Petition Closed
Petitioning Hermann Fleischer, town councillor and 10 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Hermann Fleischer, town councillor
Gert Lindemann, minister for regional development
Hans-Heinrich Sander, minister for the environment
Stern, national newspaper
Wolfgang Rosenthal, town councillor
MDR, TV-channel
Focus, national newspaper
NDR, TV-station
Dr. Eva Lichtenberger, member of the European Parliament
Thomas Schröder, German animal-protection-association
Stefan Manke, district administrator

In memory of Benny: give these animals a chance of getting adopted

Since september, 11th 2011 pets at Salzgitter's animal shelter are suffering under disgusting circumstances. They were brought to a building which has not been completed yet and won't be for the next several months. It's not possible to get all areas heated, there are not enough hiding places for cats searching for shelter because of the construction noises.
Spaces between the metal fences are that large that even a dog named Benny had to die after he had been bitten by another dog which is suffering under increased nervousness caused by the immense stress living on this construction site. Benny had been confiscated from a so-called poor posture and died in the care of this animal shelter.
The staff prevents visitors watching all areas and pets, tells lies about the real numbers af animals housed in there and doesn't even know most of the pets' histories.
Allegedly, 750.000€ were spent till now, but watching this construction site one cannot imagine it's really true. Everytime critics ask the wrong questions they are presented as liars and not pragmatic persons. Even local medias support the trivialising in this case of a lot of money and less animal protection.
With every single day passing by, the chances of getting adopted are minimizing for these animals. Please, sign this petition to help these innocent creatures getting a chance of living a lucky life.
Don't let Benny be forgotten.          

 

Ladies and gentlemen,

as we all know stress and permanent fear are the main reasons for animals getting behaviour problems. It's not in the interests of animal welfare to let pets live in buildings which must be completed while they are already living there. Pets housed in such construction sites are likely to get severe behaviour disorders, cats may urinate in the residential areas of their future owners, dogs may react aggressively towards conspecifics, people or other species.
Animal rights activists should increase the chances of successful placements of pets - not prevent them actively.
The pets at Salzgitter's animal shelter are suffering under unreasonable and irresponsible conditions and even after Benny had to die because of ignorant and incompetent staff supported by official veterinary, no responsible person is willing to change something.

Germany presents itself as an exception to European animal welfare, but in truth the reputation of animal protection is falling in this country.
The financially strongest animal protection society, ministries, competent municipal authorities, district offices and competent veterinaries - they all are not willing to do something except calling critics a liar. 

Of course, the tragedies of the lives of these animals are not as spectacular as the current massacres of the strays in the Ukraine or in Romania, but the fact that they suffer silently and in secrecy doesn't mean they don't deserve our help.

I urge you to ensure that all pets at Salzgitter's animal shelter will be housed in more suitable locations until all construction works will have been completed.
I also urge you to ensure that no other animals will be housed there while the construction works are still going on.
Please, don't let more innocent animals pay with their lives for mistakes people have made and make sure that they will really get a chance of adoption in the future.  

 With kind regards

(Your name)

 


Letter to
Hermann Fleischer, town councillor
Gert Lindemann, minister for regional development
Hans-Heinrich Sander, minister for the environment
and 8 others
Stern, national newspaper
Wolfgang Rosenthal, town councillor
MDR, TV-channel
Focus, national newspaper
NDR, TV-station
Dr. Eva Lichtenberger, member of the European Parliament
Thomas Schröder, German animal-protection-association
Stefan Manke, district administrator
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Dr. Eva Lichtenberger, member of the European Parliament.

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In memory of Benny: give these animals a chance of getting adopted.

Ladies and gentlemen,

as we all know stress and permanent fear are the main reasons for animals getting behaviour problems. It's not in the interests of animal welfare to let pets live in buildings which must be completed while they are already living there.

Pets housed in such construction sites are likely to get severe behaviour disorders, cats may urinate in the residential areas of their future owners, dogs may react aggressively towards conspecifics, people or other species.
Animal rights activists should increase the chances of successful placements of pets - not prevent them actively.
The pets at Salzgitter's animal shelter are suffering under unreasonable and irresponsible conditions and even after Benny had to die because of ignorant and incompetent staff supported by official veterinary, no responsible person is willing to change something.

Germany presents itself as an exception to European animal welfare, but in truth the reputation of animal protection is falling in this country.
The financially strongest animal protection society, ministries, competent municipal authorities, district offices and competent veterinaries - they all are not willing to do something except calling critics a liar.

Of course, the tragedies of the lives of these animals are not as spectacular as the current massacres of the strays in the Ukraine or in Romania, but the fact that they suffer silently and in secrecy doesn't mean they don't deserve our help.

I urge you to ensure that all pets at Salzgitter's animal shelter will be housed in more suitable locations until all construction works will have been completed.
I also urge you to ensure that no other animals will be housed there while the construction works are still going on.
Please, don't let more innocent animals pay with their lives for mistakes people have made and make sure that they will really get a chance of adoption in the future.



Wie inzwischen jeder wissen sollte, sind Streß und ständige Angst die Hauptursachen für Verhaltensauffälligkeiten bei Tieren. Es ist nicht im Sinne des Tierschutzes, Tiere auf Baustellen, welche genau diese beiden Faktoren in deren Alltag integrieren, unterzubringen.

Es ist zu befürchten, daß derart untergebrachte Haustiere irreparable Verhaltensstörungen erleiden; Katzen könnten aufgrund übersteigerter Angst den Weg zur Katzentoilette scheuen und in die Wohnräume ihrer potenziellen Neubesitzer urinieren, Hunde werden sehr wahrscheinlich große Probleme bezüglich ihres Sozialverhaltens entwickeln und könnten aggressiv auf Artgenossen, Menschen oder andere Tierarten reagieren.
Tierschützer sollten die Chancen auf erfolgreiche Vermittlungen der ihnen anvertrauten Tiere erhöhen und diese nicht aktiv minimieren.
Im Tierheim Salzgitter leiden die Tiere unter unzumutbaren und unverantwortlichen Umständen. Selbst nachdem Benny aufgrund ignoranter und inkompetenter Entscheidungen der Mitarbeiter, welche vom Veterinäramt Unterstützung erfahren, sterben mußte, ist kein Verantwortlicher dazu bereit, die dortigen Probleme anzuerkennen und zu beseitigen.

Deutschland präsentiert sich gern als rühmliche Ausnahme bezüglich des Tierschutzes in Europa, doch in der Praxis sinkt die Lobby des Tierschutzes hierzulande von Jahr zu Jahr weiter. Weder der deutsche Tierschutzbund, die entsprechenden Ministerien, Veterinärämter, regionale Presse noch zuständige kommunale Politiker sind bereit, die Durchsetzungen der in diesem Zusammenhang theoretisch vorhandenen Möglichkeiten zu fördern; Diskreditierungen etwaiger Kritiker werden einem objektiven Auseinander- und Umsetzen immer häufiger vorgezogen.

Natürlich sind die individuellen Lebenstragödien der Tiere in Salzgitters Tierheim nicht annähernd so spektakulär wie die aktuell in der Ukraine oder Rumänien stattfindenden Massaker an den dortigen Straßentieren, doch das bedeutet sicher nicht, daß sie unsere Hilfe nicht ebenso verdienen.

Somit bitte ich Sie eindringlich, Ihren Teil dazu beizutragen, daß die momentan im Tierheim Salzgitter lebenden Tiere in via Medien zu suchende Pflegestellen und die Verbleibenden in die Tierheime der weiteren Umgebung verbracht und zudem keine weiteren Tiere dort aufgenommen werden, bis alle notwendigen Bau-, Sanierungs- und Renovierungsarbeiten sowohl der Gebäude, der Technik als auch der Außenanlagen abgeschlossen sein werden.
Es sollte nicht noch ein weiteres Tier mit seinem Leben für die Fehler der Menschen bezahlen müssen und sie alle verdienen eine reelle Chance auf erfolgreiche Vermittlung.





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Sincerely,