Thursday, October 7, 2010
Girl Throwing Puppies In River On Video In Bosnia Won't Face Charges
The puppy-throwing Bosnian girl seen in a video chucking the helpless animals into a raging river will reportedly not face any charges.
Police have apparently dropped the case, outraged members of PETA in Europe said on Tuesday.
Authorities reportedly have let the matter go because the girl, whose identity has never been released, is too young to face a judge.
It has also been reported th More..at none of the puppies seen being thrown into the water died, and were in fact rescued by an old woman who allegedly found them along the shore. But animal rights activists don't buy it.
"This is outrageous," a PETA spokeswoman, Nadja Kutscher, said, according to a report in a German newspaper. "The puppies that the old woman was with were completely different ones to those thrown into the river in the video. The puppies would never have survived."
The young Cruella De Vil, seen in the video wearing a red hoodie, smiles as she picks several puppies out of a dirty bucket and viciously tosses them into a rapidly flowing river.
At one point, as the girl lobs a black-and-white pup into the water, she can clearly be heard saying, "whee."
The teen joins a growing number of people caught on video being unkind to animals. A British woman who later received death threats was captured by a CCTV camera in August tossing a cat into a garbage can, and in 2008 a U.S. Marine was filmed throwing a puppy off a cliff in Iraq.
The video can be found in my August postings if you want to watch it again.