A letter from a citizen on illegal killings of strays in
municipality of Bosanski Brod, Bosnia - please share!
Unfortunately we do
not have photos, but we were shocked by the horrible scene, landfills to which
the bloody dead bodies of dogs were transported near a hunting lodge in the
village of Donja Vrela, local community Vinska, municipality of Bosanski Brod.
We were denied access to the dump because the same people who committed the
massacre are also guardians of landfills. As citizens we are confident that we
can access the dump and get pictures of dead dogs. But we have witnesses who saw
the brutality of the action all hunters and all the massacre on the streets of
the city. The horrific event was announced in local radio station Radio Brod.
Nothing was found either on the official website of Municipality nor in any
forum. We citizens have no time left to get to know as citizens of the planned
action, not just listen to all Radio Brod. This barbaric action was not
announced in advance. That the actions we learned during the day in 17h in the
That morning, our dog Aradia shortly disappeared from the
yard, shocked by shots. We have sought him from 7:30 'till 11h at shorter
intervals, and again at 13.15 h. Today we learn that the the action started
early in the morning from 6.30, ie Saturday, 12.9. 2009. We know the killings
will last until December 2009. The killing of dogs and cats that took place in
the center of the city and the metropolitan area and the territory surrounding
the village. We received information from citizens that are armed hunters
marched through the city and were killing dogs on the spot in front of them.
Many citizens were outraged. My parents have seen a trailer full of dead dogs
when our hunters came to the house, after we contacted them, they came to us "to
convince us that our dog is not there.." The next morning, Sunday 13.09. armed
hunters, went next to our building and my brother from the window saw a trailer
full of freshly killed dogs. Scene for a good morning! Dogs were also killed and
collected in a trailer by mentioned hunters from hunting society. we don't have
photos of hunters who have killed dogs, but these went into two groups. The
group that came at us in an attempt to convince us that our dog was not killed
is known to us and we mention them by name. We know all the hunters from hunting
associations Vučijak . I turned to the Hunters' Association, explaining to them
what happened because we think the alliance should be referred to the law on the
use of weapons and with other laws because it is what they also directly put
Hunting Association on the spot as a violation of hunting and a must put an end
to it. Someone must stop this inhumane, illegal and extremely dangerous actions.
Or we will quietly wait for someone "to euthanize" us with lead in bed at 6.30
a.m. I purchased the RTRS and contact number and address and we will help them.
In two forums, we started threads about the massacre that happened in our city.
On our facebook profile, people whose pets are also killed are contacting us, so
that the final number is unknown. The Mayor of the municipalities of Bosanski
Brod will be informed. We will conduct lawsuits against all those responsible,
if the person fails to take legal steps to stop this massacre and never repeat,
do not open the shelter to which dogs will be permanently placed, human being
sued, and publicly called for genocide against legitimate. If the Municipality
decides take steps in accordance with the law to stop such action we are ready
to engage in litigation with the municipality.
I have invested so much
time, effort money and love in my dog. Because it is not only my dog with a
collar that was killed. I pray that we continue to report to all fb which affect
the damage and pain. We will promptly notify the victims and perpetrators. We
can not guarantee that we will manage to get photos of the killed dogs This is
obviously a big job for the inspectors and the police. On the Facebook group was
formed in which we invite all people to join us and provide support to the
action that will stop further violence and anarchy, with the sole desire to
prevent the killing of dogs. During the action of civil protest petition. I have
to admit that we have no experience in the establishment of any organization but
do not exclude the possibility that with your help and support we will establish
one on the territory of the municipalities of Bosanski Brod.
you for your understanding and support, I hope that the citizens of Bosanski
Brod stand in defense of humane attitudes, at least so because they themselves
are threatened with gunfire around their house.
This beautiful boy is another victim in illegal killings,
not even collar-dogs are protected