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La #foca monjo del #Mediterrani, conegut a #Menorca i a les #Balears con #VellMarí (Monachus monachus) Va ser caçada per la seva carn, greix i pell, però sobre tot (com el #llop) va ser aniquilada pels pescadors perquè deien que els malfeia el negoci. Excuses de mal pagadors.
Com fou de perseguida la #foca monjo que van canviar els seus hàbits: van passar de viure i parir a les platges, a fer-ho d'amagat a coves i penyassegats. Pitjor al s. XX, als anys 40 i 50, amb la migració a les zones costaneres i l'arrivada del turisme: Extermini i extinció.
El 1928 un carrabiner va matar una gran #foca monjo en una cova de Canal de ses Salines (#Eivissa). El 1958, entre el cap de Cavalleria i l'illa dels Porros (#Menorca) un #VellMarí i diversos #dofins es barallaven entre xarxes de pesca fins que els pescadors van matar-los a tirs.
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Today I’m bringing stories from the RS. Unfortunately, they’re horrifyingly sad & despicable↓
1) #Kalinovik residents are using this Sunday morning to paint a mural honouring the Kalinovik-born genocide perpetrator & war criminal Ratko Mladić. The painting reads Town of the Hero
Meanwhile, #Kalinovik ‘Caffe Royal’ is crowded with middle-aged men wearing nationalist t-shirts. Between sip and sip, they take care of their kids, who are playing war games with toy guns —in a very ‘professional’ way, running, taking shelter and shooting at imagined enemies.
Lest we forget that the ‘accomplishments’ of ‘The Town Hero’ amount to a whole catalogue of war crimes ranging from forced displacement to rapes & mass killings —not to mention genocide. #Kalinovik figures speak for themselves: out of 1.314 Muslim residents in 1991 only 57 remain
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