China: More Than 30,000 Stray Cats Sterilized in Beijing In Attempt to Control Stray Numbers and Contain Animal Disease

SAV Comment:

Maybe Serbia and other Balkans states need to learn from this.

From the article“He said the project helped to contain the number of stray cats and the
spread of animal diseases”.

Their words, not ours – but anything which helps to contain the numbers of stray animals and also contain the spreading of animal disease is surely a good thing.

Serbian government, it is over to you to learn from this – AND TO ACT !!!!



More than 30,000 Stray Cats Sterilized in Beijing

More than 30,000 stray cats have been sterilized in Beijing in a
government-backed NGO project
since July 2006, an official said Saturday.

More than 100 animal hospitals and clinics have joined the Trap Neuter
Return (TNR) project, providing more than 1,000 quotas every month for free
sterilization, said Wei Haitao, veterinary chief of the city’s agriculture

“NGOs can take stray cats to designated animal hospitals for free
sterilization and then return them to streets,”
said Louis Liu, president of
Beijing Small Animal Veterinary Association, sponsor of the project.

The 11 members of NGO New Beautiful World (NBW) helped to sterilize 1,700
cats in 2009.

“Sterilization is important for the well-being of stray cats. My friends and
I just found 10 stray cats to be sterilized in the Palace Museum this
morning,” said NBW volunteer Yao Yao.

The number of stray cats has been increasing rapidly in Beijing as stray
cats are better-fed and more domestic cats are being abandoned by relocated
families, Wei said.

The wandering cats are threatening squirrels, birds and small animals, Wei

He said the project helped to contain the number of stray cats and the
spread of animal diseases

Thank you for your compassion !
With best regards,
Debasis Chakrabarti
Compassionate Crusaders Trust
Phone:+9133 25320000,Fax:+9133 25465548

Romania: Please Take Action for Strays – Video, Petitions and Sample Letter Included for Your Action.






11/05/10 – New government and media contact details added today.

Please see additional contacts listing given at end of this post.



SAV Comment

Please watch the video on the link given here –

WARNING! Disturbing video! 

Please try to give your full support to all of the petitions which are detailed below.

A sample letter on this issue is also provided, and we have included e mail addresses to which this letter can be sent.

Thanks – SAV.


STOP the Genocide of stray dogs in ROMANIA



Please take action now by signing ALL the petitions below and send your sample letter asap. Please copy and paste the letter several times and then send to the contacts below. Full details on this and info in very important appeal below.


Many thanks for your support 

SWAP team UK

Is it going to be a mass killing of stray dogs in Romania!







Target: Romanian Parlament

Sponsored by: Evelina

Last week a law was proposed by the prefect of Bucharest Mihai Cristian Atanasoaei to kill all stray dogs and those who stay longer than seven days in public shelters without being adopted. By this law they also want to prohibit feeding abandoned animals on public domain and to make more strict rules for adopting an animal. So in our dear country (who is claiming to be an european contry) 90% from the stray dogs live between people in the residential districts so…. there are people who loves dogs and give them food . I know dogs in my neighborhood  so old…they had spent their all life infront of some block of flats and they hadn’t bitten anyone…..and they don’t let us to give them food anymore?
They are complainig that many people have been bitten…a dog never bites without reason…..and our children can’t play in park because nobody cleans after all this dogs……i really don’t want to ask them how they spent the money from the taxes that i’ve been paying them for a long time!!!!….this is politics…

The idea is that we could use some help…because they had already killed thousands of stray dogs a few years ago…and this will happen in the future too if nobody does something.
I am just a person who loves dogs i don’t have the power to stop them but i am thinking that maybe sameone who can will read this or will see news at tv and that person will do something.
The dogs don’t have any fault…make the one who has pay for that.


WARNING! Disturbing video! 


Other Petitions:

and also

For almost a month now, there has been a harsh campaign against stray dogs by the media. Since some members of the Bucharest ASL issued statements advocating the reinstatement of the law that permitted the killing of strays, the newspapers and the TV have been incessantly showing images of packs of strays and those people bitten throughout the country. In reality, the law has formally prohibited the killing of strays since 2007, but the municipalities have skirted the problem by leaving the dogs, in thousands of public facilities spread throughout the country, to simply die of hunger and disease. The law has only prevented large scale killings, such as

those seen before 2007, when strays were killed en masse even in the streets, thanks to the absence of an animal protection law. Since no

sterilization plan has been made, the number of dogs has increased exponentially in the meantime and now the public is asking that drastic measures be taken.

The climate of recent weeks brings us back to 2001 when the then mayor of Bucharest, Basescu, launched the campaign that led to the extermination of at least 100,000 stray dogs in the capital alone. STD is extremely worried and fears that the municipalities where it operates will exploit the atmosphere of hysteria and intolerance crafted by the media to undermine our sterilization programs.


Sample Protest Letter

Please send the letter of protest given below to the following people: 

Block mail list:,,,

Individual contact details: 

Prefect Mr. Mihai Cristian Atanasoaei  

Senator Iulian Urban  
Email: iulian.urban@gmail.comCommittee for Public Administration Territorial Planning and Ecological Balance  

Romania Municipalities Association (Bucharest)  

Romania Municipalities Association (Bruxells)  

National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority  

Parliament of Romania – Chamber of Deputies  

** SAMPLE Letter to copy and send **:

Europe says NO to the Killing or Incarceration of Stray Dogs in Romania!

Dear Madam or Sir,

with big dismay all members of the European Union follow the present discussion concerning the plan to take up the killing of stray dogs again or to intern them into huge camps.

During an interview on February 3rd 2010 Mr. Mihai Atanasoaei, prefect of Bucharest, proposed to lift the ban on killing stray dogs again.

As a reason he stated that the mayor and the residents felt equally annoyed by the strays. After massive protests on the internet, on 8th February he declared his intention to comply with the law and to refrain from killing the dogs. Instead he proposed to put them into shelters because ‘… the European legislation prohibits euthanasia except for animals with incurable diseases.’

It is impossible to keep tens of thousands of dogs like that – the shelters are extermination camps of terror!

Since the 15th of January 2008 the killing of stray dogs is prohibited by law! This long overdue ban, which was welcomed throughout Europe, has not at all done damage to the reputation of the Romanian government – quite the reverse: The willingness of this young member of the EU to take responsibility, its humanity and far-sightedness, was internationally acknowledged.
And now this step back towards barbarism?

Will Romania become a country again, in which dogs are hunted, caught, tortured and slaughtered?

Scientific studies submitted in Brussels have long ago produced proof that neutering is the only lasting solution in reducing the population of strays. For years numerous international animal welfare organizations have assisted you, funding and performing neutering campaigns on stray dogs. The majority of the population supports these actions and has made clear how important they consider the wellbeing of stray dogs.

We demand that you refrain from the planned mass killing of stray dogs as well as the animal camps under discussion!

Moreover, we ask you to take up dialogue with animal welfare organizations in order to perform appropriate neutering projects which have proven successful in other countries. These projects may receive funding by the Animal Health Strategy in Brussels.

We want to point out that legalizing the slaughter of stray dogs would meet with indignation and detestation throughout Europe!

The citizens of the European Union would draw their own conclusions if you should really put this idea into action.

Let us make together a modern and animal friendly Europe!

With kind regards,



**UPDATE** –  Additional contact addresses to which to send your protests – added 11/05/10:

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