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AnimaList No 169

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Invitation to events in October in Zagreb

October in Zagreb
On October 6th, we are participating in an event organised by the city of Zagreb at Bundek lake, marking World Animal Day. We will be there with our info stall, alongside with Animal Protection Network. Don’t miss our Veggie picnic with a selection of tasty vegan food either. A few days later, on Friday, October 12th, we invite you to our premises to a lecture by Dr Will Tuttle, the author of the “World Peace Diet” book. Everyone’s welcome!


An announcement of two lectures in Split

Will Tuttle and Vedran Romac
Thanks to animal rights activists in Split, their city will host two interesting lectures. Author and speaker Dr Will Tuttle will hold a lecture in Split in on Thursday, October 11th at 7 PM (WIP Co-Working Space, Velebitska 147). In the lecture based on his book World Peace Diet, he will explain the hidden aspects of our relationship with food and its production system. Another great speaker and dedicated animal rights activist, Vedran Romac, will hold a lecture in Split for the first time on October 13th at 6 PM in Culture centre Zlatna Vrata. He will give an inspirational lecture titled “Invisible people, invisible animals”.

Celebrating the love for animals and plant-based food

vegetables in shopping basket
On occasion of the World Vegetarian Day, October 1st, we announced the ‘Green October’, the month of celebrating the benefits of plant-based foods for animals, health and environment. We invited everyone interested to apply to our 30-day Veggie challenge and mark that way World Farm Animal Day (October 2nd) as well. That is the day which points out to horrible suffering and death of millions of contained animals. The ‘Green October’ will end on World Vegan Day on November 1st.

A million kuna to hunters for killing foxes and jackals?

Animal Protection Network sent a letter to the minister of agriculture, Mr Tomislav Tolušić, regarding the Ministry’s tender for co-financing the reduction of a number of predators in wildlife in 2018. The members of the Network and many citizens were badly surprised that the Ministry plans to finance hunters to reduce the number of foxes and jackals by killing them.


We condemned a manifestation called ‘Far Dormouse Night’

fat dormouse on rakes
We sent a letter of complaint to the tourist board and the representatives of the city of Čabar on behalf of Animal Protection Network, warning them on unethicality and unlawfulness of their event “Fat Dormouse Night”, and asked for its cancellation. The event called citizens to hunt fat dormice (also called Glis glis) and even offered a special reward for ‘the fastest skinned fat dormouse’. Organizing such an event encourages poaching and breaking the law while using a continuation of tradition as an excuse for torturing and killing animals.

Infocenter connects people with animals

nfocenter connects people with animals
On Saturday, September 22nd 2018, our traditional action “Adoption is cool” was held at the Ban Jelačić Square in Zagreb. The theme of the event was the introduction of Infocenter, a service which connects people and animals in Zagreb. Lost and found cats and dogs can be connected with their old or new caretakers much easier. Anyone who finds or loses an animal in the area of the City of Zagreb, can report it on their website or contact them by phone number 01 2008 354. We also hope for a soon formation of a Unique informative centre for the whole of Croatia.

Animal Protection Network accompanied by dogs called for the implementation of the Act

dogs and members of Animal Protection Network asked for enforcement of Act
As a part of the campaign “Don’t turn a blind eye, castrate”, on September 15th 2018, we organized a public gathering aimed to draw attention to the necessity of implementing the Animal Protection Act. The Animal Protection Network representatives, accompanied by numerous citizens and dogs (adopted or those in search of adopters), called all individuals to spay/neuter and microchip their dogs and cats. They also called all the local communities who had not yet done so, to start microchipping control of all dogs in their area, and follow the positive example of more than 90 cities and municipalities, and administer a permanent sterilisation (spaying/neutering) as a way of breeding controlling dog and cat populations.

Photo gallery of the 11th ZeGeVege festival

ZeGeVege festival
Our 11th ZeGeVege festival was held on September 7th and 8th 2018, on the main city square in Zagreb. Many exhibitors presented their work, and there were multiple lectures and workshops, which attracted numerous citizens. All of them together make this vegan festival the biggest in this part of Europe. Check out the first and second part of the photo gallery.


Plant-based diet for the children of kindergarten age

plant-based food for children
Nutritionist Ivana Šimić presented the first expertly written book on vegan diet for children in Croatia, titled “Plant-based diet for the children of kindergarten age”. The book is intended for workers in kindergarten and parents as well. It contains plenty of useful information, short guidelines and recipes for vegan children’s diet.


Burberry ditches fur, Prada is called to do the same

Burberry drops fur
During the Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris, the topic of animal fur became very relevant again. Fashion house Burberry announced that they will stop using fury in their collections, and London Fashion Week organizers declared they would be the first significant fur-free event during which none of the designers will use fur in collections. Meanwhile, consumers from all over the world called for Prada to ditch fur, too. In our neighbourhood, fur farming ban should be implemented in Serbia on January 1st, 2019.

Best seafood is the one without fish

Green dishes for the blue sea
As a part of our campaign, “Respect our sea”, we published a free cookbook with 14 recipes, called “Green dishes for the blue sea” (in Croatian). In it, you can find the recipes for tasty sea pate, sandwich with chickpea salad à la tuna or vegan sushi. The author of the recipes and photographs Ana Mihalić wishes to teach us how to easily adjust many recipes so they don’t include fish or other sea animals.


Flash news

  • Shake of prejudices about foxes in the city and other populated areas.
  • President of Association Luka Oman, also the advisor for the minister of agriculture regarding animal protection issues, attended a consultation in Rapac, September 6th, 2018, organised by Association of cities. He presented to mayors, city officials and communal inspectors legal obligations and options for local communities.
  • New books on Literature list: “How to become vegan”, “How not to die” by Dr Michael Greger and “Vegan 100” by Gaz Oakley.
  • We gave our support to the initiative “Voice for snouts’ salvation” (Glas za njuškica spas) whose goal is to encourage the City of Koprivnica to immediately prescribe permanent sterilization (spaying/neutering) of dogs and cats, conduct extensive control of microchipping and build an animal shelter.
  • Luka Oman attended tribune organised by EU info centre and association Freedom for Animals, which was held on October 1, 2018, in Belgrade, Serbia. The occasion was fur farming ban which enters into force in Serbia on January 1, 2019.
  • Since one year passed since the Animal Protection Act entered into force, we are planning a public gathering on October 26, 2018, in centre of our capital city.
  • Second March for the Animals in Croatia will be held in Zagreb on December 8, 2018. We are inviting everyone who wants to support animals in any way to join us! 🙂
  • We are looking for volunteers and employees to work in our office because we have a lot of work ahead, especially in regard to encouraging implementation of the Animal Protection Act.
  • Volunteers are necessary for the preparation and setting up the Veggie picnic on Bundek lake, on October 5 and 6, so let us know if you can help.
  • Shoe Be Do imported a vegan line of well-known boots to Croatian market, and part of the sales will be donated to the animal shelter “Noah’s ark”.

Also, please help us financially so that we can continue our battle for animals. Support us by standing order, donation, or payment of annual membeship. Together we can make this world a better place. Sacrificing even just one coffee per month will mean a lot to us and animals!

Thank you in advance,
Your Animal Friends Croatia

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