“A Lebanese municipality police station went onto the streets in a Beirut neighborhood on Wednesday and shot dozens of stray dogs,” bikyamasr.com reports. “After the violence ended, police walked away, leaving the carnage of the murder for all to see.” Whether or not you believe in canine euthanization, you’ve got to wonder if it’s wise to go around shooting dogs in public. In Beirut. To be fair, the police were not insensitive to potential ricochet or return fire issues . . .
“Burj Hammoud town municipality announces launching a campaign against stray dogs night and day,” a police pre-canine killing statement warned. “So we ask citizens not to panic when hearing gun shots and coordinate with the police officials to end this phenomena [stray dogs].”
Yes, well, that was more than two months ago. Better early than never, I suppose.