animal abuse

Greece Introduces New Regulations for Pets; Stricter Penalties for Abuse

Greece is introducing new regulations for pet owners, sellers and stricter penalties for pet abuse in a new bill presented to Parliament on Thursday.

Animal Cruelty in Greece Now Punishable by Up to 10 Years in Prison

The Greek Parliament on Thursday unanimously passed a new law that makes serious animal abuse a crime that can lead to a maximum 10-year prison sentence. According the new provisions, people who mistreat animals will also have to pay "a...

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

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...

Greece Toughens Penalties for Animal Abusers as Cases of Barbarism Proliferate

Animal abuse will soon be punished as a felony rather than a misdemeanor, according to legislation planned by Agricultural Development & Foods Minister Makis Voridis, following a rise in such incidents lately. In a ministry statement on Thursday, Voridis said...

Rates of Animal Abuse in Greece Remain High Despite Stricter Laws

Animal abuse rates in Greece remain high, despite new, stricter animal protection legislation. In recent years, Greece has been among the countries with the highest rates of animal maltreatment, despite improvements in legislation imposing stricter penalties for animal abusers. Data shows...

Helpless Puppy Sprayed Red in Latest Animal Cruelty Case in Greece

Animal rights activists in Greece have strongly condemned the spaying of a stray dog with red hair coloring. Pictures of a stray puppy wandering the streets of Halkida, in Evia, covered in red paint have produced anger in Greek social...

Man Arrested for Abusing Dog in Central Greece

A man was arrested for abusing a dog near Larissa, central Greece, on Easter Sunday. The incident took place in the town of Sykourio, where the perpetrator hit a puppy with a crow bar on its head. According to reports, a...

Greek Composer Slams 'Barbaric' Easter Lamb Custom

The "barbaric custom" of roasting a lamb on the spit at Easter should stop, famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has said. Theodorakis, a high-profile figure in Greece and abroad, was writing on his blog about animal cruelty after video emerged...

New Animal Protection Law in Greece Gives More Power to Municipalities

The Greek Ministry of Rural Development has announced some amendments to the  Animals Protection Law of 2012 in order to prevent animal abuse and give municipalities more power to deal with strays. The ministry has announced that the new law...

Reward Offered in Case of Shocking Brutality towards Dog in Greece

An animal rights group in Achaia, western Greece is offering 1,000 euros as a reward for information that would lead to the arrest of the person responsible for the brutal death of a dog. The latest case of animal brutality...