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“Animal farming is responsable for majority of air, water and soil pollution which significantly affects the poorer societies. We make choices that affect our planet three times a day and we can make a difference even by decision of not eating meat or animal ingredients once a day or once a week.” – Natalie Portman

Animal Protection Act entered into force!

Zakon o zastiti zivotinja
The new Animal Protection Act came into force on October 26th, 2017. It contains several positive changes and regulates the time framework for implementation. It also prescribes higher penalties and fines for neglectful citizens and other responsible instances, whether they are individual or communal, such as cities, municipalities and districts.
More details available at: www.prijatelji-zivotinja.hr/zakon2017

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World Vegan Day

map - vegan Zagreb
To celebrate World Vegan Day (November 1st), we suggest reading the online edition of the book Mom, Dad I’m Vegan! A Guide for Understanding Your Vegan Family Member while we, together with our readers, enjoy our cups of coffee with vegetable milk. Please spread the word about the availability of this interesting book. Click on the map created by Jelena Topcic to find out which restaurants and coffee shops offer vegan meals and drinks. Enjoy!

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Lecture: The Case for Veganism

Phil Nicozisis
On the occasion of the World Food Day (October 16th) and the The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17th), American lecturer and influencer Phil Nicozisis held a lecture called The Case for Veganism. Nicozisis is an accredited educator at the Hippocrates Institute in the USA, as well as an advocate of the influential book The World Peace Diet, written by Dr. Will Tuttle.

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News Flash

  • We addressed the local government in Belisce regarding foxes that are turning up in inhabited parts of the town. The aim of the addressal was to point out the necessity of common life with wild animals.
  • We addressed all local autonomy units, suggesting that they publicize and distribute fliers regarding new regulations for dog guardians and their duties, commitments and responsibilities.
  • We made a statement about the savage act of defenestration of two dogs from an apartment building. Besides condemning those cruel murders, we believe that the person responsible should be prosecuted and punished with imprisonment as well as a lifelong prohibition from maintaining custody over animals. Testing should be prescribed as a necessary condition for gaining the rights to become an animal’s guardian.
  • We submitted a criminal charge and a report to the veterinary inspectorate after the brutal beating of baby goat that took place nearby Vukovar. We requested the sanctioning of both the abuser and the irresponsible custodian.
  • We set up several informative stands in October. We would also like to invite you to join us during the action campaign Adopting is Cool on Saturday, November 11th from 9 AM until 3 PM on Ban Jelačić Square in Zagreb.
  • Check Youtube video showing our street performance held during World Day for Farmed Animals.

  • We would like to invite you to join us during the big animal rights protest on December 9th, 2017 in the center of Zagreb. More information will soon be available on our website and social media channels.

    With the ratification of the new Animal Protection Act, there is plenty of persistent work on its implementation ahead of us. You can help by donating and paying the annual participation fee. More information about the ways in which you can contribute is available here.

    Thank you,
    your Animal Friends Croatia

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