Disinfo: Migrant raped a goat in Bulgaria


Mladan Kirilov, a 73-year-old Bulgarian shepherd, came acrossa dark skinned migrant, who raped his goat, Milena. The shepherd resisted the attacker and the latter ran away, shouting something in Arabic.


No evidence given.

The story about a migrant having raped a goat cannot be found in any reliable source. Geworld refers to Russian news agency RIA FAN as its original source. A journalistic research project undertaken last year by the independent Russian news outlet RBC showed that RIA FAN is in fact itself an offspring project of the famous St. Petersburg “troll factory”.

Further debunking by Mythdetector.


  • Reported in: Issue 123
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Bulgaria, Georgia
  • Keywords: fake rape, animal cruelty, Migration crisis
  • Outlet: Geworld Sputnik Newsbul


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