From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2003:
ZAGREB, Croatia-Born in Sibenik, Croatia, actor Goran
Visnjic posed with his dog for anti-fur billboards posted in Zagreb
and Split on January 3 by Animal Friends Croatia and PETA.
“Civilization is advancing but some people are going
backward,” said Visnjic of fur-wearers. Visnjic has played the
immigrant doctor “Luka Kovac” on the NBC drama ER since 1999.
PETA spokesperson Michael McGraw described the billboard
campaign as the first PETA anti-fur effort in eastern Europe, but
two PETA staffers and a volunteer from the Russian office of
Greenpeace stripped in 1991 for a brief anti-fur protest in Moscow.
Like other nude anti-fur protests outside the U.S., including a
first-ever nude protest in Beijing in October 2002, that effort may
have attracted more attention in U.S. and British media than where it