ROVINARI (Gorj county)

More than 100 dogs found dead at the landfill of Petrosani town
April, 7th, 2008

The cause of death of the dogs found dead in Rovinari one week ago was poisoning, the toxicology tests revealed. The substance is not being produced in Romania anymore.

Police opened an investigation. The dead animals (street dogs) were found by animal welfare organizations. They say the animals were killed by order of the mayor, after he announced that every dog brought to city hall padock will be paid 10 lei.

The mayor denies and says it is a set up of his political opponents.

Source: Realitatea TV