February 2, 2012
Today, the members of Stocrush.org celebrate a victory in Greece.
The new law for animals was passed in Greece and the Greek chapter’s proposals to ban animal crush video were accepted! In Article 16(abuse of animals), animal crush videos have been added, along with bestiality and specific animal abuse on the Internet.
The Article is as follows and please remember that this is translated from Greek:
Abuse of animals
a. Subject to specific cases provided of existing EU and national legislation,
and the provision of third sentence of paraparagraph 4 of Article 9 prohibits the torture,abuse, bad and cruel treatment of any kind of animal, and any act of violence against them especially as poisoning, hanging,drowning, burning, crushing and amputation. The sterilization of the animal and any veterinary practice
for therapeutic purposes is not considered amputation.
b. Is prohibited, except in cases of films and audiovisual material for educational purposes,the sale, marketing and presentation-trafficking through the Internet any audiovisual material such as video or other type of film or photographic material, which shows any act of violence against animals, and sexual intercourse between animals or between animals and humans for profit or sexual gratification of people who attend or participate in them.In This prohibition is also included the case of fighting between animals.
c. In case of injury of a pet animal in a car accident, the perpetrator of this act, he shall immediately notify the appropriate municipality in order to give the injured animal the necessary veterinary care.
Joseph Ferreira(member of Stopcrush.org) stated, “Considering Greece’s recent struggles with their financial malaise, the fact that the Greek government even considered this(banning animal crush video, bestiality and a number of other animal abuses) is amazing. This is testament to the hard work and persistence of Gianna(Stopcrush.org Greek chapter administrator) and the animal rights community in Greece. Not only a major victory, but also a foot in the door to the rest of the EU!”
This is an important moment for the team at Stopcrush.org. We believe that this is the second step toward other nations coming to the realization that animal crush video(as well as bestiality) should be illegal. There are no words that can explain how grateful we all are for Gianna’s hard work. Kudos to Stopcrush.org Greece! You have the gratitude of the world.
If you would like to thank the two Parliamentary Ministers/Deputy Ministers for helping to press the wording against animal crush video in Greece through at the request of Stopcrush.org Greece, you can write them at their emails here:
Thanos Plevris(member of the ” Popular Orthodox Rally” party) firstname.lastname@example.org
and Iro Dioti(member of the “Coalition of the Radical Left”party)
The team at