghai, has an article on their site about this incident. They warn viewers that the ‘content is upsetting and graphic’.

Cat trappers near Shanghai:

http://www.scaashanghai.org/cats_trapped_in_shanghai.shtml
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The Guangzhou cat site has information in Chinese and photos on their bbs board.
Upsetting photos.

http://www.gzcat.org/bbs/dispbbs.asp?boardid=13&id=42093&page=&star=1