Bucharest: A parliament committee has
passed a draft law that says stray dogs can be killed.
Hundreds of animals rights' activists gathered outside
Parliament to protest the Tuesday decision. Protesters called
for stray dogs to be sterilised, saying it is cheaper and more
Romania has long had a problem with stray dogs, with
an estimated 30,000 of them in the capital alone.
Authorities say 1,500 people were bitten in the
capital during January and February.
In 2006, a Japanese tourist was killed by a stray dog,
and earlier this year, a woman was mauled to death by a pack
First Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 20:00