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Dutch Couple Bids Farewell to Beloved Dog in Moving Act in Greece

Every summer, the Dutch couple vacationed in Greece with their beloved dog. They formed a deep bond with the country -- relaxing under the Greek sun, swimming in the Argolic Gulf, near Nafplio, exploring the stunning landscape together. When their...

Greeks Increasingly Turning to Cemeteries to Memorialize Beloved Pets

The death of a pet or a domestic animal which its owner has loved for many years is, for many, an extremely painful experience. For some, it can be as difficult as losing a beloved relative or friend. For the...

Snakes, Apes and Ferrets: The Ancient Greek Love of Pets

In a week which saw another case of animal abuse in Greece, it is worth remembering that the country's past is steeped in the ancient Greeks' love of pets. Paintings and sculptures from ancient Greece reveal that dogs were, by...

Greek Government Drops Bill on Pets, Strays Following Outcry

The Greek government was forced to withdraw proposed legislation on pets and strays following widespread outcry from animal welfare organizations and opposition parties. Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Vangelis Apostolou announced that the bill will be updated and tabled on...

Greek Legislation Calls for Pet Neutering, 'Animal Passports'

A draft bill that obligates Greek animal owners to neuter their pets or pay a levy if they have pairs for breeding will be posted for public consultation over the next two months. Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Vangelis Apostolou...

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...