Campaign for stray animals in Munich
In a majority of European countries there are laws which prohibit the targeted killing of stray animals. Nevertheless, there are millions of stray animals dying in death camps – due to hunger, cold, diseases or that are poisoned to death, because compliance with these laws can not be guaranteed. The association “Ärzte für Tiere” e.V. wants the EU-Commission and the corresponding Parliament to legislate mandatory statutory provisions, that would give all stray animals the right to live an animal-friendly life.
Every single signature counts.
Those stray animals’ rights were the reason why Ms. Petra Kern organised a signature collection with the support of her friends and colleagues in Munich on the 24th of September 2011. Due to the fact that there seems to be a lot of promotion and campaigning in the city centre at present, it was not easy to raise the people’s interest for the collection. Some people looked away, others said “No” or “I don’t have time”.
Since raising money or membership was not the campaigners’ aim, they finally succeeded in catching the attention of the people passing by. It turned out that many of them did not have a notion about the circumstances that stray animals in Europe are living in. Having heard the information, many people were shocked and did no longer hesitate to sign the petition. Ms. Kern even rang the private radio station Arabella, and they reported about the campaign. Subsequently, approximately 300 signatures were collected in order to support the petition.