Slow Death of Donkey Puts a Spotlight on Animal Abuse in Greece
The issue of animal abuse in Greece resurfaced after authorities imposed a €30,000 ($30,060) fine on a 75-year-old man after his donkey, tied with a rope, got tangled and died. “This is the first time that the prosecutor’s office has...
Suspected Cat Killer Arrested; Fined 30,000 Euros in Greece
A suspected cat killer was arrested on Thursday in Thessaloniki and charged with intentionally killing a kitten in the center of the city back in August. The 39-year-old man was identified by CCTV footage. The case file on animal abuse will...
Animal Abuse: Greek Man Who Kicked Cat into the Sea Arrested
On Monday, police in Greece arrested a man who lured a cat near his table at a taverna and then kicked her into the sea in a shocking case of animal abuse. The incident took place in a tavern of...
The Donkeys and Mules that Built Greece’s Paradise in Santorini
There is a frenzy of articles about abuse of donkeys and mules on Santorini, but we need a historical perspective to understand.
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 for animal rights 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...
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