Rural Greece 2018. This is not an isolated incident, this is how everyday people solve the problem of stray, unwanted dogs. They become the judge, the jury and the executioner overnight, spreading poisoned food and death for the innocent.
In the village of Filota, in Florina, Greece, a shepherd that has been taking care of six stray dogs that were living in the fields near his stable found them dead one morning. Two of the females were pregnant.
Two of the females were pregnant.
Apart from his own sheepdogs, who survived because they were locked inside the stable, the shepherd and his daughter were taking care of most of the stray dogs in the village – and trust me, people like them are a rare breed, especially in the Greek countryside, where animal welfare is an unknown thing.
Charges were pressed against the unknown perpetrator (s) of course, but this never has any meaning really, since in Greece, nobody ever comes forward. “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” is what do best here. Yes, the police is being cooperative in this case, but that’s the best they can do really.
“See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” is what do best here
Deliberately causing the death of a dog or cat is punishable by the Greek law – prison time and a 30.000 euros fine (per animal). But then again, the murderers are rarely caught, and if they are, they end up having to pay a much lesser fine (if they are found guilty)
Within the last five days, about 48 stray dogs have died of poisoned food in Greece
Within the last five days, about 48 stray dogs THAT I KNOW OF have died of poisoned food in Greece , and those are the ones that have been reported. Poisoned burgers or burgers with hidden smashed glasses and nails keep being found every day, in every single part of the country, including a playground in Crete yesterday and a dog shelter in northern Greece.
Poisoned burgers keep being found every day, in every single part of the country, including a playground in Crete yesterday and a dog shelter in northern Greece.
Apart from the dogs, the victims list includes cats, foxes and hawks. Hawks for crying out loud!
I am sorry for the lack of originality in this post, I am just fed up. Pet owners are afraid to walk their dogs, let alone let them off leash! And if you think they are protected at home, they aren’t. Pet dogs have suffered horrible deaths by poison thrown in gardens and even balconies.
Pet owners are afraid to walk their dogs, let alone let them off leash!
You can draw your own conclusions about Greece. I rest my case. You can see the original post here.