Free Tibet London UK. September New Campaign.

We are pleased to have given some financial support to the making of the new film about the suffering that has been Tibet since it was invaded by China.

Here is a short animation about the future.

It is an exciting time to speak out for the people of Tibet who have recently suffered so much.

Read more by typing in ‘Free Tibet’ on the search box at the top right of the page.

Regards SAV.

https://www.freetibet.org/

 

 

 

 

Petition (EU and BiH) – STOP BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA FROM IMPLEMENTING KILL-LAW AMENDMENTS TO THEIR ANIMAL WELFARE ACT.

 

STOP BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA FROM IMPLEMENTING KILL-LAW AMENDMENTS TO THEIR ANIMAL WELFARE ACT

 

   

Petition Link – https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI/?wsCThdb&utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=petition-135390-EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI&utm_term=sCThdb%2Ben

 

The photos below are from our own archive and are not directly associated with the petition – SAV.

 

 

Why this is important

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA IS ABOUT TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES TO THEIR ANIMAL PROTECTION AND WELFARE ACT THAT MEAN SLAUGHTER OF HEALTHY STRAYS AND ONGOING MISUSE OF FUNDS INTENDED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THESE ANIMALS. TO STOP THIS LAW COMING INTO EFFECT IT IS CRITICAL WE LOBBY THE BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AUTHORITIES NOW.

PETITION LETTER, TO BE SUBMITTED TO EU AND BIH PARLIAMENT AND EMBASSIES WORLDWIDE:

 

For some time in Bosnia and Herzegovina mass hysteria about stray animals has been systematically created by continuous political and media propaganda that aims to get public attention and direct citizens away from more pressing problems: unemployment, the failing economy, organised crime, corruption, failure of institutions to implement laws, the crime rate, which is continuously increasing.

Instead public attention is directed to those who cannot defend themselves, who are not guilty because they are abandoned and who are themselves victims of a dysfunctional and corrupt system in Bosnia and Herzegovina: the stray animal populations.

The burgeoning stray animal population, that has been caused by people is being publicised as an “animal problem”.

For months certain political parties and media spread hatred against stray dogs in particular, and intentionally are causing fear and hatred. Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina have almost no interest in a humane reduction of stray animals.

Petition Link – https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI/?wsCThdb&utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=petition-135390-EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI&utm_term=sCThdb%2Ben

The large number of stray animals on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a direct consequence of a failure to implement the existing Animal Protection and Welfare Act. It is a fact that an increasing number of stray dogs on the streets is always a direct consequence of the failure to implement preventative measures which are provided by this Animal Protection and Welfare Act.

And instead of making provisions to implement the law, a proposal for changes and amendments to the Animal Protection and Welfare Law has been made by Nermina Zaimović – Uzunović, a member of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly and a member of the Social Democratic Party, amendments which contain primitive and inhumane provisions for the euthanasia of healthy stray animals that are fostered in shelters if they are not adopted in 14 days.

 

This provision is not enforceable or advisable in practice because of the following reasons:

1) Euthanasia deals only with symptoms but not the causes of stray animal population problems. It will not lead to population management and must not be relied upon as a sole response to such problems. The focus of euthanasia of healthy stray dogs is on the consequence, not the cause of the problem. If causes that lead to the abandonment of animals are not resolved, the problem will continue. if those who are responsible for the implementation of the Animal Protection Act of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the media and political parties are only focused on consequences and not on the causes, the problem of stray animals will not be solved by any method.

2) Euthanasia as a way to manage the population of abandoned animals is five times more expensive than the implementation of TNR / CNR methods (catch – spay/neuter – release) and the construction of shelters for stray animals–which should function as centres for the adoption of stray animals.

 

Petition Link – https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI/?wsCThdb&utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=petition-135390-EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI&utm_term=sCThdb%2Ben

Does this mean there is money for killing stray animals, but there is no money to implement the existing Animal Protection and Welfare Law? The proposed amendments do not lay out a financing plan nor do they offer money-saving solutions. The costs of euthanasia are 30% higher than those of neutering/spaying.

3) Nowhere in the world has euthanasia solved the problem of stray dogs for any period of time.

4) In Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in other parts of the world, there is no system that would efficiently and without consequences to the environment solve the problem of vast amounts of biological waste resulting from mass euthanasia. The proposed amendments to the BiH Animal Welfare Act do not include any mechanism that would allow the country to remove corpses of dead animals in large numbers, no provision for financing such a project.

In practice what does the implementation of these the proposed amendments to the BiH Animal Welfare Law mean?

This proposal aims to provide a carte blanche for the mass killing of stray animals, and to conveniently put aside four years of inaction regarding the implementation of the existing Animal Protection and Welfare Law. The existing law includes provisions for identification and registration of ownership of dogs. Irresponsible owners abandoning dogs and owners refusing to sterilise their free-roaming dogs are some of the main causes of the stray dog population problem. The proposer of the new amendments does not mention these issues, nor offers a plan for improvement of implementation of the existing provisions. This means the problem will keep occurring: the cause is being ignored and only the result is being addressed.

Also, this proposal removes responsibility for the above mentioned inaction from the lower levels of government, the veterinary profession, inspections and police, a responsibility and its implementation which is clearly and precisely provided by the existing Animal Protection and Welfare Law.

 

Petition Link – https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI/?wsCThdb&utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=petition-135390-EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI&utm_term=sCThdb%2Ben

It was clear even to the minister who proposed the disputed new provisions and her political party that implementation of the provisions of the euthanasia of healthy stray animals is technically and financially impossible. Humane euthanasia practises are costly — this requires trained professionals and expensive drugs. Dogs in shelters are known to be ‘euthanised’ inhumanely in a number of ways including clubbing. Images from other state shelters show starving dogs and dog corpses left amongst living dogs.

The new amendments are intended to mask the massacres of stray animals that will occur. The proposed amendments clearly reveal considerable inconsistencies. For example, keeping the obligation to invest in mass neutering, but also dictating obligatory allocation of funds to euthanise these very same dogs.

The existing Animal Protection and Welfare Law is an absolutely enforceable and functional law and it is not enforced because of political interests. After four years from adoption and entry into force of the Animal Protection and Welfare Law, there are continued obstructions to its implementation. Also, enormous funds have been laundered through the so-called shelters for stray animals, whose owners, directors, managers, are people close to the local municipal authorities.


The building of shelters for stray animals is, in fact, supposed to be completed in all cities by May, 2010. They are not completed. The proposed new amendments for euthanasia of healthy stray animals will provide income to complete work that should have been done over 3 years ago: dogs will be inhumanely killed in order to allow for this redirection of the use of the money to build shelters. Moreover new shelters will certainly continue to be completely inadequate for the health and well-being of dogs kept there, as has been documented regarding existing shelters all over the country, both new and old.

Furthermore, the European Union provides the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina with many millions of euros worth of financial aid each year. The allocation for 2012 was around €107.8m. Our understanding of the provisos attached to these aid packages is that there is a requirement for the recipient country to abide by EU laws which would include the laws related to animal welfare.

If EU funding is being abused, why should tax payers money be promoting a regime which has no intention of upholding our standards of animal welfare and who seek to become members of the EU in the near future? What is going on here, with millions of Euros going to waste and animal suffering combined?

In the 2nd reading and voting on the proposed amendments to the of Animal Protection and Welfare Law which was held on 20th November, 19 representatives in House of representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina were against the new amendments, 22 of them were for, but there was not an entity majority from Republic of Srpska so the law was not changed. Since there was not entity majority, new voting will be on 5th December, 2013.

If the BiH Parliament votes for proposed amendments, there will be significantly negative consequences for the strays of the country, providing easy routes to continued inhumane ‘euthanasia’ of healthy strays (even those who have already been through spay-neuter programs!) and continued misuse of funds intended for the benefit of the strays.

Can you raise these issues to your counterparts in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and in EU Parliament, and comment as to how this situation appears to be on going and unaddressed?

Immediate international pressure on representatives of the BiH Parliament who are for “the kill law“ is extremely important in order to influence them to change their attitude towards the proposed amendments, and to seek, rather, to implement all provisos of what is a very good Animal Welfare Act.

Petition Link – https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI/?wsCThdb&utm_source=sharetools&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=petition-135390-EU_Commission_EU_Parliament_BiH_Parliament_The_European_Parliament_STOP_BIH_FROM_IMPLEMENTING_KILLLAW_AMENDMENTS_TO_THEI&utm_term=sCThdb%2Ben

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Please visit the link below to learn much more about illegal dog killing activities – SAV:

For more information:
http://inmemoryofvucko.org/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/606785202697592/

 

South Korea – Dog Meat Trade – Lots of Very Positive News.

 

South Korea – Dog Meat Trade – Lots of Very Positive News.

Read on to learn more and to take actions as necessary.

http://koreandogs.org/newsletter-september-20-2017/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Lots_of_great_news_to_share!____New_Call_for_Action&utm_medium=email 

http://savekoreandogs.org/

Monumental changes are happening in Bucheon ​ to become the first “Dog Meat Free” city in South Korea

​Nami Kim and her SaveKoreanDogs.org organization shared the this story on their Facebook.

Step by step, the City of Bucheon has been taking necessary actions towards their goal of becoming the first “Dog Meat Free” city in South Korea. We are more than grateful to the Mayor of Bucheon, Man-Soo Kim, and his teams for working so hard to make this goal a reality and for their willingness in being the leader in this critical step forward in ending the dog meat trade in Korea. Nami continues to lend her support to Mayor Kim’s team by coordinating efforts and assisting the city in this historic endeavor.

Click HERE to learn more.

 

Our campaign is working. Let’s keep it going! New Sister/Friendship City Campaigns

​Every day, dear friends, millions of helpless animals – those we consider man’s best friend and who are part of our families – are being subjected to horrific cruelty while the Korean government and the majority of Korean citizens turn a blind eye. We can no longer stand silently by while these dogs suffer immeasurably in tortuous conditions and are brutally slaughtered. Please be their voice today. Please take action!

Friendship City Campaign – Gwangju, South Korea – Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Friendship City Campaign – Yongin, South Korea – Redland, Queensland, Australia Sister City Campaign – Suwon, South Korea – Townsville, Queensland, Australia Sister City Campaign – Daejeon, South Korea – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Friendship City Campaign – Seoul Seocho District, South Korea – Perth, Western Australia Friendship State Campaign – Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea – Western Australia, Australia Friendship State Campaign – Jeju, South Korea – Tasmania, Australia Friendship State Campaign – Gyeongsangnam-do Province, South Korea – Queensland, Australia Friendship City Campaign – Seoul Gangdong-gu, South Korea – Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia Sister City Campaign – Incheon, South Korea – Veneto, Italy

 

Urgent Call to Action – Stop the Korean Dog Slaughters’ Demonstration in Seoul!

Sharing campaign by Susan Song. ​There’s a planned protest by the Korean Dog Meat Association at the Blue House on September 22, 2017. They plan to bring live dogs in trucks to the protest in defiance of defending the dog meat trade in S. Korea. Please take the action to file protest asking Korean government to not allow this protest to taking place. Click below to take action.

http://koreandogs.org/urgent-call-action-stop-korean-dog-slaughters-demonstration-seoul/?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Lots_of_great_news_to_share!____New_Call_for_Action&utm_medium=email

Update on Busan Gupo Dog Meat Market’s Cruelty Case e-people Official Korean Government Response: baffling – blame shifting – unprofessional.

We received a response from a petition submission regarding the Busan Gupo Market Cruelty Case to the Korean Government’s e-people web site; it answered none of our concerns, made little sense and shifted responsibility to other Government offices. The reply was not what we should expect from any official main government-operated site that invites comment from the public, and especially not from the Government of such a wealthy, highly educated country. The least what we should expect is a reasonable, coherent and informed response to our legitimate concerns. Click HERE to learn more.

 

Gunpo hears us: Mayor Kim sends response

We received a response from the Mayor of Gunpo, resulting from one of our campaigns urging their Sister City, Belleville, Ontario, Canada to speak out against the illegal dog and cat meat industries in Gunpo. We currently have two other active Sister City campaigns against Gunpo– Clarksville, Tennessee, Grant County, Washington.

We very much appreciate Mayor Yoon-Joo Kim responding to us and what he says in his letter sounds very genuine. However, it does not contain any promise of affirmative action to end the illegal dog and cat meat industries operating in his city. But we still feel our campaign to be a success as the Mayor and his Government are now well aware that people from all over the world are monitoring them and they realize that we are not going away until the dog and cat meat trades are brought to an end. We are cautiously optimistic that the Mayor will put his words into action in any future policies and decisions he makes for the animals in his city. Click HERE to learn more.

 

Mayor Ro of Seoul Gangseo-gu responds

We received a response from Mayor Ro of Seoul Gangseo-gu regarding our campaign “Friendship City Campaign – Seoul Gangseo-gu, South Korea – Nottingham, United Kingdom”.

We had already closed this campaign but nevertheless, it had made a positive impact by raising awareness about this issue with the City of Nottingham, as well as making Seoul Gangseo-gu aware that we are campaigning against their dog meat industry. The mayor of Gangseo-gu had stated that they will “enhance PR efforts and administrative guidance to prevent animal abuse and unsanitary distribution practices in order to do everything we can within our power.” However, he doesn’t say that he will take steps to ban the illegal dog and cat meat trade. We must keep our pressure on their government to motivate them to take action to end the horrific dog meat trade. Click HERE to learn more.

 

President Moon Jae-In heard our voice, literally!

Big thank you goes out to Susan Song and everyone who participated in the peaceful protest ​in New York City on September 18th.

Dedicated preparation, hard work and persistence paid off really big yesterday. Susan Song, the organizer, and the volunteer activists were face to face with the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In as he sat in his limousine in traffic on the streets of New York City.

Click HERE to watch the videos and photos from this momentous encounter. Our big thank you goes out to Susan Song and everyone who helped out!!

Click HERE to share this news!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serbia: Belgrade Authorities Contacted About Stray Dog Killing By Car Driver.

Update 19/9/17 –

Hi Mark,

This is proof  from VU Veterina Belgrade, that the firm that removes the corpse took the dog’s body under the bottom left-hand spot, the body of the dead dog

The dog is chipped and looking for the owner

The autopsy is mandatory by official duty in every case of  crime.

I insist on abduction-autopsy .

Thanks.

Regards

Slavica

 ODGOVOR

This is a receipt for the mail you sent to

<ranko.jerkovic@prvo.os.jt.rs> at 9/18/2017 6:17 PM

This receipt verifies that the message has been displayed on the

recipient’s computer at 9/19/2017 9:51 AM

 


 

Here is a photograph of a stray dog which was killed by the driver of a car in Belgrade.  As you can see from the photo; it appears that the driver of the car just walked away from the incident, leaving the animal under the wheels of the vehicle.

 

Slavica (EPAR) in Serbia; and also ourselves, have written to the Belgrade authorities to ask what actions they and the police are taking.  It is clear from the photo the vehicle details; so the police should have no problem identifying and contacting the driver / owner.

We have given the authorities until 30/9/17 to provide us with an update of actions.  If we have not heard anything back from them by then, we will have no option but to involve supporters.

 

Below are Slavica’s and our letters.

 

ParkiraoNaPsa16.9.2017.KP,OJT Beograd

SAV Belgrade letter 18 Sept.

 

Extra 18/9/17 – this type of animal abuse must not be allowed by a state (Serbia) wishing to join the EU.

We sent our letter to the EU (Enlargement Commissioner Hahn) – responsible for reviewing applicant member states.  We have now had confirmation that he has seen our letter.

Your message

To: HAHN Johannes (CAB-HAHN)
Subject: Belgrade Animal Incident.
Sent: 18 September 2017 18:17:55 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

was read on 18 September 2017 18:39:46 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris.

We now hope this puts additional leanings on the Belgrade authorities to act in a positive manner.

 

 

 

The Girl Who Says Exactly How We Feel.

England:   ‘Tiger’ Joanna Krupa Visits Westminster to Call for Ban on Wild-Animal Circuses.

‘Tiger’ Joanna Krupa Visits Westminster to Call for Ban on Wild-Animal Circuses

 

Supermodel and activist Joanna Krupa posed as a tiger outside Westminster today to speak out for animals exploited in circuses and to urge the government to outlaw this cruel practice in England and Wales

“I’ve always loved and respected the importance the UK places on protecting animals – which is why I was so surprised to learn that wild-animal circuses are still allowed to tour in England and Wales,” said Joanna. “No animal should be forced to perform tricks for entertainment, and it’s time the British government put an end to this cruelty.”

Wild animals in circuses spend their lives confined to cramped cages and barren trailers as they’re carted up and down the country. Trainers bully them into performing confusing tricks, often beating them into submission if they don’t obey. Denied the opportunity to do anything that is natural and important to them, they frequently suffer from chronic health problems and psychological disorders – and many die prematurely.

 

Fortunately, wild-animal circuses are part of a dying industry, and more and more countries around the world are outlawing them. David Cameron promised to introduce a ban in England and Wales when he was Prime Minister but failed to do so, even though 94 per cent of respondents to a government consultation supported one. Scotland introduced legislation banning wild-animal circuses earlier this year, so there’s no excuse for England and Wales not to do the same.

 

What You Can Do

Please contact the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, and ask him to bring England and Wales in line with the many countries that have outlawed animal acts in circuses.

http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=53626

 

 

Past SAV posts on this issue: 

It has been a very long campaign, and not ended yet.

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/08/04/uk-new-chance-for-circus-animal-ban-but-your-help-required-re-public-consultation/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/03/02/uk-a-letter-to-mr-chope-the-helper-of-suffering-uk-circus-animals/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/02/28/uk-conservative-christopher-chope-obe-mp-talks-out-a-ban-on-the-use-of-animals-in-circuses-just-like-he-did-before-contact-your-mp-and-ask-why-they-work-for-you-you-are-not-their-servants/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/01/13/uk-sir-roger-moore-james-bond-to-prime-minister-its-past-time-to-ban-animal-circuses/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/05/02/uk-london-victory-39-rescued-circus-animals-returned-to-the-jungle/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/03/10/32552/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/10/18/uk-england-david-cameron-prime-minister-gives-2-fingers-to-94-of-british-public-and-blocks-a-ban-on-the-use-of-wild-animals-in-english-circuses/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/10/13/england-just-days-before-a-circus-animals-vote-in-parliament-deputy-pm-nick-clegg-does-a-u-turn-on-his-high-wire/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/10/07/england-the-use-of-wild-animals-in-circuses-could-be-10-days-away-please-take-action-now/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/11/30/uk-the-uk-government-jumps-through-hoops-to-accommodate-an-industry-it-has-consistently-failed-to-control-who-are-the-real-clowns-in-this-circus-fiasco/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2012/03/24/england-uk-wild-animal-ban-will-help-circus-industry-but-government-must-act/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2011/11/10/uk-england-what-the-majority-of-brits-want-uk-circus-owners-to-be-prosecuted-for-abuse-to-anne-the-elephant/

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2011/06/21/uk-roll-up-roll-up-to-the-ugliest-show-on-earth-take-action-now-before-2306-and-call-your-mp-to-vote-for-a-ban-on-wild-animals-in-british-circuses/

 

 

 

 

 

USA: Ask Alaska Airlines To Stop Its Support Of Iditarod and Many Dog Deaths.

In just one week of the 2017 race—when temperatures hit 30 degrees below or colder for days at a time—five dogs died.

One got away from his handler and was hit by a car, another died of hyperthermia on a plane, and three others died on the trail, one likely from choking on his own vomit.

More than 150 dogs have been killed in the race’s history—not counting those who died during the year while kept on chains or who were killed because they lacked the rare speed and stamina necessary to make the cut.


Please join PETA in urging Alaska Airlines to end its sponsorship of this abusive race in which dogs are run to their deaths.


http://peta.vg/21xe

 

SAV recent post with video footage:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/08/20/iditarod-the-cold-truth-about-mans-best-friend-new-film-blows-the-lid-on-race-cruelty/