Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

Is there hope for Cyprus at last?

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It’s gone on for so long but now people are standing up for the animals in Cyprus.

Aphrodite’ island of love is certainly not something that is recognised by animals whether they be working animals or domestic pets. It’s unusual to find dogs and cats that are allowed to live indoors in Cyprus unless they belong to expats and other European nationalities.

There are some exceptions but mostly dogs live in kennels or cages for the majority of the time and generally taken out to go hunting with the men in their macho gear and big rifles. At the beginning of the hunting season it’s also quite common for a hunter or two to get shot by accident so it does rid us of a couple each year!

Recently though, there have been a number of horrific cruelty cases uncovered on the island and this time the public have risen and put on a united front. One puppy was beaten so severely he was unconscious when he was taken in for treatment and a donkey died after being kept in appalling circumstance. Her unborn foal also died with her….

Sadly, her unborn foal died too.


Last night (2nd July 2012) there was a protest outside the Police Headquarters in Nicosia.

See photos below in the Twitter link:


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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