×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: romania | dogs | euthanized | court

Romania: Court Rules Dogs Can Be Euthanized

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 07:45 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania's constitutional court has ruled that a bill on euthanizing stray dogs is legal, weeks after a 4-year-old boy's fatal mauling in Bucharest prompted the government to draft legislation allowing the killing of strays.

Hundreds of dog lovers blocked a main road after Tuesday's court ruling in protest. The bill needs to be signed by the president before it can become law.

Parliament voted on Sept. 10 to allow strays to be euthanized. They will be taken to shelters and, if not adopted or claimed within 14 days, killed.

Bucharest City Hall says there are 64,000 stray dogs in the capital, while animal rights groups say there are 40,000. A hospital that handles infectious diseases has treated 9,760 people for dog bites in the first eight months of the year.

© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Europe
Romania's constitutional court has ruled that a bill on euthanizing stray dogs is legal, weeks after a 4-year-old boy's fatal mauling in Bucharest prompted the government to draft legislation allowing the killing of strays.
romania,dogs,euthanized,court
132
2013-45-25
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 07:45 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved