India: Carnage in Kakinada: 150-200 Dogs Were Killed With Strychnine – Please Take Action – Details Below.

 

SAV Comment.

Serbia should learn from this ! – what is said is so correct.

killing or catching and relocating dogs actually increases the risk of dog bites and the risk of the transmission of rabies. The reason is that if you move dogs out of a particular area, more dogs will ALWAYS migrate into that area, and very quickly. Because they are new to the area and unsettled, they will fight among themselves for dominance of the turf”.

“It is crucial to understand that a stable population of

sterilized, vaccinated dogs is one of the best defenses against rabies in a

rabies-endemic area”.

But Serbian authorities will not listen because they put money before animal and citizens welfare.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNa2yhC-gUw

Hello friends, received all forwarded messages from you on this crisis, hoping you received the update I just did on

http://www.vspca.org/updates/2011-06-03/

It is more for the public and it includes the video.

Thank for your activism and for writing in as below.  Help Animals India is sending funds to both VSPCA and ABC India to help with this crisis.

for the animals! Eileen

www.helpanimalsindia.org

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From: Lisa Warden lisa.warden@gmail.com

Date: Fri, Jun 3, 2011

Subject: {FIAPO} Please protest last night’s blood bath in Kakinada

Dear friends,

We at ABC India have been contacted by eyewitnesses to a scene of carnage in

Kakinada last night. About 150-200 dogs were killed with strychnine

poisoning by rogue elements allegedly connected to the municipal corporation

and some MLAs. Please see video at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNa2yhC-gUw

The Animal Welfare Board of India was also contacted, and they have sent a

letter of protest to the authorities at Kakinada.

ABC India condemns in the strongest possible terms the illegal killing of

street dogs. Killing of dogs with poison is not only illegal in India, it is

unspeakably cruel. Furthermore, the killing of dog is absolutely

CONTRA-INDICATED, especially at a time of rabies outbreak. The presence of

vaccinated dogs is actually one of the best defenses against rabies in a

rabies-endemic area.

 

It is crucial at this time to remind all localities NOT to engage in

killing, catching and shifting, or dumping dogs. It has been established

that any destabilization of resident dog populations by killing or catching

and relocating dogs actually increases the risk of dog bites and the risk of

the transmission of rabies. The reason is that if you move dogs out of a

particular area, more dogs will ALWAYS migrate into that area, and very

quickly. Because they are new to the area and unsettled, they will fight

among themselves for dominance of the turf.

These fearful, unsettled dogs

are much more likely to bite local residents than dogs who have lived in the

area for some time, and people are much more likely to get bitten in the

crossfire as these dogs battle between themselves for dominance. The

practice of killing dogs puts people at higher risk of death from rabies and

as such can be considered at best criminally negligent. The persons

responsible for the killings, as well as for the coercion of children to

participate in the killings (as per eye witness accounts), must be charged

and prosecuted under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to

Animals Act.

Contrary to popular belief, it is actually the presence of vaccinated,

healthy dogs that helps to keep rabies out. Sterilized, vaccinated, and left

to live in peace in their areas, these dogs are our partners in the fight

against rabies. Because they are territorial, they will not let new,

unfamiliar, unvaccinated dogs into their areas who might be potential

carriers of rabies. It is crucial to understand that a stable population of

sterilized, vaccinated dogs is one of the best defenses against rabies in a

rabies-endemic area. Accordingly, we recommend that a directive be issued to

all municipalities, district collectors and panchayats that dogs are not to be

killed, but rather vaccinated and sterilized. Any action that destabilizes

local dog populations increases the risk of dog bite and the transmission of

rabies and is to be avoided for that reason. Anyone found killing dogs must

be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, for by doing so not only are

they breaking the law; they are also putting the lives of local residents at

risk.

We urge you to please write urgent letters protesting last night’s dog

killings to the District Collector of Kakinada, Mr. M. Ravi Chandra, who is

also President of the Kakinada SPCA. His email id is collector_egd@ap.gov.in.

Kindly cc the AP Chief Minister’s office at cmap@ap.gov.in  and the

following list of regional media contacts:

nagesh@thehindu.co.in, nageshkumars@gmail.com, sumit@thehindu.co.in, ganesh.lakshman@timesgroup.com, kingshuk.nag@timesgroup.com sushil.rao@timesgroup.com, jayanti@deccanmail.com, krishnarao@deccanmail.com

Thank you for coming to the prompt assistance of the people and dogs of Andhra Pradesh.

Kind regards,

Lisa Warden

ABC India

Global International: Please Send a Video Message to the Romanian Authorities About Their Stray Dog Policies / (Lack of) Management and Strategy to Reduce Future Numbers.

UPDATE 07/06/11: – A message from Kendra regarding support from NON EU supporters.

Global Suppoprters – Now you can add your voice and send a message to the Romanian authorities – please see below.

Author : Kendra E-mail : a.f.r.a@hotmail.co.uk
URL    : http://www.actionforromaniananimals.com
Comment:
I agree, time to expand me thinks….Will sort it this evening, will add a section for international :O)

http://actionforromaniananimals.tripod.com/wall_of_european_faces_our_message_to_romania.htm

Thanks to Kendra for all her hard work.

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Original message:

This is our last chance to truly give the animals of Romania a voice, to add your voice to ours email us with your video or upload your video to you tube and email us the link :

a.f.r.a@hotmail.co.uk

You can watch the current video messages left by Euro citizens by clicking on the following link:

http://actionforromaniananimals.tripod.com/wall_of_european_faces_our_message_to_romania.htm

Personally, we at SAV do not feel that this is solely and EU citizen issue.  We feel that the more videos sent from around the world, the more ‘global’ will be the message sent to Romanian politicians.  They need to be informed how the WORLD feels about their floundering for the strays.

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Further News 07/06:

Today’s result:
The law was sent back to Commissions after a long debate in the Deputies Chamber.
Toader PDL proposed that the votes be secret but V. Ponta PSD said that the Union will not vote if the vote is hidden, as every deputy has to take responsability for their vote. .
Huge thanks to all the supporters that stood up at the balconies in the Deputies Chamber and to those coming all over the country.

Love,

Kay