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US Animal protection: 47 personalities are alerting to the situation of associations

04:35  29 may  2020
04:35  29 may  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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"The animal protection associations are at the end of their rope. They are in debt, bloodless, their managers cry out their despair", write the signatories.

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Protectors of animals in distress. Forty-seven personalities asked Tuesday in an open letter to Emmanuel Macron for an emergency fund for to save animal protection associations and shelters "currently in agony" and allow them to get through the coronavirus crisis.

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The signatories - singers, actors, TV hosts, journalists, comedians, dancers - among which are François Cluzet, Arielle Dombasle, Michel Drucker or Eddy Mitchell, express their support for the efforts of various associations such as Ethics For Animals, One Voice, the Collective Cats 100% Compulsory Sterilization.

"The State has disengaged for years from what is however a mission of general interest of great magnitude often difficult and thankless to accomplish. The animal protection associations are out of breath. They are in debt, exhausted, their leaders cry out to us in their despair while the number of French people seeking them is growing impressively ", write the signatories.

A petition available online

More than 3,218 associations, already weakened by the end of subsidized contracts, would be in difficulty, because many are those who receive no aid or derisory aid and are not affiliated with any large foundation, notes the Ethics for animals association in a press release. It assesses the emergency aid required at a minimum amount of 15 million euros.

Other sectors affected, notes this NGO, were able to benefit from aid, such as zoos, circuses and equestrian centers, which were able to collect 19 million euros. A petition brought together more than 59,000 signatures on the website www.sauvonslesassociations.org , Ethics for animals is still reporting. According to the association, animal protection represents more than 2,400 direct jobs.

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