For two months, the Animal Friends Association has been raising funds for the campaign Skip the Zoo, the messages of which will be available on billboards in cities across Croatia from this week. The visuals with portraits of monkeys and lions behind bars, created in collaboration with the Spellcaster agency, leave no one indifferent. As they point out, “even though our lockdown had a beginning and an end, there is no hope for animals in Zoos, no vaccines, no possibility of lifting the measures ... for them, everything remains as it was. As the billboards say: first we take away their natural habitat, and then we enclose them in small cages where they will spend most of their lives alone, behind fences and bars. We believe that everyone knows in their heart how wrong it is to keep sentient beings in captivity, just for someones' entertainment.
“Only after I became active in women’s issues did I realize that my veganism was related to those very issues. Dairy and eggs don’t just come from cows and chickens, they come from female cows and female chickens. We’re exploiting female bodies and abusing the magic of female animals to create eggs and milk. It doesn’t take a lot to draw the line from how we treat animals to how we treat humans.”
- Natalie Portman