This petition was started by Occupy for Animals! on April 13, 2013 - the petition letter that comes both in Romanian and English has been provided by our friend, Mira Iordanescu.
ABOUT THE ISSUE:
Romania, as a country member of the EU, must implement those measures to control the over population of stray animals which have been proven efficient in all the civilized world: capture/sterilize/return .... but it appears that very many mayors in Romania have decided to kill as many stray dogs as possible.
In mid March 2013, the Romanian Senate has passed, with an overwhelming majority, the Bill 771/912/2007, regarding the management of stray animals, and based on the Judiciary Committee of the Romanian Parliament, only the animals suffering from incurable ailments can be euthanized.
According to the information that we have received from Romanian activists, this proposal did not sound well with many mayors in Romania, as well as many veterinarians (!) and the Association of Romanian Municipalities has contacted the Committee for Public Administration at the Romanian Parliament during their session from 3rd of April 2013, and proposed the most horrible amendments possible, of which the euthanasia after only 10 days of all animals captured and living in state run shelters (public shelters) being the most horrible and barbaric of all.
It is our understanding that the Committee for Public Administration at the Romanian Parliament will meet again in two weeks to make a final decision and to vote on all new amendments and then to send the Bill to the Romanian Parliament for a final vote in a plenary session. The new meeting is expected to take place around the 16th or 17th of April, 2013 - but the date has not yet been confirmed !!!
We are afraid that local authorities - the town halls - have (again) decided to kill as many animals as they possible can, and we all know how "euthanasia" is done in Romania, and we all know also that most public shelters are in fact DEATH CAMPS for the animals - dogs that have the misfortune to get caught and brought to such a so-called municipal shelter, rarely walk out alive again!
Mira Iordanescu had already started a petition - the signatures list will be forwarded to FPAM who will be at the Parliament. FPAM will print and present it to the Committee before the meeting.
But we definitely need a HURRICANE of EMAILS!
Please help us to avoid these new amendments from becoming realty - please sign our petition and share it with your friends and family and ask them to take action, too.
Romania's unfortunate stray animals need us more than ever!
Please don't let them down!
Those of you who are not familiar with the stray animal situation in Romania, will find some "interesting" information in the following link, and those linked at the bottom of the said page:
Thank you very much, in advance, for speaking up for Romania's homeless animals.