Bulgaria Should Prosecute Media Who Filmed Borko Abuse

Letters to the Editor | April 4, 2013, Thursday // 08:53| Views: | Comments: 9
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Dear Mr. Penkov, the Smolyan Public Prosecutor's Office, and Alegro Capital,

See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCnRYYxzaro

I am outraged that an innocent and disabled animal was abused and nothing has been done to prosecute the perpetrators of this crime.

This mob trespassed on Dr. Litov's property, abused his dog and videotaped the abuse!  All the evidence you need is on film.  You have faces of a good percentage of the mob who came to threaten Dr. Litov and his family.  You also have a clear view of the man who attacked Dr. Litov's dog, Borko.  If you have a dog overpopulation problem, then you need to start spaying & neutering your dogs.

Is condoned violence how you solve your problems? Borko could not even run away or defend himself!  All of the people in the mob are criminals and cowards.  They need to be prosecuted and pay for their crimes.  I ask you to uphold your animal protection laws and Dr. Litov's rights.  The police and prosecutors need to do their jobs and obey the law instead of looking the other way.

I also ask that the media who came with the mob be prosecuted.  They were complicit in the criminal act and deserve to be held responsible for their part in this crime.  Alegro Capital, you need to take a look at the behavior of your TV7 reporters.  This was not reporting.  Your employees went to Dr. Litov's house with the mob and knew what was going to happen.  Then they stood by while it happened.  They need to be fired from their positions and arrested.

Violent and criminal behavior needs to be punished no matter how or where it happens.
Turning a blind eye to known illegal activity indicates a corrupt government.
Is this kind of behavior you want the world to associate with Bulgaria?

Liz Peterson
Cortlandt Manor, NY
United States

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Seedy - 10 Apr 2013 // 11:59:19

Dear Moralamrican

Just why I am bothering to reply to an ignorant and bigoted person like you is unclear even to me but if you spoke even a few words of Bulgarian you could understand exactly what the people in the clip were saying and what the whole dispute was about. There's plenty more also in the rest of the media but hey, why let the facts get in the way of the "story" and the opportunity to parade your ignorant indignation?

Bulgaria is a fairly big country, my dumb friend - you might as well ask someone in Alaska why he didn't stop a kid being beaten in Texas.....

moralamrican - 10 Apr 2013 // 06:22:56

who are you and how do you know all this? If you live there have you done anything to stop the man from beating dogs? Have you helped Borko?

moralamrican - 10 Apr 2013 // 06:12:19

These / Bulgarians are sick people. The citizens , police , media and politicians are ignorant. You judge a country by the way it treats its animals. I will never help, spend money or in anyway have anything to do with, but to insult the people of Bulgaria.

Chushki - 7 Apr 2013 // 23:06:46

unfortunately, whilst seedy may claim to take in & care for stray animals, the fact remains that he is infamous for being the Dr Mengele of the canine world & the 'care' he provides in the form of evil experiments are sickening.

bunnette - 7 Apr 2013 // 20:24:59

Seedy, I appreciate your account of what was going on here. The villagers have a right to be annoyed if the doctor is not carrying out his job correctly.
However, if there is a problem with street dogs, this should be addressed. No dog should have to live on the street - they are domesticated animals and rely on people to look after them. I know that many many places have problems with street dogs, but the issue can be tackled if people can be bothered to do something about it.
Trapping, neutering, providing good dog shelters, rewarding good ownership and compulsory microchipping are just some answers.
This doctor seems to have become overburdened distracted with picking up the results of people's waste and cruelty. I would have done the same as him if I had found a dog beaten until his spine was broken - I would try to help it in whichever way I could.

Seedy - 7 Apr 2013 // 15:42:12

Since nobody here - especially the blatantly racist foreigners howling for "Justice" for Dr Litkov and poor Borko - seems to have bothered to pay any attention to what actually happened rather than what they think happened, let me enlighten you a little.

Dr Litov's "home" was not invaded - the filming took place at the Village Surgery, which is the property of the village. The events were indeed aimed at the doctor - who has been neglecting to treat the villagers who pay him and own the surgery. Many of them have to travel to doctors in other villages to obtain the drugs they require to treat their diabetes etc. Moreover, the Good Doctor is using the Surgery to house the strays he adopts; needless to say, street-dogs aren't noted for their hygienic habits and the villagers rightly feel that the doctor's behaviour is threatening their own health and not using municipal property for its intended purpose. The protest was aimed at the doctor and not Borko or the other animals, although it appears that the guy with the baseball bat is certainly one of those with a vicious streak. However, the footage doesn't actually show Borko being hit but I'm prepared to believe that he was - if someone who was there and saw it happen can vouch for it.

Personally, I have adopted a large number of stray animals in my time but I would certainly not be happy with the way Dr Litov is carrying on, especially when he is neglecting his patients in such a way. What lies behind Litov's thought processes is anyone's guess but the villagers are quite right in wanting him to leave so they can get a doctor who is prepared to carry out his duties properly. If the new doctor wants to keep strays in his own home that's up to him but a medical practice is certainly NOT the place for it....

BULERICAN - 7 Apr 2013 // 14:36:38

the people are useless and low. drug lords, glue sniffers, beggars, wackos, vice traffickers! Build a big electric fence round the place and don't let them spill out into any other countries!



Patrecia - 6 Apr 2013 // 17:25:28

No Delana you are wrong.
You cannot blame the whole of the Bulgarian people for the horrendous deeds of a few. The Bulgarians are really great , friendly, and helpful. They are generous, happy and most tolerant.
I love living here and have Bulgarian neighbours who have dogs and cats and really love their animals.

There is cruelty to animals all over the world..In the USA a man pours boiling water over his puppy because it we'ed on the floor.....animals are left to starve...anuima;ls are
abused beyond endurance...Do we have to turn against all Americans? Of course not! So do not do that to the Bulgarians!

There is a lot to be learned about animal protection and it was only 2 years ago that any law was passed to protect animals..... How many years have the USA and the UK had Animal Protection Acts ..yet there is still cruelty...

Abuse is not just in Bulgaria ..it is worldwide and the sooner we come to terms with that the sooner things will be put into order.

dalena - 4 Apr 2013 // 21:12:16

as I was saying. Bulgaria sounds like the most despicable, rotten, god-awful, hellish place in the world!

the people are useless and low. drug lords, glue sniffers, beggars, wackos, vice traffickers! Build a big electric fence round the place and don't let them spill out into any other countries!


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