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Sep 9, 2013

Romania is on fire these days. Apart from the protests against the mining project in Rosia Montana that could prove an ecological disaster, a second, equally disastrous decision is about to be made: killing all the stray dogs in Bucharest.

Following the tragic death of a little boy who was killed by dogs on a private property (in the vicinity of the park he was taken to by his grandmother), Romanians have decided to direct their anger at the entire species. The mayor of Bucharest has called for a referendum
to decide whether ALL of the stray dog population will be euthanized (the term is obviously not used correctly and should be replaced with "killed").

What's worse, Romanians have already declared a war on these animals and are already taking matters into their own hands. Dogs are being poisoned or bludgeoned to death as we speak. This is not only barbaric but also illegal. I will try not to post all of the horrible images that are surfacing.

It's important to know that the large number of dogs on the streets is estimated at 60.000. These dogs were left behind by their owners when they were forced to relocate during communist times. Over the years, the municipality has done close to nothing in dealing with this problem although the money has been "spent".

These days if you're an advocate for animal rights living in Romania, people accuse you of not loving humans enough (or hating them - how ironic). The NGOs are seen as doing more harm than right and the general consensus is "we need a solution". Unfortunately we do not agree on what that solution is. In a country as poor and uneducated as this, talking of higher values or ideals has proved useless.

Please help by sharing this image on your social media (FB, g+, twitter, etc). We need to raise awareness on this nightmare. Thank you!

by Ana Libra

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Posted: Monday September 9, 2013, 1:03 am
Tags: animal dogs stray mass romania public rights pain extinction welfare cruelty illegal suffering outcry [add/edit tags]

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Ela V. (85)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:11 am
What is even more disturbing is that this new problem might be a media maneuver to distract attention from the problem of Rosia Montana.

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