AstraZeneca, Protest 18th Aug 09

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by ALib on the August 28th, 2009

Astrazeneca Protest
In Dublin

From Shac Ireland | Tuesday, 18th August

Our demo outside AstraZeneca in Dublin city centre went well. They were expecting us (they keep an eye on Indymedia) and had sent emails to all of the staff about the demo. (nice to know they keep an interest in SHACtivism!

We had about 17 people and great support from passers-by. So good that all our flyers were distributed. Tourists from the states and France stopped to chat. We had the chanting going and attracted a lot of attention due to the noise.

Bet AZ want rid of us? They know what to do!

Pictures of the demo: VegaplanetGallery.

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Hunt Sabs Demo Report, 19th Feb 09

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by ALib on the February 22nd, 2009

Killer Kids Hunt Ball

From Association of Hunt Saboteurs | 20th Feb 2009.

30 activists from the Association of Hunt Saboteurs held a demonstration against stag hunting at the Coolquay lodge last night.
The WARD UNION JUNIOR HUNT BALL was on, a soda bar for those children who are already integrated into the cruel world of hunting. Carted Stag hunting is cruel and unnecessary and many of the underage revellers boasted of being out on hunts their entire short lives.

Many appeared to already have drink on them as they stumbled

into the Coolquay Lodge on the N2.

Local teenagers and children from Finglas were horrified that Stag hunting still took place so near Finglas where they lived and came to support our demo. Many had their own home made signs. We say why would you want your child to be an animal abuser. See for graphic footage of bloody staghunting.
Press Officer.
Bernie Wright.

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Shac Demo Report, 30 Jan 09

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by ALib on the February 10th, 2009

Report on Shac/Bayer Demo

A wet and windy night saw lots of activists turn out at a Bayer Schering Pharma Meeting and Dinner-dance in the four Seasons Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

Security with their walkie-talkies and Gardai were there to protect the company that tests at HLS. Bet they were surprised to see us there as this event was not advertised. Bet they are wondering who told us.

Bayer took out an injunction against the UK activists but the

battle continues against the animal exploiters in solidarity with the UK Seven who received lengthy jail sentences for their campaigning.

PO BOX 4734.

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Shac Demo 30 Jan 09

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Glô! on the January 28th, 2009

Solidarity Demo For

Organised by SHAC Ireland, this demo will take place outside the Four Seasons Hotel, Ballsbridge at Bayer Schering Pharma Dinner /Meeting event.

This protest is part of the SHAC Bayer Week and in support of the SHAC UK 7 who were given outrageous jail sentences for organizing a legal campaign against HLS.

For more info:
Email : brian_cass_dropdead[at]

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Association of Hunt Saboteurs Protest, 19th Dec 08

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Glô! on the December 17th, 2008

Hunters Kill The Spirit
Of Christmas

From the Association of Hunt Saboteurs.
Anti-Blood sports Demo with life-size Stag visual…and Open air Book Launch outside the Office of the Taoiseach!

The AOHS is protesting outside the office of the Taoiseach Mr. Brian Cowen on Friday 19th of December.

The purpose of the demo is to remind the Fianna Fail-Green government that the horrific so-called “sports” of hare coursing, carted stag hunting, and fox hunting will continue over the Christmas Season, making an absolute mockery of the “season of peace and goodwill”.

The protest venue was chosen because the Taoiseach is a known fervent supporter of live hare coursing and other blood sports. We believe this sends out a very disturbing message, namely that cruelty to

animals is OK!
Press Officer
Bernie Wright
087 2651720
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Fur Free Friday

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Glô! on the December 3rd, 2008

Fur Free Friday,
The Irish Way

On November 28th 2008, as part of the international Fur Free Friday, members of Aliberation and AFAR held a public education outside Barnado Furriers shop, in Dublin.

Barnado Furriers are notorious for profiting from animal exploitation since 1812 and they show no remorse whatsoever for dealing with such a barbaric trade. For Barnado Furriers, the life of a mink equals a soft handbag, the life of a fox equals a fluffy scarf, the life of a Persian lamb equals a shiny coat.

From 4.30pm until closure of the shop, facts on the fur trade were chanted as loud as we could to alert the public to the monstrosity of such an industry.

Those who couldn’t join us on Friday were able to participate the following day in the public education on the fur trade, outside the same fur shop, an event that we hold every

Saturday for the whole afternoon.

From 2pm to 6pm, activists held an info table on the fur trade, while other activists were engaged in a public education. The public were made aware of the facts and could then go to the stall to sign the petition to close Irish fur farms.

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Anti Fur Rally, London, 27 Sept 08

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Glô! on the October 10th, 2008

London Marches
Against Fur

On the 27th of Sept 08, the streets of London were filled with loud anti fur slogans as over 400 activists marched against companies who sell animal fur in the city.
Brands like Gucci, Escada, Versace, Fendi, Joseph and Armani were made aware that compassion beats fashion.

As impressive as the demo itself was the amount of “yellow” jackets which added extra color to the march.
The march was not only surrounded by the police on both sides, and several police vans, but also watched from the air by a police helicopter.

The only department store in the UK to still sell animal fur, Harrods, also saw that abusing animals’ rights will not go unchallenged.

The demo was organised by CAFT UK. Pictures above are from CAFT.

Watch the video !

Full CAFT UK report:


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NYSE Global Day of Action Demo Report

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by ALib on the October 10th, 2008


SHAC Ireland joined the global day of action against the New York Stock Exchange Group (NYSE) on Monday 29th of September 2008.

The NYSE allows Huntingdon Life Science to trade shares anonymously on the all electronic trading platform NYSE Arca.

By allowing this, by being the only stock exchange in the world that allows HLS to trade its shares, the NYSE gives a glimmer of a financial hope to HLS.

HLS kills 500 animals on an average day. 70,000 animals are trapped on HLS sites, who have and will have pain inflicted upon them for pointless research. These animals are destined to be murdered for no benefit to themselves or others.
In a multitude of ways, these animals will have their rights, their bodies and their minds destroyed simply for the profits

of HLS.

SHAC Ireland demanded that both Goldman Sachs Management (Ireland) Limited and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co as members of the NYSE to use their influence to drop HLS from the NYSE listings.
Activists called to both businesses on Upper Hatch St, D2 between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

[1] View pictures of the Demo.

[2]Want to join Shac Ireland ?
Contact : brian_cass_dropdead[at]

[3] To Subscribe to SHAC for email alerts:

[4] Global Campaign against HLS

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Greyhound Derby Demo Report

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by ALib on the October 10th, 2008

Brian Cowen Goes
to the Dogs

On the night that Greyhound Action Ireland held an event to coincide with Dog Tracks Lack of Underage Betting Limit/ Gambling Awareness Week”, Mr. Cowen was busy presenting a trophy at Shelbourne Park to the winner of the derby.

This event is one of the lowlights of the greyhound racing industries calendar. If you would have asked the hardcore punters on the night why 40,000 greyhounds are disposed of every year between the UK and Ireland, this race held on the 13th of Sept would have been included in most of their answers.

So if you’ve ever asked yourself what does An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, do when he’s not saving the world; What does he do when his party Fianna Fail, are not busy steering the country into a recession; What does Brian do when he isn’t fearlessly leading a political party, a political party that has squandered 105million since 2001 of taxpayer’s money into the Greyhound Racing Industry?

Well, it seems that Brian likes to rub elbows with the worst hardcore punters (activists from Greyhound Action Ireland were cursed at, physically confronted and insulted by people who admitted they were involved in greyhound racing on the night).

He also likes to stand side by side

to children as they are encouraged to gamble, as they are surrounded late at night by alcohol and as they are urged to unwittingly support animal cruelty.

Every week, children are seen going into Shelbourne Park at an astonishing rate. Please see the undercover investigation carried out earlier this year.

Take a look at the photos in the links below. Activists from Greyhound Action Ireland saw scores of children making up a considerable portion of the crowd who entered Shelbourne Park on the night and many were a lot younger than the ones posing with An Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

View pictures of the Demo.

More info:

  • School Day Out at Shelbourne Park?
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    The Austrian Repression - Protest in Dublin

    Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Glô! on the August 29th, 2008

    Irish Support Continues on Austrian Prisoners
    Part 4

    On the 22nd of July, AFAR and ALiberation gathered outside the Austrian National Tourist Office in Merrion Center, Dublin, to protest against the violation of rights that Animal protectionists from Austria have been enduring for nearly 4 months and to express their shock and dismay that government officials in Austria should act in such an utterly arbitrary and despotic manner.

    3 activists dressed as chained prisoners and with their mouths taped shut symbolised the innocent animal protectionists being held by the Austrian authorities, while other concerned activists and members of the public came to lend their support.
    Most passers-by were sympathetic to their plight after taking and reading a leaflet, although they found it hard to believe this was happening not so far away, in Austria. This is a country where human rights are
    assumed to be respected.
    The activists’ rights continue to be violated as their remand in custody was extended on the grounds that once out of jail, they might continue perpetuating “criminal offences”!

    Aliberation believes that regardless of one’s opinions about Animal Rights, what is happening is an attempt to obstruct and criminalise social activism. The way the law is interpreted and used makes every activist an easy target.

    Go back to the File on the Austrian Repression.

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    Animal Abusers United, 08-08-08

    Posted in Animal Rights Demos by ALib on the August 20th, 2008

    Conspiracy of Animal Abusers

    An attempt to start a Conspiracy of Animal Abusers was held in the Ballsbrige Court Hotel (Previously known as the Berkley Court Hotel) on Friday last.

    Although the organizer, spokesperson for the Hunting Association of Ireland, Gavin Duffy, admitted that invitations were sent out to over 80 organisations, only about 20 to 25 persons (not organizations) attended. Businesses such as the fur shop Barnardo Furriers were seen to have 3 people attend the hotel for example.

    One of the most publicized invitees, President of the Irish Farmers Association, Padraig Walshe (his face was one of three that appeared on the invitation brochure), said this was a “hunting agenda” according to the Today With Pat Kenny Show. Hunters organized it and they held their own meeting the night before. The conspiracy was top heavy with hunters and the key speaker is regarded as one of the most powerful people in the international hunting scene.

    Padraig Walshe declined the invitation by stating “I am very dissatisfied about this. The

    organisers have used my name in a totally inappropriate way to promote their own agenda. I will not allow my name or the IFA to be hijacked in this way. There will be no IFA participation in this event.”

    The hunting lobby’s idea was to collect as many businesses as possible who promote, sell, trade or pay for animal abuse in the one room and discuss how best they may counter the Animal Rights movement. The Animal Rights movement is a compassionate movement and is founded on according rights to animals based on their interests.


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    International Hunting Seminar Protest , 07/08/08

    Posted in Animal Rights Demos by ALib on the August 20th, 2008

    International Hunting Seminar

    The Association of Hunt Saboteurs (AOHS) organised two events to coincide with 2 meetings that hunters tried to secretly arrange. The hunters first met on Thursday night on 7th August at the Ballsbridge Court Hotel.
    The second meeting was a Conspiracy of Animal Abusers in the same place on the following morning.

    Hunting is regarded as a “blood sport”. Sport should involve a contest between the contestants, but hunting only ever has one winner. This is due to only one side ever contesting (the hunter), the other side (eg the fox) is fighting for his life. The winner, unsurprisingly is always the hunter and never the killed animal.

    So whereas the euphemism “sport” should be replaced with a word more appropriate such as “massacre” or simply “murder”, the other word “blood” is entirely suitable. Other names could be “unnecessary”, “animal cruelty”, “cold hearted premeditated stupidity in the pursuit of pleasure”
    A fight to live versus a game to kill is not a contest.

    The hunters who booked into the Ballsbridge Court Hotel will surely have had sillier things to discuss than an apt name for what they do or even to discuss the rights of the animals they violate.
    The struggle with words would be

    a better contest for these hunters than the routine killing of a defenseless animal. Some other words that creep unashamedly into their vocabulary are “conservation”, “biodiversity”, “cull”, “harvest”, “population management” etc.

    Now if these hunters bought a dictionary (book that explains what words mean) they may be able to finally apply the correct name to what they are trying to say. This may not be an easy competition for them but at least the losing streak that they are on may result in a win ever so often.

    With “blood sports” there is only ever one outcome. The outcome of a coward.

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