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Animal abuse now punishable by ten years prison in Greece

ANIMAL ABUSE The defendants will should pay “a fine starting from 5,000 to 15,000 €” in line with the law voted unanimously by parliamentarians.

The text was adopted unanimously. The Greek Parliament voted on Thursday to remodel animal abuse from a mere misdemeanor to a criminal offense “punishable by up to 10 years in prison”. in keeping with the law, those that abuse animals will must pay “a fine of between €5,000 and €15,000”. The minimum prison sentence will now be one year.

The law defines abuse as “poisoning, hanging, burning, mutilating animals”.
Two cases that shocked

The Greek Minister of Agriculture, Makis Voridis, who presented the text, greeted from the theater of the Assembly “a strong message”. “Society can now not accept such acts,” he insisted, bearing on two recent cases that have shocked Greece.

The person was fined €30,000. some days later, during a suburb of Piraeus, an outsized port near Athens, a 54-year-old teacher stabbed and hit a dog with an iron bar. The scene had been filmed by a passer-by. The teacher’s trial is about to start this Friday.

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