Monday, October 24, 2011
What is being called the barbaric killing of the stray dogs in the cities of Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkiv and Lviv before the Euro 2012 soccer championship game. Everyone is accusing the government and the animal control officials for the mass killing of the stray dogs by poisoning them.
The head of the Ukrainian Association of Animal Protection Organizations Asya Serpinska said: It's a slaughterhouse, we are convinced that there is an unofficial order to purge Euro cities of stray animals so that, God forbid, some stray dog doesn't bite some foreigner.
A press attaché at the U.S. Embassy named James Wolf after losing his dog to poison said: It was very upsetting, If something like this happened in the United States or Western Europe, I would imagine the outcry would be sufficient so that somebody gets to the bottom of it and makes sure it stops.
Yes they all are denying the use of poison but the AP has proof of the purchase of zinc phosphate that is used to kill the dogs in a inhumane way.
Read the article by Svetlana Fedas & the AP here.