A few words about us

A few words

about us


Vegan Association
of Bosnia and Herzegovina


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.

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 and Herzegovina.

Our Vision

Our vision is a Bosnia and Herzegovina where all animals have their freedom and rights to live without being exploited for food, clothing, experiments, entertainment etc. We strive toward an ethical, environmentally sustainable and healthy food system without exploiting any animal.

Our Mision

Our mission is to raise awareness on animal exploitation and to educate the public by sharing knowledge of the ethical, environmental and health benefits of veganism. While working with institutions to make vegan diet affordable for everyone, we empower people to make healthy, sustainable and compassionate choices.

Our team

Our team

Our team consists of young, well-educated people passionate about animal rights and the protection of the environment. Also, we have many volunteers from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ajdin Arnautović

Executive Director

Responsible for oversight and administration of programs and strategical planning of the organization. Other key responsibilities include fundraising and community building.

Maria Pehar

Project Coordinator

Coordinating programs of the Association, managing internal and external communication related to the program and organizing and planning the program and project content.

Dženana Šaldić


As of June 2023, Nikolina is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of strategic marketing plans, as well as the overall visual design and marketing of our organization.

Dženana Šaldić

"Zeleni Tanjir" Project Coordinator

Coordination of the “Zeleni Tanjir” project, which aims to introduce vegan options in restaurants, hotels and other institutions. She is also managing internal and external communications in this project and organizing, maintaining and expanding the project content.

Alija Osmić

Project Assistant

Responsible for supporting the development, organization and conducting of most projects in VivaBiH

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