There is an urgent need for creating a special division of the police to stop the torture of innocent animals. Lack of education makes people act worse than any other animal.
Most of animal shelters in Romania are useless and have no transparency at all. I am personally looking for a place to volunteer for years, but the only thing that shelters and animal protection agencies accept is your money.
I will post some links from a tv channel's news site that need no comment. I thought to start a petition on this site because our politicians are not entirely convinced that the Animal Police is an urgent need and also say that there is no money from the state budget that could support this kind of an expense.
There are recently adopted laws that serve the protection of animals, but our police doesn't know what to do and mostly don't care. This is why we need a special division that has the only task of punishing people that abuse innocent animals.
I personally hope that this petition will attract national interest and that this will help get things moving. Every time we turn away trying not to see what is happening an innocent animal is beaten to death. Dogs with broken legs, poisoned cats, horses beaten with shovels and abandoned to die after they can't work anymore.
This must stop. We are European members now, not cavemen. Please help us save the animals of Romania.
The links to the videos are:http://stirileprotv.ro/stiri/eveniment/stop-torturarii-animalelor.html#videohttp://stirileprotv.ro/exclusiv/stirile-tale/imagini-socante-dintr-un-adapost-de-caini.htmlhttp://stirileprotv.ro/exclusiv/stirile-tale/uita-te-in-ochii-lor-si-spune-ca-nu-ti-pasa.html
We the undersigned,
Want to bring to your attention these daily situations, made public by the media from this country. There is no way to stop animal cruelty without a special institution.
The state animal shelters are places of cruelty where underweight animals die of hunger, being eaten by the others. We've turned around and walked away pretending not to see what is happening for too long.
Now we are members of the European Community, but still act like animals.
A public effort is needed to get things moving. This petition is an attempt to get our politicians and police officers motivated to rethink these laws and do something to protect all the animals that are killed each day by cruel individuals.
Thank you for taking the time to read this petition.