March 25, 2014

Update: Romanian government dog catchers acted unlawfully, FOUR PAWS petition.

Via Rita Pal - Facebook:
Four Paws has managed to get all their dogs released. This demonstrates that the Romanian government dog catchers had acted unlawfully. Well done to all who helped Four Paws via FB and other social networking websites. Every little helped.
Note that "according to several eye witnesses, at least four dogs died on the spot because of the brutal handling."

NEW: 

FOUR PAWS calling on Prime Minister Victor Ponta to quash the law which allows the mass killing of stray dogs - SIGN HERE

Excerpts: "Mass killing is not the answer. There are a number of options to deal with the stray dog population in a rational and humane way which will promote the welfare of both the dogs and the people at the same time. Capture, neuter and release schemes have been very effective in many countries world-wide and are endorsed by the OIE-World Organisation for Animal Health. [...] Mr. Ponta, the future fate of all stray dogs in Romania is in your hands along with Romania’s international reputation. I am urging you to stop the killing law and to issue an emergency governmental decision to bring all stakeholders together to work on a national strategy for the humane management of stray dogs. This is the most effective way to keep the streets safe and to stop any further unnecessary killings."