Macedonia: ACTIONS For – Vardariste Pound, Skopje, Campaign – Part 3 of 3

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This final post at the current time is to provide campaigners with actions and further links (Facebook) for the Vardariste facility campaign.

At the end of this post you will find a Sample Letter (in Macedonian and English) which we ask you please copy and send to the Mayor of Skopje, the Macedonian government, and also the Macedonian media and press.  A block listing (and independent contact details) for all global Macedonian embassies are also given.

Contact details for all the above are provided in this post; please just work your way down.

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Past Campaign Links

Video links to Vardariste facility can be seen in Part 1 of these campaign posts.

Linkhttps://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/macedonia-vardariste-pound-skopje-campaign-part-1-of-3/

A selection of photographs taken at Vardariste pound; 2 petitions and links to several Facebook photo albums of Vardariste can be seen in Part 2 of these campaign posts

Linkhttps://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/macedonia-vardariste-pound-skopje-campaign-%e2%80%93-part-2-of-3/

* Various Campaign Facebook Links* :

Animal Voice: VERY URGENT! TRAGICAL SITUATION IN SKOPJE (MACEDONIA) – Another letter is needed, thank you :

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=102246038894

Sign Up (Facebook): 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skopje-Macedonia/SRCE-ZA-ZIVOTNITE-Zdruzenie-za-zastita-na-zivotnite-i-zivotnata-sredina/83377435960

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56189877290#/group.php?gid=22478686771

FacebookSAVE THE MACEDONIAN DOGS FROM GENOCIDE – DA GI SPASIME KUCINJATA OD VARDARISTE !

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skopje-Macedonia/DA-GI-SPASIME-KUCINJATA-OD-VARDARISTE/176149692261

FacebookANIMA MUNDI

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ANIMA-MUNDI-Zdruzhenie-za-zashtita-na-zhivotni/144438226027?ref=mf

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** ACTIONS **** ACTIONS **** ACTIONS **** ACTIONS **** ACTIONS ** PLEASE COPY THE SAMPLE LETTER GIVEN BELOW AND SEND TO THE FOLLOWING:

REMEMBER – DO NOT

put anything into the ‘Subject’ Box of your e mail.  If you do, it may be deleted immediately without opening.

**  SAMPLE LETTER   SAMPLE LETTER   SAMPLE LETTER  **

SUBJECT: ВЕ МОЛИМЕ ЗА ИНТЕРВЕНЦИЈА И ИТЕН ПРЕКИН НА УБИВАЊЕТО НА КУЧИНАТА ВО СТАЦИОНАР ВАРДАРИШТЕ!

Почитуван премиеру Груевски,
Почитуван градоначалнику Трајановски,

Bе молиме итно да го запрете убивањето на кучињата во стационарот вардариште и да ги отворите вратите на стационарот кои од понеделникот ги затворивте иако пред стационарот беа дојдени многу граѓани кои инсиистираа да вдомат куче!

Итно овозможете константен мониторинг во стационарот бидејќи тие што се чисти немаат што да кријат!

Bо нашиот стационар има највисока стапка на евтаназија од сите европски држави, а за таквото нешто со сигурност нема оправдување! сопрете го геноцидот – справете се со овој проблем на хуман начин а не со брутална примена на сила!

Итно реорганизирајте и зголемете ги капацитетите во стационарот вардариште – ама не само службата за заловување на која инсистирате туку приоритетно ангажирајте најмалку 5 ветеринари кои би ги проценувале и третирале кучињата,на тој начин овој проблем може по хуман пат да се стави под контрола во рекордно време и трајно реши во догледен период!

Cоочете се со овој проблем на хуман и европски начин – светот гледа!!

Со почит,

Important – Add Your (Name, Surname, Country)

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

SUBJECT: Stop this massacre of stray dogs immediately, the world is watching you!!

Dear Prime Minister,
Dear Mayor,

Macedonia has always been a symbol of ancient traditions, good people and hospitality… Now, seeing through our eyes, Skopje is a city of terror, massacre and use of strength against the week ones and those who don’t have a chance to defend themselves! We thought that we are part of the European family, but all we can see is an ugly picture of terror and a country that can’t handle the problem of homeless dogs. They are brutally killed in the “Vardarishte” shelter, the institution that literary has closed its doors for the people who want to adopt a homeless dog, the institution that didn’t changed its way of functioning and killing innocent animals, but became even more radical. All of this mentioned above, will put a mark on you – as aggressive politicians who don’t care about which instrument to use, as long as their objective is achieved.

But… do you know that one of the conditions for entrance in the European family is human treatment towards the dogs and transparency of the institutions who are supposed to take care of them? Do you know that you are the only one who don’t have at least three shelters for dogs in the capital city? Do you know that the world is watching you and your brutal actions? Do you want to be remembered as dog-killers and nothing more? Have you ever heard about the international organizations that fight for animal rights and all the victories that they have achieved?

According to the statistics, Skopje has the highest level of euthanized homeless dogs. Dogs that are young and healthy, creatures that have a right to live, just as every other being. We will do anything that is in our power – and believe us, we have the power, because we are not moved by money but by the LOVE towards the innocent creatures – to stop this massacre.

We are therefore asking you to stop this brutality IMMEDIATELY towards those who suffer!

Important – Add Your (Name, Surname, Country)

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Send your sample letter to all of the following – can be done as one large e mail ‘CC’.

gradonacalnik@skopje.gov.mk  (Mayor of Skopje):
And to the Government at this link http://www.vlada.mk/?q=contact

COPY ALSO TO the Press and other media:

mia@mia.com.mk ; makfax@unet.com.mk ; netpress@netpress.com.mk ; dnevnik@dnevnik.com.mk ; vesnik@utrinski.com.mkvest@vest.com.mk; vreme@vreme.com.mk ; vecer@vecer.com.mk ; koha@koha.com.mk ; lajme.sk@mail.com ; vesnik@utrinski.com.mk ; a.pesev@utrinski.com.mk , desk95@a1.com.mk ; ranoden@a1.com.mk ; a1tv@a1.com.mk ; telma@telma.com.mk ; tvmtm@dasto.com ; info@alsat.t ; alsat.shkupi@gmail.com ; sitelvesti@on.net.mk ; kanal5@kanal5.com.mk ; rtvera@freemail.org.mk ; tvsutel@mol.com.mk ; skynet@euronet.com.mk ; mrtveb@mrt.com.mk ; mkrtvcor@mt.net.mk ; mkrtvir@mt.net.mk ; mkrtvsat@mt.net.mk ; fokuspress@yahoo.com ; redakcija@teamoderna.com.mk ; mail@antenna5.com.mk ; kanal77_sk@sonet.com.mk ; mail@antenna5.com.mk ; fakti@mol.com.mk ; politika@novamakedonija.com.mk ; nm@novamakedonija.com.mk ;

COPY TO  MACEDONIAN EMBASSIES / CONSULATES ABROAD:

Block Listing:

makambas@albnet.netinfo@macedonianemb.org.aumacembassy@24on.cc ; mak.permanentmission@eunet.atambassade.mk@skynet.be ; mk.mission@brutele.be ; macedonia.mission@hq.nato.intsarajevo@mfa.gov.mkmaked@bgnet.bgemb.macedonia.ottawa@sympatico.ca ; cgrofm@rogers.commacdebas@public3.bta.net.cnzagreb@mfa.gov.mkprague@mfa.gov.mk
copenhagen@mfa.gov.mkkairo@mfa.gov.mknenad.kolev@mfa.gov.mkparis@mfa.gov.mk ; amb-mk@pelnet.com ; macstras@noos.frberlin@mfa.gov.mkathens@mfa.gov.mkbudapest@mfa.gov.mkrome@mfa.gov.mkmkgkpodgorica@cg.yuhague@mfa.gov.mkknut.odegard@moldenett.noambrmwar@zigzag.pl
doha@mfa.gov.mk ,
bucharest@mfa.gov.mk,  moscow@mfa.gov.mkbelgrade@mfa.gov.mkmakamb@siol.netemb.mkd.madrid@gmail.comstockholm@mfa.gov.mkmakedamb@bluewin.chemb-mac-holysee@libero.itankara@mfa.gov.mkkiev@mfa.gov.mk ; embmac@carrier.kiev.uainfo@macedonianembassy.org.ukusoffice@macedonianembassy.org ; gkrmdetroit@sbcglobal.net ; gkrmchicago@gmail.com

Independent National Listing Should you wish to contact only your own national Macedonian embassy:

ALBANIA: makambas@albnet.net
AUSTRALIA: info@macedonianemb.org.au
AUSTRIA: macembassy@24on.cc; mak.permanentmission@eunet.at
BELGIUM: ambassade.mk@skynet.be; mk.mission@brutele.be; macedonia.mission@hq.nato.int
BOSNIA: sarajevo@mfa.gov.mk
BULGARIA: maked@bgnet.bg
CANADA: emb.macedonia.ottawa@sympatico.ca; cgrofm@rogers.com
CHINA: macdebas@public3.bta.net.cn
CROATIA: zagreb@mfa.gov.mk
CZECH REPUBLIC: prague@mfa.gov.mk
DENMARK: copenhagen@mfa.gov.mk
EGYPT: kairo@mfa.gov.mk
ESTONIA: nenad.kolev@mfa.gov.mk
FRANCE: paris@mfa.gov.mk; amb-mk@pelnet.com; macstras@noos.fr
GERMANY: berlin@mfa.gov.mk
GREECE: athens@mfa.gov.mk
HUNGARY: budapest@mfa.gov.mk
ITALY: rome@mfa.gov.mk
MONTENEGRO: mkgkpodgorica@cg.yu
NETHERLANDS: hague@mfa.gov.mk
NORWAY: knut.odegard@moldenett.no
POLAND: ambrmwar@zigzag.pl
QATAR: doha@mfa.gov.mk
ROMANIA: bucharest@mfa.gov.mk
RUSSIA: moscow@mfa.gov.mk
SERBIA: belgrade@mfa.gov.mk
SLOVENIA: makamb@siol.net
SPAIN: emb.mkd.madrid@gmail.com
SWEDEN: stockholm@mfa.gov.mk
SWITZERLAND: makedamb@bluewin.ch
VATICAN: emb-mac-holysee@libero.it
TURKEY: ankara@mfa.gov.mk
UKRAINE: kiev@mfa.gov.mk; embmac@carrier.kiev.ua
UNITED KINGDOM: info@macedonianembassy.org.uk
UNITED STATES: usoffice@macedonianembassy.org; gkrmdetroit@sbcglobal.net; gkrmchicago@gmail.com

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Japan: An end to Japanese whaling?

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An end to Japanese whaling?

Source: http://www.wildlifeextra.com/index.html

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Photo: Australian Customs Service

Massive cuts to subsidy may force an end to Japanese whaling

November 12 2009. A major review of Japanese government spending could spell the end to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, according to Greenpeace, after the review committee proposed massive cuts in subsidies to a body which funds the so-called scientific research programme.

The Spending Review Committee recommended that the Overseas Fisheries Cooperation Fund (OFCF), which gives loans to the Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR) to run the discredited science programme, have all of its funding revoked, except monies needed for loans in 2010.

$US780 Million subsidy

The OFCF claims it needs 70.4 billion yen (around US$780 million) for various programmes almost certainly including whaling, in 2010.   The Review Committee and Cabinet Office will have the final decision if the proposed operations for 2010 are actually “necessary” or should also be cut.  If the loans for whaling are revoked it is unlikely the ICR can continue to operate. The news comes less than 24 hours before US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in Tokyo. Whaling was already on the agenda for discussions between the two heads of state.

“Prime Minister Hatoyama has a unique opportunity to signal he is serious about his election promises to clean up government spending by ending this controversial, corrupt and wasteful programme,” said Sara Holden of Greenpeace International Whales campaign. “We urge President Barack Obama to support Prime Minister Hatoyama and at the same time uphold his election promise and support Prime Minister Hatoyama in ending whaling in the Southern Ocean.”

Tokyo two

The committee recommendations also reinforce the assertions of the Greenpeace activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, who are currently awaiting trial for exposing the corruption of the whaling programme and the waste of taxpayers’ money.

Greenpeace launched a global protest against whaling more than 30 years ago which came to a successful conclusion in 1986 when an international moratorium on commercial whaling was declared. Since then a rearguard action has been underway to stop the Japanese government from abusing a loophole in the agreement that allowed for lethal ‘scientific’ whaling.

Greenpeace has mobilised millions of people worldwide in that time, sending ship expeditions to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, with activists placing themselves between the whale and the harpoons to stop the hunt. In recent years Greenpeace has been the only environmental organisation to prioritise its campaign inside in Japan in order to successfully turn government and public opinion.

Whale meat embezzlement

In April 2008 Greenpeace began an investigation into whistleblower allegations that organised whale meat embezzlement was being conducted by crew inside Japan’s so-called “scientific” whaling programme, which is funded by Japanese taxpayers.

The informer was previously involved in the whaling programme, and following his advice Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki began an investigation, eventually discovering firm evidence that cardboard boxes containing whale meat were being secretly shipped to the homes of whaling fleet crew – and then sold for personal profit. Junichi delivered a box of this whale meat to the Tokyo Prosecutors’ Office in May 2008, and filed a report of embezzlement.

However, the embezzlement investigation was dropped on June 20 – the same day that both men were arrested and then held for 26 days before being charged with theft and trespass.

Uk: Tailends Auction Starts Next Week

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SWT auction reminder

Just a reminder that our auction for Tailends starts next week.  It is running from Thursday 19th to Thursday 26th November 2009, on our online forums; www.sighthounds.org.uk/forums.

We have over 200 items currently listed, but please keep the donations of items coming, we really want to make this auction something special for Tailends and the dogs they care for. 

More information on the excellent work of Tailends can be found at; www.tailends.co.uk

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If you have any items to donate please send details of items to wendy.hassell@sighthounds.org.uk with details and picture if possible.

We look forward to seeing you online for the auction next week!

Sighthound Welfare Trust 

Charity No. 1114709
SWT is working towards the end of abuse, neglect and exploitation of sighthounds
www.sighthounds.org.uk
& www.sighthounds.org.uk/forums

 

Serbia: Campaign Images to Copy and Paste for Your Literature

SAV are delighted that Vesna, one member of our team in the Alliance, has produced some excellent images which you can copy and paste into your campaigns literature.

All of the images are shown in this post and relate to Hunting, organised animal fighting and animal protection.

Most of the images relate directly to issues in Serbia, having the serbian national flag in the corner, but some do not carry the flag and can be used globally.

Please feel free to use the images from Vesna by simply copying and pasting.

Note – the final 3 images are flip images and will flip to a second sheet with different pictures when selected.

Thanks for all your hard work Vesna; we now hope that campaigners will copy them and reproduce your images around the World in support of Serbian animals !

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