Once again animal-lovers in Bulgaria are shocked, this time by a horrid video in which a pet pitbull kills a homeless dog on a city road in Varna. The footage clearly shows the dog is encouraged and under the control of an owner, with the face of the perpetrator clearly seen, a little child standing nearby, cars passing by the horrid scene.
You can see the video at this link, although we recommend you don’t, unless there is a chance you might recognize the man in it.
The footage was shot by a journalist from his car window, he called the police immediately and a patrol arrived at the scene. Despite the fact that a crime has taken place by current Bulgarian law – neither the owner, nor the killer-dog were taken into police custody.
The incident takes place as attempts are being made to change Bulgaria’s penalty code to introduce smaller penalties to people who torture animals, especially in the part on organized dog-fighting. Your voice needs to be heard – make sure to voice your disapproval by signing THIS PETITION, or even better – sending your personal opinion by following the instructions in THIS LINK.
Whilst Burgas is heading in the right direction in regard to the responsible dog ownership culture and the expertise of the administration, our other big sea-side city – Varna is ready to be proclaimed “Bulgarian capital of perversion”.
After introducing a mid-evil Municipal Ruling that fines every person feeding a homeless dog by 500BGN, the mayor has drawn a halt to the constructing of new dog-parks with the motive that “the smell and ticks” from the pets being walked there will disturb the public.