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CAMPAIGN AGAINST
ANIMAL CONTROL IN BRAZIL

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last updated July 7,  2000

The Animal Control in Brazil have been transgressing the Laws, killing animals in barbaric ways. We cannot be indifferent to the carnage that happens in the Animal Control Centers in all of Brazil against animals. 

In the public health affairs the excuse of the transmission of illnesses from animals for human beings is always used, to justify practical of slaughtering of animals. Rabies kills! " Rabies", a word that by itself, causes panic in the misinformed population . It is known that hydrofobia is one illness easily controlled with well organized campaigns of vaccination, not having the daily extermination of thousands of animals.

One expects that the responsible agencies for the public health would act with responsibility. One expects that they are critical and scientific in its conclusions. One expects that they would only trust faithful sources and that they would stop associating the animals to the illness. That they would carry out rigid control of consumed products and the true causes of the illnesses that are afflicting the population. One also expects, that they do not use the sacrifice of animals, as false propaganda of effectiveness. One would expect much more: that the animal programs partner with municipal, state and the governing of Animal Control to work on preservation and respecting to animals, and ultimately, man.

Do solutions exists? 

YES, there are many:

1) Spaying and neutering campaigns- the city hall, jointly with SPCAs, must promote campaigns with no fee (similar the ones that they make for the vaccination against RABIES) to take care of, mainly, the population that is ignorant and/or lack of money, stopping the proliferation of the animals that live in the streets. 

2) All the domestic animals must be registered with the Animal Controls Centers, if possible, a microchip of identification inserted, so when an animal is found, it's owners can be notified. Animals that are abandoned, will have the identification of the owner in the chip and this person would be prosecuted for MISTREATMENT, according to the FEDERAL LAW number 9.605, Art. 32 of 02- 13 -98. 

3) Once the population of unwanted animals is controlled, the Animal Control would be able to work TOGETHER with the SPCAs , ending the animal's abuse and redirecting abandoned animal to these Societies that would provide them adoption.

4) To Educate Communities, especially the poorer ones, so that they do not abandon it's animals. This can be made through the media, pamphlets, lectures in schools, fairs, etc.

5) Centers of specialized training for collected dogs, to serve as accompanying and guide dogs.

6) Humane Campaigns introducing animals as affective support for people in hospitals, retirement homes of and orphanages. This program was introduced by the SF-SPCA in San Francisco .Together with the city hall, they made San Francisco a city where the euthanasia is made only when an animal is in terminal state or in extreme suffering ( remembering that the method used is intravenous injection.) 

7) IF euthanasia IS NECESSARY, MUST BE DONE IN A PAINLESS WAY, RESPECTING the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF RIGHTS OF THE ANIMALS

Considering electoral statistics, the ones that worry about the cruelty against the animals are many and it is the democratic legitimacy that in them confers representation, to present to all the Brazilians and the citizens of other countries, our shout of repudiation, compassion and astonishment before acts that lower the spirit and degrade the species of human being. It would be unacceptable not to speak out.

WHAT YOU HAVE READ ABOVE, IS HOW THINGS FUNCTION IN CIVILIZED COUNTRIES!
HERE'S HOW IT IS IN BRAZIL.
Before to start talking about each city, we inform that almost all of Animal Control 
DON'T FEED NOR GIVE WATER TO THE ANIMALS FOR 3 DAYS

CITY OF SAO PAULO 

( CENTRO DE CONTROLE DE ZOONOSES / CCZ)

DECOMPRESSION CHAMBERS

It is cruel, imposes great suffering to animal ,it opposes the medical code of veterinarian ethics as well as disrespects the NEW FEDERAL LAW OF ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES 9.605/98. ARTICLE 32 ESTABLISHES DETENTION OF 3 MONTHS TO ONE YEAR FOR THOSE WHO " PRACTICE ACTS OF ABUSE, MISTREATMENT, TO WOUND OR TO MUTILATE WILD OR DOMESTICATED ANIMALS ... TO inflict PAINFUL or CRUEL EXPERIENCES TO ANIMAL LIVING CREATURES, EVEN FOR DIDACTIC OR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES, WHEN ALTERNATIVES EXIST ".So, CCZ-SP is working not only by methods that oppose the actual objective of the existence of the veterinarian doctor, but also is violation UNESCO's Animal Rights.

What did change after this campaign?

The Major of Sao Paulo finally sign a law  that says that the City Hall has to promote spaying and neutering for affordable prices , as well as  campaigns to educate citizens to not abandoning their animals.

What is coming up next?

Bad news. Sao Paulo wants to introduce  a new method of euthanasia, by using CO2  that is also cruel, once they do not separate animais by wheight and size . For an animal to die without pain, the dosis of CO2 must be perfectly adapted considering its weight. Please, write to our authorities asking for LETAL INJECTION WITH PREVIOUS ANESTHETIC. click here. If you can't send by one click, the e-mails addresses are available HERE.

CITY OF GOIÂNIA

Nothing better than Sao Paulo. The newspaper article below says that  in the Animals Control, you can find cages filled with dogs of all ages. Some are sick, dying on the wet floor, covered with excrement. Please, write to our authorities by clicking here. If you prefer to send a sample letter, please  click here, but we really encourage you to write with your own words. You also can send a fax to: 55  062 824 1415

CITY OF SALVADOR

According to some witnesses, many animals die because they are severely hurt during the capture.We've been recieving many letters from citizens from Salvador, asking for urgent help for the inhumane handling and the total neglect the City hall has shown to animals.The letter below was sent to a newspaper that reported the cruelty by showing  pictures of injured animals, as well as describing the terrible conditions of the Animal Control's facilities, where the animals suffer all sorts of abuse including starvation.

Dog scaptured from streets of Salvador, confined at a small and wet kennel

"I ask to all the suitable authorities, to the  Health Department and to Salvador's Mayor, Mr. Antonio Imbassahy to stop the atrocities that are happening in Salvador regarding the slaughering of domestic animals.The reporting shown on 12.10.99 calling our attention to the fact that CCZ is not doing its social function: control and erradicate animal transmissible diseases, the zoonosis concept. The CCZ should be called "Animal Extermination Center" because that is what really happens inside this Institution.The animals are killed by cruelty, with no distinctions, 72 hours after their capture,in violation of the Universal Animal Rights Declaration and the Brasilian Constitution, that forbids this behavior. The CCZ should capture only suspicious animals and sacrifice the ones who are infected ."Eduardo Henrique Sampaio-MD /Salvador

The Animal Control from Salvador is being persecuted by the state but still there's no guarantee that they will be punished. Please, send  a letter asking for Justice. We know that Animal  of Salvador control is moving to another place, trying to build a new image, but they must be punished by the thousands of animals  that they've been neglecting over the years.Please send a letter to these 3 addresses below.We didn't provide a sample letter, because individual messages are much more poweful. A single line can make a difference : Luciano@e-net.com.br
cpdprba@e-net.com.br 
mpublico@mpublico.ba.gov.br

CITY OF TERESÓPOLIS - RJ

The CANIL DA PRATA (Silver Pound) is where the City of Teresopolis brings the stray animals captured on the streets. The material you are going to see was sent to us by the (now dissolved) Humane Society of Teresopolis. they sent us all the documentation and pictures, testimonials and witnesses' signatures, so suffice to say, there is a lot of evidence that the local authorities are not serious. See for yourself the indifference, the lack of sensibility of these authorities that DENIED to the press what the pictures are clearly showing.The picture shows the entrance of the pound and even looks respectfu but thel. Reality is very different. Click on the picture and enter the Canil da Prata.


 
 
CITY OF RIO GRANDE - RS

In the " Municipal Pound of Cassino", the animals are eating each other due to lack of food !!

We, with our taxes, are PAYING public employees who would be providing food and dignity to these animals! If  you also feel outraged with this situation and want to protest,  the following page have some fax numbers and e-mails addresses for  these people.IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE SEND E-MAILS AND FAXES AT THIS TIME. THERE IS A LAWSUIT PENDING, HOWEVER IF THE CITIZENS WON'T SPEAK UP, THIS WILL CONTINUE. LETS SHOW THEM THAT OUR EYES ARE OPENED TO THIS.

On the link below there are two photos  the sad reality of these animals. We put the photos at the end of the page, especting for those that can't stand to see distressing pictures.

Click here to read news article published in 10/19/99, at Jornal Agora, of Rio Grande, RS, to protest and see the images  ( at the very bottom of the page. You don't need to see if you don't want ) of this sad carnage.

CITY OF FORTALEZA- CE

Stray dogs and cats from Fortaleza are killed every Tuesday and Friday. Please, read the e-mail below: 

"Aunt, here in Fortaleza, I've seen at the local news a protest of people from Animal Control's  neighborhood. They were complaining about the bad smell that comes from where the Secretary of Health sacrifices the dogs, that are found in streets and captured by Animal Control. In this terrible place, every Tuesday and Thursday they sacrifice dogs and people complain that after the animals are killed, nothing is done with the animals bodies , they stay outside causing horrible smell. MANY OF THESE animals WERE ONLY PLAYED IN A DITCH OR In the TRASH. In this report, there is information that shocked me excessively. People said that on slaughtering days, they can't stand to hear the moans of the animals. Do you think someone can help these animals? Clarissa " 

In June of 2000 we've received a picture taken by UIPA - International Union for the Protection of Animals. Clique on the image to see the whole picture. .


Dogs squeezed in a smal place.
Even a dead dog is kept there.

To send a letter to the main newspapers and the authorities from Fortaleza, please, CLICK HERE
If you would prefer to send a sample letter, click here

CITY OF RECIFE

In May 18th 1999, a representative of A.A.P.A, a SPCA , in Pernambuco , followed by the council woman Luciana Azevedo, was attacked by the employees of the Center of Animal Monitoring in the city of Recife, Olinda. The objective of her visit was to try to photograph the barbaric way that animals are killed. The AAPA has denounced the CVA (Animal Control in Recife) with respect to irregularities and in a public audience the CVA had denied the witnessed INDISCRIMINATE, IRRATIONAL and INHUMANE .SLAUGHTERING of the animals in it's control. Healthy dogs, pregnant females and upper-class cared for pets wait in the "corridor of death ", where they are accumulated in kennels in horrible conditions for 3 days , waiting for death.

The animals are wetted with moored hose spurts and tighted to a table where they will receive a lethal drug

"We saw clamped in the dirt, about 100 animals, all with some type of wound,bloody bodies, a terrifying scene! The slaughter is executed by laborers, the same ones that clean of the facilities. These employees, total unprepared, magnify the suffering still more by giving injections of potassium chloride directly in the heart, trying to find it by several attempts. This cruel proceeding is done without any anaesthetic to reduce the pain and the desperation of these animals! After death, it's body is thrown in a truck and taken to the crematory where many animals ARE BURNT WHILE STILL ALIVE!!!!"

Please, send a message to the Major of Recife, Mr. Roberto Magalhães, by clicking on the link below:
 

http://www.roberto.magalhaes.nom.br/ctudo-pergunta.html

CITY OF BRASILIA

GAS CHAMBERS 

It was found some cases of Rabies in Brasilia AND THEY'VE BEEN KILLING HUNDREDS OF HEALTHY ANIMALS!! IF IT HAD RESPONSIBILITY ON THE PART OF THE AUTHORITIES, THIS SITUATION WOULD NOT BE HAPPENING. TO KILL IS NOT SOLUTION! IT IS CRUELTY! IT IS AGAINST THE LAW! IT IS AGAINST ALL COMMON-SENSE! This violates the rights of the animals and law 9605/98!

HOW IS ANIMAL CONTROL IN OTHER LOCALITIES? IF IN THE MAIN CAPITALS OF THE BRAZIL, ARE SUPPOSED TO BE " CIVILIZED ", IT IS IN THIS BRUTAL WAY, IMAGINE HOW IT MUST BE IN THE PLACES WHERE THE EDUCATION DOES NOT COME CLOSE!

To send a protest letter to the authorities of Brasilia, please, click here or send an e-mail to the addresses below:
ouvidoria@cl.df.gov.br
scs@scs.df.gov.br

PLEASE, WE NEED INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT!! 
ALL YOU'VE READ IS JUST A SAMPLE OF THE CRUELTY. THERE ISN'T A SINGLE CITY THAT HAS AN ANIMAL CONTROL THAT FOLLOWS THE LAW.

PLEASE, COME BACK TO THIS PAGE MONTHLY. WE WILL BE UPDATING IT WITH MORE INFORMATION AND MORE LETTERS.

Thank You!

    This campaign counts on the support of the related Societies :
     

    APASFA
    Associação Protetora de Animais São Francisco de Assis
    São Paulo -SP

    USPA
    União Societária Protetora de Animais
    Ilha do Governador- Rio

    CLUBE DAS PULGAS
    São Paulo - SP

    UIPA
    União Internacional de Proteção aos Animais
    São Paulo - SP

    QUINTAL DE SÃO FRANCISCO
    São Paulo - SP

    SOCEDADE EDUCACIONAL FALA BICHO
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ

    MOUNTARAT
    Sociedade de Prot.Ambiental
    São Paulo - SP

    AIA
    Aliança Internacional do Animal
    São Paulo -SP

    WSPA
    World Society for Protection of Animals
    Representante no Brazil

    SPASO
    Sociedade Protetora de Animais de Sorocaba
    Sorocaba -SP
     

    AAPAR
    Associação dos Amigos e Protetores dos Animais
    Recife - PE

    LPCA
    Liga de Prevenção à Crueldade Contra Animais
    Belo Horizonte - MG

    SUIPA
    Sociedade Internacional de Proteção aos Animais
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ

    ALPA
    Assoc. Limeirense de Prot. aos Animais
    Limeira - SP

    CLUBE AMIGOS DOS ANIMAIS
    Santa Maria -RS

    ACAPRA
    Associação Catarinenese de Proteção aos Animais
    Santa Catarina

    ASSOCIAÇÃO AMIGOS DOS ANIMAIS DE NOVA ODESSA
    Nova Odessa -SP

    SNMPA
    Sociedade Norte Mineira Protetora de Animais
    Montes Claros/MG
     

    Special thanks to Lenita Ouro Preto (ANIMAIS S.O.S.), that has been sending
    us information about animal abuse sending by people all over the country.