Romania is a republic in Europe.
The population density of approx. 21 million is to be valued in the EU comparison as subnormal.
Nevertheless, concerning the single land parts the population spreads relatively irregularly. Conurbations are the capital and the surrounding regions. Romania is a member of NATO (29.3.2004) and the EU since 1.1.2007.
The country is divided into level countries, the highland and the mountains.
The population is mostly poor; an average citizen earns approx. 500 Euros in month.
In Romania live also several edge groups, the biggest ones are Hungarians and Roma.
But one must mention that Roma stand the most badly from all. They have settled no certain area of Romania; one meets them everywhere in the country. They are nowhere respected.
The mentality of the Romanians
Romania is poor, there is a class society and many people do not have enough to become full.
It lacks everywhere. Warm clothes in winter, a roof which holds the rain and the everyday things.
Who thinks there of a dog, a cat, a horse? Own grief is often big, there just remains only little space for animal welfare thoughts.
The educational level is very low in most cases.
Not every child can go to school yet.
Money governs the world! Also in Romania.
In the villages and apart situated regions, the animals are service providers for the humans. Without dignity, without escaping chance.
There are sure, like everywhere in the world, not all people like this.
However, how can a majority of independently thinking, feeling persons look away based on such pictures and actions, which happen daily!!! several times!!! in the whole country.
This country needs education and assistance for the coming generations, now!
The EU affiliation should be taken seriously.
Actions should follow the words, so that a change in thinking can develop.
Animal welfare in Romania
There is a valid animal welfare act in Romania.
Important things shortly:
Romania ratified on the 06.08.2004 the European arrangement for the protection of home animals which came into force on the 01.03.2005.
The Romanian animal welfare act No. 205 dated from the 26.05.2004 adjusted among other things the necessary measures for the security of the living conditions and well-being of the animals with, or without holders.
It is prohibited to the holders to abuse the animals, as for example hit, torment or other actions of that kind.
On 17.12.2007 No. 205 was voted about an immediate improvement of the animal welfare act and was adopted by the Romanian representative's chamber. In this law No. 9/2008 it is forbidden to euthanize, dogs, cats and other animals, except if they are incurably ill.
Another law, the law No. 227 which refers on the castration and return of the dogs in her former territory (tramp's law) had been already accepted by the plenary sitting of the senate.
The ANSVSA as an authority for veterinarian business and national authority for food security is responsible for the supervision and conversion of these laws.
Therefore, it stands unequivocal that it is not allowed to kill healthy dogs, but that the tramp dogs should be castrated, receive a marking (brand in the ear) and then await an uncertain future.
But nowhere it is regulated what should happen after the castration with the dogs.
A population should be gained under control thus within 10 years.
And somewhat stands in it of euthanasia. Put to sleep. Painless and fast. With the syringe. Only incurably ill animals.
Unfortunately, this law is only on paper.
The actual animal welfare looks different. Dazed dogs are taken away in loops and, already defenceless, put out to other tortures and pains.
Not even dogs with ear markings were spared.
They also kill them in spite of that an animal welfare act forbids this.
To euthanize would be too expensive.
Animals also die without the drug which is squirted to them. It needs only a little more time.
However, if one can wait for the time.
To claim that animals have no lobby in this country, is still understated! The animal welfare act offers no protection, presumably serves all other, but not the animals.
Catched, locked up and killed, the destiny of the street dogs
Homicides and destruction campaigns happen often at night by municipal employees, or by private contractors of the local authority districts.
However, often in so-called shelters (animal homes they are none!) to which the admission of the public is forbidden.
Till 2008 hundred thousands of dogs were killed in completely Romania for a price of 10 millions €, in spite of existing laws!
Most dogs were hunted, tormented, beaten to death, stabbed, strangled, pulled bleeding through the streets and were treated like garbage.
The catch methods are cruel.
Those which survive the death hunt suffer a common destiny: a pathetic and wretched prison (shelter) without water, without food, waiting for death.
They are soon exhausted because of fear, hunger and thirst. Puppies sit packed together with adult dogs, sick ones together with healthy, in urine and excrements.
Without protective huts, although these are financed publicly.
After seven days they are killed.
Of course by the cheapest method. Although these homicide procedures are unlawful, the dogs meet the death by hunger, poison, strangulation.
Some dogs are burnt alive or are thrown in deep pits from which there is no escape.
Another crude method is the injection with magnesium sulphate.
Although the access to the shelters is permitted to the public legally, this is refused as a rule.
Most public financed shelters became unlawful death camps with unskilled, badly qualified, underpaid and crude staff.
The available money is not used for the dogs.
Here the dogs are the weakest limb completely at the end of the chain, and all over the country countless dogs pay this with their lifes every
Chanceless massacred in a several minutes lasting death struggle.
In April, 2009 dogs were hunted systematically in different municipalities not far from Brasov by the animal order service Brasov, were dazed, thrown on transporter and brought more dead than alive in the homicide station of Brasov. There the animals were killed after 14 days.
April 2009: dog massacres in Onesti, dogs buries at the weekly market!
September, 2008: Penal application against dogcatchers opposed, because the fact that the dog was poisoned can't be proved.