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4,000 Dogs Rescued from Animal Experimentation Facility

  Almost 4,000 dogs need new homes after being rescued from a facility in Virginia that sold them for drug experiments in laboratories. The facility has now been shut down due to abuses of animal rights, and organizations are working to...

Chimpanzee Escaped from Athens Zoo, Shot Dead

A male chimpanzee was shot dead after escaping from its enclosure at the Attica Zoological Park, which is located just outside of Athens, on Saturday. The killing of the animal, as well as the details surrounding its escape from the...

Ancient Greek Historian Plutarch One of the First Vegetarians

Plutarch could be considered one of the first outspoken vegetarians in the West, as he believed that it is "immoral" to eat animal flesh.

Italy Bans Fur Farming, Shuts Down All Mink Farms

The Italian Senate voted to ban all fur farms and shut down mink farms on Wednesday. The Budget Committee of the Italian Senate decided in favor of shutting down every last one of the country's 10 mink fur farms, as...

Gisele Bundchen Rescues Sea Turtle Caught in Net

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, a longtime environmental activist, saved a sea turtle from certain death after it had become entangled in fish nets and was lying upside down on a beach. While taking a walk recently with her dog on the...

“Wizard of Paws” Saves More than 20,000 Pets with Prosthetics

Derrick Campana, an animal orthotist who is referred to rightly as the "Wizard of Paws," is on a mission to help as many animals as humanly possible, making their lives fuller and allowing them to romp and play despite...

World Animal Day and the Issue of Animal Rights in Greece

October 4th marks World Animal Day, an international day of action for the rights and welfare of animals that is celebrated in Greece and all around the world. The day is also the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi,...

Takis Shelter: The Greek Man from Crete Who Devotes His Life to Animals

Takis Proestakis, a former Greek businessman in the town of Ierapetra, Crete, gave up his comfortable life to devote himself to caring for abandoned dogs and cats at his shelter. The former owner of a popular nightclub in the town has...

Greece Approves New Pet Law: “No Animal Abandoned or Abused”

The Greek Parliament approved a new law on pet ownership on Wednesday, which PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said will create rules so that no animal "will be abandoned, or abused." "Greece is changing and is finally adopting a modern legal framework for...

Greece’s New Pet Law May Threaten Ancient Greek Dog Breed Alopekis

Dog lovers in Greece fear that a new pet law could further threaten the already-vulnerable ancient Greek dog breed called Alopekis.