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ON NOVEMBER 28, 2012 17 REPORTED DOGS WERE MASSACRED IN A MEDITERRANEAN RESORT TOWN OF KAS IN TURKEY. THIS IS ONLY ONE OF THE HUNDREDS OF TOWNS WHERE DOGS, CATS AND STREET ANIMALS ARE MASSACRED IN TURKEY. PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION BELOW TO URGE THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT AND ALSO THE MUNICIPALITY OF KAS TO STOP ANIMAL KILLINGS. THE GOVERNMENT OF TURKEY ALONG WITH THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITIES MUST ALL BE AWARE THAT THE REASON THAT TOURISTS VISIT IS BECAUSE THEY LOVE TO SEE THE ANIMALS, AND IF TURKEY CONTINUES THEN NO MORE TOURISTS WILL VISIT AND THIS WILL HAVE AN ADVERSE AFFECT ON TURKEYS ECONOMY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. PLEASE PASS ON TO ALL YOUR CONCERNED FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD IN ANY SOCIAL MEDIA! TOGETHER WE CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THANK YOU FOR CARING!
TO: Abdullah GÜLTEKÄ°N
Belediye BaÅŸkanÄ± (MAYOR)
Belediye EriÅŸim Bilgileri
Telefon: (242) 836 10 20
Faks: (242) 836 10 30
HONORABLE MR. ERDOGAN BAYRAKTAR
TURKEY MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
Adres: Ehlibeyt Mh. 1271 Sk. No:13 06520 Balgat / Ankara
Telefon : +90 312 474 03 37-38
Faks : +90 312 474 03 35
Dear Mr. Gultekin, Mayor of Kas and Mr. Erdogan Bayraktar, Ministry of Environment Turkey,
As a concerned world citizen, I am abhorred to see that the Kas Municipality has massacred over some 17 street dogs recently.
I find this very sad for Turkey is the cradle of Civilization, and for thousands of years mankind has existed and had a perfect friendship with dogs. In fact, no where in history has any other animal been "man's best friend" as dogs have.
I have recently visited Turkey last summer, but after reading the dog massacre, I will visit Kas no more.
Unless we learn to co exist in harmony with all living creatures for thousands of years, and unless we take full responsibility for our actions, then why are we living in this world? What gives a human being a right to kill, over any animal?
I ask you Mr. Gultekin and Mr. Bayraktar, to consider the example that is also set to the children of Turkey and succeeding generations.
Remember that no leader wishes to be remembered as such in history.
I urge you to put an end once and for all and to be re-elected as president to PARTICIPATE IN MORE WORTHWHILE ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS EDUCATING THE YOUTH TO LOVE AND RESPECT ANIMALS. THIS WOULD BE A MOST BENEFICIAL SUBJECT TO BE TAUGHT ALL THE WAY IN ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS NOT ONLY IN KAS, BUT ALL THROUGHOUT TURKEY. AFTER ALL, WE OWE THE FUTURE TO OUR CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.