Animal Friends Croatia invites to a tattooing event
- Zagreb on the map of cities that show solidarity with animals
by tattooing the number 269
On the occasion of the big international
event, in which many individuals from all over the world will participate,
Animal Friends Croatia organizes in Zagreb the event 'Solidarity 269' where
citizens of Croatia and Slovenia will tattoo the number 269 on their bodies.
The tattooing event in Croatia will take place on Saturday, Dec 15,
2012, in the PM Gallery of the Home of the Croatian Association of Artists (Trg
zrtava fasizma) in Zagreb, as part of Artomat, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. The
tattooing will be performed by professionals from Zagreb's Tortuga Tattoo
Other cities who joined the organized 'Solidarity 269' event
so far are Berlin, Vermont, Los Angeles, Prague, Völklingen, New York City,
Milwaukee, Stockholm, Hannover, London, Melbourne and cities in France and
269 was a calf born into an Israeli dairy farm six months
ago. His life will be cut off not long after it started. By tattooing his
number on their bodies, activists will show their solidarity with the
victims of the animal holocaust all around the world, remembering to never
The idea of tattooing the number 269 originated from three
animal rights activists who on October 2, 2012, on World Farm Animal Day, in
central Tel-Aviv branded themselves with a hot steel brand. One of them
arrived from Russia to perform an act of solidarity and empathy towards
abused animals exploited by the human race. After they showed solidarity
with the most oppressed sector of our society, three were rushed to the
hospital to be treated for burns.
The number 269, which was burned on
their skin, was the designated number of a calf they have encountered in one
of Israel's dairy farms. They explained their act by stating: "This
anonymous male calf will be forever immortalized on our bodies, and
hopefully this message of solidarity will somehow bring a new way of looking
at non-human animals. No animal should be exploited to satisfy the selfish
needs and whimsical desires of humans, and that is why we chose to use the
industry's own method of objectifying living beings as this symbolic means
to convey our idea."
About a thousand activists from all over the
world who joined marking the 'Solidarity 269' event will do that by
tattooing the number 269 with black vegan ink on their forearm or some any
part of their body.
Those who wish to join this international event
in Zagreb, Croatia, can do that via our submission form 'Solidarity 269' on
the web site
Suffering is suffering, pain is
pain, blood is blood and, according to one of the organizers, 'This madness
must stop and will stop the day humankind finally wakes up and understands
that even the nameless feel pain and desire freedom no less than any other
conscious human individual on this planet.'
Media representatives -
journalists, cameramen and photographers - who want to tattoo the number 269
on their bodies will get their tattoos free of charge as Tortuga Tattoo
Studio supports to this action.
Fore more information please visit
and www.269life.com .