Dear All,

We are Association for animal right protection “ANIMA MUNDI” from Republic of Macedonia (, young, non-profit association with numerous members which passionately stands for protection of animal rights – sensitization  of the population regarding the difficult life they are exposed to,  termination of all forms of exploitation and abuse to which they are exposed to by the population. We act relentlessly, continuously for three and a half years with limited funds and resources completely voluntary.

We address You with request for help, with in your capabilities and wish, to support our initiative for FIRST VEGGIE Festival in Republic of Macedonia. In addition we will try to explain why this assistance is so required – for what we believe that we will have your understanding and support.

Although our resources are very modest, limited, we have great enthusiasm and intentions for organizing  an event during the World Days of farm animals, World Day of vegetarianism and  World Day veganism with a strong educative message and campaign for the promotion of human choice, respect and compassion for animals, stimulate human style of life, a philosophy of non-violence and vegetarian or vegan diet.

So far, with our modest resources and founds, on this topic we have organized symbolic information stands, Vegan party, open debates/discussions on animal rights that included info materials, stands and Vegan demonstration.,,,,  but in all of this we were limited to narrow group audience.

Realizing that it is necessary to act beyond, we start planning FIRST VEGGIE FEST in R.Macedonia, a festival with a broad and comprehensive program and with maximum visibility. This is a big step for us in our country where the animals are treated at the level of object that exists for the service of man, where are exposed to trauma, pain, extreme cruelty, to try to reach the general public and to be able to change something in favor of the good being of  animals.

The entire engagement of the members of ANIMA MUNDI is completely voluntary – namely dozen people with all their skill and capabilities  try to realize a rich program that will make people think, arise compassion towards animals, will challenge them to no longer be passive consumers and try to change their habits and lifestyle.


We are trying to :

Print flyers, pamphlets, info materials of the reasons for vegetarianism, veganism (ethical, medical, environmental …) and if possible mobile ads on the bus to convey a message to a wider target group.

–   Organize a two-day informational stands in the center of the capital, Skopje.

–   Organize outdoor video screenings of documentary films  in order to be wached by a wider audience.

–   Organize music events with several bands – as to attract the target population.

– Degustation of  vegan and vegetarian food – to fight against the prejudices that Vege food is monotonous, poor, tasteless and unhealthy (There is a medical myth in Macedonia that meat is absolutely essential in normal diet of human population!)

–   Workshops with children – to stimulate compassion, love, concern for farm animals;

–   Organized lectures by nutritionists – Vegans / raw food promoters / vegetarians

–   If possible to some advertising space (at least one poster and one billboard) in the city center

Everything that can be done by us, we will do with love and devotion and we do not need finance. It includes organization and coordination of two day event, organization of small performance, concept of info materials, design of flyer, educational workshop with children, video screening of educational material…


Certain activities depend of money that we do not have but we have to provide  (on your request we can provide you financial statement for bank account of Anima Mundi).  For this  we need your help as support for the part that we can not provide ourselves:

Founds for printing materials   (approximately 200 euro ) ;

Founds for rent of location for Vege fest ( 6 00 euro) ;

Founds for providing/renting sound equipment for the musical event ( at minimum 500 euro ) , as well as symbolic amount to be paid for the participating bands  ;

Founds for food for the event. The food will be cooked by us but we can not provide larger amount, so we need financial help (approximately 200 euro) .

For all of the above and in frames of your capabilities we ask you to support us, our idea and our effort to implement something that will help improve the animal rights and well being in our country .

Name of the beneficiary: Anima Mundi Skopje (Animal protection organization)

Account: IBAN: MK07 240090002006130
Bank of beneficiary: Universal Investment Bank, Maksim Gorki 6 Macedonia

Every amount for us is significant and we will appreciate every support that we will receive.

You will be considered as friends, partners and sponsors to this event and your support will be announced on our web sight and all of our info materials.

Further more we are looking forward to Your advice for usyour experience is valuable and immensely respect usIf You  have any appropriate video material or prepared billboard posters (which we could adapt) it could be of help to us .

For all the details if you are interested, we will gladly inform you and send you attach photos, videos. Also all costs will be documented and supported by  financial documentation as bills, receipts. We hope that you see the importance of this initiative and that you will support our efforts towards compassionate living and respect for animals.

Thank You in advance.

Best regards,

Activists of the “ANIMA MUNDI” Animal protection association,

President,  Stole Velkovski

Romania / Scotland: Transport Needed From Romania to Scotland – Can You Help ? – Please See Below.

CHERIE – Transport Needed – Romania to UK (Scotland)

Urgent appeal-transport for lovely Romanian dog ‘Cherie’ needed from ‘Bucharest’ in Romania to ‘Aberdeen’ in Scotland (UK)- please help


Urgent appeal

Transport for lovely Romanian dog called ‘Cherie’ needed from ‘Bucharest’ in Romania to ‘Aberdeen’ in Scotland (UK)- please help by reading the appeal below.

If you can help give this little dog a new life by helping with transport to a lovely rescue in Scotland (UK) please email both of these addresses below-

Scottish rescue -email Mavis at-

Romanian contact-

Please help if you can, many thanks for your support. Please see photo and full details in appeal below.


SWAP team UK

—– Original Message —–

Sent: Monday, September 17, 2012 5:39 PM

Subject: Transport from Bucharest to Aberdeen

If you have time do you think it would help to appeal for transport for this little dog coming to me from Romania. See the details below the photo.

Anyone who can help could contact the rescue direct or me at

Cherie weights 10 kg and can leave home, to Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, anytime after September 21st 2012. Cherie is currently in Bucharest, Romania.
We are now looking for transport options (transport means, routes and costs), please contact us if you can help:

Blaikiewell Animal Sanctuary

Serbia: Constitutional Court Declares That Subotica City Is Killing Dogs and Cats Illegally – Setting A Possible Change Across All Cities In Serbia.

Campaigners in Serbia have very recently been informed of some very good news.

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Serbia – comprising 15 judges, made a verdict that the 3. Community document of Subotica (town in Serbia) regarding the matter of the treatment  stray dogs/cats is illegal; it is unlawful and it must be changed.

This is what The Constitutional Court of Serbia has now demanded.

It is the same in all 170 cities in Serbia; but in every individual case for each and every city, it is necessary that the information be supplied to the Constitutional Court.  If this is undertaken, then changes will have to be made for stray dogs and cats in every city.

What this basically means is, that the Subotica city government,  in the period covering 2003 to the present day, some 9 years had  been undertaking illegal actions.

Slavica, on behalf of EPAR, made a request to the Constitutional Court saying that in Subotica city, the city is acting on unlawful  public documents relating to the treatment  of stray dogs and cats.

As we understand it, the regulations made by the local government  (Subotica city) must be in agreement to the legislations made by the Parliament of Serbia.

The Constitutional Court has declared for the third time that the methods used by the city for the killing of dogs and cats is illegal; and that the methods used for numbers (population) control is illegal, because euthanasia should only be used for animals which have an incurable illness or which are in the final stages of any disease that cannot be cured.

The following shows the letter sent by Slavica to the Constitutional Court regarding the existing policy of animal control in Subotica, followed by the letter from the Constitutional Court (6 pages) declaring the view of the court, that Subotica is acting unlawfully at this current time.

This is excellent news, and now gives every city in Serbia the opportunity to make contact with the Serbian Constitutional Court to present them with the information on how dogs and cats are being treated in (their) city.  Who knows, there may be 170 cities throughout Serbia who are currently killing dogs and cats in an unlawful way; a way not upheld by the laws of Serbia.

Congratulations to Slavica for leading the way with the issues in Subotica city.

Click on the following link to see the letter sent by Slavica:

EPAR oipa letter
Below is the formal response letter of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Serbia:

Serbia: End 08, Start 09 2012. Latest News From Danica At Felix Shelter – Lots Of Necessary Work Which Costs Money – Can You Help With A Donation ?

Hi everyone;

Here is the latest news and photos from Danica.

Apologies as this info was sent a few weeks ago in lete September, but things have been very busy for us here in the UK regarding live animal exports from Ramsgate harbour.  We have success here and so now we hope to catch up on other business.  Mark – SAV.


Here is what Danica has to say:

“The new roof eaves are almost finished and the only thing left is to apply a protective coating of paint and that’s it! My kitties are already seeking shade under the eaves and seem to really enjoy the benefits of roof overhangs. Roof repairs are also being brought to an end. The insulation quilting has been put in place, the roof itself is covered with roof tiles and the gutters have been placed around the roof as well.

The strengthening of the roof structure was done by installing additional supports that I hope will be strong enough to endure another winter. Nonetheless, the entire roof needs to be replaced next year so as to save us from worrying about another heavy snow burden in the future.

The new septic tank hole has been dug down to a depth which permits alignment to the existing sewer and the septic tank itself has been built up. The walls of the excavation serve as the outside layer; a removable concrete slab has been placed over the tank. This new septic tank will be connected with the old one by a pipe.  Solid waste will continue to accumulate in the old septic tank, while the liquid will flow through the pipe into the second tank. The liquid will then drain through holes in the walls and then into the soil. The entire sewer line has been removed and replaced with a new one. The old drain pipes from the kitchen were too narrow and too low, with insufficient fall in, so they have also been replaced and attached to the main sewer line. Now the kitchen and toilet drain pipes run through the newly built manhole and into the main line. To accomplish that, it was necessary to dig all the way from the bathroom to the kitchen drain. The kitchen sink drain pipes will also need to be replaced with new ones.

More sand, cement, gravel and outside tiles have been purchased in order to cover a new concrete path with paving tiles to make it more durable. The entire house needs to be plastered and whitewash applied as well to protect the exterior walls. Nothing has been done as of yet in regard to the path that leads from the side entrance into the yard to the cats’ indoor facility. There’s just not enough money and all of these repairs have already seemed to last forever, not to mention that total costs have escalated to two times higher than first expected.

We simply cannot stop halfway through! Winter will be here again before we know it. Please, help us finish the repairs and make our project come true before the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Whatever amount you can give in the way of a donation, no matter how small or large is very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance for any much needed help you may be able to provide!”

Please, check out our project on and join us in our effort if you possibly can!

I’m truly grateful to all of you for caring !

Felix kitties are sending kitty love, purrs and kisses your way!

Warmest regards

Danica Mirkovic,

President of Felinologic Association Felix and the owner of Cat Shelter Felix

PayPal button is on our blog:

and our website:


Dinarske uplate: Felix-Felinolosko drustvo  355-1070729-96

PayPal button is on our blog:

and our website:


Dinarske uplate: Felix-Felinolosko drustvo  355-1070729-96


Previous SAV Posts:

Please give a donation if you are able – anything will help, no matter what the size.

Thank You – SAV.

UK: 13/09/2012 – A Great Day For UK Live Animal Exports – EVERYTHING HAS STOPPED !!

A great day for UK live animal exports – they have STOPPED Completely !

Check out the latest KAALE report J64 and the main events which caused all this to happen:

SAV Copy KAALE Report J64

Please visit the KAALE site at 

Media links associated with the news;

Disgusting Australian and Egyptian GOVERNMENTS: Who As A Result Of Australian Live Exports, Slaughter Over 30,000 Baby Cows.

Can  the Australian and Egyptian governments sink any lower than they are now ?

Keep up the fight good Australian anti export campaigner people – you will win !

CAIRO: Egypt’s ministry of agriculture reported on Thursday that they had slaughtered over 30,000 baby cows who had been stranded for weeks at a Red Sea port. The ministry said that it had discovered what it described as “hormonal capsules” in the animals, local newspapers reported.

The stranded cows had made international headlines after first reportedtheir situation on September 1, including a petition that was signed by over 25,000 people globally urging the Egyptian government to free the baby cows from their horrific conditions.

The ministry chose to slaughter the animals instead.

Egypt slaughtered over 30,000 baby cows, but the anti-live export protests are growing.

The baby cows had remained on board the ships for over 6 weeks at Port Sokhna in what animal rights groups told are “horrendous and inhumane” conditions.

It is yet another incident that revealed the horrors of the live export trade.

Background on Live Export

Live export from Brazil and Australia to the Islamic world is a controversial practice that sees thousands of animals crammed into small crates and transported by sea to their destination to be slaughtered for food.

According to the ministry, tests had been conducted to learn more about the potential carcinogen that had been given to the animals before they would be unloaded. Tests had reportedly been ongoing for the past month at a private lab in Egypt, but no results had been conclusive.

According to a al-Shorouk newspaper report, the animals are likely to remain in their confinement for a number of weeks more in order for further tests to take place.

Earlier this year, some 3,000 of the cows died on a ship destined for Egypt after the Egyptian government refused to allow the ship to dock at a Red Sea port.

They were slaughtered as a “precaution,” the ministry said, outraging a number of Egyptians.

Animals Australia, the leading organization reporting on the controversial live export trade to the Middle East and Southeast Asia, said the incident was among the worst the industry had witnessed in years.

Animals Australia’s Campaign Director, Lyn White, said in a statement to that the ship was anchored at sea after being refused port in a number of countries, including Egypt, where the cattle were supposed to be offloaded.

It’s understood that ventilation problems on the converted livestock vessel, the MV Gracia Del Mar, had caused the deaths of more than half of the animals on board since the ship left South America for Egypt a few weeks ago. The ship was anchored in the Red Sea for weeks and saw more animals perish as a result.

This is nothing short of an animal welfare disaster. If remaining cattle are not offloaded more of these animals will suffer appalling deaths at sea. We are appealing to authorities in Egypt to offload the remaining cattle at al-Sohkna, as was originally intended.

“This disaster is just another example of the inherent risks of transporting animals by sea. It was only nine years ago that 5,000 Australian sheep perished on board the MV Cormo Express after country after country refused to allow it to berth.

“And this isn’t the first time that mechanical issues have caused mass deaths on live export ships. We only need to look to the breakdown of the Al Messilah in Adelaide last year. Had that vessel broken down on the open ocean it would have caused a similar welfare catastrophe — as thousands of animals would have died.

“Australia also exports cattle to Al Sohkna Livestock company in Egypt. Whilst we have an MoU with Egypt which should ensure the offloading of our animals, it has never been put to the test. The Egyptians thus far have flatly refused to allow the MV Gracia Del Mar to dock despite the mass suffering of the animals on board.

“If they continue to refuse to allow the surviving animals to be unloaded it would provide little confidence that the non-binding agreement with Australia would be honoured if a similar incident were to occur on an Australian livestock ship.

“It should not matter if these cattle aren’t Australian and if Brazil doesn’t have a similar piece of paper, they should not be abandoned to suffer and die at sea. We are appealing to Egyptian authorities to offload these cattle as a matter of urgency.”

Australia’s live sheep exports have fallen significantly over the past decade.

In 2010, three million sheep were exported compared with 6.3 million in 2001.

Australia’s government last year was to see a bill that would have banned live export to the world, but industry lobbyists fought back and forced the legislation off the table in a move that angered animal activists in the country and across the world, notably the Islamic world, which receives the lion’s share of live cattle and sheep from both Australia and Brazil.

Past news on this issue:

Egypt freezes Aussie shipment

EGYPTIAN authorities have halted the slaughtering of a shipment of 16,000 Australian cattle and launched an investigation after discovering suspected banned growth hormone implants in the ears of the animals.

In the latest blow to Australia’s live export industry, it is believed the cattle are now being held in a feedlot until further tests can determine whether all cattle had the Hormonal Growth Promotants implants.

Live exporters work to resolve Egyptian cattle freeze

By James Nason03 Aug 2012

Egyptian authorities have halted the slaughter of a shipment of Australian cattle, which was the first consignment of livestock to be exported aboard the recently converted MV Nada, the world’s largest single tier livestock carrier.

Updated 11:15am Monday, August 6:

The owner of a shipment of Australian cattle that has been held from slaughter in Egypt due to the presence of hormone growth promotants (HGPs) says the issue should be relatively straight-forward to solve – provided the Australian Government can work quickly to assure its Egyptian counterparts that HGPs pose no risk to human health.

Egyptian Government veterinarians last week placed a freeze on the slaughter of more than 16,000 Western Australian cattle that were shipped to the market aboard the MV Nada last month.

The veterinarians imposed the suspension order after they noticed Hormonal Growth Promotant (HGP) implants in the ears of some of the animals after they were processed.

News of the freeze was first reported by The Australian newspaper last Friday, which quoted an Egyptian Government veterinarian as saying the remaining 16,526 cattle in the consignment could be reloaded and sent back to Australia if they also were found to have HGP implants.

The newspaper said Egypt bans the use of hormones in beef because of health concerns.

However, Australian live export industry leaders say the Australian shipment complies fully with Egypt’s existing protocols governing cattle imports.

Australian Livestock Export Council chief executive Alison Penfold told Beef Central on Friday that HGPs are not covered or mentioned by Egypt’s existing health arrangements with Australia, which were signed between the two countries six years ago.

A DAFF spokesman also confirmed on Friday that Egyptian import requirements for live cattle from Australia do not require Government certification on the use of the hormones.

One of the exporters who assembled cattle for the shipment, Graham Daws of Emanual Exports, also told Beef Central last Friday that a team of eight Egyptian inspectors had examined and approved the consignment in Australia before it departed to Egypt in early July.

The use of HGPs in Australia is approved and regulated by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), which provides assurance that they are safe for consumers and not harmful to animals.

The Australian cattle at the centre of the freeze are currently in a feedlot at the Port of Sokhna, where Sokhna Imports owns and operates a ‘closed-loop’ feedlot and abattoir supply chain.

The closed-system is designed to ensure Australian cattle are fed and processed in Egypt according to Australian-Government approved welfare standards. After slaughter in the Sokhna abattoir, the meat is sold directly to local butchers.

Richard Leitch of Sokhna Imports told Beef Central that he understood that the Egyptian Government veterinarians who stopped the slaughter were not familiar with HGP implants and had imposed the freeze until they could get more information from the Australian Government.

He said the suspension was causing significant costs for his company by preventing cattle from being slaughtered at the height of the peak Ramadan demand period.

“We have desperately been trying to get someone from the Australian Government who knows what they’re talking about to clearly explain to Egypt that the HGP situation is not the big horror story that it has been made out to be,” Mr Leitch said.

“But we’re not having a lot of luck so far.

“I can understand where they’re coming from, they need to make sure they are covering all the bases in a professional and legal way, but we need it to be a bit quicker.

“It is Ramadan time, the busiest time of year for us, and now we’re copping this dramatisation of the issue.

“It is a big one, but it can be handled simply if someone with a background in veterinary science can go and meet with the Egyptian authorities.”

Mr Leitch said it was very concerning to have $20m worth of cattle sitting in a feedlot in a country that is now talking about sending them back.

“They have stopped the slaughter of cattle on an issue that they don’t understand,” he said.

“They are saying they are going to re-export the ship but the chances of that happening are very unlikely, because surely the Australian Government can step in there and help educate them on the issue.”

He told Beef Central this morning that Meat & Livestock Australia had sent a representative to Egypt over the weekend, and a meeting between Australian Government and Egyptian Government officials and industry representatives was due to take place in the country in an attempt to resolve the issue today.

“MLA stepped up to the plate as quick as they could,” Mr Leitch said. “We were pretty grateful for their support, as usual they were pretty prompt with their help.”

Exporter Graham Daws said on Friday that there had been no direct contact with industry about the issue.

He said the first he learned of the freeze was via the meda last Friday morning.

“Everything that was done with the cattle was done 100pc correctly, we have complied with all their requirements, so we can’t really get to the bottom of it,” Mr Daws said.

“To me it is just a storm in a tea cup at this stage.”

Egypt has been one of the main sources of optimism for Australia’s live export trade in recent times, with orders for Australian cattle increasing on the back of a significant shortage of beef in the market of 90 million people.

Extensive cattle culling due to a widescale Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in the country and protocol issues that have caused live cattle shipments from other suppliers, including Brazil, to be rejected have helped to increase demand in recent months for Australian cattle.

Egyptian consumers are also said to have a strong preference for Australian beef compared to other sources because of its clean and disease-free status.

The market has also become increasingly important to Australia this year because it provides a growing and viable alternative for the type of northern bos Indicus cattle that Indonesia has been reducing demand for as it strives to achieve self-sufficiency with its own herd.

Egyptian prices have also been rising as the beef shortage worsens.

ALEC chief executive Alison Penfold said the industry had been baffled by the freeze.

“Clearly we can only export animals that are consistent with what is required under the health protocol, and AQIS can’t approve an export unless the animals have been prepared along the lines of the health protocol, yet they (the Egyptians) have now raised an issue from left field,” Ms Penfold said.

“There is not much more we can do, the animals are in an approved facility in the feedlot there, their needs are being taken care of.

“There is engagement at a Government to Government level, if the Egyptians choose to renegotiate the health conditions, that is a separate matter, but we have complied with the current health conditions.”

In a written statement supplied to Beef Central on Friday afternoon, DAFF confirmed that it had been contacted by Egyptian authorities regarding the discovery of “what they believe may be hormone growth promotants in cattle recently shipped from Australia”.

“DAFF Biosecurity issues health certification for consignments of livestock for export, according to the requirements of the importing country,” the statement said.

“Egyptian import requirements for live cattle from Australia do not require certification from DAFF about the use of hormone growth promotants.

“Any additional commercial information provided with the consignment is a matter for the exporter.

“The Australian Government is continuing to liaise with Egyptian authorities on the matter.”

Egypt (Yet Again): Donkeys Electrocuted and Killed At Faculty of Veterinary (most probably Mansoura University) – Cairo.

The following message was sent to us:

This picture had been shared by our friends from S.P.A.R.E – Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt – with the following comment:

“That’s what happened in faculty of veterinary (most probably Mansoura University) the vets posted the photo today it was deleted … we are speechless about this cruelty … Already animals activists sue Cairo University (Fac of veterinary) for abusing animals (torturing dogs & killing a donkey with electricity)”

For the moment we do not know what exactly happened to these donkeys.

A while back students from the University of Cairo had reported that the staff of the Faculty Of Veterinary Medicine threw dogs off the third floor after experimenting on them, and that they had abused and electrocuted a little donkey to death.

Information is compiled in the following link. WARNING: videos are graphic (as you can imagine):

As said before, we know no details for the moment. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more.

For now, we kindly ask you to share this picture with as many as you can – perhaps someone can provide more information.

Thank you in advance.

Link and Petition:

Past SAV link associated with abuses at the faculty of veterinary medicine – Cairo University: