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How do Polish people treat their animals?

10 Aug 2015 #1

I was wondering how in general animals are treated in Polish zoos and homes?

You can judge the morality of a nation by the way the society treats its animals.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Just curious.
jon357 63 | 14,982
10 Aug 2015 #2
I was wondering how in general animals are treated in Polish zoos and homes?

It depends. Some people indulge their little doggies and there are a lot of animal lovers. Other people are more callous. Remember that Poland is more rural than a lot of European countries and in the countryside people are often less sentimental about pets.

But in cities, people are generally very kind to animals and there is an animal rights movement in Poland.

One thing I've noticed is that people often don't have their pets doctored and this leads to a huge problem with animals that need reforming, puppies dumped at the sanctuary or by the side of the road and kittens drowned. Though not everyone of course is like that.
InPolska 11 | 1,821
11 Aug 2015 #3
Unfortunately a lot of dogs are very "poor" in Poland! So many (including very big) dogs "live" with families in tiny flats and this should be forbidden. Sometimes I see dogs almost as big as small horses in such flats. This is crual.
delphiandomine 83 | 18,099
29 May 2017 #4

Abuse of animals in Poland

Unfortunately, those who live in Poland know that countryside attitudes towards animals is often very poor. Dogs are left chained up all day and night, while other animals such as horses are commonplace. Animals are often overworked, with some of the worst cases occurring with the horses in Zakopane which transport tourists.

This video should raise a few eyebrows:

Unfortunately, the Polish government has no interest in the welfare of animals. Their core electorate from the villages see no harm in abusing God's creations, so we can expect the current sad state of affairs to continue for the time being. One can only hope that they pick up The Bible at some point during their rule in order to understand that animals deserve the same respect as fellow humans.

I believe there was also a recent report about the conditions in which pigs are kept in Poland which highlighted the disgraceful state of affairs here.
jon357 63 | 14,982
29 May 2017 #5
This is a heartbreaking one. Three men in Tarnowskie Góry attacked a St Bernard dog with an axe.
johnny reb 22 | 4,121
9 Mar 2018 #6
I could never understand why animal abuse is tolerated in Poland.
Animal abuse usually leads to human abuse.
Here is the latest survey on how the majority of the Polish want the laws changed to make a difference.
It's a start. /1/9/Artykul/352457,Stricter-laws-against-animal-abuse-backed-by-Poles-survey
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,515
9 Mar 2018 #7
Yea its sad. All the time i see dogs chained up their whole lives or inside a wire kennel without even clean water much less food. Its been that way for years its a part of the culture in the countryside. Back in the day fisherman would even use kittens as bait.

Atleast dog fighting isnt very common in pl tho
kaprys 3 | 2,280
9 Mar 2018 #8
@johnny reb
It's not tolerated. It's against the law.

Kittens as the bait???
Never heard of it. It doesn't make much sense either.

Animal abuse should be reported to the police.
mafketis 23 | 8,093
9 Mar 2018 #9
Kittens as the bait???

sounds like an urban legend.... and what can be fished in Poland that's big enough to take a kitten as bait? They used to have giant catfish in the danube but that's not Poland... would a sturgeon be big enough to take a kitten? would it want to?
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,515
9 Mar 2018 #10
More for muskies, shark, etc. Very common in Europe especially France back in the day.

Here is a video of fisherman using a kitten to catch shark. Generally this isn't practiced anymore though.
Braveheart16 18 | 185
3 Jun 2019 #11

Creulty to animals

It would seem that a dog was walking along a road in Poland (as they do) when a bus driver either deliberately or not hit the dog with his bus.....the sickening part of this story is that the bus driver apparently turned around or reversed so that he could run over the dog again......(the dog was of course crying in pain from the first incident).

This is a completely shocking situation and the behavior of the bus driver and the heartless, nasty and cruel behaviour he exhibited is disgusting.....

He must be a complete simpleton/moron to think that this was acceptable behaviour....unbelievable...!! Apparently it seems he is able to drive a bus but sadly unable to negotiate the road any event his employers have now sacked him and he is likely to be charged with a criminal offense.... I just wonder how he treats his children...if he has any...
Ziemowit 13 | 3,882
3 Jun 2019 #12
That was probably the most horrible cruelty to an animal I have ever heard of. The perpetrator was 21 years old
Dougpol1 32 | 3,296
3 Jun 2019 #13
He must be a complete simpleton/moron to think that this was acceptable behaviour.

There was a woman in Britain (Leicester) who was caught on CCTV a few years ago putting a cat in a rubbish bin. She was prosecuted and the council had to rehouse her in a different town with a new name because the locals were going to string her up.
Ziemowit 13 | 3,882
3 Jun 2019 #14
Also, there was a guy in the UK who put a cat into the microwave oven for three minutes. Not sure if the cat survived, but the locals were furious at the perpetrator.
Dougpol1 32 | 3,296
3 Jun 2019 #15
A neighbour kicked my dog when he was a pup.
I've been waiting for 5 years now, for a good moment when I can creep up behind him with a piece of 4 by 4.
gumishu 11 | 5,148
5 Jun 2019 #17
and what can be fished in Poland that's big enough to take a kitten as bait?

you answered yourself catfish - there are records of giant catfish from Oder going back to 15th century - Vistula is probably better suited for big catfish now than the Oder
RubasznyRumcajs 5 | 483
5 Jun 2019 #18
Vistula and Noteć.
in the old times the (dead) newborn piglets were used as a bait

Anyone who holds a grudge for things like that for years (plus the planned revenge is far worse than the 'crime') is a psycho
Braveheart16 18 | 185
5 Jun 2019 #19
Any news on the bus driver who ran over a dog twice....haven't heard much in the news and just wondered if there have been any developments in this case....
pawian 168 | 11,014
27 Jul 2019 #20
That son of the bytch was arrested for 3 months. I suppose he will get 1- 2 years without suspension, similar cases in the past ended with such sentences. Those fekking bastards have to learn respect for animals at last - if their families or school didn`t teach them basic things, the jail will.

Ye bunny debil.

Lenka 3 | 1,817
27 Jul 2019 #21
Those fekking bastards have to learn respect for animals at last

The thing is that behaviours like that do not only show cruelty towards animals, which is bad enough in itself, but also in many cases are an intro to cruelty towards people.
Ironside 49 | 10,171
27 Jul 2019 #22
The thing is that behaviours like that

So, in the future If someone say that the best way to rise normal people is to have them daddy and mother living together and a society, school and all adhere to the proper values not some made up BS or lefties theories that anything goes or so called patchwork family. You will node in agreement unless yo whish for Such a half-wit will be a common sight.

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