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Published March 2004 - Last updated October 2008
Pride, Poison and Prejudice around the Parthenon.

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Animal rescue groups in Greece are being falsely accused of trafficking stray dogs and cats out of the country to make profit from fur and vivisection. An incident at a Greek airport in March this year has escalated into a nationwide scandal, based on a complete mistruth. Greek rescue organisations say the misleading TV and newspaper reports will jeopardize the lives of thousands of stray dogs and cats in the run-up to and after the Olympics ...
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POISONED

Mass poisoning of street animals takes place in Greece and the city of Athens at least twice a year - up to three thousand dogs, puppies , cats and kittens at a time. Greek and Athenean authorities deny any connection with the killings. photos: GAR

 

CHAINED

chained dog  chained dogs neck
Many dogs in Mediteranean regions, as South American countries like Brazil are chained their whole lives to act as barking deterents. They are often undernourished and as the picture on the right shows, they may outgrow their chains which cut deeply into their necks. photos: GAR

 

HUNG

A dog hanging from a bridge Although this appalling picture was taken in Greece, the hanging of dogs and cats is not an unfamiliar site in Croatia as well.
Because of ancient Croatian ruling,any cat or dog seen more than 300 meters beyond town limits is considered strayed and therefore allowed to be killed. Animals hung from trees outside towns are the result of such crazy laws. photo: GAR

 

HAPPIER ENDINGS

Feta - found amongst rubbish

Feta -  a puppy saved from the streets
Feta, happy and well today.

These are just a few of thousands of pictures and stories about Greek Strays who are rescued by welfare groups and then adopted by families across north west Europe.

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This is Feta (above), a deaf pup found in Keratsini, Greece.
Her sister and brother were dead close by, one without a head (below).
Feta was adopted through Stichting Hulp van Buitenlandse Honden.
Now she can ''hear'' with hand signs.

Dead Greek Puppies

 

BUT DON'T FORGET THOSE THAT SUFFER FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Dead Grehound Starved horse
Every time you have a flutter on a race that uses animals you are contributing to the continual barbaric treatment of them. When past their racing prime, many Greyhounds are trafficked to Spain where they run on second class tracks. Along with Galgos used for coursing, they are kenneled in horrific conditions and after their usefulness are ritually hung or tortured to death.
France and some other European countries eat horse. Hypocritical Britain abhors such culinary behaviour but exports its own horses to Europe for meat consumption. And in 2004 a change in British law relating to horse transport means it's now even even easier to send Dobbin off to French meat markets. This neglected Greek horse is one of many found by Greek Animal Rescue.
photo right: GAR

 

VIDEO LINKS

"Greece In All Her Glory" is a five minute film exposing the horrors that face Greek strays. It can be found at www.ua4a.org and a direct link to the video download is provided below.

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http://www.ua4a.org/Greece.mov

 

GREEK AND RELATED ANIMAL RESCUE LINKS

If you would like to find out more about Greek Animal Rescue Groups and donate to their causes, here is a list of some with direct web-site links:

The Greek Animal Welfare Fund (GAWF).
Welfare for Animals Global (WAG)
Greek Animal Rescue (GAR)
Pan-Cretan Group for the Protection of Animals "Noah's Ark".
Cretan Animal Welfare Group.

Care Corfu Animal Rescue Enterprise.
Kefalonia Animal Trust (KATs).
Animal Respect of Aegina.
Tierhilfe-Korfu
SOS Strays Association Belgium
Animal Care Samos
Kefalonia Animal Trust

Also: Animal Friends Croatia

For more information on Greyhounds used for sport please visit:
the Annette Crosbie Column here at Looking-Glass and VeggieGlobal

You'll also find more animal rescue groups in our Global Charities and Groups Directories:

*Registered Animal, Environmental and Humanitarian Aid Charities Directory
*Vegetarian, Animal, Environmental and Conservation Groups Directory

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Pride, Poison and Prejudice around the Parthenon MENU

Part 1 - Main Story
Part 2 - Analysis - Pre-Olympic Jitters?
Part 3 - Backgrounds of Greece and other countries cited as cruel to animals
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