05 May '11, 10am

Estimates put number of stray dogs living on streets of Bucharest, Romania at 100,000. Proposal in works to kill them.

Estimates put number of stray dogs living on streets of Bucharest, Romania at 100,000. Proposal in works to kill them.

The stray dogs that live on the streets of Bucharest and throughout the rest of Romania are at the center of a drama that is being played out by politicians, dog catchers, animal activists and the public. Unless action is taken soon, the end result will likely be a mass slaughter of thousands of animals. The number of homeless dogs in Romania has grown to critical numbers. It is estimated there may be as many as 100,000 living in the capital city of Bucharest. They can be seen wandering on every street and hopping on and off public transportation. The dogs lead pathetic lives scrounging for food and being hunted down by dog catchers who are notorious for torturing and brutally killing the animals through electrocution or slashing their throats. Generally the animals they capture are young puppies or friendly older dogs. The public blames the problem on former Romanian dict...

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