Friday, November 17, 2006

Telling the World


We are currently in the midst of launching a widespread national and international media and communications campaign aiming to educate the Turkish population about the problem of the stray and abandoned animals as well as informing the international community of the progress of Turkey in animal wellfare matters.

We are also aiming to make the Istanbul Municipality understand that it is in their interest, politically and economically to properly implement the Neuter and Return project IN COOPERATION with experienced animal wellfare organizations. As long as Arif Eker and the people responsible refuse to accept that fact, and entrench themselves in a position of denial and covering up the fact that they are operating dogs and dropping them by the side of the road or in the middle of the forest so they are crushed by cars or starve to death, there will be not one, but a thousand court cases against them, and in the end, the people responsible will stop being an asset but will become a liability.
... and we all know what happens in politics when someone becomes a liability.


The Municipality must understand that this is a national problem, and one that it is in the best interest to solve in a Humane, Efficient and Permanent manner.

So far it is a failure but we are still hopeful. One must never loose hope in humanity.

HERO



Türk toplumunu, sokak hayvanları ve terkedilmiş hayvanlar konusunda bilinçlendirmek ve uluslararası toplumu Türkiye’deki durum ve hayvan hakları mücadelesi konusunda bilgilendirmek için geniş bir iletişim kampanyası açmış bulunuyoruz.

Diğer yandan, Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi’ne, kısırlaştır-aşılat projesinin, ancak doğru bir şekilde ve bu konuda deneyimli hayvan koruma dernekleriyle İŞBİRLİĞİ İÇİNDE uygulandığı taktirde başarılı olacağını anlatmayı amaçlıyoruz. Sayın Arif Eker ve bu projeden sorumlu kişiler, bu gerçeği anladıkları zaman, kendilerini şu anda içinde bulundukları talihsiz pozisyondan kurtarabilecekler. Uygulama şu anda olduğu gibi, kısırlaştırılan köpeklerin otoyol kenarlarına veya ormanlara atılması şeklinde devam ettiği sürece, onlar aleyhinde yüzlerce dava açılacak ve sonunda bu uygulamanın sorumluları bu yükü taşıyamaz hale geleceklerdir.

Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi sokak hayvanı sorununun bir milli sorun olduğunu ve bunun Insani, Etkin ve Kalıcı bir biçimde çözülmesi gerektiğini anlamalıdır.

Şu anda kadar uygulama başarısız da olsa yine de umutsuz değiliz. Insanlıktan hiçbir zaman umut kesilmemesi gerektiğini düşünüyoruz.



5 comments:

Berlinbound said...

Welcome to blogspere!

Signora B. said...

Thank you ,for doing what you're doing .
What a heartbreak.Those poor dogs.

desert_queen said...

How can people be so cruel.... If they where good Muslim ...and believe in the words of Allah they know they should treat everything that lives on this world with respect and they should know they haven`t the right to treat any of Allah`s creations they way they do...How can does people watch themselves in the mirrow every day and know what they do to those poor animals...who didn`t choose to be there in the first place....How can those people look themselves in the eyes and believe they`re good people??? You can defend yourselves from any harm...by talking and asking....a gif that was giving to people but unfortunantly not to those abuse animals in Istanbul and other places in this world.....So i try to speak in behave of those millions abused animals all over the world....THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!

compassion said...

The rest of Turkey and the world should know that the N & R program is being sabotaged probably just for money!!!!
Mr Eker shame on you and you call yourself a vet?

Goldsmith said...

So, on one side the country spends millions of dollars lobbying and advertising abroad and on the other hand they act in the most abhorrent manner towards innocent and benign beings.

What a way to shoot themselves in the leg!... let's hope someone is hold accountable for everything that is going on over there.