In an open letter dated September 13 on the Brigitte Bardot Foundation website, Brigitte Bardot and Pamela Anderson ask the President of the European Council to intervene with Romanian President Traian Basescu to “renounce the killing of thousands of innocent dogs.”
Translated into English from French, the letter reads: "our two voices representing millions of other voices... we (are) outraged by the unprecedented animal genocide looming in Romania, a member of the European Union.”
Mentioned is the European Parliament declaration adopted in October 2011 that calls on Member States to implement comprehensive strategies for the management of the dog population. Measures of the declaration include laws against cruelty to animals and promotion of veterinary procedures, including vaccination against rabies and sterilization as a means necessary to control the number of unwanted dogs.
The translated letter ends "We look forward to your response to President Traian Basescu… if Romania rejects the ethical foundations for progressive European Union, this country is not worthy to be a part of."
Both actresses are now involved in animal rights activism. Brigitte Bardot runs the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals.
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