Serbia: Take Action (Petition) for Shelter Dogs NOW – or they Will be Killed By End of March.

 

   

   

 SUPPORT SERBIAN SHELTER STRAYS NOW.

 Please, please sign the following petition.

Also watch the excellent video about stray animals and the suffering they endure.

Petition Link:  

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-euthanasia-in-dog-shelter-in-serbia 

Petition Outline:  

PROTEST against EUTHANAZIA EUTHANAZIA FOR  70 DOGS
IN THE SHELTER OF BECEJ, SERBIA.

If we don’t gather for action, 70 dogs will die.

WE CAN NOT ACCEPT THAT :

Becej shelter has a welcoming capacity for 120 dogs. Today, despite a huge effort for massive sterilisation, the number of dogs has increased and got to 187 dogs, which led the municipality to order the following action : before the end of march 2010, 70 dogs will be killed.

Seeing the efforts from the international volunteers and investment of associations in the shelter to improve everyday the condition of dogs in this shelter, and according to the more and more numerous people interested in this cause, to the increasing number of adopted dogs abroad, we determine that killing the dogs is not a solution to street dogs and surpopulation in shelters.

Hand the efforts from the international volunteers and associations of investment in the shelter everyday to Improve the condition of dogs in this shelter, and according to the more numerous and more people interested in this case to the Increasing number of dogs adopted abroad, we determined that killing the dogs is not a solution to street dogs and overcrowding in shelters.

Official demand towards the mayor of Becej : Official demand towards the mayor of Becej:

WE REFUSE THIS MASSIVE EUTHANAZIA 

We want more means and more employees

We want to pursue the sterilization instead of killing

We want to spare these 70 lives thanks to adoptions

For this, we promise to pursue the adoption effort throughout the whole European Union and to keep helping financially the shelter and the sterilization.

Sterilization and adoptions, YES.
Euthanazia, NO.

http://nobodysdog.e-monsite.com/accueil.html 
  
*** MUST WATCH *** –   Video Link – 
http://dailymotion.virgilio.it/video/k14jqMlSCDOLQR15RFT 
 
Thanks to Paola for providing this information.

 

   

   

   

Serbia (12/03/10): Illegal ‘Spring Clean’ of Stray Dogs by Government and Authorities ? – Nis City – Dogs Hung From Trees Whilst Shinters Go Killing More Dogs in Other Cities and Towns ?

 

 

 

 

The city of Nis in Serbia.

It is understood at the moment that dog catchers (Shinters) from Nis are going to other towns to catch dogs for money.

Serbian Animal welfare advocates should come together and bring a criminal charge against the authorities ?

We are all aware of the Constitutional Court announcement relating to strays from 2005:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/serbia-constitutional-court-of-serbia-says-that-the-killing-of-stray-dogs-and-cats-in-serbia-is-forbidden-from-02102005/ 

–     the killing of stray dogs and cats in Serbia is forbidden from 02/10/2005.

Also in Nis, dogs are being hung from trees as is shown in the ‘Kurir’ newspaper article of 12th March:

http://www.kurir-info.rs/clanak/vesti/kurir-12-03-2010/zverstvo 

We are not being provided with any updates or further news about this situation.

The EU cannot currently act to enforce legislation in a non EU nation such as Serbia.  But non compliance of its own national legislation by a future (possible EU member state such as Serbia) would not be welcome within the EUWe will do all we can to present to the EU authorities the situation of national non compliance of legislation for animals by the Serbian government / authorities.

The changes need to come from within Serbia.

Serbian Animal welfare advocates should come together and bring a criminal charge against the authorities ?

Only when this is done can the evidence of the Serbian authorities non compliance with their own legislation be used as a reason for their non accession of the EU.  A requirement of EU legislation is for states applying for membership (accession) to show enforcement of the national ‘rule(s) of law’.  This is not being done, and should prevent EU membership.

EU campaigners will support Serbian welfare advocates by presenting evidence obtained by them to the EU.  But the campaign to get existing national Serbian legislation enforced and making crimal charges because of the non-enforcement must start from within Serbia, not from EU welfare campaigners.

Other recent posts about Serbia:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/serbia-has-a-national-rabies-outbreak-been-invented-as-the-only-legal-way-to-now-kill-stray-animals-it-appears-that-the-oie-have-not-been-informed-of-these-outbreaks/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/serbia-many-cases-of-rabies-throughout-the-country-but-is-the-serbian-government-reporting-this-to-the-oie-world-organisation-for-animal-health-as-they-should-maybe-not/ 

Do we have here lots of evidence of Serbian national / OIE legislation non-compliance ? – Serbian Animal welfare advocates should come together and bring a criminal charge against the authorities ?

Only then will EU welfare campaigners have something to support Serbian campaigners with at the EU.