09/25/03 How Do I Understand Animal Protection
Together with a Bulgarian organization Intimate With Nature Society (IWNS), Animal Friends has started an essay competition titled "How do I understand animal protection?"
The competition, at which college and high-school students from Zagreb and Sofia will participate, will last from October 1, 2003 to December 1, 2003. Upon its ending, three best essays from Bulgaria and Croatia will be published on the web sites of Animal Friends (www.prijatelji-zivotinja.hr) and IWNS (www.iwns.org) and rewarded with 50, 40 and 35 Euros. The authors of the best essays will also have an opportunity to participate on a seminar in Zagreb in February 2004 "How do young people in Eastern Europe understand animal protection?"
Essays will be evaluated by the three-member commission from Bulgaria and Croatia. Their members are:
Prof. Stefka Naumova, a lecturer of Ecology law at University of Economics, a member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, a member of American Association of Bioethics, an author of many research works and books in the field of Ecology law;
Dr Madlen Vassileva, doctor of veterinary medicine, a chief expert of Humane treatment of animals in the Eurointegration Department in the National Veterinary Service to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests;
Peter Kraevski, a writer and a journalist.
Suzana Marjanic, Ph. D., Senior Assistant at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in, Zagreb. Fields of interest: mythical themes in oral literature, folk religion and belief, cultural botany, cultural zoology, ecofeminism and the anthropology of theatre and performance;
Hrvoje Juric, Philosopher, Junior Assistant at the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Fields of interest: bioetichs and ethics;
Snjezana Klopotan, Bachelor of Arts, a graduate of Comparative literature and Ethnology. Co-author and editor of a column Animal Portal in a magazine Zarez, which deals with issues of animal treatment in various aspects: anthropological, cultural, sociological, legal, ethical etc. Animal rights activist.
- Idea range (one should have one's own position, it should be clear that one is informed on the topic, there should be depth in one's statement)
- Argumentation (to display/expose one's ideas consecutively and to be able to substantiate one's statement/to give reasons, arguments)
- Originality (individuality).
Computer printing, up to 2 to 3 pages (7,200 characters with spaces). Handwritten essays will not enter the competition.
All interested can send their essays to the following address:
For an essay competition "How do I understand animal protection?"
or to our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not forget to send us your information as well: your name, address, e-mail, telephone, faculty/high school.
The project is funded by youthEXchange.SEE (www.allavida.org).