«NO TO POISON BAITS – RESPECT ANIMALS AND NATURE» THE EGYPTIAN VULTURE STUDENTS OF EVROS AND RODOPI PROTESTED IN ALEXANDROUPOLI AND KOMOTINI

14.05.2015
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Young Students send to the citizens their messages

The actions of the Egyptian Vultures schools of Thrace, Greece were completed this year with their descent on the major cities of Evros and Rodopi. Our goal was to raise awareness regarding the need for social awakening and collective action against the issue of premeditated poisoning of wild and domesticated animals, by poison baits in the countryside as well as inside the towns and villages of the region.
On Monday the 11th of May, the students from Soufl's Highschool and Tichero's Highschool and Primary school put on their masks, raised their banners and walked the streets of Alexandroupolis with the hope that the people of the city would hear their call.
The next day, it was the turn of Sapes Primary school to spread the message of no tolerance to poison baits, this time by protesting in the streets and main squares of Komotini.
Dog barkings, as they were prerecorded by the students, filled the streets of both cities. The students, transformed into activists for a day, shouted with passion in favor of the Egyptian Vulture, of wild life, of pets, of all the victims of poison baits that turn the forests, towns and villages into mine fields.
As they stated through the flyer that was passed around during the protest: «We are lucky to live in a region that hosts animals of rare beauty. We have the obligation to provide them with the shelter they need. Everybody can help by taking action in their neighbourhood!»

We thank Vasilis Karafillidis (Photo Studio Apikonisi) and Gregory Azoridis for their voluntary support in video and photography shooting respectively during the events. We also thank Athina kafetzi for the sound editing.

 

Students from Soufli and Tychero near the Alexandroupolis port
In front of the Alexandroupoli City Hall
Walking to the center of Alexandroupolis
The silent protest of Sapes' students in the center of Komotini
The silent protest of Sapes' students in the center of Komotini
Walking to the Komotini center
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