With Brigitte Bardot and Michel Drucker
From Switzerland, an animal welfare officer decided to attack the city of Dubai, which recently set up a program to exterminate stray cats.
With his SOS Chats Noiraigue Foundation based in Switzerland, Tomi Tomek has been working for animals for several years and his name is well known by animal protection activists, even across borders.
His last fight to date? The city of Dubai’s extermination program for stray cats, implemented by the municipality.
This program expressly prohibits the feeding of stray cats and allows the pound services to capture for “euthanasia” any cat that does not appear clearly identified. He even allows agents to take to the desert any cat that has entered a cage trap, including cats that have owners and have microchips to prove it.
With around 100,000 stray cats in the city of Abu Dhabi and tens of thousands more on the streets of Dubai, thousands of lives are being sacrificed, through cruel methods to say the least.
Established in October 2020, probably with a view to “cleaning up” the streets for the World’s Fair in October 2021, this program is raising animal rights workers around the world.
A petition that already collects 50,000 signatures
Revolted and reactive, Tomi Tomek created a online petition and has already obtained the support of several big names, and is also working hand in hand with the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, which also denounced this dramatic situation.
The Swiss activist has notably obtained the support of Michel Drucker and his wife Dany Saval, who despite the recent heart operation of the host of France 2, are always ready to step up to defend the cause of abandoned animals.
She was also able to count on the signature and the support of the famous pianist Alain Morisod, who has encouraged the actions of Tomi Tomek for several years.
A rich city, which applies the methods of a disadvantaged city
Tomi Tomek’s observation raises this violent paradox: the United Arab Emirates does not objectively lack financial means, and it would be quite possible, a priori, to set up campaigns that are more respectful of animal life, including in particular sterilization of the stray cat population.
Contacts on the spot who send her images of sick and malnourished cats do not dare to act directly, for fear of reprisals from the authorities, as she reported to the Swiss newspaper Le Matin.
Listening only to his heart and his determination, Tomi Tomek is determined to make a difference from his Swiss country which, if it is not big in size, has a very particular grandeur when it comes to animal rights. , thanks to numerous measures which are ahead of most of its European neighbors.
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