EU: GREAT RESULT ! – Written Declaration No. 54 for the Transportation of Horses for Slaughter in the European Union HAS Achieved the Necesary Number of Signatures

Dear all,

The Written Declaration no. 54 for the transportation of horses for slaughter in the European Union got the necesary number of signatures of the MEPs and it was announced today by the President in plenary. It was really a great day.

Thank you to all who have been involved in making lobby by emailing and phoning the MEPs.

Many thanks to World Horse Welfare who was so involved in organizing a lobby campaign, getting updated information and succeeded also in getting an extension on it.

All the best.


Carmen Arsene



Written declaration on the transportation of horses for slaughter in the European Union

The European Parliament,

–    having regard to Rule 123 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas every year approximately 100 000 horses are transported unnecessarily long distances under inhumane conditions into and across the European Union for slaughter,

B.   whereas there is well-documented evidence showing that horses are being transported over long distances, causing a variety of welfare problems such as serious injury, disease, exhaustion and dehydration, because of the inadequacies of the existing legislation,

C.  whereas there is strong evidence to suggest that Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 of 22 December 2004 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations has not been robustly enforced,

D.  whereas a review of Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005 is being carried out by the Commission,

1.   Notes the petition collected by World Horse Welfare on the long-distance transportation of horses to slaughter in Europe;

2.   Calls on the Commission and Member States effectively to scrutinise World Horse Welfare’s dossier of evidence in the context of the Commission’s review of Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005;

3.   Urges the Member States and the European Commission to robustly enforce Council Regulation (EC) 1/2005;

4.   Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Council, the Commission, and the parliaments and government of the Member States.


Lobbying works ! –  congratulations everyone – SAV

‘London Calling’ – Your SAV Comments

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Regards Mark

Photo: Rescued fox cub enjoying lunch ! – NFWS – see link below.

And after all the recent bad (killed by hunters) photos we have published showing  fox deaths, please visit the(Uk)  ‘National Fox Welfare Society’ (NFWS) web site to see some great pictures of living, breathing, rescued and cared for foxes and little cubs that were saved last year:

Another great Uk fox welfare site is the ‘Fox Project’ who can be found at:

And finally, as the Post title says;

In memory of the legend, Joe Strummer (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002) –

Strummer was instrumental in setting up Future Forests (recently rechristened The Carbon Neutral Company), an organization dedicated to planting trees in various parts of the world in order to combat global warmingStrummer was the first artist to make the recording, pressing and distribution of his records carbon neutral through the planting of trees.  In his remembrance, Strummer’s friends and family have established the Strummerville Foundation for the promotion of new music.

Turkey / Netherlands: Stichting ActieZwerfhonden – the (Turkish) Stray Dogs Campaign Website

Please view the recent post regrding dogs which have been dumped and left in Turkish wilderness regions: 

On this issue, here is a message from Linda who is involved with Stichting ActieZwerfhonden – the (Turkish) Stray Dogs Campaign Website based in the Netherlands. 

They are doing some fantastic work for strays in Turkey – please support them if you are able. 

From Linda: 

Dear all,  

If these 700 dogs were the only ones i would have been glad. 

Thousands of dogs are dumped in the woods and hundreds of thousands nearly a million are wandering in the streets 

Met vriendelijke groeten, 

Linda Taal 

Stichting ActieZwerfhonden
1 euro sponsors gezocht voor “alle brokjes helpen” 

Te koop: unieke ActieZwerfhonden T-shirts 

Wording Below Taken From the Stray Dogs campaign Website

For several years StrayDogsCampaign has been working hard to draw attention to the stray and shelter dogs in Turkey. Thanks to your support and the help of a small but enthusiastic team of volunteers, the foundation has been able to make positive changes for the dogs, but there are still major problems. 

On this website you can read more about the stray dogs issue, the situation in the Turkish shetlers and about the projects that the foundation supports. 

You can navigate through the menu or find your way by clicking on the bold printed links.   

With the detailed website, StrayDogsCampaign tries to draw attention to the situation of the dogs in Turkey and at the same time aims to achieve a change in mentality, which is a necessary part in the solution of the issue on stray dogs, through the one and only right way: Neuter and Release

You can find more information about the definition of this method and why StrayDogsCampaign works this way on the website as well. 

StrayDogsCampaign tries to help the dogs in their own habitat, and does not mediate in re-homing of foreign dogs in the Netherlands. You can decide to support a little friend by adopting a dog on a distance through StrayDogsCampaign. With this adoption procedure you will help the dogs in the shelter. You can also subscribe as a friend of the Sutculer, or to the campaign Every little chunk helps, or simply become a friend of the StrayDogsCampaign.

So you can decide for yourself which one of our projects you want to support.
You can also support us by ordering one of our articles, the revenues of which will go towards helping the dogs. 

If you have any other ideas to help us, please let us know; every kind of support is most welcome! 

Help us help the dogs!! 

On behalf of the The StrayDogsCampaign Foundation and the dogs:
thank you very much!!! 


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