Serbia: Nis City – Garbage Firm JKP Medijana Illegally Kills 1,300 Dogs in Nine Months During 2009. Information now Provided to Constitutional Court of Serbia.


Information has now been obtained regarding animal deaths in Nis City.

In 2009 in a nine and a half month period, more than 1,400 dogs were caught by the city garbage firm JKP Medijana.  Of these 1,400 dogs, we now know that 1,300 were killed.

Any cats that were captured were killed immediately; dogs killed after just three (3) days.

This policy of animal killing is unlawful but has been devised by the city and is (illegally) documented in a municipality document; a document that does not comply with existing Serbian animal welfare legislation.

On behalf of EPAR, Slavica is now sending this documentation to the Constitutional Court of Serbia.  EPAR has brought criminal charges before against city garbage firm JKP Medijana. 

This is a constant problem throughout Serbia, with authorities making up their own municipal legislation about stray animals which is in direct opposition to Serbian national legislation.  Nothing is being done by the central government to control these illegal activities by the municipal authorities.  Animals are being killed by the thousand as a result of government inaction and municipal illegal actions.

The Constitutional Court has now been provided with the information – we wait to see what happens now.




Serbia: Constitutional Court Accepts Charges Against ‘Self Invented’ Legislation for Animal Killings by Loznica City Authorities

Campaigners have now been informed that charges made at the Constitutional Court have now been given an official number to allow investigations of formal complaints to be undertaken.

The charges are made against Loznica city authority who produced a community type document allowing themselves to undertake animal killing.  But this is unlawful under current Serbian animal welfare law, regardless of what the Loznica city authority has invented in the way of its own legislation.

So the formal charge / case against Loznica city has now been formally accepted at the Constitutional Court.

We have obtained a few photographs of the terrible conditions and suffering of animals at Loznica city pound.  Animals having to rely on old pieces of bread because the city authorities are not caring for them as they should under existing legislation.

Now we wait for further information from the constitutional court.