Further News About Exports To Israel.

Regarding our recent posts on the live animal exports to Israel:



The Serbian government / Ministry are claiming that animals were never exported from Serbia in the first place and that we are wrong in what we say – and the reports that came to us directly from Israel.

As you can see from the second link above, we have now written to the EU Commission to see if further evidence can be obtained on any animal export consignments from Serbia.

Basically, the Serbian Ministry are negating the existence of the lorry with the livestock in within Israel, claiming that stories are being made up.  Campaigners have been informed that they are wasting Ministry time.

As a result of continuous “questioning” on the issue; they are now threatening to close the shelter “Alex” as some kind of revenge..

This is not going to stop us – we eagerly await a response from the EU which should definitely give us confirmation that export consignments took place.  Israeli campaigners have been contacted for further information; as well as us making further contact with another organisation here in England.

We are more than confident that everything we have published is correct.  We are currently looking into obtaining further proof of the consignment(s).  The Ministry can make threats such as closing Alex shelter in revenge; but this makes us all the more determined to get to the bottom of this.

Maybe the fact that this exposure has surfaced is what is not liked.

Watch this space for more news.  SAV.

Please check out the following site of export campaigning in Israel:


Spain: Madrid City Withdraws €61,200 Subsidy To Its Bullfighting School – Bullfighting and Other Similar Events “Are Not Compatible With The Rights Of Animals”.


SALAMANCA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 18: Boys learn the arts of bullfighting at a bullfighting academy on December 18, 2009 in Salamanca, Spain.  Catalonia's regional parliament voted December 18th in favour of debating a ban on bullfighting in their autonomous Spanish region. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

 (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

SAV Comment – Excellent news; showing that a modern day Spain will not accept such cruelty; especially if they pay for it.  A big vote from the people that this is not acceptable in 2015.


The reason given for the decision, which will not come as a surprise to many, is that the Ahora Madrid party represented by Mayoress Manuela Carmena believes that bullfighting and other similar events “are not compatible with the rights of animals”, an opinion which is becoming more and more common in Spain as the tide gradually turns against one of the most emblematic aspects of traditional Spanish culture.

Dear Mark,

Thanks to mounting public pressure against events that inflict cruelty upon bulls from animal advocates like you, Madrid City Council has, on animal protection grounds, announced it will withdraw its €61,200 subsidy from The School of Bullfighting!

It’s clear the tide is turning against this cruel practice — even in Madrid, a central hub of the bullfighting world. Politicians are recognizing that squandering public funds on training matadors to torment animals is simply no longer acceptable.

HSI applauds this decision, and we also applaud YOU for helping to make clear that neither entertainment nor culture can excuse cruelty to animals.

Thank you for all you do for animals.


Andrew Rowan
President and CEO
Humane Society International