London, Jan 7 (ANI): It's bizarre way of protesting against taxes, and a bit scary too - Romanian witches are threatening to use cat excrement and dead dogs to cast spells on the country's government, for introducing taxes on those practicing the paranormal.
They went to the country's southern plains and the Danube river yesterday and hurled the poisonous mandrake plant into the river to cast a spell "so evil will befall them" said a witch named Alisia, reports the Independent.
"What is there to tax, when we hardly earn anything? The lawmakers don't look at themselves, at how much they make, their tricks; they steal and they come to us asking us to put spells on their enemies," she added.
The Romanian labour code did not include less mainstream professions of witch and astrologer earlier, but according to the new law they will pay 16 per cent income tax and make contributions to health and pension programmes.
Queen witch Bratara Buzea, 63, who was imprisoned in 1977 for witchcraft under Ceausescu's regime, is furious about the new law. She said that she planned to cast a spell using a particularly effective concoction of cat excrement and dead dog, accompanied by a chorus of witches.
"We do harm to those who harm us. They want to take the country out of this crisis using us? They should get us out of the crisis because they brought us into it," she said.
"My curses always work." (ANI)