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

Animals were an important part of life in antiquity, and Ancient Greeks loved their pets. Ancient sources tell us that they kept a wide variety of animals at home, ranging from dogs to snakes. Paintings, writings, and sculptures from ancient...

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...

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...

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...