Cyprus Life – in pictures

My new life in Cyprus in images and words. I'm a British 50 something female, originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) and came to live in Limassol, Cyprus in March 2004. This is my photo blog about my new life as an expat on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Plus other things which catch my attention every once in a while…. Enjoy!

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: cypruspictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Thanks for visiting my blog. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr: and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures Enjoy!

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