Cruel measures to control animal overpopulation are legally used in
different countries on domestic companion pets on the street, as well as
wild animals. Even if they are not strictly legal in some places, the authorities have no interest in enforcing the law and are even the ones who are breaking it.

There is no regard for the animals terrible &
prolonged suffering, despite humane methods being available. In some
countries officials pay citizens to kill stray dogs and they do not care
if it is done if the most cruel of ways – even burning them alive!

many of these countries, the cruelty of these animal overpopulation
control measures reflects on the countries contemptuous attitude towards
these animals as a society.

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Mayor Pays Citizens To Murder Stray Dogs

To cut stray animal overpopulation, the Mayor of San Luis Río Colorado,
Sonora, México pays citizens around $20 to slaughter strays in any way
they wish. $20 is around what it would cost for a charity organisation
to neuter each dog and release them onCe they were fully recovered. The
Mayor, Manuel Baldenebro Arredondo, sees nothing wrong in citizens
killing innocent stray dogs using extremely cruel methods such as
poisoning, stabbing and beating them to death.

In other parts of Mexico, legal and acceptable animal overpopulation control methods include electrocution of stray animals.

Below: A nursing female stray dog that has been violently
bludgeoned to death and her fragile puppies trying desperately to suckle
from her dead body. These puppies will die now too, as the mother will
no longer produce milk for them.
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A nursing female stray dog that has been violently bludgeoned to death and her fragile puppies trying desperately to suckle from her dead body. These puppies will die now too, as the mother will no longer produce milk for them. (Credits: Picture - Information -

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Ukraine Burn Dogs Alive For Euro 2012

Over the last four years, at least 50,000 stray dogs have been cruelly
burned alive, shot, beaten to death, hanged and poisoned in Ukraine.
These actions are to cut the stray animal overpopulation before 1.5
million people are expected to visit Ukraine for the Euro 2012 football
tournament the country is hosting.

Around 7000 dogs a month in
Donetsk alone are being killed in this horrifically painful and inhumane
ways. Purposely poisoned dogs that are suffering tremendously painful
and distressing deaths are heartlessly thrown in to the bin to die.


in Ukraine are suspected of corruption and pocketing 99% of the funds
that should be used for animal overpopulation controls. With the 1%
left, they choose cheap and inhumane methods. Animals who are poisoned
suffer prolonged and agonising deaths. Evidence filmed in the country by
charity Naturewatch shows dogs with their bodies racked by spasms in
their death-throes.


country has mobile incinerators in to which they throw innocent stray
dogs alive and fully conscious, after first paralysing their muscles
with a syringe gun. This is so they cannot struggle and escape and have
no hope of defending themselves.

The Ukraine want to get rid of
the stray animal overpopulation problem there before Euro 2012, but do
not want people to know that this is how they are going about it.

Below: Clockwise starting from top left: Boycott Euro 2012 in
Ukraine banner; body of a dog visibly burning after being thrown in to a
portable furnace in Ukraine whilst alive and fully conscious, just
paralysed by a drug; innocent dogs beaten, poisoned and shot dead due to
cruel animal overpopulation measures being used in Ukraine in time for
Euro 2012.


animal overpopulation ukraine euro 2012 dogs killed incinerated poisoned beaten shot boycott

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The Burning Alive And Massacres of Stray Animals In Romania

Although they are part of the EU, Romania ignores EU animal cruelty
laws. It illegally and inhumanely kills numerous animals secretly,
behind closed doors every day.

Romania’s animal overpopulation
controls involve beating stray animals to death, hacking them to death
with axes, and burning them alive.

The authorities do not just
do this to animals in their own municipal pounds, where the dogs are
kept in inhumane conditions before they are killed. They are also known
to forcibly enter rescues run by charitable organisations, and massacre
the innocent animals in those establishments too.

For example,
230 dogs and puppies were massacred overnight in a rescue run by The
Ador Association in Botosani, Romania. The massacre was ordered by
Mayor, Catalin Mugurel Flutur, and possibly the Chief Veterinarian.
Volunteers arriving at the rescue to tend to the dogs in the morning
were confronted by their blood soaked dead bodies and officials.

Below: Just SOME of the 230 innocent dogs that had no idea they
were going to be massacred by the Romanian authorities following orders
of the Mayor that same night, and that horrified and devastated
volunteers would be confronted with their blood soaked bodies the next

The photographs were taken by volunteers hours before
the massacre, at the charitable rescue run by The Ador Association in
Botosani, Romania.

Volunteers bring Romanian dogs and puppies to
safety at the rescue, in order to save them from the cruelty of the
Romanian authorities and citizens, who take them to inhumane municipal
pounds and kill them in inhumane ways such as beating or hacking them to
death and burning them alive.

This is their form of animal overpopulation control, instead of humanely operated capture-neuter-release programs.

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Just SOME of the 230 innocent dogs that had no idea they were going to be massacred by the Romanian authorities following orders of the Mayor that same night, and that horrified and devastated volunteers would be confronted with their blood soaked bodies the next morning



has been known for people who try to save street dogs from the
authorities’ illegal, inhumane and unjust treatment, to be killed.

Magyari Loredana, a citizen of Romania, is brave enough to speak out and share this:

am Romanian and do everything I can to help stray dogs.We have a dog
shelter in our city financed by a German Organisation. They also do
sterilisations twice a year. I am thankful to these foreign people that
help us. Otherwise the same as in Botosani would happen here. The
authorities in our city illegally kill hundreds of dogs. Such things are
normal in our country. The stray dogs in Romania are a money making
industry. I hear every day about animal cruelty in our country. I could
not kill an animal even if somebody would offer me all the money in the
world. Most of the Romanian authorities, and Romanian people, have no
respect for the animals. PLEASE, we need help from outside to convince
the Government that the solution is sterilisation. If they leave the
local authorities to decide what to do with the animals, we will have
such terrible news every day. And most of it we will not even know
about. The people who commit such things should be punished by the law.
stray dogs should die more until we can change the situation in
Romania? I am ashamed to live here!”


To see video footage of Romanian animal abuse, open this link:

Romanian Stray Dog Cruelty Videos


week, hundreds of innocent, terrified dogs of all ages are taken to the
Chief Veterinarian’s crematorium facility, approximately seven
kilometres from Tulcea in Romania. There, they are BURNED ALIVE.
Despite the opposition to these actions, and even court cases won,
hundreds of innocent puppies and dogs continue to be burned alive there
every week because of Romania’s cruel animal overpopulation measures.


animal lovers put themselves at risk to try to help save animals from
cruelty. They remark at how Romanians are brought up to have no respect
or compassion for animals and to be violent towards them.

beat the street animals to death, or shoot them, or hurt and kill them
any way they can. It seems to be a pass time for citizens to ‘help
solve’ the animal overpopulation problem by finding ways to torture
these innocent animals to death.

Thirteen dogs were tortured and
beheaded for no reason by Romanian factory workers. Dog rescue
volunteers who help stray dogs also find themselves to be targets of
such dog hating people.

Below: This is Lori the dog. In Romania, someone attacked her with
a screwdriver, leaving her for dead and in excruciating pain. She only
survived because ‘Our Friends Dog Rescue’
came to her aid. The rescue, based in Romania, is under threat of
closure from authorities, and if they cannot raise £8,000 by June, all
the dogs in their care will be forcibly and inhumanely killed by the
authorities. Most Citizens accept horrifically inhumane animal
overpopulation controls with complete indifference.

animal overpopulation Romania dog Lori screwdriverattack

People also set traps for street dogs to get caught in. In one such trap
they slowly get strangled to death as they try to escape. Either that,
or as the wire tightens around their body, it slowly cuts them in half.

dog was rescued from such a trap in Romania by a Romanian animal lover,
who named the dog Petronel. Petronel was found caught in a trap being
choked to death, and there was another tight wire around his middle that
was cutting deeply in to him, almost cutting him in half. On taking him
to the vet, the rescuer was told that Petronel had also been
permanently blinded due to a blow to the head.

rescuer sat on the veterinary clinic steps and wept. Many people passed
by but nobody showed any compassion. Then Petronel’s rescuer felt a
gentle touch to the leg. It was Petronel. Through all his misery and
pain, and despite what humans had done to him, this blind, gentle,
terribly abused little creature, still wanted to show love, affection
and comfort.

Cruelty like this goes on all the time in Romania. Sadly, Petronel is just one example amongst a huge number of other cases.

Below: This little puppy, Hope-Angel, was beaten so viciously that
she was left paralysed and permanently unable to use her back legs at
all. ‘Our Friends’, or ‘prietenii Nostri’ Dog Rescue
rescued Angel and found her a loving home away from people who think it
is acceptable to treat innocent animals with such cruelty.

animal overpopulation puppy Hope Angel beaten paralysedRomania


Among other animals, horses
are being badly maltreated in Romania. Horses are often over worked,
continuing to be viciously whipped even they have collapsed or the load
is too heavy for them to pull.

Wild horses are being caught so
and then sold for slaughter. They are kept in inhumane conditions until
they travel to their destination where they will be slaughtered. When
traveling, the mares are separated from their foals, even if the foals
are under one week old. The horses are cruelly transported over 23.5
hours without any food or water. Unsurprisingly, several die from
dehydration or injuries sustained on the journey.

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Serbian Torture Of Dogs

Even countries that apparently have some animal welfare laws, such as
Serbia, treat animals with contempt, inflicting horrific torture and
abuse on them. If this abuse is ever reported to authorities, they are
not interested in enforcing animal welfare laws and no prosecutions are

Poison is regularly put out to kill street dogs –
causing them horrendously prolonged and painful deaths. They are
tortured to death by citizens: beaten, shot, hacked to death – killed
any way imaginable.

Below: This innocent and non-aggressive dog, who was minding it’s
own business and not being a threat to anyone, was mercilessly shot
until dead in front of people.

This innocent and non-aggressive dog, who was minding it's own business and not being a threat to anyone, was mercilessly shot until dead in front of people.

Below is a video showing dog torture in Serbia:

People have even gone to the trouble of seeking out animal rescues in
Serbia and thrown poisoned meat over the fence of the rescues, killing
the dogs in the rescue’s care. Volunteers arriving at the rescues have
been devastated to find the dogs, that were not doing any harm to
anyone, had been purposely sought out and murdered.

In order to
deal with the animal overpopulation, local authorities are known to pay
people to inhumanely murder these innocent animals.

Even when
seemingly humane ‘Capture, Neuter, Release’ programs are implemented by
local authorities, the dogs are neutered but thrown out on to the street
long before they are recovered and while still very vulnerable to
infection, many with open wounds. Sadly, many of them die a prolonged
and painful death due to this.

Below: This female dog, Coral, was found dieing in a ditch in
excruciating pain after being neutered by the Serbian authorities.

was thrown back on the street having had no stitches and no after care.
Her intestines were spilling out of her stomach and she was left in
terrible pain. She was rescued by Serbia’s Forgotten Paws, but sadly
died. There are many more like Coral, the result of
capture-neuter-release programs not being carried out properly.

with animal overpopulation problems often receive grants from the EU
for these programs, but corruption means it is misused, so animals
continue to suffer.

This female dog, Coral, was found dieing in a ditch in excruciating pain after being neutered by the Serbian authorities

Dogs are rarely kept as pets by Serbian people but instead have a life
of loneliness and misery permanently chained up outside in all weathers
to protect belongings and property.

Dogs are not neutered by
owners and are regularly abandoned, and abandoned dogs and newly born
puppies freeze to death in the low temperatures.

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Dog And Cat Poisonings In Montenegro

Animal lover Marija, from Nis in Serbia contacted us using the form at
the bottom of the page and told us about terrible abuse of dogs and cats
in Montenegro.

You can find out what is happening to animals in Montenegro and see photographic evidence of it by clicking HERE.

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Torture Of Dogs In Bulgaria


Below: 6 months old puppy was beaten viciously, then tied up to a
car and dragged for a while with a high speed. The pup ended up with
horrific injuries and was left to die in the garden by the owner to die.

All this happened in front of many witnesses, including
neighbours, but nobody reported it. After three days, the puppy was
rescued and found to have 3 broken legs, broken toes on the back legs,
multiple open wounds, some infected, torn ligaments and the worst –
infection spreads fast and could get to the bones.

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Below: Bulgaria deal with the animal overpopulation in inhumane
ways such as mass poisoning of dogs and cats, which causes slow and
excruciatingly painful deaths.

Animal overpopulation Control Mass Poisoning Of Dogs slow painful death internal rupture

The video below gives an insight in to how animals in Bulgaria suffer:


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Moldovan Dog Cruelty

Every single day Moldovan dogs are abused,
tortured and killed using extremely cruel animal overpopulation controls. There are thousands of homeless dogs on the streets and the Moldovan Government is not interested in using humane methods to solve this problem. They
seem to feel that killing them with unbelievable cruelty is perfectly acceptable.

Everybody in Moldova knows it happens, but
nobody seems to care enough to help these dogs. In fact, most
citizens of Moldova support this cruelty and are keen for a larger number of dogs to be killed this way. They regularly call the dog killers and request vans to collect dogs and take them to the “territory
of death”.

Dogs are known to be tortured before their death by being skinned alive for their fur. Their fur is sold at local markets and used to be made in to such items as belts.

Other dogs are killed simply because they are on the
streets, and it is easier to kill them in inhumane, brutal and cruel ways instead of investing
money and helping them in civilized, humane ways.

Below: Animal overpopulation control methods are extremely cruel in Moldova and include beating street dogs to death and skinning them alive.

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EU Member States Breaking Animal Welfare Laws

Countries that are members of the European Union are required to treat
animals humanely. This video shows the truth about how members
inhumanely treat their animals and use cruel overpopulation controls:

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Please Boycott Countries Cruel To Animals – And Tell Them Why

When many people refuse to support the tourism industry of countries who
use cruel animal overpopulation controls, or have poor animal welfare
standards in general is a good way to force them to think about the
issue of raising animal welfare standards.

What is even more
effective is contacting the Tourism Departments of the countries and
explaining to them that, although you are happy to visit countries with
high animal welfare standards, you will never contribute to their
tourism industry, because you know how their animals are treated.
Including an outline of the abuse you know about is also very helpful.

may also be worth mentioning that any denial is pointless, as there is a
huge amount of indefensible evidence available on the web.

is definitely worth saying that you will be doing all you can to spread
the word and put people off visiting their country because of their
treatment of animals. You could add that the majority, not the minority,
of people in other countries find the maltreatment of animals

You could suggest that, if they do not want to be
seen as an uncivilised, unevolved country, they educate their people to
feel compassion for animals, and they also implement and ENFORCE severe
punishments by law for all animal cruelty.

It could be
suggested to them that a civilised, humane way of dealing with animal
overpopulation issues is by implementing catch-neuter-release programs
in a HUMANE way. A humane way being: treating the animals humanely
throughout & releasing them only after they are fully healed and not
at risk of infection or falling in to bad health once back on the

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Want To Help Stop Animal Cruelty And Suffering?

Turning your anger in to action is the only way things
actually get changed for animals. There are numerous ways to help animals, and they can be found in the Help Stop Animal Cruelty & Suffering section of this site.

You can target one area of animal cruelty to help stop, such
as cruel animal overpopulation controls, or you can help stop
animal cruelty and suffering in general.

There are many different ways to help animals suitable for lots of
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The Help Stop Animal Cruelty And Suffering contains the tools you need to actually change the future for animals.

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Do You Know Of Cruel Attitudes & Animal Overpopulation Controls In Any Countries?

Do you know of any cruel animal overpopulation controls being used
anywhere, or do you know of places where most citizens have the attitude
that such animal cruelty is acceptable?






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