Location: Kyiv,142 Zhilyanskaya street, Sviatoshyn District Court.
Time: February 22, 2012. The action starts at 14:00. The court hearing starts at 14:30.
Since October 2011, Alexey Vedula, a 19-year-old student, has been publishing atrocious videos on the Internet which feature him torturing and killing dogs in various extremely cruel ways. Alexey is filmed throwing puppies on the railway and watching trains run over their little bodies. He is also seen cutting off their tails and paws, ripping open their stomachs and pulling out their eyes. All the while, he and his friends make cynical comments and laugh.
Alexey Vedula tortured over 100 dogs to death and published these videos on the site Vkontakte.ru, where he and his friends discussed new methods of torture.
Because of the indifference of Ukrainian authorities, this man is still free! The strictest punishment for his actions is a small fine of 850 gryvnas ($100 US) or a six-month imprisonment. This young man is sick and we all know he will never stop. It is a well-established fact that animal torture is an early sign of violent criminal behavior. If Alexey finds pleasure in torturing and killing helpless little creatures, will he eventually turn to children?
But there is ONE MORE THING. There were a lot of precedents of torture and killing animals in Ukraine and NO ONE had ever gone to jail. That`s why we need to fight futher for all the animals which are tortured and killed by those who are not afraid of the law. We want to change current part of the law about cruel animals treatment: 1. The minimum term of imprisonment for the cruel animal treatment which leads to death should be at least 1-3 years without a chance of probation.
2. Every branch of power shall obey this law because now most of the claims about animal mistreatment are ignored.
3. Ukrainian officials who are responsible for the compliance with this law shall be punished accordingly for ignoring the failures in a form of fine, and if repeated, — in a form of dismissal.
If we don`t change it now, we will not be able to change it for the long time to come.
We want Alexey Vedula isolated from society, in a maximum security prison, for as long as possible!
We want change the law about animal mistreatment in Ukraine and protect the country from sadists and maniacs who start with animal torture and then switch to people!