Three other Mayors of municipalities in Sarajevo City have given support to Ibrahim Hadzibajric at a meeting regarding the agreement Hadzibajric signed with Hreša.
“All mayors think that the animal welfare law should be changed since they think that in its existing form the law cannot be implemented. Municipalities have invested time and significant funds trying to comply with the law requirements and to implement the law but results have not been adequate. The mayors agreed that the law should be changed in accordance with good/positive experiences of other European countries.”
The news and the mayors don’t, of course, directly say anything about the fact that one reason to have the agreement with Hreša is because Hreša is in Republika Srpska where it is legal to ‘euthanise’ dogs in shelters after 30 days. Note that while the RS law states that dogs may be euthanized after the 30 day period expires (if dogs cannot be adopted from shelters within that period) not that the dogs must be euthanized after 30 days, I have been told by a trusted source that in many shelters even the 30 day period is usually not respected. Dogs are often killed on the day of arrival or few days later. The shelters mark them as sick or old or in pain to cover up killing a perfectly healthy dog.
Note also that ‘euthanasia’ is generally not any Western concept of “euthanasia”: clubbing, poisoning, shooting, starving and even just freezing them in industrial freezers.
Below are two Images from a dog “shelter” in Republika Srpska in the town of Bijeljina (not Hreša). Conditions are terrible but we have heard that it is one of the rare places in Republika Srpska that respects the 30 days period as long as there are not too many dogs.
Here is the earlier story of Hreša: Part One – Part Two – Part Three – Part Four – Part Five – Part Six
Also see my post on shelters in general in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Horror Camps for Animals in Bosnia
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