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Animal Welfare

Greeks Defy Cold to Rescue Beached Dolphin

After a passerby spotted a dolphin on the shore of Kariani Beach, near Kavala, locals rushed to save a second dolphin that had somehow become stuck on dry land. A number of volunteers set out to rescue the majestic sea...

Greece Vows to Toughen Animal Abuse Laws

In response to the recent outrage over the horrendous torture of a dog in Chania, Crete, the Greek government has vowed to pass stricter disciplinary codes for animal abuse. The Minister of Rural Development and Food Makis Voridis has stated...

Dog Torturer on the Run as Greece Hails Brave Vet

Greek police are currently hunting down a 55-year-old man from the city of Chania in Crete who viciously abused his dog. Thanks to the brave actions of a heroic vet, the traumatized canine was brought back to health and is...

Jesus on a Donkey? Use a Scooter, Says Animal Rights Organization PETA

The well-known animal rights’ organization PETA has recently demanded that a Bavarian town in Germany stop using donkeys during a religious and folkloric pageant held every year. The town of Oberammergau in the southern German state of Bavaria organizes an extremely...

Donkeys of Santorini Breathe Sigh of Relief After New Regulations Bar Obese Riders

Greece's Ministry of Rural Development and Food has published a new set of regulations regarding the treatment of animals working with humans. The new regulations were drafted on August 2, following multiple complaints about the treatment of donkeys, mules and horses. In...

The Greek Island Shelter Saving Unloved Animals

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Volunteering feels good and even the smallest acts count; everyone has their own reasons for wanting to help. Mr. Manolis and Niki of Crete are just two examples of people who see volunteering as a way of life. In Crete,...