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Petitioning Ministry of Agriculture - Veterinary Directorate and 3 others

Proper punishment for pet abandonment and irresponsible ownership

3,538
Supporters

In Serbia, local governments don’t have any legal program focused on irresponsible pet owners which should be called (under section 54 of the Animal Welfare Act) “Stray cat and dog population control program”. This illegal situation exists since June 10, 2009, because of the omission of the Ministry of Agriculture - Veterinary Directorate. Having in mind uncontrolled owners and the pyramid of cat and dog reproduction, in Serbia there are no legal shelters whose accommodation capacities correspond to the environment specifics, as well as none of them acts lawfully towards the animals, citizens and the public money.

Legal reduction of the stray cat and dog population can only be achieved by reducing the number of irresponsible pet owners – with the lawful punishment of all active legal entities: individuals (pet owners) and the zoohygienic services of the local government, as well as the responsible people in the local government bodies and republic agencies who act contrary to the law and lead to the suffering and killing of animals, expensive and justified compensation claims of injured citizens, as well as to the repetitive waste of public money year after year.

We demand that the Ministry of Agriculture - Veterinary Administration finally approaches to a global solution of this problem and solve it.

Letter to
Ministry of Agriculture - Veterinary Directorate
Ministry of Agriculture, Minister Office
Veterinary Directorate - Group for Animal Welfare Maja Andrijašević
and 1 other
Group of veterinary inspection for health and animal welfare Zoran Marinković
U Srbiji ni jedna jedinica lokalne samouprave nema zakonit Program kontrole neodgovornih držalaca kućnih ljubimaca koji se po članu 54. Zakona o dobrobiti životinja treba zvati „Program kontrole i smanjenja populacije napuštenih pasa i mačaka“. Ova nezakonita situacija postoji od 10.6.2009., jer to omogućuje nečinjenje Ministarstva poljoprivrede-Uprave za veterinu. Imajući u vidu nekontrolisane držaoce i piramidu reprodukcije pasa i mačaka ni jedan grad u Srbiji nema zakonito prihvatilište čiji smeštajni kapacitet odgovara specifičnosti sredine, te ni jedan ne postupa zakonito ni prema životinjama, građanima, ni javnom novcu.

Zakonito smanjivanje populacije napuštenih pasa i mačaka može da se ostvari SAMO smanjenjem broja neodgovornih DRŽALACA pasa i mačaka zakonitim KAŽNJAVANJEM aktivnih pravnih subjekata, i to: ljudi-držalaca (kako pojedinaca, tako i zoohigijenskih službi jedinica lokalne samouprave) i ljudi koji su odgovorna lica u organima lokalne samouprave i u organima republike, a koji postupaju suprotno odredbama zakona. Oni dovode do stradanja životinja, skupih opravdanih odštetnih zahteva povređenih građana, i do besmislenog rasipanja javnog i ličnog novca građana svake godine iznova.

Zahtevamo da Ministarstvo poljoprivrede-Uprava za veterinu konačno pristupi globalnom rešenju ovog problema i da ga reši.