‘Even if fur had a purpose during the old, primal and primitive civilisations when there was no replacement for it, today when there are adequate and better quality replacements of the original, there is no point to it except violence and to destroy the natural balance out of spite.’ – Boris Novkovic, Croatian singer
New penal code
The New Penal Code, which we helped create with our suggestions, came into force this year, making killing animals a punishable criminal offense.
Black Chronicle 2012.
We made a list of 30 cases of animal abuse in Croatia in 2012 which prove there is a need for severe prison sentences for animal abusers.
Veterinary Inspectors’ Lawsuit for Mental Distress
Veterinary inspectors, who last year killed 46 healthy animals in Zagreb shelters and homes of their adopters, are suing us for mental distress.
Tell My Storry, Friend!
In collaboration with Cakovec Animal Shelter we invited animal friends in Croatia to write their stories which will be published in a short story book.
Trim Fur Hurts Equally!
A popular Croatian singer, Boris Novkovic, supported our campaign “For Croatia without Fur” by joining our project “Trim Fur Hurts Equally.”
Cow Milk Dangerous for Health
During the current milk affair in Croatia where posinous substances have been found in the milk supply, we pointed out the entire truth about the diary industry.
The Croatian government approved amendments to the Animal Protection Act, but the Ministry of Agriculture rejected all our proposals for amendments. Thus, the Act has become flawed.
- We participated in the Grundtvig meeting of the organizations for the promotion of vegetarianism which this month took place in Amsterdam.
- From the news on our web site:
a) Salamanders in Crisis,
b) The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness,
c) Our Statute,
d) Experts on a Vegan Diet.
- New on the White List of companies which do not test on animals: AVALIS kozmetika.
- New on the White List of Pet Stores: AGRO ART d.o.o.
- New video clips:
a) Nina Hagen + Lene Lovich – Don’t Kill The Animals
b) AJ-Gang – Hasensong
- New on our YouTube:
a) Shaun Monson about “Earthlings”
b) Would you eat meat?
c) The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness.
- If you want a veggie vacation in Croatia contact Jenny Gage at email@example.com. For the modest sum of 20 euros per day including all meals you can stay in Potok on the Island of Brac.
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Thank you all for your support, membership and for following our activities. Best regards until the next issue of our e-newsletter!
Your Animal Friends Croatia