Is there hope for millions of stray animals in the EU?
Hallo, friends and fellow animal lovers, sorry for the late information!
The time is running very fast. But the
Action still isn't to end. Here is my report from Brussels.
On the 24th April 2012 I was in Brussels to present our case for the Petition 1274/2011 to the EU Petition Committee, the petition having been accepted as such by this committee. Before speaking on our petition, I had to stand in for Kendra Pinder (Petition 595/2011 on stray dogs in Romania) at the request of Carmen Arsene (from the Romanian Animal Welfare Group) and delivered the speech on this petition in English.
At the end of these presentations the representative of the EU Commission remarked that these topics do not come under the jurisdiction of the EU, as no agreements with member countries have been made – the standard reply to issues regarding stray animals, unfortunately.
Subsequently members of the Petition Committee rose to speak out, especially MEPs Victor Boştinaru from Romania and Dr. Peter Jahr, who gave us their vigorous and unconditional support for the petitions.
Please click on the version after 09:06 hrs. From approx. 10.00 hrs. onwards is the part on animal welfare.
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The petition “Europe must assume responsibility for millions of stray animals!” was handed over in Brussels!
Under the title “Europe must assume responsibility for millions of stray animals!”, Ärzte für Tiere handed over a petition aimed at the creation of a uniform trans-European Animal Welfare Act to Mrs. Erminia Mazzoni (President of the EU Petitions' Committee) in the parliament building in Brussels.
Europe has to take the responsibility for millions of stray animals!
We claim for an animal protection law applying to all pets and stray animals in Europe to end the cruelties against those creatures living on the streets and to reduce their overpopulation.
"Bucharest without stray dogs"
The gouvernment of Romania puts its citizens under massive pressure to gain votes for mass killings of stray dogs. The used methods are doubtful and full of disinformation. Dr. Carmen Arsene, Vice-President of the Romanian Animal Welfare Federation, accuses the persons responsible via an open letter.