‘Katja Puschnik’ is Busted

Katja Puschnik

Police in the Bosnian town of Bugojno told the press on Friday that they have found the girl who recorded the video where another girl (‘Katja Puschnik’) tossing puppies into a river.

They said she was located after they followed up on a number of tips given to them by animal rights’ groups.

The girl they say is a juvenile, and as such they are not about to release her name. Police say they will be questioning the girl’s parents about the incident.

Velimir Ivanisevic, head of a Sarajevo based animal group SOS, told the press his information was that the original video was filmed by the girl’s brother.

“It is a mirror of society and the fact that young people are doing such things shows how they have been raised,” he said.

Under Bosnian law a person who kills or tortures animals is punishable only with fines ranging from 15 to 5,000 euros. The girl is unlikely to face any other kind of punishment.

The girl that the Bosnian police have identified is not the mysterious Katja Puschnik, a girl who claimed to be the one from the video posted a separate apology video on YouTube.

The 44 second puppy tossing video has been fueling the ire of people from all over the world since it was first broadcast. One Facebook page “Find the Girl who Threw Puppies in the River” has garnered over 47,000 likes.

Although the Bosnian police will not reveal the girl’s identity it may be hard to keep the secret from internet investigators.

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