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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.

Greek President Sakellaropoulou Adopts Stray Kitten from Karpathos

In early November, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou officially adopted a stray kitten named Calypso from the island of Karpathos, making the tiny feline the very first stray cat ever adopted by a Greek President while in office. Sakellaropoulou first met...

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...

An Ode to Santorini's Silent Workers: The Donkeys and Mules that Built Greece's Paradise

By Michael Ermogenis* There is no excuse for animal abuse, exploitation or cruelty. Let’s just state that up front, so there is no confusion about the fundamental principles of belief that we should all support in our societies worldwide. There is,...

Santorini Authorities Deny Accusations of Animal Mistreatment

Authorities on Greece's Santorini Island clarified in a letter sent exclusively to the Greek Reporter on Wednesday that ''no written application from a foreign organization (PETA) has been submitted to the Municipality of Thera (Santorini) in relation an ad...

Mena Suvari Blasts Down Industry in PETA Campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64b1hbrXtw8 Mena Suvari is taking on home decor giant Bed Bath & Beyond, as well as the down industry in general, in a new campaign for PETA. The vegan "American Woman" actress is a well-known advocate for animal rights. In her...

Chania Dog Parade Saturday to Raise Respect for Animals

Dogs will parade through downtown Chania, Crete, on Saturday morning, carrying balloons bearing animal rights slogans.  The festival, organized by the Animal Welfare Association of Chania aims to inform people about animal rights and raise awareness about animal abuse. “All dogs will have colorful balloons tied to their collars. The balloons will...

Animal Activists in Cyprus Form Party Ahead of Euro Election

Activists in Cyprus have organized the founding conference of the first political party for animal welfare, Animal Party of Cyprus, for this Sunday at the Philoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia. The party will take part in May's European Parliament elections. On behalf...