FlashMob Demonstration To Save Romania’s Stray Dogs (Video)

Animal rights activists filled the streets of Dusseldorf on Saturday for a FlashMob demonstration to protest the mass killings of stray dogs in Romania.

Volunteers from Pfotenhilfe-Europa stretched out on public streets to imitate the lives of the estimated 100,000 homeless dogs that wander every street in Romania’s capital city of Bucharest.  Their cell phones rang non-stop to exemplify the campaign which is called, “Wake Up Europe.”

The activists handed out flyers to onlookers and got petitions signed that will be sent to the Romanian government.  

The stray dog problem in Romania is in a state of crisis.  The animals scrounge the streets for food while being hunted by dog catchers who are notorious for their cruelty.  The government has repeatedly promised to implement protection laws and begin aggressive spay and neuter efforts, but has fallen short on enacting programs.

At this point the stray dogs are viewed as a threat by the Romanian public and many simply want them removed from the streets.  Last week 230 dogs were rounded up and ordered to be euthanized. 

Pfotenhilfe-Europa said they hoped the FlashMob demonstration showed their animal welfare colleagues in Romania that they are not alone in their fight.

There is no graphic content in this video.

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Photo from: Pfontenhilfe-Europa

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129 comments

Caro M.
Caro M.4 years ago

Way to go, guys!

Chris M.
Chris M.4 years ago

So grateful to these activists fighting this fight...

Suzanne Loewen
Suzanne L.4 years ago

It is so disturbing to hear of these mass exterminations. Spay and neuter programs and feeding stations would be the humane way to go.

Kim P.
Kimberly P.4 years ago

There are people all over the world who abuse animals so pointing out that one place is crueler then another really doesn't do much. Signing petitions to try and bring to light a cruelty somewhere and trying to stop it is all we can try to do. I have cried many times over cruelty done to the defenseless I will always sign.

Past Member
Past Member 4 years ago

and I want to ask what is in Romania with the cruelty it has shown on stray animals?
we always sign petitions but we never results.
just like those dogs of soldiers returning from Iraq, leaving their dogs there because the planes do not carry more animals in the month of June because of the heat. Me it makes me sick and I stay on this bad news, so go to the end of your petitions and give us some news if I do not sign more because it hurts too much.

Past Member
Past Member 4 years ago

there are always organizations that protètent animals, it is okay, but never elected! them, never give grants to help these animal welfare groups. It's the same everywhere. and when you attack my country of France, I do not get angry like Penelope tufis for Romania is 50 years overdue. We must recognize the shortcomings of our country and France, too, is backward because it has inscribed the bullfight in the French culture! I think it's a shame and everyone must write to Sarkozy and Prime Minister Fillon to tell them that they are miserable soulless.

Jovita Prinz
jovita p.4 years ago

AGAIN AND AGAIN ANIMALS ARE THE INOCENT VICTIMS WITHOUT VOICE AND VOTE. RUMANIA PARLIAMENT SHOWS THE WORLD THEIR CRUELTY BY NO ACTION TAKEN TO PROTECT THEM AND RESPECT THE European Convention for the Safety of Pets.
WE SHOULD ACT AND ASK THE EU PARLIAMENT TO TAKE URGENT MEASURES TO PROTEST AGAINST THIS GENOCIDE AGAINST ANIMALS

Sue Ogden
Sue Ogden4 years ago

They must be aware of the trap, spay/neuter, release/adopt ethics and if not - hope they read this!
It's so wonderful that animal kindness is traveling through cyberspace at the capacity it has been - keep it up, good folks!

Amanda P.
Amanda Plichta4 years ago

Awesome!

Susan S.
Susan S.4 years ago

Very encouraging. People need to keep advocating for the poor strays.