Turkey: With EU Funding to Authorities and Government, 700+ Dogs Thrown Out Into the Wilds to Defend for Themselves – Activists Call for Urgent Changes to Animal Welfare Legislation

 

 

 

 

Freezing Dogs Thrown Out to the Wilds

**IMPORTANT NOTE**

TURKEY IS NOT CURRENTLY AN EU MEMBER STATE, BUT LIKE OTHER NATIONS IN EUROPE WHO DO NOT ENFORCE ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS, TURKEY IS APPLYING TO BECOME AN EU MEMBER STATE; HENCE THE FUNDING BEING GIVEN ALREADY TO TURKEY BY THE EU.

AS WE HAVE ALWAYS SAID, THE EU MUXST ENSURE ANIMAL WELFARE LEGISLATION IS ALLIED BY THESE NATIONS BEFORE THEY ARE EVER ACCEPTED AS EU MEMBERS.

IN ADDITION, THE EU NEEDS URGENT LEGISLATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF STRAY AND PET ANIMALS.

THE EU HAS FAILED ITS CITIZENS TO DATE – NOW THE EU MUST ENTER CENTURY 21 FOR ANIMAL WELFARE.

SAV.

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February 10th 2010

Newsletter

From  APG-Animalrights@t-online.de  – http://www.turkish-animals-apg.org/  (site temporarily offline – please visit again)

TÜRKIYE DE KISIRLASTIR ASILA SAL PROJESI IFLAS ETMISTIR!

TÜRKIYE SOKAK HAYVANLARI YOKEDILMEKTEDIR.

YASANIN DEGISMESINI ISTEYEN DERNEKLERI DESTEKLIYORUZ !

 

CASTRATING/VACCINATING AND RELEASING HAS FAILED IN TURKEY !!

ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ABANDONED ANIALS ARE BEING KILLED AND WE JOIN THE TURKISH ANIMAL WELFARE/RIGHTS COMMUNITY IN DEMANDING URGENT CHANGES TO THE TURKISH ANIMAL WELFARE LAW

http://kopekcehennemi.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2052773&id=1489872866&ref=mf

(please look at the photos of the volunteers feeding the abandoned dogs in the forests; most of these dogs are no longer alive)

LOOK AT THE IMAGES ON THIS BLOG AND THE FACEBOOK PAGE: 

THE TURKISH STRAY ANIMALS ARE BEING PERMANTELY DESTROYED, THE PERPETRATORS, IN MOST CASES, CAN NEVER BE IDENTIFIED:

FOR EXAMPLE, OF THE APPROX. 700 DOGS ABANDONED BY THE AUTHORITIES IN THE FOREST OF BEYKOZ ONLY 200 REMAIN ALIVE.

THESE ANIMALS ARE WITHOUT PROTECTION – THEY ARE LEFT TO THEMSELVES IN THESE DESOLATE AREAS.

Abandoned Dogs 1

MANY TURKISH ANIMAL WELFARE ACTIVISTS DEMAND CHANGES TO THE ANIMAL WELFARE LAW. THEY DEMAND OUTDOOR ENCLOSURES FOR LARGER DOGS AND KENNELS FOR SMALLER ONES, SO THAT ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANISATIONS CAN, IN COOPERATION WITH COMMUNITIES, ADEQUATELY CARE FOR THESE ANIMALS.

THE CURRENT SITUATION IS LIKE THIS:

THE ANIMAL WELFARE LAW 5199 ONLY STIPULATES REHABILITATION SHELTERS FOR THE STRAYS.

THERE, THEY ARE BEING CASTRATED AND VACCINATED

WITH EU MONEY,

AND THEN RELEASED TO “FREEDOM” (???). THE LAW REQUIRES THAT THESE ANIMALS BE “FREED” IN THE AREAS WHERE THEY CAME FROM (WERE CAUGHT) IN THE FIRST PLACE.

BUT SINCE THE LARGER PART OF THE POPULACE DOES NOT TOLERATE THE STRAYS IN AREAS SETTLED BY PEOPLE THE COMMUNITIES ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO REMOVE THE ANIMALS.

THIS IS EXACTLY THE SAME SITUATION AS IN ROMANIA:

THE STRAYS, AFTER CASTRATION, ARE BEING ABANDONED IN DESOLATE AREAS – MOUNTAINS, FORESTS. THERE THEY CO-EXIST WITH WILD ANIMALS.

THEY HAVE NEITHER WATER NOR FOOD NOR SHELTER.

Dogs Have NO Food

THEY ARE FAIR GAME TO THE ELEMENTS, MAN AND THE HUNTERS.

IF THEY FALL ILL OR ARE INJURED THEY DO NOT GET ANY HELP. ESPECIALLY FOR THE SMALLER DOGS THIS IS A HOPELESS SITUATION – THEY SUFFER CRUELLY.

Some of the Dead Dogs

MOST TURKISH STRAY DOGS ARE BREED DOGS WHO WERE BOUGHT WITHOUT MUCH THOUGHT AND THEN THROWN OUT INTO THE STREET WHEN PEOPLE TIRE OF THEM.

THEY CANNOT AND DO NOT SURVIVE THE BATTLE WITH NATURE AND WILD ANIMALS.

THERE ARE SMALL PUPPIES LIVING IN CAVES IN THE HAYMANA MOUNTAINS OF ANKARA. AN ACTIVIST DRIVES UP THERE EACH DAY TO TRY AND SAVE THEM FROM STARVATION:

THE TURKISH STATE MUST TAKE IST RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE ANIMALS MORE SERIOUSLY AND, TOGETHER WITH ANIMAL WELFARE, MAKE SURE THESE ANIMALS ARE NOT ABANDONED TO A CRUEL DEATH AFTER CASTRATION.

Abandoned Dogs 2

DÜNYANIN HIC BIR YERINDE EVLERDEN ATILMIS SÜS VE SOKAK KÖPEKLERI ORMANLARDA YASAMAMAKTADIR.

MADEM BU HAYVANLAR ORMANLARA ATILIP ÖLÜME TERKEDILIYORLAR; O ZAMAN NEDEN AB BUNLARIN ASILANIP-KISIRLATIRILMASINI-DOGAYA SALINMASINI FINANSE EDIYOR? SONLARI NASILSA ÖLÜM. ÖLÜME GÖNDERILEN CANLARIN ÜZERINDE DE KAZANIYORLAR.

HAYVANLAR ICIN SONU ÖLÜM OLAN PROJELERIN FINANSE EDILMESINI I S T E M I Y O R U Z !

BU PROJEYI 1990 LI YILLARDA TÜRKIYE YE TASIYAN KISILERI KINIYORUZ

; BU PROJENIN GERCEKLESTIRILMESINE KATKILARI OLAN DERNEKLERI DE KINIYORUZ

ORMANLARA TERKEDILEN HAYVANLARIN COGU EVLERDEN ATILMIS KEDILER VE KÖPEKLERDIR, ORMANLAR HAYVANLARIN YASIYABILECEGI YERLER DEGILDIR.

ORMANLAR YABAN HAYVANLARININ YASADIKLARI YERLERDIR.

ORMANLARDA KUDUZ HASTALIGI TEHLIKESI DE VARDIR.

HALKIN SAGLIGINI VE HAYVANLARIN YASAMINI TEHLIKEYE ATAN BU AKSIYONA KARSIYIZ.

ORMAN BAKANLIGINDAN BU KONUDA TEPKI BEKLIYOR VE SAVUNMASIZ HAYVANLARIN YASATMAK ICIN PROJE TALEB EDIYORUZ.

SOKAK HAYVANLARI ICIN DOGAL YASAM PARKLARININ, UFAK BOY VE YASLI HAYVANLAR ICIN DE IYI ISLEYEN BARINAKLARIN OLUSTURULMASINI ISTIYORUZ.

BU BARINAKLARDA BELEDIYELER STK LAR VE GÖNÜLLÜLER ILE BIRLIKTE HAYVANLARI YASATMALILAR, SAHIPLENDIRMELILER.

YASANIN DEGISME ZAMANI GELMISTIR.

Animal Protection Group Arbeitsgruppe fuer Tierrechte e.V.

Ignatz-Stroof-Strasse 8

06749 Bitterfeld

Sachsen-Anhalt

Tel: +49 (0) 3493 / 605476

© Animal Protection Group Arbeitsgruppe für Tierrechte e.V.

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