Last night activists plastered Sarajevo with posters campaigning against the kill-law. Also, they have managed to print and send to the Parliament over 62.2226 signatures of petitions on 1238 pages. Thanks to everyone who donated to help with the costs! If you can help with ongoing advocacy please donate via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org – mark for ‘advocacy’.
Here is the latest news from someone actively involved in the campaign in Sarajevo:
“In the worst case scenario that this proposal is passed in the 1st reading [Thursday 24th October] this would mean we have 15 days to the 2nd reading and then we declare open special war. But just I hope it won’t come to that!”
The ‘war’ will not be over on Thursday even if the proposed changes are not implemented. Strategic goal number one is to stay focused on the most important thing and that’s enforcing and implementing the existing animal welfare law even if it gets amended and changed to allow killing of dogs after 14 days in shelters.
In ALL RESPECTS the existing animal welfare law is good but IN ALL RESPECTS it is not implemented!
For example, the existing law states that dogs should have adequate facilities and care in public shelters. As anyone knows who has been reading this blog the shelters are HORRIFIC. So even if the authorities pass a law allowing killing of dogs after 14 days, the shelters are acting illegally by the fact that conditions are entirely inhumane. And this is only one of many such instances of transgressions of the law.
Donna was found in Doboj “shelter,” at the end of September during one of the investigations of such ‘shelters’ by activists. She was lying in her own excrement, in the filth that is the ground all the dogs there must live in. Her flesh was crawling with worms and she was unable to walk or stand. Inspite of best efforts by activists who rescued her from the “shelter”, she died two days ago.
On Thursday Bosnia-Herzegovina Parliament will vote on changing the Animal Welfare Act. If these changes are implemented, it will not only be ineffective in dealing with the stray dog problem but will mean untold suffering for thousands of strays. Please read the posts listed below especially BOSNIA ABOUT TO IMPLEMENT KILL LAW! where you will find details of how to help stop changes to the law. We need your help URGENTLY.
Please join the Facebook Event for latest news and updates: STOP BOSNIA FROM IMPLEMENTING KILL LAW - critically we need you to write letters to your MEP, to the Bosnian Tourism Authority, to Embassies. All details on ACTION TO TAKE.
RELATED POSTS ON THIS BLOG:
- KILL-LAW DEBATE IN BOSNIA
- BOSNIA ABOUT TO IMPLEMENT KILL LAW!
- THE HORROR SHELTERS OF BOSNIA – SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!
- Bosnia Killing Dogs – No Different to Romania!
- BOSNIA! IMPLEMENT HUMANE STRAY-DOG AND CAT POPULATION CONTROL AND TREATMENT
- Dog Shelters in Bosnia: A Complex Situation
- Horror Camps for Animals in Bosnia
- Concentration Camp for Man’s Best Friend
- Concentration Camp for Man’s Best Friend PART TWO
- Mass Graves Found Near Dog “Shelter”
Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues and to help us keep safe the rescued dogs we are sponsoring but also to continue our advocacy work in Bosnia, uncovering the truth about what is happening there.
On our sister site, Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia, you can set up a monthly donation via PayPal, or if you want to make a one-off donation, please go to your PayPal account (or set one up, it’s very easy) and send the money to: email@example.com . Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.
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This site is dedicated to Vučko. Read his story and don’t let him have suffered and died in vain. Please help the stray dogs and cats in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The situation there is utterly dire, Vučko is but one amongst many horrifically abused animals. Go here to find out how to help them. Money is needed for food, medicine and foster housing. Even just one dollar or one euro will help.