Bulgarian Dog Torture Ritual

Submitted by: madest 5 years ago in

Ritual Blgaro from CtrlC on Vimeo.


Ritual is in May, said to prevent rabies. Participants say dogs don"t suffer injuries but I don"t think they ask the dog
There are 60 comments:
Male 52
Hope Holland keeps blocking these Bulgarian drats out of the EU so my money wont get raped like Greece, Italy or Portugal does
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Female 2,549
Poor trusting creatures. I hope they poo in each of their shooes.
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Male 729
Surely, even the most superstitious of cultures would not believe doing that to a dog would provide any benefit. I think they are just drunk.
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Male 255
looks like way too much fun!
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Male 768
I guess it doesn`t seem like it`s hurting them, but it`s definitely still a mean thing to do.
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Male 542
I don`t normally feel like murdering mass amounts of people, but..
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Male 25,416
wow
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Male 878
I am against torture and cruelty. Waterboarding - remember that? It hardly caused a murmur of protest in the US.
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Male 14,331
Here`s some members of their parliment....


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Male 14,331
My sister and her friend did this to me on a tire swing once when i was a kid but they wound it alot tighter it felt like it would never stop...
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Male 550
That`s just cruel. I`d like to tie one of those f/ucks to a rope and spin them around. Savages.
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Female 8
I`m gonna go ahead and just not watch this.
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Male 1,569
one word for a village that has such rituals: napalm!
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Male 173
We need the iron curtain back...
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Male 5,094
Spin, spin, SPIN the evil spirits out of this animal!
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Male 2,737
Um,.....ok.
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Male 514
dizzy dogs are dizzy! I`m no animal activist but thats pretty mean of those guys....
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Male 13,630
Eastern - Western,nuff said
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Female 1,386
There is something rather jarring about watching people use modern technology (cameras, video recording, truck in background) while doing something horribly primitive.
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Male 6,227
Looks to me like a few hundred years ago, an authority told the locals they could no longer drown young women suspected of witchcraft.

Bummer. It was so entertaining.

"Hey, Aleksandar! I`ve got an idea of how we can... uhhh... prevent rabies, yeah, that`s it. Here, boy!" ~whistles to dog~
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Male 17
all i have to say is WTF? so weird/random. why? i mean i doubt the dogs are really hurt but still...it`d be different if they did it with willing volunteers, might be kinda fun but not to some random dog who has no idea wtf is going on.
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Female 150
@Gerry1of1 Of course I didn`t watch the video! I`m not a sicko that wants to see that kind of thing! I don`t think this sort of video should be promoted at all.

This site has been getting worse and worse about posting disturbing videos. Clearly labeled or not (and sometimes they`re not), I don`t think they need more exposure. Just because the animals weren`t maimed or killed doesn`t mean it isn`t torture. That`s not what I come here to see.
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Male 15,271
"This is complete bull. However I would be interested in knowing their logic behind this preventing rabies." It`s more effective than prayer?
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Male 133
:<
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Male 208
This is complete bull. However I would be interested in knowing their logic behind this preventing rabies.
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Male 1,268
"Actually, not all of us. Probably not most of us."

"I don`t think there is a kid in the world who hasn`t done this same exact thing on a swing set."

Be more of a self righteous frack LordJim. Kids do stupid stuff all the time. When they get hurt because of the stupid stuff they do, it IS funny. These dogs weren`t hurt. They were happy to be doing whatever their owners forced them into because the dogs were smart enough to know if the master says it`s safe, go with it. How many dogs have died at dog parks in 2011 in your country? It`s not going to be a small number.
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Male 761
Getting bitten by those dogs is probably how they get rabies in the first place.
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Female 241
i can`t stand to watch this.
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Male 638
To be perfectly honest, that kind of looked like fun, Get a couple of beers in me and I would probably volunteer to go next.

Come to think of it, I don`t think there is a kid in the world who hasn`t done this same exact thing on a swing set.
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Male 256
These people are in dire need of modern entertainment devices......
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Male 17,511
That`s really screwed up.
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Male 7,123
madest,
What you see is perspective.
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Male 2,384
prevent rabies? ... *palm to face*
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Male 7,378
Hey man you all should know that I did give thought about not posting this. But the dogs here live. This should be defined more as cruelty, not torture.. This festival is sick but how many of you can claim you knew of it? Isn`t there some boredom relief in learning of a inbred hick festival in Bulgaria? We`ve exposed true animal torture here before on IAB. I don`t think this rises anywhere near the girl who threw puppies into the river or the soldier who threw that dog off a cliff. So lets keep this in perspective.
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Male 7,123
<i>If some twelve year old volunteered for this, and ended up actually getting hurt because he landed on a rock, we`d all laugh at him, </i>

Actually, not all of us. Probably not most of us.
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Male 1,313
The Dogs: "Gee boss, thanks for getting me down finally! *wags tail*

The Cats: There is no dialogue to put here, as the cat would have killed the entire crowd.
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Male 40,772
wtf? @Madest suggested it, WHO approved it?
I sure to heck hope it wasn`t self-approved by @madest...
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Male 40,772
PAthetic! No wonder Bulgaria is a 3rd world country...
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Male 1,268
Okay, so you think dogs are dying from this. Here:

I do this thing where I take my dog to a location where my dog is surrounded by foreign, lethal, predators. There is no way my dog would ever voluntarily go to this place if it wasn`t for the fact that I am there. BECAUSE I`m there, my dog trusts I`ll keep it safe, knowing full well, it very well could be in danger, but it nuts up and accepts that I`m telling her it`s safe to be there, so she`s not scared. Where am I?

The only difference between this "torture" and a dog park is one is actually good for the dogs mental health. The dog park is a far greater risk to my dogs physical health.
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Female 296
i could really give a drat less who posted this where.
I really more have a problem with what their doing but really ur letting a dog spin violently making it very disoriented and the next thing u do is let it drating fall into a pond really? the dogs look old enough that the spinning wouldn`t kill it and it`s not around it`s neck so it`s not likely it will strangle the dog. but that dog can very easily die from getting water in it`s lung and drown.
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Male 1,268
...... Somehow I figured I wouldn`t be the first one to say this, but apparently you all are crazy.

Big deal. If some twelve year old volunteered for this, and ended up actually getting hurt because he landed on a rock, we`d all laugh at him, but do this to a dog, and all the sudden it`s torture? Please, I`ve owned dogs my whole life. They`re not human, and they certainly don`t have the seemingly nonexistent pain threshold you all seem to have. They`ll forget this even happened in a week.

Ya, totally something I`d expect to see on Borat, but, again, big fracking deal.
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Male 39,955

Littlelo - [quote]"an article about this topic would be fine to raise awareness. a video is NOT." [/quote]
It`s clearly labeled "Dog Torture". If you are offended by it why the hell did you watch it?
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Male 46
People in Bulgaria are real stupid, everyone knows you do this to cats,while lighting their tail on fire dancing naked during a new moon wearing Obama masks to stop rabies
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Male 7,123
How is it possible not to have anything better to do than that? Including nothing.
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Female 38
That`s disgusting, did you watch this before you posted it? I watched 6 seconds before pausing it. You`re an awful person for thinking people would want to watch this cruelty when they`re bored!
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Male 48
Not IAB material.... Tempted not to come back here actually...
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Female 150
"You`re not a messenger. You`re a moderator. Moderate the content."

agreed. an article about this topic would be fine to raise awareness. a video is NOT.
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Male 559
@rigby: didn`t you know that vaccines cause autism? :)
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But seriously, this is what happens when people follow mystical wives` tales and ignore basic tenets of medical care and science. To those who didn`t view the video: take solace that no dogs were harmed.
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Male 34
that`s sick
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Female 403
I refuse to watch this too. In line with other comments, this isn`t interesting or entertaining. This is sick and shouldn`t be given a forum on this site.

"Dont shoot the messenger" - Madest.

You`re not a messenger. You`re a moderator. Moderate the content.
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Male 75
WTF I-A-B???? Why post this??? This is drating hurtful to my eyes, heart, and mind. Unbelievable. These people need to go through the same. exact. thing.
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Male 373
Why would that get put on this site? Didn`t even watch it, not going to, this site has really fallen off.
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Male 4,807

Nope, ain`t gonna watch it. Nope Nope Nope.
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Female 3,726
That is drating ridiculous and I couldn`t even make it through the whole video. Why was this accepted and posted? poo posted on IAB should be funny, silly, stupid and all the above but this is just torture and does not belong on this site.
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Male 1,231
Wtf? This is like something off`ve Borat.
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Male 7,378
[quote]wow this is going pretty low IAB,[/quote] ---------
Don`t blame the messenger. We had nothing to do with this. When I see this I can only imagine the poop my dog would spray if in that position.
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Female 443
Dear Bulgaria, There`s a vaccine for that. <3, Me
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Male 1,284
wow this is going pretty low IAB,
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Male 1,471
kind of a dickish thing to do..
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Male 7,378
Link: Bulgarian Dog Torture Ritual [Rate Link] - Ritual is in May, said to prevent rabies. Participants say dogs don`t suffer injuries but I don`t think they ask the dog
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