Bulgaria: After ‘Mima’ has Legs Cut Off, Bulgaria Says It Will Do Something. We Watch With Interest.

 

Bulgaria to Propose Jail Time for Animal Cruelty

March 30, 2010, Tuesday

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, wants jail time for cases of animal cruelty, which are not rare in the country.

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.
Tags: Miroslav Naydenov, animal cruelty, penal code

Past SAV associated links:

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/latest-update-on-mima-good-news-see-below-for-video-footage-link/

https://serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/bulgaria-dog-has-all-four-legs-cut-off-with-an-axe/

SAV Comment:

Reality or just words that mean nothing ? – we will be watching this closely to see just how dedicated to improving the nations animal welfare the Bulgarian government actually is.

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