ANIMAL PROTECTION

Forty-seven wild animals found poisoned in Evros
NEWS

A record number of animals, most of them wild, were found dead in the northeastern border region of Evros, a local environmental group said on Tuesday, adding that their death was the result of poisoned baits.



Pygmy hippo: Not only cute, but extremely important
SOCIETY

The birth of a male pygmy hippopotamus at Athens’ Attica Zoological Park on feb. 19 was viewed as an important development for the survival of its species. The hippo belongs to one of the rarest and most endangered species.


Fox killed and hung from tree on Kefalonia
NEWS

Shocking images of animal cruelty have emerged from the island of Kefalonia, where an unknown perpetrator killed a fox, strapped it to two pieces of wood shaped in a crucifix and then hung it from a tree near a main road.

Vets call strike over mandatory sterilization
NEWS

Vets throughout Greece have called a 24-hour strike for Wednesday, in protest against the mandatory sterilization of pets. The Panhellenic Veterinary Association considers the measure unscientific and ineffective and has expressed concerns about possible negative effects on the health and welfare of animals.



Building hope in the ashes
IMAGES

Scientists with the Natural Environment & Climate Change Agency (NECCA) install, for the first time in Greece, 15 artificial nests for the endangered Black vultures of the fire-ravaged Dadia forest in northern Greece.


Christmas Bazaar | Athens | December 16-17
WHAT'S ON

The Pangrati Project (thepangratiproject.com), a youth community dedicated to revitalizing downtown Athens through culture, invites you to their Christmas Bazaar supporting strays!

Police see no Husky abuse
NEWS

The police said on Tuesday that from the evidence it has seen so far there are no signs of human abuse against an 8-year-old Husky that died of severe injuries last week in Arachova, making the Mount Parnassos resort the target of an online boycott campaign by animal lovers who say the dog was violently tortured.