Macedonia: SAV Now Supports EU Eurogroup for Animals by Formally Writing letter to EU Commissioners Expressing Concerns About Conditions and Animal Suffering at Vardariste Holding Facility, Skopje, Macedonia

Macedonia

 

SAV are now presenting a formal complaint to the EU Commissioner about the terrible situation for strays in Macedonia.

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Please refer to our recent post regarding Macedonia:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/macedonia-no-change-at-skopje-now-the-eu-animal-welfare-intergroup-president-writes-to-the-eu-commissioner-asking-for-actions/

South East area of England Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Dr. Caroline Lucas, http://www.carolinelucasmep.org.uk/   who is also the President of the EU Eurogroup for Animals  http://www.eurogroupforanimals.org/about/about.htm  , wrote a formal to Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, The European Commission, DG Health and Consumers, Brussels, who is responsible for animal welfare issues within the EU.  Carolines letter of 30th November relates to European Parliament / EU Eurogroup animal welfare concerns in both Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina but drawing special attention to the situation regarding stray dogs in Skopje, Macedonia.

A copy of Caroline’s letter to Commissioner Vassiliou can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Brussels letter stray dogs and cats

To provide additional support to the letter (dated 30th November) to the Commissioner by Dr. Lucas, SAV have now also written a formal letter, complete with the supply of 12 photographs of the conditions in which animals are being kept to the following:

Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou –   http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/vassiliou/index_en.htm

and also Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner  –   http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/ferrero-waldner/

expressing our concerns about many issues relating to the animal holding / death facility at Vardariste, Skopje.

A copy of SAV’s letter to Commissioner Vassiliou and Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner  can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Commissioner letter Macedonia Dec 2009

Within the letter, we have informed the Commissioner(s) that a formal petition has also been established by SAV to EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn, asking him to seriously review the lack of action being taken by many Balkans states regarding animal welfare legislation implementation prior to allowing these same states EU accession (membership).

We will keep you informed of any response(s) which either we or Dr. Lucas at the EU Eurogroup for Animals have returned from the Commissioners.

Commissioner Olli Rehn Petition Link

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/EU-Investigate-Balkans-Animal-Welfare 

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Past SAV post links relating to the Vardariste, Skopje holding centre and the suffering of all animals which go there:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/macedonia-exposed-the-alleged-wonderful-conditions-at-vardariste-animal-pound-via-eu-funding-of-10000-euros-a-year-we-demand-eu-intervention-now-to-stop-this-terrible-abuse-of-animals-par/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/macedonia-actions-for-vardariste-pound-skopje-campaign-%e2%80%93-part-3-of-3/

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

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

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/macedonia-important-new-campaign-launch-save-the-dogs-at-vardariste-pound-skopje/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/eu-sav-writes-to-eu-enlargement-commissioner-olli-rehn-regarding-concerns-about-balkans-animal-welfare-legislation-enforcement-or-lack-of/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/macedonia-update-vardariste-pound-111009-sav-formally-writes-to-eu-animal-welfare-intergroup-requesting-investigation-into-conditions-at-and-eu-funding-of-same/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/take-action-now-for-dogs-in-skopje-macedonia-video-footage-and-oipa-action-links/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/macedonia-mayor-of-skopje-declares-all-dogs-must-be-killed-please-read-and-send-sample-letter-supplied-also-2-petitions/

6 Responses

  1. Thank you for supporting us, and I asure you that without your help, dogs in Macedonia don’t stand a chance! Thank you for beeng there!

  2. Dear Mark,

    you are unique hope for us, Macedonian activist for animal protection and Macedonian stray dogs, we’ll never, never forgot your precious help!
    all, all the best

  3. OUR BIGGEST RESPECT FOR MARK JOHNSON WHO IS GIVING HIS BEST AND WHO IS THE BIGGEST SUPPORTER OF MACEDONIAN ANIMAL PROTECTION ORGANIZATIONS – ONLY ONE THAT IS HELPING US TO SAVE THE STRAY DOGS FROM SKOPJE, AND HOLDING FACILITY OF HELL, VARDARISTE !

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS MARK:)

  4. WITHOUT YOU MARK, MACEDONIAN STRAY DOGS DON’T HAVE ANY CHANSE, WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE IS TOTAL DISASTER, MASSACRE OF 90%!
    TNX FOR DOING THIS,
    and Happy New Year (I’m little late, forgive me:))

  5. Thank You dear Mark,thanks with all my heart,for everything what You do, for Your brilliant work for Balkan`s animals rights, thanks on behalf of 1000 dogs cats at our shelter- without Your intervention all these animals could be hunger,but with Your help they have food .Thank You for Your contact to EU Parliament in metter of Balkan animals suffering – without You we never could do that contact, because nobody of Balkan politicians don`t care for Balkan people and special don`t care for Balkan animals – everybody of them just care for their own business and for some own financials usefulls .Only with You Balkan animals have Hope.
    Thank You ,dear , dearest friend .

  6. Dear Mark,

    you are one brilliant person and extraordinary activist, THANK YOU for the biggest support that you gave to us, to change this situation in Skopje, Macedonia and to stop this brutality at Vardariste holding facility!
    I totally agree with the words of Slavica – only with You Balkan animals have HOPE.

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