Ukraine prepares to host the European Football Championship 2012 and its efforts to present a country more elegant has caused that want to eliminate all street animals. The solution to the problem has been to kill them.
The Ukraine Government has decided get rid of all cats and dogs Street of the city to clean it before the arrival of journalists, players and tourists visiting the city with a view to the holding of the euro 2012, According to the daily "The Sun"
An investigation found that the animals were not relocated, but they were poisoned or shot. Only in Kiev, the capital of the country, It is estimated that a 20.000 animals have been killed.
In the city of Donetsk, a Kennel has received approximately 40 euros per each dog who has sacrificed. This news will certainly affect both to the animal lovers as lovers of football.
Ukraine, together with Poland organizes the European Championship 2012, It was announced earlier this month that would kill dogs. But Judith Pein, of the German branch of PETA, People for the ethical treatment of animals, It has ensured that this It is still happening.
According to Judith, “It would be cruel to do this anyway, but do it for football is outrageous. The people in these shelters which we call told us it was old and sick dogs, but there was no puppies from there”
"These murders this directly related to the holding of the euro" 2012. The killing of dogs is a business very cost effective”. PETA claims that they are not aware of how many dogs are killing in Poland.
The Parliament of Romania sought to end on Tuesday with the chronic problem of the wild dogs by approving a draft law that will allow citizens to catch and kill the animals, a decision that has angered activists.
According to the authorities, There is more than 40.000 wild dogs in the streets of Bucharest, a problem exacerbated by dictator Nicolas Ceaucescu Communist, that forced thousands of people to move to apartments which could not do is charge of the animals.
In the 80, Ceauşescu ordered the destruction of many villages in the capital to make room for concrete apartment blocks. The problem of stray dogs has not undertaken properly since, and every year there are thousands of people receiving treatment for dog bites.
The new legislation allows that authorities slaughtered dogs no one take 30 days after his capture. However, municipalities would need to organize local referendums or carry out surveys if they want to impose this practice.
Activists for the rights of animals from around the world, including French actress Brigitte Bardot, they have begun to raise awareness of the problem, criticizing the project in Romania to kill dogs and instead proposing his capture and sterilization, a more complicated and expensive process.
“This is immoral”, He told Reuters by telephone Marcela Pisla, President of the Association of Cutu-Cutu animal rights.
“In any way, the wild dogs may not be captured, and animal lovers will hidden to many others, In addition to that there will always be puppies abandoned on the streets”, said.
During his tenure as Mayor of Bucharest at the beginning of the last decade, President Traian Basescu provoked protests by his attempt to clean up the capital of herds of stray dogs, throwing back finally in the face of international criticism.
Mistreating an animal in Aragon (Spain) It can cost 150.000 EUR
It is the community with the penalty high for this type of crime. Since the beginning of year, the Seprona has received 25 allegations of mistreatment of animals, including that of a man hanged his dog
Mistreating an animal in Aragon It can cost up 150.253 EUR, the highest fine of all Spain and a lot distance which can be found in the rest of the country communities, Although it is not almost never imposed and also, "it is common that no one should pay", According to Mar García, President of the Aragonese protector of animals Alborada.
Since the beginning of year, the Seprona (Protection of the nature of the Civil Guard service) He has received 25 allegations of animal abuse in the three provinces. 17 of them took place in Teruel.
In most cases, denouncing the lack of food or the lack of control, and almost always it's pets. In a same farm in Zaragoza, for example, they arrived to find up to five irregularities. A serious, by keep livestock bravo in "poor sanitary conditions" and "weather, "lack of blocks".
The Law 11/2003 animal protection in the autonomous community of Aragon It establishes fines stepped by the type of crime: the light reaches the 600 EUR, the bass up to 6.000 and the very serious are punishable with 150.253 EUR.
The services provincial of agriculture de la Diputación General de Aragón are responsible for determining the seriousness of each case. In the BOA still not reported any cases that have received the highest fine. In fact, the majority does not nor the thousand euros.
Anyway, the potential penalties are far superior to the other communities of Spain. In Madrid, the maximum is of 30.000 EUR, in Asturias of 90.000, in Galicia of 15.000 and in Navarra, of 3.000.
A hanged dog
L'aliaga, ADPCA, PAW, Animal equality, Equanimal and Anima Naturalis are just some of the many associations that are working to ensure respect for the rights of animals in Aragon. There is even a party, PACMA-party animal in Aragon.
Alborada is on that list. "We take care of communicating the Seprona when there is any irregularity", has the President, that addition It praises the work of this unit of the Guardia Civil because it says that they act very quickly.
"The problem is that they reported", "be punished and then can not change the situation", says García. Those reported are declared insolvent or simply ignore the sanctions.
Remember a case that happened in Fañanas, Huesca, where a neighbor received a complaint by not feeding to 22 dogs. "The first warning was given in" 2005, he fined more than thousand euros. Three years later, He received another similar sentence, "but even last year was a live dog", says.
Also in Huesca, a few months ago was reported a man hanged his dog. In Zaragoza, so far year already several equidae and wild cattle by lack of feeding of owners have died.
"Recently we learned of a woman who called the police because in their building had two dogs on a low terrace". When speaking with the community of neighbors, "the woman owner of animals almost hit and since suffering harassment", says Mar García.
That dog is man's best friend is a cliché, because the cruelty suffered by Jerry is him not nor an enemy. Its owner, an Italian of Desenzano del Garda, in the Lombard region, buried it half a meter in depth and covered with rubble. Their moans alerted to a pedestrian who told the police, After digging found the animal to die dehydrated.
The dog had been two days buried, a blindfold tied eyes completed torture planned by its owner, According to published ' Il Corriere della Sera'.
Jerry lay beneath the Earth and his salvation has been a miracle. A Walker, weird in that area in open country, he heard about from moans in an area near.
He alerted the police who arrived shortly after and after a few brief minutes of inspection on the ground they heard a somewhat distant cry, that came from bass about rubble.
There dug the officers who found the dog that was breathing with difficulty, soaring eyes with signs of dehydration.
After several hours of research, the police identified the owner of Jerry. The man admitted having buried alive his dog 40 hours before.
He is now charged with animal abuse, aggravated by the cruelty of the fact, While the dog has been relocated to a refuge for animals in Brescia, location where the event occurred.
Determined to reach the ultimate conclusion is Patricia Cocas, This, According to the same, It is to see during the investigation of the case the responsibilities of Sergio Echeverría, Mayor of San Joaquin, in the facts occurred the 17 October where township officials injected a lethal substance into dogs abandoned on public street.
The leader of the NGO, He noted PrensAnimalista that on Monday they stand securely 24 October in the twelfth Court of guarantee of Santiago, one action criminal against those who are responsible for the brutal and massive elimination of dogs abandoned in the commune. He stated that the cause we are adding more background, which agravarían significantly the facts.
"Here there are two serious crimes". The first is abuse and animal cruelty; and the second is the improper manipulation of drugs by non trained personnel. Add to this the lack of administrative probity by Sergio Echeverría. In case of correct fraud, "the consequence would be the removal of the aedile's duties".
Tula lost his left leg wounds caused by the ammunition.
For the first time in Spain, Fourteen guns is addition to a Hunter for firing an animal.
A Hunter in Alcaracejos, Córdoba, declares today as for allegedly shooting a Gata It responds to the name of Tula, and he lost his left leg wounds caused by the ammunition. In Court No. 1 of Pozoblanco,Córdoba, a criminal procedure for an alleged crime of maltreatment has opened up to domestic animals, in which the Organization The refuge is specified as a popular accusation.
This is the first criminal procedure in which the shelter is personado from the entry into force of the reform of the criminal code the past 22 of December. Since this organization, that complaint the abandonment and mistreatment of animals, are satisfied, that thanks to the reform of the criminal code the people that they will commit such acts eventually sat in the dock.
The facts date back to the past 25 April, When the refuge receives one called alert of the family of Tula that they warn of its cat is shot supposedly from a neighbor of Alcaracejos, Córdoba, in the presence of them. Tula is removed urgently to a veterinary Centre where, At last, him they maiming the left leg by the serious injuries caused by the ammunition. Immediately protectionist members moving to the location of the incident and presented two complaints: in the barracks of the Guardia Civil of Pozoblanco, Córdoba; and another at the courthouse in that same location.
The Civil Guard decided to requisition to the defendant, alleged perpetrator of the shooting, a total of fourteen guns, include a compressed air carbine, six shotguns and seven rifles. For the first time in Spain, Fourteen guns is addition to a Hunter for firing an animal.
The refuge is immersed in more of 150 criminal proceedings, Civil and administrative in different autonomous communities.
The Mayor of Coslada ensures that you have to introduce new rates for the situation left by the previous socialist mayor, Angel Viveros.
Already the first mayor warned it a week ago. “Every time I see more likely have to put the rate of garbage back”, said Raul Lopez. And now the time has come. The mayor says that the cosladeños will have to pay this tribute to the consistory again before “the bad situation econoómica” living the municipal coffers, as reported by dcoslada.es.
Waiting for the budgeting with a view to next year, What is sure is that residents of Coslada will have to scratch the Pocket to help clean up the municipal accounts. Like this, as confirmed the Mayor, “Let's put the rate of garbage. They be a 45 euros per year approximately”, ensures.
This rate was eliminated during the last legislature where Lopez was Mayor. Behind him, during the tenure of Angel Viveros, It did not return to collect the neighbours. Now, the situation “very bad”, as as López, forced to reimpose this collection. “We bring forward this or this Council would have to be forced to take more drastic alternatives”, says the first mayor.
In the same way, There will also be a sewer rate “It will be included in the receipt of water” and whose amount, still to be determined, “will be small, little appreciable”, According to Alderman.
To finish, a novelty. The Ayuntamiento de Coslada will also impose a new rate to those neighbors that are owners of a dog. In this case, the amount would be of 25 euros per year.
“To all this I call him Angel nurseries rate, It is the heritage left to us by the Socialist Party. We are obliged to do this. What else would like I do but I am in the unfortunate situation of having to implement a rate and that is by mismanagement of Angel Viveros”, explains Raúl López.
One of the most critical responsibilities for persons engaged in the care and protection of animals is to provide the most humane death possible for pets when euthanasia is needed. The term euthanasia comes from the Greek meaning good death. In order to be considered human, each technique must be carried out with little or no pain-free, rapid loss of consciousness, followed by a cardiac or respiratory arrest, and lately the death.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recommended as the preferred agent for euthanasia of pets an injection of sodium pentobarbital prepared especially to be used in cases of euthanasia,. This method , When is conducted properly, is the most humane method, insurance, less tense, and it is the method preferred by the HSUS, The American Humane Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
The shelter staff must consider many factors when choosing a method of euthanasia. The most important factor obviously , is the most humane method. Other considerations include the number of available staff, training offered to the staff responsible for euthanasia and statutory limitations. Once the preferred the refuge staff method has been chosen should be manener an exact inventory of drugs used to keep the proper amount and to comply with federal and State requirements.
The renew of euthanasia procedures evaluation is an obligation of the refuge managers, in order to ensure that animals are being treated properly, and verify that the employees are competent, sensitive and properly trained. Euthanasia must be entrusted to staff more aware and qualified, never to a person who is neglected, indifferent to the suffering of animals, or without training in animal behavior or euthanasia techniques. Employees must respond emotionally to the euthanasia of a large number of animals, at the same time maintaining a sense of affection and responsibility for the welfare of each cat and individual dog.
The injection of sodium pentobarbital, administered by trained personnel, It is the preferred method of euthanasia in dogs and cats.
The HSUS recommends that administrators of the refuge should make sure that staff who administered euthanasia to be adequately trained before running the euthanasia. The HSUS recommends that two people are here to carry out euthanasia: a charge of sustain and calm the animal and another to inject it.
Intravenous injection ((IV)) It is considered the method faster and more reliable euthanasia when it can be administered without causing fear or distress in the animal. The injection of sodium pentobarbital can be managed via interperiotoneal (IP) (within the peritoneal cavity) kittens and puppies when intravenous injections are difficult or little practice.
The administration of sedative to aggressive animals should be considered, terrified, wild or ferozes before the is administered sodium pentobarbital injection. Intercardiacas injections (IC) (within the heart) they are acceptable only in animals which are unconscious or in a deep state of anestetización. Because intra-hepáticas injections (IH) (within the liver) have not been the sufficiently studied, The HSUS is unable to recommend injections IH as an acceptable method. There are questions unresolved as to the accuracy of injection, the sensitivity of the bodies to the pain, its adaptability to multiple species, and the easy induction to the State of unconsciousness.
In addition, following injections are not acceptable methods of euthanasia: subcutaneous (under the skin), intramuscular (in the muscle), intrapulmonares (in the lungs), intrarenal (in the kidneys), within the spleen, within the membranes of the spine, intratoráxica (within the thoracic cavity), and any other type of non-vascular injections.
Sodium pentobarbital is a barbiturate of inventory II, which means that it is a substance controlled by the federal Government and can only be purchased using the registry and the Administration drug purchase order (DEA). The purchase is subject to the requirements of security, and federal inventory control. The use of this drug is carefully controlled by the laws and State regulations.
[stextbox id=”info” float=”true” width =”350″]COMBINATIONS OF PENTOBARBITAL
Any combination of pentobarbital with a crippling neuromuscular agent is totally unacceptable as a method of euthanasia. However, available on the market other combinations of products such as Beutanasia-D, which combines with other substances pentobarbital to accelerate the cardiac arrest.
Beutanasia-D is a drug of inventory III, which means that it can be obtained from the manufacturer by any person or entity with the DEA registration, ener without a purchase order. However, Inventory III drugs are subject to the same requirements of security and control of row that the drug inventory II.
T-61 is a combination of injecting drug users is unacceptable. This combination contains a local anesthetic, a general anesthetic and a crippling neuromuscular agent. In the United States has been removed from the market by manufacturers, but it still exists in Canada. This injection is designed to be administered intravenously at a rate of accurate injection (1CC by 5 seconds), which is impossible to maintain. Still the fact more important that if T-61 is improperly managed can cause great pain and paralysis to the respiratory system (asphyxia) the animal before it loses consciousness. Due to these limitations, T-61 is an unacceptable euthanasia method.
When carbon monoxide (CO) It is administered in a room properly manufactured and equipped, It is then considered a method of acceptable euthanasia for some animals; However, The HSUS believes that it is less appropriate than sodium pentobarbital.
The many limitations of the carbon monoxide makes a method more cost and more slowly than the fatal injection. The animals of less than four months old have shown resistance to the lack of oxygen (hypoxia). The use of the carbon monoxide as method of euthanasia is totally unacceptable in dogs and cats of elderly or less than four months old, sick or injured. Due to these limitations, There must always be another method that is acceptable.
Carbon monoxide must come in compressed gas cylinders, be used only in a room that has been manufactured commercially for purposes of euthanasia, and that is properly maintained. This room must be designed to minimize stress and allow the separation of animals. The rooms should not be on populados.
CO is a hazardous substance because it is odourless, colourless, has no flavor and is explosive. The be exposed repeatedly to CO, even at low levels, can result in different effects in the long term including but not limited to cancer, infertility and heart disease. CO bathrooms should be used under extreme precaucioes and guidelines should be established to ensure that animals are the most humane death possible at the same time the strictest safety and security personnel.
The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) It is not a method of acceptable euthanasia for pets. However, a commercially manufactured room and the use of a cylinder of compressed CO2 may be acceptable for certain wild species. Manufactured CO2 generated by any other method or dry ice is unacceptable.
The methods that the HSUS considered inhuman, unacceptable, and that is openly against include decompression, use of nitrous oxide, drowning, decapitation, cervical dislocation, bleed death now doing, electrocution, destruction of the spinal cord, death by gun (excluding that is performed in case of emergency, where is the transport of the animal impossible), air embolism, striccnina, hydrate of chlorine, caffeine , nicotine, magnesium sulfate, potassium chloridrato, chloridrato of succinylcholine (Sucostri, U-Tha-G, Anectine, Quelicin Chloridatro), and any combination of pentobarbital with a crippling neuromuscular agent.
The Humane Society of the United States is dedicated to the recommendation of all methods of euthanasia which are fast, without pain, and that they should try to minimize fear and apprehension in animals. For more information, Please write to The HSUS Companion Animal section, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037 or call to (202)452-1100.