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Tuesday, August 4, 2009


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The hard-hitting and very moving song GREEK TRAGEDY, written by Maria Daines and performed by her and guitarist Paul Killington, was inspired by the story of 'Boney Fingers', a very thin hunting dog rescued on 25 March in Kavala, northern Greece. Now called BONNIE, the dog made a full recovery and her future is secure.

Sadly, there are countless dogs like Boney Fingers in Greece and their plight is depicted in the slideshow prepared for and uploaded on You Tube. All the photos used in the slideshow were taken in the past 4 months and they are just a small example of the atrocities commited against animals in Greece.

We urge you to please 'spread the word'..... forward this email and the link to the slideshow to everybody you know and I ask our Greek friends to do likewise and include the Greek authorities on the list of people they send emails to. PLEASE also add a comment on the You Tube slideshow. Yes, I know, it's one of many slideshows on the subject, but this one not only shows many recent photos, but is also accompanied by a song with hard-hitting lyrics, written specially to highlight the plight of animals in Greece.

The song can be downloaded from the link below:
MP3 play whole song, hi-fi (broadband)
MP3 play whole song, lo-fi (modem)
MP3 download whole song, hi-fi

Greek TragedyI was preparing for a funeral
The day we brought you inWe called you Boney Fingers
You were Lazarus, sores and skin
We didn't think you'd make it
So many don't pull through
It's just so hard to take it
The pain of dogs like you
Greece why don't you listen
Are your people cold as stone?
Don't you see the devastation?
Poor creatures skin and bone
Don't you hear the cries of pity
Don't you care how many die?
From shore to land to city
They are killed before your eyes
And people try to save them
But you block their every move
You poison, starve and maim them
Uneducated, cruel
There is no other reason
It's there for all to see
Yet you profit from tourist season
While your dogs hang from the trees

You seem to have no conscience
No mercy, kindness, care
While some pick up the pieces
Greece fails animals by law
It's time to end your ignorance
It's time to become humane
There is no excuse for indifference
While they die in vain
If I had a travel ticket
Well I wouldn't go to Greece
I'd do anything to avoid it
Until the animals have a voice...©

Maria Daines/Paul KillingtonAll Rights Reserved(mcps) ASCAP14.06.09
ΠΗΓΗ>Filozoikos Friends of Animals

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