A Government-Issued Decree Regarding Animal Welfare


Sept 2010 — In August 2010, an important document from the Office of Public Safety was circulated to the local agencies requiring the local police departments to take seriously the complaints of animal abuses or death they receive from individuals and groups. It appears that the Greek government is becoming aware of the negative press the country is receiving in response to the treatment of animals that is being witnessed by Greeks and tourists alike and commands that the local agencies take immediate action by investigating and enforcing the law.

It is significant that the official line is now to cooperate with animal rights groups such as our. It certainly helps when we have the Mayor on our side and joining our efforts.