Mon, 16 Sep 2019

Dozens of animal rights activists protested in the Iranian capital over the weekend against the abuse and killings of stray dogs by the municipality.

The protests were held outside Tehran's city hall after a video emerged online showing the gruesome killings of stray dogs, including puppies, with injections that made them whine and cry in pain before dying. Activists said they believed the dogs had been put down with acid injections.

The video led to widespread outrage on social media, prompting activists to renew their calls for legislation to protect animals.

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