Video – The Bad and Good Side of Balkans Stray Dog Issues – Watch; Rage; Repent – The Government and Authorities Are The Irresponsible Party Here – A Very Corrupt Party !!

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This is a very powerful video lasting over one hour; which shows both the bad and good sides of stray dog control in the Balkans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo3uNYAGhqU#t=13

 

One day, the people in authority will give up their personal corruption ideals and instead take the very well experienced expertise of international welfare groups who promote sterilisation as the only real way to reduce both owned and stray animal numbers.

Watch the video and please feel for the pathetic individuals in authority who fail to recognise that they are going down the wrong road to reducing animal numbers in preference for their own financial gain and status.

People in authority such as this are cowards.  They do not deserve any respect – in fact they deserve nothing but the abuse that we and many others give them.  This video will justify our side of the argument that long term stray sterilisation and a proper no kill management plane needs to be established by the authorities right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo3uNYAGhqU#t=13 

So called ‘politicians’ and authoritarians who fail to accept and do what is right are nothing more than self interest thickheads.  Thickheads such as these are not wanted as members of the European Union.

We are forwarding this video to members of the EU; to the EU Animal Welfare Intergroup, and also to press and media across Europe. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo3uNYAGhqU#t=13 

Unfortunately for many people; especially many in Europe, and also those in the USA; the video is not in English – but it does not need to be in another way – the excellent filming shows the reality of Balkans stray animal suffering at the hands of CORRUPT OFFICIALS which spread throughout the political system like a well oiled disease.  Corrupt officials who are not welcomed in any way by ourselves and who we will endeavour to keep out of the EU.

If there is one film that sums up the good and the bad side of Balkans stray animal issues; this is it.  Watch, rage and repent – but enjoy the good parts also.

Full respect to the good, caring and compassionate people of the Balkans who re trying to do the right thing for animals the political corruption and self interest which seems to run rampant through the political system.  A bent and corrupt system.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo3uNYAGhqU#t=13

 

 

 

 

Montenegro: Mud, Rain, Cold and always Hunger – cruel conditions at the Kontor asylum

 

 

 

Hier wird ganz  DRINGEND  HILFE  für die armen Seelen benötigt !!! 

We urgently need help for these poor souls !!!!  

Schlamm, Regen, Kälte und immer wieder Hunger – grausame Zustände im Asyl Kotor

Mud, Rain, Cold and always Hunger – cruel conditions at the Kontor asylum

http://www.tierhilfe-montenegro.de/berichte/montenegro/asyl_tivat_kotor/asyl_tivat_kotor.htm 

Die Tiere im Asyl sterben. Es ist kalt geworden in Montenegro und der Regen ist eisig. Über hundert Hunde haben nichts zu fressen und kein warmes oder kaum ein trockenes Plätzchen. Die Gelder sind verbraucht.

The animals at the asylum are dying. It has gone cold in Montenegro and the rain is icy. Over one hundred dogs have nothing to eat and no warm or dry place to withdraw to. The money is used up. 

Lungenentzündung und Blutdurchfälle sind das Todesurteil für diese Tiere.

Pneumonia and bloody diarrhea are the death sentence for these animals.

Der Mann mit der Sense ist rund um die Uhr beschäftigt.

The grim reaper is busy 24 hours a day.
 
Es sterben zu viele Tiere. Die Welpen jaulen und zittern vor Hunger und Kälte.  Die Stadt gestattet erst im Januar die Überdachung zu bauen.
Das werden diese Tiere nicht mehr erleben.

Von Podgorica, dem Tierheim, das so viele Tiere tötet, kamen die ausrangierten alten Boxen. Dort standen sie in Zwingern, jetzt sollen sie im Freien vor Regen schützen.

Too many animals are dying. The pups wail and tremble for want of food and warmth. And the council’s permission for the building of the sheltering canopy does not allow us to start work before January. The animals will not live to see it …

We have been given old discarded boxes from Podgorica, the killing shelter. They were used inside kennels – here, they are supposed to shelter the animals from the rain.

Sie sind kaputt und das Wasser läuft rein. Sie nützen gar nichts.
Man hat sie auf einen Haufen geschmissen … und die Stadt lässt uns nicht bauen, trotz Zusagen!

But they are broken, leaky and wet. They are of no use.

They have been thrown onto a pile .. and the council will not let us build our canopy, despite assurances to the contrary.

Es ist ein Verbrechen was dort geschieht. Wir klagen diese Leute an. Was sind das für Menschen in dieser Verwaltung, wer hilft diesen Tieren!

What’s happening here is a crime. We accuse these people. What people are those at the council ? Who helps these animals ?

Die Hunde sind in Käfige eingesperrt, können nicht selbst auf Futtersuche gehen. In Freiheit hätten sie die Chance zu überleben.

The dogs are locked into cages, and cannot go in search of food. In freedom they’d have a chance of survival. 

Die Tiere brauchen uns ! Bitte lasst sie nicht im Stich ! 

Wir haben versprochen, die Tiere über den Winter zu bringen.

The animals needs us ! Please do not abandon them !

We have promised to bring them through the winter. 

Leider nützen nur Geldspenden, denn das Futter bekommen wir kaum über die Grenzen.
Und wenn, dann nur kleinere Mengen.           
Es sind 7 Grenzen zu passieren.

Unfortunately only money donations are any good, as we cannot transport food over the borders. And if, only in small quantities.

There are 7 borders to pass (from Germany).
Bitte, helft uns ..

Please, help us ..

KONTOVERBINDUNG / ACCOUNT DETAILS:

Renate Heimann

(renateheimann@gmx.de)

“Tierhilfe Montenegro”
Sparkasse Leipzig
BLZ / bank code: 86055592
Konto-Nr. / account number: 1801498950
 
Internationale Konto-Nr. (IBAN) /international account number (IBAN): DE81860555921801498950
Internationale Bankidentifikation (BIC) / International bank identification (BIC) : WELADE8LXXX

 

 

Macedonia: SAV Now Supports EU Eurogroup for Animals by Formally Writing letter to EU Commissioners Expressing Concerns About Conditions and Animal Suffering at Vardariste Holding Facility, Skopje, Macedonia

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SAV are now presenting a formal complaint to the EU Commissioner about the terrible situation for strays in Macedonia.

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Please refer to our recent post regarding Macedonia:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/macedonia-no-change-at-skopje-now-the-eu-animal-welfare-intergroup-president-writes-to-the-eu-commissioner-asking-for-actions/

South East area of England Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Dr. Caroline Lucas, http://www.carolinelucasmep.org.uk/   who is also the President of the EU Eurogroup for Animals  http://www.eurogroupforanimals.org/about/about.htm  , wrote a formal to Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, The European Commission, DG Health and Consumers, Brussels, who is responsible for animal welfare issues within the EU.  Carolines letter of 30th November relates to European Parliament / EU Eurogroup animal welfare concerns in both Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina but drawing special attention to the situation regarding stray dogs in Skopje, Macedonia.

A copy of Caroline’s letter to Commissioner Vassiliou can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

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To provide additional support to the letter (dated 30th November) to the Commissioner by Dr. Lucas, SAV have now also written a formal letter, complete with the supply of 12 photographs of the conditions in which animals are being kept to the following:

Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou –   http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/vassiliou/index_en.htm

and also Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner  –   http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/ferrero-waldner/

expressing our concerns about many issues relating to the animal holding / death facility at Vardariste, Skopje.

A copy of SAV’s letter to Commissioner Vassiliou and Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner  can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Commissioner letter Macedonia Dec 2009

Within the letter, we have informed the Commissioner(s) that a formal petition has also been established by SAV to EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn, asking him to seriously review the lack of action being taken by many Balkans states regarding animal welfare legislation implementation prior to allowing these same states EU accession (membership).

We will keep you informed of any response(s) which either we or Dr. Lucas at the EU Eurogroup for Animals have returned from the Commissioners.

Commissioner Olli Rehn Petition Link

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/EU-Investigate-Balkans-Animal-Welfare 

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Past SAV post links relating to the Vardariste, Skopje holding centre and the suffering of all animals which go there:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/macedonia-exposed-the-alleged-wonderful-conditions-at-vardariste-animal-pound-via-eu-funding-of-10000-euros-a-year-we-demand-eu-intervention-now-to-stop-this-terrible-abuse-of-animals-par/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/macedonia-actions-for-vardariste-pound-skopje-campaign-%e2%80%93-part-3-of-3/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/macedonia-vardariste-pound-skopje-campaign-%e2%80%93-part-2-of-3/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/macedonia-vardariste-pound-skopje-campaign-part-1-of-3/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/macedonia-important-new-campaign-launch-save-the-dogs-at-vardariste-pound-skopje/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/eu-sav-writes-to-eu-enlargement-commissioner-olli-rehn-regarding-concerns-about-balkans-animal-welfare-legislation-enforcement-or-lack-of/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/macedonia-update-vardariste-pound-111009-sav-formally-writes-to-eu-animal-welfare-intergroup-requesting-investigation-into-conditions-at-and-eu-funding-of-same/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/take-action-now-for-dogs-in-skopje-macedonia-video-footage-and-oipa-action-links/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/macedonia-mayor-of-skopje-declares-all-dogs-must-be-killed-please-read-and-send-sample-letter-supplied-also-2-petitions/

EU / Balkans: SAV Launch New Petition Asking EU (Enlargement Commissioner Mr. Olli Rehn) To Act In Advance of Balkans States EU Membership (Accession) – Please Read and Sign – Petition Link In Text below

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Video Link – Dogcatchers (Shinters) in Nis City, Serbia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rV5hu-uVJI&feature=player_embedded

24/10/09 – Update.

Further to our correspondence with Commissioner Rehn of 19/10/09,

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/eu-sav-writes-to-eu-enlargement-commissioner-olli-rehn-regarding-concerns-about-balkans-animal-welfare-legislation-enforcement-or-lack-of/

we have now decided to support this with a petition, the full wording of which follows at the end of this post.

The petition finsihes by declaring:

Signators of this petion request that Commissioner Rehn now fully investigates if there is actually any animal welfare legislation enforcement by Balkans states requiring EU membership prior to them being granted official EU membership.  Or is animal welfare legislation implementation simply being ignored.

We request the implementation of ‘democracy’ and the ‘rule of law’ for all animal welfare issues within Balkans states at all times prior to their EU Accession.  Where this is not happening, we rquest the EU demands it prior to accession”.

**  To sign the petition, simply click on the following link   **  :

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/EU-Investigate-Balkans-Animal-Welfare 

The petition is global, international and open to everyone – please support it.

We would especially though love to see lots of support from existing EU citizens; Commissioner Rehn is supposed to be a representative of the EU citizen, so let him know how EU citizens feel about this issue.

Please finish and comment you leave on the petition with wording like:

“I am an existing EU citizen, and I request that the EU Enlargement Commissioner acts on behalf of EU citizens and Balkans Animals”.

Add Your Voice for Serbian Animals Voice !!! – Sign today.

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Please feel free to crosspost.

Many Thanks – SAV.

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PETITION WORDING:

Target:  European Union Enlargement Commissioner: Olli Rehn

Sponsored by:  Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)  https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/

Petition overview:

Several Balkans states are now seeking either full membership (Accession) to the European Union (EU), or are attempting stronger links with the EU.

These include:  Republic of Macedonia,  Montenegro,  Serbia,  Bosnia
and Herzegovina,  Croatia and Kosovo.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV) has been campaigning for the improved welfare of Balkans animals for several years.  We have extensive experience and data relating to the terrible daily suffering inflicted on animals, despite existing Balkan states national legislation which should legally prevent much of this.  There is very little evidence to show political and municipal authority enforcement of animal welfare legislation. – details of this on a ‘nation by nation’ basis can be seen via our site at https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/

In October 2009, SAV wrote to Commissioner Olli Rehn; EU Commissioner for Enlargement, expressing our deep concerns regarding an apparent lack of existing national animal welfare legislation implementation and enforcement by governments throughout the Balkan states.

Over 25 ‘prime’ evidence links from the SAV site were provided to Commissioner Rehn, each of these containing many ‘sub’ links, showing extreme Balkans animal suffering video footage which relate to our concerns.  A few examples are shown in the following links –

**WARNING – Graphic Animal Suffering**:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZSXlSH4pEA&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sewZvVbQro0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAEfxbysd_Y&feature=channel

We have expressed our concerns to the Commissioner, that even when provided with such evidence, clearly showing extreme animal abuses, nothing with regard investigation and prosecution is being followed up by the Balkans authorities to press charges; to enforce (the) often existing national animal welfare legislation.  In Serbia for example, the Public Attorney appears to be dismissing all evidence provided by animal welfare campaigners; instead, they themselves are themselves being accused of “obstructing them (the Public Attorney) from getting on with their legal work”.

In our letter, we have reminded Commissioner Rehn that (on his website) his very own words declare:

“The European Union currently has 27 Member States. The Western Balkan countries, Turkey and Iceland may also join once they meet the conditions for membership. The aim of enlargement is simple: to extend the area of peace, stability, democracy and the rule of law, and prosperity and well-being throughout Europe”. 

We draw particular attention to the statement by Commissioner Rehn of – “democracy and the rule of law”, as it is felt that despite Serbian animal welfare campaigners providing large amounts of evidence to Serbian legislators, no action appears to ever be taken by Serbian authorities to apply ‘the rule of law’ – a fundamental condition necessary for EU membership.

If no action (in the form of prosecutions against animal cruelty) is being shown to be taken by Serbian legislators following the production of evidence and documented requests by animal welfare campaigners, then we declare that Serbia is not meeting some of the necessary and fundamental aims of EU enlargement – with regard showing the implementation of both ‘democracy’ (ie. requests by animal welfare campaigners) and the ‘rule of law’ (ie. by not prosecuting perpetrators of causing animal suffering), even when evidence is provided. 

As a consequence, Signators of this petion request that Commissioner Rehn now fully investigates if there is actually any animal welfare legislation enforcement by Balkans states requiring EU membership prior to them being granted official EU membership.  Or is animal welfare legislation implementation simply being ignored.

We request the implementation of ‘democracy’ and the ‘rule of law’ for all animal welfare issues within Balkans states at all times prior to their EU Accession.  Where this is not happening, we rquest the EU demands it prior to accession.

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**  To sign the petition, simply click on the following link   **  :

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/EU-Investigate-Balkans-Animal-Welfare

The petition is global, international and open to everyone – please support it.

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EU: SAV Writes to EU ‘Enlargement’ Commissioner Olli Rehn Regarding Concerns About Balkans Animal Welfare Legislation Enforcement; or Lack Of !

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19/10/09

SAV has now written to Commissioner Olli Rehn; EU Commissioner for Enlargement, expressing our concerns regarding animal welfare legislation enforcement throughout the Balkans.

Commissioner Rehn Website:   http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/rehn/index_en.htm

Our four (4) page letter has covered animal welfare issues in the following states:

Serbia,  Macedonia,  Bosnia and Hertzegovina,  Croatia,  Montenegro.

Over 25 ‘prime’ links have been provided to Commissioner Rehn, each of these with many ‘sub’ links, showing Balkans animal suffering video footage which details our concerns.  A few examples are shown here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZSXlSH4pEA&feature=channel 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sewZvVbQro0 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAEfxbysd_Y&feature=channel 

We have expressed our concerns that even when provided with such video evidence as this, clearly showing those involved in animal abuses, nothing is being done by the authorities to press charges; to enforce the law.  With regard Serbia, the Public Attorney would appear to be dismissing all evidence provided.  More details are provided in our post:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/serbia-evidence-what-evidence/

We have reminded Commissioner Rehn that (on his website) his very own words declare:

“The European Union currently has 27 Member States. The Western Balkan countries, Turkey and Iceland may also join once they meet the conditions for membership. The aim of enlargement is simple: to extend the area of peace, stability, democracy and the rule of law, and prosperity and well-being throughout Europe”. 

We pay particular attention to “democracy and the rule of law”, as it is felt that despite Serbian animal welfare campaigners through their right of ‘democracy’, providing large amounts of evidence to Serbian legislators, no action appears to ever be taken by Serbian authorities to apply ‘the rule of law’.

If no action (prosecutions) is being shown to be taken by Serbian legislators, then possibly Serbia is not meeting one of the aims of EU enlargement with regard both democracy and the rule of law

Applying ‘the rule of law’ would mean identifying (from the videos) and prosecuting those involved with animal abuses.

We are not publishing a copy of the information provided to Commissioner Rehn, as we feel that this is private between him and European citizens representing Serbian Animals Voice with this evidence. 

We have requested that Commissioner Rehn now investigates animal welfare legislation enforcement by Balkans states requiring EU membership, and have asked why (from what we are informed by the Serbian Public Attorney and the police), they as nations are allegedly NOT enforcing their own national legislation when it comes to issues of animal welfare.

Ie. not applying the ‘rule of law’, a fundamental condition which needs to be shown to be applied nationally by nations wishing to become future members of the EU.

We now await Commissioner Rehns responses on this important point of animal welfare legislation within the Balkans.

Once we have been provided with a response from Commissioner Rehn, will we then decide our future route of action.

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Above – MACEDONIA

CROATIA –

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2008/06/06/animal-friends-croatia-prepare-reports-about-the-benkovac-situation/

BOSNIA and HERTZEGOVINA

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/02/13/2319/

Serbia: Loznica City Pound Death Camp – Why Does the Government Not Act Re Leskovac City Policy ? – and Why Not the European Union With A Policy For Stray Animal Welfare ?

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Here you will find many photographs of the current situation at the City pound death camp, Loznica, located in Serbia.

These pictures show just a selection of the thousands of animals killed every year by the government and its authorities, as they do in all Serbian towns and cities.

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And where are the photograsphs of all the CATS (Feline) which are rounded up by the authorities ? – they are not shown because all the cats are killed immediately after their capture.  The Serbian government and authorities do not place cats into their pounds; they kill them immediately.

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Leskovac City policy could be used by the Serbian government and authorities as a typical example of the way forward for animal population control.  A model city without animal killings; which could set the standard for all Serbian municipalities.  Leskovac City is an example that this policy of humane animal welfare could be adopted throughout Serbia; but we are witnessing no further evidence of any attempts to do it.

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/serbia-leskovac-city-makes-fantastic-model-authority-to-no-kill-animal-control-programmes/

As with Leskovac City, only by public education programmes, adopting a policy of responsible animal ownership by pet owners, by sterilising animals from the municipal budget, hence reducing drastically the reproduction pyramids that we have always shown, and giving every animal a microchip identification tag, to enable irresponsible owners to be traced, will results in a reduction of animal numbers, and a saving of municpal budgets ever be achieved.

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Financially targetting irresponsible pet owners who do not have their pet sterilised, but still turn them out onto the streets every day to reproduce and again ADD to the reproduction pyramids, is a must. 

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Pet owners must be responsible owners; not be owners who continually add to the reproduction pyramids simply because they do not care what their animal (pet) gets up to when they turn it out every day onto the streets.

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By controlling pet and stray animal numbers, municpalities will find rewards in their budgetary allocations.  Large Shinter teams will not be required to round up animals – a financial saving; money that can be redirected into covering costs for sterilisation of animals in cities.

Only when the Serbian government really takes action and makes all Serbian cities and towns run along the same policies of those at Leskovac City, will the government ever see any return for the money it is currently wasting by pouring it into the bottomless barrel that supports their ‘Kill’ policy.

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There is currently NO DIFFERENCE between the government / municipality policy within any Balkans states – one of continually killing animals in any location rather than making attemps to reduce animal numbers by:

  • Sterilisation
  • Responsible ownership education
  • Vaccination against disease(s)
  • Microchipping – to enable irresponsible pet owners to be identified and prosecuted.
  • Microchipping – to establish a database to monitor animal numbers.

Balkans states which have a policy of avoiding the above, and who continue wasting budgets on continual animal killing include:

  • Macedonia:  Skopje, Prilep, etc;
  • Serbia:  Loznica, Subotica, Nish, Belgrade , Novi Sad,Sombor, Bor Kragujevac etc;  
  • Bosnia and Hercegovina:  Sarajevo, Brcko Districkt, Tuzla ,Banja Luka,etc; Croatia:  Zagreb , Osijek , Split,Benkovac etc;
  • Monte Negro:  Podgorica, HercegNovi , Boka Kotorska etc.

In all towns and cities throughout Balkans states, dogs and cats are continually being killed by governments who have no forward sight or planning.  Governments who appear to enjoy wasting public money rather than investing the same money into sterilisation, vaccination and microchipping identification programmes, all of which would help them to reduce animal numbers whilst at the same time help them identify (by the microchips) irresponsible owners who are adding to the the pouplation pyramids by NOT having their animals sterilised.

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Our campaigning continues regardless; and will, until government policy is changed to a national ‘No Kill’ policy.

We will continue to show video and photographic evidence of the daily suffering of animals within Balkans states by governments who are shortsighted and lack any long term animal welfare planning.

And we will continue to request that a very reluctant European Union (EU) actually moves forward also, undertakes what its citizens request, and actaully introduces Euro-wide legislation for the potection of pet and stray animals

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The EU is in a position where it could largely eliminate the future  European ‘problems’ in some member states of stray animal numbers by introducing pet and stray animal welfare legislation very soon / immediately.