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Greyhound and hare alike are cruelly ill-treated in coursing
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 08, 2014 09:01 by Abolish Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 15, 2014 19:14)   image 6 images
The news that six greyhounds that participated in this year’s National Hare Coursing Festival have tested positive for banned substances can be offered as yet further evidence of the true nature of live hare coursing. read full story / add a comment
Rural pastime?
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday February 11, 2014 13:22 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 34 comments (last - saturday april 12, 2014 12:16)   image 7 images
The ICC (Irish Coursing Club) says hare coursing has nothing to hide and everyone is welcome at displays of this "delightful rural pastime". So why were two women manhandled and ejected from the National Coursing Meeting when they tried to film this event?

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international / animal rights / press release Friday January 17, 2014 18:43 by Sue Anthony   text 2 comments (last - sunday january 19, 2014 19:33)
A colossal pod of 250 plus Bottlenose dolphins including babies, juveniles and one baby albino dolphin is being held captive overnight in the cove right now. It will be a total of 19 hours before they will endure the torture of being ripped from their family and selected for captivity. Those not selected will be slaughtered for human consumption. read full story / add a comment
why do hunters cause suffering for sport
kilkenny / animal rights / press release Sunday January 12, 2014 13:54 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
SATURDAY at 5pm.
The AOHS have just received information from a Waterford train employee that a pack of hounds hunting across the train tracks have been apparently mowed down by the 2.50 Waterford to Dublin train.

We are currently seeking conclusive proof about this incident!!!!-we now have some more on this.

It happened apparently in the area of Mullinavat and the train accident happened at approximately 3.20 pm this afternoon at Mulinavat.

As it is Saturday we presume it was the Kilkenny foxhounds hunt, who hunt every Saturday at 11am. This has yet to be confirmed.They would normally meet at 11 am.

However we know that a hunt met today at the Rising Sun Pub as the pub staff have just confirmed. They however know nothing of the accident.

Gardai in Moincoin were not informed.

*Rising sun pub/ Mulinavat. Alternatively call 00353 (0) 51 898173 for enquires.

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national / animal rights / event notice Thursday January 09, 2014 10:34 by ARAN   text 1 comment (last - saturday january 11, 2014 02:27)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
As the hare coursing season draws to a shameful close, hunters, shooters and everyone who's anyone in the world of blood sports will attend the Clonmel hare coursing finals. Over the last number of years ARAN has been staging lively demonstrations directly opposite the gates where the coursing and hunting enthusiasts arrive by car and coach in their thousands. This year we plan on being there and we hope that you'll schedule in the day to be there for the animals whilst making it the start of your commitment to stand with other caring people to bring blood sports in Ireland to an end. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / news report Wednesday December 18, 2013 19:36 by PETA and others
Bullfighting is a savage blood sport, an archaic barbarism which injures innocent bulls, horses, bullfighters and spectators. It is time for the Spanish, Mexican, Venezuelan, Argentinan, Chilean and all governments to outlaw it read full story / add a comment
dublin / animal rights / press release Thursday December 12, 2013 19:01 by Adele
Medium Geoff Keating is fighting to get his horses returned to him after Urlingford Pound entered private property in North Dublin and removed 15 horses.

Spots looks malnourished after 6 days in the pound. Is this down to stress? Lack of food? Mistreatment? Or all of the above? You can see Spots is tied up and the rope is taut. This means Spots is unable to eat, drink, move around or even lie down. read full story / add a comment
A true ecologist...
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 10, 2013 01:30 by Save the Irish Hare   text 5 comments (last - friday december 13, 2013 02:05)   image 12 images
Hares AND Greyhounds being forced to run in appalling weather conditions. Many greyhounds injured...

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Undercover Investigations
dublin / animal rights / event notice Wednesday November 20, 2013 19:42 by Vegan Ireland   text 1 comment (last - saturday november 23, 2013 10:16)   image 1 image
Investigating animal use by video cameras and undercover work with the movie “Death on a Factory Farm” and guest speaker Laura Gough from Animal Equality.
Panama Lifestyles will offer up to 30% discount at their stand on the night for their products suitable for vegans including the Lavera range.
Click here for the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/420521251407155/
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international / animal rights / news report Thursday October 10, 2013 15:41 by Chicken Rights   text 2 comments (last - monday november 04, 2013 20:36)   video 1 video file
Disease, boycott, health inspections are some factors in the decline in KFC sales and profits read full story / add a comment
Seanad voted for this...after intensive lobbying by one of its nominating bodies
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday September 17, 2013 21:29 by Ban Blood Sports in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - wednesday september 18, 2013 22:47)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Animal Lovers asked to back Seanad abolition if pro-blood sports organization continues to have nominating powers! read full story / add a comment
gentle greyhound...abandoned after racing.
dublin / animal rights / news report Thursday August 22, 2013 18:54 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
The Alliance for Animal Rights group AFAR wish to condemn the IGB who are fully responsible for the serious injuring of Four healthy Greyhounds who were made race at the ETS Derby in Shelbourne Park last week. All of these dogs were badly injured at the track, including being ‘KOd’ knocked over and sustaining bone breakages including broken legs and hocks. We surmise some of these dogs risk being killed as their racing careers are most likely ended and they are possibly only of use as stud dogs.
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Zoos, prisons for the innocent...always
dublin / animal rights / opinion/analysis Friday August 09, 2013 23:02 by Bernie Wright   image 1 image
AFAR wish to condemn the incident at Dublin zoo which occurred two days ago which left a two year old child unconscious, and with deep stomach and arm injuries caused by an animal attack by a Tapir . Apart from the obvious stupidity of allowing a child into an enclosure confining a wild animal with their young, Dublin Zoo is guilty of imprisoning, confining, drugging and using wild animals for profit on an ongoing basis.
They [Dublin Zoo] admit themselves on their website that tapirs are always found near water and usually run into rivers to escape predators such as the jaguar. Where could this Mother and newborn escape to in the Zoo enclosure, to flee from what most likely was perceived as a threat from hearing the human child scream.
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Fieldsport "conservation"
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Wednesday June 12, 2013 22:09 by Bird Man   image 3 images
In the past few days, animal protection campaigners have become aware of a disturbing YouTube video that shows a leading dog trainer and breeder using LIVE, tied-up birds to train gundogs. read full story / add a comment
dublin / animal rights / event notice Tuesday June 04, 2013 09:32 by Martin O'Sullivan
This year, the Vegetarian Society of Ireland is holding a very special World Vegetarian Day Festival event in the heart of Temple Bar!

Come along for the celebration! We'll have plenty of stands in the main area with a huge passion for:

Irresistible food
Animal rights
Environment
and much more!
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A living being not a slave.
international / animal rights / press release Tuesday April 30, 2013 08:07 by bernie wright   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 30, 2013 09:22)   image 1 image
The Alliance for Animal Rights [AFAR] and the National Animal Rights Association [NARA] will demonstrate at the offices of one of the companies responsible for exporting live animals to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

ON NEXT TUESDAY 30th April at 12-30 pm until 2pm we will be demonstrating at the offices of DLE LTD in Dublin City Centre, this is the company responsible for the last shipment of over 3000 weanlings to Libya last week. Details are below.
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national / animal rights / event notice Monday April 22, 2013 10:14 by Roger Yates   text 1 comment (last - monday april 22, 2013 18:01)   image 1 image
A final Vegan Bake Sale Week event at St. Andrew's Resource Centre, Dublin 2. read full story / add a comment
Vegan bake sale poster
dublin / animal rights / event notice Friday April 12, 2013 22:48 by VSI   image 1 image
The Vegetarian Society of Ireland is celebrating the 2013 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale on Saturday 20th April 2013. We invite you to join us at Exchange Dublin in Temple Bar. The proceeds will be divided equally between the Vegetarian Society of Ireland and the Donkey Sanctuary.

We are inviting people to donate vegan baked goods as well as volunteers to help on the day. If you are interested in helping, please contact: bakesale@vegetarian.ie read full story / add a comment
Vegan Ireland women's t-shirt
national / animal rights / event notice Friday April 05, 2013 09:35 by Roger Yates   text 6 comments (last - monday april 08, 2013 00:30)   image 3 images
Vegan Ireland: the Vegan Society of Ireland launch their new Supporter Card, t-shirt, and tote bag, at a movie and food event, Saturday 6th April, 2013, at The Exchange, Exchange Street Upper, Dublin. Time: 2pm – 4pm. read full story / add a comment
mayo / animal rights / press release Thursday March 28, 2013 16:04 by Laura Broxson
***NATIONAL ANIMAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION PRESS RELEASE***

ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST CHARLES RIVER & OVAGEN ANIMAL TESTING LABORATORIES IN MAYO

WHEN: Saturday 30th March, from 1pm - 3pm, outside Charles River & Ovagen in Carrentrila, Ballina.

Contact N.A.R.A. spokesperson: Laura Broxson - 086 8729 444 - www.naracampaigns.org
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