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Operation “Get Sifis”, the mysterious Crocodile of Crete (videos)

His name is Sifis – a popular name for Cretan males. His is alleged to 180 cm long, even though nobody has come close to the mysterious crocodile wandering and swimming around in the lake of Potami Dam on the Amari plain in the prefecture of Rethymnon in the resort …

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Rhodes: Animal lover raises orphan bat baby

A woman found a lonesome tiny bat baby on her balcony. The animal lover did not how to take care of the newborn orphan and called “Anima”, the animal welfare society for wold birds in Athens. She has been feeding the little black cutie with the bottle and milk for …

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Crete: fishermen help whale to return to open sea (video)

A good news for a change. A young whale had apparently lost its orientation and was swimming in swallow waters near Keratokampos bay in Crete. The whale was lucky to come near fishermen from the area. The men tried to help her return to the open sea, while the most …

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Man’s best friend: Dog refuses to leave overturned car after traffic accident

A dog is not only man’s best friend but also man’s most loyal pet. A dog in Lamia refused to leave the car involved in a traffic accident until his owner, the driver, returned from the hospital. According to Lamiareport.gr , the accident occurred at a dangerous road spot near …

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Patras: Municipality workers crush living dog in garbage truck

Unbelievable! Municipality workers have reportedly crushed a dog with the automatic garbage mechanism in an unprecedented act of cruelty in Patras. Citing eye witnesses and a local animal welfare society, Greek websites report that this barbaric act took place on Thursday in Katritsi area of Patras in northern-west Peloponnese.    Municipality …

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Athens: protest outside Romanian Embassy; animal lovers worry about strays cull here too

Dozens of animal lovers gathered outside the Romanian Embassy in Athens on Monday to protest the despicable law that will allow the killing of thousands of stray animals and thus with the government approval. The protesters lit candles and symbolically carried plush puppies in trash bags. They wore t-shirts reading …

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Arcturos bear sanctuary rejects Golden Dawn donation after outcry

Greece’s only bear sanctuary Arcturos  announced that it will refuse a donation of 5,000 euro offered by the right-extreme political party Golden Dawn. “Arcturos recognizes that it was a mistake to accept this donation and for this reason has decided to turn the gift down and is returning the money …

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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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