Romania: Petition – Stop the killing of dogs in Breasta PS – Ask UK Ambassador To Help.

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Petition – Stop the killing of dogs in Breasta PS

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https://www.change.org/p/paul-brummel-uk-ambassador-in-romania-stop-the-killing-of-dogs-in-breasta-ps?tk=ZWpwu6VDo4iTdozs9UEYujW5hrzOBGSiYkXLOeskrbk&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

 

Breasta PS have announced a cull of the dogs there.All sponsored dogs will be killed by the 8th August.

Starting with 50 new entry dogs and dogs without sponsors in 3 days time.

The rescue groups there are working hard to try to find spaces to get the immediate dogs in danger out, if not they will die on Monday.

But this killing will not stop there ,on August 1st 80 more will be in danger, but inbetween 250 more will face death.

The rescuers cannot keep finding spaces we need action to be taken to stop the killing in Breasta. 50 dogs young and old will die crudely they won’t be euthanasied. The mayor in Mizil has also announced the killing of 45 dogs there.

We need help to get this stopped and a solution worked out. Please helps get this petition to the attention of Paul Brummel the UK Ambassador in Romania who has visited Breasta PS.

Let’s ask him to intervene for the sake of these defenceless dogs.

 

UPDATE

25 Jul 2016 — So the 50 dogs that were condemned to death at Breasta today instead left on 2 transports to the safety of Curtea rescue shelter. But as they left the fight to save yet another group of dogs from death on Friday was on the way.
Please, please keep helping us and carry on signing and sharing .

Thank you.

 

 

 

Romania: Boycott Mangalia Until The Dog Killing Mayor Cristian Radu Changes His Attitude To Strays.

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UPDATE – Thanks to Venus  – Sample letter and e mail address added at the end.

A letter going around the world!

Mangalia, a town in Romania located at the Black Sea.
It’s a holiday resort visited by many Romanians and foreigners alike.  A beautiful town really if you are unaware of the ugly face of the place.

Because it is a popular tourist destination thousands of stray dogs are caught and killed in the most horrific ways to keep them out of the public eye.

Responsible for this ongoing mass murder is the mayor, a man by the name Cristian Radu. He is one of many corrupt politicians in Romania and for years he has been actively supporting the barbaric way dogs are caught and killed in public shelters of the town.

Either the dogs are killed straight away or left in the shelters to die a slow and cruel death. Starvation, brutal methods of euthanasia and dogs killing each other due to lack of space and food are a daily occurrence.

We the people involved in animal rescue have to put a stop to these crimes committed by corrupt and criminal politicians like Mr Radu.

As long as this murder keeps going on we have to stop tourism to Mangalia – this will be a way to force Mr Radu to engage into talks with rescuers to find a humane solution to the local stray dog issue.

Please share this post as often as possible. If you have friends in Romania please ask them to share it in their local communities.

Holiday season has started and the mass killing is in full swing again.

Write to the mayor and let him know that you are aware of what is going on in the town of his and that you will let the world know who is responsible.
Make Mr Radu aware that you know how he actively supports the murder of thousands of animals and that you will not look away.
Once the public is made aware Mr Radu will have to sit down and discuss a different approach to his dog Holocaust

e-mail:

http://www.mangalia.ro/contact/  
Primarie@mangalia.ro

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Action – SAMPLE LETTER TO COPY AND SEND

To: Primarie@mangalia.ro

Subject: A letter is going around the world! Boycott Mangalia!

Dear Mr. Radu,
I as well as several other thousand users of the Internet, found out today that in the beautiful city of Mangalia, where you work as mayor,
dogs are caught with barbaric way and killed in public shelters of the town.

We were told that you, Mr. Radu, are responsible for these murders against innocent animal beings.
We were informed that with your permission, the stray are either killed immediately, or they die a slow and agonizing death in the shelters.
It is also said that starvation and brutal euthanasia take place, and that the dogs kill each other because they have no room or food.

This information is already known in the world.

Today all people have Internet, Mr. Radu, and everyone is informed very quickly.
Even those who want to come to Romania for vacation.
They will not come.
As long as Romania violate with the help of some mayors and private Companies the Animal Welfare Act in this country and try to solve the problem of stray dogs with medieval methods, so log we will also boycott the tourism and the country in general.

Your name and nationality.

 

 

 

Romania: Love To Animals Education Programme Starts – EDUXANIMA.

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Please note – We are showing the photogaphs only once rather than repeating them in both the English and German texts.

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As a joint venue of  National Federation for Animal Protection (FNPA) and Primary School “Lexford Castle”,  the initial event of the EDUXANIMA program took  place on 4 April in PITESTI, Romania.

EDUXANIMA is a complex concept that brings together a series of programs and informal events encouraging communication and social responsibility concerning the harmonious relationship between humans and animals

EDUXANIMA’S GOAL is to promote social responsibility, to educate, and to naturally lead both children and adults to an ethical and healthy lifestyle.

Ms. ANDRA ARSENE, EDUXANIMA Program Director and  EDUXANIMA’s promoter and developer, who also moderated the event, said that “…the beneficial results of Eduxanima programs are twofold, affecting both people and animals. For children they contribute to their harmonious development, and for adults they develop a healthy and ethical way of life and thinking.”

The first part in the series of EDUXANIMA  programs is an educational program that addresses school-age children and that will first be held in schools in Arges County. It is based on the partnership agreement between the National Federation for Animal Protection (FNPA), Arges County Council, Arges County School Inspectorate, and the Primary School “Lexford Castle” – the first school that will implement the education program EDUXANIMA.

The educational program that will be carried out in schools includes presentation, reading, and discussion of the brochure “Let’s Love Animals”, written and donated by the organization PETA to the schools which will run the EDUXANIMA program. Further, it will entail stories, discussions, debates, thematic competitions, and visits to animal shelters – all of which will help the children  to understand, respect, and protect animals.

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Along with the EVENT ORGANIZERS: Andra ARSENE – Eduxanima Program Director, Carmen ARSENE – President of the National Federation for Animal Protection (FNPA), and Catalin GHERZAN – Manager of Lexford Castle School,

there were also  present: Florin TECAU – President  Arges County Council and Prof. Mihaela CRISAN – Arges County School Inspectorate.

The following SPECIAL GUESTS attended the event:

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n  Her Highness Princess MAJA von HOHENZOLLERN (photo above)

n  Sylvie BUNZ, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

n  Maestro Gheorghe  ZAMFIR

n  Anette KRAMME, State Secretary, Member of the German Parliament

n  Ute VOGT, Member of the German Parliament

n  Thomas SCHRÖDER, President, Deutscher Tierschutzbund e.V.

Princess MAJA von HOHENZOLLERN, one of the world’s best known activists who campaigns for animal rights, said that “…today is a great day for animals and children in Romania. Introducing animal welfare program EDUXANIMA is a milestone for me”… “given the context, it is noteworthy how peaceful animals are; animals do not have wars, do not commit terrorist attacks, do not do crimes of greed, they are not corrupt “

SYLVIE BUNZ, representative of the largest animal rights organization in the world, PETA, did a presentation on the work of the organization, especially of PETA Kids (educational programs for children): “Teaching animal protection to the young”. Ms Bunz informed the audience that PETA’s motto, which is the principle that we all should live by, is:  “Don’t do to others what you would  not like do be done to yourself”, and this refers to everything: humans, nature, animals.

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Maestro GHEORGHE ZAMFIR, virtuoso naist (Romanian pan flute) and Romanian composer, with a prestigious musical career worldwide, shared the pain he feels at the sight of the degrading relationship between man and nature. In his specific manner, with pathos and poetry, he speaks about the feelings which arise when interpreting his songs containing purity trills.

Representatives of the German delegation, ANETTE KRAMME and UTE VOGT, members of the German Parliament, responded to the fact that Germany still has issues with animal welfare. This referred mainly to the rules that apply to animals of economic interest in intensive livestock farming. It was mentioned that Germany was among the first countries that have implemented educational programs for animal protection.

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THOMAS SCHRÖDER, President of Deutscher Tierschutzbund e.V., Germany, emphasized the importance of educational programs in the empathetic development of children in order to guarantee a harmonious relationship between humans and animals.

“In the educational process, beginning with the early years, we learn from our parents and educators that we are the more evolved and civilized beings of the animal kingdom. We learn that, within the relationships between humans, we need to respect others’ needs and life, to help and empathize with those who are suffering. But this education process is incomplete. It will be fully accomplished only when we learn to relate to all living beings as though they have the same natural rights for respect and dignity as we humans have. These rights don’t have to be granted, they already exist, but we must admit this!”  Such were the closing words of the director of EDUXANIMA, ANDRA ARSENE.

Continuing the initial event, there were visits to the pilot school and another school in Pitesti, where dozens of children were waiting for us and gathered with the schools’ directors, teachers, and professors, along with the event organizers and the director of EDUXANIMA. The children had the first meeting with EDUXANIMA program, and they responded with great enthusiasm. They received their PETA brochures, “Let’s love animals,” themed pins, as well as autographs on photographs of the Princess. During the visit, a special badge was decorated with the message “I love all animals” and presented to Mr. Florin Tecau, President of Arges County Council!

The event was full of beautiful messages that give you hope that certainly our future someday will be one in perfect communion with nature and that, as Prof. Mihaela Crisan, Deputy General School Inspector, concluded: “…education in the second decade of the third millennium means to be an active part of our environment, to respect the right to live!

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Thank you to all involved !

Thank you JESSICA RATH for constantly help with German translation!

All the best

Carmen ARSENE

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EDUXANIMA Programm — Verhaltnis zwischen Menschen und Tieren

mit Ehrengästen in PITESTI begonnen:

Ihre Hoheit Prinzessin Maja von Hohenzollern

Die Organisation P E T A

Maestro Gheorghe ZAMFIR

Deutschen Tierschutzbunds e.V

Deutsch MPs

In Zusammenarbeit mit der rumänischen Nationalen Tierschutz Vereinigung (FNPA) und der Volksschule “Lexford Castle” fand die erste Veranstaltung des EDUXANIMA Programms am 4. April in PITESTI, Rumänien, statt.

EDUXANIMA ist  ein vielschichtiges Konzept, das eine Reihe von Programmen und informelle Veranstaltungen umfasst, um Kommunikation und soziale Verantwortung im Rahmen eines harmonischen Verhältnisses zwischen Mensch und Tier anzuregen.

DAS ZIEL von EDUXANIMA ist es, soziale Verantwortlichkeit zu fördern, zu erziehen, und Kinder und Erwachsene auf natürliche Art und Weise zu einem ethischen und gesunden Lebensstil zu führen.

Frau ANDRA ARSENE, die Programm Direktorin von EDUXANIMA und EDUXANIMAs Förderin und Projektträgerin, die die Veranstaltung auch moderierte, erläuterte, dass “…die positiven Auswirkungen des Eduxanima Programms zweiteilig sind und gleichzeitig Menschen und Tiere beeinflussen. Für Kinder führen sie zu einer harmonischen Entwicklung, und für Erwachsene entwickeln sie eine gesunde und ethische Lebens- und Denkweise. “

Der erste Teil in der Reihe von EDUXANIMA Programmen ist ein pädagogisches Programm, das Kinder im Schulalter anspricht und das zuerst in den Schulen des Landkreises Arges eingeführt wird. Es beruht auf einem gemeinsamen Abkommen zwischen der rumänischen Nationalen Tierschutz Vereinigung (FNPA), dem Bezirksrat des Landkreises Arges, der Schulbehörde des Landkreises Arges und der Volksschule “Lexford Castle” – die erste Schule, die das Ausbildungs- Programm EDUXANIMA  aufnimmt.

Der Unterricht, der in den Schulen ausgeführt wird, beinhaltet Einführung, Lesen, und Diskussion von der Broschüre “Lasst uns Tiere lieben”, die von der Organisation PETA geschrieben und kostenlos an die Schulen, die das EDUXANIMA Programm führen werden, zu Verfügung gestellt wurde. Ausserdem gehören Geschichten, Diskussionen, Debatten, thematische Wettbewerbe, und Besuche bei Tierasylen dazu – das alles soll Kindern helfen, Tiere zu verstehen, zu respektieren, und zu schützen.

Neben den ORGANISATOREN DER VERANSTALTUNG:  ANDRA ARSENE, Programm Direktorin von EDUXANIMA, CARMEN ARSENE, Präsidentin von der Nationalen Tierschutz Vereinigung (FNPA), und CATALIN GHERZAN – Verwaltungsleiter der Lexford Castle Schule,

waren die folgenden Personen anwesend: Florin TECAU – Präsident  des Bezirksrats des Landkreises Arges, und Professor Mihaela CRISAN – von der Schulbehörde des Landkreises Arges.

ALS EHRENGÄSTE nahmen an der Veranstaltung teil:

n  Ihre Hoheit Prinzessin Maja von HOHENZOLLERN

n  Sylvie BUNZ, PETA  (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

n  Maestro Gheorghe ZAMFIR

n  Anette KRAMME, Staatssekretärin, Mitglied des deutschen Parlaments

n  Ute VOGT, Mitglied des deutschen Parlaments

n  Thomas SCHRODER, Präsident des Deutschen Tierschutzbunds e.V.

Prinzessin MAJA von HOHENZOLLERN, eine der bekanntesten Tierschützer weltweit, die sich für die Rechte von Tieren einsetzt, bemerkte, “… heute ist ein ganz besonderer Tag für Tiere und Kinder in Rumänien. Dass ich das Programm EDUXANIMA zur Wohlfahrt von Tieren hier vorstellen darf, ist eine grosse Ehre für mich”…”In diesem Zusammenhang ist es bemerkenswert, wie friedlich Tiere sind; Tiere führen keine Kriege, sie verüben keine Terror-Anschläge, sie begehen keine Verbrechen aus Habsucht, sie sind nicht korrupt”.

 

SYLVIE BUNZ, Vertreterin der grössten Tierschutzorganisation der Welt, PETA, präsentierte etwas von der Arbeit ihrer Organisation, besonders von PETA Kids (ein Unterrichtsprogramm für Kinder): “Tierschutz der Jugend lehren”. Frau Bunz teilte den Zuhörern PETAs Motto mit, nachdem wir alle leben sollten: “Füge Anderen nichts zu, was du nicht selber erleben willst”, und das gilt für Alles: Menschen, Natur, Tiere!

Maestro GHEORGHE ZAMFIR, Virtuoso der Nai (rumänische Panflöte) und rumänischer Komponist, den seine Musik weltberühmt gemacht hat, erwähnte die Schmerzen, die er fühlt, wenn er das beschämende Verhältnis zwischen Mensch und Natur erlebt. In seiner einzigartigen Weise, mit Pathos und Poesie, sprach er über die Gefühle, die hochkommen, wenn er seine Lieder interpretiert.

Die Repräsentantinnen der deutschen Delegation, ANETTE KRAMME und UTE VOGT, Mitglieder des deutschen Parlaments, äusserten sich zu der Tatsache, dass Deutschland immer noch Probleme mit Tierschutz hat. Das bezieht sich hauptsächlich auf die Regelungen für Tiere im kommerziellen Bereich, wo die intensive Viehzucht im Interesse der Landwirtschaft steht. Es wurde erwähnt, dass Deutschland eines der ersten Länder war, die Programme zum Tierschutz in der Unterricht eingeführt haben.

THOMAS SCHRODER, der Präsident des Deutschen Tierschutzbunds e.V., betonte, wie wichtig Schul- Erziehung für eine empathische Entwicklung im Kindesalter ist, um eine harmonische Beziehung zwischen Menschen und Tieren zu garantieren.

“Durch Erziehung, die im frühesten Alter anfängt, lernen wir von unseren Eltern und Lehrern, dass wir die höher entwickelten und mehr zivilisierten Geschöpfe des Tierreichs sind. In Bezug auf zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen lernen wir, dass wir die Bedürfnisse und das Leben von anderen respektieren müssen, dass wir denen, die leiden, helfen und ihnen Mitleid zeigen sollen. Aber dieser Erziehungsprozess ist unvollständig. Er wird erst dann komplett sein, wenn wir gelernt haben, dass alle Lebewesen das Recht haben, mit demselben Respekt und derselben Würde behandelt zu werden, wie wir Menschen. Dieses Recht braucht nicht gewährt zu werden, denn es besteht schon, aber wir müssen das zugeben!” Mit diesen Worten schloss ANDRA ARSENE, Direktorin von EDUXANIMA, die Veranstaltung.

Nach der Einführung ging das Programm mit Besuchen bei der Pilotschule und einer anderen Schule in Pitesti weiter. Dutzende von Kindern warteten auf uns und kamen mit den Direktoren, Lehrern, und Professoren sowie den Organisatoren der Veranstaltung und der Direktorin von EDUXANIMA zusammen. Es war die erste Begegnung der Kinder mit dem ESUXANIMA Programm, und sie reagierten mit grosser Begeisterung. Sie erhielten ihre PETA Broschüren “Lasst uns Tiere lieben”, thematische Anstecknadeln, sowohl wie Autogramme auf den Fotos der Prinzessin. Während des Besuchs wurde eine besondere Plakette mit der Botschaft “Ich liebe alle Tiere” angefertigt und Herrn Florin Tecau, dem Präsidenten des Bezirksrats des Landkreises Arges, übergeben.

Diese Veranstaltung enthielt viele wunderbare Botschaften, die uns hoffen lassen, dass wir sicher eines Tages in der Zukunft in völliger Übereinkunft mit der Natur leben können und dass, wie Professor Mihaela Crisan, stellvertretende Schulinspektorin, zum Abschluss sagte, “…Erziehung im zweiten Jahrzehnt des dritten Jahrtausends einschliesst, aktiv and der Umwelt teilzunehmen, und das Recht, zu leben, zu respektieren!”

 

Vielen Dank an alle Beteiligten!

Ich bedanke mich bei JESSICA RATH für allen ihre deutschen Übersetzungen

Alles gute,

Carmen ARSENE

 

 

 

 

 

Romania: MEGA STEEL PRODUCER ALLOWS 200 DOGS TO STARVE BY REFUSING TO PAY PROMISED DAILY COSTS – Petition To Sign.

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MEGA STEEL PRODUCER ALLOWS 200 DOGS TO STARVE BY REFUSING TO PAY PROMISED DAILY COSTS

This major steel plant in Galati, Romania covers approximately 4,000 acres of land where an estimated 1,500 stray dogs live.

ROLDA teamed up with this steel company in 2007 to solve the stray overpopulation crisis within their property and the surrounding area in a humane manner. They helped ROLDA grow by providing valuable resources that are vital to our mission.

As a result of their support, ROLDA has decreased the number of strays within the steel plant premises by70% and rescued thousands more in Galati. Our collaboration has been responsible for saving and sterilizing thousands of street dogs over the years, which has contributed to a decrease in their overall population and reproduction rate.

Sadly, this steel company has abruptly decided to sever its ties with ROLDA, leaving 200 dogs to starve and the future of thousands more in jeopardy.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Sign our petition urging Mr. Mittal not to allow 200 dogs to starve. These dogs need you to speak up for them.

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Sign our petition!

  We also need urgent funding for food to feed the 200 dogs the steel plant has abandoned.

Please make a donation today to help these dogs during this tragic time.

 

 

 

Romania: Carmen Works Wonders – Success in Romania: Ploiesti City Council ADOPTED Humane Stray Dog Management.

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ERFOLG in Rumänien:

Ploiesti Stadtverwaltung ADOPTIERTE eine humane Streunerhund-Handhabung

Ihr Lieben

Ich beginne dieses Jahr mit der Ankündigung von guten Neuigkeiten, in der Hoffnung, dass andere Städte ähnliche Regelungen einführen und die Behörden etwas Weisheit zeigen warden.

Die Allianz fur humane Rechte in Rumänien (ADOR) aus Ploiesti veranlasste eine öffentliche Anhörung über Streunerhunde in Ploiesti. Ich hatte die Ehre, von dem Journalisten Eugen Cristescu, dem Präsidenten von ARDOR, als Vorsitzende des Experten-Kommittees eingeladen zu warden.

Ich arbeitete später einen besonderen Report über die öffentliche Anhörung aus, und ich bereitete einen Entwurf der Entscheidungen des örtlichen Stadtrats über die Handhabung von Streunerhunden vor, der den Stadtrats-Mitgliedern der Stadtverwaltung von Ploiesti und anderen Anwesenden vorgelegt wurde. Der Entwurf lief unter dem Aktions-Aufruf “Keine Streunerhunde mehr – durch ethische und rationale Maßnahmen”, der von ADOR iniziiert wurde. Ich erklärte den Mitgliedern des Stadtrats, wie eine korrekte, humane und effektive Strategie zur Lösung des Streunerhunde-Problems aussieht, und ADOR setzte sich konsequent und wirksam für den Entwurf ein.

Nach mehreren Modifikationen, die von beiden Seiten vorgeschlagen wurden (wir argumentierten heftig gegen Vorschläge von Stadtrats-Mitgliedern, die auf Kosten der Tiere gegangen wären), gelang es uns, die wichtigsten Bestimmungen des Entwurfs in der Form, die ich ausgearbeitet hatte, beizuhalten, entsprechend der Forderungen von Ethik, Kultur, und Wirksamkeit.

Der Vorentwurf wurde einstimmig von den Mitgliedern des Stadtrats von Ploiesti angenommen, was einen grossen Erfolg bedeutet, besonders im Zusammenhang mit aktuellen Maßnahmen in Rumänien, wo die Gesetzgebung Massentötungen erlaubt, und besonders in einer Stadt wie Ploiesti, die fast andauernd schlimme Probleme mit grausamer und illegaler Streunerhunde-Verwaltung hatte, wie es im Ausland weit bekannt ist.

Die wichtigsten Bestimmungen der Entscheidungen des Stadtrats sind wie folgt:

<!–[if !supportLists]–>§  <!–[endif]–>Streunerhunde werden kastriert und dann ZURUCKGEBRACHT zu ihrem ursprünglichen Platz, und sie bekommen den Status von Gemeinde-Hunden (Artikel 3 (6) a);

<!–[if !supportLists]–>§  <!–[endif]–>die Hunde zu ihrem Ursprungsort zurückzubringen, ist immer die bevorzugte Lösung” (Artikel 3 (8) d);

<!–[if !supportLists]–>§  <!–[endif]–>Es ist verboten, Hunde zu fangen und ins Tierheim zu bringen, die schon kastriert und zurückgebracht wurden (es sei denn, sie werden agressiv oder brauchen dringend tierärztliche Betreuung) (Artikel 3 (7) b);

<!–[if !supportLists]–>§  <!–[endif]–>Agressive Hunde dürfen nur eingeschläfert werden, wenn das agressive Verhalten von einer Kommission erfahren und bestätigt wird, die aus Vertretern des Stadtrats und Vertretern einer Tierschutz-Organisation (NGO) besteht, und mit der Unterschrift von mindestens zwei Zeugen bestätigt wird! (Artikel 3 (8) ). Einschläferung ist nur für Hunde mit unheilbaren Krankheiten vorgesehen (Artikel 3 (8) d). Einschläferung darf nur in der Gegenwart eines Vertreters einer NGO ausgeübt werden (Ausnahmen sind Fälle von höherer Gewalt, und nur, nachdem die NGO davon benachrichtigt wurde, dass ein Hund dringend eingeschläfert werden muss) (Artikel 3 (9) );

<!–[if !supportLists]–>§  <!–[endif]–>Vertreter von NGOs haben unbeschränkten Zugang zum öffentlichen Tierheim (Artikel 7);

<!–[if !supportLists]–>§  <!–[endif]–>Eine mobile Klinik wird zur Verfügung stehen, die Sterilisationen, Notbehandlung, Impfungen usw. ausführen kann (Artikel 3 (12) );

<!–[if !supportLists]–>§  <!–[endif]–>Um die Sterilisierung von Hunden mit Eigentümern zu erleichtern, wurde eine Bestimmung hinzugefügt, die von Tierärzten, die für die Stadt arbeiten, verlangt, dass sie nicht mehr verlangen für die Sterilisierung von Hunden mit Eigentümern als das, was sie für Streunerhunde bekommen. (Artikel 5 (9) );

<!–[if !supportLists]–>§  <!–[endif]–>Eine Polizei-Station für Tiere wird eingerichtet, bei der bis zu vier Polizisten arbeiten, die im Umgang mit Tieren trainiert wurden. Diese Station wird bei ALLEN Aktivitäten mit Vertretern einer NGO zusammenarbeiten (Artikel 11);

<!–[if !supportLists]–>§  <!–[endif]–>Die Stadtverwaltung, im Zusammenhang mit NGOs, wird Mediakampagnen für das Projekt veranstalten und die Öffentlichkeit darüber aufklären, wie wichtig es ist, die Rechte von Tieren zu respektieren. Das geschieht durch den Einsatz von Informations-und Aufklärungsprogrammen, auch in Schulen; durch Werbeplakate in öffentlichen Gegenden, die auf Adoption und Sterilisierung aufmerksam machen; durch die Einführung von Adoptions-Märkten alle zwei Monate; und durch das Drucken und Verteilen von Informationsbroschüren in Schulen, Stadtparks, Hausbesitzer-Vereinigungen, und öffentlichen Gebäuden (Artikel 8).

Wir hoffen, dass andere Bürgermeister mit der grausamen und ineffektiven Behandlung von Streunerhunden aufhören und zu dem Beispiel übergehen, das der Stadtrat von Ploiesti für eine humane und wirksame Verwaltung von Streunerhunden eingeführt hat.

Alles Gute,

Carmen ARSENE

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Success in Romania: Ploiesti City Council ADOPTED Humane Stray Dog Management 

Dear Friends,

I start this year with the announcement of some good news, hoping that other towns will pick up the same policy and that the officials will show some wisdom.

Alliance for Humane Rights in Romania (ADOR) from Ploiesti initiated a Public Hearing about stray dogs in Ploiesti where I had the honor to be invited as the Chairman of the Committee of Experts, by journalist Eugen Cristescu, ADOR’s president.

Later I developed a specific report of the Public Hearing and I also drew up a Draft Local Council Decision for the management of stray dogs that we presented and proposed to local councilors of the Ploiesti City Council and to other local authorities present. It was advocated and lobbied for under the campaign slogan “No stray dogs any more – through ethics and rationality” which was initiated by ADOR. I explained to the councilors the correct, humane, and effective strategy that should be implemented to solve the stray dog problem and ADOR consistently and effectively lobbied the proposed project.

After several modifications of the project which were proposed by both sides (we tried to argue every change we made against the changes made by the local councilors at the expense of the animals) we managed to keep most of the provisions of the draft project in the form that I had drawn up, as close as possible to the demands of ethics, civilization, and efficiency.

The Draft Project was voted for unanimously by the local councilors of Ploiesti and represents a great success, especially within the context of current policies in Romania where the legislation promotes mass killings, and especially in a city like Ploiesti which almost constantly had serious problems concerning cruel and illegal stray dog management, which is well known everywhere abroad.

The most important provisions of the Local Council Decision are:

stray dogs will be neutered and RETURNED to their former place and they will have the status of community dogs; (Article 3 (6) a);

returning dogs to their place of origin is always preferred solution” (Article 3 (8) d);

it is prohibited to catch and accommodate in the shelter those dogs that were already returned (unless they become aggressive or require urgent medical care) (Article 3 (7) b);

Aggressive dogs shall be euthanized only if aggressiveness is ascertained and confirmed by a commission formed by representatives of the City Council and representatives of an Animal Welfare Organization (NGO) and confirmed by the signatures of at least two witnesses! (Article 3 (8)). Euthanasia is recommended only for dogs with incurable diseases (Article 3 (8) d). Euthanasia will be performed only in the presence of an NGO representative (except for cases of force majeure and only if the NGO has been notified about the fact there is a dog that needs to be urgently euthanized;) (Article 3 (9));

NGO representatives have unrestricted access to the public shelter (Article 7);

A mobile clinic will be established that can perform sterilizations, emergency treatment, vaccinations, etc. (Article 3 (12));

To facilitate sterilization of dogs with owners a provision has been added that asks of vets who contract with City Hall to provide sterilization services for stray dogs to charge no more for the sterilization of dogs with owners (Article 5 (9));

A Police Department for Animals will be established which will be made up of four police officers who will be trained in animal welfare. The Department will work with representatives of NGOs in ALL their actions (Article 11);

City Hall, in collaboration with the NGOs, will run media campaigns for the project and raise awareness by educating the public of the necessity to respect animal rights by: implementation of programs of information and education, also in schools; arrangement of advertising in public spaces to promote adoption and sterilization; organization of bimonthly fairs for adoptions; printing and sharing of   information material in schools, parks, owners’ associations, public services (Article 8).

We hope that other mayors will stop the cruel and ineffective management of stray dogs and will transition to the example of Ploiesti’s City Council for adopting a humane and efficient dog management.

All the best,

Carmen ARSENE

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SAV Comment – BIG congratulations to Carmen for hopefully setting a new policy in Romania now.  If only Serbian politicians would wake up to the same proposals rather than continue with their Kill only approach and attitude.

Please see more of Carmen and her work at the EU recently by looking at the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCi60m33qzg

(the translation into German of the broadcast can be found at:

http://mapofhope.de/2015/10/14/kriminelle-dringen-in-ihr-zuhause-ein-und-toten-ihr-haustier-vor-ihren-augen/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/11/11/romania-carmens-report-of-her-meetings-at-the-eu-regarding-romanian-dogs/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/10/20/romania-carmen-tells-of-her-meetings-at-the-eu-regarding-romanian-stray-animals/

 

 

 

 

Romania: Exciting News About A New Project To Save The Nations Stray Animals.

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We have some very exciting news about a project that is attempting to take shape in Romania.  After years of stray animal abuse and killing; we may now be witnessing the start of change.

As an additional issue to the (new project) news we have detailed below, the brilliant Carmen has recently being going to the very top at EU level to give detailed reports about the situation for stray animals.  You can see links and videos of our recent articles relating to this directly below, which includes in depth work by Mr Janusz Wojciechowski MEP who has worked very hard at EU Parliament level for the better welfare of the animals.

Here are some of the main videos on the entire situation over EU work by Carmen which you may wish to look at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCi60m33qzg

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/10/20/romania-carmen-tells-of-her-meetings-at-the-eu-regarding-romanian-stray-animals/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9eZuVkH7xA&feature=share

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2015/11/11/romania-carmens-report-of-her-meetings-at-the-eu-regarding-romanian-dogs/

But now on to the new project.

It is called ‘Dog Town’ for Romania and is currently being set up by veterinarians and other animal welfare supporters.  You can see much more on the idea by clicking on the video link given below – and we really suggest you take a look at this.  The facilities are superbly clean and modern; and the concept to help Romanian strays is just a great one.  But like all new projects, getting financial support is half the job.  This is in progress and you can see more via the same link following.

Below are the words from the people involved themselves – an insight into the project and the answer to several questions which may be asked.

So here goes; after reading and watching the video via the link below we hope you may consider giving something financially to keep this dream project moving forward.

As many of you will be aware; we have covered the issue of Romanian strays in quite some detail in the past.  This single link:

  https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/category/romania-stray-animal-killings-2013/ 

should allow you to view directly many of our past reports.  The pictures are often graphic; but we (as always) will show the actual reality of the situation and not dress it up to show something else.

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Dog Town for Romania

After the act of killing stray dogs was brought into force in 2013, 60.000 dogs were captured and brutally killed.

The municipal animal shelters are totally crowded. Many times the poor creatures are dreadfully mistreated, get no veterinary treatment and are starving with hunger. Many of these dogs die in agony or freeze to death during the winter time, which has already begun. Dog Town is the salvation for those poor souls – for a new life in a loving family ! Without us they have no chance!

Watch more on the people involved and the facilities which it is hoped will be purchased and used:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wsSHKqOurs

What is this project all about?

As you are reading this, in Romania stray dogs are captured and cruelly killed. Since a law was passed in 2013 that allows the killing of dogs 14 days after their capture, the situation had dramatically worsened and made a business out of killing stray dogs.

Dogs a hauled to public kennels and “euthanized” if nobody adopts them within 14 days. Every year thousands of dogs fall victim to those publicly endorsed killing schemes and all efforts to implement a sustainable and humane “neuter and release” program have been shattered.

However, amongst the Romanian population, support for animal rights is constantly growing. People rise up against the corrupt dog killing business and with great personal involvement try to save stray dogs from death row, often giving their last penny to feed and shelter the mistreated animals. The images of abandoned, crippled and tortured dogs have burned themselves into Romania´s collective memory. Those who suffer most, are often children. They are traumatized by the everyday dramas unfolding in front of their eyes and the violence they witness live or in the media.

Dog Town is a one of a kind project that offers stray dogs and their saviors a real perspective. The facilities on the huge grounds in the vicinity of Bucharest, provide shelter food and medical aid for hundreds of animals in need. There is space for up to 3000 animals.

Public shelters are no real alternative. They are overcrowded and often house dogs under dreadful conditions. Excrecta on cold concrete floors, no roofs and crammed kennels lead to a high starvation rate. The survivors are “euthanized” after 14 painful days.

Dog Town can offer a true perspective to those animals. Designed as a refuge center it marks the first step towards a place in a new loving home. You can help to make it happen.

 

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

Dog Town provides a place of refuge for dogs that have been rescued from killing stations by non-profit organizations and dedicated local animal rights activists. Today activists are in despair, because even after having saved an animal from certain death in a killing station or unimaginable suffering in horror shelters, there is simply no place to go.

Animal Shelters are over-flooding and local non profit organizations or activists can not shoulder the financial implications of giving food, shelter and basic medical care to thousands of dogs in despair. Dog Town is a chance to change this scenario. With your help and the donations of animal rights supporters from around the world, we can provide a perspective for animals in need.

Dog Town will be a rescue center and a temporary home to dogs rescued from killing stations and unbearable suffering. We will provide food, shelter and medical care until they can be placed in a new permanent home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wsSHKqOurs

Why would you support this project?

Dog Town is an impressive and inspiring project that is the only one of its kind in Europe. On 3.8 acres of land in the vicinity of Bucharest, it hosts 6 kennels for up to 300 dogs each, provides free running areas and is equipped with a fully operational animal hospital. There is space for up to 3000 animals. The staff live on the grounds in six proprietary flats. Overall it is a safe heaven for dogs that would otherwise face death in a killing station. This safe heaven is in imminent danger.

Without funding, the owner of the complex will start to deconstruct the facilities and with them the hopes of all those who have given their heart and soul to rescuing dogs from death and despair in Romania. We cannot let this happen.

We have the structures in place to safe Dog Town, we have the trustworthy partners to run it, but we need financial support to make it happen – your support.

 

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

Upon reaching the funding threshold, we can secure the project via contract by depositing the money for a three months’ rent. We have the guarantee, that some monthly rents can be paid, plus some extra charges. We can start with some premises, where small improvements are needed. We can also recruit staff. We have the chance, that some employees, who have formerly been working in Dog Town, may be hired again. We can start negotiations with a first vet. Small renovation work on the entire site can be made. The rental prices for organizations and associations can be calculated. A first selection of tenants for the six halls can be started and after contracts have been signed, they can move in.

Upon reaching the funding objective, the vet’s facilities and equipment can be optimized. The entire infrastructure can also be improved. We can provide 6 apartments, recruit additional staff and possibly further veterinarians. Maybe we can also improve electricity by using solar panels. It will then be possible to have an outdoor area for the animals. If the halls have not yet been occupied completely, this will be changed as quickly as possible.

Upon reaching the funding goal, we acquire the rights for the purchase of Dog Town. It would be utmost advantageous, if we might buy the premises within two years’ time, because during this period 50% of the paid rent will be credited.

Dog Town is a joint project. In the future it shall be operated by several organizations and associations. After the lease agreement has been signed, sub- lease agreements may be concluded with organizations and associations. Part of the operating costs will be covered by the rental fees. Another part may be covered by the leasing cost for the installation of solar panels. This topic is currently discussed. The area and the roofs offer enormous potential and are very much asked for. We will continue to contact potential sponsors and supporters and will also keep in touch with large animal welfare organisations.

Should we be able to reach the amount we are aiming for or even top the target, these additional earnings would not only help to implement further actions on development but to come closer to the goal to secure and buy Dog Town.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wsSHKqOurs

Who are the people behind the project?

STARROMANIA (Swiss veterinarians for Romania), who have a long track record of successful animal rights projects in Romania and animal rights legend Claudiu Dumitriu back the project. With all their experience, they are well aware, that Dog Town is the only chance to safe hundreds of dogs who would otherwise face death in a killing station.

Dr. Josef Zihlmann – For the last 25 years, I have backed aid projects across Romania as a veterinarian. We have supported schools, hospitals. physicians, veterinarians, farmers, agricultural collectives. small businesses and formation centers for young farmers.

As president of STARROMANIA I have endorsed projects for stray dogs across Romania. A focus of our work has been the region of Transylvania and the town of Gheorgheni. As honorary ambassador for animal welfare og Gheorgheni, my wife Sylvia and me will continue to support projects across Romania.

Silvia Zihlmann I have inherited my love for animals from my parents and grandparents. Animals have always been an integral part of my life and I can not imagine our family without a dog as a beloved member.

Together with my husband, I travelled to Romania and under the impression of the horrible situation founded STARROMANIA. Ever since then we have actively and continously worked to improve the conditions for stray dogs in Romania. My ongoing visits to Romania have strenghtened my conviction, that those dogs need our support. Today more than ever. That´s why we continue to fight for them with all means necessary.

Claudiu Dumitriu – Animal rights activist, chairman of the association “Alliance against abuses”, partner of STAR ROMANIA in Romania and initiator of DOG TOWN -The man on the spot

I am constantly fighting against the recalcitrant, corrupt and unpredictable veterinary authorities in Romania – against the suffering of Romanian stray dogs, i risking death by fighting against the dog mafia. I quit my job as an engineer in order to stand up solely for the rights of animals. I  give my road dogs a voice in Brussels and conduct countless lawsuits against the injustice, that thousands of stray dogs have to bear.

I name and shame this incredible arbitrariness and cruelty to animals at various demonstrations, in forums, conferences and vet meetings.

As co-author of the document about the Romanian stray dogs, I inform people about the background of the mass killings. I am also responsible for the petition, which is addressed to FVE (Federation of Veterinarians of Europe) and demands the exclusion of all FVE-representatives of Romania.

I won’t stop fighting until the day when I will be sure, that my work has achieved sustained success.

Tierhilfe Grenzenlos Deutschland e. V.  – In 2013, due to the new legislation concerning “Streunermanagement”, we became alert to Romania and founded our association to help and support romanian animal-rights activist early 2014.  We became attentive to Romania through their new law concerning “dog caster management” in 2013 and then founded our association to help and support romanian animal-rights activists early 2014.

Through the preparatory work we have met Silvia and Josef Zihlmann who very much helped us with the negotiations in Bacau. A deep friendship raised out of this encounter and it goes without saying that we also dedicate our campaign for the projects of Starromania.

Today we are able to help our friends in Romania and others associations with the supply of food through a variety of romanian food manufacturer.

The registered association Tierhilfe Grenzenlos Deutschland e. V. (a non-profit organization) supports our work by kindly providing their registered association account to our Project Dog Town in order to issue in Germany valid donation receipts.

You can also make your donation by directly transferring money to the Starromania account. We will then take care of the transaction with Startnext. Important: please make sure you include your email address and Startnext in the transfer form, this enables us to keep track and ensure that your chosen perk will come your way in the future.

STARROMANIA – Account for donations:

Post – CHF 
IBAN CH18 0900 0000 6160 3033 2 BIC POFICHBEXXX or, instead of: Post – EURO IBAN CH38 0900 0000 9183 5016 3 BIC POFICHBEXXX

Jasmin Ellger – For more than 15 years I stand up for the protection and the rights of animals and support people and animals in need.

Animals are part of my life. Since childhood I have accompanied my father to his veterinarian practice and to the farm animals. For the benefit of all beings I renounce the consumption of animal products.

I quit the job as an independent architect to concentrate fully on the fight for animal welfare.

With the crowdfunding campaign I want to contribute to the realization of the Dog Town project and support the great initiators of that campaign in their struggle for these tortured and helpless creatures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wsSHKqOurs

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Romania: Carmen’s Report Of Her Meetings At The EU Regarding Romanian Dogs.

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English and Deutsch message

Sorry to be so late with this update, but we had technical problems with editing for YouTube my presentation in Strasbourg. I wanted it to play precisely and had to wait for an IT collaborator who could finalize the work according to our requirements.

Entschuldigt bitte, dass diese Zusammenfassung so spät kommt, aber wir hatten technische Probleme mit der Bearbeitung fur YouTube meines Vortrags in Strasbourg. Ich wollte eine genaue Übertragung, und wir mussten auf einen IT-Mitarbeiter warten, der das Projekt unseren Anforderungen gemäß fertig machen konnte.

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ENGLISH VERSION

Dear all,

As I had told you in my previous email, on October 8th a session dedicated to the stray dogs of Romania was held at the European Parliament, in the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, in Strasbourg. It was the first time that they accepted that the topic of Romanian stray dogs could officially be approached in the European Parliament.

October 7th – Roundtable Meeting

On October 7th, the day before the event, a meeting in the European Parliament was organized, with the purpose of presenting a preliminary report, attended by the President of the Intergroup, MEPs and the renowned EU journalist Peter von Kohl.

I presented the situation found in the streets and in the public dog shelters and I outlined why the authorities would be interested in maintaining the current situation. I revealed a new problem: the negative effects of the new legislative provisions on public health, legislation which stipulates the administration of the rabies vaccine may be done only after microchipping. According to the answer from the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) at the request of the National Federation for Animal Protection (FNPA), in rural areas the rabies vaccination was administered only to 1,03 million dogs, which means to about 23% of dogs with owners.

According to the new law, only michrochipped dogs can be vaccinated against rabies, but most of the owners don’t have the financial resources to support michrochipping which generated a major problem: millions of dogs with owners in Romania are currently not vaccinated against rabies! The motivation of those who insisted on such an aberrant provision (without simultaneously planning to subsidize this action) is not only hugely dangerous for the society, in terms of the potential for rabies outbreak, but also causes massive abandonment of dogs by their owners, in order to avoid the fine requested for the failure to identify (and sterilize) the dogs. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to require immediately that the microchipping of dogs with owners will be subsidized!

October 8th – Stray Dogs Situation in Romania

On October 8th, I presented the report “Current Dog Management Practices in Romania. Towards a Sustainable and Human Solution?” to the Animal Welfare Intergroup of the European Parliament, which included:

The cruel reality of public shelters – compared to the exorbitant budgets “spent” by the city halls for managing stray dogs;

The negative effects of a deficient law for stray dog management, which actually caters to many financial interests by permanently maintaining a high number of dogs in the street, resulting in:

–          the massive abandonment of dogs which happens because people can’t pay the fine (up to 2500 euros) for violation of the provisions concerning the obligatory identification and sterilization;

–          a serious disturbance of public health, physical health (risk of rabies incidences), and psychological health (the abuse of animals led and is still leading to serious mental disorders)

Showing the inefficiency / ignorance / complicity / corruption of the authorities assigned to monitor the compliance with the rules concerning the animal protection and medical veterinarian deontology who in fact, with their actions, contribute to the continued abuse of animals.

Presenting the European Commission’s legal powers to intervene in the issue of stray animals;

Requests to the European Parliament and the European Commission, concerning:

–          Enforcing respect of the European Convention for the protection of pets, ratified by Romania in 2004, which requests that stray dogs can only be killed according to the national program of disease control;

–          Financial Control of some city halls in Romania conducted by the European Parliament, to see to what extent European funds are fraudulently misappropriated in the area of dog management when they are being killed;

–          Pressure on the Romanian authorities to implement a proper, compassionate and effective management;

–          Financing or co-financing sterilization and micro-chipping, at least of dogs with owners in rural areas and of disadvantaged people;

–          European legislation for the management of stray animals, which considers social ​​interest and ethical values;

You can see the PRESENTATION “Current Dog Management Practices in Romania. Towards a Sustainable and Human Solution?(website version, duration: 8 minutes) at this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmUfTI5J4tw

To approach the situation of stray dogs from another angle seems to be the right way in order to encourage the European officials to intervene, because, in accordance with article 168 TFEU, the EU has an obligation towards the public health of its citizens.

The President of the Intergroup for Animal Welfare, the MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, said at the end of the event: “There is a chance to open a different kind of discussion, because I found that there is not only a matter of animal protection, but a problem of public health, and we will intervene, from this point of view, because the public health is a matter of the European Union. “

Broadcast of EU Reporter Peter von Kohl After the event the EU reporter Peter von Kohl invited me to participate in the broadcast: “Romania: Animal Welfare Round Table”, a broadcast attended also by the other two speakers of the event, Marlene Wartenberg and Ruud Tombrock.

The BROADCAST, totaling 20 minutes, may be viewed at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCi60m33qzg

(the translation into German of the broadcast can be found at:

http://mapofhope.de/2015/10/14/kriminelle-dringen-in-ihr-zuhause-ein-und-toten-ihr-haustier-vor-ihren-augen/

Upcoming Actions

Together with the President of the Intergroup for Animal Welfare, MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, who visited Romania twice in connection with his efforts to change the harsh reality of this country, we have developed an action plan for the upcoming period with this goal: the intervention of the EU institutions concerning the Romanian authorities and the implementation of European legislation in the matter of dog management.

This event helped to make the MEPs present be aware of the cruel reality in Romania, of the necessity of intervention of both the Romanian authorities and the European Commission authorities, and represents an important step on our way to an effective and humane approach to the management of stray animals.

Best regards,

Carmen ARSENE

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Broadcast of EU-Reporter Peter von Kohl

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Stray Dogs Situation in Romania MEETING – 8 October 2015

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With MEP Janusz Wojciechowski,

Carmen (left); President of Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals (middle) and Dr. Karolina Tomaszewska (on right)

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GERMAN VERSION

Ihr Lieben,

Wie ich euch schon in einer früheren Email mitgeteilt hatte, fand am 8. Oktober  eine  Sitzung  im Europäischen Parlament in Strasbourg statt, in der Intergroup of Animal Welfare, die den Streunerhunden Rumäniens gewidmet war. Es war das erste Mal, dass das Thema der rumänischen Streunerhunde  offiziell im europäischen Parlament behandelt werden konnte.

  1. Oktober – Runder Tisch

Am 7. Oktober, dem Tag vor der Veranstaltung, wurde ein Treffen im  Europäischen Parlament einberufen mit dem Zweck, einen vorbereitenden Report zu präsentieren. Anwesend waren der Präsident der  Intergroup, Mitglieder des europäischen Parlaments, und der renommierte Journalist Peter von Kohl.

Ich legte die Lage dar, die in den Straßen und in den öffentlichen Tierheimen zu finden ist, und ich gab einen Überblick, warum die Behörden daran interessiert sind, den gegenwärtigen Zustand zu bewahren. Ich deckte ein neues Problem auf: die negative Auswirkung, die neue gesetzliche  Regelungen auf die öffentliche Gesundheit haben, eine Gesetzgebung, die verlangt, dass Tollwutimpfung nur nach Einsetzung des Microchips verabreicht werden darf.  Die National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority (ANSVSA) beantwortete eine Anfrage von der National Federation for Animal Protection (FNPA) mit der Aussage, dass in ländlichen Gegenden nur  1,03 Millionen Hunde Tollwutimpfung erhielten, das heißt, nur 23% von Hunden mit Eigentümern.

Dem neuen Gesetz zu folge dürfen nur Hunde mit Microchips gegen Tollwut geimpft werden, aber die meißten Eigentümer habern die finanziellen Mittel für Microchipping  nicht, was ein Riesenproblem hervorrief: Millionen von Hunden mit Eigentümern in Rumänien sind zur Zeit nicht gegen Tollwut geimpft!  Diejenigen, die auf so einer  abnormalen Provision bestanden (ohne gleichzeitig diese Aktion zu subventionieren), verursachen nicht nur eine große Gefahr für die Gesellschaft, nämlich die Möglichkeit eines Tollwut-Ausbruchs, sondern auch die massive Aufgabe von Hunden, denn die Eigentümer wollen die hohen Strafen vermeiden, die verhängt werden, wenn Hunde keinen Microchip haben (und nicht sterilisiert) wurden. Es ist deswegen unbedingt notwendig, zu verlangen, dass Microchipping subventioniert wird!

  1. Oktober – die Situation der Streunerhunde in Rumänien

Am 8. Oktober gab ich meine Präsentation ”Der derzeitige Zustand der Hunde-Verwaltung in Rumänien. Führt er zu  einer nachhaltigen und mehr humanen Lösung?” in der Intergroup of Animal Welfare, mit den folgenden Stichpunkten:

Die grausame Realitat in den öffentlichen Tierheimen – im Vergleich zu  den gigantischen “Ausgaben”, die die Rathäuser für das Management der Straßenhunde angeben;

Die negativen Auswirkungen einer mangelhaften Gesetzgebung für die Verwaltung der Streunerhunde. Diese Gesetzgebung spielt in die Hände von Interessengruppen, die sich finanziell bereichern, indem sie andauernd eine große Anzahl von Streunerhunden fördern, was Folgendes nach sich zieht:

–          die massive Aufgabe von Hunden, weil Leute die Strafe (bis zu 2500 Euro) nicht zahlen können, die verhängt wird,  wenn die obligatorische Identifizierung und Sterilisierung nicht ausgeführt werden;

–          die ernstliche Gefährdung der öffentlichen Gesundheit, der leiblichen Gesundheit (Risiko von Tollwut-Ausbruch) und der psychologischen Gesundheit (Tierquälerei führt ständig zu schwerwiegenden seelischen Krankheiten).

Aufdeckung der Inkompetenz / Ignoranz / Mitschuld / Korruption der Behörden, die beauftragt sind, die Einhaltung der Tierschutzgesetze und der veterinär-medizinischen  Pflichtethik zu überwachen, die in Wirklichkeit mit ihren Handlungen zu der ständigen Tierquälerei beitragen.

Präsentation der legalen Kraft der Europäischen Kommission, in Sachen der Streunerhunde eingreifen zu können;

Ersuche an das Europäische Parlament und die Europäische Kommision wegen Folgendem:

–          Respektierung der Europäischen Konvention für Tierschutz, die in 2004  von Rumänien unterschrieben wurde, und die verlangt, dass Hunde nur im Einvernehmen mit dem nationalen Programm für Krankheits-Kontrolle getötet werden dürfen;

–          Finanzielle Kontrolle einiger Rathäuser in Rumänien, unternommen vom Europäischen Parlament, um festzustellen, in wie weit europäische Geldmittel im Bereich der Hunde-Verwaltung  auf betrügerische Weise veruntreut werden, wenn die Hunde getötet werden;

–          Druck auf die rumänischen Behörden, um eine angemessene,  mitfühlende, und effektive Verwaltung auszuüben;

–          Finanzierung oder Mit-Finanzierung von Sterilisation und Microchipping, zum Mindesten bei Hunden mit Eigentümern, die auf dem Land wohnen oder die benachteiligt sind;

–          Europäische Gesetzgebung für die Verwaltung von Streunerhunden, die soziales Interesse und ethische Werte in Betracht ziehen.

Ihr könnt die PRÄSENTATION Der derzeitige Zustand der Hunde-Verwaltung in Rumänien. Führt er zu  einer nachhaltigen und mehr humanen Lösung?”(version website, 8 minuten) hier sehen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmUfTI5J4tw

Es sieht so aus, als ob es der richtige Weg sei, die Situation der Streunerhunde von einem anderen Gesichtspunkt aus anzugehen, um die europäischen Behörden einzuschliessen, denn, im Einvernehmen mit Artikel 168 TFEU, ist die EU für die Gesundheit ihrer Staatsbürger verantwortlich.

Der Präsident der Intergroup for Animal Welfare, der MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, sagte am Ende der Veranstaltung: “Wir sehen die Möglichkeit, eine andere Art von Diskussion zu eröffnen, denn ich stellte fest, dass es nicht nur um Tierschutz geht, sondern auch um öffentliche Gesundheit, und von diesem Standpunkt aus können wir eingreifen, denn öffentliche Gesundheit ist ein Anliegen der Europäischen Union”.

Übertragung des EU Reporters Peter von Kohl

Nach der Veranstaltung lud mich der EU Reporter Peter von Kohl ein, bei einer Übertragung teilzunehmen: “Rumänien: Tierschutz Runder Tisch”, eine Übertragung, bei der auch die beiden anderen Sprecher der Veranstaltung mitmachten, Marlene Wartenberg und Ruud Tombrock.

Die ÜBERTRAGUNG, die 20 Minuten dauert, kann hier gesehen werden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCi60m33qzg

Die deutsche Übersetzung der Übertragung findet ihr hier:

http://mapofhope.de/2015/10/14/kriminelle-dringen-in-ihr-zuhause-ein-und-toten-ihr-haustier-vor-ihren-augen/

Aktionsplan für die Zukunft

Zusammen mit dem Präsidenten der Intergroup for Animal Welfare, MEP Janusz Wojciechowski, der Rumänien im Zusammenhang mit seinen Bemühungen, die harte Realität dieses Landes zu ändern, zweimal besucht hatte, haben wir einen Aktionsplan für die nahe Zukunft entworfen, der folgendes Ziel hat: die Intervention von EU-Institutionen, was rumänische Behörden anbelangt, und die Realisierung von europäischer Gesetzgebung im Bereich der Hundeverwaltung.

Diese Veranstaltung half mit, um die anwesenden MEPs auf die grausame Realität in Rumänien und auf die Notwendikeit einer Intervention der rumänischen Behörden und der Behörden der Europäischen Kommission aufmerksam zu machen,  und sie bedeutet einen wichtigen Schritt auf unserem Weg zu einem effektiven und humanen Zugang zur Verwaltung der Streunerhunde.

Alles gute,

Carmen ARSENE

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