AZERBAIJAN: STOP MASS KILLING OF STRAY DOGS! SIGN THE PETITION!
Stray dogs in Azerbaijan are constantly threatened to death by the Executive Authority and the Toplan’s personnel. The money allocated from budget to solve the problem does not go to the destination; it is not used for its intended purpose. Moreover, the executive power department hires people for extra charge for mass shot in the night. And the crazy thing is, the government does not want to accept assistance from local animal rights defenders. In her role of representative of OIPA Azerbaijan, Ilhama Nasirova came up with a list of ten requests to the Azerbaijani public authorities, please sign this petition! Let our voices unite! They must listen to us!
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CHILE: A GOOD FIRST STEP TOWARDS THE ABOLITION OF GREYHOUND RACING
July 3, 2019 was a historic day in Chile. The Chamber of Deputies’ Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources approved a draft law on the abolition of greyhound racing. The bill in question is intended to amend the law N°20.380 on animal protection, with the specific aim of prohibiting and punishing the organization of greyhound racing. The Commission accepted the request of those who speak out for the weak. We all keep our fingers crossed that the draft law will definitely become law soon! Meanwhile, please sign this petition to the Chilean Parliament to ask to abolish ASAP dog racing!
CRUEL DOG POPULATION MANAGEMENT METHODS IN EGYPT
In Egypt, animal control is under the jurisdiction of the ministry of Agriculture. Egyptian institutions’ way to tackle the stray dogs issue is very simple: to kill ALL free roaming dogs. The problem is that the country has not yet adopted an Animal Protection Act. In the last 60 years, the Egyptian population has been brainwashed into believing that dogs mean rabies and impure animals and that they are dangerous for human life. This indoctrination led many people to take their own action against free roaming dogs, poisoning and shooting at them. Animal rights activists are at the end of their rope. They tried to make the institutions understand the futility of killing dogs in order to reduce stray dog population. After decades of killing of animals what are the results? Dogs have not disappeared; actually, their number is constantly increasing.
LET’S FREE THE MACAQUES!
On July 6th, over a thousand people, including citizens, associations and animal rights activists, gathered and marched peacefully on the streets of Parma. All united on one single goal: the liberation of six macaques that will be subjected to an awful experiment that will make them blind, conducted in the Universities of Turin and Parma.The target of the protest was the research project called ‘LIGHTUP – Turning the cortically blind brain to see’, that is to say, vivisection procedures on macaques. On July 11th, OIPA held a public debate on the outright brutality of animal testing, organised together with other associations. Several scientists took part in the debate. They showed that animal testing is totally anachronistic and ineffective and cannot be justified on scientific grounds
PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: THE CASE OF ALBANIA AND KOSOVO
The Western Balkans are not yet a safe place for stray dogs. Their number is high and they are unwanted by large portions of the local population. However, at the same time there are several NGOs working to improve animal welfare in the region. Thanks to their hard work and commitment, national and local institutions are beginning to understand the importance of CNVR programs and some collaborations have been established in the last few years between NGOs and the institutions. What we are trying to do in the Western Balkan region is not just only a rescue program for single animals. In our view, it is far more important to change the mentality of citizens and the legislation on small animals and stray dogs’ management.
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