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Greenland Sled Dog

SEPTEMBER 22, 2007 NEW GREENLAND SLED DOG SITE

SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2007 GREENLAND SLED DOGS UPDATE

JULY 4TH UPDATE ON GREENLAND SLED DOGS

WE ARE NOW BEGINNING OUR TOURISM BOYCOTT AGAINST GREENLAND

CLICK HERE FOR LETTERS IN SEVEN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

FOR LETTERS IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, SPANISH. GERMAN, SWEDISH AND NORWEGIAN THAT CAN BE SENT TO TRAVEL AGENCIES IN YOUR AREA.

LET’S SHOW GREENLAND THAT THEY MUST CHANGE THEIR WAYS WITH REGARD TO THE

GREENLAND SLED DOGS.

MAY 5, 2007 UPDATE

GREENLAND HOME RULE REFUSES TO PROTECT SLED DOGS

 APRIL 10, 2007 UPDATE

GREENLAND GOVERNMENT POSTS THEIR PLAN FOR THE SLED DOGS OF GREENLAND

http://www.nanoq.gl/upload/insp/handlingsplan_eng.pdf
http://www.nanoq.gl/upload/insp/bilag_ til_handlingsplan_eng.pdf

MARCH 2007 URGENT UPDATE

AFTER RECEIVING THOUSANDS OF LETTERS OF PROTEST THE GREENLAND GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED TO SET UP SEVERAL TEAMS TO TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE WAY THE GREENLANDIC PEOPLES TREAT THEIR SLED DOGS.

THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT SOMETHING WILL ACTUALLY BE DONE, SO ALL GREENLAND SLED DOG SUPPORTERS ARE REQUESTED TO KEEP SENDING LETTERS TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREENLAND, MR. HANS ENOKSEN AT: hans@gh.gl  AND MRS.  KLEIST M.P OF GREENLAND AT: PAKL@gh.gl   REQUESTING UPDATES ON THEIR PROGRESS.

MRS. KLEIST IS NOW NO LONGER AVAILABLE DUE TO HER PREGNANCY. PLEASE SEND CC’S OF ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO MRS. LOUISE M KLEEMANN @ lmkl@gh.gl AS MRS. KLEEMANN IS NOW TAKING OVER THE SLED DOG PROBLEM WHILE MRS. KLEIST IS ON MATERNITY LEAVE. 

Thousands of people want to help the dogs of Greenland

 

Hundreds of animal protection organizations in 58 countries have started campaigns to help the sled dogs of Greenland which are being neglected and abused. 

 Animal activists all over the world have reacted strongly, after Ekstrabladet.dk  published several articles regarding how the sled dogs of Greenland are starved;  left out in stormy and cold weather, or are left to their own fate if they are injured during a sled ride.

 Animal organizations all over the world have taken up the case to inform people about the dog’s suffering; have sent protest letters, or collected signatures to be sent on to Greenlandic and Danish politicians.  There have been thousands of protests and signatures from animal activists in Western and Eastern Europe, USA, Canada, and several countries in South America

 The Canadian Voice for Animals Foundation CVFAF has taken the initiative with petitions in several countries, and the goal is to achieve at least 10.000 signatures which can be sent to the governments of Greenland and Denmark.

 Earle Bingley, president of CVFAF statement to Ekstrabladet.dk

 “In all my days of animal activism, I have never seen anything that is so blatantly cruel. Greenland and Denmark have become miscreant governments for allowing this horror to continue for decades and now that they have been exposed, steps could possibly be taken to finally enforce the existing animal welfare laws.” 

 Only a few days after Extrabladet’s report of the dog’s condition and the day after the government had set up a working group to look at the problem, two sled dogs were found hanged in Ilulissat, as reported  the Greenlandic media: KNR

 The working group that consists of both dog organizations and veterinarians will look at the conditions of the existing dog places where the dogs live for most of their lives. The group is also looking at setting up rules for anyone in Greenland who may require dogs.

Sanne Rosbøg
journalist