A 4-year-old boy has died and his 6-year-old brother was injured this afternoon after they were attacked by a pack of stray dogs outside a park in northern Bucharest (Parcul Tei, to be precise).
The NGOs which usually rush to tell us that the dogs are innocent and that the boys must have brought the attack on themselves have so far kept shtum.
Has a line been crossed? We doubt it.
Meantime, we have been trawling through a number of articles written about this tragedy by local bloggers this afternoon, of the which the best is this, by Simona Tache. If you read Romanian, it is well worth a look.
So is this piece of genius.
The headline translates as:
Oprescu solves Bucharest’s stray dog problem: people found in parks will be caught and taken to shelters
Alas we know for a fact that there are people who will think this is not a spoof and welcome the idea.
UPDATE: It has started. We love the wording of this post from a Save the Dogs group on Facebook: (‘he was left alone’)