Huffpost Green

10,000 Stray Dogs To Be Shot In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted: Updated:

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Officials in the capital of Kyrgyzstan say budgetary constraints are forcing them to shoot the city's estimated 10,000 stray dogs rather than build shelters for them.

Bishkek city hall spokesman Pavel Klimenko told The Associated Press on Tuesday that around 5,000 strays were shot last year because the impoverished Central Asian nation couldn't afford kennels that would have cost $300,000.

He said the dogs this year are being killed in the early morning and in the evening by a team of 10 shooters and dog catchers.

Klimenko urged the world not to consider the act barbaric.

Around the Web

Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek to shoot 10000 stray dogs | World | RIA Novosti

Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek to shoot 10000 stray dogs | Central Asia News.Net

Should we kill our stray dogs? « A wide angle view of India

Kyrgyzstan: Dog (Will Be) Gone, 10000 of 'Em |

Overwhelming: 10000 Dogs Run Stray In St. Louis - KTVI

In Hard-Bitten Baghdad, Tough Tactics on Strays -

Baguio vaccinates 10000 dogs in anti-rabies drive | The Manila ...

From Our Partners