07 Apr '12, 2pm

Mickey Rourke to Build Animal Shelter in Romania

The stray dogs of Romania have been a problem since the 1980′s. Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu banned Romanian citizens from having pets. It didn’t take long for unneutered homeless dogs to create an epidemic that has turned into 50,000 dogs living on the streets of Romania. Some starve to death, others freeze, and all would benefit from human companionship, a warm bed, and dog food. In November of 2011, the Romanian government passed a law that made it legal for any homeless animal to be euthanized. Care2 members, known for their passion for animals, started a petition asking the government to educate the public on the benefits of spaying and neutering instead of killing innocent dogs. On January 31, 2012 the Romanian court declared the euthanizing of stray dogs as unconstitutional. While animal rights activists were pleased with that turn of events, they have still...

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