Together with Eurogroup for Animals, Friends of Animals Croatia has launched the campaign Respect Our Sea. With the aim to educate Croatian citizens, civil society and tourists about detrimental consequences of excessive fishing, our Croatian member warns about life in the sea completely disappearing by 2048 if we don’t change our behaviour towards living sea creatures.
The campaign focuses on advocating against fishing without a licence. Hundreds of Croatian seaside towns, villages and municipalities were asked to set an informative sign on the beaches (see picture below). The town of Dubrovnik and Vela Luka municipality already responded positively.
In addition, another initiative happened just last week. A direct appeal under the slogan: ‘Shops are not slaughterhouses!’ was sent to Croatian retailers as a reminder that “Shops should not be places where animals are tortured and killed”. This initiative aims at banning the sale of live fish and crabs, a decision to be made directly by shop owners.