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WSPA. Romania Dog Culling Statement 11.09.13

WSPA. Romania Dog Culling Statement 11.09.13

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From the World Society For the Protection of Animals
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At the World Society for the Protection of Animals, we have worked to expose animal cruelty and prevent animal suffering for more than 30years. Working with individuals, organisations and governments across the globe, our campaigns range from ending the mass suffering ofindustrially farmed animals to protecting animals in disasters. Consultative status with the United Nations means we have a uniqueinternational platform to prove that the lives of animals are inextricably linked to our own, and now more than ever is the time to stop theirsuffering.For more information about WSPA International visit
WSPA is registered in England and Wales as a charity (no. 1081849) and as a company limited by guarantee (no. 4029540).
NEWS
 
The Plight of Romania’s Stray Dogs
 The World Society for the Protection of Animals is deeply sorry to hear of thetragic death of a four-year-old boy who was attacked and killed by stray dogs. This is a tragedy that should not have happened. More than ever this hashighlighted the problem of the dog population in Romania. Todays adopted Romanian law for Euthanasia after 14 days, as the main tool tomanage the stray dog population breaks a number of conventions including:
Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty
 The European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals
 The Written Declaration 26/2011 by the European Parliament on dogpopulation management in the EU - which clearly states that euthanasia,is not effective way of solving the problem
Ruud Tombrock, WSPA Europe director said
: “This does not feel likeappropriate response to stray dogs for anywhere in the world, let alone Europe. The massive culling of dogs lacks compassion and defies values and respect forlife we would normally expect from EU members. The European community hasthe task of protecting those values, and WSPA will rally all parties to actaccording and call for accountability of those who do not.” The inhumane culling of dogs is unacceptable under any circumstance. In linewith international guidelines, when dog population management is deemednecessary, it is essential that it is achieved as humanely as possible.Combining humane dog population management and responsible pet ownershipprogrammes can help combat a spectrum of problems associated with roamingdogs, such as: disease transmission, injury and fear caused by aggressivebehaviour in dogs, nuisance through noise and fouling and livestock predation.Humane dog population management can include steps around legislation,registration and identification, sterilisation, vaccination and treatment. WSPA has
 
Contact
: Kai Akram
Email
Direct Line
+44 (0) 20 7239 0542
Mobile
+44 (0) 777 296 256
 
At the World Society for the Protection of Animals, we have worked to expose animal cruelty and prevent animal suffering for more than 30years. Working with individuals, organisations and governments across the globe, our campaigns range from ending the mass suffering ofindustrially farmed animals to protecting animals in disasters. Consultative status with the United Nations means we have a uniqueinternational platform to prove that the lives of animals are inextricably linked to our own, and now more than ever is the time to stop theirsuffering.For more information about WSPA International visit
WSPA is registered in England and Wales as a charity (no. 1081849) and as a company limited by guarantee (no. 4029540).
NEWS
 supported humane canine programmes across the world, including regions suchas Africa and Asia Pacific.
Ruud Tombrock concluded
: “WSPA is currently pressing relevant parties toact, working with other organisations on a coordinated response to stop theculling before it begins.”
ENDS
Notes to editor:1. Article 13 states that: "In formulating and implementing the Union'sagriculture, fisheries, transport, internal market, research and technologicaldevelopment and space policies, the Union and the Member States shall, sinceanimals are sentient beings, pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals, while respecting the legislative or administrative provisions andcustoms of the Member States relating in particular to religious rites, culturaltraditions and regional heritage."2. WSPA is part of the International Companion Animal Management Coalitionwhich draws together cross-sector groups to offer a unified dog populationmanagement solution to governments and responsible authorities. Thiscombined approach, together with rigorously developed guidance material onhumanely controlling dog populations ensures that the role of NGOs insupporting governments in different ecological, environmental and socio-politicalsettings is backed by comprehensive strategy; ensuring interventions can beappropriately targeted in the regions concerned.http://icam-coalition.org/3. Please visit this link for more information on humane dog populationmanagementhttp://icam-coalition.org/downloads/Humane_Dog_Population_Management_Guidance_English.pdf 4. The European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals is a treaty of theCouncil of Europe to promote the welfare of pet animals and ensure minimum

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Kerstin Bayer added this note
Please can someone do something quick, it seems there is alraedy people which try to protect dogs getting hurt and children see those cruel people killing dogs everywhere is not just the dog Catchers is privat people just killing dogs on the streets. This is way out of control!!!!!!!!!!
Linda Wilson added this note
The cull has already began. It appears that the powers that be will stop at nothing. I hope that the dogs that are ALREADY crammed into the Public Shelters WILL be saved from the hands of a cruel group of people, paid to kill by indescribable means. Please act as soon as possible at grass roots level - that is - in getting the dogs - elderly ones - friendly dogs - puppies - ALL out of these he
The coroner who autopsied the boy says he was raped by one or more men, and he was murdered and thrown over a fence where private watchdogs were. We know that Romanians do not have the same view on dogs so they rarely get food, these dogs thought it was food. To say he was attacked by stray dogs is to accept this cruelty that goes on in Romania. They chop the paws of dogs and then get them torture
Linda Gaywood added this note
I keep reading that the child was raped and killed by paedophiles and not dogs. They are just using this as an excuse to slaughter all the dogs which they are doing at this moment. This is a disgrace, tiny puppies beaten to death with kids looking on smiling. Romanians are barbaric and should not get away with this.
Jessie Petersen added this note
the 4 year old biy was not killed by straydogs, he was killed by PRIVATE guarddogs in a fences in yard..the stray dogs are captures and kept in local PUBLIC shelters fore 7 days in small kennels, mostly without food or water and beaten to death..the goverment pays the shelters fore every dead dog..i have friends down there figting fore the dog´s in a PRIVATE shelter,where no dogs will be killed. t
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