Serbia; New Actions For Serbian Animals. Voices For The Voiceless !

Hi all; this is Mark;

First; there have not been many posts on the site recently, and I apologize for this.

The reason is that we have been very busy re Serbian animal campaigning – I will try to cover what we have been doing as quickly as I can; with additional attachments as necessary.

 

Overview – Both the Serbian government / authorities have a illegal approach to (stray) dog and cat management which is completely different to us.  We work within the law and try to promote it; they work against the law.  You can read more about Serbian animal law at https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/ which is on our site.

 

So; time again for another gripe in speaking out for animals in Serbia.  The OIE – or ‘World Organisation for Animal Health’ (Health ??) has a website which can be viewed at http://www.oie.int/   The attitude of the OIE in the Balkans has been very much one of allowing stray dogs to be killed under the guise of ‘disease control’.  Naturally, this works perfectly for the Serbian government and regional authorities who wish to kill off as many strays as the can – and reap the financial rewards that are associated with doing this.

 

Our view, which is supported by Serbian law, is different.  We do not feel that healthy stray animals should be murdered just to comply with the term ‘disease control’.  As you can read in https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/  since 2005 there have been national (Serbian) laws which should give the right of life and protection to stray animals.  Despite being ‘law’; the government and authorities have ignored our suggestions of a national sterilisation approach which would gradually reduce stray animal numbers; in favour of an attitude of killing as many strays as they can.  This works in several ways in their favour – they get a ‘head count’ financial reward for every animal which they kill (up to 500 Euros per animal); and by not sterilising as we suggest; they have a continual source of new strays on the streets to catch and kill for this financial ‘bounty’.  Some people may thus be getting very rich financially our of adopting this attitude; we have a tendency to call it ‘corruption’.

 

Ok; so now we need to give people the facts.  Slavica has worked brilliantly hard to draft out a letter re this issue.  We have then taken this draft and attempted to make it read better English.  Slavica’s letter defined all the legal Serbian legislation with regard to the supposed ‘protection’ of Serbian strays – ie what the Serbian law says on paper and which the courts should work to re legal issues.  We took the letter further by making suggestions of the ‘rule of law’ which is required to be shown by any member state wishing to join the EU.  Serbia is one such country; it is currently an EU ‘Candidate Country’ applying for EU membership.

The EU ‘rule of law’ issue is an important one; as it requires that any state seeking EU membership needs to show / prove that it is enforcing all of its own national laws.  If it cannot do this, then effectively EU membership should not be permitted.  As we have always shown since the foundation of SAV back around 2005; Serbia has been NON Compliant with Serbian law regarding the treatment of stray animals.  So, this new letter needed to make this clear.

A formal letter was produced which has now been presented to the Serbian government.  Copies have also been provided to the EU ‘Enlargement Commission’ who are responsible for new member states.  We suggested in our review of the draft that certain contacts at the EU dealing specifically with the ‘rule of law’ be informed of this current situation of non compliance.  This has been done.

 

You can see a full copy of Slavica’s letter here – along with an additional copy of the letter which has been presented by the ‘No Kill Coalition’ who are based in the capital of Serbia; Belgrade.

Original EPAR letter – ENGLISH:

OIE, StrongProtest,ENG. 19.04.2018..

Original EPAR Letter – SERBIAN

OIE,plusSaucesniciOstarPotest,SR.19.04.2018..

NO KILL COALITION Copy Letter – Belgrade, Serbia – ENGLISH:

OIE ,strong protest 19.04.2018.

So, here we now have it.  A formal letter of the current situation for Serbian animals and the non compliances with existing Serbian laws sent to all those who should be informed of the situation; and this includes the OIE.

In an additional way, via Slavica also, we have today (19/4) been provided with a copy of the formal EU Progress report for 2018 in relation to Serbia.

 

A copy to this is given here if you wish to review:

 

EU Progress Report (2018) on Serbia:

ec_progress_report_18

 

This official report from the EU on the situation in Serbia is not especially good, and in many ways backs up what we have been saying for many years especially with regard to corruption.

 

On pages 20 and 21 there is a lot which shows that corruption is still prevalent within Serbia, which comes as no surprise to us.  The EU had made several suggestions to attack this; and hopefully we would like to see actions regarding animal welfare get involved with this anti corruption policy.

 

Now that all the evidence has been provided to both the Serbian government, and more importantly, the ‘rule of law’ enforcement personnel in the EU; we can only hope that the evidence and non compliance with national legislation will work in favour of the animals in the future.

 

Who knows, we may even see the day come that we have campaigned for over so many years – the day when national stray sterilisation, vaccination and microchipping takes priority over the corrupt and money making attitude of many officials who simply want to undertake a stray dog kill approach as we are currently experiencing.

 

Stray sterilisation is the way to control and eventually eliminate stray animals on the streets.  A policy which is better in the long term for all – strays and humans.

 

Whatever; our fight to be a voice for the voiceless will continue what ever happens in the towers of importance.

 

For the animals – Mark.

 

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia: Vegan Prince To Open Cruelty Free Marine Experiences Where No Animals Suffer. Great News !

 

 

Future of marine parks comes to Saudi Arabia!

Have you heard of National Geographic Encounter? A virtual marine park where you can marvel at realistic sea creatures.

Vegan investor Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed now wants to bring this animal friendly underwater experience to Saudi Arabia. And that at ten locations!
animal friendly.

Not only does National Geographic Encounter teach you a lot about the inhabitants of the seas, you can even interact with them. There is also the possibility to experience them in 3D. A woman described her visit with the words:
“It feels like you’re underwater.”

In contrast to SeaWorld or other marine parks, dolphinariums, or aquariums, National Geographic Encounter does not snatch any animal from the wild, lock it up, and force it into unnecessary tricks.
In Germany there are also two dolphinariums with real animals that animal lovers should not visit under any circumstances. Here data are hushed up, psychotropic drugs are distributed and in Nuremberg just under one dolphin dies every year.

So it is all the more important that people like Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed are committed to making these institutions a thing of the past as soon as possible.

The future is animal suffering free!

But who is Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed anyway?

Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed grew up in a huge palace. No wonder, because his father is one of the richest people on this planet. A few years ago, the prince discovered the vegan lifestyle and fell in love with the idea of creating a world where animals no longer suffer and die for us. A world in which we humans protect the environment and pay attention to our health.

He invested in vegan-friendly companies for egg alternatives or meat from the lab, opened the first vegan restaurant in the Middle East, and made even his father Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud vegan!

By 2020, Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed plans to open ten vegan restaurants in Saudi Arabia alongside the ten virtual marine parks.

“There is always hope and, as cliché as that may sound, it is the truth. We can reverse what’s happening in the world ” says Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed

We thank you in the name of all animals for this royale engagement! 🙏

 

https://www.veganblog.de/unterhaltung/veganer-prinz-bringt-tierleidfreien-meerespark-nach-saudi-arabien/

I am also very happy with this news and just want to say one thing: it just shows that our fight, years long, brings results.
And if such prominent billionaires champion veganism, then it’s very likely that other social groups will follow suit. Maybe in the beginning this will only be curiosity and fashion, but then a new consciousness will develop in society.

So it was five years ago with the abolition of animal testing on 11.März 2013 in the cosmetics industry by EU decision. Before, every woman thought that only testing the cosmetics on animals gives her security.

Today, and according to statistics, every third woman wants to buy cosmetics that are certified as vegan and only tested on human skin.

The massive advertising of the vegan industry has developed a new awareness wine for consumers.

Best Regards

Venus

 

Australia: Live Exports – Please Donate For Video To Be Aired On Australian Television.

 

Following on from our recent post about the horrendous suffering of Australian animals in the live export trade:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/04/13/australia-the-real-horrors-of-live-exports-now-exposed-and-a-crap-aussie-government/

Animals Australia has now released a short video which is aired on Australian television.

You can see a copy of the video here:

https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/tv/live-export-2018/?r=5ad73fd533fce1524056021&ua_s=e-mail

Please donate to an emergency broadcast.

As you read this, live exporters are preparing to load thousands of gentle sheep onto ships. Conditions will soon go from bad to worse as ships enter the deadly northern summer.

We now know that on board these ‘floating ovens’ animals can be left to stew in their own filth while literally cooking to death.

Live exporters know that the truth can sink their trade — which is why getting this ad series on TV is the last thing they’ll want.

No-one who sees this footage can defend subjecting animals to such extreme abuse.

Please help us broadcast this message to every politician, farmer, and power broker before it’s too late.

 

Donating by phone? Call us on 1800 888 584

 

 

Polish Animal Abuser Given Long Prison Sentence – And Forbidden To Keep or Work With Animals.

Dear Mark,

I’ve showered our readers with bad news and reports over the weekend.
But now I have good, very good news: it is a very harsh punishment against an animal abuser, in the US.
As I translated, I thought: here in Germany we can only dream of it. We have a tortious justice system and a society that protects psychopaths and animal abusers because it is a society of cowards and empathy-less people.
Anyway, I want to share this message with you and everyone.

 

Radoslaw Czerkawski was accused of animal cruelty and sentenced. (Image: AP Images)

In Dedham, Massachusetts, a man accused of animal cruelty has now been sentenced to a long prison term. An animal activist sees the punishment as a historical example.
According to the Associated Press news agency, Radoslaw Czerkawski, born in Poland, had a mixed breed of pit bull named Kiya in 2013. But the dog lady did not have a long life.

In August 2013, she was found alone on a playground in Quincy. She had a puncture wound in the eye, a split tongue and skull and back fractures and broken ribs.

The dog had to be euthanized due to severe injuries.

Owner Radoslaw Czerkawski was now in court five years after the cruel crime. He was convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to eight to ten years in prison.

He was also sentenced to two years probation. Furthermore, it is now forbidden by the court for him to own an animal or to come into contact with animals.

He is also not allowed to work voluntarily in any animal shelter.

On top of that threatens him expulsion: As soon as Czerkawski has ended his prison sentence, he should be deported, as a spokesman told the immigration authorities. The verdict was well received in circles of animal activists. Mary Nee, president of the Animal Rescue League, called it “historic” and made sure that it would serve as a precedent.

Best regards to you and all,

Venus

 

https://de.nachrichten.yahoo.com/urteil-den-usa-haftstrafe-fur-polnischen-tierqualer-abschiebung-angewiesen-082625845.html

 

England: Trigger’s Cousin.

Australia: The Commonwealth Games Happy, Dancing Closing Ceremony Does Not Fool Us – Australian Government – You Are Animal Abusers.

SAV Comment

We have just endured the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games from the Gold Coast.  All happy Australians singing and dancing; people from a nation which supports such an animal abusing industry and government.  We could not see anything to sing and dance about – the images of the livestock ships represent the real side that the Australian government want to keep closed.  So we give the video footage for you once again to see what Australia is really about.

https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/live-export-shipboard-cruelty/?ua_s=facebook

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1V96Y533Ds 

 

Regarding our recent post – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/04/13/australia-the-real-horrors-of-live-exports-now-exposed-and-a-crap-aussie-government/ 

we now have the following update from Animals Australia.

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This time last week, only live exporters knew the horrors that await every sheep who boards their ships. Now, their secret’s out. And the world is watching.

Nearly 200,000 people added their voice to yours, demanding urgent action. Everyone from Bill Shorten to Israel’s First Lady are ‘shocked’ and ‘disturbed’ by the damning evidence. Calls to shut down the cruel live sheep trade — especially during the deadly northern summer — are escalating.

But Mark, our Government is about to condemn more animals to suffer on live export ships. Only this time, they’re doing it knowing how extreme their suffering will be.

Right now, the ship featured in last Sunday’s explosive 60 Minutes story is docked in Fremantle, Western Australia. The export company responsible for subjecting millions of animals to extreme, routine suffering is preparing to load tens of thousands more animals onto its ‘ship of shame.’

As it stands, it looks like the Australian Government is going to let them.

Not only that — some 85,000 animals have already left our shores on another ship this week. Outrageously, this exporter was allowed to pack the maximum number of animals possible into his vessel. We know what that looks like.

If you’re angry — you’re not alone.

The decision to allow a single animal to set foot onto any of these ships while the entire world is reeling from images of faeces-covered sheep cooking alive, panicked animals gasping for air, piles of dead and rotting bodies, and distressed animals unable to reach food or water … it’s unconscionable.

We cannot — and will not — watch on while more animals suffer.

As you read this, our campaign team is working around the clock to dial up the heat on this cruel trade. In the coming days, we’ll be unveiling what I promise you will be sheep exporters’ worst nightmare. And tonight, 60 Minutes will be airing explosive new footage of live export cruelty obtained by Animals Australia investigators.

Every time the Australian Government allows rich export companies to break laws and subject thousands of gentle animals to abuse … we’re going to turn up the spotlight a little brighter.

If you’re outraged that our Government is willing to let more animals languish on live export ships, you can let them know by:

  1. Calling the Prime Minister’s office on 02 9327 3988 (International callers: +61 2 9327 3988)

  2. Calling Australia’s Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud’s office: 02 6277 7630 (International callers: +61 2 6277 7630)

  3. Calling your MP’s office: click here for the number (Australian residents only)

Mark, this past week we’ve been utterly overwhelmed by your outpouring of support. The victims of this industry have the world on their side.

Thank you,

Lyn White AM
Animals Australia

 

 

 

Switzerland: Torture at cattle shows in “Swissexpo” in Bulle : the cows still suffer.

Translation Service:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/03/31/a-new-translation-service-allows-sav-to-be-read-in-100-languages-easy-to-use/ 

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Please make sure you get everyone to sign this petition:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2018/04/04/morocco-petition-for-the-welfare-of-strays-to-his-majesty-king-mohammed-vi-please-sign-and-crosspost/

 

 

Torture at cattle shows in “Swissexpo” in Bulle : the cows still suffer.

The essentials in brief

The plump udder is at the center of dairy cow exhibitions. Owners extend the milking times and so that no milk drips, they glue the teats. A cow that has not been milked for too long suffers. A recent study shows that 23 percent of the cows that were examined at exhibitions showed udder edema.
To reduce animal suffering, new rules have been in place since January.
The nervousness of the breeders is great. As animal rights activists wanted to check compliance with the rules, it came to the Expo in Bulle to the melee.

A cow exhibition is a folk festival. Everybody wants to bring the most beautiful cow into the ring, polishes it, creams it, brings it to shine with sprays. For the breeders, a show cow is a happy animal: “Most cows here enjoy good care and have a good life,” says Holstein cow breeder Patrick Rüttimann. “Show cows are getting older, have a higher life expectancy and are healthier than the Swiss average.”

A cow with over-abundant udders suffers

But this year there is a sense of nervousness at the Expo Bulle exhibition: “If there are new rules, there will be some unrest,” says Pascal Monteleone, managing director of the Association of Holstein Breeders. “But I’m not worried, that’ll be fine.”

The reason for the nervousness are new rules that have been introduced to protect the cows. The focus is on the bulging udders of the dairy cows. It has been scientifically proven and internationally recognized:

a cow with an over-abundant udder is impaired in its health – it hardly eats anymore and can only laboriously go. If she is not milked, the pressure in the udder increases, and water accumulations, so-called edemas, can form in the udder.

23 percent of the examined cows with edema

 

As part of a study, Adrian Steiner, together with a team from the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern, examined exhibiting cows for edema.

The result: Whole 23 percent of the cows had a buildup of water in the udder.

This result now has consequences for the cow premieres: Since January, the two cows first placed at each competition must be led to the ultrasound immediately after the demonstration. Veterinarians examine their udders for edema. This method has been internationally recognized for a few days.

“This system of control and sanction is far too lenient” says Julika Fitzi Veterinarian at Swiss Animal Protection

Depending on the severity of the edema found (1 is the lightest, 3 the heaviest), this has consequences for the owner. 1st degree means the cow has to be relieved by four liters of milk. At grade 2 and grade 3 the cow has to be milked completely, she is disqualified from the competition. In addition, it may result in a criminal complaint for the owner.

“The cows are still tormented”

This control and sanction system is far too lenient, criticized Julika Fitzi, veterinarian at Swiss Animal Protection, STS and longtime observer of Milchkuhausstellungen: “The cows are still tormented to the point where they may accidentally because they are one of the two bestklassierten discovered Nothing will change the torment as such. For it is not tragic for a keeper to deduce four liters from a cow after the competition.

This control and sanctioning system is far too lenient, criticized Julika Fitzi, veterinarian at Swiss Animal Welfare, STS and longtime observer of dairy cow exhibitions:

“The cows are still tormented to the point where they happen to be random, because they are one of the two best-ranked, discovered. “The torture as such does not change anything. For it is not tragic for a keeper to deduce four liters from a cow after the competition.

“It is primarily about making it easier for the cow and not about punishing the breeder,” says Kaspar Jörger from the Federal Veterinary Office

The veterinarian does not understand why the owners only have to expect consequences from severity level 2. Kaspar Jörger of the Federal Veterinary Office defends the lack of consequences for severity 1: “At grade 1, the risk is too great that you can not get through in court, we did not want that.” The competent cantonal veterinary service could dispose of additional measures at its discretion. In addition, it is primarily about making the cow easier and not about punishing the breeder.

The new ultrasound method was used this year at the three major dairy cattle exhibitions: at the Animal and technology” in St. Gallen (the findings: 2x grade 1, 1x grade 2), at the “Swissexpo” in Lausanne and at the “Expo Bull” (7x grade 1, 3x higher). The organizers of “Swissexpo” in Bulle did not announce any figures to “Kassensturz” (Newspaper).

Teat with super glue «sealed»

Not to milk the cow for a long time is one method of breeders to fill the cow udder as bulging as possible, the second method is to glue the teats of the udder, so that no milk can flow from the bulging udders and give relief to the cows. The breeders call this “sealing”.

Glueing the teats with 8% collodion, an adhesive that is also used in medicine, is still allowed. Clearly, however, superglue is prohibited. Veterinarian Julika Fitzi says: “Nobody can check on the spot what is actually inside the Collodium containers. We also watched people use super glue. »

Fisticuffs in the exhibition stable

Fitzi and her team were particularly touched by the nervousness of the breeders: “When we were at the” Expo Bull “in the stable, people wanted to drive me away. There was a scuffle and came to blows. Thankfully, there were people around me who protected me and escorted me out. “

The organizers write that the animal rights activists were not accredited and did not report at the entrance. This violates their security principle. The responsible people would have done everything to calm the mood and to accompany the people to the exit.

Translation: Venus with Best regards to all

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https://www.srf.ch/news/schweiz/wirkungslose-sanktionen-grosses-euter-grosses-leid

 

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