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Neglect Threatens Italy’s Cherished Ruins

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Neglect Threatens Italy’s Cherished Ruins
ROME — For all of Italy’s ancient wonders, the real wonder might be that so many are still standing, given the poor care they get. The collapse in Pompeii last week of a frescoed house where gladiators prepared for combat was the latest loss.
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The dog featured in the footage was found in this terrible condition, on the afternoon of July 15th, on the island of Poros, Greece. The dog in question was Leo. A happy and social stray, very well known to the people of Poros. Leo was doused with sulphuric acid and the culprits are still roaming free! It happens just a few days after a dog was skewered and hung in a village square in Crete. This new deplorable incident, that causes rage and indignation, reveals for the umpteenth time the indifference of the responsible authorities towards animals. The public prosecutor failed to act and the police were satisfied merely to look at severely mistreated animal. “I will never forget what I saw as long as I live. The poor animal trembled and cried without stop. They had doused both his body and face with strong chemicals “,Eleni Vikou told “E”. She and her husband gave first aid to the unlucky Leo until he was transported to a clinic in Athens. “Leo must be cured and he must survive in retribution to those who wanted to kill him in such a barbaric way”, she adds and explains that the animal has been already submitted to a surgical intervention to remove the burned pieces of skin and will shortly be submitted to a second operation to amputate his ears, the tissue of which has become necrotic. According to the veterinarian who has undertaken Leo’s treatment, he is no longer in danger health wise and he is very patient and tender with people, despite the cruelty he has
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