GREECE, A DREAM VACATION ?
or the DOORWAY TO HELL?
GENOCIDE, GREEK STYLE INNOCENT ANIMALS MASS SLAUGHTERED BEFORE the 2004 ATHENS OLYMPICS.
SET on FIRE BY A GREEK, THEN SHOT!
GREECE ! LEFT to DIE, in the STREETS ALONE, HIS FACE EATEN AWAY! THIS INNOCENT PUPS STORY IS ONE OF THOUSANDS IN THIS TOURIST HELLHOLE!
WAG NY RESCUES TWO PARALYZED PUPS FROM HOARDER, SAMARAS in SALONIKA, GREECE - A PORTAL TO HELL! LOVED & HEALTHY IN THE USA!
GREECE! HOME TO A PITIABLE CIVILIZATION!! D
THIS TINY GREEK PUP, One of THOUSANDS, VICIOUSLY BRUTALIZED DAILY!
It is with an intense
sense of urgency
that the Universe
cries out for a plea
and empathy for all
God created those
who are voiceless
and defenseless for
their own glory
and for a far
more lofty purpose
than humans can
The Animals' Savior
I looked at all
the caged animals
in the shelter...
the cast offs of
I saw in their
eyes love & hope,
fear and dread,
sadness & betrayal.
And I was angry.
"God", I said,
"this is terrible!
"Why don't you
God was silent
for a moment & then
He spoke softly.
"I have done something,"
"I CREATED YOU"
© Jim Willis
PRAISE GOD for HE IS GOOD! PRAY FOR PROTECTION for ALL ANIMALS! UNITED IN PRAYER, WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS!
Many call this international venue the unofficial site of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization.
We prefer to call it the facts of life in Greece and elsewhere. It is a deeply sentimental tribute to all animals and to the activists around the world who champion their cause. My heartfelt thanks to those friends and associates in Greece who give me inspiration and encouragement.
This venue is a "politically incorrect", non conventional, graphic documentation, irreverent and exasperated commentary and editorial on world nations and shameful societies in denial!
WAG is an international political lobby and advocacy force based in New York City. Our purpose is to expose the brutal abuse and blatant neglect of all animals - companion, farmed, captive, and wild - be it in the United States of America, the states of the European Union, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Albania, Romania, Brazil, China, Korea or the islands of the Caribbean - and lobby for reform.
Greece is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinarily beautiful countries in the world. It would appear to be a utopian venue for weddings, honeymoons and anniversary celebrations, and is without a doubt, the world's vacation and holiday Mecca.
"Greece is a relatively small country, but has accounted for a remarkable number of developments in the trek of mankind through history. Whether you are going to see the culture or loaf on the islands, Greece is a top travel destination for a good reason." Richard Monk.
Greece was home to some of the earliest advanced civilizations. From the Minoans of the second BC millennium to Mycenaeans who established the basis of the current language; the country has produced cultural, philosophical, political and sport advancements unrivaled by others.
Yet, sadly, we have been forced to detail another Greek reality in dramatic form after years of diplomacy, negotiation and the offer of professional assistance from international animal welfare organizations have been ignored.
Sadly, Mr. Monk neglects to note an important feature of life in Greece; that the companion and farmed animals unfortunate to be born in Greece, continue to exist in a living hell of brutal abuse and neglect and that what we have here, is the complete failure of Greek authorities to recognize this issue. Their categorical dismissal and denial of this malignant growth on the image of Greece is more than peculiar!
Count among the remarkable number of developments, the ever increasing cruelty to the animals that share this ravishing land of ancient history and the ever increasing indifference of a government facing scandal after scandal.
Please also note the merciless attacks upon the many Greek and foreign animal advocates in Greece who exhibit compassion and actively rescue the victims of inhumanity. It certainly does appear that man has trekked to new depths in Greece.
Fortunately, it is becoming more well known that Greece conceals a deep, dark murky secret. The human rights of Greek and foreign humane activists are being violated. Foreign activists have been thrown in jail and computers confiscated.
The Greek Government and the Ministry of Agriculture posture with an overt indifference to the horrifying plight of domestic and farmed animals, captive and wild. Ludicrous allegations of dog trafficking for commercial gain are rampant and the paranoia of vigilante citizens groups reigns.
What a pity that a country with such a luminary past is so resistant to positive change and is so consumed with denial. One would think that Greece would wish to move beyond the status quo. It would appear that The "Cradle of Civilization" is in dire need of a "re birth".
The barely heard whispers of Greece's ancient and glorious past are quickly becoming inaudible!
Greek culture boasts the ancient Acropolis, priceless antiquities, Poseidon, the "Live Your Myth In Greece" campaign launched by the Greek Ministry of Tourism.
Greek island hopping among the gems of the Aegean, yacht chartering, mouth watering moussaka, the fiery national drinks ouzo and metaxa and the impassioned dance, "hasapiko". But she conceals, and not too well, a blatant disregard for animal activism and Greek animal advocacy.
"Housekeeping" for the onslaught of tourists to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games hosted by the city of Athens, included the hideous, mass slaughter of thousands of abandoned Greek dogs and cats.
WAG spearheaded a campaign to bring the carnage to the world's attention, with the hope that adverse publicity would catalyze a platform of animal welfare reforms.
The world responded; but Greece appears to be in the clutches of a dysfunctional, bureaucratic senslessness and exercises a powerful failure to champion the cause of animal rights and the cause of those compassionate Greek citizens who do battle for the animals.
Please Join us, "Rise Up" & Voice Your Concern And Displeasure.
Avoid spending your hard earned money in any country that ignores
the sentience and vulnerability of
those creatures with whom we
share this planet.
The Greek Ministry of Agriculture; responsible for companion and farmed animal welfare seemingly needs adult supervision and the Greek animals, companion, farmed, captive and wild, deserve a "Gold Medal" for combat valor!
Expenditures for the Olympic spectacle are a fiscal fiasco for the seated Nea Democratia party and will continue for the PASOK Socialist party should they recapture the government. Sadly, this economic disaster will haunt Greek taxpayers for years to come. Horrified by the graphic images of abuse and film circling the globe, powerful animal welfare organizations from around the world called for a BOYCOTT of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Present day cruelty towards Greece's animals is shameful and we question the lack of sanctions against Greece by the European Union and individual Parliament- arians. As well, too few Greek citizens are involved in lobbying their government for reform and performing compassionate acts of rescue.
Sadly, there are some salaried animal welfare advocates in Greece who appear to be living in a fantasy world and continue to report to their financial supporters that progress is being made in all areas of the country - more fiction that fact if you view reality devoid of personal agenda. If you wish to remain on a payroll, you measure your words and actions. The truth of the matter is that too many animals exist in a living hell. Sheer fact is that apathetic government officials, embroiled in one scandal after another, lack of interest and compassion and the Ministry of Agriculture and it's rabid persecution of Greek and foreign animal activists is repelling and indefensible. End of story!
Istanbul is a city of wonders and the Istanbul twilight will mesmerize you. But the daylight and the twilight possess dark corners and hidden horrors. A 13-year-old boy threw fuel at a stray dog and set it ablaze in front of a silent neighborhood that watched the dog's painful writhing.
It was reported that stones were also thrown at the burning dog. The sorrowful plight of Turkeys animals is a blight upon a country with an astonishing history and a magical ambiance. Please access the Turkish page. The treatment of Turkish animals is an indignity to the teachings of Mohammed. Turkey is in negotiations to become a member of the European Union. As a member state it will be obligated, due to social correctness, to parallel European behavior towards her animals, not just her people and their economic survival. But will it?
United States AETA - Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act! November 13, 2006 - "a day that shall live in infamy". The day that the US Congress legally branded compassionate, devoted animal activists as terrorists! God help America! GOD HELP HER ANIMALS!
What can I say that has not been said by political pundits and hand wringing citizens?
By virtue of our nation's accomplishments and purported prowess as a world leader, we should be setting an example for the rest of the world. Shamefully, we are not! We are strutting our powerful failings, strenuously. In reality, we stink at setting good examples!
Who will guide and lead us as our blundering politicians and governing officials stumble blindly, ignoring issues that are howling for attention? We need a clear, continuing, moral strategy and focus. On close inspection, has our world forever shifted? Who will employ lucid thought, dramatic action and propel us forward?
"The war is over, but the brutal massacre continues"!
The atrocities of a brutal civil war have been over for years, but the cruel and senseless slaughter of animals continues unabated. A bloated and incompetent government scorns those animal advocates on the ground, striving to make a difference! Their constant cried for help and mercy go unanswered. Unless Serbia pulls herself up by her bootstraps, she will become just another recorded failure for the dustbin of history.
FOR TWINKIE, PERKY, PINKY EBONY
My work, my advocacy, my activism, my heart and my soul are dedicated to all the animals around the world that I have been blessed to know and love!
This website is a living tribute to all those who have suffered at the hands of the human animal and who continue to suffer as a consequence of human cruelty, lack of respect,
empathy, "COMPASSION" & the
humans extravagant share of
I also dedicate this site to my
global friends - the advocates,
activists & rescuers on the
ground; especially those incredible people in Greece
who strive so tirelessly &
selflessly to elevate the
status of animals. I respect them more than words can express and offer immeasurable tribute to their courage and devotion!
My heartfelt thanks to those adoptive "parents" around the world who continuously open their hearts and homes to the abandoned and abused animals of lesser civilized venues and my second home, Greece.
I give thanks to mybeloved parents,
Edith Anna & Frank
and my adored and enormously respected grandparents,
Pietro & Guissepina,
Maria & Georgio
for instilling in me the deepest sense
of respect, appreciation
& love for those vulnerable creatures
who mimic God Almighty, our "Creator," most
of all & who could teach us
all about "COMPASSION",
& unconditional love.
Most importantly, I devote my
activism and advocacy for all animals to my
"personal family" of companion
animals, global & Greek rescues:
Blackie, Foxy, Frisky,
Tiger, Princess, Nasa,
Queenie, Shorty, Mousie,
Nig Nog, Spitha, Baby Buttons,
Black Velvet; Baby Calico;
Sparkouli, Baby Pidge &
to my 15 horses in Greece,
Anabella, Lena & Agapi
& to my most beloved "Greeks"
TWINKIE, PERKY, PINKY & EBONY
& to ALL the ANIMALS who NEVER STOOD A CHANCE and NEVER WILL !
Please friends, don't sit back,
take in a horrified breath,
turn the page or tune out.
Join the positive forces in our
world to battle for change
& positive outcomes in every
realm of life.
The breadth and scope of an
individuals power is exceptional.
But you must activate it.
"Rise up" and join me in
dedicating your hearts,
intellects and voices
to the advancement of
international animal rights.
"In the beginning,
God created man
but seeing him so feeble,
He gave him a dog"
Marijo Gillis 2004
Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil as a colony.
A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms.
The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EU in 1986. Portugal needs to create a new "heyday" and enter the race to elevate the status of the country's farmed and companion animals.
"Nataku, a 12 month old dog, was trying to survive as one of the many aban- doned animals in Madrid. He could hardly find any food and his skeletal body was riddled with ticks. Then his luck turned suddenly for the worse: one or more sadists threw acid and smothered his tormented body.
The acid seeped into his ears, and pierced his eyes, and as he fought desperately to rid himself of the caustic assault, the acid also burned his legs.
He was found in a ditch by the road howling in agony, writing in pain; almost unable to breathe due to the acid fumes." He no longer suffers and no further commentary is necessary.
WELCOME TO A GREEK TRAGEDY!
Greece is in shambles. Fragmented & marginalized by arrogance, ignorance, corruption, greed, & financial turmoil, this nation teeters on the brink of economic & socio-political collapse. Perhaps the devastation is partial payback from GOD & the universe for a near perfect record of blatant, vicious, animal brutality. This heartbreaking debris from manmade disaster has ricocheted off the "synthetic" hearts of government officials & the collateral damage to these voiceless, vulnerable, sentient beings is enormous. Greece has assumed a pivotal position on the global stage for dragging down the world's economy & also for her repulsive record of domestic & farm animal neglect & brutality; sadly, a story, seemingly without end.
For generations, Greek Animal Rights Advocates have fought a losing battle against government authorities who don't give a rat's ass. Officials have almost succeeded in destroying their spirit, their efforts & are hell bent on thwarting the implementation of humane animal rights & welfare initiatives aimed at resolving the nationwide "ANIMAL AUSCHWITZ".
Activists are "barking up the wrong tree" as government officials give the "third finger salute" to global pleas for humane intervention. Successful programs (trap, neuter/spay, vaccination, micro chipping & return to safe haven neighborhoods) are being implemented around the world. Isn't it about time that Greece joins the "party"?
Compassionate people everywhere, must call upon the influential, international press to illuminate the non financial atrocities in GREECE. We need to trigger a united public protest, a TOURISM BOYCOTT, & target the attention & positive intervention of a colossally inept GREEK government. Suffering & death by inhumanity, brutality & ignorance is unacceptable & reprehensible.
Hopefully, the investigative press will ignore the whitewashing of the truth by Greek government troubleshooters.
"If you are a truly compassionate advocate for animal rights; please stop waving your country's flag and singing your national anthem. Animals do not understand geography, nor do they suffer within defined borders. They suffer everywhere."
IN MEMORY of all my ADORED GREEK ANIMALS & ANIMALS EVERYWHERE, PAST, PRESENT, & JESUS/GOD HELP THEM, in the FUTURE
Maria Joanna (Marijo) - August 4, 2004