Solemnly proclaimed in Paris on 15 October 1978 at the UNESCO headquarters


Whereas all animals have rights;
Whereas disregard and contempt for the rights of animals have resulted and continue to result in crimes by man against nature and against animals;
Whereas recognition by the human species of the right to existence of other animal species is the foundation of the co-existence of species throughout the animal world;
Whereas genocide has been perpetrated by man on animals and the threat of genocide continues;
Whereas respect for animals is linked to the respect of man for men;
Whereas from childhood man should be taught to observe, understand, respect and love animals;

It is hereby proclaimed: Read more

LAW amending and supplementing the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 155/2001 on the approval of stray dogs management program

Romanian Parliament adopts this law

Art. I. - The Government Emergency Ordinance no. 155/2001 on the approval of stray dogs’ management program, published in the Official Journal of Romania, Part I, no. 794 dated 13 December 2001, approved as amended and supplemented by Law no. 227/2002, as subsequently amended, shall be amended and supplemented as follows:

1. Article 1 shall be amended and have the following content:

Art. 1. - (1) Local councils, respectively the General Council of Bucharest, are bound to establish, according to the needs, within 60 days as of the effective date of this emergency ordinance, services specialized in the stray dogs management.
(2) The services specialized in the stray dogs management, established at the level of the administrative – territorial units will manage the database organized at their level.
(3) The register of stray dogs captured within the administrative – territorial units shall be established at the level of the services specialized in the stray dogs management.
(4) The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, by the county, respectively Bucharest sanitary veterinary and food safety departments shall control the method of applying the provisions of this emergency ordinance by the administrative – territorial units. Read more

Strasbourg, 13.XI.1987
The member States of the Council of Europe signatory hereto,
Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members;
Recognising that man has a moral obligation to respect all living creatures and bearing in mind that pet animals have a special relationship with man;
Considering the importance of pet animals in contributing to the quality of life and their consequent value to society;
Considering the difficulties arising from the enormous variety of animals which are kept by man;
Considering the risks which are inherent in pet animal overpopulation for hygiene, health and safety of man and of other animals;
Considering that the keeping of specimens of wild fauna as pet animals should not be encouraged;
Aware of the different conditions which govern the acquisition, keeping, commercial and non-commercial breeding and disposal of and the trading in pet animals;
Aware that pet animals are not always kept in conditions that promote their health and well-being;
Noting that attitudes towards pet animals vary widely, sometimes because of limited knowledge and awareness;
Considering that a basic common standard of attitude and practice which results in responsible pet ownership is not only a desirable, but a realistic goal,
Have agreed as follows:Read more