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Victory: Ukraine calls for dog killing ban

November 19, 2011
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From The Independent

Ukraine has called for an end to the killing of stray dogs ahead of the Euro 2012 football championships next summer, bending to pressure from Western critics.

The Environment Ministry has urged all the country’s mayors to stop putting down dogs ahead of the June event and build animal shelters instead.

Thousands of stray dogs have been killed in Ukraine over the past year, often poisoned or injected with illegal substances, in an apparent effort to clean city streets of strays ahead of the tournament.

That has outraged local and international animal protection groups.

The ministry’s statement followed a meeting with representatives of Naturewatch, a British-based group that had actively campaigned against animal cruelty in Ukraine.

“This is a fantastic victory for Ukraine, its citizens and its animals,” said John Ruane, head of Naturewatch.

However, it remained unclear how the killing ban would be enforced. Ukraine has a large stray dog population, often numbering tens of thousands in big cities, and building shelters to house them would take months.

A ministry spokesman said the government would work on adopting legal and other changes to make the moratorium on killing legally binding across the country and said that mayors who disobey would face punishment.

The ministry also intends to help manage and finance construction of shelters.



See more: http://www.handelsblatt.com/panorama/aus-aller-welt/ukrainische-regierung-untersagt-tiertoetungen/5858870.html

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen Lyons kalmenson permalink
    November 19, 2011 6:32 pm

    We never back down
    We never quit
    We keep strong
    And focused
    Through all th sh*t
    And because we
    Are determined to
    Stand proud and tall
    We see victories,
    Big and small !

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  2. JT WALDIE permalink
    November 19, 2011 7:38 pm

    according to the article this ban is for 6 months. What happens at the end of 6 months? Are these shelters going to be a heaven-send or a hell hole, unescapable for these furbabies. This is the Ukraine, notorious for their ingeniously evil and unsrupulous methods of killing strays. Do not think for one moment this government has the best interest of these animals in mind. It may look good as public relations but in my heart and mind it smells of spin doctoring damage control.

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  3. Marietta W.Alfaro permalink
    November 19, 2011 10:32 pm

    Before rejoicing: Pls NOTE that there is nothing legally enforced as yet…all is an “intent” at this stage. The pressure should continue, as i m afraid this is more a smoke screen than anythig else; it does not look like a serious attempt to stop the burning of strays alive for good. WE have to keep the pressure on by demanding they put their “intent” into a LEGALLY BINDING document. Till then…… all is ljust a demagogic utterance without substance, and the animals continue to be massacred!

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  4. linda badham permalink
    November 20, 2011 1:22 pm

    TALK IS CHEAP—-ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS AGES AGO ! INJECTING DOGS WITH ILLEAGLE SUBSTANCES SO THEY DIE IN AGONY IS A DISGRACE TO THE WORLD. I CAN NOT IN MY HEAD UNDERSTAND SUCH HEARTRENDING KILLING OF GODS CREATURES, WHO ARE YOU TO DO THIS ???? WHO’S AT FAULT FOR STRAY DOGS ? CERTAINLY NOT THEM. YOU NEED TO LEARN THAT ANIMALS HAVE A LIFE IN THIS WORLD AS MUCH AS YOU DO (IN MY BOOK MORE RIGHT THAN PEOPLE LIKE YOU) . STOP THIS NOW ! BELIEVE ME YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR KARMA WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT. !!!!!!!!

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  5. mymy permalink
    November 22, 2011 6:28 pm

    ESTOY DE ACUERDO CON TODOS LOS PANELISTAS QUE VAN A HACER CON LOS POBRES ANIMALES LOS VAN A MATAR DESPUES DE 6 MESES?POR QUE POR LO QUE VEO ES QUE QUIEREN MOSTRAR UNA IMAGEN QUE NO ES ….DE UNA CUIDAD LIMPIA Y RELUCIENTE LIBRE DE TODA SUCIEDA?ESO ES LO QUE BUSCAN…..ME PARECE EL COLMO EN LUGAR DE ESO PONGAN UNA LEY DE ESTIRILIZACION A LOS ANIMALITOS Y SACAR MULTA A AQUELLOS QUE SE LUCRAN CON CRIADEROS DE ANIMALES Y MUCHOS DE ELLOS SON ABANDONADOS Y DESPUES TENER QUE SUFRIR CON ESTO….DEFINITIVAMENTE LA IGNORANCIA ES LA QUE NOS LLEVA A TODO ESTO PORQUE NO HACEN CAMPAÑAS DE PREVENCION Y QUE ESTO QUE NO SOLO SEA EN ESTE PAIS SINO EN TODOS DONDE LAS LEYES SE VUELVAN BIEN DRASTICAS TENEMOS QUE HACER VALER EL DERECHO DE LA VIDA A ESTOS ANIMALES Y NO ESTAR ASI A MEDIAS…..

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