Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Will our EU-Sleeping Beauty now wake up?



From Occupy For Animals 

Will our EU-Sleeping Beauty now wake up - at last - and take some serious action? Or will she send another love-letter to Basescu?

As you know, on December 4, 2013 a delegation of the European Parliament came to Romania and had some meetings with Romanian officials ANSVSA- Sanitary-Veterinary and Food Safety National Authority and the Mayor of Bucharest. The delegation members were assured that the law on dog management is a law on "adoption, not on "euthanasia" and the citizens had access to public shelters which were totally transparent and complying with the law

On January 28, the delegation returned to Romania in order to inform themselves on the situation directly on site by visiting as well dog shelters of the city halls.

The Delegation found that there was a major discrepancy between what the authorities had told them during their first visit and what they found on site during their second visit.

The Delegation has also received from us 12 reports about the situation from different towns in Romania and proves with regards at the abuses against stray dogs in the municipalities’ camps.

With regards at the SITUATION OF THE STRAY DOGS IN ROMANIA, MEP Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI, Vice-Chairman of the AGRI Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Animal Welfare Intergroup and MEP Andrea ZANONI, Vice-Chairman of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, will be hosting a PRESS CONFERENCE on Wednesday 12th February, 15:30, at Brussels, at European Parliament, Raoul Wallenberg Room - ASP5G2.

MEPs will present their reflections and conclusions and put forward plans, recommendations and possible initiatives in search of a solution on how to address the issue.

Please, see bellow the official information:

The Vice-Chairman of the AGRI Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Animal Welfare Intergroup, MEP Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI (ECR) together with the Vice-Chairman of the Animal Welfare Intergroup MEP Andrea ZANONI (ALDE) will be hosting a press conference on Wednesday 12th February in relation to their recent visit to Romania. MEPs will be addressing concerns regarding the situation of stray dogs in light of the recently adopted Stray Dogs Euthanasia Law by the Parliament of Romania aimed at culling the stray population. MEPs will present their reflections and conclusions and put forward plans, recommendations and possible initiatives in search of a solution on how to address the issue. More information will be presented at the press conference.

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