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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:39 pm

...curious, have any of you read or seen something about the Mayor, Rob Ford, in Toronto?
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Oceanside50 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:42 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:If the killing of ambelopoulia is all you have to condemn Cypriots with then, yes, Cypriots have come a loooong way because I have not seen any signs of this practice, nor know of anyone who bothers with such time-wasting activities any more. :roll:

But, on the contrary, many other European countries have to come in line with Cyprus.

The Brits can stop culling badgers for a start!

Bird trapping still happens
http://cyprus-mail.com/2013/06/20/bird-trapping-situation-enough-to-drive-you-crazy/
I have seen lime sticks and mist nets quite recently, and seen adverts for Ambelopoulia, only last year.

Oh And I do not support the badger cull....


Hunters have minimal effect on these birds as a matter of fact no small bird has become extinct in close to 100 years.. Turning their habitats into neighborhoods or farmland does have an effect. Again the real reason is never told and when this bird does become extinct it will be blamed on a couple of hunters in Cyprus
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Oceanside50 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:43 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...curious, have any of you read or seen something about the Mayor, Rob Ford, in Toronto?

Your crack smoking mayor...eyy
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:46 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...curious, have any of you read or seen something about the Mayor, Rob Ford, in Toronto?

The drunken drug abusing one?
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:58 pm

...yes.

sadly, as a Mayor, his administration is notable for the service it provides. Toronto the good is a city, most refined, the third largest in North America, with its babies in garbage bags, and crackhouses, it may well be that the mother he went to visit is a mother who struggles in such a neighbourhood, it can be said that either way he is a man of the people, i am not so quick to judge, and it would not surprise me if the people of Toronto re-elect him to office next year, given that he now commits himself to improving his health.

...shame his private life is so extreme, but speaking of pussy, he didn't need any, having plenty of meat to eat, at home.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:12 pm

Oceanside50 wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:If the killing of ambelopoulia is all you have to condemn Cypriots with then, yes, Cypriots have come a loooong way because I have not seen any signs of this practice, nor know of anyone who bothers with such time-wasting activities any more. :roll:

But, on the contrary, many other European countries have to come in line with Cyprus.

The Brits can stop culling badgers for a start!

Bird trapping still happens
http://cyprus-mail.com/2013/06/20/bird-trapping-situation-enough-to-drive-you-crazy/
I have seen lime sticks and mist nets quite recently, and seen adverts for Ambelopoulia, only last year.

Oh And I do not support the badger cull....


Hunters have minimal effect on these birds as a matter of fact no small bird has become extinct in close to 100 years.. Turning their habitats into neighborhoods or farmland does have an effect. Again the real reason is never told and when this bird does become extinct it will be blamed on a couple of hunters in Cyprus
there are some reports that hunting had a recent effect on some species in Malta but I tend to agree that habitat destruction and land use change will have more of an effect.

My point was however not about the environmental impact but a riposte to "g"IG who stated it does not happen any more.

By all accounts in Eg 2010 it was said about a quarter of a million small birds were trapped in Cyprus. Time wasting? Not when sold at euro 30 to 40 a serving, according to some reports. At that rate it may well be a million euro business.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Oceanside50 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:50 pm

At 40 euro a piece, the govt is actually encouraging hunters to kill them...
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:53 pm

Oceanside50 wrote:At 40 euro a piece, the govt is actually encouraging hunters to kill them...
the serving is 10 or 12 birds for 30 to 40 euros, not euro 40 each bird
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:05 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:My point was however not about the environmental impact but a riposte to "g"IG who stated it does not happen any more.


It does not happen in the sense that it's illegal and not entered into normally - a bit like you can say cock-fighting doesn't happen any more in the UK. You can say you never see cock-fighting, like you never see anyone trapping ambelopoulia .... but every now and again, you hear a crowd has been arrested for setting up cock-fighting, just like every now and again someone is caught still trying to trap birds for food.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby erolz66 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:13 pm

For information on illegal bird trapping in Cyprus from people who actually know what they are talking about, based on scientific survey methods that have been running for over 10 years now you could look here

http://www.birdlifecyprus.org/en/news-2 ... pping.html

"in the last few years (2011-2012) over 2.5 million birds were killed due to illegal bird trapping every year."

Yeah just like cock fighting in the UK then !
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