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EMERGENCY!!! Turkish Government plans to KILL ALL STRAY ANIMALS!!!

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One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King

 

This is the most important series of blog post I have ever written, as it could have an influence over the fate of the Stray Dogs of Turkey,  one of the thorniest issues in a country that for centuries has struggled to balance religious and superstitious beliefs with it’s own communal conscience. There will be 3 blogs. This is the first. At the end of the page you will see the link to a Facebook Group. Please join, that Group will be a Working Group from where to lead the Resistance to the horror that if left unchecked will engulf the lives of our animals, and ours.  Please, before you forget, SHARE this post NOW…   Now please, read on…


The plea of the Turkish Animals is full of contradictions. On one side the streets are filled with abandoned and neglected dogs but it’s precisely because of that reason I would argue that Turkey one of the places where humans have a higher degree of tolerance towards street animals. Whilst in many western countries a street dog would be routinely rounded up and killed after a stray hold, in Turkey rare is the city street that doesn’t have it’s own “neighborhood watchdog”, usually an old mutt that took residence in that particular spot years ago and never left.

Those dogs are usually cared for and fed by some of the inhabitants of the street, they will provide food and water for him, will have him treated at the vet if injured or sick, and will protect him in case of danger. I know this, and anyone that has lived in a Turkish city for longer than the length of a tourist visit will be able to confirm it.

You see… the thing is, whilst countries like the United States are in the middle of a War to make the country No Kill and end up with the mass slaughter of millions of innocent companion animals, Turkey is already No Kill by law. It’s the implementation of the Law that is faulty, the fact that the municipalities break the law they are meant to uphold, and that in many instances the Turkish sheltering system is becoming a breeding ground for criminal activity and corruption. We have seen this both in the largest as as well as smallest cities all over the country.

Last century, the ruling Ottomans tried to “dispose” of the city dogs by shipping as many as they could to Hayirsiz Ada, a nearby deserted island where they would die a horrible death, without food and water, forced to eat each other until there were none left. This was done not once, but several times, and the horrors of those “deportations” have now become part of Turkey’s collective memory.

For years, the Turkish Animal Rights Community fought to strengthen the law, to bring proper sanctions to crimes such as animal rape and animal torture and to hold municipalities accountable for their crimes when conducting mass killing campaigns. And the government listened for a while, or so, it seemed to, until recently, it came up with a number of proposed amendments to the Law that showed it’s true colors.

The draft document, prepared in secret was presented for approval last week, and it’s a nightmare. The Government of Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan has prepared a  horror that could only be designed by a hateful madman.

The amendments to the law bring back the fear of the dark times of Turkey’s past. This time stray animals will not be sent to an island, the new Law proposes the creation of “Natural Life Parks” where stray dogs and cats will be rounded up and taken. Make no mistake, bearing in mind the pathetic inability of the Turkish government to run proper a proper sheltering network and rehabilitation facilities we have every single reason to believe that those so-called “Natural Parks” will be nothing but death camps of the worst kind. Fenced areas in the forest where thousands of animals, both dogs and cats, will be left to die slow and agonizing deaths without food, and water. Many will die of starvation, others will fight to the death over whatever they can find. They will end up eating each other, like they did in the past.

Death camps a la Turka. Places run by the kind criminals and animal abusers that unfortunately end up working in the shelter system. And all of this, payed with your taxes. Regardless of whether you are a Turkish citizen or whether you live in Europe, this sinister network of Turkish death camps, will be financed with your money.

The Horror.

Those amendments, threatened, if passed, to bring genocide to Turkey in a scale never seen before.

Another crucially important change in the law is the introduction of Breed Specific Legislation. Owners of dogs whose breed is considered dangerous will be forced to surrender their animals to either be killed or incarcerated for life in those “Natural Life Parks”. Paris the dog, belongs to one of our dearest friends, she is the one of the kindest and most loving dogs I’ve ever met… She will be one of the first ones to die.

We, as Let’s Adopt! cannot and will not allow this to happen. It was Martin Luther King who said: One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

So, from here, we encourage all our members to:

1. FIGHT this proposed legislation and attend the rallies planned in your cities on September 30. We will send a clear message to the government that today’s Turkish Society has changed, and that the culture of fear, deportations and genocide that forever marked the country, has no place in the 21st Century. This LAW SHALL NOT PASS.

and if it does…

2. RESIST and DISOBEY. Let’s Adopt! will offer financial and legal assistance to people incurring in sanctions because disobeying these unjust laws. We, as a network, will work towards supporting the rescue efforts of dogs affected by the planned Breed Specific Legislation as well as supporting citizens, neighbors, organizing themselves to defend the street animals under their care. We will, in effect, support and fund, civil disobedience, and we hope, other Turkish Animal Organizations will do exactly the same.

We sincerely hope, the Government will reconsider this proposal… If it doesn’t we bow never to stop fighting for our animals.

Two ways to take action:

1. Join THE FIGHT FOR THE TURKISH STREET DOGS, a closed group on FB that will coordinate the actions against this atrocious Law.
This is  THE FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVES… Join us please…

2.  DOWNLOAD and PRINT the Hi-Res Poster we prepared for this occasion. If you live in Turkey please spread it all over streets, schools, car windows, anywhere you can think of. Don’t worry about asking permissions, JUST DO IT.

3. SIGN THE PETITION.  It’s been prepared to be delivered to the responsible people at the government. This petition will be heard by those responsibly for this planned atrocity.

4. Please SHARE this post… help us create the kind of outrage necessary for people to take action.

5. Watch this documentary… it’s a historical view on the Turkish Stray dog problem, it will help you understand what we are fighting against here…

 This is the fight of our lives, the fight for THEIR lives…. THIS CRIMINAL LAW SHALL NOT PASS!!!!

Viktor Larkhill.

P.S. You can find the English Translation of the Ammendments HERE

 

 

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98 comments

  1. fourquin carmen says:

    par pitié arretez ce sont des etres vivants comme nous pitié les animaux sont plus sinceres que les humains ! STOP

  2. Stephen Jolliffe says:

    The Turkish government cannot be allowed to carry out this act of barbarism. It is criminal, an act of cruelty and should be punishable by law.

  3. Michaela Poulsen says:

    I sit and cry over the terrible pictures of dogs ..; 0 (How can we possibly help you besides the money?
    I am a huge animal lover and myself have 2 dogs and 4 cats and they mean everything to me and my children and I will do everything for them …..

    It hurts to see the animals suffering …, 0 ((

    Hugs Michaela

  4. Ana Rodriguez says:

    “The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the ONLY guarantee of morality.” ~ Schopenhauer

  5. Suzi Tomlinson says:

    This is discusting, maybe we should do the same to the people in the Turkish government!!!

  6. Christina Truog says:

    Please don`t kill de strays.

  7. This cant be true…..this is so disgusting and I love animals so much…..dont kill them…..I will never visit your country again so PLEASE help the dogs and cats…..

  8. Viktor Larkhill says:

    Linda, I would suggest you read the article carefully. Leave your hatred aside and you will get to understand more about the problem and they way it’s been handled. Needless to say I can’t approve your comment.

  9. Mia says:

    I may not be close to Turkey, but I’m spreadng this like wildfire. Good luck, animal lovers of Turkey and animals alike. May my little bit of effort go towards helping to save your lives.

  10. Fabiola Penu says:

    I’ll do everything I can to stop , as I tried to stop the law in Romania. At least there we were able to stop the same kind of cruel and idiotic law. Maybe there is hope for Turkey also.Never stop fighting for animals!

  11. Matei Iana says:

    That”s terrible, we have to help.

  12. Salpie Ajemian says:

    I watched the documentary…..very touching…my sincere respects go to the Turkish people who recognize injustice and raise their voice courageously.
    As for the government? God help us all: this was the same exact solution the Lebanese gov. applied …..it’s beyond repulsive!!! and they call themselves civilized!!!

  13. MAYIS BRUNO says:

    ATROCE………….REPUGNANT..LACHETES…..

  14. Joanna Pullicino says:

    Assholes

  15. This breaks my heart. Why can’t they be spade or neutered.to help with the population of unwanted dogs and cats. Programs here work here,why not there? I can not understand such cruelty. I cry for each one. Don’t let the Turkish government do this thing. Please don’t let them do this horrible thing.

  16. Jessica Taylor says:

    This is unacceptable! This is beyond barbaric and cruel! The people who did this deserve to die in the most painful way imaginable. The Turkish government shouldn’t be allowed to commit these heinous crimes!

  17. Eugenia Stanescu says:

    The Turkish government cannot be allowed to carry out this act of barbarism. It is criminal, an act of cruelty and should be punishable by law

  18. Annette Knaab says:

    How could a nation be so horrable against animals???
    Please stop killing innocent dogs, cats…!!!!!!!!

  19. Deborah Mulligan says:

    Please don’t let this happen….who are they to play God and determine the lives of these innocent animals? My heart is heavy with sadness and dispair over this…how can people be so cruel and be able to wake up and look at themselves everyday? This is disgusting, is this what humanity has become?

  20. Danijela Lukić says:

    :(

  21. Analia Summers says:

    NO HAY PALABRAS PARA CALIFICAR,A ESTOS COBARDES !!ENFERMOS !! MENTALES!! SUCIOS DROGADICTOS!! ,HIJOS DE LA REPUTA MALDITA MADRE QUE LO PARIO !! Y NO LOS EDUCO -PARA QUE SI NO LES GUSTABAN LO PERRITOS ,POR LO MENOS QUE LOS RESPETEN , PQ ES LOGICO QUE EL INFIERNO !NUNCA PUEDE JUNTARSE CON EL CIELO ,DEPRAVADOS !!COMO? LA JUSTICIA? NO HACE NADA FRENTE A ESTOS SACRILEJIOS ?ACASO CREEN QUE PQ .SON ANIMALITOS NO SIENTEN ?,O LO QUE ES PEOR NO LES IMPORTA LO QUE SIENTAN ? ,TOTAL NO PUEDEN HABLAR Y SI NO HABLAN NO EXISTEN Y SI TIENEN LEYES NO SE CUMPLEN!! SON UNOS MALPARIDOS TODOS ,LOS QUE LES HACEN ESTO ,Y LOS QUE NO LOS CASTIGAN!! POR LO QUE HACEN !!DESALMADOS SIN CORAZON SIN PIEDAD POR ELLOS !!!!!!!!-.

  22. Anna says:

    Will the government listen if you start a petition and thousands around the world sign it?

    I recently spent several weeks in Istanbul and noticed numerous stray dogs in and around the posh, tourist districts. They all seemed healthy and well fed, and no one bothered them. They had a red tag clipped to their ears, and I was told they are officially owned by the government, which is responsible for their care, and no one is allowed to harm or adopt them. Is this true?

    These death camps are a terrible idea – utterly barbaric. I can’t believe a country so newly prosperous could be considering a return to such barbarism. Humane treatment of animals is the hallmark of an advanced society. I hope we can help you win this war, even though we are far away.

  23. Bambi Tuckey says:

    SIGNED!

    PLEASE do not put these animals in any parks. In my area we do trap, spay/neuter, release. It hIt is the only method to control the population. Without it, animals will always continue to find their way into towns from all over. The ongoing costs of parks will never solve anything. I have faith that you will do this right thing that I am telling you about. Regardless of your beliefs, God makes the rain fall on the just and the unjust. He tells us: Philippians 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes
    Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

    Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel. If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him. Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’

    I implore you to show mercy, the mercy that I believe is in your heart. I am thanking you ahead of time for listening and for not putting these animals in parks. Respectfully…

  24. marcy becker says:

    I can not put in my email

  25. marcy becker says:

    this is clearly horrific…

  26. Jodie York says:

    Whether Turkey or here in the US…they would take my family member over my dead body.

  27. aysegul ugur says:

    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for a few good men to do nothing. -Edmund Burke. So pls share, sign, take action!!

  28. Bambi Tuckey says:

    I just watched the documentary. Amazing… when the dogs were taken to exile, it was as though the curse of God was upon the country.

  29. zachariadou says:

    abusers repeat their violent crimes against helpless animals — and often go on to victimize people as well..!

    Moreover,

    animals are created by God and we have to respect them and take care of them

  30. Juana says:

    There are better solutions, why kill those poor animals? What kind of education or personal teaching these people received to do all these things and decide to kill lives?

  31. Lucia says:

    till my heart will be beating I will fight against those monsters …. people are the worst beasts from all the animals

  32. neha says:

    please let animals live, it’s their right. help those animals they will look as beautiful as pets. god punishes those who torture his animal friends.

  33. marianna hanninen says:

    ARRETTEZ VITE CE BORDEL!PENSEZ A VOS AMES!ARRETTEZ VOUS!!!!!!!

  34. Jacqueline says:

    Unbelieveble, horrible…..whats wrong with the “human” race???? If you can call them that way……IT MAKES ME SICK :(

  35. Viktor Larkhill says:

    Anna, no.. whomever told you that didn’t explain himself correctly.
    The red tag on their ear doesn’t mean they are owned by the government, it means they have been neutered and vaccinated against rabies, that’s all. If someone wants to adopt the dog he just has to take him home.
    Problem is, very few people sees them as worthy of a home, so they are left on the streets….

  36. Viktor Larkhill says:

    Dear Hanja, many thanks..
    I would really appreciate if you could send the following message to the people attached to your cause:

    TODAY WE NEED TO BE ANGRY… CALM but ANGRY!!!!
    Before commenting please read our blog today, Take Action and SHARE: http://blog.myletsadopt.com/2012/09/24/emergency-turkish-government-plans-to-kill-all-stray-dogs/
    LUNA WAS RAPED… and then killed..
    She was discovered in this position. The Law was to be amended to make animal rape into a crime.
    Instead the Turkish Government has tried to turn the animal welfare law into a legal justification for GENOCIDE.
    The final solution, KILL ALL STRAY ANIMALS BY STARVING THEM TO DEATH IN DEATH CAMPS.
    Before commenting please read our blog today, Take Action and SHARE: http://blog.myletsadopt.com/2012/09/24/emergency-turkish-government-plans-to-kill-all-stray-dogs/

    SHARE!!!!

    Many thanks!!!!

    Viktor

  37. Lynn Farrag says:

    People all over the World will here about the terrible things that you !!! The Turkish Goverment are doing to poor defensless Animals ,which is deplorible and disgusting .This is not the WAY!!! ! You are supossed to be EDUCATED people but you are making yourselves look like you are all just simple with no compasion or kindness just barbaric.A Country can be judged by the way it treats its Animals !!!!! You are being Judged right now and you should be ashamed of yourselves and change your attitude towards defensless animals that are a GIFT from God to the Human race . Please think !!! have Mercy in your Hearts ,STOP the death camps !!!! or anything similer !!!!!!This is not progress and the Halmark of an advanced society ,its far from that and i feel sure that by now you will realise this and put a stop to it ,as its not what civalised people do . Thank you in advance .

  38. Sue Accary says:

    Haven’t you had enough from bloodshed??? Stop starving these beautiful creatures! Put ursefl in their place, and feel what they are feeling. Please Have MERCY FOR GOD”S sake

  39. marta antos says:

    Es ist s c h r e c k l i c h …

  40. Simon says:

    It’s not bizarre for a government such as Turkey’s to commit such crimes

    However, we demand for the earliest corrective action to take place,

    Stop it for humanity sake

    Definitions:
    Humanity: the quality of being humane; benevolence.

  41. Jüttner says:

    Wir fahren schon seit vielen Jahren in die Türkei, innerhalb des letzten Jahres waren wir sogar dreimal dort. Es liefen dort auch Hunde herum, sie wurden aber weder vertrieben sondern von vielen Gästen auch gefüttert. Sollte die Türkei tatsächlich in Erwägung ziehen, mit diesen Tieren so zu verfahren, wie es andere Länder (Ukraine, Rumänien usw. ) tun, werden wir in dieses Land keinen Fuß mehr setzen. Schade für die Türkei, ich hoffe, dass ihnen der Beitritt in die EU allein aus diesem Grunde verwehrt bleibt!

  42. EVELINA MAZILU says:

    STOP GENOCIDE ANIMALS TURCHIA. Please no photo mutch hororr. Poor animals.

  43. Lily Margo says:

    Nu este necesar sa omorati aceste suflete nevinovate.
    Aceste guverne care se succed nu stiu sa-si puna mintea la contributie pentru a gasi solutii rezonabile. Si un copil mic poate gandi o asemenea masura(uciderea animalelor fara stapan), nu este nevoie sa -ti omori creieri prea mult.

  44. Ananya Saha says:

    This sucks BIG time!!! What kind of an inhuman law is this? Why not utilize brains a bit better & try to see that sterilizing / neutering / vaccinating strays & then letting them be, is just so much more sensible?!!! For anyone who might ask where funds for this will come from… well, HELLO?!!! donation campaigns are not new – you simply need to take the initiative.

  45. Leigh Ann Dias says:

    HHow can people be so heartless and cruel to do something like this to these poor animals!

  46. Patricia Fleming says:

    I wonder what is wrong with people who would do this to sweet little innocent animals…these people are 1 step from abusing children. I would say may God have mercy on their souls but I don’t really hope so.

  47. Sandra says:

    Stoppppppppp!!!

  48. angelika sieger says:

    STOP KILLING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. WENDY REITANO says:

    THESE BLOODY PPL DISGUST ME~Y ANIMALS SHOULD SUFFER BEATS ME!!!!!!! BASTARDS!!!!! :( :(

  50. Angela Kovacs says:

    This is just horrible :O((( this people have to get very HARD punisnment,and the children have to edcucated at school,how to treat and RESPECT animals and the HOLE NATUR !!!

  51. Udita Chatterjee says:

    I am sickened by the atrocities committed towards the stray dogs. I am an Indian and in India also this is common. The most painful thing is these animals cannot speak for themselves and which gives us Humans the responsibility to protect them and shelter them and not abuse them and kill them.We cannot let out our frustrations on them and hence abuse them.

  52. Amy Derkacz says:

    I cannot believe these horrifying measures. I am so saddened and heartbroken thinking about the fate of the strays if people do not rise against this injustice and be the voice for those who cannot speak, our furry friends. Animals deserve a decent quality of life, they are not just ome sort of a sub-being that is unworthy of our care and compassion, they are wholly deserving of our care, compassion and protection. Viktor, I really hope that you get lots of support for this very important cause and I will continue to spread the word and support this mission from abroad.

  53. Katia VDM says:

    Stop Killing, stop hurting animals!!!

  54. ALICE HAUCK says:

    WHY ARE THE DOGS BEING TARGETED BY STUPID OFFICIALS AND OTHER IDIOTS IN TURKEY–WHY DON’T THE MONSTERS DO THE SAME TORTURE AND ABUSE TO THEIR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS–IF THEY ARE SMART AT ALL JUST WHY DON’T THE SPAY OR NEUTER TO END ALL THE UNWANTED ANIMALS

  55. ALICE HAUCK says:

    STOP THE MADNESS TORTURE AND KILLING NOW

  56. Turkey says:

    People from all over the world, please show your reaction as well. Even the smallest support makes sense. We need you for them.

  57. Pöppl Robert says:

    Stop!!!!

  58. Julie Jo says:

    MURDERS !!! Plain and simple you’re MURDERS !!!!

  59. Liss markussen says:

    Turkey cant go back to the black middle age :-( , its a country in progress , just to change peoples mind ( and its hard ) , that NEUTERING is the answer and a decent animal welfare programme and then it will NEVER be nessesary with other solutions.

  60. teenee Klinkner says:

    stop killing and slaughtering innocent animals!!!
    Hoert auf unschuldige Tiere zu toeten und abzuschlachten!!!

  61. ella murzayan says:

    STOP THE MURDERS !! STOP THE UN-HUMANITY! STOP THE CRUELTY TOWADS INNOCENT CREATURES..

  62. CJ says:

    It sounds just like a Concentration camp, rounding up certain breeds and strays to put them in a place where they’ll eventually die. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?

  63. Yasmine Saber says:

    WTH!!!!!!!! was planing to visit Turkey soon noooooo, BOYCOTT!!!

  64. rita merhy says:

    hey …i was very chocked now,,,cos only from 2 days my friend was telling me .i just remembered you when i went to turkie cos they don t touch the dogs ,ans they treat it very well,,now im crying,touching about what i see how could they,,,i use to have 7 dogs and cats,and i wish to save as mush as i can,,,but at least don t hurt animals it can feels like us,harammmmm i can t do anything ,,,when i saw this i just look my dog and ask my self why can some1 to abuse dog or hurt any animals???how i wish that thos people will suffer more than any1

  65. Kirsten Young says:

    STOP KILLING ANIMALS!!!!!

  66. Sherry Hodskins says:

    This has to be stopped! You would think they would be smarter than that!

  67. Kyra Dekker says:

    Pls, help these dog by castrate or sterilize them. It is so sad to see these poor annimals hunted and killed. There so loyal to the ones who loves them.
    I visit Turkey in two weeks but this is one of the things i HATE about Turkey.

  68. Louise Guthrie says:

    Grow up Turkey. This is the 21st century. People created the problem; dogs didn’t. FIX IT HUMANELY.

  69. Linda Robinson-Pardo says:

    Our world is said to have evolved, but has it? The Human race is the only species that torture for pleasure. So who’s the animal? We are still a barbaric world. If not more than ever before. We must unite against the heinous crimes against innocent animals and take a stand to say enough. It’s time for action!

  70. Anneke Andries says:

    actions taken, it will be a difficult fight…

  71. Catherine Chew says:

    What is wrong with these people???They are totally insane!!! Feel sad for the dogs, they deserve better treatment T_T God be with them and God will vindicate for them.

  72. Göknil Mustafa says:

    Please come and help us stop the killers.

  73. Ursula Fürst says:

    Unbelieveable – stop hurting and killing animals!

  74. ich finde es als das allerletzte wie es den Tieren in der Türkei geht als ich in Urlaub vor 20 Jahren war war das schon so den einen Tag sah ich eine Katzen familie den anderen Tag waren die Augen der Mutter zerstört es war auch nur noch ein Junges bei ihr ich nahm es damals mit an die Mutter kam man nicht ran ein schöner scharzer Hund den nächsten Tag fand man ihe ab gezogen in den Bergen ich selbst wurde sehr böse angeschaut weil ich Katzen und Hunde mit Wasser und Essen versorgte einen Hund nahm ich mit ich bin nie wieder in die Türkei in Urlaub gefahren.Bitte ändert etwas an dieser Situation jeder der geboren wurde hat das Recht zu leben und keiner hat die Entscheidung über ein anderes Leben zu entscheiden mfg Emmanuelli

  75. Mehmet says:

    Viktor, you are deluding yourself because your desire to do good is skewed by your inability to understand certain facts.

    2 issues will illuminate two truths in Turkey which will help you reach a compromise.

    1) Sheer numbers. Neutering is regularly disregarded by misinformed municipalities here and stray animals have grown to prolific populations. There WILL be a culling, unless a huge sum of money is set aside to feed them by the state. Individuals, as much good as they might want to do, are often irresponsible and are keyboard knights, and can’t walk the walk.

    Unless a grassroots movement raises enough money to save these animals, they will and must be somehow brought down to manageable numbers, and then a no-compromise neutering program must be applied.

    In Beşiktaş there is an average of 3 stray cats per Street. STREET. This statistic belongs to animal loving organizations, and it can’t be denied that it is probably lowered for lobbying reasons.

    Neutering and a NO HOLDS BARRED neutering after somehow raising enough money to responsibly take care of these animals is the only way. Unless all those thousands who talk the talk put their wallet where their mouth is, then they have no right to complain. You cant just ban state from trying something, while the individual tries NOTHING in terms of monetary involvement.

    2) Rabies.

    Rabies in Eurasia is still a huge problem and Turkey is in the brink of leading that problem should an outbreak begin in major cities. Rabies shots are annual but you and I both know the municipalities do a half assed job of this. They vaccinate them once, and then hastalavista. The vets employed bu the mun.s are incredibly apathetic when it comes to this greatest of viral diseases.

    Istanbulites think rabies is an extinct disease, while it is NOT. It remains endemic to all of Eastern Europe and Anatolia, and you don’t joke around with rabies.

    IF one well-meaning child dies, or a couple die from rabies as a result of a major outbreak, no protest will stop the flood of culling that will happen to stray animals.

    To avoid this we must all work hard and be both pragmatic and intelligent when it comes to solutions.

    Raise Private Funds – Neuter – Vaccinate.

    No other solution.

  76. Patti Mc Gan says:

    This has got to stop!! Turkey is acting as murderers and need to be stop immediately. They will pay for this cruel and unnatural treatement they are doing to these helpless animals. We should speak out and act as caring individuals and tell them that this is just not acceptable to the world and they will pay in the next life for these cruel acts they are doing to helpless beings. Shame on them! I hope Carma hits them soon.

  77. silva says:

    You are sick people!Unbelieveable what you doing!Dont kill pour animal,help them!

  78. silva says:

    KILLERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. IloveANIMALS says:

    OH, god…how do people dare to touch something they didn’t created !!!! if something really happens on 21.12.12 it won’t be the end of the world…it would be our punishment for what we People have done to this world. 2 years ago I read something on the internet that changed my life. someone wrote that animals can help people with different illnesses . I suffered from epilepsy, but my seizures stopped 2 months after i adopted my cats!!! believe it or not i had my last seizure 2 years ago. now i’ve adopted a street dog … and I can’t be prouder!!! someone who never loved an animal, never felt the unconditional love !!!!! why killing them? we should not be afraid of animals… people are the evil creatures in this world.. be afraid of people around you, not from dogs and cats who are struggling to survive in this cruel world !!!

  80. Mehmet says:

    Why don’t you publish my comment. Its concise, valid and intelligent.

    Don’t be the censor to friends of your cause.

  81. Pantocrator Blade says:

    PEOPLE, LET`S BE THE HUMAN !!!

  82. Shirah Gantman says:

    Heartbreaking….. =’{
    These people must be PUNISHED for this abuse!
    I’ve signed the petition and shared… XXXX

  83. Viktor Larkhill says:

    Mehmet, it’s published… just need some time to write a proper reply to you. I could reply in two lines but it wouldn’t set the record straight.

  84. Franca says:

    saw the documentary, very disturbing to see all those beautiful trusting animals left to die, there is such ignorance in the world and a lot of it in the name of “God” which is even more disturbing, this is not “God’s” work but the work of evil disgusting humans

  85. Jeannine sinding says:

    DON’T KILL THE POOR SOULS …. HELP THEM… TREAT THEM LIKE YOU WANT TO BE TRATED !!!

  86. stopp torture and despise animals,they have feelings and soul.more than many human beings

  87. what hell is wrong this picture, how in hell does these poeple sleep at nite. knowing that this is going on over there.I’m not too happy with these pictures. they have to chance the law. We must stand together to chance what is going on over there.

  88. Julie Sykes says:

    This is diabolical, the person who came up with this atrocious idea is either mentally ill or seriously evil and I think he should be put in one of these parks permanantly.

  89. Terri Heagney says:

    It is a horrific fact that the un-educated do unspeakable things. We, as human beings are capable of torturing animals without batting an eyelid.
    There are solutions to the problems in Turkey, but cannot be solved by the Government just stopping the killing.
    First of all, the general population, the citizens of Turkey need to be educated, day and night, on radio and television, to feed their animals, to inoculate them against diseases, to supply fresh water. The veterinarians in Turkey need to be compensated by the Government to sterilize the females and neuter the males to stop the dogs from breeding. The population will ask “why should I bother”, so let the Government, out of the huge holiday maker’s money they receive each year, give the dog owners a monetary incentive.
    Secondly, the Government should CEASE IMMEDIATELY, in using criminals to do the dirty work. If the criminals are already desensitized from murdering someone, this “work” will NOT rehabilitate them. If there is an over population of strays that can not be homed, do the HUMAN thing and give the dogs/cats a gentle injection. Poisoning is EXTREMELY CRUEL AND LENGTHY !!! Maybe our countries can lobby the United Nations for a moratorium on Turkey and lay down embargoes till it becomes civilized towards all animals within it’s borders. I travel abroad frequently and had, at one stage, become somewhat interested in doing a side trip into Turkey. I shall now BOYCOTT Turkey !!!! I pray others will do everything they can also.

  90. marianne orvis says:

    i think this is all wrong i agree with

    Suzie Tomlinson the Turkish goverment should be put into these parks to be left with out food & water untill they die

  91. flo says:

    ARRETEZ LA TORTURE ET LA MALTRAITANCE SUR CES PAUVRES CHIENS CE SONT DES ETRES VIVANTS BORDEL!!!!!! C’EST UNE HONTE DE VOIR CE DESASTRE, ET CA PARLE DE RESPECT!!!!!!! BIEN SUR ILS NE RESPECTENT PAS LES ANIMAUX!!!!!! JE NE VOIS PAS CE QUE LE GOUVERNEMENT TURQUE PEUT FAIRE POUR FAIRE QUELQUES CHOSES POUR PROTEGER LES CHIENS DE SON PAYS? BREF NO COMMENT!!!!!! COMME D’HABITUDE, Y’EN A MARE C’EST TOUJOURS LA MEME CHOSE PAS DE RESPECT POUR CES ETRES VIVANTS MEMES A 4 PATTES.

  92. Waltraud says:

    STOP KILLING, OR WE STOP OUR HOLIDAY IN TURKEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. AK says:

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  94. Gene Maynard says:

    How barbaric! I always thought Turkey was a civilized country. I was wrong! Kind people there, if there are any MUST NOT be afraid to speak up for the animals!!! Don’t just say you “love” animals. Do something to help them NOW!!!

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