Send an email to City of Kharkiv to urge them to stop killing dogs!
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Background | Source Four Paws
Even after long negotiations, the City of Kharkiv won’t implement the well-proven FOUR PAWS strategy of neutering, vaccinating and releasing stray dogs. Shortly before the signing of the cooperation agreement, essential sections of it were removed, although the Ukrainian cities of Kiev, Lviv, Donetsk and Zaporozhe accepted the exact same sections and have launched the stray care project successfully.
FOUR PAWS believes the changes would mean that the project will not be implemented properly and the ending of the dog killings by the authorities would not have been guaranteed. These conditions, however, are essential for a successful implementation of the project. There won’t be any compromise over the welfare of dogs and other animals nor on the quality of care, as the head of the Ukraine project, Dr. Amir Khalil, confirmed on site.
Help us to guarantee a humane solution for the stray dogs: Send a protest email to the Ukrainian authorities today.
Online appeal for the City of Kharkiv to stop killing dogs
Dear President YANUKOVYCH,
Dear Prime Minister AZAROV,
Dear Minister for Environment STAVYTSKYI,
Dear Major of the City of Kharkiv KERNES,
I am closely following FOUR PAWS’ initiative in Ukraine where they are implementing a humane way of reducing the stray dog population in a long-term and sustainable way. I am delighted to read in various news reports that progress has been achieved in the cities of Kiev, Donetsk, Lviv and Zaporozhye and I would like to thank those responsible for supporting this project and making it happen.
However I am outraged to learn that one of the four EURO 2012 cities – Kharkiv – is still not willing to accept the same conditions that the other cities have already agreed to. Professional neutering, vaccinating, caring and releasing of stray dogs (including ear tagging) is key to the project being successful.
I therefore strongly urge you to study the position currently held by the city of Kharkiv and ask you to officially announce the ending of dog killings and the beginning of close co-operation with FOUR PAWS who can implement humane methods of dealing with the stray dog issue.
FOUR PAWS has given
you a humane way,
but kharkiv still wants
to torture and slay.
you think this will
keep the stray
population at bay?
but animal rights
WILL NOT GO AWAY!!!
Karen Lyons Kalmenson