“I find my soul in forests…”
Tuna, swordfish, dolphins, jellyfish, sea urchins, sharks
Spoonbills, falcons, vultures, storks, pelicans, eagles, herons.
Wolves, bears, lynx, jackals, foxes, moose, deer, marten, mouflons.
Vipers, lizards, snakes, tortoises, scorpions, black widows.
Stray cats can be seen on the street, as well as many locals feeding them. Pet stores with animals on display in the cities.
Stray cats and dogs. Horse riding mostly done by tourists.
Hunting is allowed. There are organized hunting groups in Croatia that mainly hunt deer, wild boars, bears, wolves, jackals, foxes, mouflons and birds.
Animal fighting is prohibited under Article 4 of the Animal Protection Act. However, that being said there is a major exception which is for the Bikijada” (traditional bull fighting) The event is held every year in Dalmatia and Dalmatinska Zagora. The bulls are not killed but they are harassed.
Kuterevo bear sanctuary 30 km from Senj, accepting volunteers.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.