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by Vaughan Famularo for the Saker blog Recently, Australia held a plebiscite for the legalisation of Gay Marriage which passed in the affirmative by a reasonable majority of the population.  

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protest against coursing cruelty
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 08, 2014 - 16:54 by Against animal cruelty   text 3 comments (last - thursday october 16, 2014 - 08:05)   image 3 images
I have to ask: does the Catholic Church have a death wish?

Hare coursing is a horribly cruel “sport” that is a crime in many jurisdictions. It’s bad enough that the Irish government allows it…but this week pictures circulating on social media (twitter and facebook) clearly show a Catholic Priest officially BLESSING a hare coursing venue. ... read full story / add a comment
Gentle animals sent abroad to die violently for profit.
waterford / animal rights / news report Tuesday February 26, 2013 - 10:51 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
The Al Mahmoud vessel has now left Waterford loaded with Cattle to make the 10-day trip to Tripoli in Libya.We know they tried to avoid the media and our VIGIL held on TUESDAY resulted in the ship leaving early to ‘avoid trouble at the dock’. Five security manned the checkpoint and even RTE were refused access to the ship.
Two Irish firms Murphy Hunter International and Quinn International are partnering with Syrian business Al Mahmoud to export the cattle to Libya.
We want to stop this trade and we ASK your help .
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national / animal rights / press release Wednesday February 13, 2013 - 11:47 by Bernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 13, 2013 - 12:00)   image 1 image
Good news from Northern Ireland . AFAR is delighted in The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) stance in updating the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 to ban any dog docked after this date from being shown in Northern Ireland. Dogs docked before this date may still be shown under current legislation.

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Greyhounds close in on another hare...
national / animal rights / press release Saturday June 30, 2012 - 06:44 by Protecting the Irish Hare   image 3 images
A campaign targeting financial sponsorship of hare coursing in Ireland commences later this week. Without such funding, this cruel activity could not continue. ... read full story / add a comment
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dublin / animal rights / event notice Friday June 29, 2012 - 16:09 by ARAN   text 1 comment (last - tuesday july 03, 2012 - 00:48)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
There is a growing trend of cruelty to animals in Ireland. Irish legislation has failed and continues to fail animals in this country. On Sunday, August 26th 2012 at 1pm Sharp meeting at the Garden of Remembrance, hundreds of compassionate and caring people and other respected groups will join together to peacefully march through Dublin's City centre for a lively and upbeat protest calling for tougher laws to stamp out animal abuse and to recognise animals as sentient beings. Looking away or leaving it to someone else is not an option, and will only prolong animal abuse. ... read full story / add a comment
Protest against hare coursing at Edenderry, County Offaly
international / animal rights / press release Saturday November 26, 2011 - 00:14 by Ban Hare Coursing Now   image 1 image
Following confirmation by the government that the staghunt ban will remain, it's time now to outlaw hare coursing also ... read full story / add a comment
national / animal rights / event notice Friday August 12, 2011 - 21:55 by Sue Anthony   text 1 comment (last - saturday august 13, 2011 - 20:53)

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – Ireland, will be showing the award winning film Sharkwater, at The European Year of the Volunteer, The Venue is, EC House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin on Friday 26th August.

Precise time of event still to be decided, but will start sometime between 11am and 4pm

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national / animal rights / event notice Saturday April 30, 2011 - 10:48 by Sue Anthony
JUNE 4TH

We are looking for On Shore Volunteers to distribute literature, staff information points at local events, provide professional skills and if you think you have something to offer just let us know !

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national / animal rights / press release Thursday November 05, 2009 - 16:15 by Bernie Barrett   image 2 images

Badgerwatch (Ireland) is calling on Environment Minister, Mr. John Gormley, for an immediate halt to the killing of badgers for their alleged role in the spread of bovine TB.

Latest figures released by the Department of Agriculture (DAFF) shows that almost 7,000 badgers were slaughtered by Department trappers in 2008.

Ironically, close on 30,000 ’reactor’ cattle failed to pass the TB skin test for the same period indicating a rise in TB levels over the previous six years.

I ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / animal rights / feature Friday August 14, 2009 - 10:03 by Colin Ashey   text 11 comments (last - tuesday september 29, 2009 - 21:45)   image 1 image
At a hearing in Dublin District Court today, Judge McMahon dismissed the case against two animal rights activists arrested outside Barnardo’s fur shop on Lower Grafton Street in Dublin on 22 May this year. ... read full story / add a comment
Seahorses and fish will now be plastic.
dublin / animal rights / news report Saturday July 25, 2009 - 00:53 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
Having been contacted by concerned individuals, many working in the airport. The wall mounted fish tanks on the ‘Street’ at Dublin Airport were again brought to our attention.

In 2006 AFAR did a demo at Dublin Airport and as a result had SEAHORSES removed from the ESTEE LAUDER Crčme de la Mer tanks after hearing many Seahorses had died due to lack of feeding and regular care.
Now in 2009 the fish that had replaced the seahorses were suffering the same fate. ... read full story / add a comment
animals suffering from neglect on Funtasias building
meath / animal rights / press release Friday July 03, 2009 - 08:04 by Bernie Wright   text 9 comments (last - thursday july 16, 2009 - 19:52)   image 1 image
END the pathetic conditions for over 20 animals,including a Pregnant donkey in FUNTASIA’s noisy rooftop Petting Farm.
A noisy amusement and casino establishment in Bettystown has airlifted (by CHERRYPICKER) over 20 animals onto its roof in an effort to attract more clientele to its arcade and boost profits at 3 euro a head.
Funtasia last week got many of these animals from Jesse Callaghan, a farmer in Lunderstown, Duleek to use as a spectacle for the roof farm on their two story building. Chicken wire, plywood and a fully cemented roof is all that was provided by way of accommodation for a variety of animals including:
A pregnant Donkey in poor condition.... ... read full story / add a comment
Stop funding the Greyhound Industry
limerick / animal rights / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 03, 2009 - 16:36 by John Fitzgerald   text 10 comments (last - sunday september 26, 2010 - 18:50)   image 1 image
The finding of three mutilated greyhound carcasses this week at a popular seaside resort (Kilteery Pier in County Limerick) shows just how expendable these animals are deemed by their owners once their performance days are over.

The likelihood that they were greyhounds bred for hare coursing, judging from their build, should serve as yet another reminder that we are one of the few remaining countries that still permit this depraved and viciously cruel blood sport.

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