Stray dogs can be killed, rules Romanian Parliament

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 20:00

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
humane.

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
of dogs.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 20:00
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