'Some things are simply wrong, and the
slaughter of seals in Canada is one of those senseless and inhumane things.' –
Adi, vocalist of the Croatian band Superbrands
Left in the Street because of Their Skiing Trip
We appealed to animal lovers not to leave their companion animals but to take
care of them before leaving for winter holidays in the mountains. With this
appeal we also asked them to report abandoning of animals and to adopt abandoned
dogs and cats instead of buying them.
Protest for the Implementation of the Animal Protection Act
On behalf of the Network Against Animal Abandoning on January 15 we organized a
protest for the implementation of the Animal Protection Act in Zagreb. More than
one hundred protesters, about twenty dogs and one cat marched through the city
center. On Zagreb’s main square the activists held a performance. With this
protest we publicly expressed our outcry because four years have passed since
the Animal Protection Act became effective and it is still not being
implemented. To see the photo gallery from the protest click here.
Fighting for Seals with Music
On January 18 in the club SAX we held the promotion of their music video 'The
Hand Strikes Hard' by the Croatian indie band Superbrands. With this video clip
Superbrands raised their voice against the Canadian seal hunt, thus becoming the
first Croatian musicians who sang for the seals. Their video can be seen here.
- We sent a demand for excluding horses from their Guard Shift-change for the
city promotion to the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb.
- We sent a demand to the veterinary inspection to stop
the work of the animal shelter in Sisak until all necessary conditions for
quality work are fulfilled. We asked the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and
Rural Development to send a warning to local communities because of the lack of
the implementation of the Animal Protection Act.
- After we sent a note to the district-prefect of
the Medjimurje County informing him about illegal hunt in the populated area
Cakovec-Mihovljan and demanding the abolition of the hunting-ground in that
area, we also reported the entire case to the Police Administration Medjimurje
and presented it to the Croatian public. The result of these action was a
complete hunting ban in this area.
- Since the new Criminal Law is being drafted, we
sent our suggestions for changed Articles 258 and 260 to the Ministry of
Justice. This would make the sanctioning of animal abuse more efficient.
- We sent a proposal to the Central Bureau of
Statistics suggesting that in the Census 2011 a question on the percentage of
the population on a vegetarian diet could be included.
- From the news on our web site check out the new
poll, 'Unity of Opression' by Consolidated in our Video Clips section,
Coffee&Tea Bar Aida in the Restaurants while Vegeklub Chandra in our Vegetarian
Clubs sections. On our White List of companies which do not test on animals we
have the new company Drom frangrances.
- Since recently, except on Facebook, Twitter,
MySpace and YouTube, you can also find us on Vimeo.
- We invited those who satisfy the conditions to
adopt dogs from the Zagreb shelter Spirit, which must quickly home its dogs due
to the closure of the shelter.
- After our annual management board meeting on
January 22 in the Internet club SublinK, we threw a small party for our members,
volunteeres and individuals interested for animal rights and protection.
- On January 28 we were guests at marking the
10th anniversary of the Shelter for abandoned animals of the City of Zagreb in
- On January 29 we joined the Austrian activists
in Graz on their anti-fur demo. The protest march lasted three hours and during
that period we stopped in front of every fur store, demanding the end of the fur
- This year our big annual anti-fur demo in
Zagreb will take place on February 5. The protest march will start at 11 A.M.
from Trg Kralja Tomislava. Come and join us!
- Do not hesitate in paying a visit to the
Vegetarian Center Potok on the Croatian island of Brac. It keeps its door open
for you during cold months as well. More information at
We thank you for your continuing support and
faithfulness, with the hope that you will stay with us and support our work and
efforts this year too. As usual, you can support us by becoming our member or
with your kind donation, by proofreading the English section of our website, or
by ordering our merchandize from our web catalog if you live in Croatia.
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