lshall05 wrote:The problem we seem to have in Malia is that the seasonal workers come over and take in a stray because they 'look so cute, how can I leave it on the street' but come the end of the season when they are going home, they just leave the cat/dog to fend for themselves on the streets again. They think it's ok because they've survived before but they forget that the cat/dog is now used to living with people and getting food given to them.
Ros21 wrote:At the end of June this year several cats & dogs were poisoned in the village. One of the dogs was a Cretan friend's 10 week old puppy. This wasn't an attempt at culling strays but we think the poison was put down on someone's land to kill vermin.
As far as I am aware there has not been a case of rabbies in Crete for more than nine years. If this is the case the point is not relevant.The poisoning of stray cats and dogs has always been part of the Greek way of life to keep rabies down.
At this time we are approaching a General Election in Greece during a period when this country is facing the biggest economic challenge since becoming a democratic nation. Again, as I understand things, tourism is the second biggest money earner for this country. Articles such as this, emotional as they are, do immense damage to this industry. Can you begin to imagine how many Brits have struck the Greek Islands off their list of possible holiday destinations for next year as a result of this article. If this subject is not high on the political agenda right now then maybe it should be. May the tourist penny drop with some politicians.Yes it would be better replaced by a neutering program but right now that is not particularly high on the political agenda.
andheath wrote:.... but the young people of this country are a new generation and things are changing.
andheath wrote:Paulh said:As far as I am aware there has not been a case of rabbies in Crete for more than nine years. If this is the case the point is not relevant.The poisoning of stray cats and dogs has always been part of the Greek way of life to keep rabies down.
andheath wrote:Thats the positive stuff but if you really want to upset yourself, just try searching "animal cruelty Greece" on youtube
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