Romanian lawmakers voted to make it legal to euthanize the tens of thousands of stray dogs they have all over the country.
The strays live amongst the people, crossing streets, sleeping on sidewalks and even riding on buses.
Even though most dogs are trying to just get by, same as the people, people have been killed in the past by packs of strays but it's extremely rare.
Animal groups have been calling for sterilization funding it seems the authorities think it'll be easier to just kill the dogs.
An animal rights activist said:
"It is a brutal law which will not resolve the problem of street dogs, but will line the pockets [of mayors from the ruling Democratic Liberal Party.]"
Many strays are tagged with collars, showing they've been sterilized, but they are still susceptible to being picked up, thrown in a shelter for 30 days, then euthanized.
All those poor doggies. Let's hope Romania has a lot of wanna be dog parents.
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