Please take attitude regarding stray dogs crises in Bucharest, Romania. Present situation:
Today, 30th of January 2006, the local authorities (Bucharest Mayor and Chief of Animal Survey Administration) took the decision to start the campaign of the stray dogs killing. This fact is due to the tragical event, that happened on 29th of January 2006 in Bucharest, near the Government Residence. A Japanese business man died because of a wound made by a dog bite. So far there are no proofs and no witnesses to demonstrate that this tragical accident involved a stray dog. Until now the Police didn’t take into consideration to possibility that it might be a crime that used a fight dog as a killing weapon. The case is unfortunately closed, being easily for the authorities to blame a stray dog then to solve a possible murder. The political decision of the authorities jumped the conclusions, being taken too fast (in several hours), following a very aggressive media campaign that created panic and different violent reaction (dogs are poisoned, mutilated burned).
The stray dog population is something normal in citizens life being a very old reality since decades. The massive demolitions during the communist regime, from the 80's generated stray dogs population increase and except massive extermination, nobody in Romania took action to settle a sterilization program based on human and decent methods of caching, selection, tagging, neutering and releasing the stray dogs.
Please help us to:
- convince the local authorities to manage this problem in a human way, respecting international standards, laws and conventions that Romania signed to become part of European Union in 2007,
- stop the slaughter of the animals,
- make the authorities to understand the importance of respecting animal and human rights, according with international regulations,
- convince the authorities that the solution offered by local and international NGO’s in this issue is a solution based an scientific research, the only solution that can solve the problem.
We do believe that Romania cannot be integrated in European Union if we cannot deal with this problem in a fair way and we are rushing to start a real massacre instead of finding a decent solution.
Contact Zooterra Association at firstname.lastname@example.org