We, the Turkish people, are outraged. Enough is enough. We're fed up with these so called "officials" acting in ways that bring shame to our country, people and humanity in general. Throughout Turkey, especially during tourist season, municipality "officials" (murderers) poison stray dogs and cats in hopes of "cleaning up the streets". These innocent, sentient-beings have as much right to existence on this planet as we do; this is their land, too. It's not enough they are homeless and hungry, do they also have to be treated as if they were garbage - to be killed, picked up and then discarded? If incoming tourists will intensify these mass killings, we do NOT want them to visit our country because as far as we're concerned, the money they bring in is blood money. We demand that humane measures be taken (such as spay/neuter programs) to address this issue. Please sign and share this petition and help us end this barbaric practice that we no longer want associated with our country. Thank you!
- Avsallar Municipality
Hüseyin Enver GÖRGÜLÜ
- Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Turkey: Stop poisoning strays dogs and cats to "clean up the streets"!.
Stop poisoning stray dogs and cats
We, Turkish people, are outraged. Enough is enough. We're sick and tired of these "officials" acting in ways that brings shame to our country, people and humanity in general. We understand animal abuse is not limited to a specific race, region, culture but we're not going to allow such cruelty to be normalized at least in our nation. Throughout Turkey, during every tourist season, Turkish municipality "officials" poison stray dogs and cats in hopes of "cleaning up the streets". These innocent, sentient-beings have every right to be on this planet. If incoming tourists will result in the death of these lives, we do not want them to come because as far as we're concerned, this is nothing more than blood money. Please sign and share this petition and help us end this barbaric practice.
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