Ban on chinchilla fur farmingCroatian ban on fur farming, which was introduced in the 2006 Animal Protection Act, has become effective as of January 1, 2017. This ban is a product of a laborious battle fought by Croatian citizens, institutions, and organizations throughout a long 10-year phase-out period. We would like to thank everyone who helped us achieve this great victory for animals as well as people. Nowadays, with the abundance of warm materials to choose from, animal fur and the resulting inhumane treatment of animals are simply unnecessary. Croatian Minister of Agriculture Tomislav Tolušić received a thank-you cake from our organization, as well as a thank-you letter from Sharon Osbourne!
All Croatian shelters to become no-killbecome no-kill! With this remarkable decision, supported by over 90% of Croatian citizens, the ban on killing abandoned dogs in shelters will become part of the new Animal Protection Act, outlawing the current provision which allows putting down dogs after 60 days in a shelter. He also announced more rigorous microchipping checks and a supervision of the local governments’ cooperation in the implementation of the new Act.
50,000 new vegans in Januarygrowing global movement and take part in the popular Veggie Challenge. Just last year, over 1,000 Croats joined the campaign. By applying, you get a daily e-mail with recipes and information about plant-based products and the vegan diet over the next 30 days. Similar projects, such as the globally-known Veganuary, are responsible for improving thousands of lives. The number of people who have pledged to go vegan in January as part of the Veganuary campaign has reached a record figure of 50,000.
Safer dog transport on ferrieswelcome on public transport.
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- We took part in the Go Palm Oil Free challenge, ongoing till the end of February. Join and get simple recipes for palm oil-free vegan dishes, learn about palm oil-fee beauty and cleaning products, and find out why people are choosing to go vegan as well as palm oil-free!
- At The Bestest Campaigns of 2016 awards, organized by the Brodoto agency, we presented our “Let’s Extinguish Irresponsibility” and “Chinchillas Rule!” campaigns, which made it to the finals.
- We responded to a grossly inappropriate promotion of a butcher shop, which shocked many Croatian citizens.
- We held a promotion of the 2017 calendar entitled “Don’t Buy, Adopt!”. The calendar was made with the goal of helping abandoned dogs, as part of the Regica Foundation. Get your copy at the MoFit fitness center, the Budi Velik shop, and all Polleo Sport stores in Zagreb.
- We took actions regarding a viral video with shocking footage from the flesh industry
- Parents often ask for recommendations of a vegan-friendly kindergarten, so we sent inquiries to all kindergartens in Zagreb, asking how they help parents who want vegan meals for their children.
- We sent a letter to the City of Dubrovnik, demanding they fulfill their legal obligation and found a city shelter.
- We held a meeting with Greenpeace Croatia on the issue of plastic bags and plastics. We also met with Green Action to discuss the Green Monday campaign and the impact of food on the environment.
- New on the Web:
a) Update of the Top 10 Good and Bad Guys
b) New video subbed in Croatian – “Dairy is scary!”
c) New recipes featured on our front page
d) New article: Why veganism is good for children.
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