The longest protest letter, of 1 km length,
against killing of stray dogs
was handed over to European Parliament
Within the campaign “Children for strays”, initiated by Princess Maja von Hohenzollern, the longest protest letter, of more than 1 km lenght, was created. About 150 meters of the letter were submitted by children from Romania.
The letter was made by thousands of children from 11 European countries, who designed emotional images sending to Europe their message against abandoning of dogs in the street, against mistreating and killing dogs in Romania and wherever of Europe. The children asks for a humanelly, loving and compassional behaviour towards stray animals.
According the international study „Making the link” run in Romania, sustained by prestigious universities from UK and USA and international organisations and academics from Europe and USA, 86% of Romanian children are severely traumatized by the abuses against animals they saw in the street.
Princess Maja von Hohenzollern spoke at Brussels to representatives of the European Parliament and calls for an immediate end to the mass killing of stray dogs in Romania and animal welfare education as a compulsory subject in schools in Europe. She asked for the disclosure of the EU payments to Romania and immediate stopping of EU funds weithermisuse are found by financing corrupt business with stray dog killing.
Princess Maja von Hohenzollern also condemned the violation of European convention and animal protection laws, by Romania, and condemns the abuses against the NGOs and other animal protectors, as well as, the recent attacks against NGO’s shelters in Romania from where the dogs have been abusively captured, killed, and the facilities were destroyed.
Princess Maja von Hohenzollern was accompanied at Brussels by a delegation of children and also by the representatives of the German organisations, “Tierhilfe Hoffnung” that sustains the largest dog shelter in the world, with 4500 street dogs, Smeura, in Romania and “Students for animals” that run an educational program for animal protection in schools from more countries, Romania included.
The protest letter was handed over to MEP Othmar KARAS, Vicepresident of European Parliament, MEP Pavel POC, President Intergroup for Animal Welfare and MEP Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI, Honorary President of Intergroup for Animal Welfare and Vicepresident of AGRI Comittee within European Parliament.
Just to remind you, MEP Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI had two visits in Romania. On December 4 the EP Delegation met representatives of Romanian authorities who said the stray dog management are done according with all European. On January 28, the EP Delegation had visited some dog shelters of city halls and found that there was a major discrepancy between what the authorities had told them and the cruelty reality from the shelters of city halls and from the streets.
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