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/

 

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.

 

 

 

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/

 

UK RESIDENTS ONLY ACTION – Strong Suggestion That UK Will Ban Live Animal Exports After Brexit (Leaving the EU). Thank Mr. Gove For A Positive Comment.

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has suggested that Britain may end the cruel UK live export trade after Brexit.

IF YOU ARE UK RESIDENT ONLY – Please email him today, welcoming this suggestion and urging him to act.

 

Above – Minister Gove with canine friend.

Compassion’s investigators have just arrived back from the Turkish/Bulgarian border, where they have been documenting the condition of animals in transit.

 

SAV Comment – click on this link above to read more about what the investigators found and as always, where EU law for animals in transport is being breached. 

An issue we have shown for years and campaigned strongly about.  Van Goethem and the others at the EU simply say they can do nothing, despite having regulations that they could act on with regard prosecutions.  The EU – useless as always; a big tub of useless hot air in Brussels !

What they found was shocking and appalling, but sadly not surprising.

Time and again we see evidence that animals suffer during long distance transport, but nothing is done.

Brexit gives the British government an opportunity to take a stand.

We must ensure the global trade in animals for fattening or slaughter is dismantled, a UK ban would be a historic first step.

 

You can take further action at the following link BUT ONLY IF YOU LIVE IN THE UK.

 

ACTION Source –

https://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=77330&ea.tracking.id=a8368275&utm_campaign=transport&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=twitter

 

 

Campaigners and MPs speak out on global day of action to stop live animal transports, 13 September 2017

 

https://twitter.com/search?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email&iid=21d6ca08694640a6b6e7 31c6976702e&q=%23Stoplivetransport&uid=3003466684&nid=244+276893705  

http://www.conservativeanimalwelfarefoundation.org/901-2/

 

 

 

Take Action Now Over German Live Exports – It Is German Election Time – We Can Be A Voice.

 

Dear Mark,

I received this mail petition from Animals Angels today and would like to send it to you.


It goes to the Federal Minister of Christianity and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in Germany.


Now it is the elections and maybe we can achieve something.


In any case it is important that many nationalities sign, so that Agrarminister Schmidt finally notes that the whole world is informed of his hostile animal policy.

And because EU is Germany, it is important to put pressure on him.

In the name of the animals, thank to all who participate

 

Venus

The situation:

Germany has already exported more than 13,676 cattle and calves to Turkey, as well as 331 cattle to Iraq.

Support our work for the animals with the invitation to the German authorities to stop exports of live animals to Turkey and Iraq.


We had a few problems yesterday, but now we can provide the email address for the letter to the minister, here is it:

 

poststelle@bmel.bund.de

ACTION – what you can do to help

So first dial up a blank e mail using the above link.

Then either copy the German or English (or both) versions of the short letter given below.

Paste the letter(s) into the e(blank)  mail you have created via the above link.

Then hit the ‘send’ button on your e mail to send it to the Minister.

Job done – Thank you.


This is the letter to copy and send in German

 

“An Bundesminister Christian Schmidt und das Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft:

Wir fordern Sie dazu auf, den Export lebender Tiere in die Türkei sowie in den Irak zu stoppen.

Auf Ihrer Internetseite lesen wir folgendes: „Aus Gründen des Tierschutzes sollen Transporte über lange Strecken soweit wie möglich vermieden werden.

Doch im Jahr 2016 hat Deutschland 29.368 Rinder und Kälber zur Zucht, Mästung oder Schlachtung in die Türkei exportiert.

Die deutschen Tierschutzgesetze werden jedoch nicht mitexportiert, vielmehr werden die Tiere ihrem Schicksal überlassen.

Dies lässt sich in keinem Sinne mit dem im Grundgesetz verankerten Staatsziel Tierschutz vereinen.“

 Name, Nationality


This is the English version of the same letter.


“To Federal Minister Christian Schmidt and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture:

We ask you to stop exporting live animals to Turkey and Iraq.

On your website, we read the following: “For reasons of animal welfare, transports over long distances are to be avoided as much as possible.”

But in 2016, Germany exported 29,368 cattle and calves to Turkey for breeding, fattening or slaughtering. 

But the law is not exported with the animals, they are left to their fate instead. This can not be reconciled in any sense with the goal of animal protection laid down in the Basic Law of Germany.”

Name, Nationality

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Animals Angels Website Link:

https://www.animals-angels.de/

Note – please click on the UK flag at the top to get an English translation for the site which is written in German.