The Canine Condition

Following the infamous circular  of vice-minister Kyltidis, this photo has been going around in the Internet

I am a stray dog in Greece

Following the infamous circular of vice-minister Kiltidis, this photo has been going around in the Internet

I am a stray dog in Greece

I do not have rights for:
– health treatment
– food and water in public places
– to be adopted abroad and become part of a family

I have the right to:
– die in the streets of Greece
– to be poisoned in Greece
– to suffer till death tied to some chain

Thank you Mr. Kiltidis* for protecting me and providing me with those rights!

* Mr Kiltidis is the vice-minister of Agricultural development, (oddly) in charge as well of pets and strays.
Not only the ministry has been usually ignoring the issue of stray and abused animals, but it looks like it wants now to restrict rehoming unwanted dogs from Greece in other countries of Europe, with the (surrealistic) justification that it is protecting them from a possible trafficking. So much ignorance is just astounding!.

One Response to “The Canine Condition”

  1. Chris says:

    one word sums up this picture “HEARTBREAKING” believe me we have adopted a dog from Paros he is now asleep in front of a log fire enjoying a new if not very cold at the moment life in the North of England.
    I dont know what Paros would do without Barbara and Biggie.

    All the best for the new year and keep up the good work. Maybe some of you Parians could help look after your animals please. They dont ask for much, shelter, food and a little love goes a long way, believe me.

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