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Sunday, February 10, 2013

TAKE ACTION against Italy's dog concentration camps!

TAKE ACTION against Italy's dog concentration camps!

Italy is a nation that abandons every year between 100,000 and 150,000 dogs. There are over 1,500,000 dogs roaming free in Italy and only 10% of them are chipped and sterilized.

The south of Italy is most affected, especially Campania, Puglia and Sicily. In Apulia alone, about 100,000 dogs wander the streets and anyone can easily imagine what a "life" these animals are forced to lead.

About 80% of them die within the first year after their abandonment or their birth due to accidents, poison, or simply by starvation and dehydration. The rest - as non-sterilized - reproduces and the sad cycle repeats itself year after year, and so we have always the same drama on the streets of Italy.

The number of stray dogs has increased significantly in recent years. There where about 20,000 stray dogs in Puglia in 1991, today there are more than 100,000 of them, who know nothing else than gnawing hunger and daily struggle for survival.

But despite what these poor animals have to endure, they have at least one thing: their FREEDOM!

The South, as you can see, is the part of Italy more exposed to this problem. The South is also the area with the highest level of corruption and criminality. The Italians living in an area were the mob exerts influence are over 13 millions. The equivalent of 22% of the Nation.

The mob is present in over 610 Italian districts. The Italian mobs: Cosa nostra (Sicily), Camorra (Campania), N’drangheta (Calabria) and the Sacra Corona Unita (Puglie) have a turnover of over 130 billion of euros. The gain of the N’drangheta in 2007, that was around 44 billion euro, equal to 2,9% of the National GDP. To understand the level of corruption it’s enough to analyse the denunciations for corruption you have in percentage this classification: Sicily 13,07%; Campania 11,46%; Puglie 9,44%; Lombardia 9,39%; Calabria 8,19%..

Black economy, tax evasion, arms trade, drug trade, extortion, racket, violence, prostitution, sex slavery, constructions without planning, transformation of the cost in a mass of cement, zoomafia, arsonism, deforestation, the poisoning of the land and of the sea with ships full of toxic and radioactive waste and now the kennel concentration camps!

The roots of the problem is that the Italians abandon puppies on the motorways. They abandon cats and dogs like used, squashed beer cans. This is the root of the problem. From this horror everything originates.

But note: the abandonment creates fortunes. It makes people rich. And, therefore, we have the commercialization of the animal - alive or dead.

THE BIG BUSINESS OF THE DOGS KENNEL HOLOCAUST

Dogs undernourished, ill, abandoned, jailed for life in miserable cages, lifeless. This is the picture of the dog shelter. From time to time it is heard on TV that the Forestale (forest ranger) arrived there and got one. Ok, but why? Because behind the Italy's stray dogs there is a filthy business. Indeed very filthy.

As usually happens with Italian stories, it all begins with the best intentions with a lot of hustle just to end up in a dark hole. With stray dogs for example, in 1991 it was decided to they wouldn't be killed anymore but taken to public shelters, in good shape and condition, spayed and neutered, waiting for foster homes or natural death.

We ended up, 16 years later with approximately 500 private shelters that house 230 thousand dogs (data from the Health Ministry from 2007) which are subsidized through Municipalities or Asl (Regional Health Departments)

Official data of the amount of business is around 500 million euros. A great deal of public money goes for stray dogs. And the worst must come.

A sad paradox: the more a dog is undernourished the more money the owner of the shelter gets. That means the dog eats poorly or nothing. The faster a dog dies the better is: the shelter owner gets 50/75 euros (figure from 2007) for each dumped carcass. The faster a new post is free, a new dog immediately comes to occupy it, even if it ends up being a puppy born only for that purpose: the shelter owner will add up 30/45 euros more. There are some shelters where half the dogs die every year and they are immediately "replaced".

The dog business is all about a fast turnover. The faster the turnover the more money they do.

The current system whereby the kennels are subsidized per dog, is wide open for abuse. The Italian government (and the EU) is paying for these shelters, 'unaware' that most of them are being run by criminals!

YES: The Italian government and the European Union are lining the pockets of criminals!

For months already, our friends from the organisation Tierschutzprojekt Italien are sending weekly mails to ministries, regional presidents, tourism associations, local authorities and commissions asking for official statements concerning the situation of the dogs in Italian Canili and above all, they ask them to finally become active in this matter!

But nothing happens!

HOW TO HELP THE DOGS IN THE CANILI LAGER:

► Please SIGN the following 2 PETITIONS:

1. https://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/regione-puglia-e-comuni-pugliesi-basta-vacanze-in-puglia-se-non-ci-sara-intervento-concreto-sui-canili-2#

2. https://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/nichi-vendola-basta-vacanze-in-puglia-se-non-ci-sara-un-intervento-concreto-sui-canili#

► Please send a message to your MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) and ask them to speak out against these dog concentration camps. Please add the link to OfA's page (see next link) so that they can see the pictures, too.

You can find the email address of your MEP easily in the following portal of the European parliament:http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/search.html;jsessionid=A21C9E491E4EB4E0DC60358AE8F998CA.node1

For more information on Italy's canili lager, please go to: http://www.occupyforanimals.org/italy--the-mafia-involved-in-shelter-activities.html

► Please consider sharing this post with your friends and networks to help us get more supporters and to put even more pressure on the responsible bodies.

Thank you!

Picture via Julia from Million Actions for Animal Rights
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=521969007826133&set=a.103076729715365.6548.100000391141280&type=1&theater



16 comments:

  1. This cruelty will not be tolerated.

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  2. This cruelty will nother be tolerated

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  3. This brutality will not be accepted!!!!!

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  4. This is horrible, no animal should be treated like this. Cruelty to animals is sick. Treat them how you would treat yourself, or any other human. Animal cruelty needs to stop now. These barbaric acts need to stop now. I don't get how someone can live with themselves after abusing innocent animals.

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  5. OMG I am sick over this. I am sure the cruelty s unspeakable besides the neglect. Where can I sign the petition? The links are confusing.

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    1. ALL THE INFO IS ABOVE..thankyou.
      Here it is once again>>
      HOW TO HELP THE DOGS IN THE CANILI LAGER:

      ► Please SIGN the following 2 PETITIONS:

      1. https://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/regione-puglia-e-comuni-pugliesi-basta-vacanze-in-puglia-se-non-ci-sara-intervento-concreto-sui-canili-2#

      2. https://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/nichi-vendola-basta-vacanze-in-puglia-se-non-ci-sara-un-intervento-concreto-sui-canili#

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  6. As a person that owns 2 dogs myself this cruelty is not acceptAble & has to be stopped.my dogs are my best friends and I love nothin more then comin home after a days wk to see them waggin there tail & lickin me.This CRUELTY NEEDS TO STOP & NOW

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  7. Where can I sign the petition? The links are confusing

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    1. PLEASE RE- READ THE ABOVE INFO.
      The links to the PETITIONS are highlighted in YELLOW.
      All you need to do is click on the yellow highlighed info and it takes you straight to the PETITIONS.
      HOW TO HELP THE DOGS IN THE CANILI LAGER:

      ► Please SIGN the following 2 PETITIONS:

      1. https://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/regione-puglia-e-comuni-pugliesi-basta-vacanze-in-puglia-se-non-ci-sara-intervento-concreto-sui-canili-2#

      2. https://www.change.org/de/Petitionen/nichi-vendola-basta-vacanze-in-puglia-se-non-ci-sara-un-intervento-concreto-sui-canili#

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  8. yes Make it much more easy to sign this petition. This is too complicated!
    why don't you use the same technic as "Causes" usually does. They keep your adress mail and everything.
    THIS IS CRIMINAL AND SCHOULD IMMEDIATLY BEEN REPORTED TO THE PRESS WORLDWIDE WHICH WILL HAVE MUCH BETTER EFFECT ON THE SITUATION!!

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  9. how my heart breaks. God needs to come back soon. Humans have made a mess of this world. Where is the love? how could we be so cruel is beyond me. I will never understand how anyone can not feel something, anything for another life.

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  10. Having problems trying to get to petition.
    Want to sign. but where?

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    1. PLEASE RE- READ THE INFORMATION ABOVE..
      the PETITIONS are highlighted in the YELLOW writing.

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  11. It's true, in Italy we have a lot of dogs without family (and I cry for them every time) but I can make sure of those "lager" with orrible people who practice cruelty on animals are under investigation. The others have no money...
    Moreover, (maybe you don't know) the more important business of camorra, mafia and 'ndrangheta is already in the north of Italy (because there're more industries,money ecc...).
    In the end, the italian parliament approved recently a law about the protection of house dogs who live in block-of-flats with their human family from other residents who don't like animals (and for ex. they would like to turn away dogs for their bark or because they're afraid)... In other countries (do you remember the poor Lennox the pitbull? And there were other similar cases in australia and USA) the municipal council has the power to order to kill a good dog who loves his family just because is a pitbull or he's a part of an other "dangerous" breed of dog... In Italy it is absurd, unimaginable!

    So, please, don't demonize my Country, I know how many problems we have but a lot of us love the animals (I travel a lot and I observed recently that there are more dogs walking with their owner in my city, Naples, that in Holland, USA, Ireland eccetera).

    Sorry for my english and for this rambling speech.

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  12. YES NANCY I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE THE PETITION IS TO SIGN? THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DISCRIBE JUST HOW I FEEL ABOUT ANIMAL CREULTY AND CHILD CREULTY IT DISCUSES ME !!! WHAT IS WRONGE WITH THE WORLD AND ITS PEOPLE WHY IS THERE SO MANY SASISTIC PEOPLE !!!!!! THESE ARE INOCENT BEINGS, THAT ONLY WANT A BIT OF TLC

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  13. Hi, please re- read the above information.
    The PETITIONS are there, they are highlighted in YELLOW.
    Click on the YELLOW links and it takes you straight to the PETITIONS.

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