Although the new foresseen government in the Netherlands is not my first choice, they have some very new planns taken up in their papers. We had already a political party in the government for the animals rights and now we get also a special telephone alarmnumber if you see or hear about abuse or bad behaviour towards animals. It’s 114 in The Netherlands. Extra there will be 500 police men all over the country mainly apointed to handle abuse and neglection cases against animals. How long will it take before the Greek Government takes makes the same rules into power, if we see the latest developments in making partner registration from gays and lesbians possible , than it should be about 10 years. Can we make it faster ?
Hi have been looking into Crete and all Greece and seen terrible pictures of abuse hangings, poisonings, acid thrown in face of animals, people shootings animals going into peoples gardens and shooting pets is this true? Is it really bad? Animals thrown in bins, pups dumped,cats hung? I dont know how people get away with it as there are laws but they do not abide with them! And i hear the muncilipals habd out poison freely to people!
Is is there lots of trouble with people with guns? Makes me nervous coming there wanted to see what was like there nxt year and maybe move 2012, where is the best place and safest place to live you think for us humans and animals?
Roula: It is Cretan culture to have a gun. That doesn’t mean that people are going round threatening others and killing indiscriminately. There is one area of Crete where wild-west type gun-law still survives – the notorious Zoniana area of Milopotamos, but most Cretans are as condemnatory of that as we foreigners would be. The underlying problem there is, as elsewhere in the world, drugs.
The greatest danger here is, I think, crazy drivers.
As for feeling safe, the safest I have ever felt was in the hills of Northern Thailand, even with the local drug barons and "freedom fighters" from the Shan states being in evidence. But then I _did_ speak Thai fluently – I’m just too old to get my head round Cretan Greek :(