vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news
vegan news anti-speciest news animal rights news


May 29, 2020 - Parikiaki

GREECE: Authors join call for end to cruel donkey rides in Santorini

GREECE: Authors join call for end to cruel donkey rides in Santorini
Enslaved Donkey, GreeceFile Photo / © Photabulous!

A coalition of authors from across the UK and Europe has signed a letter from PETA and its international affiliates asking Greek Minister of Agriculture Makis Voridis to put an end to cruel donkey "taxi" rides in Santorini.

The authors include Neil Griffiths, UK-based author of Damson the Donkey; Rindert Kromhout, the Dutch author of the Little Donkey series; and Katia Simon, the German author of books about a donkey named Elias. The letter points out that donkeys and mules in Santorini are beaten by their owners, abused by inexperienced riders, denied adequate food and water, and forced to labour from early in the morning until late in the evening.

"We cannot believe that your country allows such public animal abuse, despite international protests and media reports," writes PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. "It’s time to create new laws that will finally ban animal rides for tourism purposes. This is the only way in which donkeys and mules will be adequately protected."

Continue Reading at:


Speciesism — Feature Articles

Most Read - Last 30 Days

  1. Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area
  2. USA: Trump Administration OKs Beaver Killing in Oregon, Despite Harm to Endangered Salmon, Steelhead
  3. ESTONIA: Animal rights activists, conservationists oppose legalization of bowhunting
  4. Impossible Foods CEO says the meat industry will be obsolete in 15 years — 'That's our mission'
  5. German coronavirus outbreak at abattoir infects more than 1,000
  6. Half of Americans Want Meat-Free Options After Industry’s Crisis
  7. INDIA: After Kerala Elephant, Twitter Trends #JusticeForNandini as Cow in Himachal Pradesh Fed Crackers
  8. Quietly Putting Hundreds of Species at Risk, Trump Opens 5,000 Square Miles of Atlantic Ocean to Commercial Fishing
  9. Reasons Why Eating Fish Is Not That Healthy
  10. 7 vegan documentaries that will make you reevaluate your lifestyle

Some photos and photo services
generously donated by Photabulous


Fabulous Photos