The Portrait of a Dog Catcher...Barbulescu Flavius from Brasov, Romania
Barbulescu Flavius Dumitru, the Dog Catcher in Chief in BRASOV, is fascinated by the “big numbers”.
To kill a “big number“ of dogs (not less than 30,000, of which over 8,000 only in 2008 and 2009, since the Euhtanasia is BANNED) and, as he stipulated at a Conference for The Protection of Animals in München (where he went on funds given by some associations) that he killed a big number (26,000 until 2008) which appalled everybody.
It looked for him that Germans do not understand the symbolism of the “big number”, that they feel like one dead animal is an act of cruelty but a “big number” ( 26,000 -3 0,000) dead animals are only a statistic.
Barbulescu Flavius Dumitru is an “ ideological “ dog catcher.
He is not content with torturingand killing dogs, he wants to convince the nation that the torture and the killing of dogs if not a simple Dog Catching act...it is a “science” a “doctrine” a “way"...
This is why he speaks (like a zoo-technician) about “heads” when he refers to dogs, and seals all declarations (as stupid as it might be) with the formula “based on the legislation in force”, and continuously propagates his inept statements in the local media, invoking “the state institutions“ he presents him self always in his uniform and hates the word “dog catcher“, which he wants to eliminate from the Romanian Language.
In fact, he doesn't even manage a “dog catching“ service, he manages the Public Service for the Management of Animals (SPGA – Brasov)
He does not have in his subordination any “dog catcher”....only “inspectors” whose brains he washed by demonstrating them “scientifically“ that dog catchers do not exist anymore, they disappeared like the dinosaurs, long time ago.
Barbulescu Flavius is an accomplished manager. “The Public Service“ which he manages islocated in a luminous centre, modern furniture, laminated flooring, a desk for the Director, a bright label with his name on the door, air conditioning, computers, a secretary with eye glasses (wife of an “ inspector”) an exotic plant and a jurist who uselessly wears the same uniform as the dog catchers.
As for the Dog shelter which he manages, a filthy den (scraped in a former pig farm, with humid area, darken, smelling like death, without any surgery room, without recovery room, without running water) he got “brilliant certificates“ and authorizations: ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Barbulescu Flavius likes the army, the police and the fire fighters and he likes to believe that dog catching is a kind of urban guerilla and he wants to be seen as the “generous commander“
He dresses up his dog catchers in military uniforms reminiscent of the “blackshirts” the “ brown shirts” or the “green shirts”, they get pins and they have guns with tranquilizers and vials with Ketamine (a risk drug); he says nothing when the “boys” drink during the working program, and he blesses them with lots of gasoline coupons.
From time to time he lets the “inspectors” play games on the secretary's computers and gives them some whisky and approves them to party with expired sausages received for free from the supermarkets (of course for the dogs).
Black SUV Mitsubishi L200
Barbulescu Flavius has built a beautiful villa for him self, drives an Black SUV Mitsubishi L200,(given to him by the Local City council) ti which he can attach or detach (based on how discrete he wants to be) some magnetic yellow plates (112 SGA) and until 2010 he managed to bring his entire family in the service he manages. His father (retired) was the “chief inspector”, his father-in-law “care taker" in the shelter and his brother ( or a short time, because he did not liked it) “inspector”.
Between 2001 and 2010, when they killed around 500 dogs per month, Barbulescu Flavius could rely on the “veterinarian specialized personnel“: The veterinarian SABAU CRISTIAN and the veterinary technician MOLDOVAN DORIN. Sabau Cristian is an “innocent character“ he is about 53 years old, of which 10 were spent studying at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, never castrated, never treated any animal, he “identified in the shelter a “miniature Saint-Bernard” and when asked why he never treated any dog he used to shout : “don't you understand that the City Hall has no money, sir, has nooooo money“. Basically Mr. Sabau was introduced in the “system” by ENACHE DORIN, the Director of the DSVSA (Direction of Sanitary-Veterynary Authority Brasov) to give Barbulescu Flaviusa PUPPET, to invent diagnostics and to sign the so-called “euthanasia papers “.
The veterinary technician MOLDOVAN DORIN, Barbulescu's most trusted buddy, his number one accomplice, has fun castrating piglets without anaesthesia (for his buddies who did not wan tto pay a veterinarian) he falsified many times the diagnostics, he himself shoved the syringe with T61 in the hearts of thousands of “heads” (also instead of the veterinarian) and of course, he also builds a two stories house, for himself as any dog catcher.
Before the “euthanasia” Barbulescu Flavius, gave those 30,000 “heads”/animals, the “chance” to die by them selves: he let them suffocate in the “coffins on wheels” of the SPGA ( where they struggled to breath through some wholes done with a borer let then starve to death for weeks, without water for days, no vaccines, no treatment after being exposed to the viruses in his filthy shelter, he let them bite one another and let the wounds get infected, let them give birth in the mud and eat their puppies. And because most of them stubbornly decided not to die, he gave the order to the “veterinary personnel” to kill them, and then if they still have some time left, and ink in their pens, to diagnose then in bulk, with his 4 favourite “incurable diseases” :
- mamita (instead of Mastitis),
- mange (demodicie ...here any skin condition)
- chronic enteritis
The “Professional veterinary personnel “ subordinated to Barbulescu Flavius, took praide with “remarkable performances”.
SABAU CRISTIAN said that he managed to euthanise 131–210 animals in 3-4 hours (number for which any other veterinarian would need at least 11-17 hours) and he also identified some animals with unique and unrepeatable ailments amongst those caught by the “inspectors”.
By example: he found some males suffering of MASTITIS (inflammation of the mammary glands) some puppies suffering of senility ...and some living corpses.
Fearing that these diseases could be transmitted rapidly to other animals, they rushed the dead animals to PROTAN to be incinerated.
At 39 years old, Barbulescu Flavius, speaks very proudly about his “career”. He looks very nostalgic and with envy in the same time at the photo of Simona Panaitescu (the goddess of the Romanian dog catching, with 140,000 dogs killed in her career) photo which is placed on his desk like the Icon of the Virgin Mary, he meditates upon the glorious times between 2002 and 2009 (when he massacred 500 dogs per month, sustains that SPGA Brasov is most efficien tservice in the country, that he caught and killed dogs from 5 counties (Brasov, Covasna, Harghita, Mures, Suceava, Alba) when he had contracts with tens of towns and when he became the only hope Scripcaru (Mayor of Brasov) had to a “bite” from the “budgetary excedent” (he brought 130,000 Lei/year, only 10% from what he spent, but still...)
To his close ones he unveils his plans for the future. He dreams of killing dogs for 25 more years,and also to expand his actions in 10 more counties and to retire after a massa euthanasia of at least 250 dogs.
Barbulescu Flavius can not sleep also because of his “legislator vocation”. HE IS THE AUTHOR of the original and countless modified versions, supplemented with the most inept amendments of the Regulation number 66/1999 “about the ownership of domestic animals and birds“ in Brasov (by far the most illegal and unconstitutional and inept By-Law from the city council in Brasov in the last 15 years.
But Barbulescu Flavius did not stop here.
He felt the inner impulse to go farther and he went in place where no other dog catcher ever dreamt to set foot. He got next to the Prefect of Bucharest Mihai Atanasoaei din Senator Iulian Urban.
Surrounded by these “mentors” Barbulescu Flavius has discovered the “call of the law” and in the vicinity with Urban he understood thet the Law for the Protection of Animals had to beabrogated, urgently, because it bans the euthanasia and because it transforms the cruelty against animals in infraction...Atanasoaie “inspired “ him to understand that the “Law for the management of strays needed to be “updated” (to neutralize the “curse” of the ban of the euthanasia) and “improved” by allowing the “hack” of dogs after 2-3 days if they could be deemed: aggressive, sick, unrecoverable, dangerous, unidentified, identified, left free, lost, stolen etc), and also to “kill” the adoption (in order to maintain as many animals as possible in shelters as “raw material “ for the profitable process of euthanasia/incineration) and to boost the powers to the troglodyte dog catching services giving them the right to FINE from 5,000= to 10,000 lei for all sort of abhorrent things, some of which with no connection to the law, what so ever.
Barbulescu Flavius detests the civil society, detests the associations for the protection of animal sabout which he says that they have NO right to control him not to monitor him, especially if they have no intention to feed the animals in his shelters, to treat them, to help him euthanise them and to accept inept protocols from which only he has something to gain.
BARBULESCU FLAVIUS has broke all the laws.
There is none to have escaped from being stumped upon. From the tens of laws and regulations which intersected his activities, until today he has committed at least one infraction every three days and at least three contraventions per day. In a short summary he has:
- killed between 7,700 to 10,000 dogs since their killing has become an offence;
- he killed in horrible pain thousands of animals (first years after 2002);
- he took animals by force from people's yard or from some institutions yards;
- he took, at the demand others the dogs from people's yards and institutions yards,
- he did not feed the animals, did not treat them did not vaccinate them against rabies;
- did not disinfect the shelter, he falsified the diagnostics for the so-called “euthanasia”;
- he abusively forbade the access to the public and the civil society inthe shelters;
- he killed dogs in their kennels (and not in the surgical room);
- he left to die in horrible pains animals who really did not have any chance of survival;
- he suffocated the dogs in his trailers;
- he tranquilized all dogs, small, large, aggressive, non aggressive, although only a veterinarian
has the right to do so;
- he used too small dosage during the euthanasia,
- he killed dogs without euthanasia;
- he refused to return dogs who have been claimed and refused to give them for adoption;
- he got and used high risk drugs without having the right to do so;
- he bought huge quantities of tranquilizers and lethal substances without medical prescription;
- he transported cadavers in cars without authorization for the transport of dead animals;
- he transported dogs for more than 160 km in cars which where authorized only for 65 km;
- he registered hundreds of dogs as adopted in the place where euthanasied dogs were
supposed to be registered;
- he refused the presence of animal protection associations to the actions of capture, shelter,
vaccination, euthanasia (Art 11 from the law regarding the management of strays);
- he broke the law regarding the arms and ammunition by using arms with tranquilizers without
- he broke thel aw regarding animals from areas declared with rabies infestation, by taking them to
the shelter in Stupini-Brasov;
- he made false declarations (in many penal cases) ...etc, etc, etc
Barbulescu Flavius has 8 legal complains filed against him and tens of other reports, at the DSVSA, ANSVSA and Police.
Yet, his superiors (he dwarfs from the garden of the mayor Scripcaru – who also are members of the municipal council) never gave any sign, at least for the eyes of the public, to even ask him what is going on at the SPGA.
Barbulescu Flavius is a media monster, which has the local media at his fingers tips. By example, if he wants to call a press conference to announce everybody that his “inspectors” will change the winter uniforms with the summer ones, there will be at least a dozen of “grasshoppers” from Rtt, Realitatea, TVS , Antena 1 Brasov or BB, ready to sip his words.
Every time the DVS decides to show us the “fox with rabies”(which is it said to have been kept in their freezers for ten years) and they want now to declare quarantine, in less than one hour, the space around him is full with microphones, camera, notebooks, and inept question.
In the last ten years since the dog catcher in chief has erupted in the local media, tens of journalists flock around him, groomed him and embalmed him like the mummy of Tutankhamon and in the same time have destroyed his enemies.
These are a few of his journalists followers, fans of Barbulescu Silviu:
Silvana Enache sau
Barbulescu Silviu believes with ardour in authorities and in their unshakable commitment to save him from all his foul tricks.
He has confidence in Commissioner MIRCEA POPA “boys” and in the Director Enache Dorin Valter's“ inspectors “ who know how to white-wash “responsibly” the traces of his frauds, and to let the proves disappear between fingers, like magicians and then they put on all files the wellknow NUP.
He hopes that the prosecutors and the judges will confirm the Not-Guilty stamps put on his files, based on the “benefit of the doubt “in dubio pro reo” as if it was visible from afar that this “doubt” is the constant refusal of the police to put him under a serious investigation.
And to dissipate all doubts that there is a doubt” which gives them advantage, Barbulescu Flavius and Moldovan Dorin, polish their boots, iron their uniforms and come in front of the judge, grave but dignified, like war veterans who after a life of sacrifices, came to be humiliated and insulted by some pranks.