For 3 years now animal wellfare organizations and activists have struggled hard for a change in the Penalty Code – currently animal cruelty is only punishable as an administrative offence. That means you only have to pay as little as 250Е if you brutaly mutalated and killed an animal. We rescue dogs that have suffered cruelty every single day. In most cases we know who the offender is, but they suffer no consiquence.
Read more about the situation in Bulgaria HERE.
As you are already informed – as many as 60 000 signatures have been deposited in the Bulgarian Parliament for a change in the Penalty code. The first time it was the Legal comission in the Parliament to discard the proposed changes based on nothing, but desinterest in the matter. Thanks to the big public support the proposed changes have been reviewed again and this time have PASSED THROUGH Legal commision! The Parliament has made a promice to discuss the changes the following week.
Thanks to journalist Diliana Gaytanjieva NOVA TV aired a shocking report in two parts about illegal dog fighting in Bulgaria. Of all the animal cruelty acts dog fighting is the only one banned in Bulgaria. There is a police officer involved in dog-fighting, the shocking report uncovers his face and name, showing him as a judge and organizer of dog fights. This man is still in the Police force. Please, join the FACEBOOK GROUP called officer Stefan Naydenov must be jailed for his crime by law.
Part 1 of the Nova TV story (WARNING – grafic images):
Part 2 of the Nova TV story (WARNING – grafic images):