Fauna Querida is creating a #crueltyfree Kingdom for animals + vegan books for kids.
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A Gentle Kingdom where animals can teach us (human animals) about kindness and harmony with nature. Something we know too little about.

Hey! I'm Mel Zukernik, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love animals. The idea that someone might consider animals are inferior to humans is nerve wracking to me. I run Fauna Querida which means beloved fauna in spanish. You can follow me in Instagram here.

I’m a 36 years old and vegan for almost 3. I studied sociology, filmmaking and local development. I became a textile designer in a quest to raise funds for animals in need back in 2010. When I was a kid, my mother avoided everything pink in my clothing and toys. No wonder why you’ll find quite a dose in my project. Childhood issue. I try to moderate myself though :)

Right now, I collaborate with talented designers and illustrators to create durable and versatile textiles for the home that portray native animals that live in Argentina and animals that most people considers like products. But I want to extend to animals around the whole world.

Fauna Querida has a charity brand: Perro Real (spanish for royal or real dog, kind of a pun), devoted to raising funds for NGO’s that rescue stray homeless dogs and cats. I currently donate funds to Proyecto 4 Patas because they are awesome.

Also, I am writing a free and downloadable series of stories for children aged between 5 and 8 years old and their parents, with activities to make at home or outdoors (like recipies, games, printables, etc), to create awareness about animals, vegan lifestyle and love for nature.

Right now it’s in spanish (and I have written 4 out of 24 stories) but I’d love to translate it to other languages! It will be available for mobile devices, so that everyone can access it. It will also have a printed version since lots of people avoid using mobile devices with kids.

I need support to create the stories, hire talented illustrators, graphic designers, editorial proofreaders, translators, printing, etc.

But this doesn’t end here. I say I am creating a kingdom because I believe that animals, vegans and animal supporters deserve a nation of our own, with our own rules, music, temples, policies, hymn, music, etc, that represents our values. So I also want to create all of that. Seriously!

This kingdom will have its own space in the internet and, if you support this, your name will be there, in the chamber of royal humans.  And depending on your support, you will have the chance of deciding with me the best ways to create relevant and beautiful content to spread the word about animals. You will get digital gifts and even some tangible rewards by post mail. You will also get discounts on the textiles and printed versions of the stories. And you will be able to go and rest in our Castle when you are in need of hope!

If things go extremely well, we might even be able to have some real territory on real earth! In that case, we will become a micronation. And if things go super well, we might even become a microstate, and we’ll use taxes to save thousands of animals in need. You know, dreaming big is for free.

You can join and leave this kingdom at anytime. But I hope that you stay and we build a lasting bond, because there’s never enough people collaborating to help animals live their lives freely, like they deserve.
Rewards
Gentle Lady/Knight
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
 Just support this kingdom and see it blossom. No rewards. Or a nice feeling you are helping create content that make a voice for animals.
Baron/ess:
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to podcast weekly + newsletter about the creative process. 
Viscount
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
All the above plus monthly digital printable material with your name, to share the message with humans outside the kingdom.
Earl
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
All the above plus Kingdom Passport sent by mail and other godies every three months, and access to videos sharing updates. 
Marquess
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All the above plus picks animals to be portrayed monthly and gets a beatiful printed copy by post mail. Also, discounts in our store products!
Brave Duke/ess
$25 or more per month 0 of 11 patrons
All the above plus your personal royal portrait in our chamber of royal patreons and also a digital print sent by post mail the first time, and other printed goodies the following months.
Be a Noble Character in our stories
$150 or more per month 0 of 11 patrons
All of the above plus you get to be one of our characters (good one) in the stories I write and you'll reach lots of people. We will portray you (complete body and 3 clothing options you can choose) and you will get a printed copy of the story you take part of. How awesome is that!!!??? 
Goals
$1 of $333 per month
Number 3 is a special number for me. It means joy in numerology and it's divine. When I reach $333 per month, I will create a video with messages about respecting animals -like quotes, audios, videos or anything you guys send me- so we can share it with other humans outside our kingdom. It will be awesome!
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A Gentle Kingdom where animals can teach us (human animals) about kindness and harmony with nature. Something we know too little about.

Hey! I'm Mel Zukernik, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love animals. The idea that someone might consider animals are inferior to humans is nerve wracking to me. I run Fauna Querida which means beloved fauna in spanish. You can follow me in Instagram here.

I’m a 36 years old and vegan for almost 3. I studied sociology, filmmaking and local development. I became a textile designer in a quest to raise funds for animals in need back in 2010. When I was a kid, my mother avoided everything pink in my clothing and toys. No wonder why you’ll find quite a dose in my project. Childhood issue. I try to moderate myself though :)

Right now, I collaborate with talented designers and illustrators to create durable and versatile textiles for the home that portray native animals that live in Argentina and animals that most people considers like products. But I want to extend to animals around the whole world.

Fauna Querida has a charity brand: Perro Real (spanish for royal or real dog, kind of a pun), devoted to raising funds for NGO’s that rescue stray homeless dogs and cats. I currently donate funds to Proyecto 4 Patas because they are awesome.

Also, I am writing a free and downloadable series of stories for children aged between 5 and 8 years old and their parents, with activities to make at home or outdoors (like recipies, games, printables, etc), to create awareness about animals, vegan lifestyle and love for nature.

Right now it’s in spanish (and I have written 4 out of 24 stories) but I’d love to translate it to other languages! It will be available for mobile devices, so that everyone can access it. It will also have a printed version since lots of people avoid using mobile devices with kids.

I need support to create the stories, hire talented illustrators, graphic designers, editorial proofreaders, translators, printing, etc.

But this doesn’t end here. I say I am creating a kingdom because I believe that animals, vegans and animal supporters deserve a nation of our own, with our own rules, music, temples, policies, hymn, music, etc, that represents our values. So I also want to create all of that. Seriously!

This kingdom will have its own space in the internet and, if you support this, your name will be there, in the chamber of royal humans.  And depending on your support, you will have the chance of deciding with me the best ways to create relevant and beautiful content to spread the word about animals. You will get digital gifts and even some tangible rewards by post mail. You will also get discounts on the textiles and printed versions of the stories. And you will be able to go and rest in our Castle when you are in need of hope!

If things go extremely well, we might even be able to have some real territory on real earth! In that case, we will become a micronation. And if things go super well, we might even become a microstate, and we’ll use taxes to save thousands of animals in need. You know, dreaming big is for free.

You can join and leave this kingdom at anytime. But I hope that you stay and we build a lasting bond, because there’s never enough people collaborating to help animals live their lives freely, like they deserve.

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Rewards
Gentle Lady/Knight
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
 Just support this kingdom and see it blossom. No rewards. Or a nice feeling you are helping create content that make a voice for animals.
Baron/ess:
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Access to podcast weekly + newsletter about the creative process. 
Viscount
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
All the above plus monthly digital printable material with your name, to share the message with humans outside the kingdom.
Earl
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
All the above plus Kingdom Passport sent by mail and other godies every three months, and access to videos sharing updates. 
Marquess
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
All the above plus picks animals to be portrayed monthly and gets a beatiful printed copy by post mail. Also, discounts in our store products!
Brave Duke/ess
$25 or more per month 0 of 11 patrons
All the above plus your personal royal portrait in our chamber of royal patreons and also a digital print sent by post mail the first time, and other printed goodies the following months.
Be a Noble Character in our stories
$150 or more per month 0 of 11 patrons
All of the above plus you get to be one of our characters (good one) in the stories I write and you'll reach lots of people. We will portray you (complete body and 3 clothing options you can choose) and you will get a printed copy of the story you take part of. How awesome is that!!!???