Friday 17 June 2016 | 124

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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Myriam | Saturday 19 May 2018

Si "l'humain" avait une VRAIS COMPASSION et PRENAIT SES RESPONSABILITÉS..... Il N'Y AURAIT souffrance animale NI abattoirs/élevages intensifs/euthanasies .................

Clerissi | Saturday 24 March 2018

Il faut que ca bouge. Que ce massacre cesse. Partagez

murielle | Monday 30 October 2017

Malheureusement, la vie d'un animal est bien peu de chose devant la cupidité et l'avidité des hommes. Pourtant, que de leçons de courage, de dévouement, de loyauté, ces amis poilus nous donnent tous les jours. C'est vraiment une honte de voir que des êtres puissent agir avec autant d'indifférence.

Carine -Anita | Wednesday 20 September 2017

La Spa n'a pas pour fonction d'euthanasier les animaux mais de les sauver les mettre à l'abri, les soigner , les nourrir ,les faire adopter et seuls quelques cas sont à déplorer, les animaux atteints de fiv sida du chat sont euthanasiés si pas de personnes prêtes à les adopter ; certains y échappent ! et les animaux trop malades, incurables ; certaines Spa sont indépendantes et ne font pas parti de Paris dont c'est le siège social , étant bénévole je puis vous l' affirmer, je m'insurge contre les vétérinaires qui font des euthanasies de complaisance sur des animaux en bonne santé et ils sont légions ......l’Appât du gain est leur seul motivation avec à la clé une commission sur les incinérations ; lamentable ! honteux ! une loi devrait être créée si des maîtres irresponsables veulent faire endormir leur animal en bonne santé ou trop vieux sic, la loi stipulerait si elle existait, d'appeler la Spa afin de les faire adopter , mais le feraient-ils ? là est la question ....