- Target: EU PARLIAMENT, International Organizations, International Media, Romanian Parliament, Romanian Media
- Sponsored by: IAARR, ANIMCORD, Citizens of the world.
The Romanian Parliament's Committee for Public Administration Territorial Planning and Ecological Balance intends to make a new law regarding the management of strays....and they want :
- the dogs captured by the dog catchers will be PTS after 14 or maximum 60 days ( those considered dogs for fights, aggressive breeds will be PTS after 48h or 10 days ; those sick will be PTS immediately )
- sick animals will not be given for adoption.
- those who feed or take care of strays will be fined
- the minimum conditions for the captures, living quarters, transport, care ( food and shelter ) WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM the new law
- the clear description of how the euthanasia will be done and what substances are to be used WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM the new law...it will be replaced with " the euthanasia will be done by a specialist ".
- the non profit organizations for animal protection WILL HAVE NO RIGHT to complain about the living conditions of dogs in municipal shelters. the control will be done only by the Sanitary-veterinary Authority.
- the non profit organizations for animal protection WILL HAVE NO RIGHT to capture, take care or spat/neuter strays.
Horrible requirements for adoption from a municipal shelter :
- proof that one has the space necessary to have a pet
- proof that one has enough income to have a pet
- approval from the tenants in the same building that THEY allow you to have pets, and from one's close neighbors that THEY allow you to have more than 2 dogs
- and the adoption fees are astronomical for many Romanians..
I remind you the intentions of the deputies (from Committee of public administration) for dog management: mass incarceration in extermination camps and euthanasia of old, ill, aggressive dogs (considering the continuously abuses against animals from Romania this mean all dogs, they will deem any animal aggressive, without any kind of professional expertize...Aggressiveness can be provoked in any animal , any time, just to justify the killing... ).This is HOW Romania implements the international treaties and conventions....
PLEASE HAVE MERCY AND advise them TO PASS the Legislative Initiative ( Approved in unanimity by the Romanian Senate in 2007 , but held in-debated by this commission for years )
PL- X 912/19.12.2007 with regard to the management of animals ( strays ) which will complete the OUG 155/2001 : this Initiative will impose the IDENTIFICATION, the STERILIZATION, the REGISTRATION, the RETURN IN THE TERRITORY of stray dogs and cats and the building of REAL shelters for old and sick animals and the adoption of any of these animals by people who would like to adopt them.
More in the letter to the Target .