“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Gandhi
Call for action – Zagreb, October 26
On Friday, October 26, an action related to the implementation of the Animal Protection Act will take place at Zagreb’s main square. The action will start at 11 a.m., next to the clock on the western part of the square. We invite you to support us by attending the event. If you are interested in participating in the action, please join us in our office in Jurišićeva 25 at 10 a.m. After the action, the participants are invited for lunch in the premises of the Animal Friends Croatia.
Attend the concert for the Čakovec shelter on October 30!
Croatia’s largest dog shelter, the Friends (Prijatelji) in Čakovec, is organising a humanitarian action aimed at raising funds for the renovation and construction of the shelter, as well as a big charity concert that will take place on October 30, starting at 7 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall. The concert will feature the famous Croatian performers Zdenka Kovačiček, Tereza Kesovija, Sandra Bagarić, Luka Nižetić and Ivana Kindl. Tickets can be purchased at ulaznice.hr at the price of 80 kunas.
Additional celebrities supported the “Don’t turn a blind eye, castrate” campaign
The opera singer Nataša Antoniazzo and her four rescued kittens, the actress Ana Majhenić and her dogs Mifi and Blanka, adopted from the Virovitica shelter, the presenter Dalibor Petko with his adopted dog Vasi and the producer Viktor Drago with his dogs Vinc, Yoda and Oka made a video
and invited the Croatian citizens
to urge other cities and municipalities to solve the problem of abandoning animals at its source, and in such way reduce the funds necessary for taking care of abandoned animals.
The adopted dog becomes the first dog
We have commended
the noble act of the Croatian president Ms Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, who, during an official visit to the Virovitica animal shelter, unexpectedly decided to adopt a female dog named Kika. She said that it was love at a first sight. To thank her for her good deed, we have prepared a gift – a harness, feeding bowls, dog toys and an Animal Protection Network T-shirt. This is a message to all citizens to adopt animals instead of buying them.
Dr Will Tuttle visited Zagreb and Split
After five years, Dr Will Tuttle, a famous author and a speaker, again visited Croatia during his tour
. He held two lectures – one in Zagreb and one in Split. Dr Tuttle is the author of the award-winning book The World Peace Diet
, in which he examined the deep social and spiritual effects of our eating habits and the mentality that supports them. During his lectures
, he addressed numerous topics from the book, as well as the ways in which we can help ourselves and the others in the development of a better, fairer and a more humane world for all the living beings inhabiting it. You can borrow the book The World Peace Diet
from our library, buy it from the Croatian publisher Dvostruka duga or find out more on Dr. Tuttle’s website www.worldpeacediet.com
Veggie Picnic at the Bundek lake
To mark the International Animal Protection Day, we organized a Veggie Picnic
in cooperation with the City of Zagreb. It was an all-day event, during which the visitors had an opportunity to become familiar with numerous associations that take care of animals, as well as with restaurants and stands with an interesting and delicious vegan food offer.
Over 100 local communities prescribed permanent sterilization (spaying/neutering) of cats and dogs
Over a hundred towns and municipalities have realized that they need to treat the cause of the problem, instead of addressing the consequences of the long-standing negligence and failure to systematically implement the Animal Protection Act, i.e. taking care of abandoned puppies and kittens that don’t die of hunger or thirst or end up eaten alive by worms. Permanent sterilization (spaying/neutering) is necessary and the most effective mean of preventing the abandonment of animals, caused by the irresponsible behaviour of their guardians. Towns and municipalities which are making permanent sterilization obligatory are simultaneously preventing animals from ending up in shelters. It is very important that all the local communities do that so that they don’t burden the towns and municipalities which are implementing regulations provided for by the Act.
An announcement of the March for Animals
On Saturday, December 8, March for Animals
will take place. Get ready to join the procession for a more humane and a fairer world, and to draw attention to the injustice to which animals are subjected to every day.
- Over a million EU citizens supported the “EndpigPain” campaign and called for the ban on castration without anaesthesia and analgesia and on tail docking on EU farms.
- We participated in a meeting related to the Programme for dog sterilization in Roma settlements of the Varaždin County.
- To mark the International Animal Protection Day, we gave numerous statements to the media, drawing the attention of the public to the importance of protecting all animals.
- We made an appearance in the Nova TV News to comment on the starvation of the dog Bono, pointing out that this horrible case is not unique, and the fact that Bono was not microchipped.
- We attended a meeting of the Coordination Group of the City of Zagreb.
- We participated in the Conference on Animal Rights in Europe – CARE in Prague.
- We gave a lecture to a class of the August Šenoa Elementary School in Zagreb on the importance of responsible adoption and animal protection in general.
- UN calls for a decrease in meat production in order to protect the environment and natural resources, survive on this planet and stop world hunger.
- We published a new web article on the dark side of the exotic Kopi Luwak coffee.
- New legal members: Potlaček and Pikula Autotim. Recommend legal membership in Animal Friends Croatia to the companies you know.
- Apply for the Veggie challenge and receive free recipes and useful tips during one month. Visit www.veganopolis.net.
- We are looking for volunteers to work in our office due to the increased intensifying of our activities. Apply and become a part of our team!
We kindly ask you to also contribute financially so that we could continue to fight for our dear animals. Support us by means of a standing order, a donation or an annual membership and help us make this world a better place. Replace one cup of coffee per month with a contribution to animal well-being. We need you because we can only succeed together. Thank you!
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