BOSNIA! IMPLEMENT HUMANE STRAY-DOG AND CAT POPULATION CONTROL AND TREATMENT


PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING POST: A CRY FOR HELP: WHY IT’S CRITICAL THE BiH ANIMAL WELFARE LAW IS NOT CHANGED

THIS POST HAS THE FULL DOCUMENTARY 'KINOFIL' WHICH WILL EXPLAIN WHAT THE ACTIVISTS IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA HAVE TO DEAL WITH AND WHY THEY NEED OUR SUPPORT,  AND ALSO WHY IT'S CRITICAL WE CONTINUE TO LOBBY FOR THE ANIMAL WELFARE LAW TO BE IMPLEMENTED AND NOT GIVEN 'AMENDMENTS'. Thank you!


Animal abuse is rife in Bosnia Herzegovina and the problem of companion animal, particularly dog overpopulation has become a problem of epidemic proportions; there are no humane animal control programs in place and the corruption occurring at management level in many public dog 'shelters' means that shelters are part of the problem, with dogs left to starve or being "euthanised" by injections of bleach or clubbing. The general populace of this country views stray dogs and cats as nothing more than a vermin to be exterminated – or worse.

It is critical that the government of Bosnia Herzegovina immediately implement a mandatory spay neuter program for strays (catch-neuter-return) and also for owned pets; mandatory microchipping; prosecution of animal abusers and corruption in shelter management and education of the populace in the importance of humane treatment of all animals. The link between animal abuse and crimes against people has been documented for decades and needs to be understood by the government and people of Bosnia Herzegovina. Please read the petition letter for the full story!

For more information:

In Memory of Vucko - Blog raising awareness and funds to stop animal suffering in Sarajevo and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Particularly relevant pages from In Memory of Vucko:

Dog Shelters in Bosnia: A Complex Situation

Horror Camps for Animals in Bosnia

Concentration Camp for Man’s Best Friend

Concentration Camp for Man’s Best Friend PART TWO

Mass Graves Found Near Dog “Shelter”

HRESA “SHELTER”:

Part One 

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Other relevant information, links, websites:

Care2 Petition: Demand Investigation into Horror Shelter in Hresa, Bosnia

Thinktank Policy Brief on the issue of animal welfare in Bosnia Herzegovina November 2012 (PDF)

Making the Link - A study to identify psychological effects of children regularly exposed to uncontrolled community animal abuse and evaluation of efficacy of interventions. 

Occupy For Animals

Occupy for Animals - Petitions to the European Union


"Recognizing that man has a moral obligation to respect all living creatures and​​​​​​​​​​​​ bearing in mind that pet animals have a special relationship with man"​​​​​​​​​​​​​

- European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals,  Strasbourg,  13.XI.1987

This petition will be delivered to:
  • State Veterinary Inspector for Animal Welfare
    Inga Dujmović
  • Chief Cantonal Veterinary Inspector, Sarajevo
    Joka Hlubna
  • Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations
    Mirko Šarović
  • Ministry Of Environment And Tourism
    Branka Đurić
  • Legislation and Harmonization with European Union Regulations
    Željko Silađi
  • Legislation and Harmonization with European Union Regulations
    Legislation and Harmonization with European Union Regulations
  • Ministry Of Interior
    Predrag Kurteš
  • Judiciary Issues, Federal Ministry of Justice
    Hidajet Halilović
  • Joint Committee on European Integration
    Vlatka Dangubić
  • Joint Committee on European Integration
    Halid Genjac
  • Joint Committee on European Integration
    Vesna Krstović – Spremo
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Zlatko Lagumdžija
  • SDP
    President
  • SDP
    Jasenko Selimovic
  • SDP
    General Secretary
  • SDP
    Chief President
  • SDP
    International Department
  • Minister, Canton Sarajevo
    Zlatko Petrovic
  • Public Relations, Council of Ministers of BIH
    Amela Mulavdic
  • Prime minister of Republic of Srpska
    Zeljka Cvijanovic
  • Second Deputy Speaker of the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly
    Sulejman Tihić
  • VETERINARY OFFICE OF BIH
    VETERINARY OFFICE OF BIH
  • Caucus of SDP BiH members
    Saša Magazinović Chair of the Caucus
  • Caucus of SNSD members
    Drago Kalabić Chair of the Caucus
  • Caucus of SDA members
    Asim Sarajlić Chair of the Caucus
  • Caucus of SDS members
    Mladen Bosić Chair of the Caucus
  • Caucus of SBB BiH members
    Mirsad Đugum Chair of the Caucus
  • Caucus of HDZ members
    Mato Franjičević Chair of the Caucus
  • Mixed caucus of members from peoples parties
    Božo Ljubić, Chair of the Caucus
  • Mayor of Sarajevo
    Ivo Komsic
  • Mayor of Stari Grad
    Ibrahim Hadžibajrić
  • Mayor of Novi Grad, Sarajevo
    Semir Efendić
  • Mayor of Bihac
    Emdžad Galijašević
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives
    Obren Petrović
  • First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
    Milorad Živković, Ph.D
  • Second Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
    Božo Ljubić, Ph.D
  • Speaker of the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly
    Ognjen Tadić, Ph.D
  • First Deputy Speaker of the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly
    Dragan Čović, Ph.D
  • Premier, Canton Sarajevo
    Muhamed Kozadra


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