Serbia: **URGENT: SAVE 700 Stray Dogs in Subotica City** – Video Footage Of Events from 21/12 Blocked in Last 24 hours – But We Have Another Link to Other Footage and Sample Letters to Copy and E Mail – Please Act – Urgent !

It would appear that within the last 24 hours, the video footage of the events of 21/12 have been removed from their source – we do not know who sanctioned this but we suspect that it was undertaken at the request of the authorities.

But we are pleased to inform that we can provide our visitors with another video link associated with events of the day.  The video link is directly below; Note there is a 25 second advertisement delay before the video footage starts.

Note that this is not the same footage as detailed on the other post, but is worth a look ! 

VERY IMPORTANT – NONE of the people or vehicles shown in this video are associated with animal welfare.  They ALL wish to let the dogs at EPAR shelter out onto the streets so that they can be rounded up by the shinters (shown at start of video), put into vans (also shown) and then be taken back to the city pound to be killed.  The woman who is figting the police is behind the policy to trun the dogs out onto the streets and then be killed. She IS NOT associated with animal welfare; very much the opposite !

We cannot fail to stress how important it is that mails are sent to all of the following addresses in relation to the situation in Subotica.  Please send a mail in the near future if you are able; even if it just a few words.

Many times welfare campaigners have asked that Serbian animal welfare legislation be adhered to.  The legislation that since 2005 has forbidden the killing of stray animals.  Campaigners requests have always been ignored; instead the authorities devise many different ways to continue with their antiquated policy of killing stray animals.

We consider that this kind of act is a violation of human (animal welfare campaigner) rights in addition to a violation of animal rights under existing Serbian legislation.

Please send e mails of the Sample letters below, or your own personal letter to the following addresses;;;;;;;;;


** SAMPLE LETTERS BELOW ** – English, Italian and French versions:

Dear Sirs 

It is with great bitterness and rebellion that constantly we hear of crimes committed on dogs and cats in Serbia. Animals that humans have yet domesticated for their welfare, because dogs and cats bring much to the isolated elderly, children and adults that we are, yes, these dogs and the cats yet so close to humans, are useful in our daily lives. The reasons for their use are numerous, but the Serbs massacred these animals without regret, without soul, without remorse, with unprecedented violence. The Serbs have no respect for life! 

Serbia wants to join the European Union. We will not accept it! Serbia violates human rights by not respecting those who love and protect animals. This is our Duty! Animals have rights! There is the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights, but Serbia does not comply!

We ask you, politely but firmly, to put an immediate end to all atrocities committed in your country about these helpless, establishing laws to protect animals, by upholding and promoting sterilization.

Serbia lives in withdrawal of most civilized countries. The Serbia can not earn our contempt as the cruelties will not be abolished!

We ask you, of course, be listening to your fellow citizens who wish, with small means, help animals. These good people are upgrading the negative image that we have all of Serbia.





Egregi Signori

E ‘con grande amarezza e ribellione che costantemente si parla di reati commessi su cani e gatti in Serbia. Gli animali che gli esseri umani hanno ancora addomesticati per il loro benessere, perché cani e gatti portano molto al isolato anziani, bambini e adulti che siamo, sì, questi cani e gatti eppure così vicini agli esseri umani, sono utili nella nostra vita quotidiana. Le ragioni per il loro utilizzo sono numerosi, ma i serbi massacrati questi animali senza rimpianti, senza anima, senza rimorsi, con una violenza senza precedenti. I serbi non hanno alcun rispetto per la vita!

La Serbia vuole entrare nell’Unione europea. Noi non lo accettiamo! Serbia viola i diritti umani non rispettando coloro che amano e proteggono gli animali. Questo è il nostro dovere! Gli animali hanno diritti! Vi è la Dichiarazione universale dei diritti degli animali, ma la Serbia non è conforme!

Vi chiediamo, cortesemente ma con fermezza, di porre immediatamente fine a tutte le atrocità commesse nel suo paese su questi indifesi, che stabilisce le leggi che proteggono gli animali, da sostenere e promuovere la sterilizzazione.

Serbia vive nel ritiro della maggior parte dei paesi civili. La Serbia non può guadagnare il nostro disprezzo come la crudeltà non sarà abolita!

Vi chiediamo, ovviamente, essere in ascolto ai vostri concittadini che desiderano, con piccoli mezzi, animali di aiuto. Queste brave persone si aggiorna l’immagine negativa che tutti noi abbiamo della Serbia.



Madame, Monsieur,

C’est avec beaucoup d’amertume et de révolte que, sans cesse, nous apprenons les crimes commis sur les chiens et les chats en Serbie. Des animaux que les hommes ont pourtant domestiqués pour leur bien-être, car les chiens et les chats apportent beaucoup aux vieillards isolés, aux enfants et aux adultes que nous sommes ; oui, ces chiens et ces chats pourtant si proches des humains, sont utiles dans notre vie au quotidien . Les raisons de leur utilité sont nombreuses, mais les Serbes massacrent ces animaux sans regret, sans âme, sans remord, avec une violence inouïe. Les Serbes n’ont aucun respect de la Vie !

La Serbie veut entrer dans l’Union Européenne. Nous ne l’accepterons pas ! La Serbie viole les droits humains en ne respectant  pas ceux qui aiment et protègent les animaux. Ceci est notre Devoir ! Les animaux ont des Droits ! Il existe la Déclaration Universelle des Droits de l’Animal, mais la Serbie ne la respecte pas !

Nous vous demandons, poliment mais fermement, de mettre un terme immédiat à toutes les atrocités commises dans votre pays sur ces êtres sans défense, en instaurant des lois de protection des animaux, en les faisant respecter et en encourageant les stérilisations.  

La Serbie vit en retrait de la plupart des pays civilisés. Le Serbie ne peut mériter que notre mépris tant que ces cruautés ne seront pas abolies !

Nous vous demandons, bien entendu, d’être à l’écoute de vos concitoyens qui désirent, avec de petits moyens, aider les animaux. Ces personnes de bonne volonté tentent de revaloriser l’image négative que nous avons tous de la Serbie. 


Uk (England): Maria and Paul Release Their Christmas Gift To Animal People Everywhere – ‘Unite !’ – See below for further details and download.

We are very proud here at SAV to be able to inform all our animal friends around the world that our friends Maria Daines and husband Paul Killington have written and recorded another fabulous song for animals everywhere.

Maria is a Uk based international singer/songwriter for the animals and raises financial support for animal welfare issues at all of her live gigs.

Maria and Paul’s new song for the animals is called ‘Unite’, and we are especially proud to hear that Serbia is the very first nation which is mentioned at the start of the song.  Both Maria and Paul are fully aware of the situation for all stray animals in Serbia and other Balkans states, and we hope that in the near future Maria and Paul may possibly be doing a special song dedicated to the animals of Serbia.

Maria has left this following special Christmas message for everyone involved with animal welfare campaigning right across the world:


Dear all,

We’d like to wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year and here is our gift to you in song, free download on the link below


The auction for Turkish stray dogs made an amazing £125.50 for Avril and friends who are paying for the dogs to receive veterinary care and food and they are actively working on rehoming as many as they can to safe rescue and forever homes.

If you can help in any way please get in touch with us and we’ll gladly pass your message on.

We have a special offer on our CD’s running until the end of January 2011 and exclusively from our website only. Treebone, Wisdom’s Tooth, Music United For Animals and Shelter Me will all be ‘buy one get one free’ and you can mix and match if you wish.

Have a great time with your families and friends and catch up with you all again after the holidays.

Keep on rockin!!

Best wishes

Maria & Paul xx


Maria and Paul can be mailed at  should you wish to help regarding the above, or to send a special message of thanks to them for producing such a fantastic song for the worlds animals this Christmas.

Finally, as the title of the song says, campaigners and animal friends will continue to Unite across the world until we can work together to achieve greater peace, respect and fairness for all animals, no matter where they are.

We will never stop working in defence of suffering and abused animals.

So UNITE !’ for animals everywhere.

Thank You Maria and Paul for your tireless work and excellent music defending animals – SAV.


The words to ‘Unite!’ are as follows:

Serbia, France, United Kingdom, America, Bolivia, Scandinavia, Greece, Spain, Germany, Africa, Ireland, Romania, Egypt, Australia, Turkey, India, Ethiopia, China, the world…

Everyday I see, things that should not be
Each country has a shame, a place of cruelty
We could all do better, if only we would try
They feel pain, they suffer, just like you and I…

Unite! Unite! to save your animals from pain
Unite! Unite! to stop the suffering in vain
Unite! Unite! to liberate and truly be humane

Everyone should know they are our friends not foe
Everyone can hold compassion in their soul
When we are all as one, good things will get done
We are all together, each creature under the sun

Unite! Unite! to save your animals from pain
Unite! Unite! to stop the suffering in vain
Unite! Unite! to liberate and truly be humane

Every heart beats strong, just to stay alive
Why shouldn’t they belong and live a peaceful life?
Born to show us wonder, to show us how to care
In freedom we are stronger, to love, to save, to share…

Unite! Unite! to save your animals from pain
Unite! Unite! to stop the suffering in vain
Unite! Unite! to liberate and truly be humane
Unite! Unite! to save your animals from pain
Unite! Unite! to stop the suffering in vain
Unite! Unite! to liberate and truly be humane

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