The details of a heinous act by a Naxos islander, who in order to get “revenge” his fellow villager tortured an innocent donkey, are creepy.
Specifically, the incident took place a few days ago where the donkey was found abused and in a very bad condition.
The perpetrator had tied the ears of the innocent four-legged animal with his tongue and lower jaw with wire, injuring and torturing the animal.
He also tied the donkey’s legs in the same way.
The case is in the hands of the police who have filed a case.
A veterinary report described the torture of the unfortunate animal by the perpetrator, who took out all his bestiality on the innocent four-legged animal.
The incident has shocked the small community of the unnamed village, but those who know the animal demand harsh punishment for the perpetrator.
“It is questionable how a ‘man’ broke out with so much hatred on an animal that did not do anything wrong to him,” a resident who is aware of the incident told Naxos Times.
“The punishment of the perpetrator should be exemplary,” the resident added.
It is recalled that the Greek Parliament approved a new law on pet ownership, which Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said will create rules so that no animal “will be abandoned, or abused.”
“Greece is changing and is finally adopting a modern legal framework for the protection of pets,” Mitsotakis tweeted on September 15 before the vote in Parliament.
The new law ensures that pet abuse will carry stricter fines and now includes abandonment, shooting, intentional injury and poisoning.
Other provisions include:
Records of people who have been sentenced for torturing animals will be entered into a database managed by the Athens prosecutor’s office and be cross-referenced with the Pet Registry so that they may not register as pet owners in the future.
A pet DNA analysis and storage bank is also being set up, so that if an animal is abandoned the owner can be easily located and be penalized accordingly.
The leading change brought along by the new bill is the new digital health book for all pets, which will include a full medical history and will be accessible by both owners and veterinarians.
Banning cat and dog sales at pet shops, together with a ban on mating advertorials: the fine for publishing a mating ad will be more than tripled when not referencing the pet’s unique ID microchip number and the new reproduction license.
The sale of pets will only be allowed by approved breeders and owners. Pet adoption fees will be forbidden, except for transportation and medical treatment costs.
New rules are introduced for breeding as well: owners will be licensed for one litter per pet, while prospective owners of offspring will have to be officially registered.
Neutering will become mandatory for all owners, with some medical exceptions. Approved licensed breeders will be fined 2,000 euros if they mate a single animal more than six times. Amateur (so-called ‘back yard’) breeders will also be subjected to several new restrictive rules.
Neutering should be done within six months of the pet’s acquisition if the animal is more than one year old. In case of acquisition of an animal less than one year old, neutering takes place within the first six months after the completion of the first year. This deadline may vary depending on the breed of the animal and other specific characteristics, after a thorough veterinarian opinion.
Neutering is not mandatory for animals for which a sample of their genetic material (DNA) has been sent to the Laboratory for Conservation and Analysis of Pet Material Genetic Material.
In case the animal owner does not sterilise his pet or does not send in a DNA sample, a fine of 1,000 euros will be imposed and the owner will be given a three-month period to sterilise or send a sample of the animal’s genetic material. In the event that this deadline also passes without action, the fine will be imposed again.
Finally, a new National Pet Registry will be introduced, where all pets, either owned or stray, will have to be registered, including pets put up for adoption. Animal welfare associations, vets, breeders and animal shelters will all have to register too.