The Mass Killing of Romanian Dogs Must be Stopped

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead 1901 – 1978

In Romania on the 10th September 2013 a law was passed that legalised the killing of homeless dogs even those who are housed in shelters. The result, a horrific on-going massacre.


You can read more information about this shocking slaughter of helpless animals further down.

Please sign the petition to ask the President of the Senate, Prime Minister of Romania Victor Ponta, Romanian Tourism Minister to stop the mass killing of dogs. Lets get as many signatures as possible to stop this outrageous abuse and cruelty:

And please send emails or letters to the addresses included in the petition which I have also included below:

President of the Senate- Crin Antonescu

Please note at the time of publishing this entry, the link above did not work. Please keep trying

Prime Minister of Romania– Emil Boc
Piata Victoriei no.1
sector 1, Bucharest
Phone: +40-21-314 34 00, 319 15 64
Email :

The Romanian Tourism Minister– Elena Udrea

If you prefer there is a form letter for you to edit and sign. Click the following link to send a letter to officials in Romania requesting them to immediately put an end to the mass killing and adopt mass sterilization laws.

Please sign the form letter and read more from In Defence of Animals.

“IDA has learned from our Romanian activist friends that it is now legal to murder every stray dog in Romania. On September 10th, a law passed sanctioning the killing of all homeless dogs captured in the streets, sterilized or not, friendly or not, puppies or old, and those in the shelters. According to witnesses in Bucharest, many of the known strays have already disappeared. Gunshots have been heard at night. Hundreds of thousands of dogs’ lives are at stake. The week leading up to this criminal government activity was a state-inspired kind of mob violence toward stray dogs, resulting in a horrific ongoing massacre.”

Continue reading and sign the letter. Please personalize your letter to increase your impact and submit the sample letter to send your comments to Romanian: officials:

You can use the form letter as a template for your personal  e-mails or as the basis of a letter to send to the addresses above.

Here is yet another petition you may wish to sign:

Let your voices be heard, speak out against this shocking atrocity towards  sentient beings, the massacre of Romania’s dogs!

More information from Occupy for Animals please read:

“The street dogs of Romania are hated, poisoned, beaten, stabbed, shot, run over by cars, burned, and dumped in pits to starve to death. Some who are killed have their ears cut off by people who are able to turn them in for “rewards”. Hundreds of thousands of innocent dogs condemned to death every year, their only crime is being born.

Animal advocates say the pointless deaths will never cease, as long as Romanian authorities fail to address the cause of the stray problem, and fight only the effects. Dog owners have little responsibility for their pets. Many are not compelled to identify, register, or spay and neuter them.”

Continue reading:–organized-crime–stray-dog-business.html
The first film describes Corruption in Romania, followed by information and films about the shocking abuse of Romania’s stray dogs.

Please be warned there are some deeply disturbing and heartbreaking imagines of animal cruelty.

Please take as much action as you can

It can get depressing when each and everyday there are petitions and letter writing requests concerning such awful things that happen to both people and the other creatures with whom we share this world and at times the world can seem as though it is a very dark place. However despite all the awfulness, the cruelty, the abuse, the exploitation and the greed, which sadly is behind much of the horrors that man inflicts on his fellows, other animals and the environment , there is the goodness of the thousands if not millions of people who take the time to sign petitions or write a letters and of course the many who give up their entire lives in the service of a good cause.

Petitions do have an effect as do letters or e-mail and it is always worth taking the time if you can to add your name to a petition or send a letter or e-mail. So today I am asking you to help a much-loved animal, man’s best friend the dog.

The dog is a much-loved animal worldwide and companion to many people therefore I was shocked to learn of events taking place in Romania where 3 million dogs face the prospect of being slaughtered in order to control the population of stray dogs. Other more humane methods exist such as the spaying and neutering of these animals.

A selection of thought-provoking quotes about man’s best friend:

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.” 
Milan Kundera

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Josh Billings

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
Sigmund Freud

A young woman stepped away from the throng and asked: “Oh great prophet, tell us how we might find love that is unconditional, unwavering and unending.”

The prophet did not answer right away. He looked off into the distance, gathering his thoughts. Silence descended upon the crowd. Then he turned this gaze upon the young woman and said, “Get a dog”.
Kahlil Gibran


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