VETERINARIANS from Bucharest SAY NO :
- they will not perform the euthanasia on healthy animals…
A special letter, to be sent to the ANSVSA ( National Sanitary veterinary Authority ) and to the CMVR ( Romanian College of Veterinarians ) has been made available ON LINE, for all Romanian veterinarians who decide NOT to euthanise healthy animals .
The veterinarians which sent already the letter, regardless of the town where they live and practice, have explained that the euthanasia is the LAST resort when the dog has an incurable disease, which makes him suffer tremendously, or when the dogs is very very old. Euthanasia is performed ONLY by the veterinarian with the approval of the owner. Thus, if all veterinarians will support this boycott, who will euthanise the dogs ?
QUOTE from the letter
” As a veterinarian I inform you that I will note take part in the implementation of OUG 155/2001 which stipulates the “euthanasia” of dogs deeme clinically healthy, in order to diminish the number pf stray dogs on the streets, because The Veterinarians’ Code of Ethics, art.50 says : The veterinarian should abstain to perform the euthanasia with the exemption of cases where this procedure will end the pain of an INCURABLE patient.”
Also, The CMVR Decision nr. 24/03.12,20122 stipulates that the euthanasia, of dogs, with the exemption of incurable deseases represent a violation of our profession thus been banned “
“ I would like to mention that euthanasia is a strictly medical procedure which is performed only on animals in a terminal state of a disease, with the only aim to end the pain, and our code of ethics does not allow me to use this procedure on a healthy animal ( physically and mentaly). The provisions of this law are abusive and have been taken without a consultation with specialists in this matter and do not represent my opinion regarding the management of stray dogs.
“The term “euthanasia ” has been deliberately chosen in order to avoid any other terminology ( assisted killing, killing without pain ) for moral and ethical reasons and also for the image which the other terms might generate. This confusion can raise an important prejudice to our profession as veterinarians and intentionaly lowers the level of acceptance of the deliberate end of a life.”
Thus I would also like a strict delimitation between the veterinarians who perfomr this procedure based on a medical report and those who will perform it on healthy animals..”
EU PARLIAMENT :
INVESTIGATE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PUBLIC FUNDS DESIGNATED FOR SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAMME FOR STRAY DOGS IN ROMANIA
In connection with the barbaric killing of homeless dogs in Romania, we the European Community and worldwide community demand IMMEDIATE intervention from the European parliament.
Such inhumane, cruel methods applied to neutralise the problem of stray dogs should have no place in the European Union.
Remaining silent on the subject, the Commissioners, MEPs and civil servants employed in Brussels undermine the credibility and effectiveness of dealing with such problems within the European Community.
Public funds were allocated to Romania for humane solutions to the stray dog problem including spay/neuter programs but these were never implemented. The money disappeared and animals are dealt with in a most cruel way instead and euthanised in a completely inhumane manner.
The reports in the Romanian media and true eye witnesses accounts state these cheap and effective euthanasia methods including beating to death, clubbing, injecting paint thinner or other cheap toxin into the lungs, burning, drowning and poisoning with substances including antifreeze.
In the light of the evidence presented, WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE RESPONSE OF THE SUPREME AUTHORITY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION and as EU tax payers we ask you to immediately investigate how the allocated funds were spent.
A killing programme will never be successful if Romania does not implement a spay/neuter programme. WE DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE REACTION TO THIS BARBARITY.
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