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To be a stray dog living on the streets of Turkey at the present time is a short and pitiful existence. Help save these poor defenceless animals.

Speech from Maria Daines

To be a stray animal living in a country where you are neither protected, wanted nor tolerated, is frightening, lonely and desperate.

It seems the evolution of compassion is different in every country, in every community and in every heart and mind.

To be a stray dog living on the streets of Turkey at the present time is a short and pitiful existence.

Are these dogs waving a banner saying 'kill me, for I am nothing...?'

No, every animal chooses life.

Cruelty towards any animal is deplorable. Cruelty towards stray animals is intolerable.

Apathy, ignorance and indifference kills, it kills those who cannot speak for themselves. Animals deserve to live their lives in peace, especially those for whom there is no shelter available.

The fact that there are thousands of stray dogs roaming the streets of Turkey, does not give anyone the right to take their lives away.

The stray animal's need is greatest and the stray animal's trust is precious.

Those who hurt and kill homeless creatures are killing special sentient beings who could live amongst human beings as friends and protectors.

We cannot ignore the plight of stray dogs who are being taken from their home on the streets and killed in the most barbaric and unforgettable ways.

Today we give the stray animals of Turkey a voice and a chance to be saved.

We cannot close our eyes and pretend this is not happening. It is happening and it must be stopped.

Compassion is not a luxury, it's a necessity, and if we are the guardians of this vast and so called civilised planet we must also be prepared to care for the weakest and most unfortunate amongst us.

Today we speak up for the stray dogs of Turkey, we say NO to cruelty!!

END THE SUFFERING, STOP THE KILLING.

Be proud of these clever, selfless and resourceful dogs, for they live peacefully in their own difficult and traumatic existence.

They live this way because human beings have created their world and the least we can do is to help them to stay safe whilst this situation remains.

Animals do not need our cruelty, they need our kindness.

WE HAVE A VOICE AND WE CAN USE IT!!!

Thank you for making a difference.
Thank you for the compassion in your soul.

1. END THE SUFFERING, STOP THE KILLING.

2. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=LAqhJ_GyXH4

3. http://groups.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=groups.groupProfile&groupID=107497411&MyToken=1637bf5a-1767-439a-b340-862749e622e3