|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
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
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
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
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 :
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
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
If you would prefer to send
a sample letter,
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:
CITY OF BRASILIA
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:
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.
This campaign counts on
the support of the related Societies :
de Animais São Francisco de Assis
São Paulo -SP
Protetora de Animais
Ilha do Governador- Rio
CLUBE DAS PULGAS
São Paulo - SP
União Internacional de
Proteção aos Animais
São Paulo - SP
QUINTAL DE SÃO FRANCISCO
São Paulo - SP
SOCEDADE EDUCACIONAL FALA BICHO
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Sociedade de Prot.Ambiental
São Paulo - SP
São Paulo -SP
World Society for Protection
Representante no Brazil
Sociedade Protetora de Animais
Amigos e Protetores dos Animais
Recife - PE
Liga de Prevenção
à Crueldade Contra Animais
Belo Horizonte - MG
Sociedade Internacional de Proteção
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Assoc. Limeirense de Prot. aos
Limeira - SP
CLUBE AMIGOS DOS ANIMAIS
Santa Maria -RS
de Proteção aos Animais
DOS ANIMAIS DE NOVA ODESSA
Nova Odessa -SP
Sociedade Norte Mineira Protetora
Special thanks to Lenita Ouro
S.O.S.), that has been sending
us information about animal
abuse sending by people all over the country.