July 19, 2014

EU Reporter - The brutal killing of dogs in Romania

HIGHLIGHTS: The picture was horrible... Romanian authorities have not good will to stop this brutal killing... The reason is business...The payment for killing one dog is over 200 Euros... and they are interested to continue this process... The method is really cruel and unacceptable... violation of the Lisbon Treaty [according to which] animals are sentient beings... not effective... we need more European competences... Europe has to act...trying to have some regulations... what is going on is really a big shame for Europe... the court decision [suspending the norms of the killing law] was a positive sign for Romania, but unfortunately the government appealed the decision... when you hear a mayor of a capital in a EU member country saying I give a damn on a court decision, what's your feeling?...There a will from outside to so do something... We [EU] should stop saying it's not our responsibility... It's important that Romanian animal protectors get support by members of the European Parliament...