SAV Launch First ‘Youtube’ Slideshow of Serbian Animal Suffering.

The first ‘Youtube’ Slideshow produced by SAV regarding the suffering of Serbian animals has now been posted.

This is another part of our campaign to get the Serbian government and authorities to enforce stray animal welfare legislation which has existed since 2005.

Read our past link relating to the Serbian Constitutional Court ruling in support of stray animal treatment at:

We are not asking the world; simply that the Serbian government and authorities make much more attempt to enforce existing Serbian nation legislation relating to the treatment of stray animals; a law which states that animals should be protected and not killed.

Showing the ‘enforcement of the national rule of law’ is a fundamental requirement that any future EU members states (seeking accession) should show.  Serbia wishes to join the EU but is not enforcing its laws with regard animal welfare.

You can view our short 2 minute introductory slideshow on Serbian animal welfare issues by clicking on:

More slideshows will be produced in the coming months, each covering an animal welfare issues within Serbian cities and towns and authority run shelters in more detail. 

We have a very large photo library of Serbian animal suffering and now some of these photographs will be published in future slideshows.

The government and authorities must act – we will continue to expose the suffering until they change their policies and attitude towards animals.

Regards – SAV.

Australia: 20/02/11 – Please Take Further Action on Behalf of the Starving Fraser Island Dingoes by Now Sending an Open Letter (See Below) to the Minister.

*** Feel free to crosspost to the Moon ! *** – Strength in Numbers.

We ask all visitors to our site to please help support the excellent work of the ‘SAVE FRASER ISLAND DINGOES INC. (SFID)’ by sending the Open Letter (copy below) to the Hon Kate Jones MP.

As this is an open letter, and as we have additioally worded below, you simply need to say at the beginning (of the letter) that you fully support and endorse the letter as produced by SFID.  Nothing more is required to be done.  We suggest to show global support on this campaign, you provide your name and nationality as indicated.  This is optional, not essential; but highly suggested.

The letter, containg your name and nationality, should be e mailed to:

Please copy and send the letter as shown below:


Dear Ms. Jones;

I fully support and endorse the open letter as produced by ‘SFID’, a copy of which is provided below:





To: The Hon. Kate Jones, MP Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability.

The Fraser Island dingo deserves to be protected, especially in a World Heritage National Park, but it is apparent that the governments focus is the tourist dollar and not the preservation of the flora and fauna of theIsland.

Dingo packs cannot sustain current management practices indefinitely. The demise of the dingo is

inevitable if the Qld. Government continues to ignore the concerns of residents, scientists and researchers.

The practice of ear-tagging puppies under 12 months of age has been determined by “best science” to be detrimental to the pack and to the survival of the animal.[1] If ,as you claim, animals of this age group are the main cause of “incidents” then this only proves that the social structure of the family group has broken down leading to undisciplined behaviour by these juveniles, and also suggests that you are currently culling puppies. These tags cause infections and deformed ears and are totally inappropriate as a form of Identification.[1] Is a tourist actually expected to remember the colour code and correctly recognise an animal?

Research has determined that lethal control (culling ) causes pack disintegration which can lead

to aggressive and dangerous behaviour,[2] but you continue to employ your strategy of seek and destroy after every incident involving a tourist, regardless of the circumstances. Scientific studies consider culling as neither acceptable or desirable for the long time survival of the species.[2]

Research has also proven that hazing causes animals to become more aggressive towards humans – hazing and aversive conditioning can essentially lower the animals tolerance of humans within their territory, especially in a contained habitat like Fraser Island where human contact is inevitable, but this cruel and inhumane practice continues.[3]

Electric collars are another issue of great concern, apart from the acute pain and fear the animal

experiences, it can have a negative affect on the their health, well-being and overall survival and cause abnormal behaviour, such as aggression towards humans,and what happens when a collar becomes defective? The result can be severe burns causing serious physical injury, is this acceptable?[4]

These strategies are seemingly at odds with the governments principle of regarding dingoes as wild native animals and interfering with them as little as possible. The fact is too much emphasis is being placed on dingo control and management and not enough on tourism control and management.

DERM continue to employ these archaic and ineffective practices and by not considering the social stability of this keystone species they are jeopardizing the long term conservation of the Fraser Island dingo. DERM’s constant “interfering” has changed the nature of these once shy and timid animals and it is time your government took responsibility and stop blaming the public, visitors and residents for problems your policies have caused.

We call upon you to immediately conduct a review of the current Fraser Island Dingo Management Strategy and that this review be conducted by independent scientists, researchers and stakeholders.

The latest scientific research in Australia is available to you as demonstrated in the 75 submissions submitted to your department, but you have failed to utilise this information.

You continue to destroy the Butchulla peoples totem and ignore their heritage and knowledge and in so doing will ultimately cause the extinction of the last pure strain of dingo in Australia.

We call upon you to reply to this letter within fourteen days, failing which we shall proceed further with all and any remedies available at law to preserve the future of the Fraser Island dingo.


Ph: (07) 4124 1979



[1] Dr Ian M Gunn, BVSc., FACVSc. President of the National Dingo Preservation and Recovery Program (NDPRP) Honorary Associate -Dept of Physiology..Monash Uni.. Immunology and Stem Cell Labs, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Dr. John Kingston. B.V.Sc. B.Pharm. Dip. Envir St. Dip. Ag.Econ. Dip.Reg.Econ.Dev.

Dr. Ernest Healy. Senior Research Fellow @ Monash Uni.. PhD in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology .Dip Art and Design 1976; Dip Ed, 1978; BA 1986; BEd 1987 (La Trobe); BA Hons 1989. President.. Dingo Care Network.

PDF File:RES004 Marking of Pest Animals used in Research. Date of Issue: 21/02/2007 NSW Dept. Of Primary Industries

[2] Wallach AD, Ritchie EG, Read J, O’Neill AJ, 2009 More than Mere Numbers: The Impact of Lethal Control on the Social Stability of a Top-Order Predator. PLoS ONE 4(9): e6861. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006861

[3]Journal of Wildlife Management 74(1):48–54; 2010; DOI: 10.2193/2008-16.

[4] Training dogs with help of the shock collar: Short and long term behavioural effects. Matthijs B.H. Schilder a,b,∗, Joanne A.M. Van der Borg AA Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The NetherlandsB Department of Ethology and Socio-Ecology, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 23 October 2003.

Assessment of Shock Collars as Non-lethal Management for Wolves in Wisconsin Jason E. Hawley, Thomas M.  Gehring, Ronald N. Schultz, Shawn T. Rossler and Adrian P. Wydeven Journal of Wildlife Management May 2009 : Vol. 73, Issue 4, pg(s) 518-525 doi: 10.2193/2007-066



Just in case you have problems with copying the above version of the open letter, a pdf copy can also be found at the following:

Open letter to the Minister.

SFID Montage and web link:






Australia: Fraser Island Dingoes campaign – Further Info and Web Links.

Montage and web link:


Please forward to all your lists.  The Fraser Island Dingo needs our support


Dear Members,

After receiving a lovely letter from some new members in Sydney, requesting an Introductory letter, the attached was put together in the hope that when you meet people wishing to join or know more about the cause, that this letter will help bring people up to date.

Pdf can be viewed by clicking here;

We appreciate your suggestions and comments.

Kind regards,

SFID Inc Committee.

These animals are only ‘attacking’ tourists because they are starving! What would any other hungry wild animal do? We need to step out of their territory and give it back to them.
If tourists want to take the risk then it’s the same as swimming in the sea with sharks or in a river with crocodiles. Or in a forest with hungry bears. Humans are the most stupid and cruel species on this planet.

SAV previous post on this;

Uk: Happy 6th Bithday Hunting Act !!!

February 19th 2005 – Hunting with Hounds was banned in the Uk.

Six years on and there have been over 150 successful prosecutions (of Hunts) using the Act which bans the cruelty of hunting with dogs.

The vast majority of the British public found hunting with dogs dispicable; so at long last, six years ago, the majority achieved a victory in the introduction of the Act.

Time to celebrate – Happy 6th Birthday Hunting Act.

Germany: ‘Fox Week’ Letters To Mail To Ministers Asking For A Closed Season On Hunting – Full Details Enclosed – PLEASE ACT NOW !

Innocent Victims of ‘Fox Week’ – and of German Hunters

UPDATE – 18/02/11 – 2230hrs GMT.

‘Fox Week’ Slide Show now released on Youtube.]

To View – please click on:

As regular visitors to this site are aware, SAV have been working with German anti-hunt colleagues for months to format a campaign requesting a closed season in Germany during which animals such as foxes will not be allowed to be hunted and killed.  Ideally, we are asking for a closed season between January and  September every year.

Below you will see campaign sample letters written in both English and German.

Can we please ask that you send both letters, but independently of each other, to the German ministers involved.

It is important that both the federal and regional county ministers are made aware that this issue of German hunting is being monitored by animal people around the world. To this end, the beginning of the letter requires that you provide details of your nationality. This is outlined in red; please update to reflect your own personal, national situation.

A listing of the Federal Ministry and the County ministers to which the letter(s) – English and German)  should be sent to is provided in the following:

Block List (to which the sample letter(s) should be sent:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

This list is subdivided into individual German regional County contacts should you wish to address each of them independently.

Federal Berlin Ministry:

German Counties:




Bayern (Bavaria):

Thueringen (Thuringia):



Sachsen (Saxony):

Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony):






Below is a letter to all German County Ministers of Agriculture and to the German Federal Minister of Agriculture; but excluding Nordrhein-Westfalen, Saarland and Berlin, where developments are underway / closed seasons are already established:

Important Note – some visitors may find it easier to copy the sample letters from the following pdf file, rather than copying directly from the text below.

** Here is the link to the pdf version: **

German Minister letter


Sample Letter – ENGLISH.

Dear Minister,

I am a citizen of    *** (include your own nationality here ***    .

Animal welfare organisations in my country have alerted me to the fact that foxes and other so-called ‘predators’ within Germany are being intensively hunted by all available means; including traps, den hunts, drive hunts, etc.

This hunting is largely without any annual closed season, meaning that they take place continually for all 12 months of every year. These predator animals are regarded and treated simply as vermin; which they are most definitely not.  Often, when they have been slaughtered by hunters, their carcasses are simply dumped into municipal animal disposal units like everyday household rubbish.

One argument used by authorities and hunting associations alike is that hunting foxes, badgers, raccoon dogs etc. serves the control and preservation of small game stocks in addition to preventing the spread of rabies. These misguided claims have long been refuted by substantiated scientific findings.

Current scientific literature proves that predators such as the fox instead actually act as a “health police” and in doing this, they fulfil a vitally important ecological function. Foxes feed predominantly (approx. 90% of their consumption) on mice and other rodents. Predators keep natural habitats free of carrion and, by selecting only weak and ill animals, ensure the survival of only the most healthy, fittest and fast-reacting small game population. A sustained reduction of predator populations through continual hunting is simply not possible. Predators naturally regulate their own population numbers on the basis of an ecologically sound level; if left to their own devices without interference by the human species.
Within hunt-free areas across Europe – and in parts of Germany as well – we are fully aware that the local biodiversity has improved considerably in comparison to areas which still retain hunts. I trust that you agree this is a favourable development which should be both encouraged and fully supported.

Therefore, I ask for your support in the form of a closed hunting season between (at least the period) January to September each year, which will provide a certain degree of protection to predator species.

Important information concerning this issue can be found here:

Thank you for your attention on this very important issue.
Yours faithfully,


Sample Letter – GERMAN

Sehr geehrte(r) Herr/Frau Minister(in),

ich bin Buerger von (bitte Land angeben / *** (include your own nationality here ***    .)

Ueber Tierschutzorganisationen in meinem Land habe ich erfahren, dass Fuechse und viele andere Beutegreifer in Deutschland mit allen verfuegbaren Mitteln (Fallenjagd, Baujagd, Treibjagd) intensiv bejagt werden – und das weitgehend ohne jegliche Schonzeit. Diese Tiere werden wie Schaedlinge bekaempft  – das sind sie sicher nicht – und haeufig in lokalen Tierkoerperbeseitungsanlagen wie Abfall entsorgt.

Als Argument wird von Ihren Behoerden oder den deutschen Jagdverbaenden u.a. angefuehrt, dass die Jagd auf Fuchs, Dachs, Marderhund und Co der Bestandskontrolle und dem Erhalt von Niederwild diene und eine Verbreitung der Tollwut verhindere. Diese Argumente waren schon vor 40 Jahren falsch und sind seit langem auch wissenschaftlich fundiert widerlegt.

Die aktuelle wissenschaftlich Literatur belegt, dass Beutegreifer als Gesundheitspolizei wichtige oekologische Funktionen wahrnehmen: Fuechse ernaehren sich zu 90 % von Maeusen und anderen Nagern, Beutegreifer halten die Natur von Aas frei und sorgen durch die Selektion von kranken und schwachen Tieren dafuer, dass ein gesunder, fitter und reaktionsschneller Niederwildbestand ueberlebt. Eine nachhaltige Bestandsreduktion von Beutegreifern ist durch die Jagd nicht moeglich. Beutegreifer regulieren ihre Bestaende auf einem naturvertraeglichen Niveau selbst, ohne dass ein menschliches Eingreifen noetig waere.

Aus jagdfreien Gebieten in Europa, auch in Deutschland, wissen wir, dass dort die Biodiversitaet im Vergleich zu bejagten Gebieten immer zugenommen hat. Ich fordere Sie deshalb auf, sich in Deutschland wenigstens fuer einen Mindestschutz im Form einer Schonzeit fuer Beutegreifer von Januar bis September eines Jahres einzusetzen. Wichtige Informationen zu diesem Thema finden Sie u.a. auf

Mit freundlichen Gruessen,

Add Your Name Here


A listing of the German ‘Fox week’ articles covered by SAV and including many graphic photos of what the hunters do to wild animals, can be viewed at the following:

This is a very important campaign to try and provide legislation and new protection for wild animals in Germany.

PLEASE DO ALL YOU CAN TO SUPPORT IT BY SENDING OUT the English and German Sample Letters (as above) to the federal and Regional County Minister (Block) contact listing provided above.

If you dont like images such as these below, then please take action and send out your mails very soon – together we can press for changes to German hunting legislation.

Photos:  Typical ‘Fox Week’ Scenes:

Foxes killed by hunters – their bodies are then simply dumped in communal waste collection sites like household rubbish.

Please take action for them – Thank You – SAV.


*** Please feel free to crosspost all the above to your

worldwide groups and campaigners. ***



Romania; Protest Mails Please Regarding the Stray Dogs Bill – Deadline: End 20/02/11

From: Carmen Arsene <>
Date: 2011/2/16
Subject: voting the stray dogs bill was postponed for next Tuesday

Dear all,

the legislative project PL 912 for managing the stray dogs was not debated yesterday but it was postponed for the next Tuesday (22nd).

I remind you the intentions of the deputies (from Committee of public administration) for dog management: mass incarceration in extermination camps and euthanasia of old, ill, aggressive dogs (considering the continuously abuses against animals from Romania this mean all dogs).

I also remind you hundreds of thounsands of dogs have been killed in Romania by illegal methods and with no effect in reducing the stray dog population.

Please, keep pressure on the deputies by sending protest letters (could be SHORT) mentioning about the beneficity of Sterilization & Return and the bad image of Romania outside because of animal cruelties:

Fax no: 00 40 21 3134931 (the number I sent initially, 00 40 21 3146934 does not work for the moment) in attention to Mrs.Sulfina Barbu, president and to the Deputies

emails to the members of Committee:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Thank  you very much for your permanentely help.


Carmen Arsene





Postovani predsednice Pajticu, da li je Novi Sad i da li su Sremski Karlovci u Vojvodini?

Postovani predsednice Pajticu, da li je Novi Sad i da li su Sremski Karlovci u Vojvodini?

I da li lokalne samouprave koje krse zakone spadaju pod vasu ingerenciju?

VIDEO: Mučko ubijanje lutalica unosan biznis

I dalje je nemoguće proveriti na koji način se ubijaju psi i mačke lutalice u objektu za privremeni smeštaj. Dok u Veterinarskoj stanici pričaju da se ove životinje eutanaziraju injekcijom, i dalje nismo dobili zvaničan odgovor na naša pitanja niti od njih, niti od “Čistoće”, koja se bavi hvatanjem lutalica, dok u organizacijama za zaštitu životinja sumnjaju da se svašta dešava iza zatvorenih vrata.

Ukoliko je šareni kuca koji se motao oko vaše zgrade misteriozno nestao, nema sumnje gde je otišao. Ako ga niko nije udomio za tri dana u objektu za privremeni smeštaj lutalica, on je sada mrtav, a kako su mu oduzeli život, to, izgleda, niko ne zna. Ili neće da kaže. Iz javnog komunalnog preduzeća “Čistoća”, kome je dodeljen posao hvatanja lutalica, još uvek nismo dobili jasan odgovor na naša pitanja na ovu temu.

Zarada na sredstvu za eutanaziju

Kako za Radio 021 kaže predsednica Udruženja za zaštitu životinja, Lana Đorđević, ovakva netransparentnost je odličan paravan za pranje novca preko ubijanja pasa i mačaka. Naime, veterinari koji se bave eutanazijom su, prema njihovim informacijama, državi ispostavili račun da su za svakog ubijenog psa koristili injekciju za eutanaziju T-61.

“Prema našim informacijama, oni su za svaku eutanaziju ispostavili račun da je izvršena ovim sredstvom, dok mi imamo osnovane sumnje da se psi ubijaju ako ne motkama kao ranije, onda injekcijama deterdženta u srce”, kaže Đorđevićeva za 021.

Prema njenim rečima, kad god je pokušala da svojim očima vidi da li se lutalice ubijaju pomenutim sredstvom, poljubila je vrata. Đorđevićeva navodi da jedna flašica injekcije za eutanaziju košta preko 3.000 dinara i smatra da je vrlo moguće da neko životinje ubija deterdžentom ili motkama, a da pare trpa u džep.

“Tamo ne može da se uđe, što je po meni van pameti, jer se radi o javnoj ustanovi. Ukoliko neko želi da proveri kako se drže ili eutanaziraju te nesrećne životinje, ili možda da popriča sa nekim od veterinara koji tamo rade, to se ne može uraditi”, navodi Lana Đorđević.

“Šinteri privatnici”

Osim cene za pomenute injekcije, u cenovniku “Čistoće” postoji još jedna stavka koja se može iskorišćavati na raznorazne načine. Tu piše da ovo preduzeće otkupljuje pse i mačke po ceni od 742 dinara po komadu, što ostavlja prostora za privatni biznis hvatanja lutalica za odstrel. Kako za 021 kaže predsednica Udruženja za zaštitu životinja iz Sremskih Karlovaca, Jelisaveta Filipović, u ovom gradiću već odavno radi izvesni Lola, “šinter privatnik”, koji hvata lutalice kako bi ih kasnije prodavao šinterima.

“Njega u Karlovcima svi znaju. On ide sa onom sajlom za svinje po centru Karlovaca i vuče pse, i to sve naočigled kako dece, tako i turista, kojih je u Karlovcima puno”, kaže ova aktivistkinja za prava životinja.

Filipovićeva navodi da Lola nesrećne životinje kupi tokom cele nedelje, drži ih kod sebe u garaži i jednom nedeljno prodaje šinterima koji mu dolaze na kućnu adresu, po pomenutoj ceni od oko 750 dinara po komadu.

“U početku, kada je počeo da “radi”, umeo je da kupi i pse iz nečijih dvorišta. On njih lageruje u svojoj garaži, gde mu rano ujutru dolaze ljudi koji preuzimaju te pse i njemu daju pare za njih. Ljudi koji žive blizu njega kažu da su lavež i smrad jadnih životinja nesnosni”, kaže Filipovićeva.

Iz “Čistoće” nam je stigao odgovor da oni, iako se ta stavka nalazi u njihovom cenovniku, nemaju saznanja o pomenutoj praksi.

Kako 021 saznaje od veterinara, eutanazija sredstvom T-61 traje svega nekoliko sekundi, međutim, ono čime se najviše manipuliše je količina tog sredstva. Psa je jeftinije ubiti manjom dozom ubodom direktno u srce, ili za tu priliku koristiti deterdžent, na šta Novosađani odavno sumnjaju. Ukoliko injekcija promaši srce i ode u pluća životinje, smrt je vrlo bolna i pas je svestan svake sekunde dok ne izdahne. (Miodrag Sovilj)

Video:  Sinter privatnik iz Sremskih Karlovaca