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Stop the killing of dogs and cats for the European Football Championship | Petitions, Sample letter

October 24, 2011

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The Ukraine is poisoning, shooting and even burning stray animals alive: the preparations for Eurofoot 2012 are running at full swing!

Several mass killings of animals have been conducted in preparation for the European soccer championship in 2012. Thousands of dogs are cruelly poisoned or shot in the street.

Stray dogs and cats are killed using an illegal poison called ditiline. The strays are shot with the poison and their respiratory muscles are paralyzed. In other words, their lungs freeze, collapse and fail to function. Others are locked up in so-called “killing stations”, where most of the animals die of starvation or lack of water. Some even start cannibalizing each other.

The city Lysychansk (eastern Ukraine) is even shooting and burning animals alive as part of the football preparations for Eurofoot 2012 which has been proudly announced in the following newspaper:

The crematorium on wheels was bought by the town for a cost of 198,000 UAH (20,500 euros) – imagine the number of animals who could have been spayed and neutered for the same money!

In the following video you can see the mobile crematorium when it was presented on the national TV:

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The crematorium is operated by a driver, an operator and a catcher “armed” with a syringe gun. They paralyze the animals and throw them into the container. As soon as they collect 40 kilos, they burn the paralyzed dogs and cats while they are still alive. The municipality also lends the mobile crematorium  to other cities and districts of the region.

The captured animals are thrown alive into the oven to 900 degrees Celsius.

According to locals, the dogs and cats are burned alive!

Ukranian animal rights activists have been protesting this practice for more than a year, and operations director of the UEFA, Martin Kallen, has publicly said that he does not approve of any methods of animal control that constitute animaly cruelty. However, nothing has been done to investigate the burnings. In fact, UEFA president Michel Platini visited the Ukraine in September 2011 and said he was pleased with Ukraine’s progress.


Stop the killing of dogs and cats for the European Football Championship

Please help us, the mass murder needs to stop of dogs in Ukraine

  • Letter Translation

Dear Madam Ambassador,

I was shocked to learn that homeless animals are killed in the Ukraine before Euro 2012 in the cruelest way.The overpopulation of homeless dogs and cats must not be fought with mass killings – these methods are inhumane and totally counterproductive, as the uniform population of dogs and cats in Ukraine proves.

The only humane and sustainable way to address the overpopulation is the neuter and release method. Here the animals are neutered and returned to their original location. With this letter I would like the protests of animal rights activists from Ukraine, Switzerland and connect from around the world, arguing for an end to the cruel treatment of homeless dogs and cats in the Ukraine.

Please make sure that Ukraine will stop the atrocities committed against the homeless animals, and instead show their fellow citizens and the world that a sensitive and effective solution to combat over population possible.

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  • Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich für die Beendung der Hundetötungen in der Ukraine ausgesprochen haben: Thank you for signing for dogs of Ukraine


Whom To Contact | You may get some returned addresses (four), but I kept them in case they are revalidated 

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President Viktor Yanukovych
252008 Kiev Ukraine
Vul. Bankova, 11
Tel: 380-44-226-3265
Fax: 380-44-293-1001

Ministry of Environmental Protection of Ukraine
Mister Movchan
35, Urytskogo Str. Kiev, Ucraina
03.035 YKPAIHA

Foreign Office

Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Ministry of Education

ministry alive. environment

Ministers for Family and Youth

Ministry of Justice

Interior Ministry Luhansk region:

End Kiev

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Sample Letter

Subject: Immediately stop the mass killings of stray animals in preparation for Eurofoot 2012

Mister President and Whom It Concerns,

For a few months, and within the framework of the Eurofoot 2012, international networks and various media have been protesting against the extermination of indigenous animals taking place at the moment in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian administration gave its support, and allowed the use of crematorium furnaces to exterminate animals. The whole world is wondering about the reasons that led your government to such a decision, a distressing solution, unworthy of a civilised country.

You cannot hide your acts: these crematorium furnaces, poisonings, and mass graves of animals are seen by people, including children, internationally.

This situation leads to increasing world-wide information campaigns and protests against the atrocities that are being carried out in your country.

You can thus expect boycott of tourism and commerce, advertising against Ukraine, demonstrations in front of your embassies, travel agencies, on the internet, and in various media.

Mister President, the international community asks you to collaborate with and so reassure your fellow-countrymen on the situation in Ukraine. Not doing so would be harmful to the beauty and values of your country, would reduce tourism, and increase the lack of consideration and interest for the Eurofoot 2012.

We diplomatically ask you to collaborate with well-known international animal welfare organisations that can advise you, and help your administration achieve a spay and neuter program right now.

Yours respectfully,

To help all animals, GO VEGAN! 

ukraine why
are you causing
such pain
to innocent animals
this is amoral
and insane
the sensible
neuter and spay
as long as you keep
on killing
we will not
go away!!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

5 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 24, 2011 2:08 pm

    ukraine why
    are you causing
    such pain
    to innocent animals
    this is amoral
    and insane
    the sensible
    neuter and spay
    as long as you keep
    on killing
    we will not
    go away!!!!!


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