“Our purpose is simple – to love. To love each other, to love all life and to love our earth”.
Carps, sturgeons, trout, salmons, eels, pikes.
Partridges, pheasants, wild geese, ducks, raptors, owls, bee-eaters.
Bears, wolves, lynx, wildcats, marmots, otters, martens, minks.
Sand lizards, green lizards, Aesculapian snake, dice snakes, grass snakes, meadow vipers, beetles.
Stray cats and dogs can be seen on the streets.
Dog sled racing is a favorite traditional winter sport in Slovakia. International competitions of the sport are often held in the country. Dogs chained up can be seen occasionally.
Hunting is allowed. Commonly hunted animals are wild boars, deer, mouflons, chamois, bears and wolves.
Due to the illegal dog breeding, dog fights happen in the country. Though forbidden, the law is not enforced. A dog micro-chipping law is under consideration.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.