The Greek parliament passed a new law banning animal cruelty and could be sentenced to 10 years in prison

The Greek parliament passed a new law banning animal cruelty and could be sentenced to 10 years in prison

November 6, According to “Central News Agency” reports, on the 5th local time, the Greek Parliament

voted unanimously to make serious animal cruelty a crime, with a maximum sentence of 10 years.

According to reports, according to Greek law, cruelty to animals is a relatively minor crime and will only be fined.

According to the law passed by a vote on the 5th, future animal abusers will be fined ranging from 5,000 euros to 15,000 euros,

with a minimum sentence of 1 year. The cruelty to animals defined by the law is poisoning, strangling, burning, and severing animals.

Agriculture Minister Voridis, who introduced the law, said that this is a strong message from Congress to society.

The Greek police pointed out that between January and June, a total of 2,644

notifications of animal cruelty incidents and 778 complaints were received.

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