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Court decision rules the killing of stray dogs in Romania illegal - Bucharest ignores decision

2014-06-24
The Bucharest Authority for Surveillance and Protection of Animals (ASPA), officially subordinate to Bucharest City Hall, illegally continues to kill stray dogs.
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According to Romanian law, once a court decision is final, it becomes effective immediately; therefore, the killing of stray dogs in Romania became illegal on June 20th, 2014, following the Court of Appeals ruling that all killing of stray dogs in Bucharest must cease.


ASPA continues killing stray dogs

Despite its illegality, the Bucharest Authority for Surveillance and Protection of Animals (ASPA), which is a subsidiary to Bucharest City Hall, continues to kill stray dogs.

 

Razvan Bancescu, Head of ASPA, stated yesterday, at a press conference in Bucharest, that the ASPA would continue to kill stray dogs until the court justifies its decision. Bancescu has also urged the Romanian government to appeal its decision. “At this time, the ASPA’s activity is not affected, and our current practice of stray dog management will continue,” said Bancescu. Bancescu went on to explain that, during the nine months of the stray dog management program in Bucharest, the ASPA captured 25,000 animals, of which approximately 10,000 were killed.


Give the stray dogs a chance to live!

The only man who has the power to address this situation and stop the killing law is the Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta. FOUR PAWS has been campaigning tirelessly to stop the abuse and killing of all stray dogs in this country.

 

You can help us by reaching out to Prime Minister Victor Ponta to quash the law which allows the mass killing of stray dogs, in Romania, by signing our petition below.


https://help.four-paws.org/en/sos-romania


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