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12.06.2013

The police found the dog’s body burried just outside the village. Raycho, the owner, has been detained for 24 hours. The Procecution is said to be working on the case.

The Bulgarian public was once again shocked by a case of animal cruelty in a village near Plovdiv. Tied to the draw-bar of a car and dragged on for many kilometers, a helpless dog suffered horrible injuries as it left a long bloody trail to the margins of the village, before it was dumped to die there.

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A witness to the crime – Nikoleta Angelova, a student, saw the horrible scene on her way to Greece last Friday and tried to stop the torture. She was dismissed by Mr. Ivanov who told her:  “the dog has to suffer”. She photographed the crime and posted it on Facebook. After it sturred great anger online, a report was filed with the local police.

The police report to have found the person whose car and dog this is. The man is 55 year old Raycho Ivanov from the village Topalovo (near Asenovgrad), a plumber. He was taken into custody briefly and dismissed.

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The media have broadcasted a photo of the alleged perpetrator 

The reports on the dog’s condition and whereabouts are conflicting – it is said to be taken to a veterinary assistance the next day – Saturday. We do not have information whether the dog is still in veterinary care, or returned to the owner.

Raycho Ivanov’s neighbours comment that he is a man of bad temper and quickly becomes agressive when he is upset. According to the Police this was supposed to be a punishment for the dog who had somehow misbehaved.

Bulgaria was the last EU country to list animal cruelty as a crime – in 2011. The Procecution Beauro in Assenovgrad has begun an investigation on the case of animal cruelty. If Raycho Ivanov is found guilty he will be facing a fine up to 5 000 Bulgarian leva (2 500E) and up to 3 years in prison.

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10 June 2013 | News

Facebook comments:

  1. David Moore

    send this idiot to me and I will tie him to the back of my car

  2. Tom O'Brien

    He deserves long slow torture.

  3. Sabine

    abartiger Bastard hoffentlich schmort er irgendwann in der Hölle

  4. MJH Germany

    Speechless — especially about the police: give the poor dog back to die… Incredible!

  5. Margarita

    After I got the story from a friend of mine in Bulgaria, I could not stay calm. My heart ached bitterly! Anyway, I wrote to many Bulgarian organisations for help, but do you think I got a reply back? Nothing!
    The only people who replied were not Bulgarians, believe it or not …
    Karen Menczer from an Animal welfare organisation and Merritt Clifton from Animal People were the only people who wrote back with info and suggestions.
    Anyway, the system in Bulgaria is quite slow, so there is a though for creating an Animal Defence League, meaning vets, solicitors, animal care workers, prosecution(!) etc to get together and try put cases together to present at court room …
    It might sound as impossible or hilarious, but if we only write, or sit on our backsides, watch and wait somebody else to do it, nothing will happen!
    Awaiting for your ideas or comments at margi_k@yahoo.com

  6. Madeleine Greutert

    So eine gemeine Bestie, gehört für immer weggesperrt, dass ist für mich ja noch ein mildes Urteil, für die abscheuliche Tat die er begannen hat an einem unschuldigen und wehrlosen Tier!! :-(((((

  7. Anonymous

    HE DESERVED TO SOFFERING THE SAME AND MORE…..MUCH MORE

    THERE IS NOT ONE BULGARIAN WITNESS OR HUMAN BEING TO STOP THIS BRUTALLY

    TREATMENT ????

    QUESTO FIGLIO DELLA MIGNOTTA DOVREBBE ESSERE IN CARCERE MILLE ANNI

    …E LÌ SOTTOMESSO ALLA STESSA TORTURA…ESSERE TRASCINATO MILLE ORE

    FINCHE NON RESTI DI QUESTA MERDA NEMMENO LE OSSA

  8. Anonymous

    Wer so etwas abscheuliches mit einem Tier macht der hat auch keine Hemmung davor Menschen ähnliches anzutun! Einfach nur krank, pervers, und eiskalt!!!!!!! Bei solchen Mensche kann nicht viel im Kopf los sein!!!!

  9. kaka

    dożywocie !

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