On 25th September, 2013 Constitutional Court judge Petre Lăzăroiu, suggested that "the mass killing of stray dogs in Romania could traumatize the population"... then the entire place ruled to cull all dogs.
On that day, the Romanian Constitutional Court had an opportunity to define whether Romania is a country worthy of being called civilized or whether it should be consigned to popular perception of a country unworthy of being considered anything other than barbaric, mismanaged, corrupt and dangerous. They choose the latter.
And the entire world was both shocked and outraged.
On 25th of September, 2013 the future of an entire country; the fate of many hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions of innocent homeless dogs, was determined by the abuse of power of a handful of individuals.
The implementation of Romania's 'eradication program' ("eradication" was the word that they themselves had used during the debate in the parliament) has produced worldwide condemnation and a perception that Romania is a country which introduces medieval practices and governs in a draconian mode.
The Romanian "Slaughter Law" has polarized Romania's society and made it dangerously divisive, now having a society divided into two groups, namely aggressors of the dogs, and defenders of the dogs.
With this book, animal rights campaigners inform about the financial interests behind this corrupt law; psychologists and world-leading experts in the LINK between exposure to animal abuse and its attendant effect, explain the ramification on the psychological health of Romania's citizens and, in particular, those of the children. Experts explain the effects that it has on the whole of Europe and lawyers demonstrate that the European Commission has the legal competence - and a legal duty - to intervene, and all wonder why the European Institutions fail to act?