Open letter of the presidents of the Roumanian protection of animals alliance Carmen Arsene which asks for solidarity and support of the people in other countries – to stop the mass homicide of Stray dogs in Romania.
Ask President of Romania to Stop Mass Killing and Implement N&R Program!
Due the corruption, especially in Bucharest, the situation of stray dogs becomes more grave.
To divert attention from the discussions about the huge budgets spent and the cruelties committed against animals, ASPA – the institution running the Stray dog management under the umbrella of city hall Bucharest –has started once again a denigration campaign against animal lovers (private and associations) “who sent abroad thousands of dogs, 90% to brothels or laboratory experiments”.
In parallel, ASPA drafted a Council Decision that will be voted on during the next period. It demands that citizens from Bucharest who feed the stray dogs shall be fined up to 1000 Euro.
This unconstitutional Decision, if adopted, will generate a mass of Local Decisions in other towns and result in further abuses.
Mass abandonment of dogs with owners. Huge punishments against owners.
Starting January 1st, according to the Order (no. 1/2014) emitted by Veterinary Authority (ANSVSA), owned dogs have to be identified by microchip. However, at least 95% of owned dogs don’t have a microchip because owners lack the necessary financial funds. Already the Veterinary Directions (DSVSA) announced they’d be starting controls. In order to prevent the fine (up to 2500 Euro) because their dogs can’t be identified, owners have already started to abandon them and more and more dogs will be abandoned.
This has the consequence that, according the Order, all unidentified dogs are considered stray dogs and can be managed accordingly (for example, be taken from the owners and killed). Actually this is in the interest of the authorities: they prefer as many dogs in the street as possible, because it is a profitable business; and huge budgets continue to be allocated for feeding the extermination camps.
Please, make Appeals to the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis!
The newly elected President of Romania, Mr Klaus Iohannis, is known for having accepted and implemented a Neuter & Return program until 2013 in Sibiu, the Romanian town where he was Mayor for many years.
Moreover, he is known as a correct, uncorrupt, diplomatic kind of person. Animal lovers from Romania voted for him with the real hope that he will change the cruel, immoral, inefficient and corrupted stray dog management to one that is civilized, moral, effective, and free of corruption. Additionally you, the animal right activists from abroad who are directly involved or not with the animal welfare in Romania put great hope in the new President Klaus Iohannis.
Via VERY SHORT LETTERS (and having a very clear subject in the Subject line), please ask the President to adopt a law for a stray dog management through:
- Implementing a national Neuter & Return program
- Financing the program for microchipping and neutering the owned dogs
- Stopping corruption with effective and permanent control of the activity of the Stray dog Services and replacing the operators with uncorrupt operators
- Educational programs about responsible dog ownership
Please, send your requests to:
1) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/klausiohannis (this is the REAL Facebook Page of the President of Romania; none of the others which are promoted on the Internet are!)
2) email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
3) fax: +4021 410.38.58
4) postal address: Mr. President Klaus Iohannis, PalatulCotroceni, Bulevardul Geniului nr. 1-3, Sector 6, Bucharest, Romania, Code postal 060116
All the best
President of National Federation for Animal Protection (FNPA)