A newly adopted dog, which was a former stray, sits in a car outside a municipality stray dogs shelter in Bucharest September 27, 2013. Romania's top court ruled in favour of a law to kill tens of ... more 
A newly adopted dog, which was a former stray, sits in a car outside a municipality stray dogs shelter in Bucharest September 27, 2013. Romania's top court ruled in favour of a law to kill tens of thousands of stray dogs from the streets of Bucharest on Wednesday after a four-year-old boy was mauled to death earlier this month. The boy's death triggered street protests demanding action against the capital's more than 60,000 strays, who bite dozens of people every day and are also a deterrent for tourism. Parliament overwhelmingly backed a law that allows local administrations to put down dogs caught in public spaces if they are not adopted within two weeks. Animal rights groups, however, have protested for the dogs to be saved and a group of lawmakers challenged the law in the Constitutional Court. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: ANIMALS CRIME LAW) less 
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Fri, Sep 27, 2013 9:06 AM EDT