Some parts of Bucharest are dog free

Woof! We had to pay a visit to Bucurestii Noi yesterday morning, to Jiului to be precise, and as we emerged from the metro we were met by a pack of four rather unpleasant looking, and ferociously barking stray dogs. They appeared to have emerged from the courtyard of a factory whose gates had been… Continue reading Some parts of Bucharest are dog free

Dogs. Again. Woof!

Excellent report in the once indispensible but now rarely inspired Ziarul Financiar (ZF). It shows that the budget of the ASPA (the agency responsible for dealing with stray dogs in Bucharest) is €3.3 million per year (which comes directly from the city council’s own budget). This will, according to ZF, be spent on a number… Continue reading Dogs. Again. Woof!

Bucharest Stray Dogs Latest: Phanariots, not Ceausescu, to blame

Bucharest’s mayor, Sorin Oprescu, today confirmed what we at Bucharest Life have long been saying: that Nicolae Ceausescu is not to blame for Bucharest’s stray dog problem. No, according to Oprescu (who faces an election in a month’s time), it is the Phanariots we should blame. (In brief, the Phanariots were Turkish-appointed Greeks who ruled… Continue reading Bucharest Stray Dogs Latest: Phanariots, not Ceausescu, to blame

Six-year-old killed by stray dogs. Go on, tell us it was his ‘own fault’

Not a good weekend for the humans in Romania’s ongoing civil war between stray dogs and people. On Saturday, a six-year-old boy in a village in Suceava was killed by a pack of stray dogs, while yesterday a woman in Arad was seriously injured after being attacked by a pack of dogs in Arad. That… Continue reading Six-year-old killed by stray dogs. Go on, tell us it was his ‘own fault’

Why mass killing will not solve Romania’s street dog problem

David Newall of Romanian Animal Welfare Coalition (RAWC) puts forward the case for neutering, education and … street cleaning You may assume that, speaking on behalf of an animal welfare organisation, I’m bound to take the ‘softy’ route and condemn legislation permitting municipalities to kill street dogs en masse. And you’d be right. Because the… Continue reading Why mass killing will not solve Romania’s street dog problem