Abandonment of animals - contravention and not a crime

Abandonment and cruelty to animals is a matter of increasingly evident in our country. History teaches that the guilt is of the one who did not prevent, rather than who hurt. So let's all take a stand and not be partakers of these acts of cruelty. Towards the end of the article I will present the procedure to claim an act of cruelty to an animal, but for now I will present some passages of Law 205/2004 on the protection of animals republished in 2014.

Since the standard of living falls, it seems that "appetite" for dropping lately grows and grows stronger. Unfortunately, in Romania laws are not as drastic as in other countries, and simply abandon is a contravention and it is fined.
An animal is not simply a pack or a cigarette butt thrown simply in the street, before all is a soul.

I will share with you two quotes that I liked the most:
- The first is that of Pythagoras, namely: "Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul"
- And the second of Sri Aurobindo: "Life is life - even if it's a cat, a dog and a man. There is no difference between a cat and a human. The idea of difference is a concept created by man for his own advantage "

Not to bore you with articles and paragraphs, the law can be summarized as follows: Drop animals outlines offense punishable by a fine of 1,000 to 3,000 lei, and outlines animal cruelty offense and is punishable by imprisonment from 3 months to one year or a fine.

Therefore, Law 205/2004 on the protection of animals republished (Reprinted in Official Gazette no. 320 of 30 April 2014) says the following:
Art. 2
In the present law, the owner of the animals means the owner, the person who holds any valid, and any natural or legal person in whose care the animal is.
Art. 5
(1) Holders of animals are required to provide them, according to the ethological needs, species, breed, sex, age and type of production, the following:
a) adequate shelter;
b) sufficient food and water;
c) the possibility of moving enough;
d) care and attention;
e) care.
(2) Holders of animals are forbidden to apply mistreatment and cruelty.

Art. 6
(1) For the purposes of this Act, the bad treatment means brutal behavior, the abuse in the use of animals, subjecting animals to unnecessary effort and failure conditions stipulated in art. 5 paragraph. (1).
(2) For the purposes of this law, cruelty to animals means:
a) killing animals with intent;

b) practicing fire on domestic or captive animals;
c) organizing fights between animals or animals;
d) the use of live animals for training animals or to control aggression;
e) use of animals for exhibitions, shows, advertising, film making and similar purposes, whether these activities will cause physical and mental suffering, disease or injury;
f) abandonment and / or expulsion of an animal whose existence depends on human care;
g) administration of substances intended to stimulate physical capabilities of animals during sports competitions, as doping;
h) maltreatment and torture animals;
i) surgery for modifying the appearance of an animal or other curative purposes, such as codomia, cropping of ears, vocal cords sectioning, claw ablation, coltilotul beak and teeth;
j) causing physical and mental suffering by any means;

k) separation from mother to offspring aged at least eight weeks of life;
l) taking of animals by methods other than as required by law;
m) using tranquilizer weapons in situations other than to immobilize animals.
Art. 7
Abandonment consists in allowing an animal owned and human care, public domain, without food, shelter and medical therapy.

(2) The provisions of par. (1) shall be fined from 1,000 to 3,000 lei lei.

Art. 25
(1) It is an offense punishable with imprisonment from 3 months to one year or a fine:
to) killing with intent, without right;
b) practicing fire on domestic animals or captive wild animals;
c) organizing fights between animals or animals;
d) the use of live animals for training animals or to control aggression;
e) injury or torturing animals;
f) surgery for modifying the appearance of an animal or other curative purposes, such as codomia, cropping of ears, vocal cords sectioning, claw ablation, coltilotul beak and teeth.

What to do if you witness an act of cruelty to an animal:
- It is important to have a witness
- Call 112 or go with the witness to the nearest police station (note: place the applicant must receive a copy of the report from the police)
- Make a written complaint to the DSV (Sanitary Veterinary) that allow the secretariat and you receive a registration number (must be taking registration number) and in 30 days you should receive the answer to it
- Model of complaint:
Mr. Director,
X undersigned, residing in .., identified by CI series .. and no .. I inform you that on .. actually happened next .. (story)
This act falling within Article .. (ill-treatment / animal cruelty) of Law 205/2004 as amended and supplemented by Law 9/2008.
Witnesses to this incident are people: .. .. phone number.
Please take emergency measures required.
Name, Signature, Phone.

Let's all take a stand, the only way we will be able to change something.
Yours sincerely, VETLIFE.