"There will be an attempt to break a world record on Crete on Saturday, when 10 vultures are due to be released back into the wild.
The vultures were all found poisoned on Crete and have been treated at the Hellenic Wildlife Hospital on Aegina.
The birds are due to be released at 11.30 a.m. in the area of Archanes. Organizers have applied for the event to be recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest mass release of vultures in history."
end of story.
This is show off time for a few who claim to have saved these vultures.
What is not written about is the number of wild birds caught on Crete and are sent to this Wildlife Centre each year and die en route due to poor handling in transit and lack of care.
Perhaps someone should get the statistics from the Aegina centre and ask them how many birds in their care really do survive? That is if they would give them!
Such a large release at one time certainly is for the record books. I would suggest however it is for the wrong reasons — there are many more birds that don’t make it that should have been rehabilitated and released.
This side of Greek animal rescue is very political.