What is veganism?

Veganism is a philosophy and a way of living that strives to exclude, as much as it is possible and practical, all forms of cruelty and abuse of animals for food, clothes, or any other purpose, and which promotes the development and use of non-animal alternatives for the wellbeing of humans, animals, and the environment.

Reasons to go vegan

Most people aspire to consume better and healthier food, become healthier themselves, and do something for the world to become a better place for all its inhabitants. The good news is that you can accomplish all your aspirations by becoming a vegan.



Animals feel pain. They have the central nervous system, just like people do. Also, they have the same needs as humans: The need to move, hang out with the members of their species, raising their children and having fun.



One of the healthiest diets in the world is the complete plant-based diet. The most common causes of death are related to animal protein intake, and the science is already clear on this. Some of the strongest animals on Earth are herbivores.



Farm animal cultivation has one of the central roles in the overall ecological catastrophe of our planet, right after the industrial sector. Cattle farming is one of the leading causes of the most serious ecological problems.



What is the food that makes more people starve the more we produce it? The answer is: meat! This is because producing meat is an incredibly wasteful type of food production. On average, in order to get 1kg of meat, you need to spend 10kg of vegetable protein as well as about 10 000 litres of water.


The Vegan Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s blog is your source of information on its activities and news on animals and animal rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina and around the world.

Where to find vegan products?

While in most supermarkets you can find vegan products (rice, legumes, vegetables, tofu, almond milk etc.), we have selected a number of markets and restaurants which have a greater supply of different vegan food, cosmetics, clothes and footwear options.


Not sure what to cook and how to start? That means that you are in the right place, because we can effer you some recipes that you can make yourself. Some of them are easy and fast, but some are a bit more complicated to make.

About Us

Viva BiH

We bring the news about activism for animal rights, make animal rights campaigns, fight against abuse and exploitation of all animals, share vegan recipes, help with buying vegan, cruelty-free products and growing vegan community in Bosnia.

We are the first registered organization fighting for animal rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina(2016). Many “animal rights” organizations put the “more humane, better” treatment of animals and their well-being first, thus mainly focusing on pets, whereas we fight for the total abolishment of the systems which exploit animals in the first place, fighting for all animals’ rights.

Contact us

If you have any questions about veganism, the Association of Vegans in Bosnia and Herzegovina or you are interested in some kind of cooperation, activism and volunteering, feel free to contact us via the form below.


    You can make a donation via PayPal by clicking the button DONATE or by bank transfer through Raiffeisen Bank indicating that it is a donation for the Vegan Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    By donating to the Vegan Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, you are directly our cause of helping the animals in Bosnia and Herzegovina live better and happier lives. Our goal is to raise awareness of the importance of animal rights, as well as the benefits of a vegan diet for the planet Earth and all its inhabitants.