Romania: Man is Seen Attacking a Dog; Another Man Steps in to Defend Dog and is Stabbed to Death as a Result – The Romanian Authorities Are NOT Acting to Help Animals, But Help Criminals !

Today’s news: In Brasov, a man saw an aggressor beating a street dog, and tried to save the dog.   The aggressor vented his rage upon him, the dog lover was attacked, beaten, stabbed to death with a glass piece in his chest.

This is the result of the tensions that have built – up in the Romanian society over the last years, of the policy of violence against the street animals promoted and encouraged by Romanian authorities.

There is nowhere you can report the acts of cruelty against animals, with the hope and expectation that the law will be enforced.

If media and people make pressure on cases that get to public knowledge, the authorities will open the regular penal investigations, which in the best case will end 1 year later with the aggressors facing no penal convictions.

If you report cruelty cases to police, the investigations will be very slow, rather reluctant and often the witnesses and the plaintiff are treated with a sort of mockery. 

Witnesses report sometimes they were influenced by police representatives, during interviews. In other cases the investigations consist in exchange of letters with perpetrators. The evidences submitted are ignored, omitted. The investigations are conducted in such a manner to end up with no criminal charges. We can provide evidence of such cases.

The investigations are carried out simply because these public employees fear reports or complaints to higher levels, not because the law and society reprove the animal cruelty, and the perpetrators should pay for their acts.

According to our knowledge, since 2008, all penal investigations on animal cruelty ended with very few insignificant administrative fines: less than 125 euro for a horse stabbed to death by the employees of a zoo, less than 50 euro for poisoning dogs with insecticide.   That is, insignificant administrative fines for felony cases.

Many other dossiers regarding animal maltreatment and mass killing of dogs while the law forbids it, with hard evidences, are blocked at Braila, Tulcea, Onesti etc. The system is very ‘efficient’ to cover the facts and perpetrators.

Other penal complaints on animal cruelty were lost in the bureaucratic system of police and prosecutors.

If you are an individual, a citizen who knows your Romanian law punishes the animal cruelty, and you take stand and report a cruelty act to authorities, you have no chance to see the perpetrator punished as provided by law.

Last week our organization brought a case on the table of the Romanian College of Veterinarians, were interviewed, and they defended their colleague who killed and maltreated thousands of dogs in Braila, and still does it, saying that we have no right of complaint, since we were not the owners of dogs, that the veterinarians are not in charge of animal welfare, and how can we prove the 2000 dogs killed as incurables were not incurable but healthy dogs?

Could a veterinarian with 40% dog mortality rate in his shelter, he being also owner of this dog killing ‘business’, could he be called ‘veterinarian’?

This position was expressed within the highest Romanian institution monitoring the veterinarians deontology.

So that, what position to expect from the other institutions?

Daniela Dragomir


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