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The blonde girl who was filmed hurling puppies into a river to drown will not face animal cruelty charges, furious animal rights campaigners have announced.
Police in Bugojna, Bosnia, have dropped plans to prosecute the youngster because they say she is not old enough to face court.
The decision was revealed by angry animal rights campaigners PETA in Germany, today (Tuesday).
They say local police and animal care groups claim all the pups were rescued from the fast flowing Vbras river by an onlooker.
But PETA spokeswoman Nadja Kutscher said: "This is outrageous. The puppies that the old woman was with were completely different ones to those thrown into the river in the video.
"The puppies would never have survived in the river."
The original 44 second YouTube clip shocked hundreds of thousands around the world.
In the horrific footage some of the black and white pups could be heard whimpering in a basket before crying pitifully as they were flung through the air.
At one point the girl, wearing a red hoodie, shouted "Wooo!" as she hurled them into the river one by one.
The blonde girl - believed to be under 18 - and her parents were quizzed by local police and warned they could face a 5,000 GBP fine and an animal cruelty charge last month.
But today (Tuesday) PETA in Germany revealed: "The animal protection agency which works down in Bosnia has announced that the investigation has been closed and neither the girl nor the parents will be charged."
"The child is said to be too young for any kind of punishment."
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