Anti-Kill Law: Latest News

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Bad news. 
The Legal – Constitutional Committee of the House of Representatives has refused to adopt any amendments that would mitigate the amendments the SDP party has advocated:  amendments that will result in mass killing of strays.

Two votes were for these mitigating amendments, three against and there were two abstentions. We do not know who abstained.

The next step is a second reading on the 20th of November and then voting in the following B&H Parliament session – probably 15 days after the second reading, we don’t know.

Bosnia-Herzegovina is one step closer to what is happening in Romania.

Klix.ba article: Constitutional Commission rejected amendments against euthanasia of stray dogs

This has happened regardless of numerous appeals and letters, including a letter to the BiH authorities from Andrea Zanoni, the Italian MEP and vice-president of the Intergroup for Animal Welfare and Conservation of Animals to the European Parliament, (see his letter here) and a media appeal, co-ordinated by Dogs Trust and activists, from BiH celebrities, including one of the most popular and  best football players from Bosnia Herzegovina, Edin Džeko, who said: “Solving the problem YES, killing NO!

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Please do not give up. Please continue to send letters as requested in the other posts (see the list of related posts below, but particularly this one for the latest request for letters). If you know a journalist, please contact them to see if they might do a story on what is happening. Below is a list of email addresses of international media, and you can send an email to them but it’s unlikely they will do a story without a direct connection with someone. But we can but try. There are draft letters to use in the other posts.

voanews@voanews.com, editor@medialens.org, peter.beaumont@observer.co.uk, bill.neely@itn.co.uk, jonathan.munro@itn.co.uk, e.macaskill@guardian.co.uk, ian.black@guardian.co.uk, paul.johnson@guardian.co.uk, alan.rusbridger@guardian.co.uk, mike.wooldridge@bbc.co.uk, steve.herrmann@bbc.co.uk, Craig.oliver@bbc.co.uk, peter.horrocks@bbc.co.uk, helenboaden.complaints@bbc.co.uk, fncspecials@foxnews.com, fns@foxnews.com, newswatch@foxnews.com, foxreport@foxnews.com, foxreport@foxnews.com, jer@foxnews.com, yourquestions@foxnews.com, viewerservices@foxnews.com, editor@mediaguardian.co.uk, Special@foxnews.com, FOXaroundtheworld@foxnews.com, rick.davis@turner.com, jim.walton@turner.com, 48hours@cbsnews.com, bpc@cbsnews.com, evening@cbsnews.com, pma@cbsnews.com, grain@cbsnews.com, 360@cnn.com, candy.crowley@turner.com, jeanne.meserve@turner.com, info@bbc.co.uk, news@bbc.co.uk, info@rai.it, mail@rai.it, news@rai.it, editor@foxnews.com, info@foxnews.com, mail@foxnews.com, news@foxnews.com, marije.cornelissen@europarl.europa.eu, esther.delange@europarl.europa.eu, bas.eickhout@europarl.europa.eu, lucas.hartong@europarl.europa.eu, kartikatamara.liotard@europarl.europa.eu, judith.merkies@europarl.europa.eu, judith.sargentini@europarl.europa.eu, lambert.vannistelrooij@europarl.europa.eu, gerben-jan.gerbrandy@europarl.europa.eu, letters@nytimes.com

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As stated in other posts, the activists need our support with donations to help them in the next days to campaign. Even if the law goes through, there is much they can do: all shelters need to be closely monitored to try to ensure that any ‘euthanisation’ as required by these proposed amendments is humane and that all other aspects of the Animal Welfare Law are implemented. Any amount will help, no matter how small.

There is a YouCaring fundraiser especially for this:  https://www.youcaring.com/kill-law Activists in BiH are doing their best to educate and collect signatures – they need our support!

Please sign and share the petitions

RELATED POSTS ON THIS BLOG:

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DONATIONS
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: donations@awabosnia.org . Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.

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Or if you want to use the customised PayPal form, click the link below. However, a transaction fee and a percentage (2- 5.4%) will be deducted by PayPal for any contribution made.

If you want your contribution to go to a specific dog or cause, please make a note in the PayPal comment box. If you wish to contribute via bank transfer or have other difficulties or questions, please go here.

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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.

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3 thoughts on “Anti-Kill Law: Latest News

  1. Shame, shame, the whole world is watching your government. What type of people .are you to treat animals this way, have you no conscience . You will be known as a cruel and barbaric country and you do belong to the third would. Stop this now

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