In Sofia, Animals Eat YOU!

Novinite Insider » EDITORIAL | Author: Nikola Petrov |April 8, 2012, Sunday // 15:38| Views: | Comments: 16
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Bulgaria: In Sofia, Animals Eat YOU!

Prominent Bulgarian Economy Professor Boteo Tachkov passed away on Sunday after being brutally attacked by a pack of aggressive stray dogs in Sofia last week.

Yordanka Fandakova, who for some reason is still Mayor of the Bulgarian capital, recently promised to decrease the number of stray dogs in the city by 95% by 2016. Even if this promise is fulfilled, there will be most probably other victims of stray dogs by then.

A sufficient number of beaurocrats are paid to deal with the dog issue, there is no reason for us to believe that they cannot do it quickly if want to. In fact, most of them are paid not to deal with the problem – and that practice should be stopped immediately.

The vast majority of Sofianites want all stray dogs to disappear from the streets as soon as possible.

Until then, Sofia has no right to call itself a city, even if our idiotic rulers build a subway to the moon. A place in which people are eaten by wild animals is not a proper city.

According to the latest UN World Happiness Report, Bulgarians are among the ten unhappiest countries in the whole world. I sometimes wonder whether we have a natural tendency to overestimate our misery.

The death of Professor Tachkov shows that Bulgarians have every right to feel that miserable.

It hurts me to say it, but human life has very little value in Bulgaria and this is even more terrifying than poverty.

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Sofia Brit - 12 Apr 2012 // 08:26:39

What's disgrafeful about cause and effect? The writer wrote the story because a man was killed by wild dogs in Sofia (supposedly an EU capital).

The wild dogs are an endemic problem which signifies a wider sickness in Bulgarian society - the writer was writing about it.

It is important.

Chushki - 12 Apr 2012 // 07:15:43

It is quite clear that Seedy dreams of living in a world where the final solution of his hero and fellow animal lover Hitler can be implemented. Fortunately this will never happen.

mavro from australia - 12 Apr 2012 // 06:00:26

It makes sense in Australia to put down animals that have a domestic use. The reasoning is the Australian natural environment is too sensitive for placental animals as opposed to marsupials and monotremes. Placentals are not native to our natural environment. The Aboriginals who came here 40000 years ago had wiped out anything that weighed over 50kg and the Europeans after them did more damage.
Things definately are upside down in the anitpodes, you can't apply that animal rights stuff here. It's not animal rights it's placental rights.

Pantudi - 10 Apr 2012 // 20:36:49

@ seedy et al.

Do you consider yourselves "animal rights" or "animal welfare" folk (deliberately haven't used "activists" because it rhymes with "terrorists")? For those who do not appreciate the not-so-subtle difference, your handy-dandy Google is just a click away

sa-sha - 10 Apr 2012 // 10:51:40

"It's actually more humane to kill a stray animal than to keep
it alive so that it can get sick,diseased and hungry..."-----so familiar
melody. "To exterminate all sick and weak" by Nietzsche/Hitler, "To
reduce Russian population from 150mln to the 'economically justified'
15mln" by Thatcher/Albright, "Golden billion" by 'Committee of 300'...

"Animal welfare groups are hypocrites"---pearl. The only problem: all
big rivers start from the small brooks. Today "anti-hypocrites" want to "save" society from bad, agressive, weak and sick stray dogs by
"human"-sure-killing, and tomorrow they will start "saving" us from us the same "human" method. Inevitably. Just the Law of genre.

Seedy - 10 Apr 2012 // 10:15:23

Just goes to prove that things really ARE upside-down in the Antipodes.....

mavro from australia - 10 Apr 2012 // 07:08:20

It's actually more humane to kill a stray animal than to keep
it alive so that it can get sick,diseased and hungry.
Animal welfare groups are hypocrites.

sa-sha - 9 Apr 2012 // 17:50:35

...yes, yes, Karr was AGAINST abolishment of the capital punishment.......but in this particular case, folks, We are the Killers & we must stop Killing and even thinking about it. We must help these dogs, that's all. And then they will newer be killing us.

sa-sha - 9 Apr 2012 // 17:29:59

100% HIT!!! And just the same Karr' idea about capital punishment
abolishment- "je veux bien que messieurs les assassins commencent" (~"I'd like the gentlemen-murderers take the first step")---is more
than applcable to the modern situation around poor stray souls.

Seedy - 9 Apr 2012 // 16:31:28

Plus ?a change, plus c'est la m?me chose.....

sa-sha - 9 Apr 2012 // 15:59:03

Mr. Petrov, quantity of Bulgarians killed in Bulgaria by other Bulgarians is ~200(per year), i.e. ~100 times more than quantity killed by stray dogs. So, You eat You much more effective.

As for "The vast majority of Sofianites want all stray dogs to disappear from the streets as soon as possible"-----if You hint that
these dogs must be killed, then why not to conduct referendum?
May be Sofianites can offer some methods other than shameful

bogman123 - 9 Apr 2012 // 07:37:50

Street dogs from Persia?...That's a good'un....
During the Commie Era, loose dogs were eradicated , according to Bulgs. I have spoken to, and it's the pathalogically miserly mind-set of the people in Bulgaria which is the problem....when the poor dogs need treatment for illness, or when the price of bread goes up,they get thrown onto the streets.....
A Civilised race is often judged by the way they treat their elderly and their animals, and Bulgs. fail miserably on both counts....Cruelty and lack of knowledge in animal well-being is paramount, and I've been told that Bulgs. eat dog meat by reliable medical sources, anyway.
So , in response to the Numbnut who wrote "people are eaten by dogs", they got the facts round the wrong way.
Regarding the misery of the Bulgarian people, it's the envious nature, or jealousy, inherent in every person that drives the populace to misery, as they want the goods and chattels they see owned in other countries, but don't understand that it hard work that buys such baubles and trinkets
If you want to be a part of modern Europe, rise up and grasp it with both hands, and work hard for change, and realise that you can't just pick out the good bits and ignore the rest of what European society stands for

mavro from australia - 9 Apr 2012 // 02:58:16

Actually most of the dogs in the balkans had arrived with Xerxes' invasion of Greece in 5th Century BCE.
They were abandoned with Xerxes' defeat.

Seedy - 8 Apr 2012 // 23:20:13

Can we assume that you didn't actually get paid for producing this piece of rubbish masquerading as journalism? It's very sad that this poor guy died of his injuries and some twerp making cheap political points out of it is pretty disgraceful - you should feel ashamed of yourself!

countryhick - 8 Apr 2012 // 21:42:51

It hurts me to say it, but human life has very little value in Bulgaria and this is even more terrifying than poverty.

You the journalist...Ask us to pay attention to the poverty here in Bulgaria,as regards dog spinning.
Now human life!
STFU And learn It is the Bulgarian lack of respect for all life that is the problem

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