Turkish street dog massacres

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2006:

ANKARA–Officials of the ruling Islamic nationalist Justice &
Development Party have denied responsibility for the deaths of
hundreds of street dogs whose remains were found at the Mamek refuse
dump in separate lots on March 12, 14, and 24 by veterinarian Burcu
Iskikalp and local animal advocates. Necropsies indicated that at
least two dogs had been raped. A 64-year-old man was charged a week
earlier with raping a dog at a different dump, in Corum.
Turkish law has since 2003 forbidden killing street dogs
except in response to medical emergency, but the law is reportedly
widely defied due to lack of federal government enforcement.

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