This petition has been started by Occupy for Animals on September 27, 2012. For further information on this petition and more ways to take action, please visit: http://occupyforanimals.wix.com/strays-of-turkey
According to a draft document, prepared in secret and that was presented for approval last week (mid September 2012) the Turkish Government intends to abolish the current program of TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return) and it proposes that municipalities round up ALL free roaming animals (dogs and perhaps even cats) and place them in what they are calling 'Dogal hayat parklari' (natural life parks).
There is every single reason to believe that those so-called “Natural Parks” will be nothing but death camps of the worst kind.
These parks will just be fenced off areas, probably forests, far from populated areas where hundreds or even thousands of animals will have to fend for themselves as they will be left there to die slow and agonizing deaths without food, and water. Many will die of starvation, others will fight to the death over whatever they can find. They will end up eating each other. Many will probably suffer terrible injuries from fights over limited food sources and disease will spread through the population like wildfire.
Another crucially important change in the law is the introduction of Breed Specific Legislation. Owners of dogs whose breed is considered dangerous will be forced to surrender their animals to either be killed or incarcerated for life in those “Natural Life Parks”.
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