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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Paphitis » Wed May 20, 2015 4:22 am

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


Yes yes. Also, we could only keep trees that can grow olives or fruit.

All other natives just had to go. Didn't serve a purpose! :lol:
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed May 20, 2015 4:52 am

...my great uncle had a jackass, my cousin and i shared a donkey, my uncle had a dog that was really good at protecting our watermelons from ground hogs at night. Village life was not tough oer se, but there was always work to be done, and everyone pulled their weight. even long after having bought a tractor the jackass to the cart or the donkey to the saddle, a good way to sell our wares.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby kurupetos » Wed May 20, 2015 6:43 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...my great uncle had a jackass, my cousin and i shared a donkey, my uncle had a dog that was really good at protecting our watermelons from ground hogs at night. Village life was not tough oer se, but there was always work to be done, and everyone pulled their weight. even long after having bought a tractor the jackass to the cart or the donkey to the saddle, a good way to sell our wares.

That's hopeful, RW... Lordo could become useful to his community one day...
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Lordo » Sat May 23, 2015 12:32 am

my god you have developed fast xerodjehalo. you mean you have learnt to speak.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby kurupetos » Sat May 23, 2015 5:52 pm

Lordo wrote:my god you have developed fast xerodjehalo. you mean you have learnt to speak.

You will never learn.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Lordo » Sun May 24, 2015 8:47 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Lordo wrote:my god you have developed fast xerodjehalo. you mean you have learnt to speak.

You will never learn.

of course i can learn. i learn something every day.

today i mostly learned that you are a xerodjehalo.
tomorrow you will confirming that, so there is no doubt.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby kurupetos » Tue May 26, 2015 1:14 pm

Lordo wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Lordo wrote:my god you have developed fast xerodjehalo. you mean you have learnt to speak.

You will never learn.

of course i can learn. i learn something every day.

today i mostly learned that you are a xerodjehalo.
tomorrow you will confirming that, so there is no doubt.

By the time you learn, it will be very cold...

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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby supporttheunderdog » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:18 am

The latest in the Press on Bird Trapping

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/599738/Map-Bird-killings-Europe-North-Africa-Robins

CYPRUS: The Famagusta district of Cyprus is seen as the worst in the Mediterranean area for the mean estimated number of illegally killed birds each year.

Geographically, Cyprus is a key stopover location for many migratory birds on their route across the sea.

Unfortunately, birds tend to concentrate in particular parts of the island when leaving or arriving on migration, thus making things easier for those engaged in illegal killing.

Laws forbidding trapping have been in place since 1974, but these are frequently flouted.

Audio equipment is used, illegally, to broadcast birdsong and attract birds to trapping locations.

Many birds are illegally sold as ‘delicacies’ for consumption – in particular, blackcap , song thrush, lesser whitethroat and common chiffchaff.

The Akrotiri and Dhekelia areas are controlled as British military bases by the UK.

BirdLife Cyprus finalised a National Strategic Action Plan to tackle the illegal killing of birds, which was also adopted by the British Sovereign Base Areas.

GREECE: The mean estimated number of illegally killed birds each year in Greece exceeds 704,000.

On average, more than five birds are reported to be illegally killed each year for every square kilometre.

Presently, of the 345 species of birds assessed in Greece, 32 per cent of species are being killed illegally in significant numbers.

Greece is among the three worst countries for the illegal killing of European turtle dove.

Moreover, European goldfinch, European serin, European greenfinch and greater short-toed lark are caught in large numbers to be illegally sold as cagebirds.

Greece is also among the top three countries that illegally kill Dalmatian pelican.
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby Get Real! » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:30 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:The latest in the Press on Bird Trapping

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/599738/Map-Bird-killings-Europe-North-Africa-Robins


I found the "British Robins" in the title quite entertaining... I had no idea the Brits issued them with passports. :lol:
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Re: CYPRIOT'S ATTITUDE TO ANIMALS

Postby CBBB » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:39 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:The latest in the Press on Bird Trapping

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/599738/Map-Bird-killings-Europe-North-Africa-Robins



How do they work out the numbers, do they do an annual census?
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