Why You Don’t Want to be a Tourist in Turkey

Not wanting to be a tourist in Turkey begins with not wanting to be a dog. In addition to undocumented reports of around 50 stray dogs thrown from a bridge in Istanbul, we now have documented proof of abuse in yet another death-camp posing as a shelter.

A CNN iReport shows undercover footage recorded at the Kadir Topbas Hasdal Municipal shelter in Istanbul. The scandal was originally uncovered by Let’s Adopt!, which places blame on the mayor of Istanbul, Kadir Topbas, the man in charge of how the city’s shelters are run. Let’s Adopt is pushing for a complete overhaul of the Turkish shelter system. There is a way that we can help them in this endeavor.

21st Paradigm has written a letter to Mr. Kadir Topbas, asking him to ensure Turkish Animal Welfare Law 5199 be upheld. The law already declares Turkey a No-Kill nation for dogs. All you need to do is –


Spread the word!

Or if you’re as outraged as we are, contact the major of Istanbul directly –

Kadir Topbas direct line: + 90 212 45521400
Email: baskan@ibb.gov.tr

And if you’re considering spending your tourism dollars in Turkey, please visit this ONLINE GALLERY first… you might change your mind.

The story of “Lost Dogs” applies to almost every country in the world, from USA to Russia to South Africa to Puerto Rico… to Turkey. Please help us complete the film by making a tax-deductible donation.
DONATE HERE, or quietly boycott Paypal by sending a check to:

21st Paradigm
1714 NW Quincy Ave.
Bend, OR 97701

Thank you all.

For the dogs,
Vanessa Schulz, director


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