99 Signatures missing
In January 2009, the EU politicians Hammerstein, Hutchinson and Parish submitted a written declaration Nr.12 to the EU parliament in which a goal was suggested to pass a European law for the protection of animals.
This could only have been realised if 50% of the delegates would have given their signature to this proposal by the 7th of May, 2009.
Unfortunately, only 294 of the 785 delgates granted their signature as of May 7, and therefore the hopes for this extremely useful bill was dashed….all because a mere 99 signatures.
One has to ask himself, why on earth would a politician NOT want to sign this petition and therefore obtaining the majority? Is it not desirable to have a law which would prevent the cruelty to animals in all of Europe? Wouldn’t such a law be useful to curb the number of strays through government enforced castration, in a humane and natural way?
Wouldn’t it be wise to minimize the dangers of diseases through compulsory vaccinations?
What is the objection?
Where does this indifferance come from?
Because these mere 99 signatures are missing, the suffering, the cruelty, the active killings and
…all because of the 99 missing signatures…..
- for the nearly 10,000 dogs in Spain, Perreros which are killed, yearly.
- for the dogs in Spain, wich have become bothersome to their owner approx. 15 per hours.
- for the nearly 300,000 dogs in Spain, which are killed every year in car accidents, in which humans are also harmed.
- and excrutiatingly paralyses the lungs, or for instance being beaten by a spade…once, twice, three times…)
- for the Greek street dogs which are poisined by the tens of thousands before and after the tourist season, as not to spoil the idyll for the paying guest…, as is the practice in other countries, such as i.e. Bulgaria.
- for t-For nearly 30,000 to 40,000 dogs which await their death in Hungary’s killing stations (executed from poisin which slowly he hundreds of thousands of dogs in Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece which are tied to 2-3 meter chains and forced to live their lives in the heat of summer and the cold of winter with no protection….if they’re lucky, they have shelter from an old oil drum, which can heat up to 50° celcius in the summer and in winter offers no warmth – even so, this is considered luxury.
- for approx. 600,000 unwanted pet dogs in Italy, which are yearly put out onto the streets. Their demise is a filthy hole called a “dog shelter” which any Italian citizen is allowed to establish. For these so-called managers of these “dog shelters”, this is this a lucrative business. Every “dog shelter” manager gets between 2-7-Euros per day/per dog from the community. To help increase his gain, he spares on the dog food, not to mention the veterinary care
- chances for the dogs’ replacement are zero, because that would jeopardize the the manager’s monetarial gain. Even if these dogs are terminally ill and in pain, they are not euthanised because a dead dog doesn’t bring any money in….
- for the approx. 20,000 sled dogs of Greenland, which by law must be chained and they are purposfully starved and have thirst…..free running dogs are principally shot dead.
- for the many thousands of mistreated and poisined dogs in Cyprus and the thousands of hunting dogs chained up until hunting season opens…
- for the many thousands of of dogs, which in many European countries like Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Hungary Spain, etc., which are daily mistreated and tortured – without any consequence from the law, although there are to some extent, laws for the protection of animals in these countries, whereby no one is interested to enforce them. (Bulgaria’s National Congress in 2009, decided that there there should be no consequence for those who toture an animal to death(!!) although this country HAS a law for the protection of animals…..)
- for over 1 million murdered street and shelter dogs in Europe, those which have been left to starve in holes dug in the earth, where they cannot escape, those in Greenland which are abandoned and left to starve on solitary islands, those which are poured over with gasoline or acid, those which are simply slain or hung alive….
- and for those, which – as in for example Bulgaria – are thrown to the lions in the zoos where they futilely run for their lives and are subsequently eaten alive.
Yes, a mere 99 signatures would’ve perhaps seen an improvement in some of these things The majority of the EU politicians (sadly , not even a majority of the German politicians) didn’t see the neccessity to help.
This is shocking.
Thank you, dear politicians, for your sympathy and your political responsibility to stand up for the weakest, who have no voice.
Dr. Roland Eichler