New Petition For Serbian Stray Animals – Please Sign Now and Do Not Let the Government Return From ‘No Kill’ To A ‘Kill’ Policy By Law.

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Hi all;

Very Important:

on 17th April 2013 in Belgrade the Serbian government may try to change existing legislation on the protection (No Kill) of stray animals.  They may try to return to legislation which DOES allow the killing of stray animals. 

We need to try and stop this happening.

Petition Link:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Serbia_Implement_Existing_Animal_Welfare_Legislation_To_Protect_Strays/

 

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Please give your support to the above petition which is asking the Serbian government to better enforce existing animal welfare legislation, rather than revert back to a policy of stray killing as they have always done – and not in agreement with existing Serbian legislation.

We also call for a public education programme to inform irresponsible pet owners that they should have their animals sterilised, microchipped and vaccinated.

Sterilised owned animals DO NOT mate with stray animals and produce yet more strays !

Stray animal killing is big business in Serbia, despite good existing national legislation to give No Kill protection to stray animals.  Unfortunately, big business and money makes it a profitable task for many, despite a No Kill law, verified by the Serbian Constitutional Court in 2005.

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Constitutional Court directive reference as follows:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2010/01/25/serbia-constitutional-court-of-serbia-says-that-the-killing-of-stray-dogs-and-cats-in-serbia-is-forbidden-from-02102005/

The Constitutional Court of Serbia says that the killing of stray dogs and cats in Serbia is forbidden from 02/10/2005.

Prior to the Veterinary Law of 02/10/2005, there was an old law dating from 1991 for the health protection of animals. 

In agreement with the old law of 1991, the authorities produced their own other ‘underlaw’ (extra law) regulation – named ‘Pravilnik 29/94’, which was intorduced to allow the killing of animals after they were held in pounds for 3 to 7 days.

From 02/10/2005, the new Veterinary Law Article 168 effectively destroyed everything that was written in Pravilnik 29/94, because the 2005 law demanded the care of animals.

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The new petition started on 7/4/2013 is:

Serbia- Implement Existing Animal Welfare Legislation To Protect Strays! Its power grows with every additional signature.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Serbia_Implement_Existing_Animal_Welfare_Legislation_To_Protect_Strays/

Please sign it now and be a voice for Serbian animals !

Thanks – SAV.

 Diana1

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