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In Russia dogs and cats have the status of property, they are considered not living beings but only the property of their owners. Those animals, who are homeless and have no owner, do not have any rights at all. Stray dogs and cats in Russia are killed cruelly in the cities and in the countryside, they are shot, poisoned, beaten, often in presence of little children.
In Russia there is not any law for animal protection. According to the Criminal Code of Russia, any form of animal abuse can be punished just with a small fine. That’s why so many sick and cruel people in Russia kill and torture dogs and cats, and no-one of those people ever gets to prison.
We want Russia to be a civilized country, not the land of injustice where the most helpless creatures – animals – are not protected by the Law. We want the Russian society to be the power to fight against indifference and cruelty. We appeal to all animal defenders of the world – support us! In Russia there are many people who love animals and protect them, but the government does not care. The Russian government approves the cruel massacre of stray animals.
We demand from the Russian government and federal authorities to adopt the Law for animal protection! We demand the problem with stray animals to be solved by humane means: building shelters, neutering, chipping, vaccination of stray animals. We demand the cruelty to be stopped and its propaganda to be banned! We are trying to change Russian people’s attitude towards animals, but without the Law it is impossible.
Anyone who loves animals – please, join us! Animals have no nationality. They need your help!