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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
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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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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gentle sentient beings
waterford / animal rights / news report Thursday March 14, 2013 21:53 by Bernie Wright   text 2 comments (last - friday march 15, 2013 13:11)   image 1 image
WATERFORD : BARBARIC PIG FARMER WHO USED SLEGE-HAMMER ON PIGS NOW ON THE TAX DEFAULTERS LIST.

A farmer who single-handedly slaughtered almost 4,000 pigs in a frenzied attack after a banned food additive was discovered on his farm was ordered to pay over €71,000 in fines and legal costs. Pig farmer Thomas Galvin from Ballinamuck, Dungarvan, Co Waterford denied 29 charges brought against him. Galvin was found guilty of a string of offences including the movement of pigs onto and off restricted lands following the discovery of a highly toxic additive, Carbadox, in April 2002.
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national / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 05, 2013 17:34 by Ban Coursing   video 1 video file
Niall Quinn on his shameful involvement in hare coursing. read full story / add a comment
A fox untroubled by human predators...
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Monday March 04, 2013 12:21 by End Bloodsports in Ireland   text 13 comments (last - wednesday march 06, 2013 19:48)   image 11 images
Hare coursing and foxhunt clubs crave good PR. In recent days they've got the opposite: Mega pop star Paoblo Nutini denounced bloodsports after attending a hunt ball in Westmeath without realising its connection to foxhunting...and then members of the Irish Council Against Blood Sports captured horrific footage of hare maulings at the so-called "Irish Cup" coursing festival at Limerick racecourse. Now one of the most important Irish cultural iniatives of recent decades has effectively disowned the cruel baiting of live animals for "sport"...
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Protest against hare coursing at Dail, with Clare Daly TD on far left
international / animal rights / press release Tuesday February 26, 2013 15:28 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   image 3 images
On February 23rd and 24th, members of an anti blood sports campaign group attended part of the so-called “Irish Cup” live hare coursing event, which was held on Limerick racecourse and sponsored by multi millionaire businessman JP McManus. They managed, in spite of an official ban on “unauthorised photography” that apples to all hare coursing events, to film some of the action.

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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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Time to end bloodsports
international / animal rights / press release Friday February 22, 2013 03:22 by Ban Bloodsports in Ireland   text 1 comment (last - friday february 22, 2013 03:59)   image 4 images
Horrific stag hunting incident...

Terrified stag chased into River Boyne in broad daylight as recovery team and volunteers search for drowning victim. Incident witnessed by dozens of people.
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Stop live animal exports -respect all beings right to life-go vegan.
waterford / animal rights / press release Sunday February 17, 2013 00:46 by Bernie Wright   text 4 comments (last - monday february 18, 2013 19:50)   image 2 images
Exporters have begun assembling 2,900 cattle for the first live export vessel destined for Libya on Wednesday next.
All breeds except Friesians are being sought for Live export to Libya according to David Hunter of Murphy Hunter International Livestock in Cork.
The Vessel arriving from Ceuta, the Al Mahmoud Express will have 2,900 young dairy bulls loaded from Monday at Waterford port to travel to Tripoli, loading alone may take 48 hours. The sea journey will take 10 days.
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luvforfood.jpg
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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so many animals need help.
national / animal rights / opinion/analysis Saturday February 02, 2013 23:05 by Bernie Wright   text 5 comments (last - wednesday may 08, 2013 00:06)   image 1 image
Re- THE BAN BY DUNNES STORES ON ANIMAL CHARITY COLLECTORS.
……POSSIBLY A REASON FOR THE 'CHARITY COLLECTORS 'STOPPAGE BY DUNNES STORES
ARE BLOODSPORTS PEOPLE REALLY THIS NASTY???

We refer to the ban by the Dunnes Store’s chain on allowing Animal charities to collect at their many shops.
This has shocked many welfare groups as no explanation has be given despite radio and newspaper coverage.

We were informed yesterday by a posting on the PRO RACING and COURSING forum GREYHOUND NUTS that the once vocal Pro stag- hunting group Rise [rural Ireland says Enough]were behind the ban by Dunnes Stores. We enclose the page from the blog below which is run by Tom Brett of Cork.

Unfortunately as Dunnes Stores will not answer questions put to them we cannot verify this revelation. We invite you to investigate further in an effort to explain the strange ‘less than compassionate ‘ stance that they have adopted.

AFAR feels to alienate any worthwhile cause without explanation is unjust. read full story / add a comment
Toby the greyhound on picket duty...
international / animal rights / press release Saturday February 02, 2013 13:59 by Campaign to Protect the Irish Hare   text 2 comments (last - friday february 08, 2013 23:27)   image 5 images
A well supported protest was mounted outside Dail Eireann yesterday (Friday, February 1st) to coincide with the opening today of the three-day “National Hare Coursing Festival” in Clonmel, County Tipperary read full story / add a comment
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cork / animal rights / press release Tuesday January 22, 2013 11:17 by gerard   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 27, 2013 18:56)   image 1 image
'doing nothing' is no option

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Hare Coursing equals legalised  animal abuse.
national / animal rights / press release Tuesday January 15, 2013 23:17 by Bernie Wright   text 3 comments (last - wednesday january 16, 2013 18:30)   image 2 images
The Association of Hunt Saboteurs will be holding a lively demonstration outside Dail Eireann on 1st February to coincide with the start of the ICC coursing Final in Powerstown Park Clonmel.
We will have some Dail members present and will be again highlighting the upcoming Private members bill to ban coursing being brought before the Dail by TDs Clare daly and Maureen O Sullivan.
Hare Coursing is a melting pot of many ills that need to be extinguished.

Focus on indoctrinating children.
A focus of this year’s final seems to be the influx of children expected at Clonmel’s Powerstown Park.
• A Greyhound supporters forum GREYHOUND NUTS is discussing the fact that lots of school children will attend this event
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....when her career ended......dumped  minus her ears...
national / animal rights / press release Saturday December 01, 2012 14:34 by Bernie Wright   text 7 comments (last - monday december 03, 2012 14:10)   image 1 image
NIGHT OF THE STARS - how many dogs will be injured or killed by Racing on Saturday??
DEMO AT SHELBOURNE PARK FOR THIS IGB BIG EVENT-‘NIGHT OF STARS’
DEMO STARTS AT 6.45 pm. 1st Dec [ SHELBOURNE PK TRACK]

‘There were whoops of excitement at Shelbourne Park’ when Minister Shane Mc Entee revealed details of the Night of Stars, Irish greyhound racing’s version of the Breeders’ Cup.

http://www.igb.ie/Talking-Dogs/NIGHT-OF-STARS-A-MASSIVE...NG-1/

For more on the casualties SEE http://www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/facts7.html#eire

we need to let those who are ATTENDING KNOW ABOUT THE INJURIES, DRUGGING, DUMPING,MUTILATING and DEATHS OF THOUSANDS OF Beautiful GREYHOUNDS AT THE HANDS OF THOSE RACING THEM.

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A "code of conduct" for this?
international / animal rights / press release Tuesday November 27, 2012 02:16 by Irish Coursing Club to be entrusted with "code of conduct"   image 3 images
Agriculture minister Simon Coveney say he will trust the Irish Coursing Club to follow a "code of conduct" instead of imposing a ban on hare coursing.
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