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Justice for Mima! Make Animal Cruelty a Crime in Bulgaria

August 8, 2010
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1. Please sign HERE or click on the picture

2. Email the embassy  in your country with your own message or copy the PETITION LETTER below.

3. Click HERE for Bulgarian Embassies abroad

4. Use the following for US-associated addresses:

Copy/paste emails into your TO and hit one carriage return, international friends, please visit the above link for associated addresses (FYI, I have had three returned but will keep them in):

office@bulgaria-embassy.org
consulate@bulgaria-embassy.org
e.panayotova@mi.government.bg
trade@bulgaria-embassy.org
bulgaria@un.int
bulconsgen@cs.com
g.ivanov@mi.government.bg

Targeting: H.E. Ambassador Ivan Garvalov (UN Ambassador of Bulgaria), Mr. Traicho Traikov (BG Minister Economy, Energy & Tourism), Mr. Boiko Borisov (Bulgarian Prime Minister) Mrs. Anelia Krushkova (Chairman, Bulgaria Tourism), Dr. Miroslav Najdenov (BG Minister of Agriculture), Mrs. Asya Yosifova (Director of BG Tourism Marketing), Mr. Georgi Parvanov (Bulgarian President), Mr. Slavcho Atanasov (Mayor of Plovdiv, Bulgaria) and Mr. Nickolay Mladenov (BG Minister of Foreign Affairs) 

Started by: Nadia Donato

On March 26, 2010, a dog named Mima was found tortured, all her 4 legs brutally mutilated apparently over an old conflict between neighbors. Currently, animal cruelty is not a crime in Bulgaria. Thousands of their citizens protested and a proposal for a new law was sent to their Parliament to vote on.

As months progress, the situation in Bulgaria is getting worse. Animals and their advocates are now the target of more abuse from those who are angry of the attention their cause has received since Mima’s story of unimaginable torture came to light. A popular “journalist” who used his TV show as a platform for hate speech, even had a guest showing techniques on how to poison strays. Some of the recent atrocities in addition to the daily poisoning are as follows: a kitten’s head was decapitated and displayed on a fence for all to see, more dogs being hung from a bridge or a tree, another mutilation case– this time a very young puppy, an 80 year old woman who was caring for stray cats was assaulted by her neighbors. When animal lovers report these atrocities to the police, they’re either apathetic or they laugh it off.

Last month, the Parliament vote result for incriminating animal cruelty was a 9/9 split. The final voting takes place in September and the majority party is expected to turn it down! To add more outrage, Bulgaria’s court ruled to dismiss Mima’s case on the grounds that they can’t prove a human mutilated all her 4 legs! A mockery!!  We can not let Mima’s anguish be done in vain. The government’s inaction clearly shows that it is not listening to its people and international pressure is the only hope! This needs to happen before their Parliament’s final vote in September. We have very little time. Please sign and share this petition which will generate the pre-written letter below, or customize it for more impact. This message will automatically be emailed directly to each of the targeted Bulgarian officials’ inbox.

Immediate, please sign HERE

More ways to Help:

  • Email the embassy  in your country with your own message or copy the PETITION LETTER below.  Here’s a link to Bulgarian Embassies abroad:

http://www.buldir.com/bulgarian_embassies_abroad.html

  • Get Mima Shirts and Other Protest Items:

http://www.cafepress.com/protestbg


All profits will go to help homeless animals in Bulgaria where there are no laws to protect them.


  • Download our Flyer and post them everywhere:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4405620&l=54efcf376c&id=622515628

  • Join our Facebook Group- Justice for Mima:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=104654392906259&ref=ts


Thank you for speaking for Mima and all the animals in Bulgaria.  At this very crucial time, we need ALL our voices heard even louder!


PETITION LETTER (As provided from HERE)

To Whom It Concerns,

I am calling on everyone I know to BOYCOTT BULGARIA; here’s why…

I am absolutely outraged to hear that after the brutal mutilation of all of the 4 limbs of the dog Mima from Drjanovo, the Government of Bulgaria is still condoning cruelty to animals and the conditions are just getting worse. I was horrified to hear that a popular “journalist,” Martin Karbovski, was calling on his audience to target and harm the animals and the people who care for them. The crimes are only escalating! Some of the recent atrocities in addition to the daily poisoning and random shooting of strays by maniacs at large: a kitten’s head was decapitated and displayed on a fence for all to see, more dogs being hung from a bridge or a tree, more mutilation cases- most recent is a very young puppy, an 80 year old woman who was caring for stray cats was assaulted by her neighbors. When animal lovers report these atrocities to the police, the officers are either apathetic or laugh it off. Appalling!!

I expected the Government of Bulgaria to turn Mima’s tragedy into something good; to finally protect the animals and pass the proposed law making animal cruelty a crime. In addition, I hoped for humane education, spay/neuter programs, and that the corruption and barbarity that goes on within the isolators in Bulgaria (especially in Plovdiv), would be cleaned up and turned into humane shelters. It is very frightening to see that the government is going in the opposite direction. First, Bulgaria’s court made a mockery of Mima and all humanity by dismissing Mima’s case on the grounds that they can’t prove a human mutilated all her 4 legs. I can’t fathom this illogical rationale! To add, the Parliament’s last vote to incriminate animal cruelty resulted to a 9/9 split and the majority party is expected to turn it down this September. Why?! All animals suffer and feel pain just as we do and laws must exist and be enforced to protect them.

I urge all lawmakers to please pass the proposal and protect the animals and all citizens of Bulgaria. There is a proven link between animal cruelty and human violence. First a dog, next a child. Although animal abuse knows no borders, civilized societies have laws to protect them. Animal Police is present to enforce the law and the perpetrators are punished with jail time and fines. Currently, these sadists will continue to torture and terrorize simply because they CAN.

As a citizen of the world, I will call on everyone I know to BOYCOTT BULGARIA, its tourism and all products made in Bulgaria until its government does the right thing and join the rest of the civilized nations that have criminalized animal cruelty long ago.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Sincerely,

NAME
ADDRESS

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynne Koenigsberg permalink
    August 8, 2010 10:49 am

    what a barbaric society… they need a reality check… and fast!

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  2. Ann permalink
    August 8, 2010 11:28 am

    This is horrifying to know someone that is mentally disturbed would be allowed by any Government to do this to a poor innocent being. Would the Government there like this to be done to their mothers or children. If not, then stop the insanity or else I will have no other choice but to believe thats what this Governement is. We already have one war where killing is going on do people need to be at war with animals that have done nothing nothing wrong to them or others. Prisoners get better treatment. I do not call this civilized in this year of 2010 we live in. This is discusting and a slap in the face to those of us that love animals, educated and civilized.

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  3. Julie Menkin permalink
    August 8, 2010 12:19 pm

    Justice!

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  4. hulard permalink
    August 8, 2010 12:19 pm

    signe

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  5. Alexandra Chinkeza permalink
    August 8, 2010 12:22 pm

    It”s horibble!!!!!!

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  6. Agripina Shunk permalink
    August 8, 2010 12:25 pm

    To Whom It Concerns,

    I am calling on everyone I know to BOYCOTT BULGARIA; here’s why…

    I am absolutely outraged to hear that after the brutal mutilation of all of the 4 limbs of the dog Mima from Drjanovo, the Government of Bulgaria is still condoning cruelty to animals and the conditions are just getting worse. I was horrified to hear that a popular “journalist,” Martin Karbovski, was calling on his audience to target and harm the animals and the people who care for them. The crimes are only escalating! Some of the recent atrocities in addition to the daily poisoning and random shooting of strays by maniacs at large: a kitten’s head was decapitated and displayed on a fence for all to see, more dogs being hung from a bridge or a tree, more mutilation cases- most recent is a very young puppy, an 80 year old woman who was caring for stray cats was assaulted by her neighbors. When animal lovers report these atrocities to the police, the officers are either apathetic or laugh it off. Appalling!!

    I expected the Government of Bulgaria to turn Mima’s tragedy into something good; to finally protect the animals and pass the proposed law making animal cruelty a crime. In addition, I hoped for humane education, spay/neuter programs, and that the corruption and barbarity that goes on within the isolators in Bulgaria (especially in Plovdiv), would be cleaned up and turned into humane shelters. It is very frightening to see that the government is going in the opposite direction. First, Bulgaria’s court made a mockery of Mima and all humanity by dismissing Mima’s case on the grounds that they can’t prove a human mutilated all her 4 legs. I can’t fathom this illogical rationale! To add, the Parliament’s last vote to incriminate animal cruelty resulted to a 9/9 split and the majority party is expected to turn it down this September. Why?! All animals suffer and feel pain just as we do and laws must exist and be enforced to protect them.

    I urge all lawmakers to please pass the proposal and protect the animals and all citizens of Bulgaria. There is a proven link between animal cruelty and human violence. First a dog, next a child. Although animal abuse knows no borders, civilized societies have laws to protect them. Animal Police is present to enforce the law and the perpetrators are punished with jail time and fines. Currently, these sadists will continue to torture and terrorize simply because they CAN.

    As a citizen of the world, I will call on everyone I know to BOYCOTT BULGARIA, its tourism and all products made in Bulgaria until its government does the right thing and join the rest of the civilized nations that have criminalized animal cruelty long ago.

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

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  7. Petya Borissova permalink
    August 8, 2010 12:26 pm

    I’m from Bulgaria and I’m asking for your help dear friends….. We’ve already signed a petition, protessed on the sreets of biggest Bulgarian Cities!! We need you help to press our government to change the legacy and to make animal cruely agrime!! Me & a lot of people in Bulgaria don’t want to see that every day!!! I love animals and I’m trying to help them… Please sing petiton & send a letter to our politics!!! Thank you for all poor bulgarian animals and all people here who love animals & take care of them!!

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  8. Petya Borissova permalink
    August 8, 2010 12:28 pm

    ’m from Bulgaria and I’m asking for your help dear friends….. We’ve already signed a petition, protessed on the streets of biggest Bulgarian cities!! We need you help to press our government to change the legacy and to make animal cruely a crime!! Me & a lot of people in Bulgaria don’t want to see that every day!!! I love animals and I’m trying to help them… Please sing petiton & send a letter to our politics!!! Thank you for all poor bulgarian animals and all people here who love animals & take care of them!!

    Like

  9. Petya Borissova permalink
    August 8, 2010 12:29 pm

    I’m from Bulgaria and I’m asking for your help dear friends….. We’ve already signed a petition, protessed on the streets of biggest Bulgarian cities!! We need you help to press our government to change the legacy and to make animal cruely a crime!! Me & a lot of people in Bulgaria don’t want to see that every day!!! I love animals and I’m trying to help them… Please sing petiton & send a letter to our politics!!! Thank you for all poor bulgarian animals and all people here who love animals & take care of them!!

    Like

  10. Petya Borissova permalink
    August 8, 2010 12:30 pm

    I’m from Bulgaria and I’m asking for your help dear friends….. We’ve already signed a petition, protessed on the streets of biggest Bulgarian cities!! We need you help to press our government to change the legacy and to make animal cruely a crime!! Me & a lot of people in Bulgaria don’t want to see that every day!!! I love animals and I’m trying to help them… Please sing petiton & send a letter to our politics!!! Thank you for all poor bulgarian animals and all people here who love animals & take care of them!!

    Like

  11. Chiara Ferrarini permalink
    August 8, 2010 12:52 pm

    animaliberation

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  12. August 8, 2010 1:20 pm

    I am so sick of animal abuse, Bulgaria, I will never come to your country if this abuse never stops . For every Animal murdered, A child is murdered you would soon stop then Animal abuse, is a coward and evil way I think people that do this evil thing are sick in the head I rest my case !!!!!!!

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  13. penka permalink
    August 8, 2010 3:00 pm

    Well done, thank you Nadya!
    I hope this helps at least a bit, for the men in power in Bulgaria are heartless and arrogant .

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  14. Annie ATTIAS permalink
    August 9, 2010 6:39 am

    all emails adresses of Bulgarian embassies :
    ‘office@bulgaria-embassy.org’; ‘consulate@bulgaria-embassy.org’; ‘e.panayotova@mi.government.bg’; ‘trade@bulgaria-embassy.org’; ‘bulgaria@un.int’; ‘bulconsgen@cs.com’; ‘g.ivanov@mi.government.bg’; bgemb@icc.al.eu.org; bulgemb@ebonet.net; embular@sinectis.com.ar; bularm@arminco.com; bulcgsyd@bigpond.com; bulembassy@eunet.at; bulgvert@aon.at; embassy@bulgaria.be; possar@bih.net.ba; bulgaria@abordo.com.br; bg_consul@abordo.com.br; embabulg@forum.org.kh; mailmn@storm.ca; embul@entelchile.net; bulemb@public.bta.net.cn; veleposlanstvo-bugarske1@zg.tel.hr; embulhav@ceniai.inf.cu; a.daskalov@mi.government.bg; bulgaria@cytanet.com.cy; bulvelv@mbox.vol.cz; diliana.georgieva@quick.cz; di.georgieva@mi.government.bg; bbb25387@vip.cybercity.dk; sbaltova@abv.bg; s.baltova@mi.government.bg; mka@link.com.eg; bulgembassy@ethiolink.com; bulembfi@icon.fi; plamen.kostov@kolumbus.fi; p.kostov@mi.government.bg; bulgamb@wanadoo.fr; stiv.paris@wanadoo.fr; a.tchirakian@mi.government.bg; bulgarie@noos.fr; geconrbg@access.sanet.ge; s.sergeenkov@mi.government.bg; bbotscaft@myokay.net; b.nikolov@mi.government.bg; bulbot@aol.com; klaudint@yahoo.de; kl.tasheva@mi.government.bg; genkonsulbg@aol.com; g.laleva@gmx.de; g.laleva@mi.government.bg; stiv_frankfurt@web.de; z.bakalova@mi.government.bg; bulembgh@ncs.com.gh; embassbg@athserv.otenet.gr; additional E-mail; i.doskov@mi.government.bg; s.naletov@mi.government.bg; gencosol@otenet.gr; bulcomth@hellasnet.gr; m.boiadjieva@mi.government.bg; bgembhu@attglobal.net; stivb@attglobal.net; e.kishmerov@mi.government.bg; bulemb@mantraonline.com; stivdl@mantraonline.com; bgemb.jkt@centrin.net.id; i.velinov@mi.government.bg; ivansofia2000@yahoo.com; bulgemb@uruklink.net; bulgr.tehr@neda.net; bgemb@eircom.net; bgemtlv@netvision.net.il; rpenchev@bezeqint.net; r.penchev@mi.government.bg; bgamb.roma@tin.it; stivroma@interfree.it; v.jordanov@mi.government.bg; s.nikolakieva@mi.government.bg; bulemb@gol.com; bulemb@gol.com; bulembjord@joinnet.com.jo; bo.nikolov@mi.government.bg; dekov@itte.kz; stiv-almaty@mail.ru; ebdy1990@unitel.co.kr; dvicheva@hotmail.com; d.vicheva@mi.government.bg; bgembkw@qualitynet.net; bgstivkw@qualitynet.net; bulem_lib@hotmail.com; bgemb_lb@hotmail.com; y.nikolov@mi.government.bg; comconbg@mol.com.mk; pierre2717@yahoo.com; ebulgaria@yahoo.com; amb_bg@mdl.net; posolstvobg@magicnet.mn; bulgarian@hyperia.com; stiv@hyperia.com; bulgemb@online.no; bulnedem@xs4all.nl; stiv_hague@wanadoo.nl; j.krikorian@mi.government.bg; bul@isb.compol.com; office@bgemb.com.pl; n.kostov@mi.government.bg; ebul@mail.telepac.pt; teolisbon@mail.telepac.pt; st.mihajlov@mi.government.bg; bulembassy@pcnet.ro; bulemrus@bolgaria.ru; sh-stiv@bolgaria.ru; info@moscow.cprb.ru; bulgk@sp.ru; k.lozanov@mi.government.bg; lozanov@stiv.spb.ru; bulgamb@eunet.yu; pl.mateev@mi.government.bg; beostiv@EUnet.yu; bulembas@stonline.sk; obchot@nextra.sk; a.yankova@mi.government.bg; embulmad@teleline.es; embulmad@teleline.es; e.berova@mi.government.bg; embulgsa@iafrica.com; bg.gecom@bluewin.ch; bg.geneve@span.ch; bulembassy@bluewin.ch; bulhandels@bluewin.ch; y.babamova@mi.government.bg; bg.embassy@ebox.tninet.se; i.chernev@mi.government.bg; bul-emb@net.sy; j.kiradjiev@mi.government.bg; bulgemth@asianet.co.th; bgtunis.amb@planet.tn; stiv.ank@superonline.com; v.georgiev@mi.government.bg; bulgconsul@superonline.com; bulgconsul@superonline.com; e.genev@mi.government.bg; bulgarkonsedn@ttnet.net.tr; embbul@carrier.kiev.ua; embuln@i.kiev.ua; n.belelieva@mi.government.bg; genkon@te.net.ua; i.jerkov@mi.government.bg; information@bulgarianembassy.org.uk; m.dimitrov@btconnect.com; stiv_london@abv.bg; m.dimitrov@mi.government.bg; b.nedelcheva@mi.government.bg; office@bulgaria-embassy.org; consulate@bulgaria-embassy.org; e.panayotova@mi.government.bg; trade@bulgaria-embassy.org; bulgaria@un.int; bulconsgen@cs.com; g.ivanov@mi.government.bg; embulven@cantv.net; bulemb@hn.vnn.vn; n.mihajlov@mi.government.bg; bgembhre@harare.iafrica.com

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  15. Melle permalink
    August 9, 2010 8:38 am

    I did not know this about bulgaria – they have NO laws against animal cruelty? How despicable – and they call themselves humans – how ‘humane’ are they? What a disgusting part of the world – we think other uneducated third-world-countries are backward in their treatment of animals – but eastern Europeans are even worse and show their inhumanity in their lack of compassion and respect for animals – prove me wrong????

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  16. erica curtis permalink
    August 10, 2010 11:12 pm

    SHAMEFUL

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  17. January 19, 2011 6:49 am

    Messieurs, Mesdames de la Cours d’Honneur civil du Dobrich, Bulgarie. Il n’y a pas plus réjouissant de voir les progrès physiques et affectifs de Mima auprès de ses congénères et de la famille chez qui elle séjourne. Rien n’aurait pu être fait sans la formidable mobilisation des internautes et autres personnes du monde entier. Depuis le début de cette mésaventure où l’on voit Mima couchée sur le sol les 4 pattes coupées encore ensanglantées il n’y a pas un jour où une de ces millions de personnes n’est espérée la guérison de Mina. Aujourd’hui Mina est tranquille. Peu à peu elle se déplace grâces à ses nouvelles prothèses. Elle se sent protégée dans son environnement parmi ses amis et sa famille. Mesdames, Messieurs de la Cours d’Honneur civil, écoutez toutes les voix internationales qui s’élèvent pour demander une seule et unique requête. « Ne déplacez pas Mina de cet endroit afin qu’elle profite d’une vie stable et chaleureuse tant méritée ». Une amie de France.

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  18. Natalia Sychniak permalink
    May 31, 2016 11:33 am

    You can’t call bulgarians whatever you want , because at the end of the day gypsies are the ones who kill animals, the ones who torture them. The government is full of f*gs and im sure that every bulgarian wants to change killing animlas to a crime but they just can’t … You can’t just stand there and say something about a country that you’ve never lived in. You can’t just stay there and chat sh*t about it when you barely know something… Think of if other countries did the same for you

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