WAV Comment –
We have asked for petition and have now produced a sample letter which you can see directly below.
Please go to the Facebook site at (11) Facebook for more; and in the comments there should be details of who you can send your letter to.
Here is suggested sample letter to copy and send.
I am a xxx citizen and very concerned regarding the situation of stray dog treatment in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
As I am aware, on the 30th of May 2018; Leyla Aliyeva announced that the shooting order of stray dogs had been stopped and will not ever be happening again.
The actions of this announcement from 2018 do not appear to have been kept. There is still (now, in 2021) an order to shoot stray dogs in many regions of Azerbaijan, including Baku, the capital.
There are many videos to prove that stray dogs are still being murdered despite the statement to the contrary made in May 2018.
As I currently understand, the Republic of Azerbaijan has signed the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals. The signature was undertaken on 22nd of October 2003, and ratified on the 19th of October 2007.
Like other EU member states such as Romania; and EU Candidate nations such as Serbia; corruption is paramount in these nations and animal welfare comes way down the list. Like many other nations that have strays, the execution forces, such as those at Toplan, are paid murderers. Who is paying them to murder and where does this money come from ?
According to this, since 1st of May, 2008 the European Convention should be in force in Azerbaijan. I also accept that EU words and conventions really mean very little; as the EU always passes responsibility for actions back to individual states. But still, saying that, actions which continue by the Azerbaijan government and dog catchers / facilities therefore go against the existing European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals; and have done for several years.
Also; I must ask why does the ‘Toplan Center’ still violently capture and murder stray dogs ? We also know that it murders vaccinated and neutered dogs, and also dogs which are not strays but which do have owners; why is this so ?
There are only a few dogs in the Toplan Center who are held alive just in case of an inspection. What has happened to all the others ? – we have proof of your actions and murders; do not dismiss it.
Now, in 2021, you should be promoting kindness, compassion and giving protection towards all animals. Stray dogs are not wild, they are simply homeless. You should be addressing this issue rather than adopting the one of killing; this brings shame on you currently. This approach shows the world that Azerbaijan is still living in the past rather than the present.
I am also forwarding a copy of this (my) letter to the EU regardless to inform them of your current policy regarding strays and requesting they investigate further the funding for these mass dog murders.
I am concerned regarding the situation with stray dogs in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
As I am aware, on the 30th of May, 2018 Leyla Aliyeva has announced that the shooting order of stray dogs has been stopped and will not be happening ever again.
My question is why this promise has not been kept? There is an order to shoot stray dogs still in many regions of Azerbaijan including the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. Many videos prove that stray dogs still get murdered. Why did you not keep the promise to stop the mass murders of dogs?
As I am aware, the Republic of Azerbaijan has signed the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals on the 22nd of October 2003 and ratified it on the 19th of October 2007. According to it, since 1st of May, 2008 the Convention should be in force in Azerbaijan. Your actions go against the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals.
Next, why does Toplan Center still violently captures the stray dogs and murders them? Why does Toplan Center still murders the neutered and vaccinated dogs?
They also kill the dogs who are not stray and have owners.
There are only very few dogs in the Toplan Center who are kept in case of an inspection that might occur. What happens to the others?
Why do you not promote kindness towards the animals? Why do you not protect them?
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