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Petitioning Chair of the Committee on Petitions at the European Parliament Mrs Erminia Mazzoni and 17 others

Justice for Disabled Borko! Punish the man who savagely beat him in his own home!


A Lynch Mob and the Media staged a shameful act of barbaric abuse on a family dog and used intimidation in order to force the village Doctor, Dr. George Litov, out of his home and work, only because he is helping the strays in the village, where there is no vet and no shelter. The TV news article in no way criticised the mob for their actions, they only blamed Dr. Litov for helping strays. The Police were called, and they did nothing. They did not even attend.

This is typical of the out of control Media in Bulgaria ...The Bulgarian Journalists are the main instigators of the so-called "war against the stray dogs" this is the exact term they use in their TV shows and articles. They are the ones who encourage the barbaric primitive acts on the defenceless stray animals and should also be held accountable for their despicable actions.

This is the 21st Century, yet Bulgaria, a member state of the European Union, does not prosecute crimes against animals and allows atrocities like these to happen unchallenged.
Bulgaria has very good, modern Animal Welfare Law (APA 2008) that forbids inhumane handling of animals and places strays under special protection. On 14 April 2011, Bulgarian Parliament passed an amendment in the Penal Code, which criminalized Extreme Cruelty to Animals. That came onto force on 27 July, 2011. So, what is the problem then?

The problem is that Bulgaria has no enforcement body to implement the new law and therefore change cannot take place. Bulgaria has no legitimate Zoo police with powers and Bulgarian police officers do not want to bother to investigate and take animal abusers to justice. Since 27 July 2011 we witnessed a number of extreme animal cruelty cases in Bulgaria and no criminal was caught and punished with jail term, or even with a fine. Our complaints go unnoticed and in some cases we've been told to “shut up or else”.

Bulgarian animals live and die in agony! Criminals never get investigated and punished! In most cases Police laugh it off or simply do not accept their duty to protect animals.

This must STOP NOW!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chair of the Committee on Petitions at the European Parliament
    Mrs Erminia Mazzoni
  • European Parliament's Intergroup on the Welfare and Conversation of Animals
    Mr A. Erler
  • Alegro Capital / TV7 Head Office, London, UK
    Mr Patrick Martin, Head of Media, Entertainment and Internet
  • Head Office, London, UK
    Alegro Capital / TV7
  • Ministry of Justice
    Mr Dragomir Nikolov Yordanov
  • Bulgarian Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism
    Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism
  • European Court of Human Rights
    Publishing Office
  • German Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria
    German Embassy
  • USA Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria
    USA Embassy
  • British Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria
    British Embassy
  • Ombudsman Office
  • Public Prosecutor's Office Smolyan
    Public Prosecutor
  • Mayor of Municipality of Devin
    Mr Cvetalin Vasilev Penkov
  • Secretary General of Bulgaria
    Ms Liliya Ivanova
  • Prime Minister of Bulgaria
    Mr Marin Raykov
  • President of Bulgaria
    Mr Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria
  • Council of Europe
    President of the Council of Europe
  • Head Office, Sofia, Bulgaria

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