Remember the infamous puppy-throwing girl from a few months back? The same on that director Michael Bay offered a reward of $50,000 for information leading to her arrest?
Yea, she’s getting off without any punishment whatsoever.
Word comes to us through a German newspaper who incidentally found out through a German branch of PETA that the case is closed and no charges are pending. The main reason? The girl is 12-years too young to face punishment for the deed — and then there’s also this little piece of the puzzle: a 75-year old grandmother claims to have rescued the pups.
“They are safe and sound and happy,” said the woman in early September. “My only problem is that they need at least three liters of milk a day and I only live on a small pension. But I do not have the heart to give them up.”
PETA, however, isn’t convinced. “This is, in our view impossible,” said Campaign Manager Nadia Kutscher. “The pups of the old woman looked different than on the video. Above all, a little puppy would never be able to survive this.”
When the video first surfaced, massive outrage spread throughout the online community — with the image-sharing community 4Chan leading the charge to track down the girl. According to AOL News, when she was apprehended, Bosnian police told reporters that it was likely at the very least that she (or her parents) would face fines of up to $6,400.
Bosnian law requires anyone who kills or injures an animal to pay a fine ranging from $20 to $5,500 . There’s video proof of intent to kill/injure (regardless over whether they were really ultimately rescued), so how is this crime not punishable on some level?