Act of insane cruelty…

We regret having to report again an inhumane act carried out by one or more of our fellow citizens here in Kos…

Last night whilst walking her 3 dogs Debbie  found something which will probably haunt her for the rest of her life…

In Koniario (small area situated on the road between Zia and Pili) Debbie had been taking her usual evening walk with her 3 dogs when one of the dogs ran off into the woods after a rabbit. The dog returned to Debbie after a few calls but the dog had returned without her coat (which is used to keep the dogs dry and warm).

Debbie decided to take the dogs back home and then return to look for the coat,  she went into the forest looking and after a little time had passed and she had walked quite far into the woods, she came across a horrific site!

She found a dog hanging from a tree by the neck, one end of a rope had been tied around the dogs neck and then hung over a branch with the other end tied to a near by tree.

The sight was horrific, the dog had actually been hung until dead and it was apparent that the dog had suffered a slow and painful death. Debbie returned home to her husband and called for help.

Today  Susan McGrane from A.R.K. (Kivotos) along with 3 other people went to the site with Debbie & Ken where they took pictures to record the incident and untied the poor animal.

Susan then returned to Kos town to the police station to report the incident and will return later this evening with the Vets report detailing the cause of death.

We are asking if anyone should have any information relating to this incident to please come forward to allow us to find the perpetrator (s) and bring them to justice.

Any information please contact us directley through Kos-explorer.com on (6945228751) or email editor@kos-explorer.com and we will pass this on to the relevant party.

 

  • Paul Power.

    How can anyone do this to animals? Just another example that people think nothing either of animals, or their fellow man. I just hope this piece of garbage is caught, and given a LONG jail term.

  • http://community.bloghology.org/ Vasilis Pasparas – Publisher

    we all know that people that are cruel to animals do abuse humans as well.

    we hope that Police will look into it seriously and not just hide the case in their closets.

    those bastards should get arrested and brought to justice…

    • elainec

      Let’s hope they do take it seriously, unlike two years ago when the criminal, known by everyone, including the mayor, got away with hanging 9 dogs in Kardamena!

      • ToBeOrNotToBe

        Who was it?

        • ToBeOrNotToBe

          I can’t find any reports of this “known by everyone criminal,including the mayor”,so who is he?Any facts pls?

          • elainec

            Parasxos, probably spelled wrong, is well known as a hunter.
            I wrote to the BtK newspaper 10 months later (two years ago), just to remind people it had not been forgotten. They printed it and approached the mayor and the response was, “Stergios Billis still denies knowing who it is”.

            I just dug this out of the Athens News March 2008:

            “Vangelis Trakossas, of the island’s sole animal welfare group, says, “The police have tried to take statements, but although all the locals know who did it, no one is talking.” Trakossas was asked by one farmer: “If dogs killed your chickens, wouldn’t you hang them?”

            • ToBeOrNotToBe

              Thanks,
              it’s true that’s a logical thought for some farmers who lost chickens or even goats like that,however I know people who simply stopped keeping chickens because they got eaten all the time by dogs,even a chicken fence is no use,but they didn’t blame it on the dogs,just their (ex) owners.

        • elainec

          Sorry, a load of messages are coming through out of sequence.
          It was Paraskos Sikas

          • ToBeOrNotToBe

            Never heard of him ,but will ask around,why are you sure it was him?

          • ToBeOrNotToBe

            That’s odd..someone says he knows him but with a different family name,have sent a msg,hopefully he will respond.

            • elainec

              OMG, seriously, you should be very careful getting involved with a piece of work like that. I have heard there are mafia types on kos similar to crete and you already said you want to protect your family. Anything is possible as revenge as you know, last year on Kos, that vicious creep, cut the head of his estranged wife’s dog and hung it in her doorway.

              • ToBeOrNotToBe

                I think you misunderstood,I sent a msg to the person who claims to know who did it,and would give the name,it was also a Parasxos but different family name,he has not replied to me yet.
                Anyway thanks for your concern,it’s true there are some mafia types here.;-)

          • http://community.bloghology.org/ Vasilis Pasparas – Publisher

            below the author box you are given the option to sort the comments in any way you like. ex. Oldest First, Popular Now, Best Rating, Newest First.

            That way you can check and choose the way that makes sense to you.

            • elainec

              Thank you.

  • Ghghghhf

    They may have found it, I think I will go to lanzarote instead after seeing this

    • ToBeOrNotToBe

      Ah yes Lanzarote is a small paradise if you like abused donkeys..

      • elainec

        You surprise me, how does it compare with Santorini and Lindos?

        • ToBeOrNotToBe

          Do I??Maybe you should visit Lanzarote as well :)

          • elainec

            No thanks, too many Brits there!!

            • ToBeOrNotToBe

              lol!;-)

  • Tsakellaris

    This is so sad, and disgusting. There have been a number of incidences of farmers shooting dogs or poisoning them too, in Kos Town over the last several months. This is just totally shocking though, seeing a poor defensless animal hanging from a tree….it is revolting and sadistic, the person (or persons) who did this are sick!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nina.magdalena Nina Magdalena

    I am speachless !! They are not humans, but savages. They should have their hands cut off. Sorry to be so harse, and i know that violence begains violence. But this makes med mad and so sad. Poor dog !!

  • Maria Savini

    and again has a “man” hanged a dog in Kos Greece .. I feel sad and angry and I hope that this has come to an end that humans torture animals!!

    I hope you find torture these “people”, the animals and accuses them (or do them at the same) … although I am not for violence!

    “Numerous examples show: Who does not hesitate to abuse animals often does not hold before humans / childs ago”

  • Chiosgirl

    disgusting, I feel lucky having lived in Greece on and off for eleven years not to have come across something like this. The people who do this are little more than barbarians, not only causing pain and horror to the poor dog, but also to the civilised people that come across the results of their cowardice and evil minds. RIP sweetie, you are best off out of that country, civilisation is a word they no longer know the meaning of. The Greeks who do care are often ostracised and ridiculed for their love of animals, but they are the key to the future, so please do support all Greek animal lovers. As for the comment of someone going to Lanzarote, unfortunately animal abuse happens all over the world, I know because I thought if I didn’t go to Greece I would find peace away from this sort of abuse, but it happens in Italy, Spain, Turkey, USA, every bloody where.

    • elainec

      A lot of what you say is true, but dont forget it is estimated that only 10 percent of greeks are actually animal lovers, 10 percent abusers and 80 percent indifferent. The other countries you mention do have abuse, including the u.k. but they were not once known as “the cradle of civilisation”!!

      • ToBeOrNotToBe

        I wonder how you come on those statistics Elaine Cole,,they are far from the truth,are you counting them by how many Greeks are member in your FB groups?you would be surprised how many Greeks care,of course good deeds don’t get attention and not all are on FB..

        • elainec

          Not my statisical survey, was from a greek guy living in Greece. If you look at it logically with a population of 10 million, despite the numbers of decent greek animal lovers, the 80% of indifference which of course includes ministers, mayors etc. does sound about right and who, in my humble opinion, are almost as bad as the abusers.

          • elainec

            I wonder why people feel the need to hide behind a nickname on a straight forward forum like this!

            • ToBeOrNotToBe

              I wonder why my name is important to you,what matters is what I have to tell you.The reason I use a nickname is you never know who you are dealing with on the net.

              • elainec

                Oh dont be such a wus?, I get death threats on youtube but it goes with the territory

                • ToBeOrNotToBe

                  Don’t get me wrong Elaine,been there done that,I’m not afraid of death threats,have had them in the past,it’s my family I’m thinking of.

                  • elainec

                    I understand, hadnt realised you were living in Kos. Probably best to be careful if you start digging around with that Sikas guy, he is a hunter and probably well respected if you can call it that, and no doubt has killed many other dogs apart from the 9 that were found.
                    I never found Antonis inclined to exaggerate, he is a sensitive soul and has had his own bad experiences with animals, his own dog poisoned, 10 puppies he was feeding poisoned, his school friends dog hanged in the back garden last autumn, etc. etc. Vangelis and Jaana certainly wouldnt exaggerate. We do get that a lot though, “dozens of bodies found” etc. when it is 4 dogs and 2 cats, not that I am saying they dont count. As far as the Platanos beast is concerned, initially we thought it was due to the fact he was a retired policeman and was a police cover up, but it seems that witness have suddenly appeared saying what a good character he is. There has been a lot of corruption and still is in Greece with friends of friends, or relatives working for the mayor, police or whatever and even when there are witnesses, it is all futile, there was a case similar to the horse thing in Kavala, but the papers went missing when the police realised who it was.

                    We are all on the same side, and I do wonder what the point of these forums is, everyone gets het up and then other countries get dragged in and so on.

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      I know Antonis very well,he’s a good guy cares about animals,so do I ,I never said that animal abuse isn’t happening,I’m just saying that these are a few creeps and things are blown out of proportion,he indeed thinks he’s the only one caring,he obvious don’t know the same people I do.I have had more bad animal abuse experiences out of Greece then in Kos.I’m member of American,English and Irish (and some that include the whole world) forums against animal abuse and really I can’t say that things look better beyond these borders.Yes there is corruption here and yes they protect someone because he is a friend of or relative of someone with an important position,but also this is typical especially in small communities.You ask why other countries got dragged in,that is dear Elaine because some folks are talking about boycotting tourism in Greece,these people who there own country isn’t any better,but also aren’t helping the animals here like that,so I try to remind them that,some really believe it’s only happening here and I’m here to show them the truth.

                    • Sue-kos

                      As one of the people who had to untie this dog,and carry its stinking decomposing body in my car,go to the police station hoping they would take this seriously,and then bring the body to a local vet to get a certificate of the cause of death,which took up most of my day and caused me sleepless nights,I can say I dont think it is blown out of proportion.The whole point of getting publicity is in the hope that someone who knows this person will have the balls to come forward,so he can be prosecuted,and serve as a lesson to the other minority of people on this island who think they can constantly abuse animals.If anyone decides not to go to a country for any reason it is their choice.

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      Believe me if I knew who did it I would,I’m all for giving it publicity in the hope who ever is responsible will get caught,but usually people who are about to commit a crime make sure no one sees them,unless someone recognizes the dogs in the pics above?Read my other comments Sue,I didn’t say animal abuse don’t happen here.With “blown out of proportion” I meant when people say that it ONLY happens here,or that it’s here far worse then anywhere else.Again as I said before if I have to fill the page here with facts from what happens in the UK or anywhere else,there isn’t place enough.Of course anyone is free to choose what country he goes or not,but you guys are promoting it,”don’t go to Greece till there is no more animal abuse”…or something like that,I don’t remember the exact title.So I’m asking if you take away the tourism,then what is left?How you think people here will adopt strays,or keep their pets,if they don’t have the money for food or to pay the vet?

                    • Sue-kos

                      I speak for myself and not Kivotos as this is not necessarily everyones opinion. I do not ask that tourists do not come here, why would I, it is on the tourists generosity that we depend to pay the endless vets, food, and re-homing costs for the many strays that we deal with. We speak to many tourists and all are appalled not only by this type of incident, which they rarely see, but the 1,000s of stray cats on the streets many very ill, and continuously breeding.The livestock left in the blazing sun, with no shade,and water. The endless dogs not only on the streets, but chained up all their lives with no human contact, living in their own dirt, again with no water or shade.These are not isolated incidents, you see them every day here. I do know many, many tourists who have said they will never return not as a result of what they see on the internet, but on what they see with their own eyes all over the island.

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      Exactly my point Sue,you need tourism to keep going,
                      there is a difference in asking for help to a tourist,and if he has been here and so happened to come across animal abuse he most likely understand your situation and is willing to help.Truth is that most come here for holidays and never saw any abused animal, that’s why they come back every year and some adopt stray cats or dogs,especially Dutch and German tourists.Maybe you should have a talk about that with the members of your group,some don’t understand that scaring people away is not going to help better the situation.And again most people know that it’s happening also in their own country,myself they hang one of my cats when I was a kid,I saw him hanging in a tree when a went to school,another was poisoned by someone who kept pigeons and another got hit by a car.This was NOT in Greece.Just saying..

                    • elainec

                      I understand what you are saying about boycotting or discouraging tourism, and I personally do not do that, although I have to say I would never step foot in Greece again, I prefer to send money and try and find somewhere with less animal abuse. However, looking at it from a prospective tourist point of view, why should someone go to a country with a view to helping stray cats and dogs? Most people go on holiday, probably have stressful jobs and just want a relaxing time and not have to see emaciated or poisoned animals. It might sound dramatic, but it is the truth, my life has changed for the worse since I first went on holiday to Rhodes which happened to be during the “end of tourist season poisoning”, something I was not aware of at the time, and I can tell you, it has scarred me for life and I dont think I will ever get over it. I am getting on in years, but you imagine how children feel to see all that, was thinking about a beach resort on Kefalonia where four dogs were poisoned and made their way to the beach. Everyone was absolutely shocked, children screaming, three dogs died and a couple of tourists cleared that part of the beach and sat with the last dog which sadly died..

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      Err.. Elaine I don’t understand.. aren’t you admin from such a group that is all about boycotting Greece?
                      And where would that place be with less animal abuse?
                      I can understand that some people are angry and shocked if happen to see a poisoned cat or dog,I experienced it my cat was poisoned too,yet not in Greece.I’m starting to think maybe we should have the same “kill shelters” here like you have in the UK,so everyone who brings in a stray has his conscience clear,the animals have a 2 week time to (if they are lucky)get adopted if not the shelter will use “humane euthanasia ” as you call it if it is humane to kill a healthy animal,although better then get poisoned I agree,but I heard some shelters use gas because it’s cheaper?Of course the tourist or us wont see any stray anymore walking freely,Susan wont have to release them by the castle and ruins anymore..problem solved,what you say Sue?Like the idea?

                    • elainec

                      Firstly I was asked to be an officer or whatever it is called by a facebook friend to keep an eye on the group when she was on holiday despite the creator knowing my feelings about boycotts. For your information there many greeks calling for a boycott of their own country.

                      Secondly, it is no use justifying what goes on in Greece by constantly bringing other countries into the thread and lastly, humane euthanasia is by injection and a more appropriate alternative than a greek hell hole or poisoning and when you mention gassing, I think you are confusing the u.k. with the u.s. It is ironic to hear the term “kill shelters” with so so very much animal abuse constantly going on in Greece.

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      My answers are disappearing here,let me try again..
                      First of I’m not justifying at all what is happening in Greece,but you all present it like it’s only happening here or that it’s far worse here,that is why I show you what is happening in other countries,you don’t seem to be aware of what is going on in the world general!I don’t care if their are Greeks supporting a boycott,it’s dumb and unfair!
                      I know how euthanasia is done,some shelters don’t follow the rules and do what is cheaper and I even didn’t get started about the U.S.,it’s way worse there!
                      It’s not only the strays in those shelters getting killed you have plus the animal abuse by sicko’s i.e. who put a pet in microwave,or throw them from a bridge onto a car to see how it splat,or burn dogs alive.etc,etc..
                      Do you know the group Justice For Red-Brutally Tortured?Check it out pls,the girl is devastated and in search of the killer of her dog.

                    • elainec

                      You are not reading the name of the group correctly:

                      Greece: PROTECT & SAVE YOUR ANIMALS or LOSE YOUR TOURISTS $$$

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      They have changed the title from the group,it was different in the past,if you read the comments there they do encourage boycott,you know that,after all you post the translations.

                    • elainec

                      The name of the group hasnt been changed, is still the same name as the petition started on the 1st November 2008. You need to take up any query you might have with the creator, Athena Bane.

                      Just to reiterate for the last time, you are trying to justify Greek animal abuse by constantly mentioning other countries, and as already said, in the u.s. and the u.k. despite there being animal abuse, there are sufficient numbers of people and authorities caring for animals and also most importantly laws that are adhered to, which is not the case in Greece. It makes no odds what goes on in china even, we dont like it, but the thread here is about Greece and Kos in particular..

                    • Sue-kos

                      Incidentally according to a recent post(9) on the Aegean news someone does know who committed this recent crime.It remains to be seen whether they will now contact the police with this information,or close their eyes…

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      I hope so!But just suspecting someone is not enough,as sure you can be,if you can’t proof it then what the police can do?

                    • elainec

                      I am sorry but it is not a few creeps as you put it or blown out of proportion. This animal abuse, whether it be poisoning, hanging, shooting goes on every day in Greece. Last night another dog hanging this time in Leros.

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      I hope they find this bastard(s?)
                      But Elaine if you have to take the whole country,be sure that in other countries it’s happening on daily basis as well

                    • elainec

                      That is not the point, Greece is supposed to be civilised, cant take on the rest of the world sadly. In U.K. there are enough people and authorities to make a difference, but not in Greece for example so that is why I try to make the effort, but it is killing me mentally!! I made a mistake about the dog on Leros, bad translation it was deliberately drowned, terrible shame as it was apparently the constant companion of a disabled person.

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      There are sick people here,I don’t deny it,it’s beyond my understanding how someone can do such thing.But don’t forget there are also many Greeks here who are as shocked as you and me and despise these monsters.
                      Greece is still civilized,unfortunately not as it’s used to be and has a lot of work to do to sort it out.

          • ToBeOrNotToBe

            Sorry Elaine,that’s the best you can come up with?”A Greek guy living in Greece”?How about checking facts?If that were true then almost everyone I know here in Kos would have to be an animal hater,which I’m happy to report you is the opposite.Now if you want to include politicians of course they don’t care,they don’t care for people,how you want them to care for animals..not here not in the UK not anywhere,have they ever?They only care in filling their pockets.

            • elainec

              I was talking about all over Greece, not just Kos. If anyone wants the true statistics and no cover ups for Kos, you only need to ask Antonis Billis.

              • ToBeOrNotToBe

                LOL!I know Antonis Billis and I’m sorry but he likes to exaggerate,he thinks he’s the only caring person in Kos.;)

                • ToBeOrNotToBe

                  He does make nice photos though..;)

        • elainec

          If you know the lovely Diane who runs the dutch cretan animal welfare group on facebook, ask her, I believe she was the one who was told this. Also I think the guy who is the husband of the lady who runs Aesops in Kavala came up with a similar figure. This was a couple of years back and my memory is failing a bit these days.

          • ToBeOrNotToBe

            Well I found that many people read the same comments somewhere from the same site and then post them elsewhere,so 2 people with same number doesn’t mean they came up with it themselves,and usually there is an explanation of how they came to this result.No one has explained how they get those figures though,and it’s hard to find out since many Greeks don’t even use the internetI mean really,how do you count?I

            • elainec

              If you were working for say GAR or even Chania Pet Proection in Crete, you would see the number of reports of abuse, and I think you would then realise that that survey was realistic.

              • ToBeOrNotToBe

                If you work for GAR or any other animal protection group anywhere else in the world,the only thing you hear is animal abuse,they wont come to you with a spoiled cat now will they,I wouldn’t call a survey realistic based on that.

                • elainec

                  The founder, Vesna doesnt have time or the need for doing surveys, she is literally up to her eyes in emails, photos, every single day by distraught tourists or greeks desperate for help.

                  • ToBeOrNotToBe

                    Yes I believe you,but ask a vet and I bet you would have a different kind of survey,know what I mean?

  • Molly

    Cowards – barbaric cowards – the only way a psychopath can feel power is to perpetrate cruelty and abuse on defenceless animals (and women and children) No one should ignore these crimes the equally guilty people are those that hide in the shadows those who do not speak out – hear or see anything….it is they that both allow and encourage this to happen again and again. Shameful !!!

  • madcow

    I am so sick and tired of seeing these inhumane, barbaric acts allowed to continue that, despite having friends in Greece, and a holiday home in Greece, I think we should all flag this up and stop the tourists coming, maybe then, when their income dries up, something will be done….. I feel sick to my stomach each time I see these horrific pictures, or read these horrific stories coming from a country that, allegedly, has strong religious views……. are these poor animals not also god’s creatures?

    • ToBeOrNotToBe

      Heck yeah,let’s punish them all,stop the tourists from coming so no one can afford to take care of animals anymore..any other suggestions?

      • maggie

        Well ToBeOrNoTtobBe how do you suggest they control and punish these barbaric acts.?

        • ToBeOrNotToBe

          Same way as they “control” them in the UK??

          • rosylee1

            In england they are taken to court, get heavy fines and banned for life from having another animal.

            • ToBeOrNotToBe

              They do here too,but..just like in the UK you have to have proof,you can not sue someone only by accusations,or because you suspect him.

              • rosylee1

                I understand this is very difficult to prove, but what about the sick and horrific website showing videos, you cannot tell me the authorities cannot somehow trace this website. This website is being commented on worldwide.

                • elainec

                  Actually, the greek cyber police are very prompt at trying to stamp those sites out and they have tracked the beasts down. As far as the actual crimes committed, even when these people are known, like the kardamena dog hanger, the ex policeman who dragged the horse behind his vehicle, I would imagine there are all sorts of back handers going on, what about the beast who hanged the dogs in rhodes, was sentenced and then out on bail that same night, am sure he wont serve his sentence, the shepberd in Crete, etc. etc. etc.

                  • ToBeOrNotToBe

                    The shepherd in Rhodes had a what was for him a big fine to pay,Idk about the other cases,you are talking about an ex policeman (in Platanos not Kos),well let me tell you police always protect their buddies.It’s an international phenomena. In the US and France they are even protected if they are racist and kill an innocent person,just so happened recently ,no even the UK and Ireland who suppose to have better laws they have problems keeping track of all the animal abuse,I can go on about every case there,but I think Kos Explorer doesn’t have enough room for that..

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      Good thing the Greek cyber police is tracking those creeps down,bravo.:)

                    • rosylee1

                      So pleased they have tracked them down. well done cyber police. May justice be done.

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      You will be also pleased to know that 2 weeks ago the Headquarters of the Greek police took initiative and organized a conference together with the University of Thessaly about the issue “Abuse and killing pets”.The police asks in addition to a rigorous treatment of criminal offenders .in addition to police measures for the prevention and suppression,the scientific assistance of the veterinary services and awareness of animal welfare organizations an overall active social participation and change the perception of the average citizen on this issue…

                      Doesn’t sound like indifference to me.:)

                    • elainec

                      You misunderstand indifference, for example, I have a particularly close friend in Athens who has many friends with their own animals which they adore and treat well, but she gets upset when they (in their late twenties/early thirties) say she is being OTT and too sensitive about the animal issue and it is a fact of life in Greece. I got a notification about the police conference you speak of which is good news. It is getting it into the skulls of those who dont care. The police brought out a directive last August which we suggested people printed off and used for any animal abuse they saw. The thing was that it appeared that a good number of police stations were not even aware of this, and to add insult to injury, there was a case of a very badly treated donkey in Kefalonia who was to handed over to an animal welfare person, and at the last minute, his lawyer, told the owner, who was also a friend of the mayors, to just ignore the directive and not hand the donkey over. It is a huge problem and until the govt get properly involved, I dont think things will change, and at the moment they are far too busy with the economy of greece.

                    • ToBeOrNotToBe

                      Not aware of or pretending not to be aware of?Again this is like I said somewhere here this is typical to happen in small communities where everybody knows everybody.It’s a huge problem indeed which is very difficult to solve,and you’re right the government is far to busy with the economy and they better be,more crisis,less jobs etc etc on the end who is going to be able to take care of the animals?Taking good care of a pet cost money too.

                • ToBeOrNotToBe

                  What website are you referring to?Is it made in Kos?Can you post a link?

                  • ToBeOrNotToBe

                    Thanks,looks like it’s not just about animal abuse,glad the Greek cyber police is on it,what a freaks!

  • Dimitris

    I am an animal lover, however what I really get angry about is that abuse to animals happens all over the world, and not just to animals to babies and children. Did we stop going to England, because some terrible deed was comitted to a child (which happens all the time, and is reported all the time)…..? You cannot STOP going to a country for one persons actions, that to me is ridiculous, and narrow minded. Greece is a beautiful country, and yes it is a shame there are people like this, but don’t let them destroy it…..they have won, and i’m sure they love all the publicity.

    • elainec

      Dimitris, come on now, stop going to england because of child abuse, that is almost funny, we have a population of over 60 million compared with your 10 million so obviously there are going to be more unpleasant cases reported. What about the child abuse that goes on in Greece and dont tell me that it doesnt. Because of the small population, it is said that greece has the worst animal abuse record, per capita, in EU, and I can assure you that if you went to england, you would not see emaciated strays wandering about or animals in their death throws after consuming poison. I know england is not the greatest place on earth with all our drunks etc. but I can guarantee that prior to the olympics in London, there will not be mass poisoning carried out as was the case prior to the athens 2004 olympics. I agree with you entirely, having visited many countries in the world, that greece could be one of the most beautiful in the world, but sadly every island and mainland is tainted with some sort of daily abuse to animals, be it poisoning, shooting, torturing or hanging. Even a lovely place like Patmos!

      • ToBeOrNotToBe

        You don’t have as many strays walking around because many shelters kill 90 % of the animals they can’t place..ugh

        • ToBeOrNotToBe

          I’m talking about shelters in the UK

          • ToBeOrNotToBe

            of course because this is happening in shelters it is not called animal abuse

          • elainec

            I cant find your comment “You don’t have as many strays walking around because many shelters kill 90 % of the animals they can’t place..ugh” on here, but in reply to it, what do you suggest as an alternative to humane euthanasia – hell hole shelters, poisoning, wandering the streets and getting hit my traffic or what?? It is ironic that many greeks do not believe in euthanasia or neutering come to that, but they dont seem to mind when it comes to euthanising by poison or hanging, which is far from humane!

            • ToBeOrNotToBe

              I don’t find killing a healthy animal humane,I couldn’t do it,but I understand the shelters there are flooded with strays,especially this time that people try to cut back on expenses.It’s the methods that is used sometimes that I don’t like I remember some petitions trying to save a number of cats that was about to get gassed.But I suppose that’s better then poisoning,although the number of animals getting killed by those shelters is way higher then animals getting poisoned here,but yeah..more humane.

  • http://community.bloghology.org/ Vasilis Pasparas – Publisher

    the above article was also published on Zougla.gr. The owners of that website broadcasts a one of the most famous TV shows in Greece.

    http://www.zougla.gr/page.ashx?pid=2&aid=265517&cid=17

  • Sooty

    I have lived on Kos for almost 4 years and up until i lived here i did not know how bad the situation with animal cruelty and neglect was.
    I know that this behaviour goes on all over the world but that is not an excuse, in most countries if somebody witnessed animal abuse they would report it, however here it is a different story, people here have a twisted sense of loyalty to protect family and friends. I personally would be ashamed to call such a person family or friend. The only way to move forward is for people to stand up against these acts and to show the next generation that this is NOT normal behaviour. We are all Gods creatures and should act as such.

  • Helen

    any person who thinks they can kill of animals has a mental problem…full stop…we humans r responsible for stray dogs….not the dogs themselves….

  • http://community.bloghology.org/ Vasilis Pasparas – Publisher

Advertise With Us

In 2011, spending on advertising was estimated at more than 200 billion Eur despite the financial problems we have in Greece.

Online advertising is a form of promotion that uses the Internet and World Wide Web for the expressed purpose of delivering marketing messages to attract customers. Online ads are delivered by an ad server.

Examples of online advertising include contextual ads that appear on search engine results pages, banner ads, in text ads, Rich Media Ads, Social network advertising, online classified advertising, advertising networks and e-mail marketing, including e-mail spam.

Click here to see all our advertisement options and price details or Click Here to Create you campaign with BloggingClicks Network.