Serbia: A Special Appeal To Help An Old Couple Cover Costs For Caring For Many Ex Street Animals.

 

Update 27/3 – Come on folks, get your dosh out !!

(an English term for giving money).

Anything please – even a few dollars will help us to reach the target.

We need to do this as soon as possible – please help – Thank you. – SAV.

Update 25/3 – well done to those who have donated; a good result for a short time.

But we really need to do this please – so give anything you can, no matter how small or large the donation – it all adds up.

Thank you – with hope – SAV.

We are putting out this special appeal to help our friend Susann in Germany.

You can read the story below – but basically it is a request to help an old couple in Serbia with food for all the homeless cats and dogs that they help; often going without themselves to do it.

Please give anything that you can – any little helps and it all soon mounts up.

Please dig deep and give what you can – Thank You – SAV.

Urgent: help for old Serbian couple and their 60+ strays

 

Please look at the following link to see many more pictures of the animals:

 

Donation Link – https://www.youcaring.com/jelkabranko-782782

The Story

61 cats, 7 dogs and an elderly couple need urgent help.

Jelka and Branko live in Pancevo, a town close to the Serbian capital Belgrade. They’re both 65+ and not very well off, sometimes not having enough food for themselves, they go without in order to ensure the animals are fed in order to give them a better life than the one they had on the streets of Pancevo.

Luckily the very kind soul and animal rescuer Slavica happened upon them and is now helping them with the animals. Feeding them, heating the house in winter in order to keep them all warm as Serbia has extreme temperatures in the winter, spaying & neutering and getting the animals vaccinated or to the vets if they are sick is very time and money consuming. Especially because no one has a car and it is 4 bus rides away.

A small facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/306259319732027/) is helping Slavica, Jelka and Branko with a bit of money monthly but it is not enough to cover everything that is needed.

Things seem to get worse instead of getting better. Branko had a stroke and it is still unsure if he will survive. A new law requires all cats to be chipped and vaccinated incurring more costs, the fence is broken, etc… Slavica, Jelka and Branko need you to help them and would be forever grateful for any donations.

Donation Link – https://www.youcaring.com/jelkabranko-782782

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

England: Sheep.

 

 

Seal Slaughter / Dog Stomped To Death – Take Action Here.

 

You know who doesn’t wear seal fur? Just about everyone.

No caring person wants Canada’s commercial seal slaughter to continue—which is why 35 countries around the world have already banned imports of seal-derived products and Canadian citizens continue to speak out against the barbaric practice of shooting and clubbing tens of thousands of baby seals to death every year.

Canada is about to turn 150 years old, and to celebrate, we’re calling on its prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to stop using Canadian tax dollars to support the mass murder of baby seals.

 

Tell Canada’s prime minister to stand up for seal pups!

 

 

Petition:

Dog Found Bound and Stomped to Death

Demand Justice

Target: David Leyton, Prosecuting Attorney for Genesee County, Michigan

Goal: Seek maximum penalties for those allegedly responsible for binding a dog with tape and beating the poor animal to death.

The remains of a Shih Tzu mixed-breed dog were found days after the animal had been tortured, stomped to death, and left by the roadside. Photos of this shocking discovery appeared on social media after local Sheriff Robert Pickell urged residents to speak up, and called for tougher penalties for animal abusers. Within days, a tip was received, which led to the arrests of a couple living near where the dog had been found. The tip had come from the mother of one of the alleged abusers, who was concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren after learning what had happened to the 7-year-old dog.

Allegedly, one of the abusers, Nathan McCue, had gotten enraged after the dog, Dakota, had urinated on his clothes. What happened next is unthinkable. According to police, it is suspected that both McCue and his girlfriend Jessica Brown proceeded to bind the dog’s feet and face with electrical tape and tied him to a tree. They then reportedly stomped on the dog’s neck and back until he died.

This couple has allegedly committed a disgusting crime against this innocent animal and must be punished, if found guilty. The fact that they had small children in the home is troubling, considering the fact that if a dog’s misbehavior could prompt such malice, one wonders what could have happened to a child who had done similarly. McCue has a prior history of violence, which means he should be considered particularly dangerous if found guilty of this crime.

Too many dogs have suffered in Michigan with too little done in response. Just earlier this month in the same county, a man received a paltry $375 fine after he plead no contest to charges that he had beat and starved his three dogs. This level of leniency is inexcusable, and should not be applied to this case or any other cases of abuse going forward. Please sign this petition to demand that this case be taken seriously and that these alleged abusers get served the maximum penalties, should they be found guilty.

Dog Found Bound and Stomped to Death

Demand Justice

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prosecuting Attorney Leyton,

Shocking photos of a dog lying dead and bound with electrical tape that were posted by a Genesee County Sheriff are heartbreaking and difficult to view. The dog in the photos, a 7-year-old Shih Tzu mix named Dakota, had his feet and head bound before he was stomped to death. The reason for this shocking act of cruelty? The dog had apparently urinated on his owner’s clothing.

This inexcusable behavior cannot be tolerated. If the two suspects are found guilty, they must not be allowed to remain free and able to cause more harm to other animals or to their children. If such malicice could be carried out against a helpless animal, one wonders what they are capable for doing to another human being, particularly one reliant on their care.

More must be done to prosecute and punish those who abuse animals in Genesee County. Earlier this month, a man named Lavelle Gulette pleaded no contest to charges he had beaten his dogs and starved them, and was given only a $375 fee.

We cannot allow these two alleged criminals to get off so easily should they be found guilty. I urge you to do all you can to seek justice for this dog so that his death will not be in vain.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Sheriff Robert Pickell

 

 

 

 

England: Farm Worker Charged With Cruelty To Cows and Calves Under The Animal Welfare Act – Result !!

You may remember a few post which we did at the end of last year regarding abuses on a dairy farm in Somerset, England:

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/12/28/england-shocking-scenes-of-violence-suffering-captured-on-a-british-dairy-farm/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2016/12/31/england-dairy-investigation-update-311216-abusive-worker-sacked-a-great-end-to-2016/

 

Well now we can share an update to this – and we are really pleased to say that one of the dairy workers has now been formally changed following the investigation.


Dear Mark

As a valued Animal Equality supporter, I wanted you to be one of the first to know that – as a result of footage captured by Animal Equality investigators – a worker on Pyrland dairy farm in Somerset has been charged with two counts of cruelty to cows and calves under the Animal Welfare Act.

The scenes of this young farm worker violently kicking cows and throwing calves against the wall were truly horrifying, and thanks to your support he will be prosecuted for these terrible acts. A court date has not yet been set, but we will keep you updated when we know more.

In case you haven’t see the footage which we released at the end of December, you can watch it here: www.animalequality.net/dairysdarksecret.

Please share it widely and help alert others to the suffering of mother cows and their calves in the dairy industry. Encourage them to sign our LoveVeg pledge for FREE advice and recipes for dairy-free eating.

Thank you for helping to bring perpetrators of such unthinkable cruelty to justice.

Sincerely,

Toni Shephard

Exec Director – AE UK.

 

 

 

 

Indonesia: Your Support and Actions Have Now Made A Big Difference. New Legislation To Be Introduced Nationally.

Relating to one of our recent campaigns:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/01/28/indoneasia-bears-in-hellhole-zoo-filmed-begging-for-food-eating-feces/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8HbHChFYL4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXmPMu9saZk

 

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/02/18/zoos-to-be-standardized-to-combat-animal-abuse.html

 

Your efforts and actions have hopefully now made a difference:

 

Animal protection laws promised after Indonesian bear footage goes viral

21 February 2017

Animal lovers are celebrating as Indonesia’s government finally acknowledged zoos need standardised laws on animal care to avoid cruelty.

Footage showing sun bears in poor conditions at Bandung Zoo set the internet alight last month with people around the world voicing anger and sorrow that any animal could be kept in such appalling conditions.

Read more:

Indonesia’s Bandung Zoo bears need more than food

International spotlight means hope for Indonesia’s Bandung Zoo bears

With those conditions not confined to just one zoo, Animals Asia called for legislative change to improve the welfare of all animals at all facilities.

Following months of criticism the Indonesian government appears to have heeded the calls and has promised to standardise captive animal care through national regulation.

It’s a move that could not only safeguard the future of these bears but also improve the lives of thousands of captive animals across the country.

The nation’s Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar told media such legal protection was necessary to avoid future problems and specifically referred to Bandung Zoo where the sun bears are kept.

Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Director Dave Neale responded:

“This announcement is very promising and exactly what we have been calling for. It clearly shows the government taking the concern of domestic and global citizens seriously and responding to criticism. However, we need to wait for the government to release the regulation before we can comment on the potential effectiveness.”

The world was alerted to the dire conditions of sun bears at Bandung Zoo by local NGO Scorpion Foundation. The charity is partly funded by Animals Asia to expose animal welfare abuses such as this.

Animals Asia Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson MBE said:

“This is very much a step in the right direction for Indonesia and has the potential to change the lives of thousands of animals. We thank the government for listening to criticism and the willingness they have shown to respond and look for solutions. We look forward to seeing the draft regulation and advising where necessary.”

https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/media/news/news-archive/animal-protection-laws-promised-after-indonesian-bear-footage-goes-viral.html

Other AA news:  https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/media/news/

 

 

USA: Another Excuse For Mass Kilings !!! – Shame On Them.

Dear Mark,

Another heartbreaking day.

The U.S. Senate has joined the House and voted to clear the way for the state of Alaska to authorize extreme killing methods such as shooting mother bears with cubs and killing wolves with pups on public lands that belong to all of us.

Mark, this is a disgraceful setback for wolves and other wildlife you love.

Help us fight for these imperiled predators with your urgent donation today.

Not even a year has passed since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued regulations to prevent Alaska’s excessive attacks on predators on national wildlife refuges. But in this extreme anti-wildlife environment, wolves, bears and other wildlife we love…have lost.

Congress used an obscure law called the Congressional Review Act to nullify the FWS protections. And Mark, it shows there are no depths these people will not go to greenlight the most appalling anti-wildlife acts. Further, discarding this rule could slam the door on future regulations that aim to conserve these animals on refuge lands.

HELP US FIGHT FOR THE WILDLIFE WE ALL LOVE >>

Now Alaska national wildlife refuges could be open for the state to allow:

  • Killing wolves and pups during the spring and summer “denning” season;

  • Gunning down mother bears and their cubs;

  • Baiting and snaring bears and their cubs; and

  • Using airplanes to scout and shoot bears.

And why? To artificially inflate populations of game animals for hunting.

We will never give up this fight. Your urgent donation today will make a difference.

Thanks for your help.

Sincerely,

Jamie Rappaport Clark President, Defenders of Wildlife

 

USA: ‘Project Coyote’ News – and URGENT Actions (Mainly US Citizens).

 

 

Dear Mark,

Two weeks ago, by a vote of 225-193, the House of Representatives approved H.J. Res. 69, which would roll back regulations enacted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) prohibiting heinous hunting and trapping practices for killing predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.

The resolution, now designated as S.J. Res. 18/H.J. Res. 69, is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate THIS WEEK, and could be as early as TODAY! 

We need your help to stop this reckless and cruel measure

Read this Los Angeles Times editorial strongly condemning this joint resolution here.

The FWS was forced to act in response to the state of Alaska’s adoption of antiquated, scientifically baseless, and inhumane predator management policies intended solely to decimate predator populations in order to boost numbers of deer, moose, caribou, and other ungulates. We must be sure that FWS’s established regulation is not invalidated.

Please take a moment today to call and email your senators to stop this insanity. See below for how to take action. 

Thank you for speaking out for wildlife!

Camilla H. Fox Founder and Executive Director

What You Can Do:

We urgently need your help today to defeat S.J. Res. 18/H.J. Res. 69. As time is of the essence, please call your senators today;

click HERE for their contact information and use the talking points below. Then send a follow-up message by clicking HERE.

Talking points: (please be respectful and personalize your message):

You can simply say, “Please oppose Senators Sullivan and Murkowski’s Joint Resolution 18 and House Joint Resolution 69, which would revoke the FWS rule protecting wildlife on Alaska national wildlife refuges from cruel hunting methods.”

Cruel hunting and trapping practices have no place on America’s national wildlife refuges.

Predators deserve protection, not persecution, given their critically important role in preserving natural diversity and promoting healthy ecosystems.

Federal laws and regulations governing the management of wildlife on refuge lands, including those in Alaska, provide the FWS with full and unfettered authority to enact rules protecting predators.

Predator management practices authorized by the Alaska Board of Game are scientifically fraudulent, inhumane, entirely unnecessary, and are merely intended to artificially boost ungulate numbers.

Congress should not interfere with or politicize a carefully deliberated rule that was based on the best available science and was subject to public input and congressional debate.

PLEASE SHARE THIS ALERT WITH OTHERS!

 

Dear Mark,

Unfortunately, as you may have heard, New Mexico SB 268, the bill that Project Coyote and our coalition partners campaigned so intently for, which would have banned coyote killing contests in New Mexico, failed to get a hearing on the House floor before the state’s legislative session ended this past Saturday.

While we believe we had a sufficient number of votes to get SB 268 passed in the full House, the Speaker of the House did not prioritize this bill to get the hearing that it so deserved.

We are very grateful to Senators Jeff Steinborn and Mark Moores and to Representative Matthew McQueen for cosponsoring this legislation and for doing their very best to move this bill through two senate committees, the full Senate, and the House Judiciary Committee, from where it would have gone on to be heard before the full House before finally reaching the Governor’s desk. Please thank Senators Steinborn and Moores and Representative McQueen for their work on behalf of SB 268 by following this link for Senator Steinborn, this link for Senator Moores and this link for Representative McQueen.

Thank you so very much for your constant support, particularly your testimony, phone calls and letters. With your help, we were able to move the bill to ban coyote killing contests further through the New Mexico State Legislature than ever before. By sharing with all members of the New Mexico House and Senate our letter clarifying the science that supports a ban, and by Project Coyote Science Advisory Board Member Dave Parsons serving as an expert witness during the bill’s multiple hearings, we made a significant impact—convincing a good many legislators to support this bill. It is not fair to say we lost this time, because we won all four votes taken. Rather, we were denied the opportunity to win because the final vote was not taken. Politics can be very frustrating.

But, as a result of the momentum that our coalition has built around this issue statewide, we will have an even stronger base from which to build our next campaign. That achievement combined with our increased influence in the state legislature will help ensure that we prevail in New Mexico’s next legislative session in 2019.

While more people are becoming aware of the persecution that coyotes and other wild animals face from killing contests and other wildlife mismanagement practices in New Mexico, there is still much left for us to do to educate New Mexicans and policymakers about these important issues. We are now developing our campaign to ensure that New Mexico outlaws coyote killing contests in 2019.

If you are interested in getting more involved by volunteering and/or helping to show our new film Unfair Game: Ending Wildlife Killing Contests in your community, please email us at info@projectcoyote.org or fill out our volunteer form here.

Again, all of us at Project Coyote thank you for standing with us to demand protections for coyotes in New Mexico. None of this work would be possible without your support.

For the Wild,

Camilla Fox Founder & Executive Director