VivaBiH

The campaign “The real life of bee Maya” uncovers not such a sweet truth of producing honey

The campaign “The real life of bee Maya” is the first campaign that we have dedicated to our hardworking bees, and we officially and symbolically launched it on May 20, which is also World Bee Day.

The goal of the campaign was to make a wider audience aware of the importance and role of bees in our world, and to introduce the process of honey production to citizens and what bitter truths are hidden behind that sweet, well-known syrup.

Vigil in Novi Sad – VivaBiH supported the Animal Save Movement

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu.

Have you ever seen animals on a slaughter truck? You can look away or you can take a stand against killing. Screams, sketches, trucks full of feces, unbearable smells and other horror scenes are experienced by animal rights activists during actions called “Vigils” in which they greet trucks with animals and witness their treatment. The fear of these tortured creatures in the trucks cuts through the air! One such action in Novi Sad, organized by the Animal Save Movement group, was joined by members of our organization.

The “SAVE THE SEA” campaign opened up another ecology perspective

Our organization did an educational campaign in March called “Let’s Save the Sea”.

The goal of the campaign was to show the citizens what the future holds for us regarding the seas and our drinking water if we continue to consume animals!

Without understanding the problem, we will not be able to protect water and its surfaces. It is, therefore, necessary to raise public awareness and tackle this global problem.

What is your water footprint?

Even though 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, 97,5% is saltwater and non-drinkable. Only 2,5% of that water is sweet water and considered drinkable. The biggest amount of that drinking water is trapped inside ice and glaciers, which means it’s not available to us and another big amount of that water is flowing under the Earth’s surface. That leaves us with only 1.2% of the water that’s available to us for daily usage. (Gleick, 1993)

Why should movements fighting for equality not be divided?

Feminists could say that their diet is their personal choice and that violence against animals has nothing to do with violence against women, but in the same way, abusers can say that their abuse and violence against women is their personal choice. We could say that a man has the “right” to beat a woman just as someone has the “right” to eat meat that found its way to our plate through forced impregnation, mutilation, torture and murder. Eating meat, dairy, eggs, wearing fur or leather, using products tested on animals, or going to places where animals are kept in captivity for human entertainment are forms of violence.

Our program VegOdluka’22 has successfully come to an end

As you already may know, for the second year in a row, we’ve been running our program VegOdluka.

With most people coming up with their new year’s resolutions, a lot of people also start with veganism in January and we wanted to promote veganism among the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina.