Applaud Decade-Long Jail Time for Animal Abusers

Target: Makis Voridis, Agriculture Minister, Greece

Goal: Applaud the government of Greece for making cases of animal abuse punishable by up to 10 years in jail.

Serious instances of animal abuse, including torture and murder, can now land a perpetrator in jail for up to 10 years. This new legislation from the Greek parliament is an important step in the fight against animal abuse. Before, instances of horrific torture simply resulted in a slap on the wrist. Now, those who so cruelly mistreat innocent animals will face a decade behind bars.

Instances of “serious” animal abuse include poisonings, hangings, burnings, and mutilation. This cruelty runs rampant in Greece. Between January and June of 2020, over 2,644 cases of animal abuse were reported. Just this year, one dog was hung and castrated and another was stabbed with a metal bar only a few days later. These actions outraged the public.

“Society can no longer accept such acts,” said Agriculture Minister Makis Voridis. Thank Voridis, who introduced the law, and his fellow members of parliament for speaking up and acting out against animal abuse.


Dear Minister Voridis,

Thank you for being a voice for the thousands of animals being abused in your nation. A meager fine will never be punishment enough for the torture, mutilation, and murder of innocent animals.

By demanding jail time for perpetrators of animal abuse, you are sending a message to Greece and the world that such mistreatment will not be tolerated. I hope that other European nations will follow your lead. Thank you for recognizing the need for justice.


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Photo Credit: Houston SPCA



  1. Gloria Navan says:

    Yes, finally a country that stands behind compassion for animals. Thank you,

  2. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Minister Voridis, for your common sense and compassion for animals! May all other world leaders see YOUR example and make it their own! 😊😁😊


  4. All animal abusers globally must have the mandatory death penalty implemented and nothing less.

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