In spite of protests across the world and in the Ukraine to date, over 20,000 stray Dogs and Cats have been slaughtered Kiev in a misguided and cruel bid to tidy up the streets for a Football Competition the Euro 2012.
After a public outcry earlier this month the Kiev government said it was to stop shooting or poisoning strays animals the authorities claim that stray animals were to be rounded up and taken to animal shelters instead.
However Judith Pein, of the German branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), claimed the slaughter was still happening and that “these killings are directly related to Ukraine hosting Euro 2012.” She also commented that, “stray killing is a profitable business.”
Just looking at the conflicting statements from the government of Ukraine you can see just what a bunch of heartless liars they are!
Ukraine Government Press Releases
November 4th 2011 Kiev
Ukraine to build shelters for stray dogs…
Ukraine will build shelters for stray dogs in big cities ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship, the government has announced.
November 18th 2011 Kiev
Environment Minister Mykola Zlochevsky calls for end to stray animals’ killing…
Mykola Zlochevsky Environment Minister has called for an end to stray animals’ killing ahead of the Euro 2012 Soccer Championship
To Date the Killing Goes On
From the Docs4Dogs European Network website Docs4Dogs.org
“Tidy streets” for the European Football Championship 2012 in the Ukraine: Stray Dogs and Cats are burnt alive.
Ukraine in the year 2011: In the last few months there have been mobile crematoria driving around in the streets of Kiev and other districts. The driver and his crews’ duty is to kill stray Dogs and Cats. Occasionally, the animals are burnt alive in these mobile crematoria, where they perish with inexpressible pain.
The background of this cruel “cleanup policy” is the European Football Championship 2012 in the Ukraine: The masses of expected foreign visitors shall not be confronted with stray animals. That is the reason why defenseless animals are beaten to death, poisoned, or burnt alive in these mobile crematoria.
The Union of European Football Associations [UEFA] also strongly criticises the public authorities in the Ukraine for these actions, and has offered them a financial support for castrations of stray cats and dogs to enable animal rights activists to solve the problem of stray animals in a responsible and humane way. Until now, the public authorities of the Ukraine have only shown negative reactions towards the protests of animal rights activists: They are putting animal rights activists under pressure by asking them to stop the international protests.
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Finally if you are a football supporter I hope you will ask yourself if you really should be watching the European Football Championship 2012 in the Ukraine when you consider the suffering of in excess of 20,000 animals.
Some of the matches are being played in Poland and there are no Animal Holocausts being carried out in Warsaw or other Polish cities, so if want to watch a European Football Championship 2012 match do please go to one in Poland you may well find that the people there are much nicer than Ukrainains!
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