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Bulgaria to Propose Jail Time for Animal Cruelty

Politics » DOMESTIC | March 30, 2010, Tuesday // 18:30| Views: 5284 | Comments: 6
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Bulgaria to Propose Jail Time for Animal Cruelty: Bulgaria to Propose Jail Time for Animal Cruelty Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, wants jail time for cases of animal cruelty, which are not rare in the country. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, is proposing 1 to 5 years behind bars for individuals convicted of committing acts of cruelty against animals.

The amendment will be included in the new Penal Code, and was triggered by Bulgaria's latest animal cruelty case where an unknown perpetrator cut the four paws of a dog in the town of Dryanovo.

The amendment was requested from Naydenov by representatives of animal rights organizations, who met with the Agriculture Minister Tuesday. Meanwhile, an online petition collected thousands of signatures for incriminating acts of animal cruelty.

The amendments will be prepared by a working group of lawyers, Members of the Parliament and NGOs.

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#6
NellieotAmerica - 1 Apr 2010 // 18:21:25

Torturing animals is the pinnacle of moral depravity. Any person capable of torturing an animal is a disgusting degenerate and should be tortured in kind.

#5
WickedWitch - 1 Apr 2010 // 17:56:55

Mitko,

The difference between the two is the same as the difference between a serial killer torturing and dissecting his victims and a state execution.

#4
johnR - 1 Apr 2010 // 17:31:11

It's hardly moral high ground to seek to stop animal cruelty.

#3
bunnette - 1 Apr 2010 // 13:54:51

I'm sorry to disagree with this comment but I think that someone who cuts the legs off a dog and leaves it to suffer should be punished.

As far as I know, this isn't the normal method of slaughtering animals for food, and steps are taken to ensure 'food' animals are slaughtered as quickly and painlessly as possible e.g. by stunning, capitive bolt shot etc., although personally, I don't eat meat or wear leather.

#2
Mitko Pitko - 1 Apr 2010 // 00:05:23

Anni,

Why can we EAT some animals, and why should we treat others differently?
How is a cow, or a sheep, or a pig different, than a rabbit, a horse, or a dolphin?
What gives you and/or PETA the moral high ground to select some animals and "protect" them?
Do you eat meat? Do you wear leather shoes?
Better wake up and smell the coffee.

#1
Anni1326 - 31 Mar 2010 // 13:07:41

Здравейте

В Швейцария наскоро гласуваха дали домашните животни трябва да имат служебен защитник. Това обаче е Швейцария а при нас колко време трябва да мине за да се разбере че Насилието към хората винаги тръгва от насилието към животните.
Дано поне този път се вземат някакви мерки. Дали скоро няма да се гледат и други клипове а не такива с животни. Страх ме да живея тук където съществува само правото на по силния.

А идва и Великден в Европа слагат зайчета в градините си , а ние ще гледаме ужасии в интернет а и е много вероятно пак да им се размине.
горкото кученце.

Не Ви ли звучеше безпомощно отвореното Писмо от Фондация „четири лапи” До кога май не мога повече много е тъжно и жалко.

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