Here’s the horrible tale of what happened to Vucko, the German Shepherd.
Two drunken teenagers in Bosnia decided to have “fun” by duct-taping a firework in a German Shepherd’s mouth and blowing off his face. Having done this, they took off, leaving the helpless creature to suffer. The poor dog, known as Vucko, apparently wandered in agony for five days, unable to eat. Finally, he was picked up by authorities and taken to a vetenarian’s office, but had to be euthanized after vets were unable to perform reconstructive surgery.
Watch Vucko Being Examined On The Operating Table
Click here to see some footage of Vucko being examined by vets on the operating table, but be warned that it is extremely graphic. Notice the firework’s shell casing still embedded in the dog’s head.
Vucko’s death doesn’t have to be in vain. This tragedy is a perfect opportunity to promote animal abuse awareness in Bosnia, where animal rights are virtually non-existent, and to work to deter anyone in the future from committing such horrible crimes.
In a country racked until relatively recently by savage ethnic warfare, few appear to have time or emotional energy to consider animal welfare.
Nor do the courts offer much guidance to the zoo authorities. Bosnia has no distinct law on the statute books concerning cruelty to animals.
Humiliation of animals for public entertainment is routine in Bosnia. A television report last October, for example, told the story of a restaurant owner on Mount Vlasic who kept a caged bear to amuse his guests.
His piece de resistance was to intoxicate the animal with liquor every day in front of the diners, claiming the bear “simply loves it”.
Take Action Now!
Given this situation in Bosnia, advocates need to show the world that atrocities such as this won’t simply be seen and then forgotten. Vucko never harmed anyone and his cruel death must not be in vain. He deserves that much from the compassionate people on this earth.
Click here to sign our petition urging the Bosnian government to draft stronger animal cruelty laws, and to hunt down the guilty parties in this tragic case.
Rest in peace, Vucko.