On Saturday, April 29, 2023. VivaBiH activists went to the streets of Sarajevo and in front of the Eternal Fire gave again a voice to those who do not have one.
The street action called “Blind to Injustice”, which took place in the afternoon, attracted a lot of attention from citizens.
The goal of this performance was to show the truth behind meat and animal products.
The terrifying scenes from the slaughterhouses and the cruelty that animals go through were the reason for many citizens to approach us and talk to us about these terrible and legal practices.
The message that we wanted to convey is that people are turning a blind eye to the suffering and pain of these animals.
We are all observers, witnesses of good and evil. Unfortunately, we often (un)consciously turn a blind eye to injustice.
Most people are not aware of the fact that about 70 billion land animals are killed each year for food!
These are frightening facts, but many choose to remain ignorant and blind rather than face the truth. Through this performance and conversation with people, we wanted to remove the “blindfold” from their eyes.
It was a pleasure to talk with the citizens of Sarajevo, who approached us with open hearts and minds.
We are extremely glad to notice that more and more people understand why it is important to respect the lives of animals, and many have given us encouragement to continue working for a better world, and have expressed their wish that they too be part of a compassionate and equal world.
When people become more aware of their habits and decisions, it is more likely that they will conscientiously make decisions in the future for the benefit of everyone, especially the weakest and seemingly invisible victims.
For us, they are not invisible, and we hope that over time, as many people as possible will decide to see the injustice and speak more against it.
We are proud of our activists and our fellow citizens who are ready to make the world better for animals, for the planet and for all of us.
We hope that you too will choose daily to be on the right side of justice and that you will choose compassion.