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Galway Comedy Festival relies on Frightened Donkeys to provide sick laughs.

category galway | animal rights | press release author Friday September 16, 2011 10:42author by Bernie Wright - Alliance for Animal Rights AFARauthor email bigbrownrat at gmail dot comauthor address PO Box 4734. D 1author phone 872651720 Report this post to the editors

Cancel the Donkeys cruel spectacle and lets see some real talent.

The AFAR group has been contacted by various people expressing their disgust at the prospect of an animal abusing event in Galway. Are Donkey derbys not a relic of bygone days?
This is the front page of the CURRENT Galway Independent. As part of a forthcoming "comedy" festival, radio presenter (Hector OhEochagáin) is publicising a Donkey Derby.
AFAR is totally opposed to cruel spectacles especially in light of the increasing number of horse and equine cases that have come to light.animal violations are increasing at an alarming rate as any one will confirm who is involved in animal protection.
This farce of bygone days shows lact of iniative and forethought and blatent disregard for sentient gentle animals.

The Cork Donkey Sanctuary also oppose this event.
We want this cruel activity canceled and removed from the programe of the forthcoming Galway Comedy Festival.

Please email, phone or text the organiser,, explaining to them that using donkeys in this way is very stressful,cruel and totally unnecessary. There are many ways to enjoy a festival without using a defenseless animal for gambling and for laughs

Ask THE GALWAY COMEDY FESTIVAL to cancel the proposed 'Derby' from their programe of events

CONTACT Tracey Ferguson (Press Officer, Galway Comedy Festival) ~ Phone or text 086 158 4342.

Ms. Ferguson can also be emailed by clicking on "Contact" on this page: http://www.bulmersgalwaycomedyfestival.com/ (Choose the second of two email options).

Festival Sponsors:

Bulmers: http://www.bulmers.ie/site/contact-us.asp ; postal address: Bulmer's, Annerville, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Phone: 052-6121645

Fáilte Ireland: Galway Office: Fáilte Ireland, Áras Fáilte, Forster Street, Galway City. Tel: 091 537700, irelandwestinfo@failteireland.ie

Galway Advertiser - contact the Editor, Damien Varley - 091 530 936 - dvarley@galwayadvertiser.ie ~ N.B: Listed on GSPCA website as a supporter - let's see him do something now!

Today FM http://www.todayfm.com/Contact-Us.aspx 01 804 9000 complaints@todayfm.com

Contact the organisers via their facebook pages:

Kevin Healy:
Gerry Mallon:
Pearse Doherty:

'Like' this page and leave a comment:

Leave a comment under this photograph in facebook: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1015028593022218...32185

Related Link: http://www.afarireland.org


author by Bernie Wright - Alliance for Animal Rights AFARpublication date Fri Sep 16, 2011 16:37author email bigbrownrat at gmail dot comauthor address author phone 0872651720Report this post to the editors




Bernie Wright.

author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Sat Sep 17, 2011 14:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I dont get out too much(its the economic house-arrest) and I only know Hector's bray from the radio.

So which of those donkeys in the Independent photo is the broadcasting loodrumyawn?

author by Damien Mpublication date Sat Sep 17, 2011 14:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I'll send them a piece of my mind anyways.

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