Poll reveals majority of Romanians are against the killing of stray animals
The issue of Romanian stray dogs continues to exist. Countless dogs are losing their lives due to legalized euthanasia . Through the request of FOUR PAWS, one of Romania’s leading market research companies, Mercury Research, orchestrated a public opinion poll regarding the mass killings of strays – the result was surprising: 62% of Romanians are against the killing of stray dogs. A large number of Romanians agree with alternative solutions to the stray dog problem. 84% prefer the option of keeping stray dogs in animal shelter. 72% agree with returning the docile ones to the streets, once neutered. Particularly interesting: 66% would not vote for a political party which supports euthanasia of stray dogs. 7% of Romanians would even adopt a stray.
Neutering as a sustainable solution
Moreover, the poll reveals that the people of Romania are open-minded to sustainable solutions to the management of stray dogs. This fact strengthens FOUR PAWS claims to stop spending public money for killing and instead develop high-quality shelters and adoption centers. Gabriel Paun, Director of Campaigns at FOUR PAWS, is very pleased with the results of the poll. “The people of Romania are open-minded to safe streets and no-kill solutions. They see that addressing the source of the problem and stopping reproduction is the most sustainable option", states Paun.