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The shame of Krakow

The shame of Krakow
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-08-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-11-18 12:58
Viewed: 564
Points: 12
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I have always photographed butterflies in nature, and I had never been in a butterfly house, which are some kind of zoo where you can see many rare species. I was shocked by the visit of the butterfly house in Krakow. A real lager. A large room located on the first floor of a building in the center, where the butterflies have no chance to feed and remain glued to the walls. Even worse, see how they are treated and how children reduce them. I am speechless, I hope that this place will be closed as soon as possible and I am sorry to have paid the entrance that has contributed to its maintenance. In the pictures you can see how the wings are damaged, while the butterfly in the lower right corner was actually dead.

Io ho sempre fotografato le farfalle in natura, e non ero mai stato in una casa delle farfalle, che sono delle specie di zoo in cui si possono vedere molte specie rare. Sono rimasto scioccato dalla visita della casa delle farfalle di Cracovia. Un vero lager. Uno stanzone situato al primo piano di un palazzo in centro, in cui le farfalle non hanno possibilita' di nutrirsi e restano incollate alle pareti. Ancora peggio vedere come vengono trattare e come i bambini le riducano. Sono senza parole, io spero che questo posto venga chiuso al piu presto e mi dispiace di aver pagato l'entrata che ha contribuito al suo manteninento. Nelle foto potete vedere come le ali sono danneggiate, mentre la farfalla in basso a destra era addirittura morta.

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Hi Luciano,
Thank you very much for posting this useful collage and note. Shocking. I've never been in a butterfly park before, and the images I've seen from there were always lovely, so I couldn't even imagine this may happen at all. The green smiley is for you, for posting these images and info, not for the situation.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-11-19 0:38]

Surprise for me that there is a house where these are preserved, you have made nice collage and also helpful NOTE, there I have desire to visit such place.

Yes it is very sad. In our country photography also prohibited.

Hello Luciano,
It is very sad to see rare species of butterflies that are killed slowly ..... slowly.
I think they do not have an animal welfare institution in Poland.
It is a document image that is good to be presented.

hello Luciano
great to post this on treknature
greeting lou

Ciao Luciano, ero convinto di avertela commentata, ma su TN la Aushwitz delle farfalle me l'ero persa, direi cehe le foto parlano da sole, qualità delle macro altop, ma lo spettacolo è penoso, ciao Silvio

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