Subject: [Animal Patrol] TURKEY - Dogs poisoned, raped, abused
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 23:10:31 -0600
From: Linda Taal [mailto:Linda.Taal@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 5:18 PM
Subject: Fw: Again Turkey
for your information
spread widely under politicians holland and eu and animalwellfare
organisations in holland and international
During the past couple of months, we have regularly forwarded you cries
for help, coming from Turkey. And the situation only seems to get
The (stray) dogs are being poisoned, raped, abused and neglected on a
massive scale. The animal protection law that was adopted July 3rd
is simply being ignored by the (local) authorities and civilians.
The reactions we received upon these cries for help, range from "We
no authority to act" till "We have our hands full with our own
But so far, no one has reacted in a constructive manner. How is it
possible that the Dutch and the European politicians, the Dutch and the
international animal protection organisations are letting this happen
without even letting the Turkish government know they disapprove
strongly. Even when one has no authority to act or when one has his
hands full with their own problems, there is always the possibility to
at least let your voices hear to the Turkish government!
Below are pictures and the matching text as we received today. Please,
again we urge you strongly to make your disapproval known to the
These first pictures are made in the Sivas shelter.
The dogs in the Sivas shelter are, as is the case in most others
shelters, severely neglected. These images were made recently.
Regularly, villains access the shelter at night due to inferior fencing
and once inside the shelter, they rape, abuse and kill the animals.
Leaving empty booze bottles all over the place. The local authorities
are aware of this happening but they do not act in anyway.
The following pictures come from a shelter in the Bahcesehir district
Istanbul. We have reported numerous times about the seriousness of the
situation in this shelter.
If you wish, you can read it all again on our website at
and you can find more pictures on http://gif.actiezwerfhonden.nl
Furthermore we justreceived an e- mail saying the manager of the
municipal shelter in Izmir does not allow the dogs being spayed or
neutered; male and female dogs live together in one partition.
We kindlly request you to forward copys of your protests to the
Governement to us. We will forward your letters to the Turkish
animalwellfare volunteers to encourage them to go on with their work.
Link To Turkish Embassies Worldwide With Email Addresses
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Why do you think that you are superior to me?
Is it because you can "talk"?
I just speak a different language from yours.
Please don't mistreat me.
Your ignorance is not my fault.