Turkish Activists stage the World’s largest No Kill Demonstration
I write this in a New York Hotel room, it’s very early in the morning and I have tears in my eyes for what is happening in Turkey. Tears that for the first time in over a decade are not of anger and frustration but of hope and in in way, of joy.
The solution proposed by the Government of the Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan was no other than the rounding up of all stray animals, dogs and cats alike and their deportation to they euphemistically named “Natural Life Parks”, fenced areas in isolated forests where they animals would die of starvation and disease. A complete U-Turn of policy, that would complete destroy the progress made over years of implementation of a nation wide program of Neuter and Return. A plan that would fail catastrophically, as it has been proved time and time again that the policy of Catch and Kill will never end the stray dog situation. It has never worked, in any country, if it did, millions of dogs and cats wouldn’t be killed in shelters around the world.
Killing Policies, no matter the method will be fought against by our people.
For the first time in history the animals of Turkey have a voice that will not be silenced by the killing instincts of a few.
A clear message has been sent.
The animals of Turkey are not alone any more. The massacres of the past don’t have a place in our country any longer.
THE KILLING LAW SHALL NOT PASS!
For the Animals