Under the Greek law (Article 16, Law 4039/2012 & Article 1, Law 1197/1981) defines ANY of the following acts to be forms of animal abuse:
IT IS VITAL THAT YOU FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW SO THAT GAWF, AAH, CAN WORK WITH YOU TO RESOLVE INCIDENTS OF ANIMAL ABUSE THAT YOU HAVE WITNESSED.
YOU – as the eyewitness to the abuse – MUST FIRST PRESS CHARGES WITH THE LOCAL POLICE (Telephone Number 100). The Police are the ONLY AUTHORITY who have the power to investigate and act on animal abuse cases. NO ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANISATION CAN LEGALLY INTERFERE WITHOUT A POLICE REPORT AND A REQUEST FROM THE POLICE TO ASSIST.
NB: TAKING PICTURES OF THE INTERIOR OF A HOUSE, THE RESIDENTS OF THE PREMISES OR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT REVEAL THE SPECIFIC ADDRESS IS PROHIBITED.
NB WITHOUT A PROTOCOL NUMBER YOU HAVE NOT OFFICIALLY REPORTED THE INCIDENT AND YOU CANNOT FOLLOW IT UP.
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