Stop the killing of dogs and cats for the European Football Championship
  • Petitioned UEFA President Michel Platini or his Representative

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Stop the killing of dogs and cats for the European Football Championship

    1. Steve Na
    2. Petition by

      Steve Na

      NA, Germany

Dear President Viktor Yanukovych, dear Uefa President Michel Platini, dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

with deep sadness and horror I read about the planned and already started killing of dogs and cats in preparation for the UEFA European Football Championship 2012 in the Ukraine. Hundreds of dogs and cats are put in bags ALIVE to be carried to a crematorium to suffer until their death in Lysychansk or other places. I really have to ask you, how you can accept this? And I´m sure this act of cruelty is well known to the relevant departments. Football brings people of all nations together to enjoy this sport where fairness play an important role. I don´t think that what happens right now is fair. Not to mention the lot of football fans who have dogs and cats as their faithful companions. It is important to realize that it isn´t a solution to kill stray animals because the responsibility for this situation are their former owners and the government lacking appropriate solutions like sterilization, animal shelters and so on. A change has to come and I beg you to do your best in stopping this insane act of animal cruelty, especially for the preparations of a GAME. Please don´t let this happen anymore and urge the government and responsible person to find other solutions like finding good people willing to adopt a dog/cat or making/asking for a donation so that these dogs and cats could be treated(sterilization) or that they are given shelter. There are organisations willing to help you. A neuter and release program and good animal shelters with well educated personell is the best way. Just find some human way to end this! I met many people from the Ukraine and all of them were wonderful people. Your country has so many  good things to offer and it would be a positive sign for the whole world if you end this slaughter. Please let your heart decide for the good and make this world a little better for everyone.  We are ALL gods creation and we should act like that.

With respect,

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 75,000 signatures
    2. No victory so far

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      The killings still continue! Our goal is not reached yet!

    3. Update

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      See the link for an official response of the Ukraine.

      One thing that makes me still doubting a victorz\y is something one official said and that was: Let's stop these killings for half a year...
      Sounds to me that after 6 months the killings will continue. What do you think?

    4. Reached 50,000 signatures
    5. Maybe some good news

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      Because of the protest of many people worldwide and VIPs standing up against this massacre(for example Maja Princess of Hohenzollern), some German newspapers wrote that the Ukraine government SAID(! not proven yet) that they will stop the killing, punish animal abusers and build animal shelters instead. This is lip service so far but apparently something is moving in the right direction. Unfortunately this comes to late for the already killed 200000(!) animals. By the way, one animal abuser was caught, he killed 100 dogs with a knife, cutting them open alive. Guess what the punishment will be: 72 Euros or 6 months in jail. It´s a f*****ng joke! Until the prohibition is official keep on with your protests. We have to see that something really happens and that it´s not only a promise that won´t turn real.

    6. Reached 25,000 signatures
    7. One important step?

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      Finally, the famous German newspaper "Bild" reports about the killings in the Ukraine. German football players of the national team are speaking out. Hope this one gets some attention!

      http://www.bild.de/sport/fussball/nationalmannschaft/kaempft-in-der-ukraine-gegen-hunde-killer-20918200.bild.html

    8. Reached 20,000 signatures
    9. Reached 17,500 signatures
    10. Changed the goal

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      to 25000. We won´t be ignored!!!

    11. Reached 12,500 signatures
    12. Again

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      I wrote to the UEFA. Hopefully they will answer this time. I posted the link under this message if you want to write a personal statement to them.

    13. Reached 5,000 signatures
    14. Signature goal updated

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      to 15000. Let's crack that!!!

    15. Reached 4,000 signatures
    16. Compassion

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      is the key to a better world. Let´s live it!

    17. Added

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      Added 2 more Ukranian officials to the email list.

    18. Reached 1,500 signatures
    19. If you have time

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      please write to the UEFA or the government of the Ukraine.

    20. Reached 500 signatures
    21. Wrote to Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      I wrote to Wladimir and Vitali Klitschkos official website and asked if they could possibly help to speak out for the animals in the Ukraine. Let´s pray it will work out. Still no answer from UEFA so far.

    22. Added cats to the petition

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      I added cats because as I just found out they are killed as well.

    23. Uefa

      Steve Na
      Petition Organizer

      I wrote to the UEFA personally with the picture attached. No response so far.

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    Reasons for signing

      • over 1 year ago

      Weil ich Tiere Mag und liebe.

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    • Gisele Germain PHOENIX, AZ
      • almost 2 years ago

      i can believe with intelligent humans this is happening

      shame on people and stop immediately.

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    • Barbara Greenwood WALNUT CREEK, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      My hope is for a worldwide negative repercussion for barbaric acts of cruelty such as this.

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    • Adina Moldovan CLUJ-NAPOCA, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      they need life!!!!

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    • Jeannine Carroll ROCHESTER, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      The animals are priceless.....................far more important than football or any other sport

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