Call for action - Boycott the illegal dogs’ transports across Europe from Romania!
I am in possession of an official address sent by the National Veterinary Authority in Romania to their offices in the country.It’s not a secret document and sooner or later, you will learn from others about it.
Everything started when a dog adopted in Norway sneezed a “small snake” (an exotic worm) which lived inside the dog nose. The worm was dead so he had no fault for ending up on a Norwegian lady ‘floor.
But the lady and of course, the Norwegian authorities panicked and alerted the public. Media from Norway started to advice people to stop adopting dogs from Romania, news more or less true but written to panic and discourage any adoption followed.
Norwegian Institutions started the communication with the European Commission and the National Veterinary Authority in Romania (ANSVSA) to limit the dogs imports into Norway (especially from Romania) and to increase the security measures for their own people health.
ROLDA is the only Romanian charity that was represented to openly talk with the Norwegian national veterinary authority and find a solution to avoid these kinds of incidents in the future.
The dog with the big worm wasn’t from ROLDA, but was rescued from another Romanian charity from a public shelter (PS)
Step by step, the Norwegian authorities were reluctant to the legitimacy of the passports and the validity of the rabies tests.
It is known that dogs from Romania were smuggled by some irresponsible into Norway.
It is also known that this person was exposed for transporting no less then 60 dogs in a small van when the European’s rules demand that there shouldn’t be more then 5 dogs/driver.
Over and over again, the Police stopped this UK charity that transported across Europe dogs with incorrect papers or a lot more dogs then it is supposed to be in a van. I believe that each more mistake done by these people made the European officials to get tired of Romanians organizations and rescuers.
Few days ago, another Romanian charity was caught transporting illegally 19 dogs. These dogs were not eating for 3 days or drinking. These dogs had no legal papers. The authorities are suspecting the dogs of having rabies and the end of the story can be figured out easily.
This charity gets a lot of support and it is simply to sad already to see dogs being chained in their “rescue shelter”…why someone would convict to death a rescue dog…or in this case, 19 rescued dogs….to be sent to Holland like playing lottery with their lives?
The official document I referred above says clearly that after discussions with European Commission the law regarding commercial and non-commercial transport of animals is about to change. It is recommended that in the new law to be included as mandatory 6 months quarantine for every dog rescued from the public shelters, after the vaccination date.
Persons or charities “saving dogs from the local pounds” will need to follow the new rules, including the rabies antibodies titres’ examination.
News about illegal transports organized by different charities from or working in Romania circulated and will continue to.
ROLDA ask you to boycott all these groups, individuals and organizations that organized and have no intention to stop these illegal practice, acting like hoarders and sending “in bulk” innocents souls abroad, playing lottery with their lives.
If the public didn’t cared when funds were questioned, if the public didn’t reacted negatively when seeing “rescue animals” being chained “to be safe”- maybe it’s a good time to react when the public see animals being put to sleep because irrationality.
ROLDA urge you to take action. Everyone sending dogs abroad should respect the laws, regardless their financial aspirations or other reasons. In case they consider the laws unfair, they should protest for the laws to be changed…not trying to fool the authorities, because animals are putting to sleep, animals are the ones to suffer – obviously, nobody else.
ROLDA sustains any new measure enforced, any new law regarding the commercial or non-commercial transport because we consider the tougher the conditions will be, the less possibilities will have the illegal transports to be successful.
For instance, in the past, ROLDA used to keep for 6 months in quarantine dogs traveling in UK.
Difficult things don’t scare us. What it is really scaring is the lack of public reaction against these abuses or the indifference( if not the encouragements) when someone supposes to rescue and help the animals, send them to death. I believe what’s really worse, is that my message will displease a number of people while the ones irresponsible will search for stupid excuses to continue these illegal actions, which will never stop until it will be too late, until we will all be paying for their mistakes.
P.O. Box 40, Greenbank,
roldausa (at) care2.com
phone: 360 678 1057
mobile: 360 969 0450
(Org.Nr. 998 398 495)
Contact person: Sandra Keim
Facebook page ROLDA Sverige
Interesting blog about Romanian animals charities.