Government of Bulgaria: Stop the torture of helpless animals
  • Petitioning Rosen Plevneliev

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President of Bulgaria
Rosen Plevneliev
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Environment and Water
Ministry of Environment and Water
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Public Relations Department
Public Relations Department
Protocol Department
Protocol Department
Mayoress of Pernik, Bulgaria
Mrs. Yanakieva
Minister of State Administration
Minister of State Administration (Minister of State Administration)

Government of Bulgaria: Stop the torture of helpless animals

    1. Marie Ciccarone
    2. Petition by

      Marie Ciccarone

      Los Angeles, CA

Stray animals are suffering gunshots, dismemberment and horrific levels of abuse in Bulgaria on account of the government not enforcing its own animal protection laws. These animals need to be protected and their cruel abusers brought to justice.  

 

THE STORY

The stray animals of Bulgaria have a serious problem.  They are being tortured in countless ways and the government is doing absolutely nothing to stop it.  Stray dogs are shot by sadists who use them for target practice, amputating their limbs, ripping out their tongues and performing other unspeakable cruelties to these helpless animals. 

Bulgaria established the Animal Protection Act of 2008 which forbids inhumane handling of animals and places strays under special protection, and on April 14, 2011, Bulgarian Parliament passed an amendment in the penal code, which criminalizes extreme cruelty to animals.  But these legal protections are not being enforced by their police force or by their government.  Animal torturers are left completely unpunished, not even having to pay a fine.  Cruelty cases never even go to court.

Bulgaria receives millions of Euros in funding each year to deal with their stray population.  The European Union advises all member states that all animals are sentient beings and should be treated humanely.  They advise member states to adhere to animal protocol, yet Bulgaria continues to ignore this.

 

OUR STANCE

I strongly oppose:

1.  the torture and inhumane treatment of Bulgaria’s stray animals.

2.  the Bulgarian government’s negligence on this matter.

 

I ask for the following changes:

1.  Bulgaria needs to start enforcing its own animal welfare laws.

2.  Bulgarian police are obliged to stop anyone found torturing or abusing stray animals.

3.  The convicted must face the full measure of the law.

 

Bulgaria is now being tagged by many as “The Dark Territory”, regarded as a nation of sadistic animal haters and torturers.  Millions of people are boycotting Bulgaria, and this is one of the reasons the country continues to be vilified.

 

OUR GOAL

We are calling on the Bulgarian government to start upholding its animal protection laws, and convicting animal abusers with the full weight of the law.  We are calling on Bulgarian police to enforce the protection of strays from abuse, convicting anyone found guilty of such atrocities. 

Just because an animal is a stray does not mean its life has no value, and we want to see these victimized stray animals of Bulgaria ushered into safe surroundings, free of the threat of inhumane treatment.  We want to see Bulgaria’s animal abusers face hefty punishment by law, and its government officials turn their attention to this matter and act.

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    • Erika Piwek HURGHADA, EGYPT
      • 4 months ago

      Weil ich Tiere liebe und sie es wert sind, beschuetzt zu werden!!!

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    • Claire Sutton MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      Many animals experience pain, anxiety and suffering, physically and psychologically, when they are held in captivity or subjected to starvation, social isolation, physical restraint, or painful situations from which they cannot escape. Even if it is not the same experience of pain, anxiety, or suffering undergone by humans- or even other animals, including members of the same species- an individual's pain, suffering, and anxiety matter. stop cruelty of innocent animals.... please

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    • Dimitar Krastev PIRDOP, BULGARIA
      • 4 months ago

      I love animal's and i believe they deserve to live a happy life.

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    • Robb Nelson OAKVILLE, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      This is an unbelievable display of suffering. The government at all levels needs to makes changes in its legislation and governance of cruelty to animals. Scenes like this should never happen. The perpetrator of each crime needs to be punished financially, emtionally and physically. There is no excuse for things like this to happen. If you expect people to take your country seriously, having issues like this will keep up a bad reputation. If we the informed and educated could stop this, I would personally visit your country and issue public executions of anyone who I found to be commiting crimes such as these. I am embarrassed that citizens of your country, governement included, consider themselves a part of the human race. As far as I'm concerned, as long as grotesquely violent abuse like this occurs, those accountable are worthless.

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    • Gloria Cruz ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL
      • 4 months ago

      This is important to me because all animals deserve respect. If someone does not like animals then please do not hurt them, it is hard enough for them living on the street without any protection or shelter fro the elements. Please have some compassion on these poor animals.

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