Greece’s Rural Development Ministry has finally decided to set up a registry for horses, donkeys and other equines in the country. The decision follows immense and pressure by equines welfare societies that have been demanding the registry for years.
The registry will facilitate the tracing of horses and the supervision of their care.
Veterinary services will be responsible for entering information into a database on the identity of equines, the facilities they are kept in, and the identity of those responsible for the facilities.
Each animal’s data will include its origin and date of birth. The database will also be used to record the death or theft of animals.
Equines born in Greece will have a unique code number, a single identification document and be fitted with a chip.
Unsupervised equines will be the responsibility of regional authorities with the assistance of municipalities, who will be responsible for their collection, transport, safeguarding, feeding, and housing whenever necessary.
does the new registry covers all aspects?
The Panhellenic Equine Welfare Society, Ippothesis, has objections as it criticizes that the legislation lacks provision for the issuing of equines passports.
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— ippothesis (@ippothesisGR) April 18, 2022
PS As we are in Greece where “structure” and “system” remain unknown words, bills and legislation always miss at least one point or two, at least.