England (Uk): There Will Be Limited SAV Posts For A While Because …………

Dear all;

This is just a short note to inform you that at the moment, I am having to give most of my attention to another project rather than SAV.

I am personally coordinating / producing a report which will be presented to the European Union in the next couple of months regarding major investigations into live animal welfare during transport in certain parts of Europe.  

It is hoped that the report will contribute to changes in EU legislation ensuring that there will be a major overall reduction in the times which live animals currently endure in transportation.

The report is a joint production by several of Europe’s best undercover animal transport welfare organisations, which include:

PMAF – Protection Mondiale des Animaux de Ferme – France.

PMAF website: http://www.pmaf.org/ 

EoA – Eyes on Animals – the Netherlands.

Eyes on Animals website:  http://eyesonanimals.com/ 

Animals’ AngelsGermany.

Animals’ Angels website: http://www.animals-angels.de/startseite,en_ORG.html 

KALE – Kent Against Live Exports – England, Uk.

KALE website:  http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~kale/news/103.htm 

It is a major report and the above organisations hope that it will start a major re think about live animal transport throughout Europe.

I will attempt to keep SAV updated with new posts whenever the chance arrives, but please consider that priority has to currently be given elsewhere at the moment.

Thanks and regards

Mark – SAV.



All Photos – PMAF



Serbia: 06/07/10 Update – ‘Mila’, the Dog Who Was Attacked and Had All Her Legs Cut Off (Belgrade)

New information supplied by Diana:

An update on ‘Mila’, the little dog in Belgrade who had all of her legs cut off.

Please click on the links below for video footage of Mila as she is now.





Mila won’t be exposed to “unnecessary surgeries

BELGRADE — Deputy Secretary for Belgrade Utilities and Housing Services Vladimir Terzin has stated that Mila the dog will not be exposed to unnecessary operations.

“Mila will not be exposed to operations if the issue of her disability can be solved with orthopedic aids,” Terzin said.

The one-year old mixed breed was found in April in Belgrade with all four of her legs cut off by an unknown perpetrator.

The mutilation is treated as a criminal offence under Serbian law.

Now Terzin explained that orthopaedic paws are being considered, which would help the dog walk, and pointed out that police still had not contacted him, “which means that the investigation was still under way”.

The Belgrade Veterinary Institution announced earlier that the dog’s condition had improved and that she was ready to start preparations for a surgery to fit her with prostheses.

The final decision about who, where and if Mila will undergo surgery will be made by an expert committee.

“We’re working on her socialization, (she’s) making contact with people and other dogs so she could lead a normal life once somebody adopts her,” the Belgrade Veterinary Institution Director Bratislav Stanković said.

Mila was transferred to the Belgrade Veterinary Institution on April 26 on Mayor Dragan Đilas’ order.

Mila was admitted to a private veterinary surgery in a very serious condition, since it turned out that beside the leg injuries she also survived a heart attack and developed pneumonia.

11 June 2010 | 15:45 | Source: Tanjug



06/07/10: The Dalai Lama Turns 75 Today – Send Him a Birthday Tribute From Around the World

Dear friends,

The Dalai Lama turns 75 today.

For decades he has given us all hope — setting a generous example of wisdom, non-violence and compassion for a better world.

Now we can return the favour — let’s send the Dalai Lama a birthday tribute from millions of us worldwide!

It will be delivered personally to him on a “wall of warm wishes” outside the temple in Dharamsala and broadcast around the region.

Let’s take this moment to honour the Dalai Lama together and make his birthday last as long as we keep signing! — click here to sign the tribute — then forward this alert to everyone so they can do the same:


Imagine all of our names together on a massive public tribute to the Dalai Lama, from Brazil to Ghana, Italy to Indonesia — tens of thousands of messages of hope, gratitude and encouragement streaming in from all around the world!

The spiritual leader of Tibet has spent over 50 years in exile, and he continues to preach peace and compassion. Let’s share with him how much the world values him and is inspired by his life.

Click here to sign the global birthday tribute to the Dalai Lama:


With hope,

Alice, Pascal, Ben, Graziela, Paul, Iain, Mia and the rest of the Avaaz team

PS: The Avaaz community has been supporting radio stations, bloggers, and censorship avoidance technologies to ensure information comes in and out of closed Tibet. We will work with these partners in the coming days to ensure our global birthday messages of hope, gratitude and encouragement from around the world reach hundreds of thousands of Tibetans and Chinese.