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  • tacitus
    It s mid-August. The games have started. When is this petition to be delivered? And aren t most of the dogs dead? Granted, they ll continue poisoning if
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      It's mid-August. The games have started. When is this petition to be
      delivered? And aren't most of the dogs dead? Granted, they'll continue
      poisoning if not stopped.

      Please update the readers.

      Dian

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <greenvibrations@yahoogroups.com>
      To: <greenvibrations@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 10:23 AM
      Subject: [greenvibrations] Digest Number 792


      >
      > There are 2 messages in this issue.
      >
      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. FW: A Viva! Special Appeal
      > From: "Alexandra Yurkiw" <alexandra.yurkiw@...>
      > 2. HAWK IN NEED OF TRANSPORT!!!! We need everyones help on this!
      > From: "Sarah" <zooanimalsgirl@...>
      >
      >
      > ________________________________________________________________________
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      > Message: 1
      > Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 20:23:19 -0500
      > From: "Alexandra Yurkiw" <alexandra.yurkiw@...>
      > Subject: FW: A Viva! Special Appeal
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Linda Furness [mailto:linda.furness1@...]
      > Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 4:40 PM
      > To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
      > Subject: Fw: A Viva! Special Appeal
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > Subject: A Viva! Special Appeal
      >
      >
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      > Viva!
      > 8 York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol BS2 8QH, UK
      > Tel: +44 (0)117 944 1000 Email: <mailto:info@...>
      > info@...
      > Web: <http://www.viva.org.uk> www.viva.org.uk www.savethekangaroo.com
      >
      >
      >
      > Please do not reply to this email. Contact us at:
      > <mailto:info@...> info@...
      >
      > A Viva! Special Appeal
      >
      > Anneka Svenska is one of Viva!'s hardest working celebrities, and a
      > tireless campaigner for animals everywhere. She has recently returned
      > from Greece, supporting the charity Greek Animal Rescue. She was so
      > horrified by the poisoning of stray dogs in the immediate run up to the
      > Olympics that she has decided to take matters into her own hands and use
      > her celebrity status to try and bring an end to this hidden barbarity -
      > but to do this she needs as many signatures on her on-line petition as
      > possible.
      >
      > We were so moved by Anneka's campaign and so impressed by her
      > determination to get something done that we agreed to publicise this one
      > off appeal via our email list.
      >
      > Please make a difference and sign the petition below.
      >
      > Thank you for your support.
      >
      > [Note: there are images below which some people may find distressing]
      >
      >
      > Dear Friends,
      >
      > Please go to this link to sign my petition opposed to the cruel and
      > barbaric dog poisoning happening in the run up to the Olympics in
      > Greece. I promise that I will take this petition to the Greek Embassy,
      > Holland Park, London in the month of August 2004 and present it to the
      > Greek Government representatives. I feel extremely passionate about this
      > cause and hope that everyone will feel the same after reading
      > information around the subject in the following email
      >
      > SIGN PETITION HERE: http://www.petitiononline.com/Poison/petition.html
      >
      >
      > PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN, AS THEY WILL IN
      > TURN DO THE SAME - I NEED ABSOLOUTLY THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURE WITHIN THE
      > NEXT 2 WEEKS AND AM HOPING THAT THE WORLD WILL SUPPORT ME IN THIS CAUSE.
      >
      > THIS IS A NEW AND DIFFERENT PETITION TO THE ONES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN
      > CIRCULATING - ALL ARE WORTHY AND WONDERFUL, BUT PLEASE 'YOU MUST SIGN
      > ALL OF THEM' - THE MORE SUPPORT THE DOGS GET THE BETTER THEIR CHANCE OF
      > SURVIVAL......
      >
      > ANNEKA SVENSKA - UK ANIMAL PRESENTER
      >
      > www.annekasvenska.com
      >
      > THE GREEK BARBARIC DOG POISONING?
      > DO YOU KNOW THE FACTS?
      > PLEASE READ........
      > Poisoning of stray - and owned - dogs and cats is widespread throughout
      > Greece and it occurs on a daily basis. Those responsible for spreading
      > around poisoned bait are rarely caught in the act and usually the bodies
      > of their victims are picked up by garbage collectors in the early hours
      > of the morning. The poisoning is often excused as a necessary and cheap
      > cleaning up operation of the large numbers of stray dogs and cats which
      > are seen as a problem. Some people fear the strays would 'spread
      > disease'; others consider them a nuisance, especially when their numbers
      > increase.
      >
      >
      > Sterilisation is not common for household companion animals, because it
      > is regarded as a negative intervention in the animals' nature, but their
      > owners refuse to take responsibility for the unwanted litters of puppies
      > and kittens, which are usually abandoned. In short, many people seem to
      > view poisoning as a 'fact of life'. The poison used can be anything from
      > strychnine and rat poison to farm pesticides and herbicides; even
      > crushed glass.
      >
      >
      > WHEN THE TOURISTS LEAVE ...
      > The average life-span of a stray dog in Greece is less than two years,
      > as most of them perish during the winter months, if not shortly after
      > the holiday season comes to an end. The last charter flights depart from
      > the islands at the end of October, by which time most of the hotels and
      > tavernas have closed down for the winter.
      > The strays, so dependent on the tourists for food during the summer, are
      > left to fend for themselves, not knowing where their next meal would be
      > coming from ... poisoned bait may be their last morsel, if they are not
      > shot, or hit by a car, or hanged first ...
      >
      >
      > Millions of tourists from all over the world visit Greece every year and
      > many are shocked by the sights of animals in distress. They often
      > befriend and feed the strays, who are generally very friendly and loving
      > ... they just want to 'belong' and they try very hard to find somebody
      > to adopt them ... the lucky few succeed.
      > YOU TOO COULD ADOPT
      > A GREEK STRAY
      >
      >
      > ... and give him/her a chance of a happy and secure future
      > Go to:
      > http://www.greekanimalrescue.com/index.htm
      > AND EMAIL THE CHARITY - THEY WILL INFORM YOU OF HOW YOU CAN DO THIS AT
      > MINIMAL COST
      >
      > THE KILLING MUST STOP!
      > Even rampant poisoning is not recognized as an official problem! There
      > are hardly any reports made to the police. And despite their anger and
      > sorrow, the somewhat cynical and lax response from the owners of animals
      > poisoned to death shows that they do not trust the judicial system; some
      > even fear it. So it appears that poisoning will long remain acceptable
      > within the Greek culture, as long as the authorities themselves show
      > total indifference to the problem.
      > ANIMAL PROTECTION LAWS
      > Greece has adequate animal protection laws, but in general, they are not
      > enforced! We can all try to ensure that they are enforced whenever
      > possible. If you happen to witness a cruelty case, please report it to
      > the police and the municipalities - which bear the responsibility for
      > the stray animals. Article 2 of Greek law 1197 states:"Whoever kills,
      > harasses, or ill-treats animals covered by the present legislation, or
      > abandons them, is punishable by article 8 of the present penal code."
      >
      >
      > HOW YOU CAN HELP
      > This email has been prepared by Anneka Svenska in conjunction with
      > various other animal charities. The purpose of this email is to draw
      > attention to the country's appalling animal welfare problems and to ask
      > for your help. Tourism is Greece's number one industry and the
      > authorities will pay attention to the complaints registered by foreign
      > visitors, especially now that the country is preparing to host the next
      > Olympic Games ... to take place in 2004. With your help, the authorities
      > in Greece can hopefully be persuaded to adopt a humane 'stray control'
      > policy, by implementing widespread neutering programmes. We ask that you
      > please write to:
      > The Prime Minister Costas Simitis: <mailto:mail@...>
      > mail@... ,
      > The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Georgios Drys:
      > <mailto:ax2u082@...> ax2u082@...
      > The Minister of Tourism, Mr Dimitrios Georgarakis:
      > <mailto:president@...> president@...
      > - You need to:
      > Urge positive action to resolve Greece's animal welfare problems.
      > Also please sign Anneka's on-line petition:
      > <http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Poison/petition.html>
      > http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Poison/petition.html
      >
      >
      >
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      >
      >
      > Please send this email on to those who care about the plight of animals
      > anywhere & everywhere ...
      > Animal suffering knows no boundaries, language or creed, but ...'all the
      > darkness in the world can't put out the light of one small candle'
      > THANK YOU FOR CARING!!!!!!!!!!!
      > Anneka Svenska (UK animal presenter)
      >
      >
      >
      > <https://secure46.cedant.com/timetogoveggie/donate01.html>
      > <http://www.viva.org.uk/Viva!MembershipForm/membershipform.htm>
      > <http://www.viva.org.uk/goingveggie/index.html>
      >
      > If you would like to be removed from this email list please send a blank
      > email to: remove@...
      > <mailto:remove@...?subject=Please%20remove%20me%20from%20Viva!'s
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      > ________________________________________________________________________
      >
      > Message: 2
      > Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 08:17:06 -0000
      > From: "Sarah" <zooanimalsgirl@...>
      > Subject: HAWK IN NEED OF TRANSPORT!!!! We need everyones help on this!
      >
      > Hello,
      > If you are in the United states and think you can help I need
      > to get an injured Hawk from Idaho to NewYork! If I cannot get this
      > bird there it will be put to sleep. If you live in the states and
      > your state is somewhere on the inbetween and you think you can get it
      > a few miles further down the road please let me know!
      > zooanimalsgirl@...
      > Everyones help is needed on this!
      > I can get the bird as far as the border of one state away from Idaho.
      > I prefer to try to keep the transport north though if at all possible
      > so we dont need as many drivers. But if we have to move it around a
      > bit to get it there than we will!
      > zooanimalsgirl@...
      > I can get it as far as the border of Idaho. I need everyones help
      > from thereon out!
      > Please let me know if you can be of any help!
      > Even if all you can do is get it from your city to the next, that
      > might be all the little bit more we need to get it there!
      > There is a lady in NewYork that has agreed to take the hawk and give
      > it a perminent home. No one here that has the proper permits has any
      > room for it and if we can't get it to this lady within a few weeks
      > the athorities will put the Hawk to sleep. He has never known flight
      > as he was injured before he was old enough to fly. Some idiot shot it
      > and left it to die. He is thriving now, eating well, and is very
      > fiesty and doing well with captivity and will live a very long
      > healthy life if we can all pitch in and help get it to this lady!
      > Please email me at zooanimalsgirl@... or call 208-587-9144 if
      > you can be of any help. Also please talk to anyone you might know,
      > pass this message on and try to get more people involved. We dont
      > have much time.
      > Sarah
      >
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