Jaycey

African Refugee
Animal Rights
It is Christmas day today,
And all are full of cheer,
But I lay freezing on the step,
I always sleep right here.
I never get to go inside,
And join in all the fun,
I'm what they call a yard dog,
When all is said and done.
They have given me some scraps,
I think it was last week,
Now laying in the snow today,
I am feeling tired and weak.
I can hear the children playing,
As my head lay on my paws,
This time just last year,
I was a gift from Santa Claus.
I don't know what I did wrong,
To be shut out in the yard,
I only lived inside 6 months,
Since then my life's been hard.
The snow is falling heavy now,
I'm just a block of ice,
And when I breathe the cold cold air,
My lungs feel like a vice.
A miracle then came to pass,
An Angel did appear,
She glowed,and I could feel the heat,
As she floated near.
She reached her hand and beckoned,
It was such a sight to see,
She smiled and said "Good Dog,
It is time to come with me.
I will take you to the bridge,
Where all the Good Dogs go
You can play there in the sunshine,
There will be no freezing snow."
My bag of bones stood up then,
I shook the snow from off my fur,
And,as I slowly followed,
This is what I said to her.
"I am not a Good Dog though,
In that I think you're wrong,
No one would shut a Good Dog,
In the garden for so long."
The Angel turned and smiled,
As I walked with head hung low,
Then she said"I'm sorry,
I thought that you would know.
You really are a Good Dog,
The reason why your time is up,
It is just unfortunate,
You were born a Christmas pup."
I now live at the Rainbow Bridge,
And I am filled with joy,
But remember this at Christmas time,
A dog is NOT a toy.
To clarify this message,
To which I have eluded,
Animals are living things,
Batteries are not included.
 

Camden

Member
Animal Rights
The Turkish President knee jerk reaction to a recent Pitbull attack.... he has implied all Turkish street dogs should be caught and taken from the streets, and put in Municipality dog shelters if space or euthanised.


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The Prez stirred controversy, by calling for “White Turks” to look after their dogs saying "We must not forget the place for orphans is not the streets but shelters !

Using the word dangerous as an excuse in what is being seen as a call for the streets to be free of animals.

. Since his order, authorities all around the country have been busy capturing dogs illegally and taking them to shelters.

The issue became a trending topic on Twitter with thousands of people slamming the statement and his remarks. Many pointing to the fact that pit bulls are not intrinsically violent and that it is their owners who raise them that these incidents the happen , others asked why this one incident has become a tool to target stray animals.

Turkish Animal lovers are up in arms on for using "White Turks " and also its known some shelters are not fit for purpose ...and Istanbul has a policy if not dangerous they spay and chip them and let them roam free ...

Istanbul Metro Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu CHP and İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer CHP both known to support animal welfare made statements in reaction to the news / ...


Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “My dear fellow citizens; I would like to give you the assurance that we will not remove any living thing that has 'adapted to urban life' from their habitats. However, it is also our responsibility to rehabilitate the animals that are behaving in dangerous ways. With the project that we will start soon with our veterinarians in our city, we will speed up the sterilization and vaccination of all stray animals and prevent population growth.”

Dec. 25 ordered municipalities to remove stray dogs from the streets and place them in shelters, which effectively means death for the animals since shelters are in horrendous conditions in Turkey.

It looks as if some AKP Municipalities followed the Presidents suggestion ...

AKP municipality workers video taped burying dogs with construction equipment: Allegedly they were murdered by poisoning

In Afyonkarahisar, it was claimed that the AKP's Sultandağı Municipality killed dogs with poisonous injections. An animal lover, recorded the moments when the dog's lifeless body was buried by AKP municipal staff. During the recording, AKP municipal personnel prevented the citizens from taking pictures.


Discretion warning on video ..linked

 

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