Romania: A Must Read Note: The Declaration of a FAMOUS, EXCELLENT, TRUSTWORTHY ROMANIAN VETERINARIAN About the Massacre in Botosani During the Last 24 Hours.

Hundreds of stray dogs currently held in a Romanian shelter have been killed during the past 24 hours.

Please see our other posts (below) dealing with this issue.  There is also a petition link which we ask you all to support.  Demand justice for the dogs which we have now found were killed using T61 – the respiratory paralysis drug.

We say again – ALL of the dogs which you see in this post and our other posts have been killed using T61 in the last 24 hours.

Now it is time for EU wide stray animal legislation.  I hope that the terrible deaths of these beautiful animals will be a turning point for stray animal legislation within the EU – Mark, SAV.

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by Mira Iordanescu, Sunday, 15. May 2011 at 22:57

Dr. LIVIU GAITA, is a renowned Romanian veterinarian, in Bucharest…

Owner & Manager, vet doctor at ORTOVET; Studied at USAMV Facultatea de Medicina Veterinara; Lives in Bucharest, Romania; Married; From Bucharest, Romania; Born on July 4, 1963

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He recently expressed his opinions about the massacre of strays in Botosani, Romania in the article

Why did the Botosani massacre happen: a test for the public opinion..


Liviu Gaita, a renowned veterinarian from Bucharest, has explained for ” de ce news” which might be the motivation of those who ordered the massacre in Botosani, where 230 dogs have been killed.

The presumption that they tried to cover up some money laundering, must be verified by the authorities, but the most probable presumtion would be the version of a pilot project with which the public opinion would be tested. Some political forces still hope the passing in the Parliament of the law which allows the killing of strays in local pounds and they want to see how the people would react after the implementation of the ” final solution”

In general, the products with protein ( dog food ) are stolen from the shelters and used to feed other animals ( like pigs ) in people yards. It is also possible another fraud at a large scale, with the paper work between stores and shelter, but the cover up would not need the mass killings of strays, continued Dr.Gaita. In Romania we do not have a system to monitor and efficiently control these activities, hence those who do this can not be easily found even if one finds starved or hungry dogs in  shelters.

De Ce News:Can one make money buy stealing the food destined to the animals in a shelter ?

Liviu Gaiţă: In any shelter, public or private, the food is portioned by those who work there. There is a real battle to stop the workers from stealing the food, taking it home to feed their own pigs. It is illegal to feed the pigs with animal protein, but they like it, so this product is in great demand. It is a bit difficult to steal on a large scale, with invoices etc, but not impossible, if there are some agreements with the providers.

De Ce News: Can’t the weight of dogs be controlled, to see if they are hungry “

Liviu Gaiţă:

there is a ratio of the food which must translate in the corporal mass. At least they should not lose weight …unfortunately, there are no scales in the shelters and it would also be difficult to put the dogs on them..

De Ce News: Difficult but not impossible

Liviu Gaiţă: 

This is an issue which is not taken in consideration by the law, the regulations  are very weak. There are norms and statistics about nutrition in the West, which would allow the evaluation and the determination of the quantity of food given , but, if the law does not impose such a thing, in Romania these regulation have no value,.

I-au sufocat în pungi de plastic  ( they have been suffocated in plastic bags )

De Ce News: So, they had no reason to hide, by killing the dogs in order to erase the traces, in Botosani, right “

Liviu Gaiţă: they did not necessarily have to kill them. There is no administrative way of controlling the weight and the food portions. It rather was a test of stress. They wanted to se how the public opinion would mobilize in case there would be a national campaign to massacre strays at a large scale. A kind of pilot experiment, in a city, some where in Romania, after which they will inform the central decision factors and simply say that it was just an excessive action, in case things turn ugly. they found a man ready to kill the dogs, even if he breaks the law, and did it. Now they evaluate the reaction from the population.

De Ce News: Are the actions in Botosani illegal ?

Liviu Gaiţă:

Without any doubt. They had to prove that each and every dog suffered of an incurable disease, which is not the case. The decision is incorrect from the medical point of view and illegal from the authorities’ point of view. We do not have here an epidemic, which can be transmitted to humans, as it was with the Aviary flu. The first measure is quarantine for 10 days, then each case is discussed separately. Another very grave aspect is the procedure used for killing. Under the legal regulations, it is impossible to kill 230 dogs in 2 hours.  The (legal)procedure demands specific sanitary materials ( syringes, bottles etc ) which must be kept , in order to prove that the legal procedures have been followed, but also qualified personnel, i think they poisoned them, which is illegal, or they lie about the duration of the procedure . It is clear that they could not have the speed mentioned: the lethal substance for the euthanasia must be administered intravenous , through perfusion, not intramuscular, hence it last minutes and minutes…it is impossible to euthanise 230 dogs in 2 hours. They killed them with cruelty, by poisoning or, after the intra muscular injection they suffocated them in plastic bags.

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Adăugat de Val Vâlcu în Mai 15 2011 13:00. Adăugat în Administraţie.

Romania: Botosani Killings – Petition – Demand the Mayor is Removed and ALL Workers and Vets Involved With the Killings are Punished. Demand That Evidence Is Provided.

Previous SAV post on the Romanian killings by the mayor:

International Outrage at the Massacre of over 230 dogs in the municipal shelter, BOTOSANI, Romania

**** Please sign the International PETITION at: ******

Demand that there is no alternative – the animal abusing Mayor MUST BE REMOVED – See the following text for all the petition demands.

Please DEMAND Justice for the dogs of Botosani

Target: Botosani City-Hall, Botosani Police, Botosani DVS, Romanian Police, Romanian Parliament, EU Parliament, International Organizations and Media


I, as a human being and citizen of the world, can not find the right words to express my outrage about the massacre of strays at the city pound in Botosani, Romania.

It has become obvious already that local authorities in your country will do anything to slaughter as many strays as possible.

What has happened in your town is yet another example of how horrible the animals are treated in your country, and and there is no excuse for this barbarism.

We ask for a thorough investigation into this atrocity. We ask that the veterinarian Cristian Pencu be suspended without pay, for the entire duration of the investigation. We ask for all tests done to determine that ALL THE DOGS at the shelter were contaminated with Distemper, be released to the media.

We ask for the resignation of the Deputy-Mayor, Florin Ghiorghita, who gave the order to KILL all dogs, based only on two handwritten pieces of paper given to him by the veterinarian.

We expect one of the most honest and severe investigation possible and we ask that all persons found guilty be punished in the most severe way, at the full extend of the law.

It is incomprehensible how those dogs who looked so well the day before their slaughter, have been deemed sick, incurable and killed without mercy.

We ask f or the punishment of the workers, who physically harassed the people and obstructed the Police, to be fired immediately, and charged in accordance with the law.

It is in the interest of your country to finally APPLY THE LAW.  Romania’s and Romanian people image in the world has been stained, once again with innocent blood.

**** Romania has become a shame for the EU. ****** incredibila a medicului veterinar%3A peste 200 de caini eutanasiati in 2 ore!.html

I shall boycott Romania until the animals will be treated properly and until Romania will implement the only successful program to reduce strays population, recommended by the WHO, Capture/Castrate/RETURN….and will implement and APPLY real laws for the protection of animals…

In deed, Romania is the land of death for the animals…

I try to understand WHY the animals have been killed OVER NIGHT…? And why the local association DID NOT KNOW about the distemper epidemic in the shelter,…and why the dogs where OK one day before…

I still hope that a HONEST, THOROUGH and OPEN investigation will take place and ALL those responsible for this hideous crime against innocent animals, will be punished.

Romania: The EU Politicians Are Failing in Their Responsibilities – 220 Dogs Were Massacred Last Night in Botosani (Romania) at the Order of the Mayor

220 dogs were massacred last night in Botosani (Romania) at the order of the mayor

** Update ** – PICTURES JUST IN **

To see the latest pictures of all the dead dogs killed by the Mayor; all stuffed in plastic bags; please click on the following link:


***ACTION*** – Write to the mayor of Botosani – Catalin Mugurel Flutur (foto) – at

Please share this story on FB so that everyone sees how the ROMANIAN authorities break the law AGAIN and commit illegalities without being punished. Even if we are part of the EU community ROMANIAN justice does not punish this people.

We need European support to put pressure on this people for them to stop killing! 220 dogs were massacred last night in Botosani (Romania) at the order of the mayor Yesterday night over 200 dogs from Botosani (ROMANIA) public shelter were killed at the order of the mayor who based his overnight decision on the fact that an epidemic of Carre disease will start – because of the fact that some of the dogs in the shelter were sick.

***ACTION*** – Write to the mayor of Botosani – Catalin Mugurel Flutur (foto) – at

The dogs were discovered this morning by the volunteers that feed them every day – in plastic bags with traces of blood everywhere. The dogs were not euthanised by injection but slaughtered. They called the TV stations and the police but nothing happened. They were in shock and tried to get out of the shelter the last few puppies that were alive. They were assaulted and offended by the guards.

Public shelters in Romania don’t have a quarantine zone and only the NGOs feed the dogs and offer medical services. The dogs are kept in improper conditions because the final goal is for them to die. Euthanasia is ILLEGAL in Romania but, because of political pressure, the local authorities euthanize dogs and try to hide it.

Please share this story on FB so that everyone sees how the ROMANIAN authorities break the law AGAIN and commit illegalities without being punished. Even if we are part of the EU community ROMANIAN justice does not punish this people. We need European support to put pressure on this people for them to stop killing!

The video for the news:

The page of the NGO from Botosani that helped all this time the dogs in the shelter – or – they need legal and human support.

***ACTION*** – Write to the mayor of Botosani – Catalin Mugurel Flutur (foto) – at

 Action for Canadian supporters:

Botosani is paired with Canadian city Laval.

Please write to them to tell about the massacre from Romania at:

(this article was not translated by me)

All Romanians thank you for your help!


The photos were taken on 10.05.2011.

On 11.05.2011, early in the morning they were all dead.

There was blood all over!

***ACTION*** – Write to the mayor of Botosani – Catalin Mugurel Flutur (foto) – at

 All of the dogs you see above were most probably killed last night on the order of the Mayor.

TAKE ACTION NOW – e mail the mayor and give your views on this action.

Contact the EU:

Thanks – SAV.