Greek organization PFPO has been working hard to reduce the impact of the quarantine on animals, including providing food for stray cats and dogs.
As demand for octopus for consumption grows, efforts to farm these animals intensify, with terrible ethical and environmental consequences.
Greece’s Minister of Development and Industry recently made alarming statements endorsing fur production and incorrectly characterizing fur as more environmentally friendly than alternatives. Greek activists are speaking out in response.
Despite the cruelty involved, riding overworked donkeys up steep hills is a popular activity for tourists in the Greek islands. Please travel responsibly and don’t be part of this abuse.
Over 30 animals of various species were rescued from cruel conditions in Crete, and the man responsible was arrested. This type of large-scale rescue followed by legal action is very rare in Greece.
It’s time to end cage farming in Europe. This new initiative is fighting for an EU-wide ban on farrowing crates for mother sows, single-calf hutches and cages for egg-laying hens, farmed rabbits and other animals.
Greek animal protection PFPO reports back from their time at the event, where they were able to exchange views with other attendees and spread the word about animal issues in Greece.
Hobbling is the practice by which an animal, normally an equine, has their limbs tied together to restrict their movement. Two veterinary professors give their input on how this practice impacts animals and whether it should be banned.
Every year, millions of migratory birds are unlawfully killed as they embark on their epic journeys between their homes in Europe and Africa. In response, BirdLife International has launched Flight for Survival, a campaign raising awareness of this issue globally, with a focus on seven illegally killed bird species.
Greece’s Parliament has rejected a proposal to add protection for animal rights to the Greek Constitution, leaving animals unprotected, bringing great disappointment to the advocates who fought for the amendment, and revealing the heavy influence of moneyed interests in making this decision.
Somehow, even with widespread concern, multiple decisions by Greek authorities demanding the closure of the facilities, and several protests and letter-writing campaigns, Attica Zoological Park continues to operate its illicit dolphinarium, and the dolphins kept there continue to be forced to perform in shows.
On December 6th, a federation of Greek animal welfare organizations sent a letter to the Chairperson of the Greek Parliamentary Committee, calling for an amendment to the Greek Constitution that enshrines animal protection as a responsibility of the state.