Serbia: ‘Felix’ Cat Shelter – A Request For Financial Help Please – Can You Give A Donation ? – Full Details Below.

Felix Cat Shelter – Serbia

A request – Please, Can you help with a donation ?

Today (30/9/110 at SAV we have had a mail from Danica, who runs the Felix Cat Shelter in Serbia.

Danica has sent the following message.  Please help by giving a donation if you possibly can. 

The photographs are of some of the cats currently living at Felix shelter.

So  Danica; we are trying to help you on our site, with the hope that some good visitors may be able to give you a donation.

Regards from your animal friends at SAV, Kent, England.

Thank you – SAV.

Original Message:

Will you please inform me is there any way I can post on your site?

My name is Danica Mirkovic and I run ‘Felix’ Cat Shelter in Serbia. ‘

When Etela’s shelter in Backa Topola, Serbia,  was destroyed by the fire, I took more than 20 of her cats and they’re with me still. I’d like to post some information about them (with recent photos) and the rest of my cats (I have about 100 of them right now) and to ask for help.

It’s almost impossible for one person to defray all their expenses. I didn’t mean to make a site, just to log in here, but evidently this is not how it works.

 I do have a blog, though:

I hope that you’ll contact me soon. My best regards, Danica Mirkovic



Full information on making a donation (Paypal or cards) is available on the blog – simply click on the ‘Donate’ link on the following site:




Uk (England): Busy Times, So No SAV Updates. Hopefully Now Things May Change A Bit !!

Close up of above picture – sheep leg trapped between flooring of transporter.  This issue was resolved very soon after these photographs were taken.

Dear all;

This is a quick line to try and give an update on the current situation.

For several months now I have been involved with a new project aimed at fighting live animal transport within the EU.  Things are moving on and I hope to have very good news on this in a few weeks time – so watch this space as I will be informing everyone via SAV also.

And so, SAV has suffered as a result of the other very long and hard work associated with live animal transport work.  I am fully aware of this; please accept my apologies that SAV has not been getting its usual and fairly regular updates.

Now that the animal transport groundwork has really been established, I am desperate to get back to at least trying to provide more regular updates to SAV.  I am trying to keep several plates spinning, so unfortunately it is currently a case of something arrives on the site when there is time to produce it.

I trust you will understand the situation.

In the mean time, I would like to give you a little insight into the live animal transport campaign work which has been going on here in England, Uk.

I am providing below several links to reports which have been produced relating to the live transport of farm animals (sheep and calves) from Ramsgate port in SE England; to Calais in France.  As you will see from the reports, lots of information and photographs are obtained; all this information is provided to Uk Members of parliament (MP), European MEP’s and also to top Uk government Ministers at Defra, which is the Uk government ministry responsible for farm animal transport legislation enforcement.

We have a couple of live animal transport petitions which can be signed; the Uk one (No.10) unfortunately can only be signed by Uk citizens as it is directed specifically at the Uk government.

The EU 8 hour petition can be signed by all EU citizens – so please add youur name, as the petition will be finishing in November.

EU petition link  –

Uk Downing street petition link  – 

(Uk citizens only can sign).

Thanks and regards;


SAV – Kent, England, Uk.

Note that all of the individual reports contain photographs, some of which include animal suffering.

KALE Report J21

KALE Report J22

KALE Report J23 for sailing of 3 September 2011

KALE REPORT 9 September 2011

KALE Additional Data for J24 Report of 9 September 2011

KALE Report J25 for 15 september 2011

KALE Report J26 for 16 September Ramsgate Sailing

KALE PR Ramsgate Export Report J27 for 21 Sept 2011

Below is just a small selection of the photographs of live animal exports from the English port of Ramsgate, Kent; many of which feature in the above reports.

8 hours maximum journey time throughout Europe it must be for all animals being transported.  There is no other option !

Serbia: 20.9.2011./ Agencija ,Kikinda, “ biznis“, gde su zivotinje, gde je javni novac, koliko neodgovornih vlasnika koji drze necipovane k.lj. je kaznjeno radom rvi.

Ministarstvo poljoprivrede-Uprava za veterinu

Sektor veterinarske inspekcije,Beograd



da  Agencija iz Kikinde – vidi atachment ,  koja radi po  formalno zakonitom  ugovoru a sto je sustinski privredni prestup , obavlja poslove “ zbrinjavanja “  napustenih i nezeljenih pasa i macaka  NEMAJUCI  OBJEKAT  za  zbrinjavanje  zivotinja koje  hvataju po Srbiji ( verujemo da  pod  “zbrinjavanjem “  podrazumevaju  ubijanje ,koje je u Srbiji ZABRANJENO od 2.11.2005. – tumacenje  Zakona o vet od strane Ustavnog suda  IU-27/2007 zbrinjavanje  ne znaci lisavanje zivota , lisavanje zivota  zdravih jedinki je ZABRANJENO i  predstavlja krivicno delo ) , a da time krsi  i clan 7. Zakona o dobrobiti zivotinja,  s ciljem da  zajedno sa naruciocem posla ostvari  nezakonitu dobit ,cineci dela kaznjiva clanom 269.KZ RS .

Zahtevamo da   Uprava za veterinu,Sektor veterinarske inspekcije :preduzmete mere  da podrucno-nadlezna rep vet inspekcija u Kikindi i   sve  podrucno-nadlezne rep.veter inspekcije u svim jedinicama lokalne samouprave  s kojima je  Agencija   sklopila  ugovore o delu  od momenta svog postojanja do danas, zabrane  ovaj nezakonit rad  , u skladu sa Zakonom o vet i Zakonom o dobrobiti i da podnesu prijave:   mesnonadleznom  sudiji za prekrsaje kao i  mesnonadleznom Osnovnom javnom tuzilastvu,jer u protivnom  ,mi cemo  biti prinudjeni podneti  krivicnu prijavu protiv odgovornih lica  involviranih  veterinarskih inspekcija i Sektora veterinarske inspekcije Uprave za veterinu   zbog :  aljkavosti u obavljanju sluzbene duznosti  i zloupotrebe sluzbenog polozaja  cime , cime omogucuju  sticanje protivpravne koristi  drugome  uz krsenje zakona i Ustava RS .


Cak i laicima je jasno sledece :

Piramida reprodukcije  ni jedne vrste ne moze se staviti pod kontrolu ubijanjem vec rodjenih jedinki , nego prevencijom nezeljenih rodjenja i odgovornim vlasnistvom ,  ciji nadzor  jeste  pravo  i duznost rep veter inspekcija : kontrola  i kaznjavanje neodgovornih vlasnika koji  drze i  nekontrolisano reprodukuju i izbacuju necipovanhe kucne ljubimce , a ne  omogucavanje “biznisa“  zivotinjskoj mafiji  zloupotrebom javnog novca nezakonitim trosenjem na finansiranje nezakonitih radnji  koje su  nistavnim ugovorima  prikazane  kao  zakonite  sto one nikako nisu .

Molimo  Upravu za veterinu-Sektor veterinarske inspekcije da nas obavesti o preduzetim merama u vezi ove Prijave  .

S postovanjem

EPAR-OIPA SRBIJA/Alijansa za zastitu prirode,prava zivotinja i prava ljudi
24000 Subotica,Matka Vukovica,9 Slavica Mazak Beslic


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China: Good News – Animal Activists Shut Down the Jinhua Dog Meat Festival.

Some great news from China!

The following report from Shanghaiist today ( represents a tremendous victory for our Chinese colleagues and a clear indication of how they are gradually bringing about change in their society’s sickening attitude to animal welfare. We congratulate them unreservedly!

Animal activists shut down the Jinhua Dog Meat Festival

Animal activists have scored an unusually swift victory in an online campaign to stop the Zhejiang Jinhua Dog Meat Festival from happening on October 18.

This was to have been the eighth such festival and if allowed to take place, approximately ten thousand dogs would have ended up on the dinner table over a period of three days. People who have been to the festival in the past say it is a gruesome sight — dogs are kept in cages, and then butchered out on the streets when a customer comes along. The pitiful sounds of dogs yelping fills the air throughout the duration of the festival.

Campaigners have slammed the event as an unnecessary “massacre” of dogs, and argued that the dogs have not been through any health checks by regulatory bodies. They say many of the dogs were illegally culled, and some of them would still be seen wearing their identification tags just before the slaughtering.

The general public was urged to repost information from the campaigners through their blogs and microblogs, as well as to call up the press to voice their displeasure.

On Sina Weibo alone, the campaign tweet was reposted a whopping 55,000 times in less than a day. Within hours, news of the decision by the authorities in Jinhua to cancel the festival was announced by the local paper, Jinhua Daily.

Dog eating in Jinhua and the region around it goes all the way back to the Ming Dynasty. Legend has it that one general who was planning to invade Jinhua was constantly getting his troops barked away by dogs in the city. It wasn’t until they killed all the dogs that the army managed to conquer the city. To celebrate the success, they feasted over dog meat for days

Dog meat is also a popular delicacy in South Korea. Activists in Seoul scored a similar victory in June this year with the cancellation of a dog meat festival organised by the Korea Dog Farmers’ Association, which represents some 600 dog farms all across South Korea.

For more information on the suffering of dogs and cats in China, please visit our site at

Global: Different Animal Petitions – Please Sign – Thank You.

If ever there was a petition that needed signing – forwarding around this planet, this is it !

Justice for Mama Bear and her two tortured cubs – IRAN


End the Use of Cruel and Ineffective Glue Traps for Small Animals ? after filling in info click NEXT ? then click SIGN

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Romania: Latest News About Strays. Animal Welfare NGO’s Are ‘Extremists’; Meetings of the Government Held In Secret – Shambles !!

Dear all,

In June, the Chamber of Deputies decides to send back to the Committee for public administration the PL912/2007 on the management of stray dogs, with the recommendation the animal welfare organizations to be consulted and to give a coherent, efficient, ethic form at the law and then, to return to Parliament.

2 weeks ago during a debate of about four hours, the animal welfare organizations representatives explained to those five members of the Commission present at the meeting, with relevant arguments why the project, why the legislative project is unconstitutional, illegal, ineffective. USELESS!! Because part of them don’t want to understand and others are interested exactly in making a bussiness by maintaining in the street a constant number of dogs.

Yesterday, September 14, the president of the Committee, Sulfina Barbu (PDL), decide to introduce the project for discussion, in secret, outside the agenda, when only a part of the committee members are present and no NGOs nor the media have no possibility of access.

By aberrant speeches of two deputies the animal welfare organizations are called extremist “because they do not accept euthanasia but sterilization”, trying their best to denigrate their work and the animal lovers.

Defying any logic, showing a contempt for citizens, for animal welfare organizations (of which they rejected for the third time all the proposals), the Committee adopted the same form containing a lot of absurd, stupid, discriminatory, unconstitutional provisions, and going beyond the regulation of this law:

– stop any chance that the problem of stray dogs ever to be solved
– the city hall choose the method of dog management (euthanasia, incarceration or return) after consulting the citizens of the locality; consultation is defined as asking everyone, 1000, 100 or only 2, depending the interest of the mayor
– gives the possibility of killing all dogs, including those with owner, in a period of up to 3 days
– any dog ?? with owner can be taken by the catchers;
– obstruct and discourage adoptions; you can adopt a dog only if you show the proof of living space, material resources and pay a fee. In the context of the adoption must be stimulated, the Commission decided to euthanasia all the adoptable dogs on the taxpayer expenses.
– Obstruct / block the possibility of returning the dogs;
– the dog catchers have the right to sanction and control the dog owners

In the 19-20 or 26 to 27 September this disastrous project come to vote in the plenum of Chamber of Deputies.

Please, help us to avoid adopting it!

Send protests to the email address below as well as to fax numbers:

You can send your own text (very short) or letter below.

Thank you.

Carmen Arsene

Sample protest letter:

………………………………………….. …………………

Subject (example): STOP MASS KILLING DOGS!

To: Chamber of Deputies, Presidency, Government

Romania is known worldwide for incredible acts of animal cruelty.

Healthy animal euthanasia is not agreed at EU level, nor is the method to solve the stray dogs problem. It is unacceptable that Romania, after 10 years in which hundreds of thousands of dogs have been killed, spending tens of millions of Euros from the tax payers, to want to apply the same barbaric and ineffective method.

In the form adopted by the Committee for Public Administration, Territorial Planning and Ecological Balance, the law contains absurd and unconstitutional provisions, stops any chance that the problem of stray dogs ever to be solved, obstruct and discourage adoptions, gives power for control and sanction to the dog catchers, gives the possibility to any dog catcher to take any dog with owner and kill it.

We urge you to reject this project in the form adopted by the Commission for Public Administration and to adopt a coherent, efficient and civilized program: Neuter, Identification& controlled Return as the control of reproduction, combined with education in responsible dog ownership, being the only practical and permanent solution ? according the recommendations of Committee of technical experts from World Health Organization, Geneva.


Fax: 00 40 21 3134931 – Chamber of Deputies – Parliament of Romania
Fax: 00 40 21 319.31.31 – Mr. Traian Basescu, President of Romania
Fax: 00 40 21 313 98 46 – Mr. Emil Boc, Prim-minister of Romania
Fax: 00 32 2 2854141 – European Peoples Party – where PD-L party is member

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Uk: Pictures of Animal Suffering From A 3rd World Country ? – No; Animal Transport Approved By the Existing UK Conservative Government !! – Its Time For Change – Link to 8 Hour EU Petition Below; Please Complete Before November.


Signatures so far:


Help now by signing and sharing

Deadline 4 November

Why 8hours?

Every year millions of animals are transported along European highways, and too often under unacceptable conditions.

In 2002, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare published the report “The Welfare of Animals during Transport” concluding that animal transports, as a ground rule, should be as short as possible. This recommendation is, however, not reflected in the current EU legislation.

Read more about the current EU legislation here .

According to current legislation animal transports up to several days are acceptable as long as the haulier fulfills simple demands concerning e.g. rest, feeding and watering of the animals. We do not think this is acceptable.

For a long time, societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, concerned citizens and politicians have argued that something has to be done. Animals for slaughter should never be transported for more than eight hours.

Therefore, sign now for 8hours – and please ask your friends to do the same.

Thank You.

The following are pictures of live animals being transported out of Ramsgate harbour, Kent, England Uk.

In the Uk, there is MASSIVE public opposition to this live animal trade; but the Conservative Uk government headed by (Prime Minister) David Cameron is NOT listening to the British people; nor is the Uk Ministry Defra, headed by Caroline Spelman MP and James Paice MP, who are allegedly responsible for implementing animal welfare, but who appear to do little to support animal welfare issues such as banning live animal exports from the Uk.

The British government (Defra) are not even supporting a European wide call for the 8 hour transport limit.

All pictures taken by V. Cameron of Kent Against Live Exports (KALE).

Every picture justifies why the long distance transportation of live animals should be stopped throughout the World, not just in Europe.  Europe can make its voice heard by signing the above petition calling for a maximum 8 hour journey time.  Please add your name to this campaign.

Note that the deadline is 4th November 2011.  Please act quickly and pass on to all your friends and contacts – ask them to also kindly sign.