11/03/11 Hunt Results, Not Animals
Animal Friends Croatia and Kristina Vilk have launched the campaign
Hunt Results, Not Animals
- Miss Sport Croatia in a campaign for
animal victims of hunting!
Animal Friends Croatia and the current
Miss Sport Croatia, Kristina Vilk, have joined forces in a new campaign
called "Hunt Results, Not Animals." By posing for ads that will be displayed
in Zagreb, Krapina, Varazdin, Osijek, Pula, Rijeka, Split, Zadar, and
elsewhere, Kristina Vilk has become the first model for animal victims of
hunting in Croatia. Besides the billboards, this beautiful Miss will on
postcards printed for the occasion appeal to the people to show compassion
Even though hunting tends to be promoted in Croatia as
sport and a part of the tourist offer, it is only a primitive and violent
form of "entertainment" and a form of sadism commit against other living
beings. As such, it is an insult to sport and sportsmen, as well as shameful
to Croatian tourism and the ethical values of the 21st century.
the motto of the so-called care for the environment and for animals, the
"kill-off" is a demonstration of human domination over other animals, who
have no possibility of defending themselves and saving their lives.
It is a disconcerting fact that the Croatian hunters possess around 100,000
pieces of different firearms! They are tolerated even when they behave
arbitrarily as a sort of "local sheriffs," and they are often involved in
the illegal activities of intentional killing of cats and dogs.
to the hunters, several animal species such as the brown bear, the wolf, and
the griffon vulture have been brought to the brink of extinction in Croatia.
Their intentional proliferation in certain areas has created problems that
tend to be solved by renewed massacres, while the hunters increasingly breed
these animals in enclosed areas in order to release and kill them later, or
sell the license to kill them to foreigners for a fee. According to the data
of the Croatian Hunters' Association, as many as 5,000 foreigners come to
kill animals in Croatia!
Shocked by these data, Kristina Vilk, Miss
Sport Croatia and runner for the Athletic Club Agram from Zagreb, has
readily accepted the invitation of Animal Friends Croatia to join the
campaign for animals that are victims of hunting.
"Every living being
has received life as a gift and it is extremely inhumane that people should
be allowed to take the lives of innocent animals and their right to live,
simply because they find it amusing or for other selfish reasons," Kristina
The photo session with Kristina Vilk for the campaign "Hunt
Results, Not Animals" took place at the athletic course of Mladost Sports'
Centre. Kristina's attractive look is accentuated by the makeup artist Nives
Spajic, photographs were shot by Marina Filipovic Marinshe, while the poster
and the postcard were designed by Maja Zaklan from Dizajn studio Zale.
The campaign with Croatian Miss Sports is supported by Zagrebacki
holding d.o.o., Department for the Maintenance of Sports Facilities, the
National Foundation for Civil Society Development, Iskon, Zale, Europlakat,
Arto, Vectoredesign, and Kerschoffset.
Animal Friends Croatia