avaz.ba article: Mass Poisoning of Dogs in Bugojno, Bosnia (in Serbo-Croatian) additional photographs can be found with the article. Translation of an excerpt:
“Representatives of Flekica, the Association for the Protection of Animals in Bugojno, are outraged at a recent case of stray dog poisoning at the beginning of Ramadan. This is not the first case of poisoning stray dogs in Bugojno municipality. All previous investigations have shown that the poisonings were deliberate, by still unknown and irresponsible individuals…” The above photograph shows a group of local children who wanted to help one of the dogs. They managed to gather 50 KM (35 USD) to pay for the dog’s euthanasia so that it would not suffer, but no vet was available.
Admira el Falah, the president of Flekica, the Association for the Protection of Animals in Bugojno posted the video below, stating: “Despite all of my grief and horror watching this I had to share it. This killing of the oldest dog in Bugojno who was in his old age, a peaceful and good dog tended by the entire village, who especially loved children. He wasn’t afraid of people, he loved dear souls in torment and welcomed me always with wagging tail…”
Warning: distressing footage:
Bugojno is the same town where a girl threw puppies into a river, documented on video here (warning, distressing footage).
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