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Ancona 2008

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von Sonny4Animals

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Viele haben auf den Jahrestag der Ancona-Hunde gewartet. Schließlich hieß es ja: nach einem Jahr muß nach italienischen Recht eine Entscheidung fallen.

Was geschah zum Jahrestag?

Nichts - bisher...

Ich kann diese Selbstherrlichkeit der zuständigen Stellen wirklich nicht mehr nachvollziehen.

Was soll das? Man verhält sich dort gerade so, als gäbe es nicht genug "streunende" Hunde in Italien, die zu einem absolut unwürdiges Leben dort verurteilt sind, verhungern, überfahreren werden und einfach nur so totgeschlagen.

Als bräuchte man die Hunde aus Griechenland auch noch...

Die ursprünglichen Gründe, dass die aus Griechenland kommenden Hunde in deutschen Versuchslaboren landen, oder auch andere fadenscheinige Begründungen, konnten mehr als einmal beweiskräftig ausgeräumt werden.

Alle, immer wieder aufs neue eingeforderten Nachweise und Unterlagen wurden geduldig immer wieder neu erbracht und vorgelegt.

Um wieder neu gefordert zu werden...

Was in Ancona mit den Tieren geschieht - nicht zum ersten Male, wie wir wissen - ist eine Farce. Eine Unverschämtheit. Ein Schlag ins Gesicht aller, die noch an Recht und Gerechtigkeit glauben oder auch nur noch einen Hauch von Glauben haben oder hatten.

Ist Zeichen einer Verächtlichkeit gegenüber allen nichtmenschlichen Lebensformen. Zeichen auch der Verachtung gegenüber denen, die sich für genau dieses Leben einsetzen.

Viele haben alles ihnen mögliche getan, um den Hunden dort zu helfen - sie aus den Verliesen italienischer Tierheime und von nackten Betonböden herauszuholen und ihren legitimen Eigentümern zuzuführen.

Aber offensichtlich können die Verantwortlichen in Ancona das Recht mit Füssen treten.

Ich klage deshalb an.

Die zuständigen italienischen Behörden, wegen ihrer bornierten Art und Weise, ihrer Ignoranz und Unmenschlichkeit.

Die deutschen Politiker, die alle (!!) mehrfach angeschrieben, und um Hilfe gebeten wurden - es aber nicht für notwendig erachtet haben, überhaupt sinnvoll zu reagieren.

Die vielen, vielen Prominenten, die ebenfalls um Hilfe gebeten nur weggeschaut haben. Mit ganz wenigen Ausnahmen.

Die Menschen, die aufgrund von persönlichen Erlebnissen einen Rassenhass pflegen, der über Leichen - in diesem Fall Tierleichen - geht ; Menschen, die korrumpieren, denunzieren und alles zum Zwecke der Befriedigung persönlicher Rache, ihrer Profilneurose oder anderer krankhafter Veränderungen der Persönlichkeit.

Menschen, die zulassen, dass im eigenen Land Tiere auf offener Strasse gequält und getötet werden.

Die Massenmedien - von ARD bis zur Frankfurter Allgemeinen, vom Focus bis zum Stern, von RTL bis SAT1 - die offensichtlich keine "Quote" witterten in der "Story" um die Ancona Hunde....

Die involvierten "Rechtsgelehrten", die nur Profit aus den Tieren schlagen wollten

Die Liste lässt sich unendlich weiterführen.

Aber die Hunde sitzen noch immer in ihren italienischen Gefängnissen, schauen ungläubig in den kalten nächtlichen Himmel und fragen sich: "Was macht ihr nur mit uns"

Morgen feiert die christliche Welt das Osterfest.

Toll.

Selbst der Vatikan, bzw. der Papst selbst hatten es nicht nötig, auf unsere Mails und Informationen zu reagieren.

Frohe Ostern...

Wir werden nicht aufgeben. Werden weitermachen und solange "nerven" bis was geschieht.

Aber langsam verzweifeln auch wir.

An solchen Menschen.



Jochen - sonny4animals

 

One Voice investigates China's dog meat trade

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China can host an Olympics yet has not a single animal welfare protection law. Concerned, campaign group One Voice sent a team to investigate China’s dog meat trade. This is the disturbing footage they brought back. Warning: includes harrowing scenes of dogs being beaten and stabbed. Children in particular should not view it.

Please visit One Voice (link to http://www . onevoice-ear . org/combattre/petitions/p etition_chine_ english . html) to sign our petition calling for China to introduce animal welfare legislation that would ban such cruelty.

Video: http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=30201934

 

Estate's cat lovers raise reward to catch and prosecute 'serial killer' (Hongkong)

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Posted by David Wong, Animal Earth

Cat lovers have set up a fund to offer a HK$2,000 reward to anyone who
supplies information leading to the prosecution of cat abusers.

South China Morning Post

CITY By May Chan 2008-03-18

Estate's cat lovers raise reward to catch and prosecute 'serial killer'

Cat lovers have set up a fund to offer a HK$2,000 reward to anyone who
supplies information leading to the prosecution of cat abusers.

William Fung, a long-time volunteer for cat protection, has already pooled
in excess of HK$14,000 with more than 20 like-minded people.

They are now targeting a possible serial cat killer in On Ting Estate, Tuen
Mun, who has allegedly killed more than 100 cats in eight years. The
volunteers collected more than 600 signatures from the estate's residents on
Sunday and distributed handbills detailing the HK$2,000 reward.

Mr Fung said the cat killer used to strike late at night. After he killed
them he hung them in prominent places so everyone could see ... he is really
a psycho.

Some of the volunteers on the estate once came close to catching the killer
in the act, Mr Fung said.

He hoped to put the killer in jail and wanted enough money to pursue cat
abuse cases across the city.

We are disappointed with the police and the government in how they handle
animal abuse ... they are only paying lip service. And now we hope to rally
the community to keep a close eye on the killer and hand him over to the
police. We also wish to educate the young about what is right and what is
wrong so that they will learn to respect life.

David Wong Kai-yan, chief officer of Animal Earth, said this attempt to
catch and punish cat abusers showed the sense of anger and helplessness felt
by animal-lovers. I guess most of us feel very frustrated with the current
situation - that the police are not making enough efforts to catch those
criminals.

Though he agreed that offering a reward may raise public awareness, he said
it was important to draw the line on what people could and should do. It
could be dangerous for us to try and catch the killer on our own.

Copyright (c) 2008. South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights
reserved.

 

Another cat found dead from abuse (Hongkong)

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Posted by David Wong, Animal Earth

A cat was found dead, apparently after being abused, in Siu Sai Wan
yesterday, where another cat was believed to have been beaten to death by 10
young people earlier last week.

South China Morning Post

By Martin Wong 2008-03-09

Another cat found dead from abuse

A cat was found dead, apparently after being abused, in Siu Sai Wan
yesterday, where another cat was believed to have been beaten to death by 10
young people earlier last week.

Animal Earth chief officer David Wong Kai-yan has described the latest case
as a challenge to law and order in Hong Kong.

Police said a woman found the brown-and-grey cat lying motionless on a
hillside outside Yiu Tsui House in Kai Tsui Court shortly after 2am.

That is not far from the hillside outside Hiu Tsui Court, where a
black-and-white cat was found dead in a drain on Wednesday, leading to the
arrest of 10 people aged between 13 and 25.

Workers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals took the
second cat away for examination.

A police spokesman said: "Initial examination showed the cat's legs were
broken." Police have not ruled out a link between the two cases.

"It is sad to see such violent acts against animals so often in Hong Kong,"
Mr Wong said. Animal Earth said it would lobby the government to increase
the penalty for cruelty to animals, which carries up to three years' jail
and a HK$200,000 fine.

Police investigated 62 animal abuse cases last year, up from 53 in 2006 and
29 in 2005. Twenty arrests were made.

 

Olympics clean up Chinese style: Inside Beijing's shocking death camp for cats

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By SIMON PERRY - More by this author » Last updated at 00:55am on 9th March 2008
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Thousands of pet cats in Beijing are being abandoned by their owners and sent to die in secretive government pounds as China mounts an aggressive drive to clean up the capital in preparation for the Olympic Games.

Hundreds of cats a day are being rounded and crammed into cages so small they cannot even turn around.

Then they are trucked to what animal welfare groups describe as death camps on the edges of the city.

The cull comes in the wake of a government campaign warning of the diseases cats carry and ordering residents to help clear the streets of them.






Cat owners, terrified by the disease warning, are dumping their pets in the streets to be picked up by special collection teams.

Paranoia is so intense that six stray cats -including two pregnant females - were beaten to death with sticks by teachers at a Beijing kindergarten, who feared they might pass illnesses to the children.

China's leaders are convinced that animals pose a serious urban health risk and may have contributed to the outbreak of SARS - a deadly respiratory virus - in 2003.

But the crackdown on cats is seen by animal campaigners as just one of a number of extreme measures being taken by communist leaders to ensure that its capital appears clean, green and welcoming during the Olympics.






Polluting factories in and around the city are being ordered to shut down or relocate during the Games to ease Beijing's choking smog and drivers are allowed out on to the roads only three times a week.

Fares on the city's underground network have been cut to just two yuan (14p) for any journey - a six-fold reduction on some routes - to keep people off buses, and beggars and street sleepers are being moved to out-of-town camps or given train fares back to their home provinces.

Meanwhile, taxi drivers have been made to attend lessons in how to greet passengers politely in English and a city-wide courtesy campaign has been launched to teach Beijing's notoriously dour and grumpy citizens how to smile and be pleasant to foreigners.

The cull of Beijing's estimated 500,000 cat population is certain to provoke international outrage as it comes just over a year after the Chinese were criticised for rounding up and killing stray dogs across the country.


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Animal welfare groups in China are already protesting, but their members fear punishment from the authorities.

Officials say people can adopt animals from the 12 cat pounds set up around the city, but welfare groups say they are almost impossible to get inside and believe few cats survive.

One cat lovers' group negotiated the release of 30 pets from one of the compounds in Shahe, north-west Beijing, but said they were in such a pitiful condition that half of them died within days of their release.

"These cats are being left to die. It is very inhumane," said the group's founder Yan Qi, who runs a sanctuary for cats.




"People don't want to keep cats in Beijing any more so they abandon them or send them to the compounds.

"When we went inside, we saw about 70 cats being kept in cages stacked one on top of the other in two tiny rooms.

"Disease spreads quickly among them and they die slowly in agony and distress. The government won't even do the cats the kindness of giving them lethal injections when they become sick. They just wait for them to die.

"It is the abandoned pets that suffer the most and die the soonest. They relied so much on their owners that they can't cope with the new environment.

"Most refuse to eat or drink and get sick more quickly than the feral cats."

Ms Yan's group has now been denied access to the pounds. "We do not believe any of the cats that go in there survive," she said. "They are like death camps."

Ms Yan said there was another reason for people abandoning their cats - the 200 yuan (£14) fee they face if they want to have their pets neutered and tagged.

"We have tried to negotiate with the government to stop the round-ups and to introduce cut-price neutering services so that people can afford to keep their pets but they won't listen to us," she said.

"They are not thinking about the cats. They just want to get results in the quickest way possible, by clearing as many cats from the city as they can."

Retired doctor Hu Yuan, 80, runs one of the few remaining refuges for abandoned pets in her ramshackle home in the ancient Long Tou Jing area of Beijing.

She shares her tiny home with 250 abandoned cats and has taken in 70 over the past 12 months alone.

She pays for neutering and food from her pension and donations. She said: "If I don't take them in, the government will kill them.

"People believe what the government tells them and that is why they are abandoning more and more family pets."

She said the problem could be traced back to former president Jiang Zemin for the crackdown.

"He didn't like dogs so he decided to have dogs killed. But there was a bad reaction from the foreign media and they were pressured to stop.

"Now they have stopped killing dogs but the new victims are cats. It is all connected to the Olympics."

Cats are regularly dumped on her doorstep late at night by owners frightened by the government campaign.

"The situation is very bad now," said Ms Hu. "When women get pregnant, the doctor will ask them if they have a cat in the house.

"If they reply Yes, they tell them, 'You must get rid of it, it will be bad for the baby'.

"I keep all the cats in my house and 100 of them sleep in my bedroom at night. I am too frightened to let them out. If they go outside, they will be taken away and killed.

"The government is not telling people the truth. Look at me. I live with them 24 hours a day, seven days a week and I am very healthy."

The round-up has been particularly intense in areas around Olympic venues and in streets and alleys surrounding five-star hotels where guests will stay during the summer games.

Despite the health warnings, the round-up of cats has led to a surge in the number of restaurants in the capital serving cat meat, according to Ms Hu.

She said hundreds of cats were also being sent to Guangzhou in southern China, an area infamous for restaurants that serve meat from cats and dogs and exotic animals such as snakes and tigers.

It was in July last year that district officials were instructed to begin an intense round-up of cats as part of Beijing's pre-Olympics clean-up. Now notices have been put up urging residents to hand in cats.

Welfare groups estimate that tens of thousands have been collected in the past few months.

The Mail on Sunday went to the cat pound in Shahe on the north-western fringes of Beijing but we were repeatedly refused admission.

"No one can come in without official papers," staff shouted from behind padlocked steel gates.

At another, larger compound in Da Niu Fang village, the sound of cats wailing could be clearly heard coming from a cluster of tin-roofed sheds, but workers denied they were holding any cats.

"There are no cats here, go away. No one is allowed inside unless you have official permission," a security guard said.

The killing of the six stray cats at the kindergarten - where staff at a Beijing cigarette factory leave their children - is the most striking illustration of the city-wide fear of cats.

A teacher at the nursery said: "We did it out of love for the children. We were worried the cats might harm them. These six cats had been hanging around the kindergarten looking for food.

"So three male teachers put out plates of tuna in cages for bait, trapped the cats and then beat them to death with sticks.

"We were very worried the children might try to stroke them and that the cats might scratch them or pass on diseases. We had to get rid of the cats and this was the only way to do it."

Christie Yang of the charity Animals Asia, which liaises with the Beijing animal welfare groups, said: "We are seriously concerned.

"We understand that with the Olympic Games the Beijing government is eager to show the world the city in a good light.

"But capturing and dealing with cats in such an inhumane way will seriously tarnish the image of Beijing and the Games."

. Names of the animal campaigners have been changed as the people we interviewed are concerned about officials' reaction to our story.


http://wwwdailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=528694&in_page_id=1766&ito=1490



Doomed: Terrified cats crammed tightly into cages are hauled off to a meat market in Guangzhou



Secretive: The compound at Da Niu Fang which is patrolled by security guards



Refuge: Campaigner Hu Yuan, 80, with some of the 250 cats she has taken in at her Beijing home



A rescued pet showing clear signs of disease

 

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