Did you know that especially in the French Islands of the Indian and Pacific oceans (they call them the DOM) 63,1% of the dogs and 90,3% of the cats entering a pound are being euthanised? And that in the refuges (where animals are supposed to be treated well and get a chance to find a new loving home) not less than 80% of the animals are euthanised.
Photo : Shannon Johnstone
Yes, I’m not kidding. The association One Voice recently published the article below in her blog, about the euthanasia of dogs and cats in France without any medical reason. Millions of dogs and hundreds of millions of cats are being killed in refuges/pounds without even getting the chance to find a new home and the authorities condone this practice. Especially puppies and kittens are at danger of being killed or even just die from neglect and starvation in animal pounds. Please sign the petitions on this site so that this stops once and for all …. Thank you!
How often do you go on a holiday to France and you encounter a dog on a chain in front of a barn or at the end of a garden? Chaining dogs is still very common especially in the countryside. An association for the protection of animals NALA 85480 has just started a petition to end this tradition:
They request the french government to make a new law that prohibits the chaining of dogs. The old law setting the minimal conditions for dogs on chains, dates from 1982 and needs to be modernised. Would you please sign and share this petition around your friends and family. It’s just the beginning of a national campaign…..Every little help counts! The english translation is at the end of the text of the petition. Thank you! 🙂
5 died in the pound and 3 left the pound in a very skinny and undernourished state. The authorities seem to think this is normal. Please sign the petition here:
The biggest danger in France are men with guns. They are prepared to use them anywhere and everywhere!
On the first of May 2015 a dog was tortured and executed in the small village of Sainte Cécile (85110) in the west of France, the Vendée. Java, only 8 months old was in the building of a goat farm together with her brother and her mother when she was attacked. The family was off for the day. As the dogs tend to wander, they were locked in the milking room of the farm. When the owners of the dogs came back they found Java dead and they found blood everywhere in the building. Her mother and her brother fortunately were unharmed. They had been attached, so the culprit probably didn’t see them. Java is a very friendly dog and comes to greet people. The person who did this must have planned the attack. In fact, the bullets probably shot by a 22 long rifle, passed straight through and came out the other side and the killer must have taken them away with him. All of which suggests premeditation and spying on them to plan the act. The family has handed in a complaint to the local police, who said that very probably no further action will be taken, because they have no evidence for who did it. Technically, they have been told, they can’t even accuse the culprit of trespass, because the building was not locked!
De la fourrure de chat pour confectionner et fabriquer des couvertures, des manteaux ou encore des ceintures anti-douleur : ce marché suisse, très juteux, bien que méconnu, semble continuer de séduire une clientèle sensible à une ancienne croyance attribuant aux peaux de chat des vertus contre les rhumatismes. Le commerce de peaux de chats était d’ailleurs légal jusqu’au 18 septembre 2008 chez nos voisins helvètes, pourtant très actif en terme de protection animale.
Cette année-là, la révision de la loi suisse n’aurait jamais pu avoir lieu sans le tapage organisé par la SPA de Thonon-les-Bains, en France. Après avoir constaté des centaines de disparitions de chats suspectes en Haute-Savoie au cours de l’été 2007, la présidente de la SPA locale déposait plainte en novembre.
Depuis 10 jours, dans la petite commune de Haisnes, des dépouilles de chats sont retrouvées sur la voie publique. Des animaux empoisonnés par un pesticide hautement toxique et interdit à la vente, un produit dangereux pour l’homme.
On the 14th of November a cat called Sacha didn’t return home after his usual daily walk through the garden. His owner started to get worried. He called and called but to no avail. It was in the end of the afternoon around 4 PM that a cat appeared on his doorstep that wasn’t his own, so he thought. The cat looked like he was suffering from a severe skin disease so he didn’t want to take the risk to let him in as he has other cats in the house so he wanted to close the door. Then he saw the red collar that looked so much like the collar Sacha was wearing. It was with shock and horror that he recognised his cat. It was his Sacha. His fur was burned on his face, on his sides, everywhere. He had burn marks on his skin. The owner burst into tears. He went for help to the neighbours and drove straight away to the vet. From the vet’s practice he phoned his wife who was still at work.
Sacha was suffering immensely. With the consent of the couple the decision was quickly made. Sacha had to be put down. It was only then that they could investigate more precisely what had happened to Sacha. The woman took a lot of photos. It seems almost certain that Sacha had been trapped in a trap and that he was burned with a blowtorch while still in this trap. His feet were not burned but the skin under his feet had peeled away so it seems he had been trying to resist and escape but he couldn’t get away from the flame.
Sacha’s carers got in touch with the local associations for help and support….. They spoke to the maire of the village who seems to take the issue very seriously and the police has started an investigation. The story has been published on facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/632294916892471/?pnref=story
Will be continued ……