Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Athens and their policy on animals

Thanks to Chinky for sending in this very interesting article on Athens.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will our people have enough compassion for our strays to ask our government to do the same?
I am ashamed of our AVA that is as much an abattoir - killing healthy strays!

Anonymous said...

Oh - my - goodness! How wonderful!! Would "all" in Singapore care about animals as much as the city in athens...
There's a few of us around and that's a good start. We can keep our fingers crossed.

Thanks for the link. Really wonderful to know.

eslina said...

I think it's definitely possible to have the same programme in Singapore. It just needs a change in our government mindset about animal welfare. When you have the support of the top people/officials in the city, it will definitely trickle down to the masses especially when compassionate policies & measures are implemented by the city's authority.

Singapore can adopt the same policies & measures. The question is whether Singapore's authority is compassionate enough.

We have a few people who care about the welfare of animals. It is a good start but it will be a hard fight without the support of the government. It's harder to achieve what the city of Athens are doing for the welfare of their strays.

Like Anonymous 9:00 AM said - We can keep our fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Eslina

Reading the linke is like my wildest dream comes true.

Definitely, with support from the government, attitudes will change.

When the same value for the animals are given as humans, i belive the change will happen. I hope i see it in my lifetime. But meanwhile, back to the same ole same ole. We each do our very best little parts. And little parts adds up.

Anonymous said...

maybe we should forward the link to the govt officials...

calsifer said...

erm, my jaw dropped when I saw this: simply because of the perceived duplicity. The policy was in existence in 2003, and yet the authorities had an open season on homeless cats and dogs in the name of Athens 2004: The Ever-growing Dillema of the Disposable Stray Dogs and Cats of Greece. Smells like propaganda crap...

calsifer said...

URL for the text: "The Ever-growing Dillema of the Disposable Stray Dogs and Cats of Greece" as cited above is http://www.geocities.com/jtegos1/

Anonymous said...

We were in Athens Sep - Oct 2005 and noticed that the condition of the strays were NOT good. Most were skins & bones and a few lucky ones survived on hand-outs from tourists. And we came across many puppies. Sad!

Dawn said...

That is very sad to hear.