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Stowaway Greek cat flies from Athens to Zurich on airplane undercarriage

Unexplained wonder. A Greek cat flew from Athens to Zurich hidden in the front undercarriage of the airplane. The black and white cat survived temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celsius and landed at Zurich airport with a shock and hypothermia, but still alive. A vet is taking care of the …

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Crete: Horrible! 23 shelter dogs poisoned

Heartbreaking! The lifeless bodies of 23 dogs lay next to each other. Innocent and defenseless creatures that found a torturing death. A coward culprit threw poisoned bites and killed all the dogs of an animal welfare shelter in Sitia, in Eastern Crete. Incredible brutality. Vicious attack. Incredible shock for the animal lovers who discovered the dead …

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Greek prosecutor investigates illegal horse trade and abattoirs for export

Stolen horses, malnourished horses, abused horses. Do they all land in illegal slaughterhouses and get exported to Europe in form of steaks and minced meat? A prosecutor investigates claims and complaints  that Greece might be a centre for the export of horse meat. Just weeks after the horsemeat scandal in …

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EU bans new cosmetics with animal-tested ingredients; some loopholes though…

No new cosmetic product containing ingredients tested on animals can be sold within the European Union, after a relevant decision by the EU Commission released on Monday.  Animal rights groups were quick to cheer the measure, but Cosmetics Europe, a trade body representing the EU’s (euro) 71 billion ($93 billion) industry, said …

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Tyrnavos: local firemen engage in dog rescue from flooded river

Several local firemen were engaged for hours in the rescue of a dog trapped at the shore of flooded Titarisios river in Tyrnavos area of  Central Greece. The dog was found struggling with the rushing waters and unstable soil on Wednesday morning by passersby. They immediately called the Fire Brigades. …

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Greek Coast Guard shoots at grazing goats (video)

Dressed in his official coast guard uniform and standing on the boat bow, the “big boy” lifts his weapon and starts shooting six times at goats grazing on the remote side of an island. In shear panic the goats are running to escape the deafening sound and the deadly bullets. The …

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Preveza Municipality: One Euro for the Strays :)

Municipality of Preveza in Western Greece, took a pioneer step in the care of stray dogs and cats. It will charge residents with one euro via the bills for Municipality Water & Sewerage  issued every three months. These revenues will be spent for the needs of strays in municipality shelter and …

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Larissa: Local Community opposes Nativity Crib with Living Animals

Local community and animal welfare organisations in Larissa strongly oppose the use of living animals in the Nativity crib set at the Christams village of Neapolis, near Larissa in Central Greece. In a complaint sent to news portal Zougla.gr, the frustrated animal lovers said that the use of one pony,  …

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Athens Riot Dog: Loukanikos’ Protester Career is Over

Athens famous riot dog, the “Indignant dog”, the legendary Loukanikos, has ended his career as protester. On Thursday night a report in a Greek news portal and some mentions in Facebook claimed that he was not more in Athens and that he had been apparently adopted by loving pets’ parents and he …

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Famous Riot-Dog Loukanikos Got a Bar in …Madrid!

Greece’s famous riot dog got a bar in Madrid. Well, not he himself personally but some Spanish fans of him. They opened a bar and gave the name of the most famous dog around the world. According to the report, a lot of Loukanikos’ pictures hang on the walls of …

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