- Posted September 8, 2013 by
THE MUNICIPAL OF DEATH 'EORDAIA'
* Eordaia is a municipality in the Kozani regional unit of Greece. The seat of the municipality is the town Ptolemaida (West Macedonia)
On the 7th July 2013, we reported on the incident unfolding of 14 stray dogs bodies which had been found dumped on a rubbish tip in the village of Ardassa In Ptolemaida (county Kozani) all the dogs had been poisoned to death.
Further investigation revealed that over 30 stray dogs had disappeared from the village of Ardassa In Ptolemaida and 14 of those dogs where found poisoned to death on this rubbish tip, the bodies of the dogs showed all the physical injury signs of being dragged along a road surface by a vehicle and the photographic images released did in fact show the bodies of the dead dogs with wire and rope tied to their legs where a vehicle had dragged them along the road causing severe burns before finally dumping their bodies on the tip. One image released showed a dog tied to a wire fence at the tip with vomit from the dogs mouth, while another dog was found on plastic sheeting with vomiting blood, clear evidence that these dogs where still alive when taken to the tip but later died from poisoning.
GREECE EXPOSED continued to investigate the reports coming out from the village of Ardassa In Ptolemaida, including the eyewitness report that a Municipal employee of the Mayor, Ms. Paraskevi Vicky Vryzidou who was witnessed tying the stray dogs legs and dragging the poisoned dogs bodies through the streets in the village before being dumped on the rubbish tip.
On July 9th 2013, The Mayor, Ms Paraskevi Vicky Vryzidou made a PR statement in response to the dogs poisoned to death in the village of Ardassa near Ptolemaidos
“The local authority has made a tremendous effort with the collection schedule for vaccination, neutering and hospitality in the animal center of the dogs of all those who qualify (by law)
Unconscious behavior which citizens has outraged the local authority because it negates our work, we also wants to get the message that the actions of the municipal authority is not sufficient, that people put at risk and took the matter into their own hands.
The municipal authority has made all necessary arrangements to send those responsible to justice and will be punished”
Those words failed to answer the question as to WHY was a municipal employee of The Mayor Ms Paraskevi Vicky Vryzidou witnessed tying the legs of poisoned dogs and dragging them along the road in the village of Ardassa In Ptolemaida, what was his involvement in the deaths of over 30 stray dogs and what was HER involvement and why was this incident and employee not the subject of a police investigation under animal welfare law (4039/12) which states that the poisoning of ANY animal a criminal offence with imprisonment from 1 to 5 years and with a fine from 5,000 to 15,000 euros and an administrative fine of 30,000 euros for every abused animal?
Why was a municipal employee of The Mayor Ms Paraskevi Vicky Vryzidou, according to eyewitness reports, removing 'evidence' the dogs bodies from the village in such a manner (dragging their bodies along the road) when the bodies under animal welfare law (4039/12) should have been sent to a vet for toxicology reports to determine the cause of death and details recorded by the vet to be given to Greek Police should an offender be found and criminal charges brought against them?
A further 15 dogs after the incident on the 7th July 2013 where found poisoned to death and the poisonings did not stop. On 2nd September 2013, over 50 persons demonstrated outside the Town Hall of the City Council Eordaia due to the lack of investigation into the deaths and the continuation of deaths of stray animals by poison.
TODAY, Friday 6th September 2013, we can report that the situation has gotten worse, today 4 dogs have been found poisoned to death and one image released shows a dog what appears to have been shot in the head.
We are reading eyewitness reports of a pregnant cat having being shot in the stomach with an air rifle loosing her life along with her kittens.
The image with this report shows a stray dog covered in blood who was found at a park near the library of Perdika, whilst a MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE was witnessed chasing away the dog which was covered in blood. When a witness seen the Municipal employee chasing the dog covered in blood and protested the employee reportedly replied "Dogs are not allowed in parks".