- Title: ROMANIA: FORMER ACTRESS BRIGITTE BARDOT APPEALS TO ROMANIANS TO ADOPT STRAY DOGS
- Date: 6th February 1998
- Summary: BUCHAREST, ROMANIA (FEBRUARY 5, 1998) (AGENCY POOL - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV OF WILD DOGS IN STREET IN BUCHAREST (2 SHOTS) 0.09 2. LV/SLV/CU OF DOG CATCHERS CHASING DOGS AND KILLING THEM (4 SHOTS) 0.38 3. SV EMERGENCY HOSPITAL IN BUCHAREST/ DOCTORS SHOWING HUNDREDS 0.45 4. SV/CU CHILD RECEIVING RABIES INJECTION AFTER DOG BITE (2 SHOTS) 0.53 5. SLV/SV BRIGITTE BARDOT FEEDING DOGS/ BEING KISSED ON MOUTH BY DOG (4 SHOTS) 1.8 6. SV MAN TAKING A WILD DOG TO HILTON HOTEL TO BE ADOPTED BY BARDOT 1.20 7. MCU BARDOT SAYING "I KNOW THEY ARE PROBLEMS FOR THE PEOPLE HERE, BUT I AM BRIGITTE BARDOT AND I TAKE CARE OF ANIMALS" (FRENCH) 1.29 8. SV/MCU OF BARDOT AT BOOK LAUNCH (5 SHOTS) 2.00 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
- Country: Romania
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- Story Text: Former actress Brigitte Bardot who has become a militant animal rights campaigner, is appealing to Ronanians to adopt stray dogs.
There are an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 strays on the streets of Bucharest and they bite up to 50 people every day.
Former screen sex symbol and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot has travelled to Romania to appeal to authorities in Bucharest not to kill thousands of stray dogs who are causing havoc in the capital city.
There are between 100,000 and 200,000 wild dogs on the streets of Bucharest and they currently bite 50 people every day, twice the number in New York, a city three time larger.
Bardot adopted two of the strays while in Bucharest to launch her memoirs "Initials BB." On Thursday (February 5) she fed strays who were slated to be killed.
Bardot, 64, is the most prominent speaker due to address an international conference on Friday to set up a programme to sterilise Bucharest's stray dogs to keep down their number.
She is leading calls for a humane way to deal with the packs of dogs roaming city streets and wandering at will through hospitals, office buildings, restaurants and airport runways.
Her first visit to Romania touched off a flurry of media attention, with one private television station broadcasting the reception live on its main evening news bulletin.
She told well-heeled Bucharest residents that she was devoting Romanian royalties from her memoirs to stray animals and to Romania's 100,000 orphans and 2,500 street children.
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