Posted 28 июня 2022,, 10:56

Published 28 июня 2022,, 10:56

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Pets in Russia are starving and dying in expectation of new logistics

28 июня 2022, 10:56
Legal supplies to Russia of many drugs vital for pets are being stopped, and they cost a lot of money on the black market.

Novye Izvestia has repeatedly written about how anti-Russian sanctions hit not only people, but also innocent animals. Journalist Yulia Kalinina wonders where Western animal rights activists are looking?

“I couldn’t buy medicated dog food today. "Suppliers don't have it", - explained in three stores. "These are imported feeds, they are not supplied to Russia now".

And they don't supply imported medicines for animals either. We were recently looking for medicine for a shepherd dog. So they didn't find it. Died.

And there are problems with operations. We are running out of imported drugs for anesthesia.

Access will be "Soviet" anesthesia, which was done thirty years ago: the animal was injected with a strong sleeping pill plus analgin and operated on. It could not jump up and run away in a dream, but it felt pain.

I had a cat Mara, she was sterilized under such anesthesia. She howled at the whole clinic during the operation. And I went with her.

In short, sadism is on the rise in relation to animals.

It's scary and painful for them.

And how do animal rights activists in Western countries relate to this fact?

I would like to hear the opinion of their authoritative representative.

He will probably say that our dogs and cats deserve it. So they need it. Let them suffer and die because they were born in Russia. Kansel russian pets (eng: cancel russian pets)…”

However, in reality, everything turns out to be more complicated, and the point is not only and not so much in sanctions, since these drugs themselves are not on the list of goods prohibited from being delivered to Russia. The problem is broken logistics, including the collapsed payment system: suppliers of these goods can no longer receive non-cash payments for them. And besides, it was not without the usual scam. As they write in the comments to this publication, these drugs are on the black market, but they were many times more expensive than before. Well, many drugs are already running out: you can’t find the elementary veterinary antibiotic synulox, vaccines and much more:

“They stopped supplying maltpasta here. Well, one kind. The cat vomited fur, and I twisted it and stuffed import-substitute into it, which he hates. But now, thank God, a gray import arrived in time, albeit with a double price tag..."

As readers summarize: “We are waiting for the heyday of import substitution, whoever does not wait will die, whether it is a dog, a cat...”