Mayor of Botosani: Stop your evil plans of killing all stray dogs!
  • Petitioned Constitutional Court of Romania

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Constitutional Court of Romania
Constitutional Court of Romania
European Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
Martyn Griffiths
Mayor of Botosani, Romania
Ovidiu Portariuc
European Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
Andreas Erler
Chair Woman of Commitee of Petitions in the EU
Erminia Mazzoni

Mayor of Botosani: Stop your evil plans of killing all stray dogs!

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Do you remember the case of Botosani, Romania where over 230 dogs were killed at once at the public shelter? This happened in May 2011.

And now, one and a half years later, something similar is happening again. This is a scandal!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iFk6fRniph0

In the news: http://www.btonline.ro/index.php/evenimente/9000-mega-scandal-cu-urmrire-ca-in-filme-i-btaie-la-padoc-galerie-foto.html

http://www.botosaninecenzurat.ro/20121120-drumul-unei-tranzactii-cainesti-intreaga-poveste-a-drumului-acestor-caini-in-cursul-acestei-zile-imagini-socante.html


The Mayor of Botosani has ordered a doghunting company from Constanta, a Romanian town about 500 kilometres away from Botosani to catch all stray dogs in town. This has happened Nov. 19th, 2012.
The trucks with the dogs inside could be stopped by the Romanian animal welfare organization ADOR and the police. Inside the trucks, they found hundreds of dogs, puppies, old dogs and even dogs with earmarks and collars.
The Mayor of Botosani, Ovidiu Portariuc, claims this to be a pilot project while the doghunting company from Constanta, named SC Puppy Vet SRL, has the order to catch the dogs and find new homes for them.

Contract between Botosani City Hall and SC Puppy Vet SRL:
http://www.botosaneanul.ro/stiri/mos-craciun-constanta-contractul-spnsroizare-caini-document/?sent=1

 


BUT, this plan is not showing the true motivation of these actions.

Ovidiu Portariuc promised the public to solve the stray dog problem in Botosani within one year, And now he needs to find a fast solution and get rid of the dogs.
The hired company that was sent to catch the dogs in Botosani also has a service contract with the Cityhall of Constanta worth over 900.000 EUR.
http://www.onbid.org/bids/RO-Constanta-veterinary-services.sq7251753.htm
Where are all the dogs in Constanta? They all vanished?! And none of them found a new and loving home at least not on this side of the rainbow.
The City of Constanta and the Mayor are also known for killing hundreds, thousands of dogs each year and they are supported by the same company SC Puppy Vet SRL. In 2010 it was Alfmob that caught and killed all the dogs.

Besides that the act of killing dogs that are not ill, is against the Constitution, against the European Convention for Pet Animals and against the Lisbon Treaty, the Mayor of Botosani responsible for these actions also mistreated the law by not following several more points:

1) The dogs caught were not only stray dogs but also dogs that have had owners.
2) The dogs transportation must have sanitary and veterinary authorization, the transport must be done providing food and water and separate the dogs in cages. All dogs must be vaccinated for not taking the risk of spreading diseases from one zone to another (law HG 984/2005, HG 30/2008 and 227/2007)
These points cannot be applied to the transport recently taking part in Botosani
3) Caught dogs should stay in the city pound at least three days from the moment they were captured so that they have a chance to be found by their owners. (law 205/2004 and 9/2008)
4) Member states of the European Union should regard that animals are sentient beings and pay full regard to the welfare requirements of those animals.

The Mayor of Botosani has given a deadline now to find new homes for the dogs that are already caught (about 70) and those who are still on the streets (almost 1000 dogs) within the next few days. After that they will most likely to be killed and the “pilot project” will resume.

Please help the dogs in Romania!

Mayor of Botosani: Stop the planned killing of the dogs and implement a local "catch-neuter-and return" program instead that is the only solution for a responsible stray dog management!

 

If you can help with a donation or a foster home, please contact ADOR:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/AsociatiaAdor?fref=ts

Please take more actions and write to the Members of the European Parliament by joining the following Facebook events:

English event: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/events/527002920662900/527472213949304/?comment_id=527477950615397&notif_t=event_mall_reply


German event: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/events/365573500201987/365928986833105/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Thank you

 

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    4. 20. November 2012: Pressemitteilung der Stadt Botosani

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      Der Bürgermeister der Stadt Botosani stoppt das Einfangen Straßenhunde um eine alternative Lösung zu finden. Ovidiu Portariuc, traf sich heute mit ADOR, um gemeinsam eine kurz-, mittel-und langfristig tragfähige Lösungen für die ordnungsgemäße Handhabe der streunenden Hunde gzu besprechen. Das Fazit: Ador hat nun eine Woche Zeit um für fast 1000 Hunde ein Zuhause zu finden und um eine Lösung des Straßenhundproblems zu präsentieren. DOCH der Bürgermeister befürwortet keine Kastrationsprogramme, er möchte, dass die Hunde sofort, schnell, verschwinden.

    5. Reached 2,000 signatures
    6. 20 November 2012: PRESS RELEASE from the City Hall of Botosani:

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      Botoşani Town Hall offers time out to come up with an alternative solution on stray dogsMayor of Botoşani, Ovidiu Portariuc, met today with representatives of the "Association for the Protection of Animals - ADOR" to present the procedures in the pilot project for the capture, handling and release of stray dogs for adoption. During the meeting, the mayor pointed out that the company in charge with the operation is required to comply with all applicable laws and to submit certificates of adoption for the dogs taken from Botoşani. The purpose of the meeting was to jointly determine viable solutions on short, medium and long term for proper management of the stray dogs situation of Botoşani, especially for the dangerous ones. The conclusion: Ador needs to find homes for almost 1000 dogs within a week and come up with a better future solution – BUT for the major this is not a sterilization program as he wants the stray dogs just to vanish.

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    • staes heidi HERSELT, BELGIUM
      • 8 months ago

      dit moet stoppen

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    • freddy clauw BELGIE, BELGIUM
      • 8 months ago

      Stop !

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    • theo dirks MAASEIK, BELGIUM
      • 8 months ago

      das fragen Sie noch ??????

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    • ERNA Schandl ÖSTERREICH, AUSTRIA
      • 8 months ago

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    • ERNA Schandl ÖSTERREICH, AUSTRIA
      • 8 months ago

      ICH FASSE ES NICHT, DASS SO ETWAS PASSIEREN UND UNGESTRAFT SEIN DARF!!!! WAS IST MIT DER MENSCHHEIT LOS?? DIE MENSCHEN SIND DIE BARBARISCHSTE, GRAUSAMSTE, HERZLOSESTE UND MORDLÜSTERNSTE SPEZIES AUF DIESEM PLANETEN! ICH BIN SO WAS VON ANGEWIDERT VON DEN LEUTEN, DIE TIERE QUÄLEN, SIE SEXUELL MISSBRAUCHEN, FOLTERN, ZU FORSCHUNGSZWECKEN BENUTZEN, UNSERE TIERE IN JEDER HINSICHT MISSBRAUCHEN UND TÖTEN!!! STOPPT DAS SOFORT BITTE, DAS VERABSCHEUUNGSWÜRDIGE VERHALTEN DER MENSCHEN!!!! DIESE LEUTE EKELN MICH AN!!!! STOPPT DEN GANZEN HORROR, BITTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BITTE, BITTE, LASST UNSERE TIERE IN FRIEDEN UND ABSOLUTEM SCHUTZ UND SICHERHEIT LEBEN, BITTE!!!!!!!!!

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