Environment Animals Tortured Dog Recovers, Becomes a Symbol of Animal Rights in Greece

Tortured Dog Recovers, Becomes a Symbol of Animal Rights in Greece

Hector, the victim of the attack. Credit:

The dog who was the victim of a brutal knife attack in the Athenian suburb of Nikaia has now fully recovered, and is a symbol in the campaign against animal abuse in Greece.
The attack occurred earlier in October, when a man, reportedly a school teacher, put the poor dog in a headlock and repeatedly stabbed the animal. According to reports, the attacker pierced the dog’s lung.
A different man, also present at the attack, hit the dog, named Hector, on the head with a metal broomstick. When the police arrived, both men fled, but the teacher was found and arrested at his home.
According to neighbors, the man had repeatedly expressed his dislike for strays, and threatened those who left food and water out for the animals in the neighborhood.
Hector has now been released from the veterinary hospital after recovering from his injuries and is now been adopted. The dog was left in critical condition after the vicious attack.
Hector with his new family. Credit: Zoosos/Twitter

This case, along with the torture of a dog in Crete, caused outrage in Greece, as many criticized the country’s lax punishments for animal abuse.
That situation changed, however, when Agricultural Development & Foods Minister Makis Voridis announced that he would introduce legislation to make animal abuse a felony rather than a misdemeanor in Greece.

Related Posts

Greece Records 36 New Coronavirus Deaths as Lockdown Remains in Place

Greece recorded a total of 1,269 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday and 36 new deaths, according to the nation's authorities.

EU-Wide Vaccine Passport Plan to be Unveiled in March

An EU-wide vaccine passport plan will be unveiled in March, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Monday.

Greek Prosecutor Calls for Force-Feeding of Convicted Terrorist Koufontinas

A Greek prosecutor called for convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufontinas to be forced-fed as he entered the 47th day of a hunger strike.