Bucharest Mayor calls for a referendum to euthanize stray dogs in Romanian Capital. Sorin Oprescu, the Mayor, reacted to the tragic death of a 4 years old boy, killed by stray dogs in a park located in Bucharest.
More than 60 000 stray dogs are on the streets of the Romanian Capital. Thousands of people are bitten every month.
President Traian Basescu asked Government to issue an emergeny decree to solve the problem, saying the current solution of sterilization is inefficent.
NGOs for animal protection reject the solution of euthanization, saying the most efficent is to enforce coherent programs of sterilization.