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Rates of Animal Abuse in Greece Remain High Despite Stricter Laws

Animal abuse rates in Greece remain high, despite new, stricter animal protection legislation. In recent years, Greece has been among the countries with the highest...

Helpless Puppy Sprayed Red in Latest Animal Cruelty Case in Greece

Animal rights activists in Greece have strongly condemned the spaying of a stray dog with red hair coloring. Pictures of a stray puppy wandering the...

Man Arrested for Abusing Dog in Central Greece

A man was arrested for abusing a dog near Larissa, central Greece, on Easter Sunday. The incident took place in the town of Sykourio, where...

Greek Composer Slams ‘Barbaric’ Easter Lamb Custom

The "barbaric custom" of roasting a lamb on the spit at Easter should stop, famous Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has said. Theodorakis, a high-profile figure...

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...

Reward Offered in Case of Shocking Brutality towards Dog in Greece

An animal rights group in Achaia, western Greece is offering 1,000 euros as a reward for information that would lead to the arrest of...

Priest in Patras Arrested and Charged With Shooting and Killing Two Dogs

A 65-year old priest was arrested in Patras accused of shooting and killing two dogs. According to police, the suspect shot and fatally injured two...

Man in Athens Throws Dog From Third Floor, will Face Prosecutor Monday

A man from Athens who allegedly threw a dog off of a third-floor balcony of an apartment that he owns in Amerikis Square will...

Man Sentenced to a Year and Fined 65,000 Euros for Killing Dogs

A man, aged 37, was sentenced to a year in prison and fined 5,000 euros by the Court of Misdemeanours for beating two dogs...

Greek Municipal Councillor Arrested for Abusing Dog

A 68-year-old councilor of the Kavala Municipality in Macedonia, Northern Greece was arrested on Tuesday on animal abuse charges, according to the Greek media. A video...

Supreme Court Prosecutor Asks for Exemplary Punishment for Animal Abusers

After a recent wave of cruel attacks against animals, mainly against stray dogs, Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani on Monday called on prosecutors across...

Horrifying Dog Massacre in Heraclion, Crete

Butchered dogs were hanging from the trees in the small town of Moires in Heraclion, Crete. Police officers found 20 unfortunate animals having suffered in...

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