An animal rights group fiercely opposed to what it calls ‘cruel treatment of animals’ by the Romanian Consulate is backing a huge rally in New York City Friday, October 25, 2013, from 12-6pm. The rally will address the cruelty of animals that the Romanian Consulate is doing, and trying to do to dogs.
Stray dogs are a common sight in Romania, and are often seen wandering the streets and parks, surviving off scraps of food left out for them. Why aren’t these dogs in safe homes, with people who love them? The lack of ‘taking care,’ and education on spaying and neutering animals. Most people do not want to “take away a dogs manhood,” but spaying and neutering is the norm and a very useful way to keeping dogs safe.
The Bucharest government is now mandating that stray dogs be trapped and killed. The Romanian Government forms one half of the country’s executive branch, the other half being the President. It is headed by the Prime Minister, and consists of the Ministries, various subordinated institutions and agencies. The seat of the Romanian Government is at Victoria Palace in Bucharest.
Guardians of Rescue, a United States animal rescue organization, whose mission is to help all animals in need, is refusing to standby and allow thousands of abandoned, stray dogs, to be killed.
Previously, the Romanian government only allowed stray dogs to be killed if the animal was sick, but the number of stray dogs has been increasing, now estimated to be over 60,000 dogs overcrowding shelters and roaming the streets.
The new legislation will allow for thousands of innocent animals to be killed, regardless of whether or not they are violent or sick, if not adopted within fourteen days of being placed in a shelter.
“It is a tragedy that these faultless animals, whose only crime is being alive, must suffer the consequences of inadequate policies and indifferent and careless humans,” says Robert Misseri, the president of New York based Guardians of Rescue.
“With a proper spaying, neutering, and adoption program in place, this situation would be as dire it has become. It is now time to have a ‘Call to Arms’ in Bucharest, and ask everyone to take a stand for these strays, as the end result would be good everyone, not just the animals,” he stated.
Guardians of Rescue are urging everyone to take action now! The organization is planning a protest on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 12-6pm at the Romanian Consulate in New York City.
Romanian Consulate, 200 E 38th St. #3, New York, NY 10016.
Blow up their phone lines! 212.687.0180.
Guardians of Rescue are coordinating with friends in L.A. to protest on the same day and are urging people to join them and bring signs! Anything to be heard! The fate of thousands of innocent, homeless animals is on the line! The Guardians of Rescue hopes that anyone able to take part in this mass adoption will do so, and anyone able to aid in helping make changes for the good of the animals to please get involved, the sooner the better. These innocent dogs have run out of time.
Can’t adopt? Please consider fostering!!! Please donate your time and anything else you can, to save these innocent, sweet lives!
“Dogs in Romania are being shot, stabbed, hung and skinned with no punishment to the people performing it,” affirms Dori Scofield, vice president of Guardians of Rescue. “They are mass murdering and barbarically killing the dogs legally and we must take a stand against such atrocities.”
For more information, visit www.guardiansofrescue.org.