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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby miltiades » Sun May 17, 2015 8:34 am

On every visit to Cyprus I notice the number of Cypriots and others taking dogs for a walk. Attitudes are changing, more and more Cypriots are becoming aware of the need to care for animals, even the abandoned cats at the entrance of Ayios Athanasios cemetery no longer rush to pounce on the food I brought to them on two occasions during my stay in Limassol. I did notice quite a lot of food left untouched, no doubt many people are bringing food to these lovely creatures.

I also noticed that there are more birds flying around, perhaps the season brings an abundance of birds.

At the Dasoudi Restaurant the number of cats around your table as you are having your meal has diminished, obviously well fed cats don't bother to gather around for scraps of food.

It was such a pleasure, on one of my visits to Dasoudi, to see lots and lots of school children, well behaved kids, accompanied by their teachers, all having a great time on the games enclosure, obedient to the command of the teachers to form a line on their way out. I spoke to one of the teachers and expressed my pleasure and joy at seeing so many well behaved children, all Cypriots I asked? No she replied there are a number of Eastern Europeans that blend in perfectly. Such a joy ....
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby kurupetos » Sun May 17, 2015 7:53 pm

The subaltern wrote:Are the Cypriots responsible for the birds decline? read on

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... -study-yet

No.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby miltiades » Sun May 17, 2015 8:09 pm

kurupetos wrote:
The subaltern wrote:Are the Cypriots responsible for the birds decline? read on

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... -study-yet

No.

"The wide-ranging technical survey made use of data compiled by 27 EU countries between 2007-2012, and will be released by the European Commission later this year."
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon May 18, 2015 2:45 pm

miltiades wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
The subaltern wrote:Are the Cypriots responsible for the birds decline? read on

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... -study-yet

No.

"The wide-ranging technical survey made use of data compiled by 27 EU countries between 2007-2012, and will be released by the European Commission later this year."


Habitat decline is the biggest threat. We need sane evidence to help our planet's flora/fauna and not the sort of anti-Cypriot propaganda that's flying around.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Paphitis » Mon May 18, 2015 2:48 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
miltiades wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
The subaltern wrote:Are the Cypriots responsible for the birds decline? read on

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... -study-yet

No.

"The wide-ranging technical survey made use of data compiled by 27 EU countries between 2007-2012, and will be released by the European Commission later this year."


Habitat decline is the biggest threat. We need sane evidence to help our planet's flora/fauna and not the sort of anti-Cypriot propaganda that's flying around.


Habitat decline is global but it's also a separate issue to the trapping of bird life on the island which undoubtedly has an impact on bird species populations on the island on top of all the other threats wildlife face everywhere.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Melan » Tue May 19, 2015 12:59 am

Your story miltiades is very nice and has many references of how the Cypriot youth behaves today.
I am a part of the Youth and I believe more or less that the generations of somewhere around 1990 grew to become idiots. My generation of 1993 is one of the least idiotic, but younger generations lost it at some point, there is NO respect whatsoever - getting off topic I assume.
My point is that a nice thing about Cyprus was saying Good Morning and greeting strangers in the street.
Now, we don't give a sh/t about what our neighbor is going through, which is something we might have developed over the increase in crime by losing trust to one another or by - the second possibility - gradual change of tradition and adapting more and more Americanized ways. We need to understand that America is huge and Cyprus has not even the size of one of America's states. Should we soon get guns and start shooting each other?

We should stop mimicking other nations ORRR if we so wish, we should be picking out on their good behavior such as organisations keen on animal protection and not punk trends.

I don't like cats, but I would never kill one on purpose, although I admit I have hit one with the car before that was running in the road whilst I was also running with the car on Athalassas Avenue at 4am in the morning. However, I know of people my age and heard of a story of some co-highschool kids who had a bet..... The person who lost had to eat a cat. Yeah, as simple as that, and it was going around as a funny challenge. I am not even sure how they did it, but they have also taken a video of that. Rumors had it that they opened the animal, took out some meat and barbecued it for the nasty psixanomalo (no offence) fellow student. BEHAVIOUR OF KIDS IN A PRIVATE SCHOOL - to those who think private education is Cyprus is good. Especially the school I was attending is probably one of the worst schools in Nicosia, despite its name. Professors with pornographic videos and student discrimination - vast amount of parents' salary going to waste.

Where I want to conclude is that if we had sufficient information as a society of organisations that protect animal rights, then I or somebody else could have made a phone call and complain. Information in the sense of making it one of the obvious options in our Mental Models. Information that we do not need to research for. Like we know that we call the ambulance in case of a medical emergency, why not educating the society into calling specific organisations in case of other kinds of emergencies..(?) - Makes sense?
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby miltiades » Tue May 19, 2015 10:20 am

You may find that if you first say "good morning" people will respond.
Being a talkative individual I find that a smile and a good morning, hi etc always invariable receive a response.

Each morning when in Cyprus I go for an early espresso and a cheese pie at a cafe in Enaerios area. I greet whoever is there and I always receive a response. The same on the pier opposite when I greet the anglers.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Melan » Tue May 19, 2015 4:59 pm

Hohohoho!! Yeah, that is true..
Don't you sometimes take the eyebrow brushing off sign? :p
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby miltiades » Tue May 19, 2015 8:54 pm

Melan wrote:Hohohoho!! Yeah, that is true..
Don't you sometimes take the eyebrow brushing off sign? :p

Being as ...young as Im, 69, with an abundance of ...charm and charachter honed in over 6 decades, "brushing off signs " are alien.
Smile,be charming and down to earth and the world us Your
oyster or in my case your ...wine !!

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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby SKI-preo » Wed May 20, 2015 4:20 am

We were only allowed to keep "pets" if we could eat them, like chickens , rabbits & quails.
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