Animal Friends Croatia starts a big national campaign: 'For Croatia
- Fani Stipkovic on 'Beautiful Without Fur' billboards
A regulation banning fur farming in Croatia has been added to the
new Animal Protection Act, and is supported by 73,7% of Croatian
citizens. But even though his law came into force on January 1 this
year, the above mentioned regulation will become effective only on
January 1, 2017. During that long period hundreds of thousands of
animals will be killed because of fashion and prestige.
What is more, end of fur farming does not mean end of selling fur in
Croatia and importing it from other countries for the purposes of
that trade. That is why Animal Friends Croatia is announcing the
beginning of a long-term campaign called 'For Croatia Without Fur',
the aim of which is to stop cruel treatment of animals on account of
the fashion industry.
The campaign starts with billboards of attractive Croatian model Fani
Stipkovic, which will be placed in Zagreb and Split. Under the
supervising eye of a Cro-a-Porter art director Viktor Drago and in
front of the lens of Dusko Vlaovic, Fani Stipkovic has, by
completely undressing herself, moved the limits of up-to-date fight
for animal rights in Croatia and, with this brave step-forward, set
up a challenge to Croatian celebrities which are still in favor of
the stone age fashion.
Promotion and presentation of the billboard 'Beautiful Without Fur'
took place on Tuesday, January 16 at 11 A.M., in the Regent Club of
The Regent Esplanade Zagreb Hotel. Viktor Drago, Fani Stipkovic and
her dog Sauri, who also appears on the billboards, will be present
at the press conference. Also, the visual look of the campaign 'For
Croatia Without Fur' will be presented and additional photographs and
materials will be given to the media people.
Following the footsteps of many celebrities worldwide � like Sadie
Frost, Pamela Anderson, Dennis Rodman, Imogen Bailey, Marcus
Schenkenberg and Joanna Krupa � Fani herself also recognized that
true beauty lies within ourselves, so she didn't hesitate to expose
the beauty of her body as a contrast to the cruel reality of the
heartless industry of breeding, hunting and killing animals for
their fur. Thus she sent out the message that a woman, or a man, for
that matter, do not have to decorate themselves with garments made
of skinned animals in order to be beautiful, attractive and elegant.
Hunt, breeding and means of killing animals for their fur �
electrocution, gassing, neck-breaking, injecting of insecticide in
their hearts� � are 'sewn in' in fur garments. Precisely for this
reason Fani refuses to wear such suffering of animals and,
completely undressed, with her attractiveness and natural beauty
shows her ethics. Beauty is made from the compassion for every
living creature as well, so Fani, by supporting the campaign 'For
Croatia Without Fur', showed that she is not only beautiful without
fur but also
beautiful and with a heart.
'I cannot grasp how one can support violence to animals. There is no
sense in so much torturing animals for fashion, especially because
fur is not necessary and is completely replaceable. You can be modern
without killing. Turn your back on fur and express your humanity!'
Campaign will continue with a big protest in February, performances
and actions and other public appearances of Croatian celebrities.
This campaign is supported by M-Ros, Arto, Media, Cro-a-Porter,
Studio 2M, and The Regent Esplanade Zagreb Hotel.
Protests in Zagreb, Croatia and Ljubljana, Slovenia at: