Mobilisons-nous pour eux et soutenons cette lettre.
J'ai eu en retour 4 "out off office", toutes les autres adresses ont été
acceptées. N'oubliez pas de mettre vos coordonnées à l'endroit indiqué
Pour info, seules quelques villes (dernière en date NIS) ont, suite à nos
courriels, décidées d'arrêter le massacre.
Merci pour les animaux.
La lettre est à envoyer à:
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;
Objet : SERBIA and its treatment of stray animals.
Please note that I FULLY AGREE with the views expressed in this letter and
that I am waiting for your urgent intervention. Thank you.
We are sure you are aware that tens of thousands of people worldwide have
been informed about the brutal slaughter of stray animals in your country.
It is not the animals' fault they were born in the first place, they are the
innocent victims of human ignorance and indifference. As it has been proven
in so many countries, the only effective method of stray control is mass
sterilisation, registration of owned animals and punishment of those who own
dogs and cats, but allow them to breed unchecked.
We repeat once more, stray animals exist only because people are
irresponsible and indifferent - it's they who should be punished, NOT the
According to the article 269, paragraph 2, from the Criminal Code of Serbia,
it states that 'anyone who uses cruelty towards animals or kills animals
contrary to the Law of veterinary standards, must be punished for up to
three years in prison'.
This law is not being implemented, in fact it is being totally ignored, even
by the authorities.
We appeal to you to co-operate with animal welfare societies to find a
humane solution to the (man made!) problem of strays. Bear in mind that
Serbia is currently in the spotlight of scrutiny as it prepares to be
accepted into the European Union.
Furthermore, we would like to address the Mayor of Nis, Mr Kostic, to say
that his letter to all concerned animal lovers worldwide hardly appeased
their (our) fears for the strays of Nis, but in fact caused further worries.
Even today, on the most sacred of days for Catholic people worldwide, there
are countless people who, apart from celebrating with their loved ones, they
turn on their computers, to find out the latest news about the proposed
culling of thousands of strays, not only in Nis, but in all the major cities
WE hope to receive a positive reply to this letter.
Action Against Poisoning
J. Kersten & Drs P.M. Donker
The Hague - E.U.