Complain to the mayor John Kourakis, the Greek Tourism Minister and the local MP’s!
-Stray Dog Shot in a Village in Imathias - 50 year old male accused
The dog is described as recovering however the unwillingness of the witnesses to testify against the accused man who shot the dog, has led to no charges being brought against him. Complain!
Justice for dog tied up for days in fertilizer bag!
Another senseless tragedy...
What a tragic life and death for so many animals in Greece! After the mass poisoning of my animal friends in Perissa (Santorini) 2011, I didn't go back to Greece. Signed. Thank you dear Monika.
Stray kitty from Santorini
P.s. It takes a very long time to download this post, maybe you can start STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY IN GREECE 2.
So good to read some heartwarming stories, thanks for sharing with us dear Desanka
Justice for Dog Killed With An Axe in Misolonghi, Greece! Take Action Now!
Carmen - 1 hour ago - bit.ly
Signed and reposted in Cyprus discussion. Thank you Desanka.
Thanks Monika, signed. I do believe that 2014 will bring a better future for animals. Happy New Year beautiful Care2'ers!
Already did these. Thanks for sharing.
There is no such Thing as a "necessary" evil. Evil is just evil. And it is definitely and tragically evil to make helpless animals suffer for ones own shortcomings. And that is exactly what is Happening when People mistreat and torture helpless animals. Anyone who can even allow this to happen should be treated to some of the medicine doled out to the animals. Maybe that would help them get a life. Because without a heart there is no real life.
Signed and shared! Thanks Desanka
All actions taken.
December 23, 2013
"The days of Christmas make us more affectionate. But not all. There are some people in our society which is worse than beasts and do not hesitate to abuse helpless creatures just to satisfy their sick fantasies.
A 'man' beat one helpless little dog, tied her paws, put in a bag and threw it in the trash to die. The tragic incident occurred in Orestiada and came to light from the fellow human being who realized that something was alive in the trash and saved the dog."
Enshrine Animal Rights In Cyprus
Government of Cyprus: Stop the cruelty to animals in Cyprus - starting with hunting.
Change The Law In Cyprus
Limassol Zoo: Stop More Animals From Suffering at the Limassol Zoo
Thanks Monika! So sad...
All action taken
Monika I won't watch it then. Is there any action we can take?
I only watched 10 sec of the video on the site (scroll down), that was more then enough...
SHOCK Cyprus: Animal-Friendly Organization
Signed the petition.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
We wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of our wonderful supporters a very merry festive season.
We look forward to having you with us as we go into 2014 - so on behalf of all of our furry and feathered friends we would like to thank you for everything you do. Whether you support us financially, purchase our gifts and products, share our posts on facebook and Twitter, fundraise for us or simply spread the word - you are enabling us to help more desperate animals in Greece. We pledge to change the lives of many more animals in 2014 - you can count on us to make a real difference and we hope we can count on your continued support!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
From all of us at Greek Animal Welfare Fund (GAWF/Animal Action)
Thank you Monika, new actions taken.
Up to date! Thanks Desanka
Signed - thank you Monika
The dog was bleeding from the mouth and suffered for some 20 minutes until it could be transported away. The deputy mayor said the dog is taken care by a vet, however animal lovers and animal welfare societies are seeking evidence of the dog’s well being
Petzone, no-kill animal shelter, has saved about 2,500 dogs and cats over the last five years.
For information on how you can help the pets, visit: http://petzonedogs.com/
Thanks dear Monika!
All up to date. Thank you Monika, Jan and Desanka x
Done! Thanks Desanka
Thanks to the donation, Nine Lives Greece, which takes care of stray cat population in Athens, started an important catch-neuter-release project and medical care in the area of Plaka, nearby the Acropolis. There is a lot of work to do!
To donate to OIPA specifying “Greece cats”.
Nine Lives Greece: http://ninelivesgreece.com
I'd send him a Green Star if I could!
Loukanikos, the Greek anarchist dog - photo gallery
If more human beings have Loukanikos determination and courage to change this world
All actions taken! Thank you Monika and Jan.
ALERT: No More HYDROGEN CYANIDE to KILL Dogs in Taygetos Mountains of Greece! Sign NOW!
Tudor - 9 hours ago - yousign.org
Signed and submitted.
Thank you for the posting, Jan and Anneke.
Already did a lot of these. Thanks for sharing.
Marie - 8 hours ago - secure.avaaz.org
Tudor - 7 hours ago - yousign.org
Signed. To think of all the British tourists that flock to this country. Mind you we would never leave the house if we took into account the horrors that animals endure EVERYWHERE in the world.
Noted, signed and shared
Signed & Shared
MINISTRY OF TOURISM MEETING
We had a useful meeting at the Ministry and discussed all of the animal abuse complaints we receive - especially during the summer period when foreign tourists are visiting Greece. There was an agreement towards actions that would alert hotel and tavern owners to best practice management of strays in their vicinity. We also urge anyone with any animal welfare complaint to send these directly to the Ministry of Tourism at firstname.lastname@example.org and cc us too email@example.com
Wishing you a lovely November!
The GAWF/Animal Action team
-GAWF/Animal Action Equine Team in Santorini
Already did most of these petitions. Thanks for sharing.
Greece has animal welfare law but is ignored by the authorities. Sadly, every day animals in these country are tortured and killed.
Both petitions signed. Thank you dear Monika!
ACTION ALERT: Stop Animal Cruelty in Cyprus! PLEASE SIGN !
Simone - 1 day ago - secure.avaaz.org
Signed and submitted.
Thank you for the posting, Monika.
Thank you dear Monika, signed.
Signed! Thanks Desanka
Great thanks Desanka <3
Up to date.
Signed and submitted.
Thank you, Desanka.
Just one to sign here, now up to date! Thanks Desanka x
SIGNED ! and there is a person or persons who actually put limbs of a cat onto a cross in Malta ! In that article, a woman who stated earlier she saw a poor cat whose 4 paws were chopped off. The good woman took the poor living cat to the vet and the cat put to sleep humanely
Up to date. Thank you Desanka.
Many people who come to your country do not want to return. Tourists are really shocked by the animal cruelty in Greece. On Crete there are chained dogs, alive skeletons, without water and food, in sunlight on higher temperature. Also dogs lock in a wooden crate, in direct sunlight. These images are repeating over and over again. Barbaric cruelty to animals in the streets and in shelters, live animals in dumpsters, dogs in cages which cannot move at all, until death end their suffering...
All Signed. Thanks Desanka x
We say NO to the violent & illegal removal of 30 dogs from the private dog shelter of Mrs Niki at Velina, Corinth
Niki Doukas farm is 13 acres; the dogs are placed within groups where they can get along with each other, in bounded areas, with their kennels. NONE of them shows aggressive behavior. They are all vaccinated, subjected to deworming (inside-out), they have health booklets and they all love Mrs Niki and look her with a regard that cannot be described in words. All dogs are sterilized except some males, which had been scheduled for sterilization.
In the end of 2012, two neighbors, both have country houses at the opposite side of the farm, complained.
Court ordered removal of 30 dogs, without any clarification on WHERE THE ANIMALS WILL BE TAKEN, but at the same time, there is a possibility left open, that the "neighbors" can remove the animals by their own means, while Mrs Niki will be asked to pay the bill.
Some people are always against "a crazy woman on the mountain gathering dogs". But what dogs? The dogs that some "responsible" citizens abandoned and dumped on the mountain to get rid, and ignored by the Municipality! Furthermore, the vast majority of dogs are shepherds and hounds.
We need help (we do not ask for money) for the disclosure of our facts is desperately indispensable, any nice word gives us strength to continue, any idea, any kind of concern will help us. And we commit ourselves not to draw away and to exhaust every legal right of the animals to exist in dignity and every right of Mrs Niki to take care of them and love them; every right to STAND UP AGAINST ANY MENTALITY THAT MATCHES BYGONE TIMES AND BYGONE ETHICS.
Thank you for your time
Mrs Niki’s team
Signed and submitted the 2 petitions re. dogs and cats and wild animals in zoos of Greece.
Thank you for the posting, Desanka.
Petition by ΑΡΚΤΟΥΡΟΣ
This is public appeal to address the Zoological Gardens Thessaloniki for transportation of bears and wolves of the Zoological Garden in Thessaloniki on-site Environmental Centre ARCTUROS
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Thanks Desanka and Jan, both signed.
Signed. Thank you Jan x
Thanks Desanka, email sent.
Thank you Desanka and Anneke...letter sent to authorities! xx
Please, send an e-mail to Mayor of Chania, Municipality services and Office of Public Relations. Demand the investigation of the brutal killing!
TO: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: GREECE, CHANIA: MASS POISONING OF SHELTER DOGS
Dear Mr Skoulakis,
This news is truly appalling and warrants an immediate investigation at the highest level.
The shelter near Vamos, which offers sterilisation vaccination, care and welfare for many of Chania’s dumped, abandoned and unwanted dogs, runs entirely on the financial donations from overseas charity and is situated on privately owned land.
It is disgraceful that this shelter operated by volunteers and costing Cretan people or your authority NOTHING has suffered from harassment for years from land-owners in the surrounding area. The shelter does not cause any problems for residents, the fencing is secure, and the site is not in a populated area.
You must be aware of the many past threats and problems caused to these volunteers and the animals in their care. Why has authority action NOT been taken to protect, promote and assist the extremely valuable work which they do?
This horrendous event and the publicity it has rightly received have once again dramatically affected Chania’s animal care lack of provision and reputation.
We ask for an immediate thorough investigation together with a press release that this abject mindless and illegal cruelty will NOT be tolerated and actions will be taken to protect the shelter, its volunteers and its animals.
We also think that a meeting should be arranged with adjacent land-owners to inform them of the importance of the shelters work. Farmers must be made aware of the fact that the whole areas tourist input is seriously undermined by continual harassment of the shelter and abuse of stray animals. Lack of municipality and police action to halt this harassment must have played a huge role to encourage a mindless coward to commit this horrendous attack against defenseless dogs in this shelters care.
Your urgent action is extremely important, many people are awaiting a persona statement from you emphasizing that you will do all in your power to not only rigorously pursue the perpetrator but also offer a solution and action to give meaningful protection to this shelter.
I look forward to your response.
Thanks Monika, Jan and Desanka, signed petitions.
Both petitions signed. Thank you Jan and Monika!
Aww Desanka, I now see the great pictures you posted!! Thanks very much!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------An appeal to Municipality of Chania Crete Greece to take responsibility of situation of stray animal
HOT, HOT, HOT...
Would you like a cocktail by the pool miss Dorothy?
Brutus, while is waiting for his forever home...
With character like this, he will get the second chance!
Signed. Thank you Monika x
Already signed. Thank you dear Monika
Not sure if this was posted already?
Signed Desanka ! Thanks
Both signed and shared! Thanks Desanka and Jan x
GoPetition Barell-dogs: The disgrace of Crete
I was a regular visitor to Greece for years, and I know many Greeks who are disgusted with the animal cruelty. The Greek government and Mayors are responsible and they must take a serious stance towards the poisoning and barbaric treatment of abandoned animals. Thank you Jan, signed.
All up to date here! Forwarded Personalised Email with the Sample Letter as a guide to the authorities email addresses stated!!! So Disgusted by this Cruel and unnecessary killing and waste of precious dog's lives!! These killers need to be found and punished for their brutal actiions as soon as possible!!! The letter I sent adapted from the Sample letter is as follows:
This post was modified from its original form on 16 Jul, 2:45
On the 10th of July 2013 another act of brutality and animal cruelty took place on the island of Crete, Greece.
23 dogs that were being cared for in a shelter run by the local welfare society volunteers in the town of Siteia were killed by poisoning.
Local police are understaffed and struggling to cope within the limited resources available, but are nevertheless attempting to get to the bottom of the crime by organising postmortem examinations and sending samples to Athens for analysis. But they admit this matter is unlikely to be given high priority. THIS MUST CHANGE!
We call upon the local authorities - municipal as well as police - to give the issue of animal cruelty greater attention and resources.
There must be more arrests and successful prosecutions. Only then will the message be communicated effectively to the local population:
CRETANS ARE A NOBLE PEOPLE WITH A PROUD HISTORY AND CULTURE.
WE DO NOT RECOGNISE ANIMAL CRUELTY AS PART OF OUR IDENTITY.
all signed , thanks Desanka
finaly caught up,all signed 5/7,thank you
Signed and submitted the petition re. the horrible poisoning of more than 20 dogs.
Thank you for the posting, Desanka.
To Mayor Haroula Ousoultzoglou-Georgiadi: We are devastated with the news that more than 20 dogs were poisoned in horrible way in center of Veria. What's happening in your town to stray animals is a crime! We demand to investigate these heinous crimes, find the perpetrators and punished them with serious penalties! Such terrible crime is a shame and disgrace for your city! We also demand to free spay and neuter stray animals. We demand respect and care for stray animals in your town.
MUNICIPALITY OF MONEMVASIA, GREECE: To TAKE ACTION AGAINST poisoning of animals
SIGNED 1/7,THANK YOU
Signed - thank you
Signed and up to date!
Thanks Desanka and Jan, signed.
signed Desanka, gracias
Thank you Jan, petition signed.
Signed and shared.
Thanks, Jan for the link. Signed.
All have been signed.
Sined. Thank you Desanka.
Thank you Sauwah and Jan, signed.
Greece was once a country I loved, I spent 10 years on Santorini.
Is not simple to understand... In Greece there are many people who care about animals.
"We had a new arrival today at the SAWA Refuge, her name is Daisy a beautiful 25 year old mule that worked all her life in the bay of Fira, carrying tourists from the cruise ships up the 588 steps leading to the capital of Santorini and down back again... Today is her official retirement day as her owner surrendered her to our Refuge for old and injured equines... Daisy was greeted by the usual welcome commitee of Lupo and Libra and then entered her new "home" a shelter for life that she will share with 20 more equines. We are glad to see that more and more owners are understanding that they should give up their animals that can no longer work offering them the dignity they deserve for all these years of endless service...
Signed new petition , for donkeys and stray animals in Greece , thank you Desanka
Signed new petition , thanks Desanka
Signed on April 1
Signed, thank you all.
Thanks to Sauwah, Desanka and Monika, all signed.
Thank you Sauwah. Signed.
Signed and shared for the donkeys in Santorini and the stray animals in Greece.
Signed. Thank you Desanka.The animal abuse here is shocking and millions of tourists take no notice. I would never go there.
I am 1329 they need 2000. Thanks, Desanka
Signed, thank you Desanka
Signed. It is high time the EU adopted a consistent approach to animal welfare in its member states. It soon pokes its nose into the econmic situation.
Petition the Greek Government to stop cruelty to animals in their countryhttp://www.causes.com/actions/1675159-petition-the-greek-government-to-stop-cruelty-to-animals-in-their-country
/Noted and Signed Current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Included with This Thread :-0
Up to date. Will there ever come a day when dogs are treated with respect by the humans who domesticated them and put them in this position of overpopulation and abandonment in the first place?
signed and shared
signed and shared.
Ionas, a puppy only months old, was severely abused on the island of Samothraki, Greece on 18th February 2013. After he was bitten with a cleaver on the head, he was tied up with a rope and a sack full of stones was attached on him. He was then thrown to sea to drown. He struggled to remain on the surface, and luckily for him he was spotted by a fisherman and rescued. After spending some days on the island he was transferred by another fisherman to our town and was received by the local animal welfare union, Kivotos Alexandroupolis.Ionas was immediately taken to the vet where he received and is still receiving veterinary care. Unfortunately he lost one eye and the other is not certain to be saved. The Animal welfare Union Kivotos Alexandroupolis offers an award of 1000 Euros to any who could give specific information on the perpetrator's identity and whereabouts. Please, I implore you, sign the petition and ask the Mayor of Samothraki to do anything in his power for the dog's abuser to be found and be brought to justice.
Send emails of protest as well in this email: email@example.com
Noted and signe current Monika :-0 Thank-You Everyone Involved with this Thread :-0 18/2
Breaks my heart to see how many animals are abused!
Signed, thank you Monika.
Done. Thank you dear Monika!
All noted and signed. Thank you Monika, Desanka and Gabriela.
Going through what I missed
All actions taken!
Thanks Monika, Gabriella and Desanka, all signed.
Signed - thank you.
Signed Gabriella ! Thanks !
Thank you Gabriella B ! Absolutely signed.
Signed - love your cats Gabriella.
But there is more one::
Cry out for the Cats of Cyprus.
Done! Thank you Monika.
signed! thank you, monika dear.
Good Morning Gabriela !!
Thank you Desanka for the important post !
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All petitions previously signed or signed today ! Thank you Desanka and Monika, of course.
Thank you Desanka
signed all. thank you.
Thank you Monika! Sadly, this goes on year after year...
To bring about significant and lasting improvement to the treatment and status of animals in Greece
GAWF, Greek Animal Welfare Fund - Sign anti circus petition, which calls on the Government of Greece to stop the use of animals in travelling circuses.
GAWF, Greek Animal Welfare Fund - Sign a petition published by Cretan Animal Welfare Group which aims to help stray cats in Greece.
Abused animals in Greece need urgent help!
Petition the Greek Government to stop cruelty to animals in their country (Facebook)
To take more action for the animals of Greece go to:
GAWF - GREEK ANIMAL WELFARE FUND
signed. thank you, monika, dear.
Noted, signed current :0 Thnx Monika, Anneke, and RC W for the Memorial Candles :0
TY I am up to date
of course signed. thank you, monika dear.
signed! thank you.
signed. thank you dear monika.
Thanks Monika, most already signed, caught up on others and sent email.
All noted and signed. Thank you Monika.
"You are signer #422." Thank you Monika!
Alexandroupolis: stop infringing the law at the expense of the stray dogs,rounding them up and confining them or abandoning them in the town’s outskirts. Apply law 4039/12!
all done. thanks, monika dear.
all signed and shared.
Signed. Thank you Monika!
signed, commented, and it wasn't pretty. thank you, dear.