reply to post by Emiiiiiil
Thank you for your reply and participation.
I mean that honestly and without any irony at all.
You should have read the second post
in the thread where i state that i do not have
anything against the Danes. In fact i like them.
I feel you are somewhat unfair to Greece or at least my self as i might have been to you. I can see how you might have gotten angry and probably have
taken the matter as a personal insult. I do not blame you.
You should know that ATS is place of sharing your knowledge and getting it expanded by the contribution of others. As such there are certain things
that i learned through the process.
However there is no excuse for the barbarity commenced periodically in the Faroe Islands.
Let me expand a bit.
On your first supplied link you quote an article where the cats and dogs of Athens are the subject of elimination. That action is something i opposed
myself, given it was most probably done not according to best practice. I do not know the extend of that action.
However i should add that the areas of interest were only the ones directly adjacent to tourist accommodation and sport events. My info is that there
not that many animals exterminated as suggested. Moreover there was a huge number of these animals that was only temporarily taken away to temporary
camps of the state and other non profit organisations where they were fed, examined by vets and taken care off to the extend possible while most were
rendered sterile. My info is that most of these animals were returned to their initial environment due to lack of sustainability in properly taking
care of them. So although we are on the same side on this sharing the same passion as i persume things are not as bad as suggested.
Your second link quotes the Greek animal rescue. It states stories of atrocities committed to animals. They are becoming exclusions everyday past and
are not the rule or typical reality. Stating that i should note that Greece may still have some way to go as its standards regarding pets are not as
high as that of most other more developed countries. Key word there was most. There are some more developed countries that are just as bad if not
worst. The infrastructure in Greece is not as high as in Scandinavia, Germany, France or GB. That is not an excuse and work is done by gentle people
seeking no profit. Moreover there is a big number of countries that are much worse and certainly are examples to avoid.
If you feel that my credibility on the above is hindered consider the following fact:
I myself am an activist for animals and environmental issues. I will not go wide on this besides of my being an active member of one of the most
successful Animal Rescue Organisations in Greece. My status goes beyond that of being a simple member but rather belonging to the administration to
begin with. Note that its is not a profit organisation and all the expenditure comes from volunteers, vets and various bazaars to help the animals.
The above gives me exclusive information on various matters.
For example it was concluded that a big number of animals was exported by other "so called" animal rescues that were sinister in operation seeking
profit. They were not Greek or administrated by Greeks, nor were they based in Greece. Its a vast network of corruption based on money and certainly
there are/were some Greek people involved. These so called animal rescues make vasts profits by selling the "saved/rescued" animals to companies in
the DEVELOPED COUNTRIES for experimental reasons. The interested parties are big pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. So please spare me your
superiority and open your eyes. The Greek greatness is still there for its better part. Whatever the case i would suggest you watching HOME and try to
think beyond boundaries. I have linked to that excellent piece in an earlier post of mine.
Your third link leading to a YouTube video is a sad story that came to be known around Greece and caused the outrage of every Greek person. Its a true
story, but again it is not representative.
There is a rumor that the man behind this had his daughter attacked by these animals. If that is true i guess there is a big chance you acted so
yourself amidst your anger and rage. Just picture it.
Your last link quotes hunting beyond the hunting period or hunting protected species of birds.
Well, let me tell you that this is equally a problem in each and every country. Most at best. Greece when considering Europe is one of the worst
examples. This is not due to lack of legislation but rather due to lack of law enforcement.
The above gives me grounds to remind you that there is no legislation altogether on the matter covered by this thread.
The thread has confirmed that rather than showing protective legislation.
Moreover the thread has proved that human greed and ignorance is not worthy of being legislation free.
...and i could go on, i guess my point is don't throw stones if you live in a glass house!!! i have nothing against Greeks
My friend, i will repeat myself: I have nothing against you.
I could go on
but that would be beyond the scope of this thread. Its not personal. As i said, try to think beyond human or country boundaries.
We all live in a glass house so quit throwing stones yourself.
To conclude, it feels foul effectively defending a status by the kind of attack you did.
If i shared the same foul mentality i could just state that since this situation in the Faroe Islands is a outdated bad practice fact we might just as
well go on with our current status of malpractices, thus saving myself the batteries of my keyboard on a short empty reply.
My resolution as stated in the beginning is that after all we are on the same side. PEACE !!!
I have taken further action by contacting the European Ombudsman and releasing all the necessary information to him, including this
thread. I am at the process of awaiting a reply on the forthcomings on the situation.