133 rumänische Persönlichkeiten des öffentlichen Lebens haben einen offenen Brief an den rumänischen Präsidenten, Traian Basescu, geschrieben, in dem sie ihn auffordern, das Gesetz PL 912 nicht zu unterschreiben.
Unter den Unterzeichnenden sind viele bekannte Künstler, Sportler und Ärzte.
Dieser Brief wurde in allen rumänischen Medien – Presse und TV – veröffentlicht. Wir drucken diesen Brief hier auszugsweise ab:
Mr. President Traian Basescu,
We ask you to leave behind for the moment and, giving to your soul time to think at its divine origin, to look at a entreaties, came from a group of lovers of this Earth, with all its contents.
We appeal to your lucidity and creative emotion. You have shown us, for several times, when you cry, your warm and sensitive side.
These are the attributes of a heart that can love.
And given that love can be only one, both for the living and the dead, for humans and animals, please show concern for our request not to pass the law allowing for the euthanasia of dogs who were never petted by an owner.
None of us believes that their presence in the street is a normal thing.
But if there is real political will, civilized, humane and efficient solutions can be found.
Killing of beings can never be a solution.
In the current millennium and the civilized world we live in, such a barbaric act would take us back in time.
It would be sad for your destiny to remain you remain in people’s memory as the Great Dog Catcher!
And as we know your time is precious, we not abuse by it with words, but hope to invade you with noble feelings and we say you only this: we signed this appeal to you today, December 1, Romania's National Day, hoping all those who sign it, but many other citizens of this country, you will not overshadow our pride of being Romanian.
We live difficult times, we don’t have have a carefree life, however, we still have the conscience, dignity and the soul.
Do not crush them, making us partakers of innocent bloodshed!
Don’t do this now, around Holy Christmas, don’t do it never!
May the God bring you good thought in mind and heart!
PS: And because we know you a lover of history of this nation, remember that symbol of our Dacian ancestors was the wolf.