Bosnia & Herzegovina: ‘Siva’ Death Update 26/06/13.

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Bosnia sterilisation

‘Siva’ Death UPDATE 26/06/13

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Minister of Economy of Sarajevo Canton Emir Hrenovica today said that the conditions of veterinary services in the county are at a high level, it does not meet the standards of the European Union!!!!

On the occasion of the shocking story recently published by DEPO Portal terrifying consequences of sterilization that was performed at the Veterinary Clinic Hadzici after that bitch stray from the surrounding Binježeva ended with guts ripped open and soon died, Dogs Trust BiH, implementing the project sterilization weighed in on this case

Dogs Trust is now Bosnia and Herzegovina informed the public that the veterinary clinic in Hadzic remain suspended from Dogs Trustovog of the mass sterilization, and that the project is free sterilization continues to nine clinics in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo.

Failed investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of a dog in Hadžici last Friday. In the process of all stakeholders were consulted, and post-mortem analysis was performed by a veterinarian at the Veterinary Faculty in Sarajevo on Monday morning. However, autopsy results did not provide clear evidence for definitvan conclusion. It can not be said that the death was due to medical errors, nor that it is not the case.

We are able to confirm that the dog is neutered 17 June in the morning, and that same day got away from boxing for recovery. Our catcher is immediately notified in the morning, 18 June, the dog was found on its original location, Binježevo, in excellent condition. What happened to the dog between 18 and 21 June is not clear, and we can speculate, it said Dogs Trust BiH.

Histopathologically, the results are not yet complete, so that the clinic remains under suspension until further notice, confirmed the Dogs Trust BiH. Dogs Trust will remain in close contact with the clinic in Hadžici for potential future projects.

Bosnian Press Source:

About Dogs Trust (UK)

Dogs Trust International provides practical assistance to animal welfare organisations working outside the UK, who are striving to make meaningful and lasting improvements to dog welfare in their own communities.

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, with 18 rehoming centres across the UK, as well as a centre in the neighbouring Republic of Ireland.

We launched our international work in 1996 with the International Companion Animal Welfare Conference held in Budapest, Hungary. The format of the conference combined presentations from experts with opportunities for networking, and was so successful that it now takes place annually. .

From 2002 to 2009 we engaged in our first long term project outside the UK, working with other organisations to support SOS Dogs Oradea in running a ‘Collect, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return’ programme in Romania. During this time, 7000 dogs were neutered and 5000 rehomed, in a culture that had not embraced the rescue dog concept before.

We have now combined our knowledge and experience to develop a responsive, comprehensive programme of work to improve the welfare of dogs around the world.

Find out more about some of the work we do internationally and projects Dogs Trust has been involved in by reading International Comms Tails.


Dogs Trust International (and Sarajevo)

From October 2012, Dogs Trust Bosnia will work with local organisations, vets, authorities and schools to help humanely reduce the stray dog population, whilst also improving the long-term health and welfare of the dogs by educating the public.


Netherlands: Excellent Investigation Reports Into Chicken Welfare During Loading and Transport By ‘Eyes on Animals’ (NL).


Great friend Lesley, Director at ‘Eyes on Animals’ (EoA) in the Netherlands – was recently invited to Dublin by the EU Commission regarding welfare problems for chickens during transport.

Here is the link to the EoA web site report on this as well as a summary of the event:

Eyes on Animals was invited by the EU Commission to present their findings on chicken-welfare problems during transport, and possible solutions, at their Congress held in Dublin.

The focus of the meeting was to show enforcement successes and failures of the EC legislation protecting animals during transport. EoA showed photos and short videos illustrating how the design of the transport containers for layers and broilers were often not within the scope of the EC 1/2005 requirements.

EoA also gave examples of how improvements to the design could be put into place, and talked about the workgroup they had formed in Benelux with various stakeholders open to the idea of taking action. EoA nevertheless made it clear that proper enforcement by the authorities is necessary to put an end to the 2% Dead On Arrival rate tolerated so far in the poultry world (with this not taking into account the other birds arriving alive but with serious fractures to their wings and legs).

Over two hundred participants were at the Congress- from Chief Veterinarian Officers to highway-police to industry stakeholders. Several welfare organizations were also present and supported the argument Eyes on Animals made- that there is still lots to do to create an environment where the rules are clearly set for everyone, so the welfare of the animals can be seriously protected.

EoA received a lot of positive feedback from people throughout Europe – it was clear that many people agree that the ways we collect and transport poultry are in need of reforms.

EoA have produced two excellent investigation reports regarding chicken welfare investigations during transport – it is recommended that they be reviewed.

One investigation is on the loading of spent hens into transport crates at a farm in the Netherlands, destined for a slaughterhouse in Belgium.


09.04.2013_Loading of spent hens_NL 

The other is a report on the transport of spent-breeding hens and roosters to a slaughterhouse in Poland.


Trailing of spent breeding hens and roosters from the Netherlands to a Polish slaughterhouse


If you are able, please help the continuing investigative work of EoA by giving a donation.  Click on the following:

For much more on the investigation work of EoA both on the road, at markets and in slaughterhouses, please click on:

Thanks – Mark – SAV.