In occasion of an accident at the Belgrade Zoo, which has taken place at the beginning of May, the societies Hope for Animals – Riska, Link Plus and Feniks have sent a request to Belgrade mayor, for urgent recall of the director of the Belgrade Zoo.
Although almost five weeks passed since the experiment on dogs has been banned, citizens are still not allowed to adopt Germans shepherds belonging to Serbian Military. Dogs are still at VMA facilities.
On April 23 2014, Society for the Protection of Animals and Development of Civic Consciousness "Phoenix" marked the World Day for Laboratory Animals with the panel debate “Animal testing – yes or no?”, at the Cultural Centre Rex in Belgrade.
On April 7th, 2014, the societies Hope for Animals-Riska, Link Plus and Feniks, have sent a report to Minister of Defense Nebojša Rodić, requesting to investigate the real state of affairs at the Institute for Medical Research of Military-Medical Academy (VMA).
On October 4, 2013 at 7 pm, in Youth Center of Belgrade was held film screening and panel discussion titled “Live Flesh” (from the cycle: “People and Animal”). Responsible for the organization and implementation of the program are Youth Center of Belgrade, animal rights activists from Novi Sad and the Society for the Protection of Animals and the Development of Civic Consciousness “Phoenix” from Belgrade.
On 27th April 2013, on Nikola Pasic Square in Belgrade, Association Fredom For The Animals and Society for the Protection of Animals and Development of Civic Consciousness "Phoenix" marked the International Day For The Protection of Experimental Animals under the motto “Europe said NO to cruel cosmetic”.
The reality program called “Big brother” was promoted violence (trampling of mice). On this occasion, we sent a complaint to the RBA against B92 television, where mentioned show was displayed, and against the production company Emotion, which organized the killing of mice.
The event was organized by Faculty of Medicine & Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Menagment (Veterinary Directorate, Department of Health Animal Protection and Welfare) and in collaboration with The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals (RSPCA) in the UK.
Society, in general, have become too tolerant towards violence. From killing animals to killing a man is needed just one small step. In order to prevent violence against people, we need to seriously act against violence on animals.