You might have heard that there are several people in hunger strike in Romania in order to accelerate the passing of a law project for the better animal management and protection.
Please help us pressure the Romanian Comittee for Public Administration in the House of Deputies in the Romanian Parliament - they have blocked for 2 years now a law project that stipulates better stray animal management through sterilisation and higher fines for those that abandon animals.
The Law Project is registered with name PL.x912/2007 - so please quote this indicative.
Please address your messages to:
Mrs Sulfina Barbu - Head of the Public Administration Committe - email: email@example.com
Mrs. Iulia Toader - Parliamentary Expert in charge with this law project - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It doesn't matter in what language you write to them.
The only important thing is to ask them to act on this project and pass it through the House of Deputies as soon as the new parliamentary session starts.
From 6 April 2007 (and in Wales from 27 March 2007), animal welfare law was improved.
Not only is it against the law to be cruel to an animal, you must also ensure that all the welfare needs of your animals are met.
What does the Animal Welfare Act do?
It makes owners and keepers responsible for ensuring that the welfare needs of their animals are met.
These include the need:
1. For a suitable environment (place to live)
2. For a suitable diet
3. To exhibit normal behaviour patterns
4. To be housed with, or apart from, other animals (if applicable)
5. To be protected from pain, injury, suffering and disease
The law also increases to 16 the minimum age at which a person can buy an animal and prohibits giving animals as prizes to unaccompanied children under this age.
Anyone who is cruel to an animal, or does not provide for its welfare needs, may be banned from owning animals, fined up to £20,000 and/or sent to prison.