We, the undersigned are deeply disgusted and outraged by the severity of the animal abuse situation in Bulgaria and the atrocities committed by the Bulgarian State, its aliases and its institutions. We are disgusted and dismayed by the failure of the Bulgarian government to enforce humane solutions of the stray animal overpopulation problem and its latest attempts to "legalize" again the indiscriminate, mass slaughter of those animals.
- Article 13 of the Treaty on the functioning of the EU clearly states that ”…. the Union and the Member States shall, since animals are sentient beings, pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals…”
Doing terrible things to innocent, defenseless animals in an organized and systematic fashion is not acceptable in the civilized world. It is obscene that ugly, degrading, murderous, and unspeakable acts of animal abuse, promoted and executed by the Bulgarian State have become “routine” and are widely accepted as "the way things are done”. This reminds us of the "Final solution" of the Jewish question by the third Reich and the T-4 Nazi euthanasia program, where the concept of "life unworthy of life" led to the systematic State sponsored persecution and extermination of millions deemed "unwanted" and "undesirable".
We therefore call on the Bulgarian Parliament to enforce an immediate stop on all legislative initiatives to change back the Animal Welfare Act and Ordinance 41.
In addition we demand the immediate dismissal of the Minister of Agriculture - Miroslav Naydenov.
In addition we demand the immediate dismissal of the Mayoress of Sofia - Jordanka Fandukova.
In addition we demand that new administration should take over the running of the municipal enterprise "Ekoravnovesie" in Sofia.
In addition we demand prompt investigation of all animal cruelty reports and complaints.
Furthermore we demand that the European Commission, the European Parliament and the rest of the EU institutions, should exercise all the powers they have to enforce the animal protection laws in Bulgaria by carefully investigating the animal abuse situation and possibly taking legal actions against the Bulgarian State.
We shall not travel to Bulgaria, buy Bulgarian goods and services, fly with Bulgarian airlines, invest in Bulgaria or buy Bulgarian properties until this pitiful country recognizes the basic right of animals to life without torture, pain and abuse.