ASPA va incinera până în 2015 peste 16.000 de cadavre de câini fără stăpân
Firma Stericycle România va incinera trupurile maidanezilor pentru 1,2 milioane de lei
Autoritatea pentru Supravegherea și Protecția Animalelor, condusă de Răzvan Băncescu, intenționează să incinereze, până la finalul anului viitor, cadavrele a peste 16.000 de câini.
Pentru a incinera trupurile câinilor eutanasiați, ASPA a încheiat cu firma Stericycle România SRL un acord-cadru pentru următoarele 21 de luni, în valoare de 1.258.513 de lei, inclusiv TVA.
Potrivit caietului de sarcini, firma va trebui să ridice cadavrele câinilor cazați în Baza Pallady, Baza Bragadiru și Baza Mihăilești. Documentul mai prevede o cantitate estimată între 387.000 kg și 567.000 kg. Dacă am calcula cu aproximație numărul de cadavre de câini, raportat la greutatea medie a câinilor, de 25 kg, ar rezulta peste 16.000 de câini.
Datele statistice de la sfârșitul anului trecut, indicau un număr de 63.000 de câini maidanezi, după cum a spus chiar primarul general Sorin Oprescu, citând chiar și dintr-un raport al Serviciului Român de Informații referitor la numărul câinilor de pe străzi.
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Dog Guards His Dead Mate In Middle of Chinese Road
For six hours, a stray dog stayed near his mate after she was hit by a car in the middle of a traffic-filled road in Zhangzhou, in China’s southeast Fujian province. The dog licked her face and head and nudged at her; when she did not wake, he positioned himself at her side, never venturing too far and dodging cars, says the Daily Mail. Eventually, he lay down at the female’s side.
A butcher on the street, Xiao Wu, said that he had recently started to feed the golden brown-and-white female. A week ago, the male appeared with her. “Then I realized she had a boyfriend. They were together all the time, playing and in love,” he said.
According to Xiao, the male dog even sought to “hug” the still body of the female with his forelegs. After she was finally moved to the side of the road, he stayed beside her, as these photos show.
Some comments about this video asked why the person taking the photos did not move the female stray’s body to safety. I suspect this did not happen simply because human observers were afraid to step into the heavy traffic on the road — all the more highlighting the devotion of the male dog in protecting his mate.
Both dogs have the pointed ears and wedge-shaped head that links them to prehistoric dogs like the dingo. Indeed, stray dogs in India — which has tens of millions of stray dogs and where thousands report being bitten every year by them– are probably descended from an “ancient Chinese immigrant.”
India did pass a law in 2001 forbidding the killing of strays. Currently, China has no animal welfare laws in place and, back in June, one member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly proposed sending strays to China, where they could be slaughtered.
Dog meat has been considered a delicacy in China but, recently, things have been looking up for dogs. Animal activists have began to demand change, as Care2 blogger Judy Molland has written. Hundreds of dogs destined for the slaughterhouse, to be butchered for meat or for their fur, have been rescued, but it is just a start.
This past February, the China Beijing Hearing-Dog Association started a program in which stray dogs are trained to assist the elderly and those who have hearing disabilities. Under the program, dogs are chosen from an animal shelter and trained for 180 days by Japanese instructors to understand hand-sign language. The dogs are trained to react to sounds such as a knock on the door.
36-year-old Liu Yan has a hearing disability and has been benefiting from the training of a hearing dog named Pan who, among much else, alerts her to when water is boiling on the stove. But while guide dogs in the U.S. can enter public places and use public transportation freely, there are no such policies in China. Pan cannot accompany Liu on the subway and bus and taxi drivers refuse to allow the dog on.
But is it not a sign of changing times that, according to the Daily Mail, it was a butcher who first fed the female stray dog in Zhangzhou and then observed her mate’s tender care for her after she was killed by a passing car?
Will Russia Legalize Concentration Camps for Stray Cats and Dogs?
- by Care2 Causes Editors
- May 15, 2013
- 12:00 pm
This is a guest post from Natalia Chumak, the founder and a trustee of UK charity LAPA (Helping animals in Russia) which works with its partners on the ground to rescue, rehabilitate, sterilize and re-home abandoned cats and dogs in Russia, provide reduced cost sterilization to low-income Russian pet owners and campaign for effective animal welfare legislation in Russia. Learn more about LAPA’s work at www.lapauk.org.
Concerns are rising among animal welfare activists about the fate of cats and dogs in Russia. There are recent indications that Russia might imminently pass legislation which will result in the immediate slaughter of hundreds of thousands of stray cats and dogs, and many more in the future. If this happens, it will be a huge setback in a tough battle for the passing of adequate animal protection and welfare legislation in Russia.
A bit of background first. The current position on animal welfare in Russia is very poor and is getting worse. There are hundreds of thousands of stray cats and dogs in Russia who suffer and die of starvation, illness, severe weather conditions and cruelty. In most municipalities, strays are caught and killed in inhumane ways. There is no culture of sterilization. Pet breeding and trade are unregulated. There is no animal welfare legislation. There is a severe lack of education about pet care. Criminal laws are inadequate in dealing with the cruel treatment of animals of any kind.
There are organized criminal groups, so called “dog-hunters” who, armed with a wide arsenal of chemical poisons and often shotguns and knives, kill strays and often pets. Some of them openly publicize their activities and yet the authorities do nothing.
In some big cities such as Moscow and Ekaterinburg, many stray dogs are sterilized and put into municipal shelters for life. However, it is well known that the system of municipal shelters is ill-managed and thoroughly corrupt. Municipal budgets are drained of significant funds – millions of US dollars – by companies that “win” tenders to obtain operational licenses for the shelters.
These companies have no animal welfare experience and treat dogs as commodities. The dogs live in cramped and filthy conditions, with no heating in sub-zero temperatures, often starved to death, mistreated by staff and given no proper veterinary attention. There is no attempt to re-home them. Volunteers at the shelters try to help by spending their money and time on feeding, treating and re-homing the dogs. In some instances, volunteers are denied access to shelters and threatened into silence.
The battle for animal rights
Against this background, there is an ongoing battle for comprehensive animal welfare legislation to protect strays, pets and other categories of animals. The first breakthrough came in March 2011 when a draft Statute “On responsible handling of animals” No 458458-5 (the draft Statute) was passed in the first reading by Russian State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly, the country’s legislator. (Link to the bill in Russian.)
Although the draft Statute required significant improvements in many areas, it was the first real, progressive attempt to solve the problem of stray animals in a humane way and to protect animals from cruelty. There were also other promising signs – the State Duma working group responsible for the preparation of the revised draft included representatives of well known animal welfare Russian charities that had proposed over 200 amendments to the approved draft Statute.
However, since then the position has taken a turn for the worse. Since the election of the new State Duma in December 2011, the composition of the relevant State Duma working group has changed and the representatives of animal charities who had been engaged by the previous working group were removed from it. There is no publicly available information about the current status or content of the draft Statute. The head of the working group, Mr Shingarkin, appears to have little experience in animal welfare and has made unsympathetic and obstructive statements on the subject of the draft Statute in the Russian press. (Russian language newspaper article)
Also, a number of individuals have been included in the working group who are suspected by Russian animal activists of being sympathetic to inhumane treatment of animals. Some information published on the official site of the State Duma and in the Russian press suggests that the revised draft should have been presented for the second reading to the State Duma in April 2013. Although this has not happened, the second reading may take place at any time.
So what does the revised draft say and why is it surrounded by so much secrecy? Various indirect and unofficial reports from the working group say that the revised draft abandoned the concept that animals are sentient beings and introduced euthanasia as the sole method for managing stray population instead of a TNR (trap, neuter, release) program which was provided for in the approved draft Statute. The supporters of euthanasia say that TNR is an unworkable solution, at least concerning dogs, because it has been tried and failed in the past and because stray dogs pose a danger to humans. So humane euthanasia is suggested instead.
Why this won’t work
However, there is a problem. There is little doubt that in a country where corruption is rife, the legalization of euthanasia will simply provide a legitimate excuse to funnel more budget money into the greedy pockets of some civil servants and businesses while cats and dogs will be killed inhumanely in secret. In the circumstances where there appear to be no proposed mechanisms for the reduction of the production of pets (i.e. encouragement of sterilization, regulation of pet breeding), no promotion of education programs for responsible pet care, no animal welfare education for vets and no liability for cruel treatment of animals, so called “euthanasia” will in practice turn into nothing more than the secretive brutal murder of thousands of animals on a daily basis.
Couple this with the fact that this legislation is bound to set the tone for the treatment of other categories of animals, e.g., wild animals in captivity, and an ugly picture of a society condoning cruelty and promoting lack of responsibility will emerge.
The issue of pet overproduction and management of strays requires proper consideration, not a haphazard approach. There is extensive evidence from reputable international charities on the success of TNR programs if properly managed. It is incredible that international animal welfare charities are not invited to take part in these discussions and share their experiences.
On 28 April 2013, demonstrations took place in Moscow and 70 other cities of Russia as part of a Russia-wide action “Russia without cruelty” under the banner of “Law must protect not kill!” Up to 1000 people took part in the demonstration in Moscow alone. (Russian animal welfare site)
There is no time to be wasted. It is clear that if we are going to protect animals in Russia, now is the time to act. Please sign our petition and add your voice to ours.
SITUATION IN ROMANIA SEEMS ON THE BRINK – DOGCATCHERS ARE EVEN ROBBING DOGS OUT OF PRIVATE GARDENS; OUT OF THE HANDS OF OWNERS – AND ALL THIS BEFORE THE EYES OF CHILDREN
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Masacrul maidanezilor continuă la Bârlad: 180 de eutanasieri
În această săptămână, la adăpostul public de câini fără stăpân din Bârlad, a avut loc a treia tranşă de eutanasiere. Animalele au fost ţinute în adăpost, conform legii, dar nu au fost suficiente adopţii pentru a-i salva de la moarte pe toţi.
Pe 23 iunie a avut loc o nouă tranşă de eutanasiere a maidanezilor la adăpostul public din Bârlad. Au primit injecţia letală 60 de patrupede. Numărul total al câinilor ucişi a ajuns la 180. Pe de altă parte, de la începutul anului, personae fizice din oraş şi două ONG-uri de profil au adoptat aproximativ 300 de.
“Nu bucură pe nimeni că trebuie să recurgem la eutanasiere. Dar unde-i lege, nu-i tocmeală. Reprezentantul unui ONG a venit de curând şi a mai adoptat 17 câini. E salutar gestul celor care salvează maidanezii de la moarte. Din păcate, nu i-au luat pe toţi”, a declarat, pentru “Adevărul”, Adrian Cărăbăţ, directorul Grădinii Zoologice.
Momentan, la padocul public mai sunt 80 de câini. Hingherii vor continua să adune maidanezii de pe străzi şi, după umplerea locurilor de cazare şi depăşirea termenului prevăzut de lege pentru adopţii, va fi stabilită o nouă tranşă de eutanasieri.
Occupy for Animals has received an inside information saying that ASPA head, Razvan Bancescu and Police, will hit private shelters as early as tomorrow, Friday, 18th of July, 2014 and on the weekends to come.
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