EU: Will EU Strays Be Given A Legal Voice In The Coming Weeks ?

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Here below is some important news in relation to EU stray animals – it is given in both English and German links.

English –  eci_press_release-2

German –  evpressemitteilung-6-10-16

For years we have been campaigning to be a voice for the street / stray animals of the EU; to get them treated humanely and without suffering and the killing which regularly takes place in several EU member states.

 

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As you know, we have worked the same for Serbian strays within Serbia.  The government has always intentionally ignored our evidence that sterilisation undertaken on stray animals over a period of time leads to the decline in strays.

The ECI shows that, and as outlined in the attached PR; that neuter and return is CHEAPER than the catch and kill tactics used by some states; including Serbia.  As the PR indicates, member states who do apply the no kill policy not only enhance their own reputation with their own citizens, but also enhance their reputation with citizens from abroad and other EU member states.

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We have shown the corruption of the system used by authorities to put money for animal welfare into their own back pockets instead.  Serbia wishes to become an EU member state – and is currently in the process of application, whilst being handed billions of Euros by the EU for same.  Again, money destined for animals ending up in the back pockets of corrupt officials.  We have never seen Serbia apply the ‘rules of law’ for Serbian stray animals.  Application of the rule of law by any nation seeking EU membership must be shown by that nation prior to membership.  One could argue that the way in which Serbia deals with its stray animals is just one of the issues preventing Serbia from becoming an EU member state.

 The verdict of the European Court is expected within the next few weeks.  We very much hope that the court acts in favour of EU animals and most EU citizens in taking positive action for stray animals,  Unless nations such as Serbia and Romania do take positive animal reduction strategies based around the ‘no kill’ approach; but instead aimed at long term sterilisation attitudes; Serbia will continue to wander as an outcast nation that is not wanted by the majority of EU citizens who do care for animals and their welfare.

 

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It is also down to Serbian citizens – taxpayers – to ask if the current methods of stray animal ‘control’ are actually working; are the people getting anything back for the money they are paying out ? – are stray animal numbers actually on the decline, or as we suspect, are they actually increasing despite all the money the government and regional authorities are throwing into killing strays ?

Regardless of the outcome, there are very interesting times ahead on the horizon for the welfare and humane treatment of stray animals throughout Europe.

 

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Serbia: The Illegal Activities Of The Dogcatchers of Avenija MB.

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We have recently had photographs in of an alleged illegal makeshift trailer which is used by dogcatchers of Avenija MB.

A formal charge has also been made against this private firm Avenija MB, who catch dogs in no less than 30 communities all over Serbia. They have 21 cages, each of which holds 4-6 dogs.

But they also allegedly undertake the illegal catching and transportation of dogs. Probably around 2,000 from 26/3/13 to the present day. Nobody is able to trace these dogs or know where they are. It is known that many of the municipalities which Avenija MB work in pay them illegally and set up unlawful contracts.

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It is time that the Serbian government woke up to the situation, especially if it wants to join the EU, and is required by law to show the EU ‘rules of law’ ARE being applied – that is that things are being done legally; which we doubt here. The setting up of unlawful contracts is not allowed by EU law. We are passing all our information, including the photographs, to the EU.

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Slavica is writing to inform the OIE and the AWG of the situation; because we think that they (dogcatchers) are undertaking the illegal transportation of non-microchipped animals for which the health status is unknown.  There is always the danger of disease spread with such activities.

For obvious reasons, we are not publishing all the information that is known about Nenad Stevanovic, who we understand is the Serbian Director of Avenija MB and at the same time it appears the Director of private firm AvenijaMB. This is against the law (public and private directorships) and we are investigating further.

 

 

Serbia: Be A Voice NOW For Serbian Stray Animals – Follow The ‘Please Act’ Requests Below.

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Direct campaign links with more – some of which is repeated below:

http://love-is-an-animal.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/animal-welfare-associations-from-world.html

http://love-is-an-animal.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/be-voice-for-william.html

 

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

ANIMAL WELFARE ASSOCIATIONS FROM THE WORLD JOINED FORCES TO STOP MASS KILLING OF STRAY DOGS IN SERBIA

The notorious public shelter “Naš dom” in Požega has admitted on TV B92 that last year they euthansed 1280 dogs out of 1350 that captured and they also released a document giving their estimates for this year.

They will aim to catch 1500 dogs out of which 1300 will be euthanised.

These dogs are not humanly euthanised.

In the past washing up liquid has been injected into dogs which then suffered for hours and died a slow agonizing death. No one is allowed access to this pound, so we can only imagine the horrors the dogs endure. No food, no water, dogs are eating each other…

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Above – Dogs eat each other to survive due to lack of food;

Below – Other pictures from Pozega.

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Things have not changed. If anything, things have got worse – this government institution is now openly saying that they will kill 90% of dogs.

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Also, the city of Niš has started rounding all homeless animals up to be euthanised after an attack on elderly woman by a pack of dogs.

Photos below – You can see one “aggressive” dog looking as they take away her babies not daring to come any closer. Yes, they took the puppies away

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The dogcatchers have been watched by Serbian activists: 69 dogs are in the pound, which is not equipped to even have 20 dogs safely. The dogcatchers will be out getting more.

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THIS IS ILLEGAL UNDER THE SERBIAN ANIMAL WELFARE LAW.

Therefore, 56 animal welfare associations from the world and 40 from Serbia have joined forces to stop proposed massacre of innocent dogs.

 

PLEASE, ACT!

PETITION: MASSIVE DOG EUTHANASIA CAMPAIGN IS UNDER WAY RIGHT NOW! SIGN TO STOP IT!

JUSTICE FOR DOG POISONED AND LEFT TO DIE IN THE MIDDLEOF THE STREET BY CITY WORKERS!

LETTER TO COPY AND SEND

SAMPLE LETTER

Email addresses to send toselect the first and then copy the others and paste into ‘cc’.

miodrag.petrovic@minpolj.gov.rs ,  vetuprava@minpolj.gov.rs ,  zoran.ivanovic@minpolj.gov.rs , predsednikvlade@gov.rs , office@minpolj.gov.rs , office@seio.gov.rs , office@civilnodrustvo.gov.rs , nsrs@parlament.rs , zastitnik@zastitnik.rs

 THE TITLE OF THE EMAIL SHOULD BE:

URGENT! Announced unlawful euthanasia by corrupt officials !

THANK YOU:

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To whom it might concern,

We strongly condemn  JKP “ Naš Dom” Pozega  for their behavior  in terms of treatment of abandoned animals. The Animal Welfare Act in Serbia clearly stipulates that abandoned animals cannot be killed except in exceptional circumstances, but must be housed and cared for in the shelters, yet we learned that JKP “ Naš Dom” is  planning to kill 90% of the dogs that  they catch in 2016.

On the news tonight (16.03.2016 ),  on the TV station  B92, JKP “ Naš Dom”  admitted that in year  2015  out of 1350  captured dogs,  1280 were killed!

We are outraged and appalled by such disrespect of the current law by an institution  JKP “ Naš Dom”  which is governed by the state! This institution,  clearly  feels they’re above the law!  We will be notifying all competent authorities in the EU and beyond and will be looking into taking measures to prevent future illegal slaughter of animals in Serbia.

We also must add that we are aware of current lynch on street dogs in Nis which is almost announced publicly as form of revenge for the attack  carried out on an elderly woman by a pack of dogs. We are also aware of all the unlawful poisonings and killings of animals which are happening in Serbia  because the  institutions governed by the state assigned to deal with the problem   are not following the laws and therefore are failing to deal with the problem  as well as not dealing with irresponsible owners  who abandon their  animals and are part of the problem.

So far we have pointed out how to humanely solve the problem of abandoned animals and for us it is devastating that Serbia does not actually apply these measures. Measures, which are prescribed by the Law.

We are disgusted with the way the law in Serbia is circumvented and we will be taking all measures in our power to stop the planned killing of 1300 animals  by JKP “ Naš Dom” in 2016.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME and Nationality.

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We’re waiting patiently for Serbia to do the right thing!

All the time it undertakes killing such as this which are ILLIGAL under Serbian animal welfare laws, the nation of Serbia should not be allowed to become an EU member state – it is currently a ‘Candidate Country’.

Under EU membership rules, Serbia must be seen to be enforcing the ‘rule of law’ – ie. enforcing strictly its own national legislations, in order to even be considered for membership.

As Serbian officials are corrupt and taking the money which should be for animals, and which instead is being syphoned off for their own interests and gain, Serbia is not a fit nation for EU membership.

For the past 10 years or more we have argued constantly that stray animal sterilisation is the only way to reduce stray animal numbers.  Officials do not consider our requests as they want to be paid from central government for every dog which they still illegally kill  This can be up to 500 Euros per dog – consider the average wage is around 300 Euros per month – so corruption pays in the eyes of these people !

So for corrupt officials, it is not in their interests to adopt a policy of animal sterilisation and gradual numbers reductions, as it is removing their ‘kill and take the money’ attitude which is keeping them very rich.  Stray animals (see the puppies in the photo above) continue to be born, the continue to be rounded up, and the authorities and the people involved get a nice fat payment for every animal which they kill !

And the EU should consider letting this type of authority into the EU as a new member state !!!

It is good to see that Serbian citizens are now waking up to the current situation – they pay the taxes which puts money into the pockets of the authorities after all; and instead are taking to the streets to voice their opposition to the animal killings.

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PLEASE, ACT IMMEDIATELY!

PETITION: MASSIVE DOG EUTHANASIA CAMPAIGN IS UNDER WAY RIGHT NOW! SIGN TO STOP IT!

JUSTICE FOR DOG POISONED AND LEFT TO DIE IN THE MIDDLEOF THE STREET BY CITY WORKERS!

LETTER TO COPY AND SEND

For the animals – Thank You.

Check out more about them law and the current situation for Serbian stray animals:

Go to –

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/

If you are an EU citizen and you wish to bring up the ILLEGAL activities of the current Serbian authorities  and suggest that Serbia remains from being allowed to join the EU until it enforces its own national laws, then you can write to your own Members of the European Parliament using the following link:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/eu-animal-quick-links/

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Serbia: Campaigners Know The Law – It Seems The Serbian Government, Regional Authorities (and possibly EU Enlargement Commission) Dont – Why ??

 

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UPDATE – April 2015.

We have been joining our Serbian animal campaigner colleagues for several years now in what seems a never ending battle with the authorities to improve the treatment of Serbian stray animals; and most importantly; control and reduce stray (street) animal numbers by using a properly orchestrated ‘no kill’ strategy.

Please click on the following link below to read and see the situation for Serbian stray animals; and what we have undertaken in recent years to try and improve their lives.  The EU also has big responsibilities on this issue which it is NOT addressing.  Now more than ever (early 2015); we need EU wide legislation on a ‘NO Kill’ stray dog management and control programme.  With something in place such as this; nations already in the EU, such as Romania; and nations seeking EU membership, such as Serbia, would then be obliged by EU law to enforce the EU wide regulations, rather than making up or simply ignoring their own national legislation / rules as they are doing at present.

Link – ‘About Serbian Strays’ –  https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/  

 

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Here are the real, current legal facts; not those that the Serbian government works to and wants citizens and the EU Enlargement Commission to believe.  Are the Serbian government now trying to change the (animal) law again in order to be admitted quicker into the EU ?

As an example – After three days at the ‘shelter’, dogs are taken to Novi Sad city where they are killed by ‘euthanasia’, using Pravilnik 29/94 legislation.

Prior to the new Serbian Veterinary Law of 02/10/2005, there was an old law dating from 1991 for the health protection of animals. In agreement with the old law of 1991, the authorities produced their own other ‘underlaw’ (extra law) regulationnamed ‘Pravilnik 29/94’, which was intorduced to allow the killing of animals after they were held in pounds for 3 to 7 days.

** From 02/10/2005 **, the new Veterinary Law Article 168 effectively destroyed everything that was written in Pravilnik 29/94, ** because the 2005 law demanded the care of animals.

Pravilnik 29/94 was overwritten by Article 168, the result being that all killing of animals was forbidden apart only from cases for Rabies infected areas, which were covered by application of Articles 64 and 65 of the Veterinary Law.

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By continuing to undertake the killing of animals after 3 to 7 days in accordance with regulation Pravilnik 29/94, the authorities were then in a situation where they were working in opposition to the actual existing law

But it is very much the case, even up to the present day, where authorities are still using Pravilnik 29/94 as a reason for the killing of animals.  But in reality, Pravilnik 29/94 became nonexistent on 02/10/2005 with the introduction of the new Veterinary Law (Article 168).

Hence the reality is by law; there should be no killing, but animal care instead.

Pravilnik 29/94 is only an ‘underlaw’ (extra law) regulation, has very less power than the actual law, and most importantly, must be in agreement with the existing law.  Pravilnik 29/94 was valid originally (1991 on) to protect animal health but is now in opposition to the new and current animal law – the new Veterinary Law Article 168 of 02/10/2005.

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Serbian campaigners have written to the Constitutional Court saying that it is unlawful for Shinters (Dogcatchers) and also veterinarians to kill stray dogs and cats only after they have been held for three (3) days, as this is now old and outdated legislation. 

Killing is forbidden under the new Veterinary law.

Campaigners have heard back from the Serbian Constitutional Court in writing, and they say that no analysis of the case is necessary for Pravilnik 29/94 as it has been replaced by the new Veterinary Law Article 168 (02/10/2005).

This is exactly what the campaigners had said, ie. that the old ‘underlaw’ (extra law) of Pravilnik 29/94 was still being used when it fact it has been overwritten by the new Veterinary Law Article 168 of 02/10/2005.

In addition, Article 46 of the new Veterinary Law (02/10/2005) states that the killing of stray cats and dogs is forbidden and that instead they should be provided with care.  

The word from the Serbian Constitutional (law) Court is that from 2005, animals should be provided with care and not be killed.

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It would appear that all of the public firms responsible for garbage collection in Serbian cities are still working to old illegal legislation, effectively using the outdated and illegal Pravilnik 29/94 rather than the No Kill Article 46 (168) of the new Veterinary Law.

In effect, by still working to this now non existent law, these public firms who collect and kill strays are UNDERTAKING ILLEGAL WORK– they should be working in accordance with the new Veterinary Law Article 46 (168) of 02/10/2005 which demands care for the animals.

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As the EU Enlargement Commission are not contacting us about anything; or to inform us of what they are doing; we can only assume that they are incorrectly being misled by the Serbian government as to the existing law(s) for animals. 

We can only assume; unless we are contacted to clarify the situation; that the EU Enlargement Commission have one aim and one aim only – to ignore actual existing Serbian ‘No Kill animals’ legislation and just get Serbia into the EU as yet another EU member state.

Every day we wait for the EU Enlargement Commission to answer our letter and that of UK MEP’s who we work with – and every day we get nothing.

Who really does know the law on Serbian

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Why are the EU Enlargement Commission not ensuring that the Serbian government enforce the EU declaration of enforcing the ‘Rule of Law’ regarding animal welfare legislation ? – the Rule of Law enforcement being an ‘EU flagstone’ which must (allegedly – according to the EU) be shown to being rigorously enforced by an accession nation before that same nation becomes an EU member state ?

A detailed explanation of the legislation is given in our past SAV Link:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/serbia-constitutional-court-of-serbia-says-that-the-killing-of-stray-dogs-and-cats-in-serbia-is-forbidden-from-02102005/

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Serbia: New Draft Proposals By The Government Will Allow Animals To Be Killed Within 15 Days; Including All Dogs and Cats in PRIVATE Shelters, and Even Those Who Have Been Offered Homes. Angry ? – Then Sign and Pass On The petition Thank You.

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UPDATE – April 2015.

We have been joining our Serbian animal campaigner colleagues for several years now in what seems a never ending battle with the authorities to improve the treatment of Serbian stray animals; and most importantly; control and reduce stray (street) animal numbers by using a properly orchestrated ‘no kill’ strategy.

Please click on the following link below to read and see the situation for Serbian stray animals; and what we have undertaken in recent years to try and improve their lives.  The EU also has big responsibilities on this issue which it is NOT addressing.  Now more than ever (early 2015); we need EU wide legislation on a ‘NO Kill’ stray dog management and control programme.  With something in place such as this; nations already in the EU, such as Romania; and nations seeking EU membership, such as Serbia, would then be obliged by EU law to enforce the EU wide regulations, rather than making up or simply ignoring their own national legislation / rules as they are doing at present.

Link – ‘About Serbian Strays’ –  https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/  

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Update 1/4/15Very soon we aim to provide a sample letter on this site (written in both Serbian and English); which you will be able to copy and send to the Serbian ministers and government regarding this issue.  We will provide the sample letter and also all the e mail addresses.  

You only need to copy and send to help us with the campaign !

We are currently working on this and will provide the information on this site (and SAV Facebook) in the near future.  

This is being given priority over other issues at present. – SAV.

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Petition links (English and Serbian):

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https://www.change.org/p/the-president-government-of-serbia-stop-the-brutal-massacre-of-80-000-street-dogs?just_created=true

https://www.change.org/p/ministarstvo-poljoprivrede-i-za%C5%A1tite-%C5%BEivotine-sredine-republike-srbije-protiv-izmena-zakona-o-dobrobiti-%C5%BEivotinja-u-delu-o-napu%C5%A1tenim-%C5%BEivotinjama?recruiter=30333149&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-share_petition-no_msg

 

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Dear friends,

Last week, a draft version of Ministry of Agriculture working group’s proposals for the amendments to the existing Animal Welfare Act in Serbia has leaked on the social media.

It introduced the concept of “quarantine for a lost and abandoned animals,” which lasts 15 days, after which the animals can be “killed humanely.”

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We believe that the amendments to the Law which was never fully implemented are counter-productive and unacceptable and that in no way it will solve the problem of abandoned animals with killing thousands of healthy animals.

This process should include representatives of civil society from the beginning, as enforced by the “Guidelines for the involvement of civil society in the process of adopting regulations” adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia on 26 August 2014.

If these amendments get accepted it would allow dog catchers to kill all dogs that have no individual owner, within 15 days of catching them.

This is to include all dogs and cats in PRIVATE shelters, even those who have been offered homes.

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We believe the Government of Serbia is using this amendment to try and quickly ‘clean-up’ the streets of Serbia to make them look more favourable as candidates for EU membership.

They keep forgetting that they have other methods of actually successful stray animal population management that is not detrimental to animals.

What could be the reasons you might ask yourselves – well the obvious reason for this new kill policy is because dogcatchers, local government officials, veterinarians and many politicians, all take money from the public purse by being involved with an animal killing strategy.

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So the public money is continuously being used for killing with no real long term programme to reduce animal numbers by other methods.

We join other animal welfare associations and organisations in support for Serbia to lead the way in animal welfare.

They can do this by setting up country-wide Catch, Neuter, Release (CNR) programmes. Using the government facilities of dog catchers and pound vet facilities, this approach could help Serbia get its stray population under control humanely.

We are all aware that the unpunished culture of owners letting unneutered pets roam free has created this problem.

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Killing 80,000 innocent animals WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

However, sadly the new amendment don’t just stop at the stray animal population but also deal with experimental, food chain, hunting/wild animals and the amendments are far from favourable for all those sentient beings.

This is why we have to act and be their voice NOW!

We call Serbian government to LEAD THE WAY TO A COMPASSIONATE, SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION!

Please sign this petition and share it widely to raise the awareness of this urgent situation in Balkans so that Europe and the world doesn’t get another Romania.

Also let us support the College of Agriculture students who have organised a peaceful protest against the proposed killings on 4th April 12noon in Belgrade.

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Petition links (English and Serbian):

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https://www.change.org/p/the-president-government-of-serbia-stop-the-brutal-massacre-of-80-000-street-dogs?just_created=true

https://www.change.org/p/ministarstvo-poljoprivrede-i-za%C5%A1tite-%C5%BEivotine-sredine-republike-srbije-protiv-izmena-zakona-o-dobrobiti-%C5%BEivotinja-u-delu-o-napu%C5%A1tenim-%C5%BEivotinjama?recruiter=30333149&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-share_petition-no_msg

 

Serbia: Campaign Update 4/3/15 – Where have all the Svilajnac City dogs gone ?

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Campaign Update 4/3/15 – Where have all the Svilajnac City dogs gone ?

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Petition link:

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-svilajnac-predrag-milanovic-predsednik-svilajnac-rs-stoppt-die-hundefänger-stop-dog-catcher?recruiter=7882471&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg

Goran and Slavica are following up the situation at Svilajnac in Serbia regarding all the dogs that vanish from the authority facility (called a ‘shelter’ – some shelter !) that they are taken to after capture by the catching teams.  Investigations here are ongoing.

In the meantime, SAV have written to the EU Enlargement Head asking her to make contact with the Mayor of Svilajnac to ask where all the captured dogs have actually gone.  This formal request will be used as evidence.

According to what we know,

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– Many of these animals end up in a so-called ‘shelter’ where we are certain that they die under suspicious circumstances after 2-3 days.

– Many of the captured dogs just ‘disappear’.

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From our information, it is alleged by the authorities that the dogs have been vaccinated, neutered and released.

But many years experience being involved with the Serbian authorities, and most importantly, the fact that none of the taken dogs have ever surfaced anywhere again; leads us to believe that the dogs are being killed within a few days from capture and arrival at the ‘shelter’.

Serbia has a ‘NO KILL law’ and we now demand that the Serbian guidelines are observed with respect to the Serbian Animal Welfare Act.

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We have asked the EU representatives to ask the authorities in Svilajnac why they are not obeying the EU / Serbian ‘rule of law’ as required by the EU for new accession states by enforcing their own Serbian animal welfare act.

If the authorities do not enforce / are not enforcing the ‘rule of law’ under the Act then they are not meeting accession requirements of the EU accession states.

We have also asked for details of the whereabouts of all the captured dogs.

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All of us appeal to the Mayor of the Svilajnac city to end this cruelty to animals with immediate effect.

Finally, we have asked for information and to know the whereabouts of all the dogs have been caught in the past 2 months.

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In this post you will see photographs of some of the captured dogs that were taken to the shelter, and which have gone missing since.

Of particular interest as one example, is a Golden Retriever which you can see was befriended out on the street.  Later pictures show the very same dog at the ‘shelter’  facility after capture.  We do not know what happened to it after this; but this is typical of the questions we are now asking for futher investigation.

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If as the authorities are claiming; the dogs have been ‘vaccinated, neutered and released’; then we ask where is this particular dog who was known from the streets ? – it has not been seen since it was photographed at the ‘shelter’ !

Update 5/3/15 –

The dogcatchers belong to a private firm called ‘AvenijaMB’ from Vrnjacka Banja, Novo Selo.  It has facilities for 80 dogs caught on the streets; but has made contracts with no less than 23 authorities in three parts of central Serbia.

A formal Charge has been made now by EPAR against AvenijaMB and also against the Republic Veterinary Inspector who produced a report of the situation, which seems very different to the reality !  The transfer of captured dogs from one region to another authority is not permitted.

Every single community must have its own NO KILL shelter according to the law.

It should also have its own zoo hygiene company which should be responsible for both the control of irresponsible animal (public) owners and which must also produce a programme of control for the stray animals in that area.

Both the killing, and the throwing out onto the streets of CNR (Catch, Neuter and Release) are forbidden according to the lawAfter they are captured, animals must be sterilised and microchipped; and then kept at the shelter until they are either rehomed or they die a natural death.

There have been several instances where recently the Ministry of Agriculture has presented the idea of changing the law so that animals caught can be killed after just 30 days.  But they have been fought hard by the animal welfare groups and it can be considered that for now at least this idea is dead.

Only responsible ownership of public owned animals, combined with the shelter captured animals sterilisation and rehoming programme are considered by many to be the positive way forward.  This is what the law demands; but unfortunately for the animals, it is very much different to what happens at shelters operated by the private companies.  The situation above being just one example.

Goran has provided further pictures (see below) of the Golden Retriever which you can see was befriended out on the street, caught, and then ended up in the shelter.  We are convinced that this is just one of many dogs which have been killed at the ‘shelter’.

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Where now is this Golden Retriever and all the other dogs captured in Svilajnac City and taken to the so-called ‘shelter’ (see the above photographs of the same dog) ?? – from what we can find out; they have simply vanished; but according to the authorities, all the dogs have been vaccinated, neutered and released.  So, if this is the case, where are they now ?

– they dont seem to be back on the streets !

Who does one believe ?

 

 

 

 

 

Serbia: New Petition – Stop The Dogcatchers In Svilajnac / Serbia – We Need Answers To Where All The Dogs Have Gone !

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Please take time out and support this important petition about the hundreds of dogs which are being caught and then disappearing within a few days.  Our friend Goran provides the full details below – these are his words.  We have provided the petition link twice for you.  Please support and crosspost – Thanks.

We are running several petitions at the moment; as we feel that this is the only real way to show the EU, the Macedonian and also the Serbian authorities that the situation is serious and they cannot go on forever telling lies to a watching world.  The massive international support of the petitions shows just how much interest people are taking in every move the authorities make.

We have also provided links to all of the current petitions that we have running for the EU, Macedonia and also Serbia.  You can find them all at the end of this post. – SAV.

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Petition link:

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-svilajnac-predrag-milanovic-predsednik-svilajnac-rs-stoppt-die-hundefänger-stop-dog-catcher?recruiter=7882471&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg

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 Goran Explains the Current Situation:

We demand the immediate stop of the dog catcher!

Regularly in place Svilajnac / Serbia ordered to street dogs the dog catchers capture.

These animals end up in a shelter where they die under suspicious circumstances after 2-3 days. Many of the captured dogs are just gone. It is alleged they have been vaccinated, neutered and released.

That’s not true!

None of the trapped dog has surfaced again.

There is a reasonable suspicion that dogs are killed.

Serbia has a NO KILL law and we demand that the Serbian guidelines are observed with respect to the Animal Welfare Act.

We also ask for details of the whereabouts of the trapped dogs.

We are currently planning a castration campaign in place Svilajnac to the population to master. This is not possible if the sterilized through our association dogs are caught and killed.

We appeal to adjust to the Mayor of the city Svilajnac to end this cruelty to animals with immediate effect.

We would also like to know the whereabouts of the dogs have been caught in the past 2 months.

We will no longer look like Serbian legislation is circumvented and, if necessary, contact us to higher authority within the EU to these atrocities and unnecessary behavior to end.

Goran

Petition link:

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-of-svilajnac-predrag-milanovic-predsednik-svilajnac-rs-stoppt-die-hundefänger-stop-dog-catcher?recruiter=7882471&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg

Goran dogcatcher petition

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Links (below) to the other petitions which we currently are running with Goran, our own and with our friends at Anima Mundi, Macedonia:

 As well as our petition which you can find at:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/758/710/260/serbia-must-fully-enforce-its-own-national-animal-welfare-legislation-prior-to-membership-of-the-eu/

There is one from our good friends at Anima Mundi in Macedonia; who for years have been campaigning to close down the hell hole for dogs “Vardariste” facility in Skopje.

Link to the Anima Mundi website:  http://www.anima-mundi.org.mk/

Please give this campaign your support – get everyone you know to sign:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/966/392/511/stop-killing-dogs-in-skopje-shut-down-vardariste/

Finally; please also give support to Goran and his petition – he invites all who are against euthanasia and animal cruelty to be involved in this action and support this petition in order to prevent violence against animals because of animal cruelty is often an indicator of violence towards people, psychologists think.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/613/121/428/mi-smo-protiv-eutanazije-i-nasilja-prema-ivotinjama-a-to-nam-ustav-garantuje/?taf_id=11506211&cid=fb_na

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We also need help still in finding a life long adoptive parent for Victor:

Find a home for Victor – https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/02/22/serbia-victors-story/

They are all great petitions to help and save animals

– we have had fantastic support in the early days

– lets keep it going.