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Greyhound Racing is bad news for both children and animals
dublin / animal rights / press release Thursday May 10, 2012 16:27 by Bernie Wright   text 9 comments (last - thursday may 31, 2012 19:09)   image 2 images
Dublin Primary School brings their young pupils to night of gambling at the dogs.

The O‘Connel’s primary school Parents Association obviously believes that Gambling is a healthy pursuit for 8 to 10 year old schoolchildren. A night at the dogs was arranged by the OCS Parents association on last Thursday 3rd May. A mini-bus and apparently a Gardai community Van shuttled children for a night of gambling at Shelbourne Park to bet on about 12 races as no underage limit applies at Greyhound and Horse tracks in Ireland.
One child won 60-80 euro and the website for the school said the following regarding the event. The O Connell Primary School Dublin website‎ states-‘
A Night at the Dogs posted 4 May 2012 00:08 by Gerry Hancock .A big Thank You to everyone who helped out with or attended the OCS Parents' Assoc. Night at the Dogs last night. It was an overwhelming success.’

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One of the pro hare coursing accessories withdrawn from sale on Amazon
international / animal rights / press release Tuesday May 01, 2012 13:05 by Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports   image 2 images
Symbolic victory for anti-blood sports campaign as “I Love Hare Coursing” accessories destined for Ireland and the UK withdrawn from sale. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / press release Friday April 27, 2012 10:29 by Caddy   text 4 comments (last - monday april 30, 2012 09:59)   video 1 video file
Animal Rights Zone (ARZone), the global campaigning, activities, and social network for animal advocates, announces the third phase of their ongoing Vegan Buddies Programme. read full story / add a comment
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Thursday April 19, 2012 19:57 by BrianClarkeNUJ   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Brian Faulkner the last Prime Minster of Occupied Ireland like the present autocrat, the unelected English Tory, Owen Paterson was an committed foxhunter. Faulkner lived in Highlands Estate, near the village of Seaforde and surrounded himself and his family like Paterson today, with the heavy security presence of the disgraced Ulster Defence Regiment, while Paterson uses their renamed successors, the Royal Irish Rangers for whom he raised a huge sum of money riding in the worlds most horse cruel race of 1,000 kilometers over 10 days in the Mongolian Derby last Summer. Faulkner who was ultra security conscious had every room in his house leading to another, with panic buttons everywhere. Despite all of this his horse of fenian pedigree got him. read full story / add a comment
End Horse Racing -the cruelty cannot be eliminated without a ban.
international / animal rights / press release Monday April 16, 2012 14:36 by Bernie Wright   text 3 comments (last - tuesday april 17, 2012 11:40)   image 1 image
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IRISH HORSES BETRAYED….as Irish Government plans to export to China…a country steeped in animal abuse. It goes without saying that being a thoroughbred racehorse gets you no better treatment from those who exploit you.
As horse racing pundits in the UK give lip service to the horse killings at the Grand National we do not hear many racing supporters condemning the move by the Irish Government to supply China with Irish horses.
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disposeable ex racers
national / animal rights / press release Tuesday April 10, 2012 22:25 by Bernie Wright   text 6 comments (last - wednesday april 18, 2012 01:58)   image 1 image
School children to be introduced to gambling and animal abuse.

Who would have thought the school curriculum in Ireland would be introducing children to Gambling and animal abuse?
The Irish Greyhound Board, the IGB, are now offering students and teachers tours of Greyhound stadia around the country. These same racing tracks allow children to bet their pocket money as no age limit applies to anyone placing bets. The IGB, synonymous with trying to export Greyhounds to China and with cruel treatment towards unwanted hounds are using school tours to indoctrinate children into gambling.
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international / animal rights / press release Friday April 06, 2012 10:22 by ARZone   text 6 comments (last - tuesday april 10, 2012 23:26)   video 1 video file
Animal Rights Zone (ARZone) officially launches their global Vegan Buddies programme and appeals for vegan buddy mentors to assist new and aspiring vegans. read full story / add a comment
Elephants on  Promotional Parade in Carlow town
national / animal rights / opinion/analysis Wednesday April 04, 2012 23:46 by Christopher O Riordan   text 2 comments (last - sunday march 10, 2013 23:30)   image 2 images
Last week a circus worker at a circus based in cork was seriously injured when a Indian Elephant accidently fell upon him. I look at how in the 21st century using wild animals for entertainment ishumane and should not be acceptable. read full story / add a comment
A Panamanian Tapeti Hare: Panama has just banned live hare coursing...Ireland still allows it!
international / animal rights / press release Tuesday April 03, 2012 15:30 by End Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 2 comments (last - friday april 06, 2012 00:37)   image 3 images
Panama has banned live hare coursing...the government of Ireland should do likewise via the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill. read full story / add a comment
national / animal rights / press release Saturday March 31, 2012 23:19 by Bernie Wright   text 3 comments (last - monday may 28, 2012 16:25)   image 2 images

AFAR yet again call for a ban on animals in Circuses after a circus trainer was trampled by an elephant today in Cork. Our sympathies lie with the animals who are imprisoned in circuses for entertainment. We call on our elected representatives to use common sense on this issue which is growing more pressing as absolutely no legislation exists in Ireland to prohibit the keeping of exotic species. The Department of Agriculture are responsible for issuing import licences for these animals on request. WE WANT THESE LISENCES STOPPED.
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Sick feral kitten
national / animal rights / news report Friday March 16, 2012 12:31 by J Knox   image 4 images
With a million stray cats struggling to survive in harsh conditions, the Government has once again excluded their welfare from the draft Animal Health and Welfare Bill. Campaigners are lobbying for cat welfare to be included in the new animal welfare laws, that cats should no longer be classified as 'pests' alongside mice and rats and that a comprehensive neutering campaign be put in place. This article hopes to highlight the current situation in Ireland as Rescues and welfare organisations reach breaking point and the situation spirals out of control while the Government refuses to get involved. read full story / add a comment
Hare Coursing: Please sign petition to have it banned
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Monday March 12, 2012 13:11 by Ban Hare Coursing Cruelty   text 2 comments (last - sunday march 25, 2012 22:28)   image 2 images
A petition has been started to call on the Taoisech Enda Kenny to support the upcoming Bill that aims to ban hare coursing read full story / add a comment
Deputy Clare Daly and other opponents of hare coursing call for a ban
international / animal rights / press release Friday March 02, 2012 21:37 by Ban Hare Coursing   image 3 images
Fine Gael Junior Minister Shane McEntee has claimed repeatedly that "the hare is in no danger" in coursing, an activity that he and other government figures like Environment Minister Phil Hogan and Paudie Coffey continue to laud as a fine healthy sport for all the family etc read full story / add a comment
Hare Coursing: A former judge and a respected conservationist group now say it should be banned
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Saturday February 25, 2012 00:53 by Ban Hare Coursing Now   text 1 comment (last - saturday february 25, 2012 15:38)   image 5 images
Evidence is mounting recent weeks that hare coursing can no longer ward off accusations of deliberate cruelty and ecological vandalism. Opposition to it is increasing, with a former district court judge and the prestigious Irish Wildlife Trust caoming out in favour of its abolition. read full story / add a comment
Greyhound and Pet World sponsors this "sport"
international / animal rights / press release Wednesday February 08, 2012 22:11 by Ban Hare Coursing   image 3 images
Dominic Magnone, of Greyhound and Pet World, has drugs convictions. Proof of this is clearly documented. Yet the Irish Coursing Club, which claims it abhors the use of prohibited substances to enhance the performance of greyhounds, accepted his sponsorship of the "Oaks" section of the National Coursing Meeting. read full story / add a comment
Picture shows: right to left: Minister Joe Costello, Deputy Clare Daly, Noel Gregory (brother of the late independent TD Tony Gregory), Roderick O' Gorman, Green Party Chairman, and Aideen Yourell, PRO of the Irish Council Against Blood Sports.
international / animal rights / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 31, 2012 08:29 by Ban Hare Coursing Now!   text 3 comments (last - thursday february 02, 2012 11:14)   image 5 images
We hope politicians of all parties who oppose the savagery of hare coursing will support the Private Members Bill that Dail Deputies Maureen O’ Sullivan and Clare Daly intend to move shortly. read full story / add a comment
national / animal rights / press release Sunday January 08, 2012 13:55 by Bernie Wright   text 8 comments (last - wednesday january 11, 2012 23:22)   image 1 image
PRESS RELEASE.8.1.12. HORSE RACING DEATH TOLL PROMPTS CALL FOR A BAN . Five young horses died last week at Leopardstown Race Track whilst Racing. This follows a similar incident where six horses died at Tramore track in Killarney a few years ago. In Sligo two years ago a horse collision at Cullenamore Races resulted in a horse having to be put down and two jockeys rushed to hospital. The collision occurred in front of hundreds of spectators. Laytown is remembered for the pile up of horses in the nineties when three horses were killed. While these fatalities are described as ‘freakish’ ‘sad’ and ‘regrettable’ the number of injuries and deaths is rising because horses are raced and made jump. read full story / add a comment
national / animal rights / press release Friday January 06, 2012 11:06 by Vegan Ireland   text 39 comments (last - monday january 16, 2012 17:40)   image 2 images
PRESS RELEASE. No Embargo. www.veganireland.org vegansireland@gmail.com Vegan Ireland press number: 086 100 6763 “Do You Eat Carrots?” Vegan Ireland asks Matt Cooper and Joe Duffy to go vegan Recently both popular presenters made surprising statements about veganism on their radio shows. For example, during discussions last Tuesday (3/1/12) about the recent Rachel Allen shooting pheasants issue, Matt stated that if he were a vegan he’d be starving, while Joe asked a vegan if he ate carrots and whether he’d be happy then if pheasants were captured and killed humanely. Discovering that vegans did not have milk from cows in their tea, Joe said, “Ah, mother of God, how do you survive?” Joe Duffy Show: http://www.rte.ie/radio/ Matt Cooper, “The Last Word”: http://media.todayfm.com/ read full story / add a comment
Hares in their natural habitat...before a twisted coursing club reaches them
national / animal rights / press release Monday January 02, 2012 23:13 by Ban Hare Coursing in Ireland   text 4 comments (last - tuesday january 17, 2012 09:23)   image 4 images   video 1 video file
Protest against vile 3-day “National Hare Coursing” event. Location: The Department of Agriculture, Kildare Street, Dublin. Date: January 30th 2012. Time: 1 pm to 2 pm. read full story / add a comment
EX Battery hens need forever homes
national / animal rights / press release Saturday December 31, 2011 00:59 by Bernie Wright   text 1 comment (last - sunday january 01, 2012 17:10)   image 2 images
AFAR offers to find ‘forever homes’ for condemned hens. TEN farmers across the country say they will be forced to cull hundreds of thousands of hens next week to comply with an EU directive which the IFA claims could cost them their livelihoods. A directive issued back in 1999 to phase out so-called battery cages to house hens and replace them with a more humane version known as "enriched" cages has apparently led to this situation. The Alliance for Animal Rights have already spoken to IFA National Poultry Chairman Mr Alo Mohan and have made an offer to find ‘forever homes’ for some of these hens to allow them live out their natural lives. read full story / add a comment
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