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- 115 days ago via site
Please SHARE this important article on the #Romanian dogs issue and the position of #EU Commissioner Tonio Borg with as many as you can!!!
"Romanian strays – Borg’s favour for Farage" is the title of an excellent article written by EU-Reporter Anna van Densky, following the latest visit from 27/28th of January, 2014 in Romania, by MEP Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI (ECR), the Vice-Chairman of the AGRI Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, together with MEP Andrea ZANONI (ALDE), the Vice-Chairman of the Animal Welfare Intergroup
Anna van Densky wrote:
The fact-finding mission of MEPs Janusz Wojciechowski and Andrea Zanoni have blasted the myth of any improvements for Romanian stray dogs. The scenes of extreme cruelty, stories of shocked witnesses describing massacres in dogs’ ‘shelters’ that resemble concentration camps (pictured) – all this morbid evidence has reopened the debate on the fate of 100,000 dogs in ‘new’ Romania. The latest governmental regulations have firmly blocked the adoption process, and canine slaughter is becoming increasingly profitable.
While multiple European animal protection associations have sent money to Romanian shelters, they were not aware of the fraud taking place – after pictures are taken, the dogs are brutally slaughtered in their cages with sticks and spades, and the money provided goes to the false care-givers. Some are even left to die without food and water…
“They are gangsters. It is the mafia who has taken advantage of the situation. It is a profitable business to fill pockets and destroy victims,’’ a Romanian activist told EU Reporter, following an MEPs’ press conference on 12 February. “Moreover, the criminals are opposing the sterilization policy as it would shut down a source of future income.”
There was a brief pause in atrocities following the pressure of public opinion, but then Commissioner Tonio Borg stepped in, explaining that he had “no tools to influence the situation”.
“The mafia understood this as ‘la carte blanche’ to go on with the massacre of dogs,” another activist added. The Commission’s reaction, describing the complaints “as grievances falling outside the scope of EU law” was taken to be Borg washing his hands of the affair, which subsequently provoked an atmosphere of toxic frustration during the First European Conference on the Welfare of Dogs and Cats in October 2013.
Many of participants felt indignant that the commissioner managed to avoid the most controversial issue of Romanian authorities ordering the massacre thousands of healthy and gentle stray dogs in response to one bitten child. Activists regard the Romanian strays taboo as sheer hypocrisy on the part of Borg, developing his thesis on “building a Europe that cares for companion animals”, while Romanian ‘care’ meant elimination.
The Commission’s incapability to stand tall for animal welfare by indulging the Romanian government in this way was a heavy blow. However, with 70 million homes having companion animals, European animal lovers form a substantial part of the electorate and they are running out of patience. They are entitled to raise a question if they agree to invest taxpayers’ money into a country that is openly stamping on the very same humane values for which the Union was created.
Perhaps UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage should send a bunch of flowers to Commissioner Borg – one glance at the massacre of caged Romanian dogs would speak volumes on disengagement from EU enlargement policy.
The elections are coming soon, and it will be the turn of European citizens to allow MEPs to “fall outside the scope” of their interest, if they are unable to respond to their grievances.
Come the ballot, we’ll see who has the last laugh!
You can read about the press conference from 12th of February, 2014 and watch the video at the following link:
And please read also the latest article by Dr Rita Pal published in the Huffington Post today, at:
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- 201 days ago via site
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- 244 days ago via site
*OCTOBER 25 12-6PM 200 E 38th ST., NEW YORK CITY* RALLY AT NYC #ROMANIAN CONSULATE! JOIN US IN HONOR OF GRIVITA AND ALL DOGS THAT ARE BEING LEGALLY TORTURED AND SLAUGHTERED DAILY! WE NEED YOUR HELP!
BRING YOUR SIGNS PROTESTING THE BARBARIC CRUELTY!
THE ROMANIAN GOVERNMENT PASSED A LAW THAT ALL STRAYS ARE ALLOWED TO BE CRUELLY CAPTURED AND KILLED BY ANYONE. THE LIVE SKINNING OF DOGS IS BEING REWARDED. BLEACH IS BEING INJECTED AS HUMANE EUTHANASIA SOLUTION! IT IS BARBARIC AND UNCIVILIZED TO SAY THE LEAST! THE DOGS OF ROMANIA NEED THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS TO STAND UP AGAINST THE HEINOUS ATROCITIES BESTOWED UPON MAN'S BEST FRIEND!
PLEASE HELP! TOGETHER WE SAVE THEM!
VIA GUARDIANS OF RESCUE
- 342 days ago via site
STOP the mass killing of #romanian dogs !! On 25 September 2013, the Constitutional Court of Romania authorised the mass killing of Romania’s stray dogs.
Under this new law, stray and roaming dogs are to be rounded up en masse (we estimate that Romania has an estimated 500,000-600,000) and detained in shelters, causing severe overcrowding and associated problems of hygiene, stress and fighting amongst the anxious dogs. If the dogs are not claimed or adopted within this too short window of hope, they will be killed. If this ruling goes ahead, tens of thousands of dogs will lose their lives over the coming weeks and months.
History shows us that the mass killing of dogs is not the solution to managing a nation’s dog population. Romania tried it in 2001, killing tens of thousands of dogs, and just over a decade on and it has a vast stray dog population again. The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is calling on the Romanian Government to think again and to enter into dialogue with WSPA and other animal welfare organisations on how to manage its stray and roaming dog population in proven ways that are both effective and humane.
The stray and roaming dogs of Romania need the people of the UK to protect them from the threat to their lives that hangs over them because of this new law. Please urge Ion Jinga, the Romanian Ambassador for the UK, to influence the Romanian Government to suspend this cruel law immediately.
- 353 days ago via site