Romania Animal Rescue, Inc.
8000 Morgan Territory Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550Nancy@RomaniaAnimalRescue.com
Tax ID: 72-1546354
‘We don’t have money to invest in solving the problem.’
Your assistance is needed to submit email letters to the Prefect of Dolj, Romania.
The prefect is offering to propose or amend some articles of the Animal Protection Act. Unfortunately the only options being offered to “solve” the problem of stray dogs are adoption and euthanasia. In Romania, “euthanasia” is not reserved solely for the humane vet-administered means of ending a dog’s life; leaving poisoned food in the streets, clubbing dogs in a burlap bag, and shooting them are all considered “euthanasia”.
‘There are only two alternatives: Either [people] adopt them, or, if [the strays] become a social danger, should be eliminated. What is the problem?’
Irresponsible actions must be stopped. It is not true that there is no funding. Authorities can reallocate money spent on euthanasia campaigns to more humane and responsible campaigns, like spay/neuter. We have included two sample letters that you can use to email the Prefect of Dolj County. Please copy one of these letters (or write your own original statement) and paste it into an email addressed to either
Thank you very much for taking action now.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
We, citizens of the world, many of whom are your co-nationals, kindly ask you to give a moment of reflection to our letter and our suggestions.
It has come to the attention of the entire international community (the whole world) the atrocities committed in your country against animals and because you are a Kennel Club we should underscore: against DOGS. It is of the utmost importance to remember that all dogs have a common ancestor.
Discrimination against non-pure breed dogs is as outrageous as discrimination against people. For the restoration of the image of your country and your people (excluding those extraordinary people who dedicated their lives to save and protect animals) which has been tarnished by the barbaric acts of cruelty please consider the following.
1. Please join all rescue groups in your country, all animal welfare associations, all good people to lobby your government to introduce better laws for the protection of animals and to IMPLEMENT it.
2. Please suggest to all your affiliates (national groups, local, regional associations) including individual members to adopt a stray dog (in their hometown). Where one pure breed dog can find love, food and shelter, there should be enough Love, Food and Shelter for just one more Dog. (Remember how we used to feed our pets during the communist regime: leftovers from our meals and we all were happy?)
3. Please consider donating a percentage of the revenue from Dog Shows to Romanian Animal Welfare Associations.
4. Please edit and publish a pamphlet and distribute it to the public attending dog shows in Romania, advising people to adopt a dog, (regular dog) to spay/neuter.
5. Please advise your international guests to also adopt a dog after a dog show. This could be the most rewarding “souvenir” from Romania–a dog who will love you unconditionally.
6. Please, as an internationally recognized association, start a petition to stop your government from killing stray dogs and to (again) introduce and implement better laws for the protection of animals and implicitly harsher punishments for the violators of this law.
When the image of your country and people have been tarnished so badly world wide, it will look like some kind of quiet complicity, which we hope is not the case.
Be a pioneer in this noble world- wide struggle to improve the life of animals in your country, and your example will be followed by other countries and you will have the entire world on your side.
We thank you very much for the time you accorded to our letter. We hope that you will join us, be a voice for the voiceless, as we are a voice for the voiceless who have the same rights as all human beings: To live in peace on our planet.
SAMPLE LETTER 2 (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
To Whom It Concern,
It has come to my attention that your community officials have proposed a decidedly cruel and exploitative manner to reduce “homeless” animal numbers. In efforts to curtail a stray population, you are challenging any security extended to animals as stipulated in the Animal Protection Act, and are instead recommending an immediate and public slaughter to address this issue. I am asking that you cease such a barbaric plan.
Please allow me to elaborate. While all countries engage in animal production, distinguishing animals as commodities rather than sentient beings, progressive governments are promoting greater visibility to preclude allegations of misconduct and brutality. Unfortunately, you are asking that the global audience apathetically regard this proposed killing as a necessary and logical solution. Addressing animals as targets of abuse is inherently inhumane and barbaric, given that it substantiates the precept of animals as products, speciesism, rather than fundamentally equal and deserving of compassion, free from exploitation and suffering. To aspire to such a principled and equitable foundation should be the goal of all societies, and you should thus refuse participation in any event that incurs such cruelty on animals, and in this situation particularly cats and dogs who hold such international recognition, respect, and compassion.
Rather than choose complicity in the savage treatment of animals, your communities can avoid any potential global boycotts of tourism within Romania as well as Romanian exports, by observing compassion instead. This can be achieved by establishing and practicing humane animal welfare standards, including the immediate cessation of random and vicious poisonings, law enforcement freedom to investigate perpetrators of crimes against animals, strict penalties for those guilty of harming animals, and shelters for spaying, neutering, and medical purposes. Furthermore, I ask that you be willing to accept volunteer and international assistance, and to cultivate an ideal societal philosophy with regard to animals: One that acknowledges animals as sentient beings, like humans, and worthy of empathy, compassion, and respect.
Thank you for your attention to this urgent issue.