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Dear officials.

We just found out with stupor, about the decision of local authorities in the Galati county,  to start the round up and the SLAUGHTER of the wild horses who live in the renowned natural Park The Letea Forest, th the Danube Della.

We are appalled by these kind of decisions, to slaughter animals, taken recently by Romanian authorities…it is beyond our understanding WHY   other, more civilized and humane measures are never taken in consideration by Romanian Authorities when it come the over population of animals, of any kind.

It is very obvious that Romanian authorities are prone to KILL animals, rather than develop and implement programs which will help solve these situations in a civilized and humane manner as expected from a country in the EU in the 21st century.

We are aware of the treasure these animals represent , as described in the videos linked bellow: We kindly ask the Romanian Authorities to immediately reverse their decision and to consult with International Animal welfare organizations, Romanian Animal Protection Organizations, specialists , and to find another solution to let these animals live in peace in their natural habitat. We are determined to expose the way Romanian treats animals, all over the world, and we are also determined to boycott Romania, because such barbaric treatment of animals is unacceptable in the civilized world.

In the last couple of months, Romania took front stage , around the world, with the HORRIBLE treatment of stray dogs…who Romania continues to slaughter…now, Romania decided to also KILL all WILD HORSES…

Please, dear Romanian officials, look at these videos…and think again…all you do lately is to DESTROY…

Please read the information given by Mr. Stefan  Raileanu about the wild horses from the Danuve Delta :”Caii semisalbatici sunt prezenti in �ntregul areal al Deltei, iar in ultimii ani au devenit o problema destul de mare si un subiect de controversa, din cauza inmultirii lor. In Letea, caii sunt o problema pentru padure, zona protejata de stat, intrucat rod scoartele copacilor, ceea ce duce apoi la uscarea lor. Unele estimari indica in jur de 2500 de cai in areal. Altele – in jur de 1000. Din cauza ca au crescut un timp indelungat fara supravegherea omului, acesti cai au dezvoltat unele obiceiuri caracteristice unor animale semi-salbatice. Este greu sa te apropii de ei, caci se tem de o oameni si te simt imediat ce ai �ncalcat o distanta de siguranta. Fiecare grup este condus de o pereche ce are grija de restul turmei, iar cea mai mare autoritate o are armasarul, care este si cel ce da semnalul de retragere, cu un scurt nechezat sau cateva lovituri cu copita in pamant. Uneori, cand simte ca turma e amenintata, armasarul fuge intr-o directie, pentru a-i ademeni pe atacatori, iar iapa conduce restul turmei in alta directie, mai sigura. Caii din Letea s-au adaptat conditiilor dificile de hrana, iernilor grele si verilor toride. Pe timp de iarna, parul de pe corp le creste de 3 ori mai repede decat al cailor obisnuiti. In plus, au dezvoltat abilitatea de a metaboliza mai bine celuloza, iar asta le permite sa reziste chiar daca au de mancare doar scaieti si uscaturi. Alti cai ar avea dificultati in a supravietui in aceste parti. “Caii din Delta sunt singurele exemplare care mai dau rusticitatea speciei. Astazi, caii de sport pierd rezistenta la boli, la frig si capacitate de efort in conditii suprasolicitante. Vor veni vremuri cand acesti cai vor reprezenta o comoara zootehnica, o baza genetica importanta ce va repara tot ce pierd rasele specializate. Vor fi din ce in ce mai putine locuri in care se vor gasi comori zootehnice ca acestea. Aceste cabaline sunt o minune si nu trebuie sa fie privite ca niste daunatori”, spune Stefan Raileanu de la Institutul National de Cercetare si Dezvoltare Delta Dunarii.

It is beyond our understanding how the decision to KILL these animals has been taken…

Please, take note about this broadcast on international television about these wonderful animals you intend to KILL..

We thank you for the time accorded to read this petition and we still hope that the Romanian authorities will bring back their own country in the 21st century, in the civilized world.

Please also take note of this petition

The time has come for the Romanian Government to honour the membership of Romania in the EU, and to solve all problems regarding animals overpopulation, based on the principles stipulated in the International Conventions and Treaties Romanian has signed and ratified.

Thank you very much for your attention.

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