Loukanikos, the Greek anarchist dog photo gallery

Photographs of Loukanikos, "sausage", the legendary dog who has been present at nearly every outbreak of mass class struggle and social disorder in Athens in recent years. Previously reported in the Guardian newspaper, who mistakenly named him as Kanellos.

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Nyarlathotep
May 10 2010 16:29

Dogs are whatever singularity too!

Dirac
May 21 2010 05:29

Oh he's so cute i'd like to give him a big hug and kiss

demonjames
Aug 8 2010 04:17

Dogs' got more balls then most people I know. lol keep on pup.

comradera
Aug 10 2010 14:24
Juan Angel
Feb 24 2011 00:00

Loukanikos is an inspiration and we need more human beings with his determination and courage to change this world!!
Greetings from Argentina...

slothjabber
Feb 24 2011 00:13

Solidaridad, Argentina!

para <<el frente del perro anarquista>>!

I'm sorry if that doesn't make sense.

mavropiperi
Dec 18 2011 01:39

Loukanikos is our hero and inspiration at the same time!

I found out a website related about him here:
Loukanikos the riot dog

Redwinged Blackbird
Jan 19 2012 15:06

Inter-species solidarity! Hell Yeah!

Steven.
May 14 2012 18:02

Just added a photo to this gallery as I found one of a cop kicking him - what a dick! Apparently, he was unhurt however

boozemonarchy
Oct 9 2014 12:49

RIP. Happy he was just relaxing at home on the couch. Good dog. sad

cognord
Oct 24 2014 15:52

Kanellos was the name of the previous riot dog that lived in Exarhia and joined all the demos, before Loukanikos took his place. Initially, Loukanikos would go to the demos with the left-wing student group EAAK, and it was only later that he changed his political preferences and went to demos with the anarchists.

On another note, I am under the impression that dogs are not affected by tear gas, though one would expect them to be. I could not justify this claim "scientifically", but only from experience. Neither Loukanikos nor Kanellos nor any of the dogs that joined riots in Greece ever show any kind of effect from the tons of tear gas that the cops constantly threw at us. Now, I cannot say whether there were any long term effects (not even sure about how humans are affected in a long term basis), but during the riots all dogs seem completely indifferent to the gas. And I have noticed a similar thing happening in Chile, where riots also attract a lot of dogs.

Red Marriott
Jul 9 2015 11:39
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I am under the impression that dogs are not affected by tear gas,
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Loukanikos, which translates to “sausage” in English, died at age 10 due to serious health problems, which his vet said were partly caused by police chemicals and tear gas he had been breathing in on a regular basis.http://en.enikos.gr/society/16779,RIP-Loukanikos-Greeces-riot-dog-dies.html
Webby
Jul 9 2015 13:39

If Sausage had been a riot pig would it have been ok to baconize him? Or sausageize him for that matter. I visit some pigs on a nearby farm when I'm out walking and they appear to be quite similar in character to my dog although somewhat smarter. This is proved by the fact that my dog makes the most rudimentary Molotov cocktails whereas the pigs have a well systemised production line of round black bombs with fizzing fuse and the word 'BOMB' written on them. Based on the above facts I can't work out why our dogs get petted and get to play fetch whilst our pigs get a bolt in the head and get their fucking throat cut. Can anyone enlighten me?

Red Marriott
Jul 9 2015 14:13

Isn't it always the way? Those oppressed with the greatest latent power fail to use it while those who suck up to their masters do well.

Webby
Jul 9 2015 14:38
Red Marriott wrote:
Isn't it always the way? Those oppressed with the greatest latent power fail to use it while those who suck up to their masters do well.

That is a very good answer. Not quite what I was looking for though.

Khawaga
Jul 9 2015 14:48
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If Sausage had been a riot pig would it have been ok to baconize him? Or sausageize him for that matter. I visit some pigs on a nearby farm when I'm out walking and they appear to be quite similar in character to my dog although somewhat smarter. This is proved by the fact that my dog makes the most rudimentary Molotov cocktails whereas the pigs have a well systemised production line of round black bombs with fizzing fuse and the word 'BOMB' written on them. Based on the above facts I can't work out why our dogs get petted and get to play fetch whilst our pigs get a bolt in the head and get their fucking throat cut. Can anyone enlighten me?

In short, where the line is drawn between food and not-food depends on culture.

Webby
Jul 9 2015 15:14
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In short, where the line is drawn between food and not-food depends on culture.

Very true. It is also true that culture is often a load of self serving, hypocritical horse shit.

Khawaga
Jul 9 2015 16:33
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horse shit.

That's speciesist, Webby. Really offensive!

Webby
Jul 9 2015 17:08

Khawaga, I'd really appreciate it if you stopped owning me. I'm in a Scrappy Doo mood(lemme at him, lemme at him!) but you keep drawing my fangs. This is not how you play the game comrade.

Red Marriott
Jul 9 2015 18:07
Khawaga wrote:
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horse shit.

That's speciesist, Webby. Really offensive!

Yeh, should come with a Trigger warning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1pVSFzJGSk