10/09/02 Compassion is the Fashion

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The continuation of the Animal Friends Days 2002

Animal Friends is organizing, along with the fashion school "Arcaida," a fashion show based on the non-cruel clothes without using fur or leather.

The fashion show will be kept on the Zagreb bus station on Wednesday, October 9, beginning at 6 P.M. The reason why we chose the bus station is because of its crowds and for its a bit underground atmosphere. It is also famous for its rich cultural program in which we participate.

There aren't many fur coat-worshipers any more, so the whole industry is slowly sinking. Croatia is known as the world biggest chinchilla fur coat producer, but there has been noted a big fall. The battle against fur is starting to be a world trend, so in Europe till 2005 all fur farms will have to be closed. That's only one step to the complete prohibition of growing animals for fur.

As time flies, people and the fashion are slowly leaving the habits of our ancestors' wrapping in the fur of slaughtered animals. In the third millennium, there is no need for the fur coats anymore and the number of people who see their status and beauty in the warmness of others' skins are decreasing. The trend of sympathy has won the battle over the cruelty in fashion. Fur is definitely out, and compassion is now in.


The promotion of the book Letters of (non) Humanity by Goran Majetic

In the club MAMA in Preradoviceva ulica 18 at 7 P.M. the promotion of Goran Majetic's book Letters of (non) Humanity, an activist and a Croatian journalist, will be held.

In his book, through forty stories and essays Goran describes in the Croatian literature the "dry" fields of morality in human nourishment. As a journalist and as a writer he stood out and devoted the "Letters" to the ethical reasons for vegetarianism.

Not only as the nourishment for which there's no "need to kill," but for a lifestyle as well. This book is a strong message to the calmer and more beautiful world for all the people. The author himself will promote the book in the club MAMA on October 9 at 7 P.M.

On October 8 at 6 P.M. in the club MAMA will be the projection of the film "1994" by the German society for the animal rights. The film without a word, only with the music in the background shows the violence on animals in our society. Starting with fishing, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, circuses, zoos, hunt, and everything else that a man can think of so he can torture animals in order to get a profit, or just doing it from a pure pleasure. The film is very emotional and most of the people react in the same way:'Is this really happening, do I really participate in this?! NOT ANY MORE!!!

October 8, 6 P.M.: the projection of the film in MAMA, Preradoviceva 18
October 9, 6 P.M.: the fashion show, the Zagreb bus station
October 10,7 P.M: the promotion of the book Letters of (non) Humanity in MAMA
Every day from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. - stalls and petition signing



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