AND THE BEAT GOES ON…GREEK STYLE!

November 21, 2007 at 1:40 am Leave a comment

 

Continuous reports of horrifying animal abuse and neglect in post Olympic Greece continue to alarm the international animal rights community and global travelers as well. Individual testimonials and devastating photographs detail graphic evidence of animal related crimes and vicious cruelty. 

Companion animals suffer unimaginable torment. Farmed animals, once they outgrow their usefulness are not exempt from incredible suffering.  Fortunately, their deaths, although not merciful, grant them a final peace. 

Consequently, we have advised global travelers to divert their vacation plans to more gentle and enlightened venues.  Tourist revenue is the leading contributor to Greece’s gross national product.  A decline in the number of visitors to the “Cradle of Civilization” will result in a decline in that revenue.  

Sadly, years of political , diplomatic negotiation and dialogue has failed to move the Greek government and citizenry to positive, humane action.  Perhaps further economic failures will animate responsible, elected officials and catalyze reform for Greece’s vulnerable and innocent creatures.  

This tragedy is just one of many scandals plaguing Greece at this time and could  be averted if the Greek government and society were truly willing to implement humane reform and posture as a positive and exemplary force within the European Union.  

To date, government action in relation to nationwide cruelty and neglect issues is in  a perpetual state of inertia and indifference. Humane legislation (Law # 3170) is worthless and needs to be repealed and replaced with a law that is boundless with true humane reform protocols.  

A very questionable Ministry of Agriculture embargo of unwanted, abandoned animals leaving Greece for loving homes abroad is causing countless deaths and horrifying suffering within the country.  The Ministry’s allegations of dog trafficking are ludicrous, biased and unsubstantiated. 

The slander and libel of foreign and Greek animal advocates is malignant and should and will garner intervention from the European Parliament. 

Veterinary civil servants within the Ministry of Agriculture, working in collusion with certain citizens and a ridiculous website – Tetrapodologein –  (now offline because they are filing suit against animal activists in Greece and abroad) are obstructing justice for Greece’s animals at every turn because of personal agendas, aberrant nationalism and vindictiveness. 

It appears that the Greek government, is singularly focused on the obstruction of animal welfare and their meaningless rhetoric adds nothing to raise the level of humane standards. Defenseless animals are once again taking the proverbial bullet for indifference and inhumanity.      

This is a moral and social outrage. Will anyone address the concerns and protests of compassionate people around the world?  Does anyone with the power to change a destiny care

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Entry filed under: GLOBAL, GREECE, HUMANITY.

An EDUCATION IN REALITY, HUMAN IGNORANCE AND INSENSITIVITY IN THE EXTREME! CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY?

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