Date: Tue, 24 April 2001 10:40:50 PM
Subject: AP, HELP !!!
Please, help us to stop or to blame as we should in front
of the whole civilized world the masacre of the errant dogs in Bucharest-Romania.
There are about 200,000 souls involved who are about to be hunted,
killed at once and turned into powder in order to spare the founds allocated
for their sterilization and vaccination. The adoptions are no longer
permitted and the places where these killings occur are forbidden to
access including to the mass-media. Such an attitude doesn't represent
the normal educated ordinary people from here and makes us desperately
ashamed to be associated to this atrocity. (
Please, show to the world what happens in Bucharest now. Send journalists
here and blame with all your influence and power this life-destructive
attitude which is not at all consistent with the civilized, educated
world to which we need to belong. The romanians should learn to respect
and preserve life in any of its forms before claiming to be considered
an european nation. So far, through its political leaders and its lack
of reaction in front of this huge crime it is only a people of barbarians
and should be treated accordingly.
Help us with your logistics and know-how to stop this masacre.
A. H., a citizen of Bucharest (unfortunately).
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 13:27:22 +0100
Subject: re..-..AP, HELP !!!
Thank you for your email to Animal
Although the Discovery Network
sympathises enormously with the predicament of stray dogs in Bucharest,
I regret it is not in a position to intervene in the local political
Under the circumstances, I recommend
you explore the internet for assistance from International Charity Organisations,
eg Action for Animals in the UK at PO Box 986, Southampton, SO19 5TR.
Hope this helps.
Jeremy/ Viewer Relations
---- Forwarded by Mail Us/UK/Europe/DCI
on 05/16/2001 01:18 PM ----
This is a version of a message I've been sending to
European politicians, journalists, animal protection organizations, for
three months now. I didn't hope too much, but I didn't expect you, old
civilized and cultured nations, to ignore completely the danger of such
a primitive behaviour unconsistent with the values of the third millenium
and even more, to tolerate in your vicinity such a savage relict from
Message to politicians
With all her respect and hope, a simple ordinary citizen from Romania
is asking you to be once more a responsible voice for the values of
I simply ask you to take into account,
regarding your future contacts and relations with Romania and its representatives,
the senseless slaughtering of the poor stray dogs (about 200,000 souls)
which takes place in Bucharest these days. This atrocity is not happening
in the third world but in your vicinity, in the capital of an european
country which wants to join the E.U and N.A.T.O, in the year 2001!
I strongly hope that education, civilization, a modern reasonable behaviour
consistent with the 3rd millenium-are not negociable issues when the
future great european family with its well-rooted values is at stake.
You and people like you made your present-day world possible including
this respectful and caring attitude toward the Nature, the environment
and our relatives-the animals, attitude that Ive learned to admire
so much, watching Animal Planet and Discovery.
These days, in Bucharest, dogs are poisoned with rat poison, hung with
the loop or beaten to death, simply crushed on the streets under the
eyes of people. Many times, pets are catched for rewards and the dogs
kept in chains in people's courtyards are poisoned. People who try to
help or to hide the dogs are agressed with brutality. European help
has been offered from many organisations for animal protection for some
years, in order to solve this problem in an europen manner-humane and
civilized and a governamental programm was created with the same goal.
Unfortunately, the dogs right to life and decent treatment was put at
the mercy of a human waste, the Mayor of Bucharest, Traian Basescu,
who decided that all the funds allocated for sterilizations, vaccinations
and -in cases- for eutanasia would be saved and re-directed and all
the dogs will be eliminated immediately no matter how. This empty-minded
political pusher has just become the President of the Democratic Party,
one step more on his way to the romanian presidency. He follows the
orders of the Prime-Minister, a great hunter upset by some articles
about our stray dogs from the western press. Obviously, he didnt
read those about our beggars, thieves, gipsies, dirt, lack of civilization
and all-mighty polution.
I know, this is not Bosnia and you even might not care at all about
animals. I dare to disturb you with this problem hoping that the rules
of diplomacy wont prevent you to expose and blame forcely such
outrageous disrespect for life and barbarian behaviour which is, I suppose,
unconsistent with the european way of life. Not only the dogs fate is
the problem here but also the unbearable humiliation and negative stress
the animal lovers are forced to experience in addition to the frustrations
that any honest romanian has to endure. Our right to a decent life is
denied by ignorant leaders. Many of us don't stand living among criminals.
The fate of 200,000 intelligent and loving animals cannot be a political
internal issue of Romania and should be therefore, ignored by you. You,
european representatives, must lay bare events like this and make them
impossible in the future through sanctioning the primitive conduct,
thus pleading for education. No politics or diplomacy should prevent
or prevail that. This kind of behavior and consciousness
might find its way into your realm. A man like this Mayor shakes hands
with your pairs and representatives every day. European delegations
after delegations come here, smiles and empty words are changed. Our
Prime-Minister, our President, accomplices to this useless masacre,
spend more time in your capitals than at home. Maybe you or your pairs
are not aware whose hands you shake but if you are and you dont
blame and sanction, I m sorry to say but your world is no longer a hope
or a model for us -it is hypocrisy in the garment of diplomacy, just
an illusion of real human values.
So far, only the french Minister for Foreign Affairs and the French
Embassy in Bucharest asked for this masacre to stop. I really hope that
youll find a way to join their voices because the lack of a strong
foreign political reaction made this atrocity going on for two months
As a simple, powerless citizen, tormented to see all around me helpless
animals tortured and killed, who spent the last two months sending messages
on this subject all over the world without any result, you and people
like you are my last hope. As a matter of fact, I act at your own worlds
call from that breath-taking moment on Animal Planet, the power of one
to do something
in your own backyard. This is the
only thing I can do for these poor dogs, to cry their tragical fate
to the whole world hoping that someone like you, with power and expertise,
will give a meaning to the pain and effort of a simple human being like
With all my respect and much hope,
A.H., citizen of Bucharest - April, May, June, July 2001
With the respect and hope gone forever, the same A.H.