Friday 17 June 2016 | 176

Dog and cat abattoirs in France

Tens of thousands of dogs and hundreds of thousands of cats are killed there. Their bodies end up in the knackery. No longer required after an often short life, they are abandoned and thrown away…

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Euthanasia. We are not talking about putting down an animal out of love to relieve pain. We are talking about euthanasia being performed for commercial reasons, or being performed reluctantly when no alternative is available due to ignorance, a lack of awareness or a 'consumer' attitude. This is unacceptable! It is undergone on a large scale, in unimaginable proportions. Every year, tens of thousands of dogs and hundreds of thousands of cats are forgotten, thrown away and put down following irresponsible breeding, or because they are no longer useful, they get in the way, or they are traumatised from bad practices which makes living with them impossible, or even because they don't live up to our expectations…

This 'complaisance' massacre is staged in veterinary surgeries. Overwhelmed refuges are resigned to this sacrifice because they have no other choice, and the commercial pounds that have already made their money from the victims play a strong part…

In certain refuges there are weekly 'slaughter days', and more frequently for the pounds. The killing takes place on a production line, with corpses taken away by utility vehicles, filling big freezers… Imagine the cat kennels; the floor covered in bodies, cats killed one after the other by intra-cardial injection (a highly technical act used for efficiency to avoid the expensive preliminary anaesthetic). There is also home 'euthanasia,' avoiding expensive fees. This is mass killing, no less.

However, there are simple solutions which can be put in place to protect animals from this cruel practice.

These abandonments are often the result of big misunderstandings which make living together impossible and sometimes result in serious traumas. This has been brought to light in our investigation into canine clubs. For a harmonious life with our animal companions, One Voice has launched the 'Companionship' campaign, which has already hosted successful conferences on cats and dogs in the last two years!

But what also fills up the refuges is the overpopulation caused by random and irresponsible repeated breeding… In making sterilisation obligatory, we can avoid mass euthanasia and the unlawful commerce which goes in parallel with it. Our companions are not consumables!

Please help us correctly protect our dogs and cats, sign and share the petition: "Dogs and cats: our family".

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Jérôme Ferri | Friday 26 April 2019

Si on aime vraiment les animaux, on n'en a pas, on n'en mange pas et on ne se mêle pas de leurs affaires.

Alexei | Wednesday 17 April 2019

Je pense qu'on est tous coupable de cette triste situation. J'ai adopté une femelle boxer (que j'adore au passage). Et on me propose souvent de lui faire faire une portée (mais je ne dis pas que vu qu'elle a été adoptée, elle a forcément été stérilisée bien que je n'étais pas pour (crainte que l'opération se déroule mal sans doute)).

Je réponds toujours non aux gens parce que pour moi, même si cela avait été possible de faire une portée, cela n'aurait été pour moi utile que dans le but de remplir la SPA.

En effet, mettons que sur une portée, il y a 6 chiots. Je doute fortement que les 6 chiots finissent leurs vies dans la même famille.

Et le pourquoi des chiots, on me l'a dit : on m'a dit : "c'est si mignon des chiots boxer". Oui, mais ils ne resteront pas éternellement chiots. Et une fois adulte, on fait quoi? On refait des chiots? C'est un cycle sans fin. C'est tout simplement un crime.

Pour ma part, tant que je le pourrai, j'envisagerai de continuer à adopter plutôt que d'acheter. Et pourtant, c'est certain que c'est plus simple avec un chiot mais je crois ne pas aimer la simplicité ;)

Marie | Wednesday 23 January 2019

Bonjour, je souhaite être informée de ce qui se passe en France, autant que possible. Merci.

Morena | Saturday 19 January 2019

Faire évoluer l humains sur la détresse animal