- Posted June 10, 2012 by
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Ukrainian animal rights activists protest during EURO 2012
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
On Saturday, June the 9th in many Ukrainian cities (including Ukrainian capital - Kiev ) animal right groups protested against extermination of hundreds of thousands stray dogs. They demanded to stop killing "in the name of UEFA championships preparations" and to start building shelters for animals instead.
In Ivano-Frankivsk (Western Ukraine) members of a local NGO "Dim Sirka" had a demonsration in a city centre. Young Ukrainians demanded to start use European experience in solving stray dogs and cats problem and stop cruelty. They argued, that UEFA championships in Ukraine can not be excuse for killing hundreds of thousands (they estimate their number as 250 000) of helpsess animals.