Thursday, February 13, 2014

Romania, Feb. 2014: Ensure the correct and full compliance of the public animal shelter activities with the legal norms in force!    Letter drafted by a Lawyer

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Subject: Romania, February 2014

Craiova ANSVSA , Complaints Dept reclamatii-dolj@ansvsa.roBucharest ANSVSA,
Complaints Dept
Ploiesti ANSVSA , Complaints Dept,
EU -Permanent Representative of Romania - Strasbourg
Address: 64, Allee de la Robertsau, 67.000 Strasbourg, France
Phone: +33 388 370160; +33 388 379221
Fax: +33 388 371670   E-mail: Website:;  Contact Mr Cristian URSE,
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Fax: +44 207 9378069
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Ambassador: Dl. Ion JINGA,
SWEDEN  Address: Ostermalmsgatan 36, Box 26043, 100 41 Stockholm
Phone: +0046-8-108 603; +0046-8-209 927; +0046-8-209 926;
Phone permanent: +0046-8-108 603
Consular Section: +0046-8-205 674
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Ambassador: Mrs. Răduţa Dana MATACHE,
GERMANY  Address: Dorotheenstr. 62-66, 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 21239202
Fax: +49 30 21239399
Web:  E-mail:  Phone: +49 30 21239555
E-mail:  Ambassador: Mr Lazăr COMĂNESCU,
FRANCE   Address: 5, Rue de l'Exposition 75007, Paris CEDEX 07
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Phone Consular Section: +33 1 47052755
Phone secţia economică: +33 1 47051274
Fax: +33 1 45569747   Web:  E-mail:  Ambassador: Dl Bogdan MAZURU,
NORWAY   Address: Oscars gate 51, 0244 Oslo, Norway
Phone: + 47 - 22 44 15 12 ; + 47 - 22 56 12 37
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HOLLAND  Phone: 0031 (0)70 322 36 13
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BELGIUM  Address: 105, Rue Gabrielle, 1180 Bruxelles, Belgique
Phone: +32 2 3452680
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AUSTRIA   Address: Prinz Eugen Strasse 60, 1040 Wien
Phone: +43 1 5053227, +43 1 5038940, +43 1 5038941, +43 1 5051628
Fax: +43 1 5041462   Web:  E-mail:   Ambassador: Mrs Silvia DAVIDOIU,
ITALY   Adresă: Via Nicolo Tartaglia 36, 00197 ROMA
Telefon: (0039) 06.808.45.29; 06.807.88.07
Fax: (0039) 06.808.49.95   e-mail:   Web:   Tita CHIŢIGA  Olimpia ŞTEFAN,
TURKEY   Adresa: Bükres Sokak No.4, Çankaya, 06680, Ankara
Telefon: 0090.312.466.37.06
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FINLAND  Adresa: Stenbäckinkatu 24, 00250 Helsinki
Telefon: +358 9 2414414; +358 9 2413624
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Chezch Republic   Adresa: Nerudova 5, Mala Strana, 118 00, Praga 1
Telefon: +420 2 57534210
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Fax: +420 2 57531017  Web:  E-mail:  Ambasador: Dna. Daniela Anda GRIGORE-GÎTMAN.
Dear Embassador, Officer, Sir, Madam, To whom it concerns:

2013 was for all of us, signatory citizens of the present protest letter, the darkest year we have ever had to go through :
an unfortunate event, as the death of a little innocent child neglected by his family and thus found dead on a closed private property in Bucharest where supposedly he had been bitten by the dogs living therein, determined the Parliament too rapidly and without any prior investigations and/or consultations, approve and send to enter in force a law that allows the local public authorities to decide the fate of the stray dogs.

We can understand the concern of the Romanian Parliament regarding the safety of the Romanian citizens but, at the same time, we must emphasize that scenes of public violence involving animals, including shooting animals in the street, massive killings performed inside the public shelters without the compliance of the provisions of the law, harassment of animal activists, etc. should also concern the Romanian politicians as such acts have an enormous negative psychological impact on both children and adults, leading to social hate and discrimination.

In this very moment, several cases of abuses were reported and also revealed in public shelters all over the country.
The case of the Breasta shelter is only one of many other similar cases.
Dogs are cruelly killed and not humanely euthanized according to the provisions of the law and to the recommendations of the National College of the Romanian Veterinarians (CNMVR), the provisions of the Norms regarding the distance adoption of the animals are arbitrarily applied by the local councils and in many cases, are also rejected as solution for solving the issue regarding the living costs for the animals, volunteers are not allowed to properly take care of the animals, they are themselves verbally and in some cases also physically abused by the shelters’ employees, the provisions regarding the identification and the proper registration of the animals as well as those regarding the spaying are simply NOT COMPLIED WITH/FOLLOWED AT ALL.

We ask the vet authorities (ANSVSA, local vet offices - DSV, etc.) as well as the local authorities in each and every city in Romania to demand and make sure that the provisions of the Methodological Norms issued for the application of the Government Ordinance no.155/2001 are decently, fully and completely followed in all the public shelters in Romania.
ANSVSA and local vet offices (DSV) initiated and promoted the above mentioned Norms so it is a matter of professionalism, responsibility and ethic to make sure that what they initiated is properly accomplished and complied.
We hope that all the complaints made by both natural persons and organizations (NGOs) shall be answered within the legal term and only after a close, detailed and honest investigation was made and due legal and administrative measures have been taken.

We ask the local State Police (including the Community Police that has been very effective and prompt in so many cases of abuse) to continue to support the animal activists, the local organizations for the protection of animals’ rights, each and every responsible citizen that reports cases of abuses happened within the premises of the public shelters, by performing the due investigations and by taking the coercive measures prescribed by the law.
We all understood (even if we don’t entirely agree with it) that this is the law in force and it must be followed.
Thus we ask the authorities to support us in all our actions in order to ensure the right and full compliance of the public shelter activities with the legal norms in force.

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