05/08/17 Milk: Disclosure of children myths
Animal Friends invites you to an intriguing lecture as part of the exhibition 'About animals and People'
- 11. 5. at 6 pm, Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb: “Fairytale about happy cow and cheerful calf”
The recently opened exhibition “About animals and people” in the Zagreb Ethnographic Museum (14 Ivan Mažuranić Square) has caused great interest not only for its content but also for its educational programs, which will be on display until the end of November. During the spring lecture cycle, on Thursday, May 11th, 2017, at 6 pm, Vedran Romac, a social worker, lecturer, animal rights activist and vegan, will host a lecture on "A Happy Cow and a Cheerful Calf.”
The dairy industry and its products are covered with an incredible veil of innocence, and their marketing is based on the development of a deep subconscious and conscious link between milk/dairy products and the concepts of "family," "family health," "child health," "child development,” etc. Vedran Romac will talk about the myths we believe in from an early childhood and why we are comfortable visualizing idyllic portrayals of serene and happy cows on green pastures.
This intriguing lecture reveals answers to many of the questions that the exhibition sets out about the relationship between man and animals. The most important question is what it means to be a human today, and how society defines what is humane and what challenges that responsibility carries in the future.
Visitors will be able to actively participate in the lecture with questions and comments and to re-examine their beliefs.
The Animal Friends Association will continue cooperation with the Ethnographic Museum at the exhibition “About animals and people,” more public lectures, and at workshops for kindergarteners and elementary school students. The Association invites everyone to come to the lecture, view the exhibition, and think about its message of personal change and animal activism.