Serbia: Serbian activists ask about the farms on which animals are kept; their transport and also their general welfare. Commissioner gives Ministry 5 days to respond.

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Serbian activists ask about the farms on which animals are kept; their transport and also their general welfare.

Below you will see the demands of the Commissioner which was forwarded to the Ministry of Agriculture.  It concerns two major meat production companies.

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The Commissioner has given the Ministry 5 days to respond to the requirements detailed in the letter; and if the Ministry does not act, then EPAR, the animal welfare organisation, can proceed with part 2 of its process.  Originally, in relation to this, EPAR asked the Ministry directly.  They refused to answer and so EPAR then took the issue to the Commissioner who has now given the Ministry 5 days to respond as this is an area of Public Interest.

Now all concerned wait to see if the Ministry provide a response of if they are going to ignore the request of the Commissioner also.

Here at SAV, we have had concerns in the past regarding conditions in which animals have been kept on farms.  These concerns and the conditions can be viewed in our old posts; the links which are as follows:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2010/11/23/serbia-november-2010-conditions-ok-at-a-farm-according-to-serbian-veterinary-ministry-and-complaining-campaigners-dont-pressure-us/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2010/11/26/serbia-farm-animal-conditions-update-261110-formal-statement-on-conditions-now-provided-by-ciwf-uk/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/07/11/serbia-cows-producing-milk-for-human-consumption-two-years-on-and-the-serbian-authorities-are-still-failing-to-act-now-we-have-further-evidence-please-e-mail-and-support-the-campaign/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/07/07/serbia-same-old-farm-exposed-again-and-an-ineffective-ministry-so-what-changes/

We have also expressed our concerns regarding dead animal corpses just being dumped on roadsides.  These carcasses provide an immediate attraction to stray animal populations, and also risk the spread of disease from the dead animal carcasses to the stray animals.  Here is a potential biosecurity problem.

As always, the Ministry wish to put the blame on the strays, when actually the problem lies with the Ministry for not taking actions to prevent this kind of this from happening.

The link below provides images of animal carcasses simply dumped by the roadside – an obvious attraction for stray animals which are desperate for something to eat.

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2011/12/11/serbia-dead-farm-animal-bodies-just-dumped-near-the-highway-a-perfect-food-source-for-stray-animals-a-perfect-method-of-spreading-disease-and-a-perfect-way-for-corrupt-politicians-to-keep-catchin/

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