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Give the Romanian Stray Dogs a Chance to Live ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, dogs, environment, protection, suffering, killing )

- 1561 days ago -
Appeal to the mayors of Romanian cities to support the adoption of stray dogs! Unfortunately the Romanian Constitutional Court approved the law that allows the mass killing of stray dogs and President Basescu signed it! Now it´s up to the mayors

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. (0)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:08 pm
A heart breaker...

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:11 pm
Signed > Many thanks for your commitment.
& Thank you Cher

Cher C (1429)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:14 pm

Killing of stray dogs season in Romania has officially started!!!!


FOUR PAWS joins protest and takes legal steps for Romanian Government to stop the killing.

At the Court of Appeal in Bucharest, FOUR PAWS has submitted legal steps for the Romanian Government to freeze the killing of stray dogs. Over 1,000 supporters joined the protest in Bucharest, unfolding a banner calling on the Government to “Give dogs a chance to live”

We already warned the authorities that killing the stray dogs is not a genuine solution to empty the streets of strays. We will take all necessary steps to convince the Government to stop this law and replace it with one that will bring a sustainable solution for the situation in the country and welfare for people and for dogs, without resorting to killing. Taking it to the Court of Appeal is the first step now the killing season is open.

The killing law is unacceptable and impracticable

The killing law came into force last October following a tragic incident in which a little boy was fatally injured by stray dogs a month earlier. The methodology to be applied to the killing came to light at Christmas time and the killing started soon after. It has aspects that contradict several laws and make it unacceptable. For example, the local authorities may now delegate the management of the stray dogs to any private company.

On the enforcement level the law is impracticable under several aspects. One example is the indistinct authority given to administrative units, which may step in to collect and kill dogs from each other’s territories. Public access to monitor shelters is severely restricted and there are few opportunities for adoptions. Furthermore, dog owners must notify the local authorities when they leave their residence for longer than 2 weeks – a requirement which is neither adequate nor practicable.

The killing law discourages adoptions and encourages fraud

We found legal weaknesses in the methodology of the law and we attacked it. It treats dog owners as prisoners. It discourages adoptions. It encourages fraud and illicit killing business while local authorities will clash, stepping on each other’s toes. The court may suspend the killing law at the first judicial hearing, to be scheduled soon.

FOUR PAWS has already reported over 70 abuse cases to authorities in the past few months (shooting, poisoning and other barbarian methods). So far, the police were not able to bring the criminals to justice. The picture of a killing law includes additional abuse and deadly torture by free criminals under the eyes of an impotent police.

FOUR PAWS calls on the Romanian Government to freeze the current killing law and to issue an Emergency Governmental Ordinance that will cancel killing and manage the stray dog population in a humane and sustainable manner.


Animae C (514)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:18 pm
# 99,192

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:45 pm
Signed-thx Cher

Ruth Ann W (198)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:57 pm
S&N. This is how Keith Richards ends up with so many pups. He sees a dog in the street and takes it home with him, Wish we all could do that.

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 4:11 pm

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 4:20 pm
Signed and Noted with thanks Cher.

Ellen G (325)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 6:04 pm
2 sigs

Ellen G (325)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 6:04 pm
2 sigs

Monika S (19)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 6:13 pm
Protests signed so far: 99206
signed & noted
thank you

Cyrille D (140)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 6:18 pm
Noted & Signed ! Thanks, Cher !

Theresa Robinson (79)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 7:09 pm

Rhonda W (376)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 7:16 pm
signed and noted

Al C (7)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 7:19 pm
Thank you.

Elisa F (235)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 7:21 pm
N&S. Thanks, Cher.

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 7:26 pm
noted, signed

Mary T (358)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 7:32 pm
Thank you Cher - signed, noted & shared
flagged the spammer

Anette S (22)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 7:45 pm

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 9:37 pm
Noted and signed. TY Cher

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 11:36 pm
Noted and signed, the majority of this barbaric filthy nation should be shipped off into the ocean on boats filled with explosives.

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 12:09 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cher.

Thursday March 13, 2014, 12:11 am
N & S. Thanks Cher

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 12:48 am
noted and signed

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 2:06 am
Noted and signed.

Sylvie A (193)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 3:33 am
Notée, signée. Merci.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 3:41 am
signed & noted

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 4:04 am

Ruth L (239)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 4:05 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Cher

P.S. Gravemaker (62)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 4:08 am
Great results: so far 99.244


PlsNoMessage se (588)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 4:17 am

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 5:03 am

Alexandra G (250)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 5:05 am
noted and signed, thanks

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 5:12 am
S+N I have never seen a dog that was not beautiful, I think that is because they are so beautiful inside.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 5:35 am
They just need a home like us

Carol B (409)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 5:41 am
Noted and signed

Ruth C (87)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 6:30 am

Joe R (190)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 6:54 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 7:04 am
So very very very signed!!!!!!!!!!!! This is totally and utterly unacceptable! There must be civilized solutions to every problem!!!
Thanks Cher

Sara P (54)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 7:52 am
Strongly signed even I don't think that this scrap of people will stop the massacre, I don't like them and I don't understand why they are in the EU, my country is not like this horrible one, we are not like them and we don't have nothing to do with them!!!! As usual, it's only political interests :(

Rachael Moore (55)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 9:21 am
Signed ~ Thank you Cher.

Shelli S (374)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 9:45 am
I feel as Sara does, becomes disheartening, they seem 2 be without compassion or heart.. S/N

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 11:42 am
message sent
Its time that this situation was being sorted out with shelters and proper spay and neuter programs This is not the stray animals fault that the situation has got this bad More responsibility should have been taken by the government and the people long ago before it got this bad People must be held responsible for their pets and if they cannot keep them then there should be proper shelters for them until they can be rehomed Animals cannot speak Its not their fault they were born but negligence on behalf of the peoples of Romania and a peaceful solution must be found for now and in the future otherwise there will be more stray animals
on the streets of Romania

signed & Noted

Holly S (36)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 11:59 am

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 12:14 pm

Van voorst coll C (325)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 2:19 pm
Signed, thank you for sharing!

Alison A (244)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 2:25 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 2:55 pm
This is unbelievable !!!
After so many demonstrations all over Europe last 8th. March !! Around 2.000 people only in Bucharest ( the capital of Romania ) !!
Thank you, Cher.

M B (62)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 2:59 pm
there are many poor people in Romania, how can they adopt a dog ? It's sad.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 3:55 pm
S&N, Thanks

Connie Palladini (102)
Thursday March 13, 2014, 10:21 pm

Friday March 14, 2014, 4:46 am
Thank you, Cher!

. (0)
Friday March 14, 2014, 8:07 am
𝖓+𝖘. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖗!

Ilona V (0)
Saturday March 15, 2014, 6:44 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed & noted.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 7:43 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

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