STRAYDOGS: DOGS WITH NO RIGHTS – BUT WE HELP THEM TO GET THEM
Romania: Don´t blame the dogs – Blame Your Politicians!
blame your politicians!
In 2001, Traian Băsescu, the then-mayor of Bucharest launched a campaign that led to the extermination of about 144,000 stray dogs in the capital alone, spending almost 9,000,000 Euros (62 Euros per dog) during the period from 2001-2007. The dog catchers in Brasov spent about 2 million EURO in 8 years. Between 2008-2010, 20,000 dogs have been killed in Constanta spending 1,500,000 Euros (75 Euros per dog). Overall it is estimated that Romania spent between 25 and 40 million EURO on strays from 2001 until 2008.
Between 2001 and 2011 the Romanian animal control people have killed hundreds of thousands dogs by spending tens of millions of EUROs in public funds, while the number of stray dogs only grew larger because the authorities quickly came to realize that the mere existence of the strays is a very profitable business!