Animalist no. 198

„The dairy industry is unsustainable and a very cruel distortion of the female reproductive system. And, you will be pleased to know, your immune system and skin will thank you for switching to plant milk.”
– Evanna Lynch

Ingrid and Luka call for adoption

Ingrid Divković and Luka Budak, a couple from the show “Married at First Sight”,
visited the Shelter for neglected animals of the City of Zagreb in Dumovec so that they could call for everyone to adopt animals instead of buying them. This was the continuation of the work they did during the “Family goes to vacation, dog ends up on the street?!” campaign, which we have been conducting for 18 years now. The message they conveyed through billboards was “Find love at first sight in the shelter!”

Every fifth dog dies in the Šibenik shelter!

More than 50 associations of the Animal Welfare Network are outraged by the inaction of the veterinary inspection, even after years of successive reports. In May, we requested an inspection of the Šibeni shelter for neglected animals, due to a large number of contracts for the care of abandoned dogs. The veterinary inspection repeated their monitoring and still found no irregularities, although dog mortality is higher than an astounding 20%.

NO fishing on the beaches!

As a part of the campaign “Respect Our Sea”, which we launched in 2018, a series of activities were held to educate the citizens of Croatia and tourists about respecting our sea and life in it. One of the problems we wanted to bring the attention to are the annoying scenes of fishing along the coast during the tourist season, as well as fish and other sea animals slowly dying in the sun on our beaches.

Veganism against obesity and Covid-19

After experts warned that obese people have an increased risk of death or a severe form of Covid-19, we remind you that a plant-based diet makes it easier and faster to lose weight, while also building stronger immune system. Research has already shown that a vegan diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, colon, lung and prostate cancer, kidney failure, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases, as well as lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Super Challenge 22 is launched!

If you want to try veganism for 22 days with a group of people just like you, if you need a positive and supportive environment, or you wonder what to eat before exercise, how to get enough iron or protein or how a vegan diet can positively affect your health, then Challenge 22 is for your! Everyone interested in this challenge can apply via the application form at Don’t miss the popular Vege Challenge at, too!

ZeGeVege will take place on September 11th and 12th! – CANCELED

In the very heart of Zagreb, on Ban Jelačić Square, on Friday September 11th from 8 am to 9 pm and on Saturday September 12th from 8 am to 8 pm, the 13th ZeGeVege Festival of Sustainable Living will take place. This year’s ZeGeVege festival will shine in full splendor while respecting all prescribed anti-epidemic measures. ZeGeVege visitors will be greeted with educational lectures and numerous exhibitors of plant foods, eco-products, cosmetics not tested on animals, stands with various literature, as well as restaurants offering delicious vegan dishes for those who want to treat themselves to something yummy!

Turned a blind eye to bears and the law!

We reported that, disappointed and outraged by the absence actions of the competent authorities, the organization FOUR PAWS terminated its cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture in July. The only obligation of the competent institutions was to seize the illegally privately-kept bears, but not only was this not done but a year later the offenders actions were legalized.

Flash news

  • We proposed the introduction of vegan meals to colleges, kindergartens and other public institutions
  • We requested an inspection on the Kurba Mala Island due to the abandonment and neglect of two donkeys
  • We responded to a recent case of a Royal python escaping from the family home backyard
  • We gave an interview regarding veganism and animal rights

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