Demand Justice for Stray Dog Beaten by Mob in Bulgaria

Target: President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev

Goal: Enforce animal cruelty laws after stray dog rescued by family was beaten by angry mob

A family in the village of Selcha in Bulgaria is facing public aggression for taking in a severely injured puppy, named Borko. Borko’s spine had been broken and Dr. Litov and his family took care of the puppy and began its recovery process. Now, however, the Litovs are facing local persecution for their kindness.

A mob swarmed the Litovs home, accompanied by a film crew, and attacked Borko. He was taken out into the garden and beaten again, as the entire ordeal was filmed. The mob’s motivation is uncertain, but probably has to do with hostility towards ‘pesky’ and ‘unclean’ stray animals. Borko was only a puppy when he was beaten the first time, and it was only a short amount of time before he was sought out and beaten again.

The Bulgarian government is failing to protect animals by allowing acts like this one to continue, and they must be pressured to punish those who attacked Borko. There is an existing law against acts of cruelty towards animals in Bulgaria, but it is not being enforced. Animals should not be subject to persecution or mob action simply for being ‘strays.’ It is time the global community called attention to Bulgaria’s animal abuses, so that the government will finally enforce their animal protection acts.


Dear President Plevneliev,

The international media has recently begun broadcasting the story of Borko the puppy and the Litov family. Borko was beaten, taken in by the Litovs, and then beaten again, arguably because of his status as a stray dog. The mob that broke into the Litovs’ home videotaped the man beating him, and his identity is now public information. Why, then, has the Bulgarian government failed to persecute him?

Bulgaria has in its legislation an Animal Protection Act created in order to prevent such acts of animal cruelty. There is surely sufficient evidence in the case of the Litovs to warrant an investigation and the government needs to intervene. It will only be an embarrassment to the Bulgarian government if nothing is done to protect this animal and others in similar situations.

The Bulgarian government is under the scrutiny of the international community–government officials, environmentalists, animal rights activists, and ordinary citizens. They are all waiting for something to be done about this act of cruelty, and Bulgaria cannot risk disappointing the entire world. Every country must make sure it is a safe place for both people and animals, and that is why it is imperative that Bulgaria makes an effort to enforce its Animal Protection Act.


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  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Karma’s a bitch when it comes around and all those involved in this horrific incident will be punished. All of them! Justice must be served and examples must be made of the perpetrators to let the world know that violence against animals and animal abuse is wrong. Crimes against animals are gateway crimes to much worse atrocities and the world does not any more psychopaths roaming about.

    • Simone Duffin says:

      Agree totally Robert, what type of world are we living in when a mob attacks a innocent little pup that a kind man is trying to help. A harmless animal! It is totally unbelieveable that this even occured, what manaics are living amongst us and if they are not punished for their horrific crimes against this poor little fellow, if there are no consquences for their actions, what does that say about the legal system! What does that say about this world we are living in, we are living amongst demons on two legs, that are straight from hell, and I for one would send the scums back to hell. So disgusting. Poor sweet little pup.

    • I hope they get what’s coming to them! They deserve it to happen to them, only more agonising! When does all this STOP?!

  2. Dear ALYSSANDRA TOBIN, since you are posting 100% fabricated story, which sole purpose seems to be promoting national hatred and causing unrest, let’s hope that you will be held responsible for your actions.

    Best regards

    • To the silly person who says that this is a fabricated story. Please check before you say anything. U can view the video on YouTube. This is a real story

  3. Patricia Gg says:

    This horrific abuse is NOT ACCEPTABLE. No human should be allowed anywhere near animals in this country. WE here at CARE2 are insisting that action be taken to spare this brutality towards animals in Bulgaria IMMEDIATELY.
    Borko was beaten badly and suffers without legs to walk. These men should be punished and chop off their legs for the crime. Take these men off the streets, put them in prison for such hatred and animal abuse.

  4. I created a petition to protect Bulgarian strays from torture, if you’d like to sign that, too!

  5. Stupid fuks – what do you expect from sub human

  6. Alice Knight says:

    What a vile and disgusting form of power and control these people seem to feel is a rite to them. The act of violence against any creature displays a sub-human form. Please end this atrocious behavior and punish the perpetrators.

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