Kinship Circle: ACT/ Companion Animals Butchered For Food

October 1st, 2007 5:50 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Sep 15, 2007 6:14 PM
Subject: ACT/ Companion Animals Butchered For Food

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BREAKING NEWS
9/15/07: Companion Animals Butchered For Food In Zimbabwe

KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN
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2-PART ALERT:

1. AID: Help The Helpers In Zimbabwe
2. ACTION: Write To Zimbabwe Officials

Kinship Circle - 2007-09-15 - Zimbabwe

PHOTO: A man feeds scraps to his dogs in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Thursday. People are barely able to feed their pets.

BACKGROUND: Pets slaughtered in meat-starved Zimbabwe — HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pets are being slaughtered for meat in shortage-stricken Zimbabwe and record numbers of animals have been surrendered to shelters or abandoned by owners no longer able to feed them…

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it could not feed surrendered animals or find them new homes and was being forced to kill them and destroy the corpses. Animals, like people, are being hard hit by Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown, with official inflation of more than 7,600 percent, the highest in the world. Independent estimates put real inflation closer to 25,000 percent and the International Monetary Fund has forecast it will reach 100,000 percent by the end of the year.

Vets have run out of the drug used to put down the animals and are relying on intermittent donations from neighboring South Africa. One veterinary practice was waiting for supplies to destroy about 20 animals, and on Friday could neither feed them adequately nor fatally inject them.

In its latest bulletin to donors and supporters, the SPCA said it launched an awareness campaign on “the ethical and moral issues regarding the killing and consumption of trusted companion animals…”

REST OF STORY

STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SPCAs (NSPCA)

…There are no easy solutions. The situation in Zimbabwe is not one conducive to the homing or adoption of animals. Please go to http://www.nspca.co.za/ and look at ZIMHELP. We are doing what we can and if this means going out to the public and brazenly asking for funds to assist, we shall do so…

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1. AID: Help The Helpers In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ZNSPCA)
website: http://www.nspca.co.za/

ANIMALS IN CRISIS / ZNSPCA DONATIONS:
Donations to assist the SPCA in Zimbabwe can be made directly into the NSPCA bank account or via electronic transfer as follows:
Name: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SPCAs
Bank: STANDARD BANK
Branch: SOUTHDALE
Account Type: CURRENT
Account No: 201 032 015
Branch Code: 00 64 05
Reference: ZIMHELP

If you wish to donate by cheque, make cheque payable to the NSPCA, but kindly indicate on an attached note that the donation is for ZIMHELP. This will enable us to allocate the funding quickly and efficiently.

Please also notify us at the National Council of SPCAs (in South Africa) of your name and address details and the amount of your donation. We forward this information to the Zimbabwe National SPCA.
National Council of SPCAs
PO Box 1320
Alberton 1450
ATTN: ZIMHELP!!
Or email us at nspca [at] nspca.co.za and title the email ZIMHELP.

Please call 011 907 3590 and speak to our Bookkeeper if you wish to have information on how to donate using your credit card or how to contribute by monthly donation. Please provide your name, address and amount of donation if you require an acknowledgement.

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2. ACTION: Companion Animals Killed For Dinner

EMAIL BLOCK / ZIMBABWE OFFICIALS – all emails in this alert

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zimonline [at] gta.gov.zw, support [at] gta.gov.zw, clerk [at] parlzim.gov.zw, nhema [at] erols.com, prpoffice [at] zarnet.ac.zw, prpoffice [at] zarnet.ac.zw, moha [at] gvt.co.zw, moard [at] gta.gov.zw, marketing [at] ztazim.co.zw, info [at] ztazim.co.zw, zta [at] byo.ztazim.co.zw, info [at] africanencounter.org, marketing [at] africanencounter.org, hhem [at] afncaonline.co.zw, gwerucitydoc [at] comone.co.zw, kwekwecs [at] comone.co.zw, kpa [at] samara.co.zw, mgpa [at] webmaiI.co.za, tmasaya [at] esanet.zw, info [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, zimemb [at] erols.com, gapare [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, mhute [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, gwashavanhu [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, chinoingira [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, masoso [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, mutyora [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, mukupe [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us

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Honorable Officials and Tourism Agencies of Zimbabwe:

Please immediately halt any random or organized slaughter of companion animals for human consumption in Zimbabwe.

I understand the nation’s food shortage has prompted an unprecedented amount of animal abandonment. Caretakers and welfare groups are unable to feed animals. Veterinarians cannot even humanely destroy unwanted animals, as Zimbabwe’s economy struggles and the inflation rate soars to the highest in the world.

I respectfully ask Zimbabwe government officials to NOT harass or arrest animal advocates who seek international aid. Instead, protect your own citizens from an economy so beset with corruption and lack of guidance, some citizens have resorted to slaying and eating pets to survive.

Feed your nation, but do not ignore illegally slaughtered meat sold on the black market. All companion animals trust and love people, when given the chance. The fate of these gentle animals has become a matter of worldwide concern.

Conscientious citizens everywhere will boycott Zimbabwe tourism and commerce if the killing of pets for human consumption continues.

I urge you to enforce anti-cruelty and humane slaughter laws in Zimbabwe. Please apprehend and penalize anyone who butchers and sells companion animals for human food.

You can stop this now, or sacrifice global integrity as a nation that sanctions meat processed from pets.

Sincerely,

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COMPLETE CONTACT INFORMATION

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His Excellency Mr. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, President
Honourable J. T. Mujuru, Vice President
Honourable J. Msika, Vice President
c/o Office of the President
Causeway, Harare Zimbabwe
ph: 09263 470-7091/8
EMAIL: zimonline [at] gta.gov.zw, support [at] gta.gov.zw
Zimbabwe Gov. Online Feedback: http://www.gta.gov.zw/feedback.htm
SOURCE: http://www.gta.gov.zw/

Parliament of Zimbabwe
Nelson Mandela/3rd Street
Box CY 298
Causeway, HARARE
ph: 700 181 / 9, 252 936/55 * fax 252 935
EMAIL: clerk [at] parlzim.gov.zw
SOURCE: http://www.parlzim.gov.zw/inside.aspx?mpgid=29

Zimbabwe Ministry Of Environment And Tourism
Hon. Francis D. C. Nhema
11th Floor Kaguvi Building
Private Bag 7753
Causeway, Harare
ph: +263 4 701681-3/701691/2 * fax: +263 4 701551/252673
nhema [at] erols.com [KC IS UNABLE TO VERIFY IF THIS EMAIL CURRENTLY WORKS]
SOURCE: http://www.met.gov.zw/contacts/contacts.htm

Zimbabwe Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Hon. Simbarashe S. Mumbengegwi
Munhumutapa Building, Samora Machel Ave
P.O. Box 4240 Harare, Zimbabwe
ph: 727005/9, 794681/5 * fax: +263-4-705161
EMAIL: prpoffice [at] zarnet.ac.zw, prpoffice [at] zarnet.ac.zw

Zimbabwe Ministry of Home Affairs
Hon. Kembo C. D. Mohadi
Postal: Private Bag 7703
Causeway, Harare
ph: 00-263-4-703641, 00-263-4-703643 * fax: 00-263-4-707231
EMAIL: moha [at] gvt.co.zw
SOURCE: http://www.moha.gov.zw

Zimbabwe Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Hon. Rugare Gumbo
1 Borrowdale Road, Ngungunyana Building
ph: +263-4-700596/+263-4-706081 * fax: +263-4-734646
EMAIL: moard [at] gta.gov.zw
SOURCE: http://www.moa.gov.zw/

Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Tourism House
55 Samora Machel Avenue Harare
P.O Box CY 286 Causeway Harare
ph: 263 4 780651/4 /752570/758748/774709/774760/780365
fax: 263 4 758826/28
EMAIL: marketing [at] ztazim.co.zw, info [at] ztazim.co.zw, zta [at] byo.ztazim.co.zw, info [at] africanencounter.org, marketing [at] africanencounter.org
SOURCE: http://www.zimbabwetourism.co.zw

ZIMBABWE (TOURISM) PUBLICITY ASSOCIATIONS
SOURCE: http://www.met.gov.zw/tourinfor/publicity.htm

BUIAWAYO PUBLICITY ASSOCIATION
Postal: P.O Box 861, Bulawayo
Physical: City Hall Car Park R. Mugabe Way Btwn L.Takawira Ave, 8th Ave Bulawayo
ph: +263 9 60867/72969 * fax: +263 9 60868 (NO EMAIL)

CITY OF HARARE
Postal: P.O Box 990 Harare
Physical: Town House J. Nyerere Way, Harare
ph: +263 4 752577/9, 781810, 775622 * fax: +2634751124
EMAIL: hhem [at] afncaonline.co.zw

GWERU PUBLICITY ASSOCIATION
Postal: P.O Box 278 Gweru
Physical: Civic Centre 8th Street, Gweru
ph: +263 54 224071 * fax: +263 54 223254
EMAIL: gwerucitydoc [at] comone.co.zw

KWEKWE PUBIICTY ASSOCIATION
Postal: P.0 Box 115 Kwekwe
Physical: Civic Centre, Kwekwe
ph: +263 55 22301/ 7; cell: +263 91 240 424
fax: +263 55 24301 * EMAIL: kwekwecs [at] comone.co.zw

KARIBA PUBLICITY
Postal: P.O Box 86, Kariba
ph: +263612328/3213 * fax: + 263 361 2880
EMAIL: kpa [at] samara.co.zw

MASVINGO PUBLICITY ASSOCIATION
Postal: P.O Box 340, Masvingo
Physical: 1001 Robert Mugabe St Masvingo
ph: +263 39 62643; cell: + 263 11 863 701 / 91 406516
fax: + 263 39 62643 * EMAIL: mgpa [at] webmaiI.co.za

MANICALAND PUBLICITY ASSOCIATION
Postal: P. 0 Box 69, Mutare
Physical: Meikles Park, H.Chitepo Street /R. Mugabe Road Mutare.
ph: +263 20 64711 * fax: +263 20 67728 (NO EMAIL)

NYANGA PUBLICITY ASSOCIATION
Postal: P.O Box 110, Nyanga
Physical: Stand No. 86 Rochdale, Nyanga
ph: +263 298 435 * EMAIL: tmasaya [at] esanet.zw

VICTORIA FALLS PUBLICITY ASSOCIATION
Postal: P. 0 Box 97, Victoria Falls
Physical: Stand No. 412 Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls
ph: +263 13 44202 (NO EMAIL)

Embassy of Zimbabwe in United States of America
Ambassador H.E. Dr. Machivenyika Mapuranga
1608 New Hampshire Ave
Washington, , DC 20009
ph: 202-332-7100 * fax: 202-483-9326
EMAIL: info [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, zimemb [at] erols.com
STAFF EMAIL: gapare [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, mhute [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, gwashavanhu [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, chinoingira [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, masoso [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, mutyora [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us, mukupe [at] zimbabwe-embassy.us
SOURCE: http://www.zimembassy-usa.org/

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