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After a child is savaged to death it’s time to kill Romania’s stray dogs

by | 8th, September 2013

Aurica Anghel, grandmother of Ionut Anghel, a 4-year old boy who was fatally mauled by stray dogs last Monday after she failed to monitor him for a period of time while in a park, holds his picture during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. The stray dog population of the Romanian capital is around 64 thousand according to city hall sources. The Matei Bals hospital for infectious diseases says it has treated 9,760 people for dogs bites this year, of which a quarter were children. It was the death of the 4-year-old boy that sparked a new debate over killing strays.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

STRAY dogs are a big issue in Eastern Europe . In Bucharest, Romania, Ionut Anghel, a 4-year old boy, was fatally mauled by stray dogs last Monday whilst on a trip to the park with his grandmother.

The stray dog population of the Romanian capital is estimated to be around 64,000 according to city hall sources. The Matei Bals hospital for infectious diseases says it has treated 9,760 people for dogs bites this year, of which a quarter were children.

So. Should strays be rounded up and killed?

Romanian president Traian Basescu says   “dogs should not be put above humans” . He wants the dogs dead. It would be hard to think of anyone who lives in Bucharest who doesn’t want stray dogs

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