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Stop the use of EEP logo on PDL propoganda

Below is an email I received today from Carmen Arsene

A respected animal welfare activist in Romania who amongst others has witnessed the dirty tricks now played by the PDL party of Romania. In short what PDL are doing is having postponed the vote to mass kill all strays in Romania is attempting to gain the support of the public by basically fraudulently using pro-euthanasia leaflets and questionnaires using the European Peoples party logo on them, to insinuate that the Romanian Governments horrific plans actually fall in-line with European legislation.

Being that Romania has only been part of the European Union for a relatively short period, many citizens within Romania are actually unaware of European legislation. And us fellow Europeans know, the EU is against mass killing of strays, it is in fact pro- sterilisation and responsible ownership. This is also the view shared by the European Peoples Party.

Yet here is Romania's political party PDL using the EPP logo and insinuating that mass killing of strays is what the European Union wants. This is underhanded, fraudulent and wholly wrong in every respect. With these types of tactics being used the strays do not stand a chance.

Why does the PDL want to Mass kill strays? Because it is big business,in fact just catching and storing the dogs in what are laughingly called shelters brings in over 500 million Euros a year. And because killing of strays simply does not work, in fact makes the situation worse, by bringing in this law they are securing their megabuck enterprise by ensuring that millions of fresh victims are born every year rather than mass sterilisation that would stop those potential victims from ever being born!

ACT NOW

Just follow the following 6 steps below, you must act now or it really will be too late.

1) Read Carmen Arsenes correspondence below.
2) Notify the EEP. Please find email addresses and contact details below- Either choose to use your own words (This is preferable and holds more weight) or use the example letter below, changing it to your own words as much as possible.
3) Notify your own MEP , see link below– Again an example letter to use has been provided for you to use or to change to your own words. (By adding/changing into your own words holds more weight as makes the letter more personal)
4) Notify Romanian MEP , see link below – Example letter is provided, but as above I stress, please where at all possible only use this as a basis to construct your own letter upon.
5) Notify the Romanian Government , see email addresses below – Let them know you are aware of their dirty tactics and as a citizen of the European Union you will not stand for this type of manipulative behaviour for a member state. An example letter has been provided but I stress, please where at all possible please use it more as a spine to your own letter. Change the words and add your own where at all possible.
6) Share this petition as far and wide and as fast as possible - This must go viral. Urge your friends,family,social network contacts to at the least sign this petition and to share it.

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Correspondence from Carmen Arsene

Dear all,

Opposition/disapproval from Romanian Parliament of the parties PSD and PNL, the opposition of some colleagues party (PD-L) and of the coalition, resulted in PL 912 for dog management (turned into mass killing by PD-L amendments) don’t go through, such as the party in power, meaning PD-L, has every time decided the vote to be postponed. That it is happened in October 18 when, realizing that if they would vote, the project would fail, PD-L has decided to postpone the debate (for 2 November)

Under the title "Bucurestiul fara maidanezi" (Bucharest with no stray dogs), 10 days ago, PD-L has launched in Bucharest, a dirty incredible campaign and unprecedented in the history of Romania, for MASS KILLING OF DOGS, which stretches for several days across the country (especially in areas where the mayors are PD-L), under the title "Elibereaza-ti orasul" ("Clear out your town"):

- lay-out tents where signatures pro killing are collected

- people studded on all subway stations, in markets and crowded areas, sharing flyers

- they illegal use the state institutions (General Inspectorate schools, the Romanian Post), by which the flyers are distributed and signatures are collected. The people do not receive pension, unemployment wages, if they do not sign on the list brought by the postman

- the flyers (two types) include:
I. populist slogans, false information aiming arousing people's aggressivity against stray dogs wishing thus, as outraged citizens finally opt for the death of dogs
II. false information that creates the impression that "PDL law" requires human management of stray dogs by sterilization, oral information given by representatives of the PD-L are the collecting signatures is for sterilization and / or sheltering, so that under deceitful, false slogans, by manipulating images, most of the citizens who signed the lists do not accept under any circumstances euthanasia as a method of management of stray dogs and they don’t know they actually signed for killing dogs
III.
- To create a favorable image and to create the illusion in the eyes of the signatories that this campaign would be in line with EU policies, PDL has associated its image with the EPP - European People's Party (whose Membership is) to create the impression their criminal action against street dogs is agreed by the EPP. Thus, the header of lists where the signatures are collected contains EPP logo. Public opinion from Romania, NGOs, the great mass of animal lovers are outraged that EPP is part of this mendacious campaign that instigates to murder.
(attachment: PD-L tent; lists with signatures where EPP logo is; I dis not attach the flyers as they are in Romanian (if you would like please, let me know)
If mass killing of over 10 years did not get any result in the street so why this fight for a failed method??

The sustained fight in which PD-L sends in the street an entire artillery with an impressive ammunition, lists, flyers a.s.o to determine people, by false slogans, by manipulating text and images, is a new indisputable evidence of a mega business with killing dogs:

- The local authorities (and those behind them) allocate huge budgets - just on paper, reporting fictive consumption for sheltering, feeding, sterilization, identification, euthanasia, incineration - ‘legal’ frauds on public money

- profits by selling the dog food and veterinary medicines, that are supposed to be used for the stray dogs

- dog catchers who, to not take the stray dogs protected by the people, require a "protection fee" (around 25 Euro/dog)

- costs of incineration at PROTAN (a controversial company) per kg dead body and the transport for dogs is very expensive
The stray dogs, that incur the state no costs to live on street, are hunted by another type of mafia. Their killing, starvation in the town-halls extermination camps bring profits to a “fat” business up to 500 millions Euro just in the first stage!

Please, send your protest, contact (email, fax, phone) EPP - European People's Party to show your indignation for their image association (probably EPP does not even know about it) with the dog killing campaign launched by its member-party, PD-L (Democratic Liberal Party) in Romania.

Thank you.

Sincerely
Carmen Arsene

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CONTACT EEP

Example Letter for EEP- (Please change and add your own words as much as possible)

To Whom it may concern

Reference: Romanian Political Party PDL fraudulently using your party’s logo to gain votes for the mass killing of strays

I was horrified to recently learn that the above mentioned party has taken to the streets of Romania distributing propaganda to the citizens of various regions and are purporting your parties logo to endorse the amendment to the management of strays law in Romania, and in turn attempting to persuade those same citizens that this is what the European Union/Parliament also endorses.

I am sure you are aware that Dog killing is a huge business in Romania and the techniques that are applied to kill and store the animals caught are beyond barbaric and certainly not in-line with European standards nor does your party who represents people like myself within the EU endorse or consider this an effective method of stray management.

I urgently request that today you act upon this matter, and you together with other members of your party
Demand an immediate withdrawal of your logo being used in such a fraudulent and wholly wrongful manner, also
Demand an immediate public apology by the PDL party via various media outlets including Romanian News stations and the regional newspapers.

I hope that you will take on board the above and act appropriately as requested. The PDL by using your logo is also falsifying my view as a citizen of Europe, someone who your party represents within the European Parliament.

I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that Romania nationally and regionally is now under official investigation by the European commission for wrongful mismanagement of funds in regards to their handling of stray dog management as can be confirmed by Petition No. 0595/2011 lodged and accepted by the European commission earlier this month. I am sure that you would agree that the fact that this investigation is taking place this proves beyond any doubt that the EU does not agree with the way Romania is handling its stray problem and in turn any European reference within the PDL propaganda is wholly and deliberately fraudulent.

Yours Sincerely

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EPP President: Mr. Wilfried Martens

EPP Headquarters: rue du Commerce 10, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Switchboard: +32-2-2854140, Fax: +32-2-2854141, Email: info@epp.eu

 

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NOTIFY YOUR MEP

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Example Letter to your MEP- (Please change and add your own words as much as possible)

Dear ADD YOUR MEP NAME HERE

Reference: Romanian Political Party PDL fraudulently using EEP logo to gain votes for the mass killing of strays

I was horrified to recently learn that the above mentioned party has taken to the streets of Romania distributing propaganda to the citizens of various regions and are purporting the EEP parties logo to endorse the amendment to the management of strays law in Romania, and in turn attempting to persuade those same citizens that this is what the European Union/Parliament also endorses.

I am sure you are aware that Dog killing is a huge business in Romania and the techniques that are applied to kill and store the animals caught are beyond barbaric and certainly not in-line with European standards nor does the EEP who represents people like myself within the EU endorse or consider this an effective method of stray management.

I urgently request that today you act upon this matter, and
Demand an immediate withdrawal of the EEP logo being used in such a fraudulent and wholly wrongful manner, also
Demand an immediate public apology by the PDL party via various media outlets including Romanian News stations and the regional newspapers in misrepresenting the views of the European Union and its citizens.

I hope that you will take on board the above and act appropriately as requested. The PDL by using the EEP logo is also falsifying my view as a citizen of Europe, someone who you represent within the European Parliament.

I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that Romania nationally and regionally is now under official investigation by the European commission for wrongful mismanagement of funds in regards to their handling of stray dog management as can be confirmed by Petition No. 0595/2011 lodged and accepted by the European commission earlier this month. I am sure that you would agree that the fact that this investigation is taking place this proves beyond any doubt that the EU does not agree with the way Romania is handling its stray problem and in turn any European reference within the PDL propaganda is wholly and deliberately fraudulent.

Yours Sincerely

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Notify the Romanian MEPS

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Dear ADD ROMANIAN MEP NAME HERE

Reference: PDL's fraudulent use of the EEP logo to gain votes for the mass killing of strays

I was horrified to recently learn that the above mentioned Romanian political party has taken to the streets of Romania distributing propaganda to the citizens of various regions and are using the EEP's logo to endorse the amendment to the management of strays law in Romania, and in turn attempting to persuade those same citizens that this is what the European Union/Parliament also endorses.

As I am sure you are aware as an active political parliamentary member of the European Union, that Millions of European citizens across the member states are more than aware of Romania's techniques that are being applied to kill and store the animals caught, and agree that they are beyond barbaric and certainly not in-line with European standards nor does the EEP who represents people like myself within the EU endorse or consider this an effective method of stray management.

I urgently request that today you act upon this matter and you demand members of the PDL party
Immediately withdraw the EEP logo from all propaganda of any kind, as it is being used in such a fraudulent and wholly wrongful manner without the EEP's consent or knowledge
An immediate public apology by the PDL party via various media outlets including Romanian News stations and the regional newspapers is made.

I hope that you will take on board the above and act appropriately as requested. The PDL by using the EEP's logo is also falsifying my view as a citizen of Europe, someone who that same party represents within the European Parliament.

Considering Romania’s public image is most certainly at an all time low ad fast becoming one of the most NOT TO GO tourist hotspots because of the barbaric way you treat your animals, I would advise that the PDL parties fraudulent and manipulative use of the EEP's logo and in turn the European Unions view will do more harm than good in your hopes of positive recognition within the European member states. This will not only further affect tourism but also international trade within your country.

I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that Romania nationally and regionally is now under official investigation by the European commission for wrongful mismanagement of funds in regards to their handling of stray dog management as can be confirmed by Petition No. 0595/2011 lodged and accepted by the European commission earlier this month. I am sure that you would agree that the fact that this investigation is taking place proves beyond any doubt that the EU does not agree with the way Romania is handling its stray problem and in turn any European reference within the PDL propaganda is wholly and deliberately fraudulent.
Yours Sincerely

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NOTIFY THE ROMANIAN GOVERNMENT

Example Letter to the Romanian Government- (Change and add your own words as much as possible)

To Whom it may concern

Reference: PDL's fraudulent use of the EEP logo to gain votes for the mass killing of strays

I was horrified to recently learn that the above mentioned Romanian political party has taken to the streets of Romania distributing propaganda to the citizens of various regions and are using the EEP's logo to endorse the amendment to the management of strays law in Romania, and in turn attempting to persuade those same citizens that this is what the European Union/Parliament also endorses.

Millions of European citizens across the member states are more than aware of Romania's techniques that are being applied to kill and store the animals caught, and agree that they are beyond barbaric and certainly not in-line with European standards nor does the EEP who represents people like myself within the EU endorse or consider this an effective method of stray management.

I urgently request that today you act upon this matter and you demand members of the PDL party
Immediately withdraw the EEP logo from all propaganda of any kind, as it is being used in such a fraudulent and wholly wrongful manner without the EEP's consent or knowledge
An immediate public apology by the PDL party via various media outlets including Romanian News stations and the regional newspapers is made.

I hope that you will take on board the above and act appropriately as requested. The PDL by using the EEP's logo is also falsifying my view as a citizen of Europe, someone who that same party represents within the European Parliament.

Considering Romania’s public image is most certainly at an all time low ad fast becoming one of the most NOT TO GO tourist hotspots because of the barbaric way you treat your animals, I would advise that the PDL parties fraudulent and manipulative use of the EEP's logo and in turn the European Unions view will do more harm than good in your hopes of positive recognition within the European member states. This will not only further affect tourism but also international trade within your country.

I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that Romania nationally and regionally is now under official investigation by the European commission for wrongful mismanagement of funds in regards to their handling of stray dog management as can be confirmed by Petition No. 0595/2011 lodged and accepted by the European commission earlier this month. I am sure that you would agree that the fact that this investigation is taking place this proves beyond any doubt that the EU does not agree with the way Romania is handling its stray problem and in turn any European reference within the PDL propaganda is wholly and deliberately fraudulent.

Yours Sincerely

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This petition was delivered to:
  • The Romanian Government
  • Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
    Victor BOŞTINARU
  • Wilfried Martens
    European Peoples Party
  • Non-attached Members
    George BECALI
  • Group of the European People's Party
    Sebastian Valentin BODU
  • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
    Daciana Octavia SÂRBU
  • Group of the European People's Party
    Elena BĂSESCU
  • Group of the European People's Party
    Oana Antonescu
  • Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
    Ramona Nicole MĂNESCU
  • EEP
    Corina CREŢU


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