Stop Slaughtering Stray Animals In Ukraine

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 01, 2007 - friends and romance network, the site which is constantly involved in Animal Welfare programs, joins forces with Kiev City Society for the Protection of Animals in protest to the inhumane treatment of animals, abuse and cruelty in Ukraine.

    About 156,000 stray cats and dogs are annually hurt, abused and killed in Ukrainian cities and towns. When caught by the dog catchers, some stray animals are used for painful experiments. Stray dogs are often bludgeoned or put to death by electricity or caught using an inhumane poison and sometimes die slow, painful deaths. Instead of putting an animal to sleep with the use of euthanasia (i.e. the act of killing an animal painlessly), the animal service uses dithylinum(suxamethonium chloride), a poison which paralyzes the animal and causes it to die of suffocation in a few hours of agony. There is ample evidence that the poor creatures are still conscious and feel all the pain before they die. It is often the case that animals are beaten with legs and metal sticks, whereupon they are buried or burned alive.

    Lots of people witnessed animals being tortured and murdered - little kittens tied up in plastic bags and thrown in the river, people intentionally run stray pets over with their cars, newly born puppies dumped on vacant land without their mother and left them to die.

    Authorities of small Ukrainian communities for ever used and are still using different kind of poison - rat poison and recently hey "discovered" a new method of killing stray animals -Isoniazidum (Tubazidum) anti-tuberculosis drug causing cheap, but very slow and painful death.

    Despite of new Animal protection laws signed in Ukraine, the situation did not change for the better. Ukrainian top-ranking state officials are too busy fighting for power and animal welfare is not among their fields of interest.

    LuckyLovers and Kiev City Society for the Protection of Animals believe the Ukranian government should be made more aware of this serious problem, they have to enforce existing animal protection laws and implement a nation-wide government supported spray and neuter program for stray animals as they are established in every modern civilized country.

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