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Greece finally proceeds with equines registry. But…

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 …

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Help “Ippothesis” provide shelter and hay to horses rescued from abuse

While the world is facing the challenge of a fast-spreading virus, the Greek NGO Ippothesis is facing a further challenge: feeding and caring for their equines, horses they have rescued from abuse and neglect. In this last month donations have dramatically decreased, while grant funding requests have been rejected before …

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Epirus: Huge rescue operation for snowed-in horses (video)

Twenty horses have been snowed in on the mountains of Epirus in Western Greece and their lives were at risk due to heavy snow and lack of grazing opportunities. A huge rescue operation was set up to move the horses in safety. The horses were trapped in the snow in …

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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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(Upd) Horses starving in Hell Farm on Crete

UPDATES: there are some unofficial updates on the horses. Apparently 7 of them, those in worst condition,  are in a safe environment now and their health conditions is being monitoring by rescue vets. Hopefully there will be some official reporting on the issue soon – Thanks for your interest on …

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