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Πρωθυπουργό κ. Αλέξη Τσίπρα, Πρόεδρο της ΚΟ για την Αναθεώρηση του Συντάγματος κ. Ν. Παρασκευόπουλο
In Greece it is a serious necessity, a mature time and a social imperative to provide institutional guarantee for the protection of animals, for a number of reasons that have led our country to a record high of animal abuse and hideous crimes against them, either by intent or due to lack of animal culture but always mainly due to the existing animal welfare legislation not being enforced, sometimes even by state officials and police bodies.
Thus, no matter how many laws are passed that ensure the full protection of animals in our country, they will never reach the respect and application reached by other laws of equal power, unless there is an explicit constitutional provision that will eventually lead to the actual implementation of the already existing, but subconsciously weakened - in the minds of the authorities and the public - animal welfare legislation. A stricter legal foundation is required, in order to ensure the principle of equality.
The importance of the integration of animal protection into the provision of Art. 24 of the Constitution, will help ensure that their protection is an objective to be taken into account while shaping and designing government activity in many areas.
At the same time, it is necessary to provide an institutional guarantee by establishing an increased formal validity of an objective rule of law to protect and respect life in all its manifestations and to assist in the interpretation and application of the laws that are hierarchically inferior to the Constitution but determine the protection of animals in more detail.
Sign the resolution and share it as much as you can. Let us be the ones who will make the beginning for a better life! Each of our signatures proves that animals have to be treated as intelligent and sensible beings, not as objects.