Stray dog murdered with repeated severe stabs with a butcher’s knife
Montag, 18. Oktober 2010 um 15:21
Yesterday, in broad daylight at about 10 am, an employee at the Butcher’s Shop Mega in Skopje, Macedonia, murdered a stray dog with repeated severe stabs with a butcher’s knife attached to a metal rod in front of a number of passers by.
The poor animal, covered in blood and in complete agony and shock, was dying for fifteen minutes before the eyes of the passers by, some of them children. This amiable dog which many of the local residents regularly looked after, without attacking, without even barking once at its killer, was literally butchered, stabbed through its body and severely hit against a wall by the professional butcher.
Three of the witnesses reported the case to the police which came to the spot to investigate and compiled a report. In the meantime, the butcher confessed to committing the act, explaining that the previous day that same dog had attacked his wife and child.
The witnesses contacted the local clinic and received information that no person had required medical attention for having been bitten by a stray dog.
This was a premeditated, planned murder, committed in an extremely vicious and psychopathic, devious manner unimaginable to any sane person. The act was brutal, the sight horrific. The photographs of the dead animal alone are poignant, but imagine the sight witnessed by the people who happened to be there, who saw the dog being ripped open, who heard its cries. All witnesses we have contacted are in a state of severe shock and cannot come to themselves. Some of them had been threatened to keep silent, but had nevertheless decided to talk about what they had seen and testify.
We ask for the most severe condemnation for this person, who is a threat and a potential danger to the environment, as no sane and normal person could repeatedly stab a helpless and homeless dog, listen to such cries of agony and continue butchering it in such a beastly manner. The psychiatrics has no doubts that such occurrences are horrifying, that such people pose a danger and a direct threat to their environment and should not be disregarded-it is a well known fact that serial killers start off by killing animals. We ask for a collective condemnation and the most severe punishment for the perpetrator!
Killing animals is a regular occurrence in our country, but punishments and sanctions are non existent. Animals in Macedonia are victims of brutes, both on institutional and individual level. The way a society threats its animals reflects that society, its level of civilization, humanity and awareness. Macedonia is shamefully inactive in that field, despite the numerous reactions from associations and citizens to the authorities. We insist on stricter animal protection laws and implementation of Animal Police, as the terror over animals in Macedonia is never ending daily occurrence.
LET A POSITIVE LAWFUL CONCLUSION OF THIS BRUTAL ACT MARK THE BEGINNING OF CHANGES!
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