Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WONDERFUL NEWS ABOUT SASHA'S DOGS: THE EVICTION NOTICE SUSPENDED!

Woohoo! Good news for all animal lovers!!!


This is brief update about 450 dogs from SASHA'S NO KILL, CAGE-FREE SHELTER from his sponsor Harmony Fund:

The massive international campaign to save Sasha's dogs was successful. The mayor made a visit to the shelter in Nis and confirmed that the immediate round up of the dogs is now halted. The dogs will be moved next year, hopefully under terms which are fair and in the best interest of dogs.


Sasha's sanctuary is a place of love like none other. The dogs can run, play, and nap in the sun throughout the day. At night, they sleep in straw-lined beds in a stable. That is why we simply can't let them lose their HOME.


The dogs must be relocated in about 6 months and we must work together to make sure that a new haven is ready for them. We're asking the city to donate a new piece of land to become the PERMANENT dog's sanctuary and we need your help to raise the money to build the dog's shelter on that property. After all, this dog sanctuary should be a model for others around the world. The dogs don't suffer in tiny kennels. They live, really LIVE here, and not a day goes by when they don't feel loved.

YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION HERE: http://www.petcaring.com/animal-rescue/450-dogs-to-move-to-new-sanctuary-/43790

Thank you, thank you, thank you all for the monumental show of support.

  www.HarmonyFund.org

signed 199,990 people, help us get to 200,000 by January 31, 2015


450 dogs from Sasha's shelter sent LOVE to all of you who signed the petition!



Monday, November 10, 2014

IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE IRAN: RELIGIOUS SUPERSTITION AND THE SUFFERING OF INNOCENTS

Turns of the events in Iran are difficult to understand, and it's very hard to read what is going on there.



From Michele Brown article, International Animal Rescue Foundation

IRAN: DOG’S BRUTALISED AND BURIED ALIVE


Stray dogs are shot to death in residential streets by city workers, while others are buried alive after being thrown into deeply dug grave-pits.
Then government worker randomly shoots at helpless dogs, which leave many injured. Howling and whimpering the dogs are buried alive.



In sharp contrast, the Prophet Muhammad commanded: “Every animal or bird that is killed unjustly, the day will conflict with his killer.”


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In 2010 Iran banned all advertisements for pets, pet food and pet products after powerful cleric Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi issued the fatwa and stressed that, in line with the Islamic tradition, dogs are unclean animals. He said dog owners were “blindly imitating the West” and their devotion to animals would result in “evil outcomes”.
Dog owners used to be able to keep their pets safe by regularly paying fines but Tehran police announced police would capture every dog they encountered and kill. The official reason given is said to be religious: Iran’s Islamic law forbids the possession of dogs, considered to be “impure” animals.



At Shahr Rey, a suburb of Tehran, 70-year-old man was caught walking his pet dog on the street and he was arrested, sentenced to four months in jail and given 30 lashes. An Islamic judge charged the man for “disturbing the public order



Dog killings were already under way when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad imported four puppies from Germany. His behavior justifies to the Iranian general public, who were assured that because the puppies were German and they would be trained by Iran dog trainers, it was acceptable for the President to have dogs, but not members of the public. 




Pet dogs being walked on leashes are being ripped from their owners and placed in compounds, the equivalent of dog-jail, where owners are unable to pay and reclaim their dog.



The Prophet of Islam showed kindness toward all animals, including dogs, yet the Iranian government have a vendetta to murder all stray dogs and encourage members of the public to join in their killing spree, by paying dog killers with rewards. The hate spree against dogs has resulted in countless dogs being shot but not killed outright. Injured dogs run and take days, sometimes even longer to die painful, drawn-out deaths.

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Mistreating animals is
considered a sin in Islam. Iranian government on-going actions of butchering dogs are no longer a secret and people worldwide are appalled and horrified at the cruelty being perpetrated against companion animals and the Iranian people who defend them.

Thank you for reading
Thirty-two members of the Iranian parliament are pushing new bill that proposes:
"Walking and playing with animals such as dogs and monkeys outdoors and in public places are harmful to the health and the peace of other people, especially kids and women, and are against our Islamic culture.
Walking dogs, trading them or keeping them at home will be punishable by 74 lashes or a fine of 1m to 10m Tomans (equivalent of $320 to $3,200)."

PLEASE SIGN PETITIONS!

IRAN: STOP KILLING INNOCENT ANIMALS

DESTROYING STRAY DOGS IN IRAN

URGENT - IRAN - POLICE ARE TAKING AWAY PET DOGS FROM OWNERS

STOP SENSELESS KILLING OF STRAY DOGS IN MASHHAD (IRAN), AND THE DIRTY BUSINESS BEHIND IT


IRAN, HAVE A HEART


However, there is always hope...

FIRST CITY IN IRAN TO BAN KILLING STRAY DOGS AND THE WOMAN BEHIND IT

 

The world need one right for all – single right to be treated with dignity.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

THE ROYAL HORSE GALA IN SERBIA | Speak out against cruelty to horses!




PLEASE ASK KOMBANK ARENA, THE ORGANIZER OF THE SHOW, NOT TO PROMOTE ANIMAL SUFFERING!

USE THIS SAMPLE MESSAGE, OR WRITE YOUR OWN COMMENT.


I am writing to ask KOMBANK ARENA to stop promote animal suffering. THE ROYAL HORSE GALA is inhumane and has no place in a civilized society. These horses are routinely exposed to fear, pain and stress for the sake of entertainment. Why would KOMBANK ARENA associate itself with ANIMAL CRUELTY?

The show PEGASUS is very sad event for all animal lovers. If you continue to sponsor shows that promote animal abuse, people will boycott all KOMBANK ARENA events and advise others to do the same.


Andalusian, Lusitanian, Pony and other horse breeds are mentally and physically tortured and forced to perform pointless tricks for the money!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

IN MEMORY OF EXCALIBUR: Why do we kill?

Teresa Romero Ramos with her beloved 12-year-old rescue dog

UPDATE, 19 October 2014:
DID EXCALIBUR DIE FOR NOTHING? Spanish nurse whose dog was put down after she contracted Ebola has recovered, officials say


Excalibur is the legendary sword of king Arthur. Arthur obtained the throne by pulling a sword from a stone, which could be performed only by "the true NOBLE king". Unfortunately, governments are not so noble today and they are pulling their swords for no reason.

All governments in the world have the LICENSE TO KILL. Officially, the deadly force can be used only for protection of life but, shockingly, the license to kill concept
really means that governments can kill whatever species they want. 


Last victim of this desperate failure of justice was Romero's family dog EXCALIBUR. On October 10th 2014, Spanish government officials eliminated EXCALIBUR over fears he could transmit Ebola disease.

While Teresa Romero, who had treated two missionaries killed by Ebola, fights for her life, her husband Javier Limon Romero asked for help to stop his dog being killed by Spanish authorities.



In the past few days, several animal welfare groups mobilized following Javier's message and 407,000 people had signed the petition, urging authorities to spare Excalibur.
Another evidence of a resistance to the license to kill was demonstrators who tried to stop this senseless execution outside Romero's house.

The authorities had the option of treating this animal like a human being and putting it into quarantine. Sadly, Spanish government didn't listen to the pleas of the owners and people who respect life, they prefer to kill innocent dog.

IS THIS HOW SPANISH AUTHORITIES HONOR PEOPLE WHO SACRIFICE THEIR LIFE BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY?


It seems unfair to me that because of a mistake they’ve made, they want to solve this the easy way. A dog doesn’t have to infect a person and vice versa. - Javier Romero
 
The question: Why do we kill? Is it evolved from our ancestors, or is it something that we absorb from our social surroundings? We have capacity to achieve great things, and yet we are sometimes a virus worse than Ebola... 


                Excalibur, I hope one day we might stop killing. 

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On the other side of the world, less than a week after officials in Spain destroyed 12-year-old rescue dog Excalibur, there is a victory for animal-rights activists: Dallas officials announced that Bentley, the dog of the Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when treating a patient, will remain in a safe place to await its owner’s recovery.

The dog's very important to the patient and we want it to be safe - said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

EU can learn something from USA! LOVE and COMPASSION are the foundation of our planet. Life is to be lived, not controlled. 


So, love animals.

Monday, September 1, 2014

SERBIA: THE FAWN NANI NEEDS YOUR URGENT HELP!



Please help the orphan baby dear Nani, who was saved by Mrs.Dragana Mitic. This little fawn was living in a wonderful environment, surrounded with Mrs. Mitic love and care, until was taken away by the police and handed to the hunting association ''Hajduk Veljko". 




Now Mrs. Mitic is waiting for a final decision from the Minister of Agriculture if she can keep rescued fawn on her little farm. As tamed wild animals, other options for Nani are: life in a hunting ground or in a zoo.

Join EPAR - OIPA Serbia, Serbian Animal Voice and Mrs. Dragana Mitic appeal! 
PLEASE FLOOD SERBIAN AUTHORITIES WITH YOUR EMAILS!

SAMPLE LETTER 
Cc: howlingwolfmoon@blueyonder.co.uk, zivotinje.rs@gmail.com, serbiananimalwelfare@gmail.com, helpanimals@sbb.rs, epar@open.telekom.rs, drustvo.feniks@yahoo.com, humans.for.animals@gmail.com, organisation.mia@gmail.com, redakcija@alo.rs, online@alo.rs, redakcija@blic.rs, desk@danas.rs, redakcija@kurir-info.rs, redakcija@politika.rs, redakcija@novosti.rs, beogradski_program@rts.rs, rtstv@rts.rs, kontaktcentar@rts.rs, info@studiob.rs, info@happytv.rs, info@prva.rs, infourednici@b92.net, kontakt@b92.net, draganamitic64@gmail.com, info@eurogroupforanimals.org, m.griffiths@eurogroupforanimals.org, info@oipa.org, info@ifaw.org, office@four-paws.org.uk, esdaw@telia.com, Karen@animal-kind.org

Subject: INTERNATIONAL APPEAL TO SERBIAN AUTHORITIES: RETURN THE DEER NANI TO MRS. DRAGANA MITIC 

Dear Sir, Madam

We have been informed about the case of the baby deer NANI by Serbian media, Serbian Animals Voice and EPAR - OIPA SRBIJA.

Since Nani's mother was killed, a kind-hearted citizen Mrs. Dragana Mitic saved this baby deer and cared for it at her home. But the police of Cicevac village, on 1 August 2014, was confiscated the baby deer and handed to the hunting association ''Hajduk Veljko", where it is being held in extremely inappropriate conditions at the pheasant farm.

Mrs. Mitic visited the baby deer and states it is being terrified and treated in a highly unsuitable manner. The treatment of this tiny creature violates Serbian animal welfare law, which include the humane handling of the animals.

This is international appeal to Serbian authorities to be humane and act in accordance with the Serbian Animal Welfare Act. As rescued and tamed wild animals, THE BABY DEAR CANNOT BE RETURNED TO THE HUNTING GROUND OR SEND IN A ZOO.

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17/10/14 – UPDATE. Still No Action From Serbian Minister; But Nani Campaigners Now Take Action With EU MEP’s!



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LATEST UPDATE: LOST BEHIND ZOO BARS
December 16, 2014



Lane NANI has been moved to the Zoo park in Jagodina. She spends her days and nights in very small place in one barrack (2 square meters), with only light of 1 bulb. NANI cannot go outside!!! In other boxes are goats, donkeys, Vietnamese pigs, etc. "The smell of urine was so strong that we thought we are suffocating" – said people who have visited NANI in this zoo park.




"However, NANI was very happy when we cuddled her."

NANI now lives alone and isolated in this small dark prison. Like all other animals here, she is miserable because of lack of freedom, lonely, bored, and at the mercy of people.

It is important for all of us to see ourselves in these animals, through cage bars, locked up entire life in the same spot, trapped in sadness. 

We should really think about how we treat animals!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

SERBIA | URGENT SPEAK OUT TO SAVE THE LIFE OF A BABY DEER NANI

I feel the same happiness, sorrow, and pain as you do. I want to live my life long and free from harm, just as you do. I need you to be my voice, to protect me. Please send this sample letter to save my life.
NANI


SAMPLE LETTER

Subject: URGENTNO DA SE LANE NANI VRATI DRAGANI MITIC / URGENT REQUEST TO RETURN A BABY DEER NANI TO
DRAGANA MITIC

To: nebojsa.stefanovic@mup.gov.rs, milorad.veljovic@mup.gov.rs, dp@mup.gov.rs, ivan.ristic@mup.gov.rs, milomir.cabarkapa@mup.gov.rs, milos.oparnica@mup.gov.rs; sukp@mup.gov.rs; uprava_policije@mup.gov.rs, vetuprava@minpolj.gov.rs, s.celebicanin@minpolj.gov.rs, office@minpolj.gov.rs, dragana.bogdanovic@minpolj.gov.rs, srbislav.filipovic@minpolj.gov.rs, sonja.grcic@minpolj.gov.rs, kabinet.info@minpolj.gov.rs,

Cc: zivotinje.rs@gmail.com, helpanimals@sbb.rs, epar@open.telekom.rs, drustvo.feniks@yahoo.com, humans.for.animals@gmail.com, Organisation.MIA@gmail.com, redakcija@alo.rs, online@alo.rs, redakcija@blic.rs, desk@danas.rs, redakcija@kurir-info.rs, redakcija@politika.rs, redakcija@novosti.rs, rtstv@rts.rs, beogradski_program@rts.rs, kontaktcentar@rts.rs, info@studiob.rs, infotop@rtvpink.com, info@happytv.rs, info@prva.rs, infourednici@B92.net, kontakt@b92.net,

Dear Sir, Madam

I have been informed about the case of the baby deer
NANI trough the website Serbian Animals Voice and the animal welfare organization EPAR - OIPA SRBIJA.

http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/08/09/serbia-urgent-action-9814-illegal-action-by-local-police-takes-baby-deer-from-carer-and-hands-it-to-hunters-who-may-kill-it-or-let-it-die-telephone-police-director-and-insist-that-baby-dee/

Since Nani's mother was killed by hunters, Mrs Dragana Mitic kept him at her home, where he was safe and very well cared for. But the police officer in the village Cicevac, on 1 August 2014, was taken away the deer Nani from his caretaker and handed to the hunters, who may kill him or let him die.

Video of the baby deer Nani:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-AiXWWqCtdFbkxtbWwzTFFqcFU/edit?usp=drive_web


Now the deer is being held by the hunters. Mrs Mitic has visited the deer and it is very sick, hungry and is being kept in unsuitable place. The Serbian police must take away the deer from the hunters and return it to Mrs Mitic! When Mrs Mitic gets her baby deer back, she can register it officially.

According to the latest news, the hunters want to put Nani into a zoo and seal his life as a captive animal for good.

http://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2014/08/15/serbia-latest-from-slavica-15814-now-they-threaten-to-put-baby-deer-nani-into-a-zoo-we-request-he-is-returned-to-mrs-dragana-mitic/

In addition, the local police should be prosecuted under Article 269 of the Serbian criminal law for illegally giving support to the local hunters, which is also against the Serbian animal welfare law.


The most important now is safety of the baby deer Nani, who only eats when is feed properly by Mrs Mitic.

PLEASE, RETURN IMMEDIATELY THE BABY DEER TO MRS DRAGANA MITIC! 


Kind regards 
YOUR NAME AND COUNTRY

Nani with his foster care mom Dragana

Thank you all who spoke out for little Nani!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

APEL: Biljana traži svoje ljubimce iz Zabrana/Obrenovca


NAJNOVIJE INFORMACIJE IZ ZABRANA
24. maj 2014
Goran Samardzic, vlasnik prihvatilista iz Mislodjina, danas se probio do naselja u Zabranu gde su zivotinje bile bez hrane i vode 8 dana, potpuno odsecene od sveta. Skinuo je sa krovova 4 psa, 2 je nahranio i napojio jer su bezali. Od njih 4 dva su vec vracena vlasnicima. Nahranjene su i napojene 4 macke i 1 petao. Jos jedan pas je ostao na dolmi, vlasnik ide po njega. Jednom čoveku iz Zabrana, koji ima camac, bice dostavljana hrana da hrani preostale zivotinje dok se voda ne povuce.

BO, jedan od 2 psa kog je trazila vlasnica Biljana Davidovic, zauvek ce biti zahvalan Goranu Samardzicu iz Mislodjina sto je pomogao njemu i negovim drugarima.
Kako biti dobar dobar covek? Budite kao Goran!
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26. jun 2014
Vlasnica Biljana je posle pet nedelja pronašla mačku Vučku na tavanu poplavljene kuće, izgladnelu i uplašenu. To sto je ova maca uspela da preživi, dokazuje da su čuda moguća... ako u njih verujemo!
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JOŠ UVEK SE TRAŽE PAS CRNI I MAČAK MRLE!!!

BILJANA IZ ZABRANA VEĆ DANIMA TRAŽI SVOJE LJUBIMCE! Veci broj životinja je spasla, ali zbog nadolazeće vode nije mogla da se vrati i izbavi poslednja četiri voljena člana porodice. Veruje da će njihova priča imati srećan kraj i da ćete joj pomoći da pronadje pse BOA i CRNOG, i mačke MRLETA I VUČKU.



CRNI - pas mužjak, znak prepoznavanja bela dlaka ispod vrata, ima žutu ogrlicu.

BO - pas mužjak, znak prepoznavanja uvijen rep na gore, ima ogrlicu crne boje
.

Slike maca Biljana nema, ali evo njihovih opisa:

MRLE - mačka, mužjak (poreklom ruska plava, njuškica i stomak bele boje)

VUČKA - mačka, ženka (trobojna, debeljuškasta, sterilisana)


Biljana Davidović, Zabran br. 10
Kontakt tel. 060-4084205 

(možete kontaktirati i Bijaninu prijateljicu iz Beogradu
 Desanku Sandulović, 011-3692848, 064-1885365)









Vlasnik splava iz Zabrana je potvrdio da je iz nabujale vode izvukao nekoliko životinja i ostavio ih na suvom, kao i da su neke životinje još uvek zarobljene na krovovima kuća u naselju gde živi Biljana. 

Pomozite ovim namučenim bićima iz Zabrana, već danima odsečenim od sveta, i Biljani da nađe njene izgubljene ljubimce.

Znam da ste umorni, ali svaki život je važan! 
 

Friday, May 2, 2014

MICKEY FOUND FOREVER HOME AT SHERIFF JOE'S MASH UNIT



The dog Mickey was chained up outside for years until the incident with 4-year-old boy Kevin happened. Mickey's family turned their back on the dog completely when asked to be killed. Luckily, compassionate judge Deborah Griffin chose to spare Mickey.

In the meantime, Mickey was neutered, defanged and micro-chipped. Attorney John Schill was regularly visited Mickey and on April 29 confirmed that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants Mickey in his NO-KILL animal shelter for abused and neglected animals.

He will live in a large cell and visit the outdoor recreation area on the roof.
 
"I've got to give the judge some credit for saving the dog's life" - Arpaio said. He plans to put cameras in Mickey's cell and stream the video online 24 hours a day, seven days a week: "We want everybody to know how we're taking care of him." 

 
Mickey's attorney, John Schill, said: "This is a very good facility. Mickey is 100 percent safe. This is far better than any of the alternatives I looked at for Mickey." 

 
By Court Order Mickey’s Fund and the Companion Animal Trust for the Benefit of Mickey are responsible for the care and maintenance of Mickey for the rest of his life. 
Mickey supporters, you had a huge role in this happening. THIS IS YOUR ACHIEVEMENT! 
 On April 27 has been a month since Buck and Bill were killed by Manatee County in Florida because of an isolated incident. 

This is the Tribute to Buck and Bill and all nameless animals euthanized in shelters.

Every 8 seconds in the United States one animal is euthanized. Every day more than 10,000 animals are killed in shelters.
Doesn't exist humanely euthanasia! These animals die without any love, scared and alone. This is no humane, this is insane.


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March 27, 2015 – The first anniversary of BUCK & BILL deaths.
 Hold close to you the ones you love... hold them tightly as well. 
 Karen, Buck & Bill owner