SIGN: Justice for Dog with Face Blown to Shreds by Firecracker

SIGN: Justice for Dog with Face Blown to Shreds by Firecracker

A dog with its jaw blown halfway off was found lying in pain on the roadside of Santova Avias in Kalamata, Greece. The injury is thought to be from a firecracker placed in the innocent dogs' mouth and held there until it exploded.

Two passersby reportedly saw the mutilated dog, and contacted volunteers from Animal Society of Kalamata, who rushed the animal to a local vet. But the damage was so severe, the poor dog could not even breathe. Sadly, the vets euthanized.

It is believed that two people were responsible for this sickening act of cruelty. And now, authorities must find all who were involved, before any more animals are harmed.

Greece is notoriously lenient on animal abuse, and it's time for change. Sign this petition to Greek Ambassador Haris Lalacos urging him to help ensure that every effort is made to find and prosecute the perpetrators, and to bolster animal protections in the country to curb future cruelty to animals.



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667 Comments

  1. dorian canalizo

    How could any country, mine included, not try to stop this horrific acts on innoncent animals? Have you no heart or soul?

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  2. Rebecca De Jesus

    Once they have captured these demonic persons have them flogged and then sent to jail for rest of their lives!

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  3. Victoria

    Awful person who did this must have some kind of punishment. Takes a certain kind of evil to do this to a defenseless animal. Disgusting.

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  4. Sarah Williams

    Why would you do this to a Innocent animal, it did nothing to them. Pets are ment to be loved and cared for, even strays

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  5. Lone Marianne HasS

    It NOT Rights too doing that

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  6. Sarah

    Pay a high price for this cruelty. Either the system starts taking care of this cruelty or this will be taken care of by others.

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  7. Sarah

    Pay a high price for this cruelty. Either the system starts taking care of this cruelty or this will be taken care of by others.

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  8. Theresa

    These punks should have a fire cracker thrown in their mouth, BRING BACK THE ELECTRIC CHAIR FOR ANIMAL ABUSERS!!!!ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

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  9. Paula dunbar

    Sick assholes I’d like to shove a stick of dynamite up their ass. They should be put to their death.Anyone who would get a kick out of doing something like this has no balls no brain and no right to live.Really how twisted is your brain you sick fuck

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  10. Jessica Lemmer

    People are sick and disgusting I wish these scum bags would be found and forced to endure firecrackers in their mouth

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  11. Carole Fraser

    Absolutely shocking cruelty evil vile bastards I hope they pay the price .

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  12. S. L. TROUT

    Grecian people…..stop being so complacent and work to strengthen the laws in Greece. I will never set foot there as long as such vile acts are treated so lightly. Whoever did this, is a danger to society–not just helpless animals! I pray they are caught and punished severely. They are not humans. The are monsters.

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  13. Jane Peluso

    As a traveler, any country not very concerned about, and actively seeking prosecution of such cruel and evil acts is very undesirable to think about spending vacation time in. Especially with my children.

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  14. Stella

    James, it saddens me that your only experiences in Greece have been negative. There are quite a few of us living in Greece who are fighting to bring about changes in the laws rewarding animal cruelty and who try our best to help the strays. Yes we do have a very long way to go, but just condemning an entire country does not help. We need a lot of help from all over the globe in pressuring the government to make the drastic changes that are needed here and in the other countries you are so ready to dismiss as hopeless.

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    • Jane Peluso

      @ Stella. Keep up the good work!!

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    • karalyn

      There are Sick people Everywhere and I agree that its a worldwide problem in many countries, Not just in Greece alone.

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  15. Gloria Schultz

    What horrible pain that dog endured is the dog going to make it or is he going to be eutinized. People are so sick.

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  16. Ines Angelina Alanis Plata

    Carcel a los malditos

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  17. Shaun Fletcher

    Just ban pyrotechnics, abuse like this would not happen if they were not available. If you need to watch fireworks go to an organised display.

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    • jane

      Unfortunately, banning fireworks would not really help much. Although, I’m not disagreeing with you, I think that people would still find a way to obtain them. But people with this kind of cruel mind must be arrested and made to suffer appropriate consequences and get help before this kind of abuse is less perpetrated on the innocents. Laws should be strong, law enforcement should be diligent, people should be watchful and quick to report to authorities.

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  18. Steven

    Worked in LE, been a shelter volunteer. Have known people from Greece and they say the same things that James says. Greece is behind in many aspects, financially, socially, etc. The two assholes that committed this heinous act should be executed but will continue this abhorrent behavior.

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  19. Sam

    Thank you James for speaking out about what your country’s attitude to animals really is. I believe you can judge a country on how it’s citizens treat their animals.

    I too no longer want to travel the world, especially Asia, as I do not wish to meet people that have so little compassion or respect for vulnerable sentient animals. Nor do I wish to support them with my tourist dollars.

    I wish others would make the same stand as myself and boycott these places to demonstrate that it is not acceptable to commit acts of cruelty against any animal and that we, as animal lovers, will always fight to protect them.

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  20. Shelley

    Animals are like children. They have no voice of their own and they rely on the kindness and direction of adult humans for their lives and safety. Most animals as children are innocent and niece of the ways of cruel adults. They trust humans with their health and lives. We as a society have to seek out all the good in people and a
    Have harsh consequences for the negative, harmful and bad deeds of it. If it was a human child that was the victim here it would be a horrendous crime….animals especially innocent trusting ones should get the same respect, love and protection. Change your laws and give this the attention it needs.

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  21. James

    I lived in Athens, Greece for about 6 years of my life. My father left Greece to live in Australia when he was young. Living in Greece was the most difficult time of my life. I suffered immensely. I hated Greece. The laws are non existent. The cruelty to animals is absolutely astonishing. I am ashamed to tell people I am Greek but then again I have Greek surname and my father passed away in 2009 so as respect to him, I do not change it.

    Let me sum up by saying there is no hope for Greece. The country is so behind the times they will never catch up. Too many peasants. The animal cruelty I witnessed in Greece is something I will never forget. This sort of thing in Greece is not uncommon. The situation now with animals in Greece is what they call ghost dogs because they come out to feed and they are never seen again. It is hard to find any animal that is not scared of humans in Greece. Similar to Russia, Before the Olympic games they poisoned the strays. They died painfully. The Greeks do not understand. Most are from villages with out education. Thank god I left Greece but the animals will always suffer because the Greeks do not understand anything about animal cruelty. They hate their life so commit acts of cruelty like this on vulnerable animals that do nothing but are completely harmless.

    My father went to Greece and he told me he made a very big mistake. His country had changed. Greece was a powerful country at one point in time. Now there is no hope. God save the animals and I prey for them every day. I pray for the animals. We have enough people on this planet and the people are destroying the planet.

    Counties like China are the same. I hate the people and avoid these countries. If people do enough, cruelty will decline and the people that commit these cruel acts will suffer but not enough. I sincerely hope life is a test. Those that commit animal cruelty will suffer in their next life and they deserve it. We are on the earth for a reason.

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    • Katina

      James, because your family left that awful country, you are a sensitive and feeling person today. It is a third world country with a low value system. Animals are truly the only innocence truly left in this world. Those awful people will receive their punishment in the end. Thank you for your comment.

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  22. Linda Waite

    Stiffer punishment has to be made towards animal abuse.Most serial killers and bullies start on innocent animals.

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    • Jacqueline Roxby-Brown

      I FIND THE ABUSE OF ANIMALS APPALLING AND DISGUSTING! THESE ANIMALS ARE SUBJECTED TO CRUELTY IN A BARBARIC WAY PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND MORE SICKENING SEXUALLY!
      WE HAVE NOTHING BUT BARBARIANS AND CANNIBALISM IN THIS WORLD WHO CARRY OUT ATROCITIES ON DEFENCELESS WILD/DOMESTIC ANIMALS! IF THIS IS ALLOWED FOR MUCH LONGER THINK HOW IT WILL ESCALATE TOWARDS HUMANS!
      HUMANS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SUPERIOR BUT THEY HAVE SHAMED OUR WORLD BY NOT SHOWING HUMANITY, COMPASSION AND RESPECT FOR EVERYTHING LIVING!

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  23. Ann Beer

    I hope these perpetrators are found and dealt with severely…….preferably in exactly the same way that the dog was found…….

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  24. pang uk ling

    Yes ! uased the asme way to such those bastards

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  25. Kamala

    sometimes human can thinking about other human life, God creates human especially us with more highly more than other so people please we have to more be care to other … Because God loves us who loves each other creation

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  26. R. wolfdreamer

    this is disgusting please do something so that no other animals are hurt like this

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  27. Kathy

    STICK a Firecracker up the ABUSERS ASS

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  28. irene leggett

    And GREECE is supposed to be at the start of civilisation……someone truly got their facts wrong in this case. Utterly disgusting and sickening.

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    • Katina

      The modern Greeks do not even compare to the Ancients! Greeks want to believe they are one in the same… they are nothing like the Ancients! Modern Greeks are nothing but a bunch of bums. They live off the system and refuse to work and contribute. The losers that do not work, far outweigh the working class. This is why so many have gone to Germany and other cultured countries in Europe ro work. All in all the Greeks are the laughing stock of Europe.

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  29. PAT

    OK YOU NASTY PEOPLE YOUR DONE FOR YOUR SICK ,INSANE YOU SHOULD BE PUT AWAY FOR LIFE AND YOU WILL BE

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  30. Tess Venus

    Beyond disgusted with the human race so few are truly decent beings most are arrogant in their perceived intelligence but it is only humans that destroy the very fabric of our world. Please if you can move to veganism, wake up to what is best for all species upon this blessed earth and please do it soon we have a big fight on our hands ‘we have a world to save’. Climate change will take us all. <3 LoVegan <3

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  31. Jeanine M. Spanjers

    I cannot believe the sick subhuman scum bags who would do this. I’m just sickened everyday by what humans think is fun. Rest

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  32. Kristin

    I am beyond devastated to learn about how this animal was tortured. I hope there will be an urgent response to any and all animal abuse cases moving forward. God bless this beautiful, innocent dogs and the two bystanders who gave him love in the end by taking him to receive care. RIP gorgeous puppy.

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  33. Sheena

    So wrong. Animal Abusers need harsh prison time. Abuse equals a felony charge period.

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  34. James Penix

    Freaking pisses me off!! Sorry P.O.S. waste of space and air. Some people deserve to die!! No wonder Animals were created before man…. And man being last.

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  35. Lisa

    Find these cruel evil Barstards & jail them for life this is so disturbing & so cruel what they did to this poor innocent puppydog you should do the same to them make them pay for this poor dogs cruelty & death disgusting putrid grubs

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  36. Blane

    I hope the Greek people step and catch these bastards.

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    • Kat

      Those Greek useless sons of bitches will do nothing!

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  37. GF

    That was a puppy for fucks sake! I hate fucking Greece!!! It is another trashy shit hole country with vile, uncivil people. Do not go to Greece. Do not buy Greek products. Let’s punish them by making them suffer financially. They need to find out who the fuck was that did this So sick of this.

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    • Kat

      They do shit all day long but wait for their welfare checks, living off the workers. They are shit!

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  38. Patricia

    That dog was upright, he clearly could breath, why did vet not try save him? I’m mad at the horrid people who tortured this dog but also at vets for not trying.

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  39. Barbara Rowe

    They need to get these laws changed and make them so sever
    that they get prison time !! Maybe they will think twice ,then again
    maybe they’re to damn stupid!!

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  40. Denise

    This world keeps getting worse and worse all the time! The person or people who performed this insanely horrific act need to be hunted down and forced to suffer the same fate! Put a rocket in their mouth and another in their anus – light them up and walk away!!!! These are not people we are dealing with – they are the devil!!!! Get rid of them!

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  41. Caroline

    I honestly don’t believe ANYTHING will happen to the subhuman who hurt this dog. Regardless of how many ppl sign this petition. It IS Greece after all! I’ve seen too MANY YouTube videos of the HORRIFIC animal abuse ppl in Greece perform on cats and dogs. This is like trying to get justice for an abused dog in Mexico…. I just DON’T foresee anything coming of this. But, I signed it and hopefully these ppl will finally take animal abuse as a serious crime.

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    • Michele Vernet

      I am very sorry to agree with you. I too, for many years, have been signing petitions ad nauseam, and see nothing of any substance that has changed the fate of animals. Especially in 3rd world countries, but even Asia! We here in the USA have laws, not that great either, but we are a little bit better. Yet, we have cops shooting dogs, left and right, after entering the “wrong” yard, and accusing dogs of their being DANGEROUS! What’s getting more and more dangerous in the USA is the way no one gives a crap about helping others, children who torture other children and pets being pedophiled! What will change any of that? Oh and I almost forgot, the fact of farm animals, agricultural animals, zoos, circuses, slaughterhouses, in the wild poaching, canned hunts, videotaped animal snuffs, crushed by women’s heels, all of it which not only makes me want to leave this world, but feeling so helpless since I cannot stop the slaughter, and I cannot make laws! I can only help now and then with money, feeding animals when I find abandoned ones, TNR, and wtf am I even writing all of this! I guess i have to empty some of it before I explode!

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      • Beth Dupont

        @Michele Vernet,

        ..I know what you’re saying.
        I am exactly at the same place.. burned out..filled with tired hopes, ’cause os soon as one case is revealed, 100 new ones shows up. And as you don’t think it can get more mean, it just shows….you were wrong.

        Sometimes, the brain refuse to understand what you watch and read.

        The solution: to end mankind. (how possible is that?)
        Stop breeding on animals. (breeders don’t love animals. You don’t sell your love away for a golden coin. Or let it feed you./ Sterilize the homeless dogs and cats. Anything, everything is possible…almost…if there’s a will.

        Make it criminel by law to abuse, violate, kill animals. 8-10 years or lifetime in jail could have some effect..?
        Get rid of all booze and drugs in the world (many abusers, workers in slaughterhouses are drunk or stoned). (but again, how possible would that be?)

        An eye for an eye..etc…would be ok.
        Maybe then, countries could find a way to punish abusers.

        Empathy and love is almost just hollow words.
        Man is often carved in stone, when it comes to animals (have you noticed?…your neighbour, who doesn’t like cats?..your friends friend who doesn’t like dogs, ..and the rest, who doesn’t give a damn about meat-factories, while they choke on burgers and meatballs…..they are the transparent abusers.
        They let others do the dirty work for them, as they would never dream of givin’ up on cheese, meat, leather for their clothes, bags, shoes and fancy cars (animals skinned alive..as this leather is speciel thin), etc…..

        They even feed the tourist-industry. Year after year. Asia. Exotic places. New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world. (oh, every country are more or less animal-abusers).

        I recently read, that even Europe have animal-brothels…Poland and another European country…country, probably Rumania..(painful to read…and *cats are only used once!*)

        The list is so long.
        Endless.

        No wonder we feel like giving up.
        But we must go on.
        Even one voice, is STILL ONE VOICE.

        If we can’t change anything here on earth, we can hope for heaven/hell when this life is over. (a KarmaHope)

        As long as there’s man on earth, there will be evil.
        And somehow, it looks as if the psyco’s has taken over.

        The moneyGreed, the narcissism of man, the real life is covered by shiny, fake, shimmering surfaces these years….time has changed. And not for the better.

        We, the human-race are rotten to the bone.

        (and for those who believe in God: where is he now?)

        I’m sick and tired of this world, too.
        I’m only sad to leave the animals alone, when I go.
        I’m not much……
        Only one voice.
        But, ONE voice though….

        My head is aching like heck today,
        but as I read your comment, I had to reply,
        to let you know: You’re not alone about these feelings of despair and anger…

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  42. ΜΠΙΣΜΠΙΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ ΕΛΕΝΗ

    I AM VERY SORRY ABOUT THIS INCIDENT…THE PERSONS WHO DID THAT, MUST BE FOUND AND PUNISHED VERY SEVERELY!!!

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    • Michele Vernet

      Ελλάδα, χάρις Lalakos, είσαι μια αηδιαστική χώρα, απάνθρωπη και κακιά αν αφήσεις τον μπάσταρδο να συνεχίσει να κάνει σε σκύλους ή σε οποιονδήποτε τι έκαναν σε αυτό το κακόμοιρο, αθώο σκυλί με ένα πυροτέχνημα στο στόμα του. Η χώρα σας αξίζει να καταστραφεί με όλους τους απάνθρωπους ανθρώπους της! Είστε σίγουρα ένας πολύ αρχαίος πολιτισμός! Δεν θα έπρεπε να υπάρχετε!

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      • Kat

        Can you please translate to English? That is our main language in North America. You do have a translator on your phone, don’t you?

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    • Sona

      I do agree with you so much. No one has right to hurt another living creation.

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  43. Anita Mill

    Haris Lalacos.
    Must I remind you that your country relies on tourism. In this day of the world wide web and internet the world’s eyes are upon Greece. It would be easy to start a movement to boycott Greece! There are other beautiful destinations to visit. Put your house in order. Find the individuals responsible for this this heinous act. Prosecute them, convict the to thehardest extent of the law. Better yet imprison them and throw away the key! Please do everything in your power to ensure that this kind of crime never happens again. May justice prevail.

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