03/15/04 "Look For Me Under the Rainbow" Book Promotion
Publisher Genesis and Animal Friends invites you to a promotion of a book Look For Me Under the Rainbow
Publisher Genesis and Animal Friends are honored to invite you to a promotion of a new and expanded edition of a short novel Look For Me Under the Rainbow by Bernard Jan.
The book promotion will take place on Monday, March 15, 2004, in Bogdan Ogrizovic library, Preradoviceva ulica 5, at 12 on, on the International Day of Protest Against Canadian Seal Hunt.
This beautiful and disturbing story takes place in pure and virgin landscape of Newfoundland. Bernard Jan uses an intelligent and professionally unusual angle of writing to present an everlasting theme of a conflict between man and nature. Look For Me Under the Rainbow, in a subtle way, raises awareness of an extremely worrying relationship between man and environment. Interesting story, important ecological message given through a work of Greenpeace and poetical narration present Bernard Jan as a perspective writer who doesn't shun to strongly criticize the modern times when true values are rapidly fading away.
At this moment, thousands of protest letters against the slaughter of 350,000 harp seal pups, which will begin by the end of March, are on its way to the addresses of Canadian Government and Canadian embassies throughout the world. This quota was set by Canadian Government in 2002, and is a part of a three-year plan of brutal killing of one million harp seal pups, aged from one week up to one year, for their fur.
Animal Friends and writer Bernard Jan, by promoting a book Look For Me Under the Rainbow, will join International Day of Protest Against Canadian Seal Hunt organized by Seashepherd organization (www.seashepherd.org). On the same day Animal Friends (www.prijatelji-zivotinja.hr) will send protest letters to the officials of Canadian Government and Canadian Embassy in Zagreb, and condemn that shameless massacre.
"The engaging, wide-eyed seal pup Danny and his family are unshakable reminders that each animal destroyed by human greed and ignorance had a life he cherished as much as we cherish our own, and that each act of cruelty against animals is a burden that all humans must bear. Bernard Jan's tale is an outcry which simultaneously warms our hearts and shocks us out of our complacency. Look For Me Under the Rainbow is a poetic, poignant, unmistakable call to action." - Lisa Franzetta, Campaign Coordinator, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
"Very important ecological message is implanted in this beautiful work of literature which shows how to experience true joy through love towards nature and all living things, how to gather strength to resist ruthless race for money and to learn how to appreciate the things that really matter." - Nikolina Bakovic, degree in biology - ecologist