November 15, 2019

ADDA refused to sign the document presented by oie, senasa and wspa in buenos aires

DIFUSION, EDUCATION, LEGISLATION, REGISTRATION AND STERILIZATION AS INSTRUMENTS OF CONTROL OF THE OVERPOPULATION OF ABANDONED AND LOOSE DOGS.

Although we have cleared this story with people who know ADDA, others continue to spread malicious and unsubantiated information. It is important not to confuse the list of people attending the conference with a list of signatories who were not supported by ADDA.

While it seems that we are wasting time, our organization is working up to 18 hours per day, Monday through Friday. We have accomplished many projects such as:

- in 2004 banning circuses with animals from entering the Capital
- in 2002 prohibiting the forced feeding of geese and ducks.
- in 1987 the banning of animal experiments in primary and secondary schools and science fairs (resolution 1299 signed by the minister of education and justice) which ended the sacrifice of thousands of small animals such as rats, hamsters, pigeons, and toads (these are animals too.)
- in 1977 removed the gas chamber of rabies from the streets of Buenos Aires, which could only be achieved within the center of zoology. And hundreds of other projects and campaigns on a daily basis which caused a stir of animosity and accusations that our work was causing damage to the cause.

30 Years ago ADDA entered into a corroboration with WSPA working with large animals during natural disasters, specifically when sheep were covered with ashes during the eruption of a volcano in Santa Cruz.

Our organization has its own criteria and does not share the same views with WSPA on other topics, and we do not hesitate to offer dissent when our views differ.

WHY DID WE GO TO THE CONFERENCE? We went to submit an alternative project entitled EDUCATION, DISSEMINATION, LEGISLATION, AND STERILIZATION REGISTER AS CONTROL INSTRUMENTS OF OVERPOPULATION AND ABANDONED ANIMALS WITHOUT THE USE OF EUTHANASIA.

ADDA (as well as another organization) refused to sign the document that was endorsed by Zoonosis Center directors and expressed our dissatisfaction with it.

Martha Gutierrez