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A pregnant cow from Bulgaria went to Serbia and returned. Now they want to put her to sleep

Because it passed without documents the border of the European Union, to which Serbia does not belong.

The Bulgarian authorities intend to euthanize the pregnant cow Penka, who left her site in Serbia and returned back. The reason for the lull is the illegal crossing of the border of the European Union, which does not include Serbia.

In the middle of May, 2018, Penca left the village of Kopilovichi and entered the territory of Serbia. Two weeks later, the Serbian farmer returned it to owner Ivan Harlampiev.

However, the Bulgarian authorities said that the animal must be put to sleep due to EU laws. Penka crossed the border without the necessary documents and is liable to be put to sleep, despite the fact that Serbian veterinarians have confirmed that her health is in order.

The Bulgarian authorities claim that “it is not in their power to save Penka from the EU laws.” According to the laws, specialists should inspect cows on the border. Animals also need documents that prove that they are healthy.

It’s not up to us to decide. We just apply the laws that Brussels sets [the EU capital].

Lyubomir Lyubomirov
veterinarian

Kharlampiev said that the cow can not be returned to the EU either. He hopes that publicity in the media will help him save Penka. In addition, the farmer wondered why no one stopped the animal while crossing the border.

Cow Penka will give birth in about three weeks. The website Change.org has apetition in its defense, addressed to the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Court.

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