Vets Across Greece On 24h Strike To Protest “Stupid” Pet Law

The Panhellenic Veterinary Association opposes the new Greek law on pet ownership for several reasons:

Mandatory sterilization: They believe it poses health risks to animals and doesn’t effectively reduce strays.

Mandatory DNA testing and microchipping: They find it expensive, unnecessary, and impractical.

Fines for treating unregistered animals: They see it as unfair to veterinarians and detrimental to animal welfare.

New pet registry: They consider it bureaucratic and time-consuming.

High VAT on pet vaccines and medicine: They believe it discourages responsible pet ownership.

The Panhellenic Veterinary Association proposes alternative solutions:

Staffing and funding municipal veterinary clinics and shelters.

Recognizing the health book as an official health certificate.

Lowering VAT on pet vaccines and medicine.

The Panhellenic Veterinary Association criticizes the law as:

Unscientific and ineffective.

Drafted by unqualified individuals.

Motivated by financial gain rather than animal welfare.

Overall, the Panhellenic Veterinary Association urges the government to reconsider the law and implement more effective and humane solutions for animal welfare.

Junker seeks pet passport deal

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.

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Arche Noah Kreta fights back against ‘Animal Rights Activists’

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

Full story can be seen here:  http://tieraerztepool.de/en/story/egal-was-sie-machen

As for the malicious scenarios on “illegal trafficking units for stray animals”

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”.

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Larissa: Mammoth fine €270,000 for puppies slaughterer

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.

Source: Keep Talking Greece & Zoosos.gr