Dog maltreatments in Cicerale
The hell of Cicerale/Salerno - Italy
The Italian animal welfarists urgently ask for help!!
The notorious animal home „Oasi San Leo“ opened again. Here, behind tight walls (public access is hardly possible) all imprisoned dogs are tormented in the worst way, it is the hell on earth for these poor animals.
Under the most difficult conditions, some animal welfarists and the TV reporter Edoardo Stoppa of transmitter "Striscia notizia" succeeded in shooting a short video film inside the "animal home".
Due to the fact that the they speak Italien, we offer you an English summary (translated into German by Cristina Cannizzaro, translated into English by Melanie Koeberle):
This video shows the dramatic situation of the dogs, which live in the animal shelter „Oasi San Leo“ in Cicerale (Italy).
The dogs sustain awful an awful death: They suffer from hunger and thirst, therefore, that's why they die slowly and painful, they are surrounded by their own excrements, the dog mothers remain with their dead puppies, which were not removed or buried and which lie around them, ill and old dogs are together with aggressive dogs, injured dogs aren’t supplied medically.
Medical care against illnesses or the most simple care for the dogs are completely excluded (because this would cause costs and the money received from municipality should be totally transferred to the operators bank account).
According to a parliamentary examination, the number of dogs, dying in this shelter, reaches 96%.
That's why TV reporters of the Italian broadcasting "Striscia la notizia" want to uncover the truth. The video shows, how these reporters try to get access to the animal home, within the official opening times. This fails first, because of the opposition of the animal home employees.
So the TV reporters require explanations in form of an interview.
Finally, the situation escalates because of the violent reaction of the staff.
Only one single employee agreed to talk in front of the cameras honestly about the incidents in the animal home. But actually with concealed face. She is afraid of the possible revenge of the other employees and, therefore, wants to remain anonymous.This is how the current situation indeed is:serious and dramatic.
According to the Internet source www.amicicani.com the “animal home of horror” in Cicerale was opened again on 13th June, 2009. That means that the owners of the shelter may again refer to their business with the dogs, of cousrse undisturbed … and their maltreatments continue – behind the thick walls of this "oasis" for dogs … guarded from the public …
Please, sign this petition of the Italian animal welfarists and help these poor dogs, which only know death, violence, mud, hunger and thirst.
Here we offer the English translation of the petition (translated into German by Susanne Schmitz, translated into English by Melanie Koeberle):
97% of the dogs die because of hunger and thirst!
The animal home Oasi San Leo (Cicerale) opened in 1980. Dogs from Salerno and Avelino were transported there under dreadful circumstances. The animals never get chipped, although this is prescribed by law.
Often, the dogs already die during the transport to the camp. Nobody is interested in the conditions, under which the dogs were brought there. If they survive the transport, only the gate to hell waits for them in the camp, similarly to Dantes inferno.
As you know it from crematories, their bodies powder to cinder and dust. It is a horror and this horror is supported by the town council and the government. These dogs can not be adopted, nobody advertises them or cares about it.
The admission to the camp is prohibited and the veterinary surgeon issues death certificates without knowing the situation of the dogs.
As nobody knows these dogs, there are no evidences and death certificates can be faked by the owners of the camp.
Nobody will ever find out something about the thousands of deaths. More than 2000 dogs are often packed together on the slightest place, under direct solar irradiation, without feed and without water.
The bitches are constantly pregnant, because the owners of the camp earn also money with the puppies. Old and ill animals are held together with aggressive dogs.
Often there are fights and cannibalism among the animals. The people whose dogs have come wrong-wise to this camp, have never seen their pet again. A dog was never returned to his owner again.
There is a law for the protection of animals and a paragraph 281/91 (The Italian law refers to ill and homeless dogs). And it says that every municipality and every town has to look after the homeless dogs. Section 16/1, memo No. 5 of the Italian health ministry. The law came into force in May, 2001.
Later, another law was remitted against the maltreatment of animals (law No. 189 from 2004).
Yet in the 80s, there were warning reports on the Italian television that the situation is dreadful in Oasi San Leo. Later, Italy has completely got to know from this horror. Private individuals and organisations went to court, after they had written a protest writing with all information and proofs.
This was all published in the press and on the Internet. The result was, that the camp was closed for some time. But now it was reopened and the licence was returned to the former owner.
The hell works again!
Why are the officials so blunted compared with the cruel suffering of the dogs, which slowly die because of pain, hunger and thirst? The officials co-operate with the killers, who run their business with animal shelters, instead of helping the animals and protecting them.
Please help us to close the concentration camp Oasi San Leo, which is not the only camp for animals in Italy.
Help us to release the animals from these modern death camps. Your signature can stop the slow and tantalising death of the innocent dogs.
Thank you very much!
Annotation of the PHE: In 2006, 2756 dogs came to this animal home. 145 have left it alive after its closing: This corresponds to a death rate of 96%!!!
Unfortunately, this "animal home" is not the only one in Italy, but actually quite common ….these private "animal homes" gain million profits – at the backs of the animals in whose well-being nobody is interested. "Animal homes" have become a lucrative business – like the drug trafficking and with quite similar (or even the same?) criminal backgrounds.