Nicosia, Cyprus: 400 Protest at Kitten Killing

Intro: recently a kitten was killed in full view of restaurant clientele in Nicosia, the Greek part of Cyprus. The kitten was first bludgeoned with a stick and then kicked into the road. This is the story (opens new window). It has provoked outrage by many local people and the internet community of people who like cats and humane treatment of cats.

Protest at killing of kitten in Cyprus restaurant
Protest at killing of kitten in Cyprus restaurant
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From Harvey (regular PoCer) in an email:

Here is a little update on that kitten killing in S. Cyprus.  There was a protest by around 400 people yesterday outside the tavern.  They later marched to the police station and handed in a written protest.

During the protest insults were hurled at the police.  At least that bastard is not getting away with it so lightly,  and so far he has he lost 2 days business.

The following is a translation from Cypriot online news service

Date: 04.08.2013 | time: 17:00 — Why kill the kitten? Protest demonstration for the heinous act outside the tavern in Aglandjia. Protest demonstration held yesterday afternoon, outside the tavern “hangout Constantin”, after the sad incident of last week, where allegedly an employee of that firm is said to have attacked and killed a small kitten, arousing a storm of reactions from ordinary citizens and organized groups. Around 400 people, holding banners and shouting slogans such as, “police demanding lives,” and the implementation of legislation, protesting against the appalling and condemnable act that, while there were also found mikroepeisodia [note: this is a mistranslation by Google] as protesters verbally attacked the police forces in the area (around 15 people).Earlier a symbolic protest march was held in the square in Aglandjia which houses the tavern [where the kitten was killed], which today remained closed today because all shop owners fearing attacks and public outcry decided not to open.Then, the crowd headed to police headquarters, where the duty officer was handed a resolution, which was read earlier in the protest outside the tavern “hangout Constantin”.

This is the original Greek (for Cypriots who want to read it):

Γιατί σκοτώσατε το γατάκι; Εκδήλωση διαμαρτυρίας για την αποτρόπαια πράξη έξω από την ταβέρνα στην ΑγλαντζιάΕκδήλωση διαμαρτυρίας πραγματοποιήθηκε χθες το απόγευμα, έξω από την ταβέρνα «το στέκι του Κωστή», μετά το θλιβερό περιστατικό της περασμένης βδομάδας, όπου φέρεται υπάλληλος της εν λόγω επιχείρησης να επιτέθηκε και να σκότωσε ένα μικρό γατάκι, ξεσηκώνοντας θύελλα αντιδράσεων από απλούς πολίτες αλλά και οργανωμένα σύνολα.Γύρω στα 400 άτομα, κρατώντας πανό και φωνάζοντας συνθήματα όπως, «απαιτούμε αστυνομία ζωών», καθώς και την εφαρμογή της νομοθεσίας, διαδήλωσαν, κατά της αποτρόπαιας και καταδικαστέας αυτής πράξης, ενώ δεν έλειψαν και τα μικροεπεισόδια, καθώς οι διαμαρτυρόμενοι, επιτέθηκαν φραστικά προς την αστυνομική δύναμη που βρίσκεται στο χώρο ( γύρω στα 15 άτομα)Νωρίτερα πραγματοποιήθηκε συμβολική πορεία διαμαρτυρίας προς την πλατεία ηρώων στην Αγλαντζιά όπου στεγάζεται η ταβέρνα, η οποία να σημειώσουμε ότι σήμερα παρέμεινε κλειστή, αφού όπως όλα δείχνουν οι ιδιοκτήτες φοβούμενοι επεισόδια και την λαϊκή κατακραυγή ,αποφάσισαν να μην ανοίξουν την επιχείρησηΣτη συνεχεία το πλήθος, κατευθύνθηκε προς το αρχηγείο της αστυνομίας, όπου και παραδόθηκε στον αξιωματικό υπηρεσίας, ψήφισμα , το όποιο είχε διαβαστεί νωρίτερα στη συγκέντρωση έξω από την ταβέρνα «το στέκι του Κωστή

35 thoughts on “Nicosia, Cyprus: 400 Protest at Kitten Killing”

  1. As a Cypriot and as a animal lover I feel shame when somebody from my country abuse animals !!! But Mr Harvey Harrison why you mension my country as “South Cyprus” and Nicosia the capital of Cyprus as “Greek part of Cyprus” ? Why this political propaganda . You cant divice my country and make with cheap propaganda to make the people to thing that they are 2 Cyprus countries ( South and North ) ! Cyprus is one country with official name ” Repuplic of Cyprus “. Thank you

  2. The tourist trade should suffer greatly in these countries where animal abuse is rife because there is absolutely no reason on earth. I think its a shame because there are people living there who are against what happened.
    I just don’t get how someone can think its acceptable to kill a tiny hungry defenceless creature with such brutality in full view if diners!!! Please don’t get me wrong this shouldn’t happen under any circumstances but the way this monster went about this I feel as if its an everyday occurrence!
    I’m delighted he’s lost business I hope he is in fear of his life as well.

  3. Is Hellenic Cyprus truly mistreating animals? Who is that bad man? Do you have a name to attach to that photo? I have called so many times, and can’t get the information that I need. Should I dig deeper? or spend my efforts on something more effective? ?

    • Ruth, thank you, I have not yet created a photomontage, but posted your link. And I’m still going to get this up and running, on a new site, inspired by you, Michael and Marc. You, Marc and everybody on Michael’s PoC are truly carimg. I won’t be eating any poisonous fungi tonight.


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