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Tougher fines and sentences against animal abuse tabled in parliament

Tougher fines and sentences against animal abuse are included in an amendment tabled in parliament on Wednesday, signed by the ministers of Finance, Justice, Interior and Agriculture. A jail sentence of up to 10 years is now the maximum for anyone who abuses or kills animals, in addition to a daily fine of between 50-100 […]

Tougher fines and sentences against animal abuse tabled in parliament

Tougher fines and sentences against animal abuse are included in an amendment tabled in parliament on Wednesday, signed by the ministers of Finance, Justice, Interior and Agriculture. A jail sentence of up to 10 years is now the maximum for anyone who abuses or kills animals, in addition to a daily fine of between 50-100 […]

Animal abuse to be classified as a felony, says Agri Min

Animal abuse will soon be punished as a felony rather than a misdemeanor, according to legislation planned by Agricultural Development & Foods Minister Makis Voridis, following a rise in such incidents lately. In a ministry statement on Thursday, Voridis said that “incidents of violence against animals have no place in a well-ordered state and are […]

Athens Municipality Launches Website for City’s Cats and Dogs

On the occasion of World Animal Day, celebrated on October 4, the Animal Welfare Department of the Municipality of Athens launched an information website dedicated to the city’s stray cats and dogs to raise public awareness. Through the new website – www.animalscityofathens.gr – users can find information about the municipality’s efforts to protect stray animals and secure a home for […]

Animal torture case on Crete prompts response by minister

Agriculture Development & Food Minister Makis Voridis said on Thursday he will introduce in parliament a stricter disciplinary code for people who torture animals. Appalled by the recent torture and mutilation of a dog in Chania, Crete by its owner that has been publicised online, Voridis announced, “The recent extreme torture of an animal that […]