Constitutional Court in Romania has ruled that the law that allows euthanaziation of stray dogs is “constitutional”, Romanian media reported. Several hundreds animal rights activits are protesting against the decision in front of the Court’s building.
New law passed by Parliament says stray dogs catched on the streets will be kept for 14 days in the shelters and if nobody adopt them, they can be euthanazied, but only if there are no funds and places in shelters for the dogs.
Last step in the bureaucratic procedure of the new law is a Presidential decree. Romanian President Traian Basescu said he would issue the decree.
New poll shows over one third of the Romanians (34,7%) believe stray dogs have to be sterilized and placed in shelters, 31,8 % say they should be adopted or euthanized, while 25 % say the solution for stray dogs is euthanasia.