Adopted after several weeks of delays, the law passed with 168 “pro” votes, 111 “against” and 11 “abstentions”. Still, the final decision is to be be taken by local authorities, which have to decide on the appropriate methods to get rid of stray dogs.
For several times, civil society, national and international animal rights groups protested against this measure. According to some, this measure was adopted with the purpose of enriching local authorities with substantial funds that will be allocated for these actions. They argue that the most effective and civilized solution is the sterilization of dogs, as over a period of time, their number will decrease naturally.
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