Romanian authorities put up a plan to solve the problem of animal stunning and prepare to suggest in Brussels that such specialized facilities could be built through accessing EU non-refundable funds. At this moment, the stunning of pigs during Christmas holidays and of lambs during Easter is still conducted using traditional means, far from the European demands. The Veterinarian Authority chairman, Radu Roatis, says that the plan includes an education campaign for peasants.

According to Roatis, it unlikely that Romanians from the countryside would ever buy stunning instruments, since the cheapest pistol is 200 Euro, therefore the solution is to enable local authorities to build special facilities that may also be used as storage facilities. Italy, Greece and France already asked for derogations in the animal sacrifice procedures.

Romania produces some 4 million pigs per year.