Stop ban of hobbyist dog breeding in Greece

Stop ban of hobbyist dog breeding in Greece

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Julie Stravolemou started this petition to Hellenic Ministry of Interior

The Greek government is about to pass a law concerning the "welfare" of pets. According to it, all hobby dog/cat breeders will be forbidden to breed and will be subject to serious fines should they not abide. Only "professional" breeders and commercial breeding facilities will be allowed to breed. The prerequisites (concerning space, proximity to inhabited areas, etc.) for obtaining the license of a "professional" breeder are preposterous and quite impossible for a hobby breeder to provide.
Furthermore, any and every non-"professional" dog and/or cat owner, including hobby breeders, will be obliged to spay/neuter all their animals.
This is truly a tragedy for the Greek purebred dogs and cats community, which will practically cease to exist. Of course, we can also forget our national breeds, some of which have existed in our country for more than 5000 years...
Animal activists believe that this way every person who wants to get a dog or cat in Greece will adopt a stray, thus eliminating their numbers. This is so stupid!!! People who wish to obtain a purebred dog or cat will simply buy from backyard breeders and puppy mills, here or abroad, through several people who already trade in importing these poor animals by the thousands.

Greek breeders ask that purebred dogs/cats be exempt from obligatory spaying/neutering and that a special license for hobby breeders be provided for in the new law.

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