If you have been reading this blog you know that the BiH Parliament is planning to change the existing Animal Protection and Welfare Law to allow ‘euthanasia’ of dogs held in shelters for more than 14 days without adoption (see our other posts if you think this is an effective means to curb stray populations, and what it really means – killing by horrifically inhumane methods (cheaper) and a reason to cover up continued corruption in state shelters where a continued influx of dogs means more money laundering).
The proposal for these changes to the Animal Protection and Welfare Law was legislated in the first reading in House of Representatives of Parliamentary Assembly last night, October 28th. 18 representatives were for changes to the Law, and 12 representatives were against changes of the Law. 11 representatives were not present at the session of House of Representatives.
Further amendments can be proposed by 7th November.
The responsible committee (the Constitutional-Legal Committee of the House of Representative. This Committee monitors the compliance with the BiH Constitution) will initiate debate on the proposed law and submit any amendments on the 14th November.
The second reading of the proposed changes is then scheduled for 20th November.
Should the responsible committee produce a report that accepts the proposed changes, both Houses (House of Peoples and House of Representatives) will debate the report and then vote on the proposed amendments. What follows will be a final vote on the proposed law in its final text.
Should the responsible committee disagree with the proposed changes that were voted for on the 28th October, there are two possible outcomes: this negative report can be accepted and the proposed law rejected, or the negative opinion can be rejected and the proposed law be once again returned to the committee for reconsideration.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE SURE THE PROPOSED CHANGES ARE NOT IMPLEMENTED?
RIGHT NOW THE ACTIVISTS ARE PREPARING AS FAST AND QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. THE next two weeks are EXTREMELY important weeks.
TO BE HONEST, RIGHT NOW WHAT IS NEEDED MOST URGENTLY FROM US OUTSIDE OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA ARE FUNDS TO HELP THE ACTIVISTS CAMPAIGN. We have just days to assist the activists to make a final campaign to ensure the the amendments are voted against. They need funds for travel and other costs involved in meeting with relevant authorities and politicians and in costs involved in ensuring that all activists from all over the country can focus together; telephone costs; printing costs for campaign posters, flyers and much much more.
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Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog.
evil, sad, painful. heart breaking. WHY NOT have the dogs all neutered and there wouldent be all the need for this as the dogs/cats ,there wouldnt be such an explosion of them..these people need to get their act cleaned up and sorted out. Im disgusted and VERY VERY ANGRY with the way the worlds people are treating animals. Disgustingly sick and sickend.
malheureusement on vie dans un monde de CON ou il t a que le pognon qui compte , quand les GRANDS SONT AUX POUVOIRS ADIEU LESZ BELLES PROMESSES et pourtant faire stérilisés un animal cela est dans le cadre de toute personne digne de ce dire je suis un être HUMAIN
Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.
Please inform me of the status on the vote. I as everyone else is just broken about this situation. Thank you.
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I know there is to meany animals around here but killing them is just not right why would y’all let this happen I’m in high school and this is making me cry and I am mad at he people who is doing this to animals the people that do his should be killed for doing this to animals so all of this is making me cry 😢
I know there is to meany animals but people need to stop killing them who ever is killing them needs to killed to like hanging dog omg people why would you do that to pore little animals I am 14 and I am crying because of the sick things people do to animals not right not at all 😢😢 and y’all are making me mad so mad i am yelling at the scene