Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ukraine Temporary Moratorium on Killing Stray Dogs

With the Euro 2012 football championships just around the corner, one of the host nations, Ukraine, began cleaning its streets by killing stray dogs but has now called a moratorium on the practice following an outcry from international animal welfare groups. The aim is to house them in shelters instead.

However, the ban is only due to last for six months. The long-term policy is unclear.

(full story in Guardian newspaper or see Naturewatch's Report of Stray Animal Control in Ukraine).

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