ANIMAL PROTECTION

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NEWS

After an acrimonious public consultation, the bill on animal welfare that will be put to a vote in Parliament this week provides incentives for owners to neuter their pets but does not make it mandatory as stated in the original draft.


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IMAGES

A visitor reads a panel on the protected Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) at the public information center of the Alonissos Marine Park on the northwestern Aegean island, on Saturday.

[Giannis Vergos]
SOCIETY

As part of the effort to protect white storks, which are an endangered species in Greece, 39 chicks from the area of ​​Lake Karla were ringed this week.



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NEWS

New legislation on pet ownership and the rights of stray animals that has been put to public consultation seeks to make animal abuse a felony and to introduce a more comprehensive supervisory framework. 



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ANIMAL PROTECTION

Elephants have a keen nose. They have more smell receptors than any mammal – including dogs – and can sniff out food that is several miles away. A new study tests their ability to distinguish between similar smelling plants.


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ANIMAL PROTECTION

As part of the bid by the Athens municipality to provide care for stray animals, a digital platform has been activated, www.animalscityofathens.gr, where members of the public can state where and how they wish to offer voluntary assistance.