DIALOGUES: Cruelty toward Animals - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

DIALOGUES: Cruelty toward Animals
30 OCTOBER 2019

How is animal cruelty defined? How do we respond to it? How did Greece come to be among the countries with the highest incidence rates of animal cruelty?

On Wednesday, October 30 at 18:30, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) DIALOGUES discussed the troubling patterns of abuse and cruelty toward “man’s best friends” that are encountered in various parts of Greece, including illegal fighting and betting, as well as the impact that social media exerts on the issue.

This month’s DIALOGUES, held in the Dome at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), featured:

Elena Dede, Lawyer and founder of the nonprofit DOG'S VOICE
Evangelos Drivas, Clinical psychologist and police officer
Dr. Christos Karagiannis, Behavioral veterinarian
Mark Randell, Head of Hidden-In-Sight International
Thodoris Hondrogiannos, Journalist

Kalliopi Gavala, Director of Animal Zone International (AZI), talked about the AZI’s activities in Amorgos, while Elpidoforos Pappas, Chief Operating Officer of SNFCC, provided a brief overview of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center’s (SNFCC) efforts to care for stray animals.

The DIALOGUES are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

*The opinions expressed by DIALOGUES participants are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or the SNF DAILOGUES team. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.

Listen to the extracted audio below: