The European commission president, the proud owner of a pooch called Plato, has taken a personal interest in the fate of the pet passport scheme, under which animals in good health can be exempted from going into quarantine as they travel around Europe.
With a no-deal scenario looking increasingly likely, Mina Andreeva, a commission spokeswoman, disclosed that advice to pet owners would be published in the coming months, after Juncker highlighted the urgency of the matter “several times”.
Plato, who was rescued from a Greek island by a German organisation, lives with Juncker in his home country of Luxembourg, where, the commission president has joked, Plato ignores commands because he has yet to master French.
In response to the so called ‘Animal Rights Activists’ Arche Noah Kreta along with the Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environment Federation as published have tasked their lawyers to hold the ‘Animal Rights Activists’ responsible for slanderous accusations and actions
How simple animal adoptions abroad are converted by misinformed media to malicious scenarios on “illegal trafficking units for stray animals” that promote homeless companion animals for experiments, bestiality, etc., with the suspected tolerance of relevant government authorities who refuse to implement EU directives on which there is full traceability at all times is possible as to where an animal is traveling abroad!
For many years, we are witnessing an unprecedented mud battle by a group of decadent “animal lovers” who accuse law-abiding citizens that they illegally smuggle stray animals and send them for ”vivisection”, for “sausage production”, for “drug trafficking”, and recently they state also to brothels for the “satisfaction of zoophiles”.
The mammoth fine of 270,000 euro was imposed to a man in Larissa who had slaughtered nine new-born puppies with a backhoe and buried them in a plastic bag under stones. Going strictly by the Greek Animal Abuse book, police fined the murderer of defenceless souls with the maximum fine of €30,000 for each puppy, even though one of the puppies survived.
The unprecedented for Greece fine was imposed by the Municipality Police and confirmed by the deputy mayor of Larissa in Central Greece.
The incident occurred in Agia Marina village August 2013: a neighbour saw the 54 year old man slaughtering the puppies of his own dog with a backhoe and immediately informed the local “animal welfare society of volunteers” that helped her file a law suit.
The perpetrator was arrested the following day after police and animal welfare volunteers located the puppies buried in a plastic bag under several stones. One of the fatally wounded puppies was still alive, managed to survive and was returned to the mother.
Crete, closely followed by Attica where Athens belongs, comes top in the number of reported cases of animal abuse in Greece for 2013 and the first half of 2014. According to data from the Greek Police and Tourism directorate given to parliament last week, in 2013 there were 102 incidents of abuse, torture or killing of animals in Crete closely followed by Attica with 99 reported cases out of a total of 530 cases nationally. In the first half of 2014 there were a total of 495 cases of reported animal abuse torture or killing of animals in Greece and the figures are expected to exceed the high of the previous year. Crete had the second highest number of cases, 79, while in Attica there were 107 cases of animal abuse reported to the police.