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

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

Bucharest’s stray dog problem has nothing to do with Nicolae Ceausescu

We come in peace. Whatever side of the barricades you find yourself on in the the Bucharest stray dog debate, can we suggest that we all decide to agree on the fact that the stray dog problem – like so many others for which he gets the blame in contemporary Romania – has nothing whatsoever… Continue reading Bucharest’s stray dog problem has nothing to do with Nicolae Ceausescu

Dogs in parliament

Well, not quite dogs in parliament, but today in Romania’s lower house a vote on the never-ending matter of Romania’s stray dogs should see local councils once again have the power to deal with the stray dog problem as they – and they alone – see fit. This will include the right to kill them.… Continue reading Dogs in parliament

How many?

Here’s a news story for all those people who think feeding Bucharest’s stray dogs is a good idea: Dogs maul Romanian woman to death Yep, it’s happened again. (The poor woman mauled to death yesterday was not the first person to be killed by Bucharest’s stray dogs). So we were wondering: How many people have… Continue reading How many?