No mercy for stray dogs in Sofia!
The situation in Bulgaria, in particularly in Sofia, has become really rough. The violent attitude towards stray dogs had escalated very fast and has reached its climax with organized mass killing of stray dogs by regular citizens. Citizens are forming anti-stray-dog- groups for capturing dogs and killing them fearless of any prosecution.
NGO organizations have received pictures of dozens of drowned, decapitated and burned to death bodies of dogs. However there are no actions taken by the government to stop them and to insist on compliance with the Animal Protection Ordinance. You can see pictures of recent killings on the following page (scroll down please).
As shown in the TV-report from 8th of May, 2012 that you can watch HERE, people spread poisoned baits even near children playgrounds. In this video, numerous dead dogs are lying there, where the children play.
Needless to say that the poisoned baits (like shown in the picture below) do not only mean the certain death for the hungry stray dogs who eat them, but they are also a potential danger for owned animals and a serious threat for the children who play here.
taken a little too literally by the municipality of Sofia
how to kill two flies with one blow!
In rude violation of the Bulgarian animal protection law: castrated, still sedated from the surgery and on their way to be dumped back on the streets in this condition.
These pictures were taken in Sofia on May 6, 2012 .
These dogs, lying here on the dirty floor of this old and rotten van, shortly after their sterilization by the company hired by the municipality, have good chances to catch an infection of which they are very likely to die without further veterinary care nor antibiotics.
Such practice might raise the question if the Sofia-municipality did take the term 'trap-neuter-release' too literally or if they had intended to kill two flies with one blow by taking the EU-money for the sterilization, and killing the animals without "real intention" just by letting them to their own fate on the streets, where they are very likely to die of infections?