According to the organization, the tourists were informed that in Greece it is forbidden to transport animals like this, in the form of a show, and the incident ended.
After all, the two people were Ukrainian tourists which were in White Tower of Thessaloniki with the two owls of the “Tyto” breed, causing reactions from some social media users as well as animal lovers.
As noted by the animal welfare organization Animal Rescue and Defense Squad, the couple is traveling by bus, so it was not possible to check the birds’ health books, but there are CZ breeding papers.
At the same time, according to the organization, they were informed that in Greece it is forbidden to transport animals like this, in the form of a show, and the incident ended.
“We thank Immediate Action and the White Tower Police Department for their immediate response and wish the couple in question a good stay in our country,” concludes the Animal Rescue and Defense Squad announcement.
It is noted that “Tyto” is not an owl in the strict sense of the term, but is a special glaucomorphic bird that belongs to the peploglaucous group. It has a wide distribution on all continents, while in Greece you meet it in fields and other open areas with scattered trees, farmhouses and old buildings, stables, barns and ruins.