Various Actions and News.

Some great news from Lesley ad the crew at EoA – check them out at  http://www.eyesonanimals.com/about-eyes-on-animals/what-we-do/http://www.eyesonanimals.com/about-eyes-on-animals/what-we-do/

12.08.2015 German authorities take action based on our complaint about Hefter

On May 1st a team from Eyes on Animals and Animal Welfare Foundation was in Poland and observed a livestock truck from the German company “Hefter”, loaded with young Lithuanian calves. The truck was parked at the WIMA control post where the driver was supposed to unload, rest and feed the young animals properly.

Instead he left the animals on board for over 9 hours and then just continued on the journey. The animals were never unloaded or fed.

We alerted the NVWA in the Netherlands. They were terrific and sent out a team to stop this truck should it enter the Netherlands. In the end the truck went to Belgium. EonA and AWF sent a complaint and request for investigation into the matter to the Belgian authorities and the German authorities from the region where Hefter is registered. Today we received news from the German Ministry that they were in contact with the Belgian, Lithuanian and Polish authorities based on our complaint and after checking the navigation print-outs confirmed that the animals were not unloaded as legally required. They have thanked us for our tip and are taking action against Hefter.

Pet Dogs to be “Clubbed to Death”

pets clubbed

In Jinan, China, the small Dayang New District has recently outlawed dogs as animal companions. Citing complaints from residents, the government posted a notice that all families must, “Deal with it on your own, or else the committee will organizes people to enter your home and club the dog to death right there.”

Obviously, this is outrageous.

The Chinese government, however, is no stranger to the mass killings of dogs. Such measures have been previously ordered to eliminate stray dog populations, often stemming from the fear of rabies.

This latest atrocity, however, targets both stray and companion dogs, vaccinated and unvaccinated. It appears to be the knee-jerk reaction to complaints regarding dog feces throughout the area. One “unidentified worker” with the District stated, “Dogs are always defecating all over the place and bothering people. A lot of people were complaining so we wrote a public notice to avoid a conflict.”

It’s amazing that the apparent solution is killing, not starting a “pick up dog poop” policy. Please speak up for these dogs today!

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