„If you really care about animals, then stop trying to figure out how to exploit them ‘compassionately’. Just stop exploiting them.” – Gary Francione
9th Veggie Fair went great
We organized the ninth Veggie Fair
, which offered visitors an attractive offer of fruits and vegetables and ready-made vegan products. The wide offer included healthy home-made products, vegetable sausages and salami, delicious spreads, irresistible desserts, but also cosmetics that have not been tested on animals and vegan shoes.
Stella’s sausage delighted the public
The Stella’s sausage
, which was put on the Croatian market by Annapurna, was also presented at the Veggie fair. It was a real hit there and sold out in record time, and is now ready for sale at the Annapurne web shop. 1 kuna from each sausage sold is donated to our association.
Find love at first in a shelter!
Our longest-running campaign “Family to the sea, and dog to the street ?!” celebrated her coming of age with interesting billboards all over Croatia. Ingrid Divković and Luka Budak, a couple who found love thanks to the popular show “Marriage at first sight”, with the slogan “Find love at first in a shelter!” call for the adoption of abandoned animals instead of buying them. Cute dog Betty and cuddly cat Nix are posing with them, waiting for someone to fall in love with them and give them a forever-home.
The suffering and death of thousands of animals in shops
We have again appealed to chain stores to stop the practice of selling live fish, crabs, shellfish and other molluscs in supermarkets. Affected and helpless animals in aquariums struggle to reach the air for hours and die in severe agony. We believe that stores should not be places where live animals are abused and killed. The goal of the campaign “Let’s respect our sea” is to educate the public on the issues of breeding, keeping, selling and catching fish.
Destruction of sea cucambers
We received a report on the illegal destruction of sea cucambers that took place near the beach on island of Krk and we reported this act to the competent authorities . According to witnesses, the perpetrators would cut and throw a piece of it into a bucket, and throw the rest of the mutilated corpses back into the sea >. Sea cucambers are protected by law because they are extremely important for the functioning of the ecological system of the seabed and their capture causes the devastation of the sea.
Vegan children starving in kindergartens and schools
We invited everyone to the educational and interesting lecture held on our Facebook pag on July the 17th, starting at 7 p.m. The lecturer was personal trainer Marko Samardzija, who paid special attention to the lack of vegan meals in public institutions, the kindergartens and schools, and talked about sports and good results achieved with the help of a quality vegan diet.
Top 10 books and movies about veganism
We suggested that you use your summer vacation to learn something new with the help of numerous interesting books and movies. Some of the books we recommend are ‘Specialism’, ‘Why we love dogs, eat pigs and wear cows’ and ‘How not to die’. For those who are bigger fans of the movies are advised to watch ‘Earthlings’, ‘Cowspiracy’, ‘Dominion’, ‘The Game Changers’ and ‘Forks Over Knives’. Enjoy your vacation!
- We sent a letter to all local self-governments regarding the “Family to the Sea, Dog to the Street!?” campaign
- We sent a report to the competent authorities regarding neglected and sick cow near Lonjsko polje as well as the inadequate conditions of keeping hunting dogs on the island of Hvar.
- Read the article on why why all cats should be indoor cats.
- Check out13 reasons why you shouldn’t drink goat’s milk.
- Big thank you to all the volunteers who helped us during this-years Vege Fair as well as to all of you who are helping us in other campaigns!
Once again, thank you all for your donations; those who have not yet donated, but have the opportunity, can do so here.
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