10K Stray Dogs to Be Shot
Kyrgyzstan says it can't afford to build shelters for them
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2011 12:58 PM CST
Kyrgyzstan says it can't afford to build shelters for its strays.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – From bad to worse: Last year, Kyrgyzstan shot 5,000 stray dogs, unable to afford the $300,000 it would have cost to build shelters for them. This year, that figure is depressingly higher: Officials in the capital city of Bishkek say budgetary woes are forcing them to shoot the city's estimated 10,000 stray dogs, reports the AP. A city hall rep—who says the dogs are being killed in the early morning and evening by a team of 10 shooters and dog catchers—urged the world not to consider the act barbaric. (Click for another tragic animal tale.)

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Feb 17, 2011 2:07 AM CST
that what republicans will be doing the poor here soon enough.
Feb 15, 2011 8:17 PM CST
Just sad.
Feb 15, 2011 7:17 PM CST
"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated." - Gandhi. enough said.