No More Dogs of War: End Export of Dutch “Attack Dogs” to Israel

8th February 2016: The “No More Dogs of War” petition has now closed and been submitted to the Dutch government. Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign. We look forward to updating you on its progress.

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Innocent dogs are being trained to carry out violent attacks on Palestinian citizens in the West Bank; endangering both human and animal life. Many of these dogs are exported from the Netherlands to Israel, where they are used as weapons against the occupied Palestinian population. This cruel use of animals, in turn, leads to conflict between Palestinian citizens and dogs, with stray dogs becoming the targets for lethal control; often suffering painful deaths or serious injury as a result.

Photo: Maja Dumat www.flickr.com/photos/blumenbiene/

He doesn’t want to be used as a weapon, he just wants to be loved.

Read more about the use of “attack dogs” in Palestine and its impact upon civil society.

In the interests of both human rights and animal protection, we are calling on the Dutch government to take immediate action to end its complicity in this violent and cruel trade. Please join us by joining the No More Dogs of War campaign.

Please sign and share the petition below to protect people and animals in the occupied Palestinian territories from unacceptable suffering.

No More Dogs of War

To: Lilianne Plouman, Dutch Minister of Trade and Sharon Dijksma, Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and the Environment.

We, the undersigned, demand that the Dutch Government take immediate steps to ban the export of trained "attack dogs" to Israel in the interests of both human rights and animal protection. Dogs exported from your country are reported to have been used during attacks on Palestinians over a number of years. This not only places the people and dogs involved in unacceptably dangerous situations, potentially violating human rights, but also has a wider impact on animal welfare in Palestinian society.

The distorted and violent image of dogs which has been created by their cruel use as weapons against Palestinian citizens by the occupying forces has a serious impact on the way in which Palestinian civil society views and treats dogs; particularly stray populations, who are subject to lethal control. While dogs continue to be used and presented as a source of fear, pain and injury to Palestinian citizens, the abuse, injury and killing of dogs will inevitably continue.

In the interests of both human rights and animal protection, we implore to end your complicity in this cruel trade.

Yours Sincerely

الى : ليليان بلومان، وزيرة التجارة وشارون ديسما، وزير الدولة للبنية التحتية والبيئة في هولندا.

نحن، الموقعون أدناه، نطالب بأن تتخذ الحكومة الهولندية خطوات فورية لحظر تصدير وتدريب "الكلاب المدربة على الهجوم" لإسرائيل وذلك لصالح كل من حقوق الإنسان وحماية الحيوان. وقد تبين وبشكل مثبت بالدلائل ان الكلاب التي يتم تصديرها من بلدك قد استخدمت في هجمات على الفلسطينيين على مدى عدد من السنوات. هذا يضع ليس فقط الناس بل والكلاب التي تشارك في الحالات الخطرة بصورة غير مقبولة، وتشكل انتهاك لحقوق الانسان، كما ان لديها أيضا تأثير أوسع نطاقا على الرفق بالحيوان في المجتمع الفلسطيني.

الصورة مشوهة وعنيفة بسبب الكلاب التي تم تدريبها بقسوة لتصبح أسلحة ضد المواطنين الفلسطينيين من قبل قوات الاحتلال.
ان الصور والمشاهدات التي يراها الفلسطينيين من الكلاب المدربة على القتل تركت لديهم اثار نفسية سلبية وخوف مبرر من الكلاب الضالة مما دفعهم الى التعامل معها بأساليب مميته من اجل التخلص منها .

لمصلحة كل من حقوق الإنسان وحماية الحيوان، نحن نتوسل من اجل وضع حد لهذه التجارة القاسية

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