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New Petition: Justice for Mima! Make Animal Cruelty a Crime in Bulgaria! Please Sign & Share

Animals  (tags: AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalwelfare, protection, suffering, animals, abuse, bulgaria, mima, 4 legs chopped off )

- 2849 days ago -
After Mima's brutal mutilation, their government still isn't listening to its people. Situation there is getting worse! International pressure, our last hope! Parliament is split in half, final vote in Sept. whether to make animal cruelty a crime in BG.

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Lyne F (93)
Friday August 6, 2010, 12:20 pm
Action taken Nadia. Thank you for posting

Brenda M (133)
Friday August 6, 2010, 12:30 pm
Noted and Signed. Sad...that people are the only animals that knowingly set out to hurt, abuse, torture and kill just because of some disturbingly distorted superiority complex. We are the only animal that can help other animals and I so often ashamed that any part of our species could do, or allow these things to happen. ...... such appalling disrespect for life is inexcusable and unacceptable. I will forward this, we gotta help.

Cher C (1429)
Friday August 6, 2010, 12:42 pm


Thnx sweetie!


Bracha Katz (31)
Friday August 6, 2010, 12:47 pm
We have to TELL them to make it a crime? Thanks Nadia, signed

Meghan F (0)
Friday August 6, 2010, 12:50 pm
Thanks, what a sad and disgusting story about the cruelty peopel can accomplish.

Andrea Dorazio (56)
Friday August 6, 2010, 1:23 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Nadia.

Mervi R (74)
Friday August 6, 2010, 1:50 pm
Noted, signed.

Maria S (338)
Friday August 6, 2010, 3:07 pm
Signed and crossposted! Thanks, Nadia!

Past Member (0)
Friday August 6, 2010, 8:39 pm
Great work Nadia. Thank you very much.

kaye whelpton (38)
Friday August 6, 2010, 11:11 pm
Thank you Nadia signed.

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 4:22 am
Signed, thanks.

Julie C (21)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 4:30 am
Signed and noted, thanks Nadia.

Mike M (40)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 4:39 am
Noted signed

Agnes W (141)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 5:59 am

Claudia Elliott (40)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 6:05 am
Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 7:20 am
Sadly signed and noted. Whoever did this deserves the death penalty!!!

milca V (79)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 7:58 am
thanx! noted, signed! how can a mind be so evil? sickening!

Patrizia S (315)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 9:56 am

Nadia Donato (476)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 10:08 am

Thanks everyone!!! I may not be around here as much but I know I can always count on Care2 friends to get a petition to take off. FB is good to recruit new people to the cause by the volume of FB members. However, C2 members are indisputably more serious and true altruistic advocates. There's a lot more quality than quantity here and I so miss that! Please keep sharing, forwarding, tweeting, etc. We only have a month till their Parliament's final vote.
Love and miss you all!

Lynn Scanlon (57)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 10:20 am
Signed and noted with sadness. . .stuff like this makes me ashamed to be human.

Does anyone have any updates on Mima?

Nadia Donato (476)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 11:30 am
Mima is still in Germany.... doing rehab with her new legs (prostheses) and cart. Check out her album:

You don't need to sign up to FB to view them. I think I have over 200pictures of her there from the beginning and still updating. It's a great motivation to go through her pictures... she's very resilient and forgiving, we can all learn from her.

Jason Green (235)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 11:39 am
signed thank you

Marcia Mueller (13)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 1:30 pm
Time to get all countries out of the Middle Age torture of animals and into more humane times. Animal abuse is indefensible, and all countries and all people need to learn that, if not through education, intelligence and good will, then through stringent laws with BIG punishment.

. (1)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 1:42 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Nadia.

Nicole Walker (0)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 1:54 pm
people in this world make me sick anymore , how would they like it if what they're doing to these innocent animals happened to them instead

Valjean O (23)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 2:41 pm
UNACCEPTABLE, signed, thanks~

Sandy G (35)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 3:10 pm

Alice B (241)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 3:22 pm

Meltem N (0)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 4:08 pm
Having lived in my two home countries for twenty years each. The cultural attitudes and blindfolders around specific animal groups is just mind blowing. Yes, such and such animals are farm animal, they can be tortured, beheaded, boiled alive all is well. No spec of compassion rises, as piles of red meat, chicken, lobster piles our plates. Now what we consider pets have different place in our hearts. We can’t imagine them being subjected to the same cruelty we subject our farm animals to. If people in some other countries eat cats and dogs with the same callousness we eat cow, pigs, sheep. we form animal welfare groups to fight against consumption of cats, dogs, horses. We fight against exportation of ‘our’ horses to such cruel end uses. We dress animals living in our lands in patriotic cloths if it is against our culture to eat them. “American horses are being sold for such and such cruel ends” I would get request for help with heart wrenching stories of ends awaiting them… First I would cry, then I would question, how about American cows, American pigs, American….-the list is endless- we kill everyday in cruelest ways? How about the wildlife that has become extinct in our lands? The very symbols of our lands are on the threatened animals lists. Yet, special interest would be able pile their money into elections and get away with polluting our lands, our world.

That has become the GOP way who promises to come back for more with piles of lies that go around the tea parties. Indifference to our lands, to the health and lives of all the beings living on these lands have never been the American way. That had been what the current administration had been working on despite the lies generated by GOP money machine.

As we jump and rush judging everyone, and see how backward the whole world is. Please people, let us look in first. Animal cruelty exists everywhere. Just imagine how your kids might feel horrified when they hear somewhere in the east they might be eating cats and dogs The very pets they grew up with. The very fuzzy beings they have learned who can feel and return love. Change the place, we are in India! Now the kids are grown with their pet cows. They interacted with them observing how they can feel and return love. How horrified would you think would they feel when they hear in some Western countries people would hang them upside down, kill them and eat them.

it appears we need to enhance our education so we can develop a better understanding for the interconnected network of humanity. As opposed to creating a self serving identity. Well all countries commit that crime. They teach world history, their history, and their identity with a self-serving perspective. Otherwise, how could we sustain wars to this day? How could we unilaterally invade a county and declare us bringing democracy after causing the death of one million of its civilians, after using bombs forbidden by International War ethics, such as white phosphorus. And the democracy we claim we brought serves one American family. Darned oil. The ethnic warfare we placed in place, feels worse to an average Iraqi than having lived
under a dictator. When there are religious heterogeneity and history of religious violence, a democracy that is not based on secularism, institutionalizes that religious violence. To me that is what we had brought to Iraq, after causing the death of twice as many as our idealistic soldiers 9/11 tragedy claimed. Not counting guns for hires, Blackwater.

I have lived here and known too many people, to realize the internal and foreign policy, government politics have never been representation of the true American heart until the last administration..since we were all expecting a miracle after 8 years of nightmare, he was bound to disappoint us. Despite he managed to deliver health care reform. That proves he loves people more than special interests. While special interest money rained in Washington to defeat him, name calling, scare tactics. Where ignorance blooms such tactics works.

Just look at the caring, the sensitivity expressed in these forums. Irregardless of the issue. there is caring. What I hope is that there would also be acknowledgement we have areas that need improvement. We owe it to ourselves, to our community, to our nation, and to the world, to stay informed when election times near. Let your hearts and your knowledge show you how to use your power of vote. There is still a lot of good to be delivered to our nation and more peaceful stand to be taken in the international arena.

Lilo Prinz (23)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 4:16 pm
sweet Mima! you will stay forever in my heart! I know your story... it makes me so sad,... blessings to you!!

Sharon F (0)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 4:21 pm

Please treat all animals kindly. Thank you.

DORIS L (61)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 4:52 pm
Signed. How cruel.

Michael Carney (217)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 5:20 pm
Noted and signed, I just can't imagine what was running though the subhumans mind, before he decided to cut off this poor Dogs legs...i hope whoever did it rots in Hell, cause that's where he, or they belong...Thanks Nadia...

josie batlles (44)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 5:22 pm
Poor little Sweet Mima..I wish that I could give her the most loving hug and care for her....I can't beleive any so called human being would do this to a precious animal. Animals are so loyal to us and this is how some despicable people pay them back. It makes me so sad and infuriated. Signed petition and forwarded to others to do the same.Thank you for sharing!

Marilyn K (50)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 5:49 pm
This is one of the worst animal cruelty, violent situations that I have ever heard of. Pets contribute so much to the life of the families they live with they deserve respect and defense from any person that would or could do this to a defenseless animal. What satisfaction was gained by the perp? The person who was the real target is walking around just fine. Those that realize the reality and horror of what was done should fight for laws the involve severe punishment for the person who committed this crime.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 6:29 pm
Signed, thank you!

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 6:34 pm
Signed. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Sunny k (47)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 6:57 pm

LaurieLea Dimock (15)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 8:45 pm
signed and shared...OMF*****G>>>>

Nadia Donato (476)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 9:01 pm
Meltem, 2 or 3 or 5 or 800 wrongs do NOT make a right. I'm a vegan. No need to preach to me.
Please sign and share and help us pressure the Bulgarian government to change their law. That's the topic of my post. Thank you!

Valerie H (133)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 9:26 pm
Thank you..... signed # 530.

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Saturday August 7, 2010, 10:25 pm
I don't think I'll ever forget that image of poor Mima without her feet !! It's one of the most horrible things I've seen in my life. The man who did this is a sickening , evil POS . He may not have to answer to the law , but he sure as hell will have to answer to God !!
Signed and noted ..
TY Nadia

Carol Orton (20)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 3:17 am
Have signed and posted to my facebook , as a dog owner and lover , I can not think what sort of person ! could do such a thing and to the other animals there ,when all they want is to give us Love.

Carolyn P (7)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 3:27 am
Signed and noted, it's disgusting !!!!

Ana F (128)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 4:37 am

monique l (0)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 5:30 am

barbara n (10)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 8:32 am
thanks very much to meltem for the comment, til now the best i read on the subject.

Dan S (9)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 9:20 am
Power to the animals! Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 8, 2010, 9:13 pm
Signed; thanks, Nadia.

SANDRA R (144)
Monday August 9, 2010, 4:30 am
Noted! Thank you Nadia!!

Alicia V (181)
Monday August 9, 2010, 8:09 am
Signed and Noted. This poor doggie must have suffered what is not in the books and some humans do that and their governments back them up when they shoulb putting them where the sun doesn't shine.

Sharon Collins (62)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 3:13 am
Ooooh here we go again! Only humans can commit such filthy vile acts! Hello???? Needs to be sued for ignorance, just like face book, EVERY animal welfare org, carers, everyone who loves animals has the right to sue FB for showing this crap as it is a slap in the face to everyone of us! How many innocent people will have been violated with this footage if they accidentally got on to it. And it is inciting animal cruelty, the very thing we are fighting hard to stop! Just think, the money will help to benefit so many beautiful beings! I am so sick of humans thinking there is nothing wrong with this. How? I have signed. I just want to exercise my mental bat on these bastards, my mind will have fun with that. My heart aches so much..............

Dianne D (490)
Monday August 23, 2010, 12:41 pm
Petition signed.

Sharon S (8)
Wednesday August 25, 2010, 11:13 pm

Becky pennington (4)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 7:49 pm
Please everyone sign today . Its National Dog Day . Please do it for Mima and all of our furry friends ! Sign for them!

joanne s. (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 6:56 am
Signed and posted to FB. I was absolutely horrified to recently hear of this vile act.
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