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Gary Francione, Animal Rights July Press Release

Posted in Events by ALib on the July 19th, 2009

The AR Debate:
Abolition or Regulation?

Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, USA, will give a lecture on ‘The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation’ at 7pm, Theatre ‘L’, UCD (Newman building).

This interactive lecture, in which audience members can ask questions after the principal address, will be held live via satellite* from the USA.

Francione is the intellectual leader of the ‘abolitionist approach’ to animal rights www.abolitionistapproach.com
and is the most important scholar writing about human-nonhuman relations at the present time.

His book, Animals as Persons (2008) is the latest in a body of work, begun in the 1990s, in which he sets out his vision of animal rights. At its core, the abolitionist approach to animal rights argues that nonhuman animals have the right not to be the property of human beings.


Francione argues that their property status renders animal welfare attempts to regulate the use of animals (as food, scientific models, items of clothing, etc.) virtually meaningless theoretically but also as a practical matter.

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ALiberation activities 07/07 to 13/07

Posted in Events by ALib on the July 7th, 2009

Program for the Week

This week, on the program:

  • Circus Event - Clontarf Road,
  • Animal Rights July – Movie Event,
  • Fur free Event - Barnardos Furriers, Grafton st,
  • Stop Greyhound Racing Event - Shelbourne Greyhound Track
    Monday 06/07 :
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)

    Tuesday 07/07 :
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest
    Next to Clontarf Dart Station

    Wednesday 08/07 :
    7:00pm – 9:45pm
    Animal Rights July – Movie Event (HOME)

    Thursday 09/07 :
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)

    Friday 10/07 :
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)

    Saturday 11/07 :
    1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)


    4:30pm – 5:30pm
    Anti-fur Protest
    Barnardos Fur Shop, Grafton St.

    7:00pm – 8.00pm
    Stop Greyhound Racing Event,
    Shelbourne Greyhound Track

    Sunday12/07 :
    1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)
    4:00pm – 5:30pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)

    For more info, contact us at .

    Notes:

  • There will be no Greyhound racing leafleting this thursday evening, as we’ll head on to the circus.

  • How to go to Circus demos:
    By bus : Number 130 from the city centre to Clontarf Road.
    By Dart: stop at Clontarf station and walk for 10 min on Clontarf Road.

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  • Saving Our HOME Press release, by Roger Yates.

    Posted in Events by ALib on the July 7th, 2009

    Saving Our HOME
    “Animal Rights July”


    Showing of the new 90-minute environmental film “HOME” followed by discussion.
    Press Release| Roger Yates.

    In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly established World Environment Day (5th June) to further “worldwide awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and action.” The theme of the 2009 World Environment Day (WED) was ‘Your Planet Needs You: Unite to Combat Climate Change’ and included the global launch of “THE HOME PROJECT.”

    The release of “HOME” was a landmark event. For the first time ever, a film was released on the same day in over 50 countries and on every format: movie theatres, TV, DVD and the Internet. Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and produced by Luc Besson, “HOME” uses beautiful, high definition aerial photography from over 60 countries to tell the story of the Earth’s ecosystem, how humans have affected it, and how environmental problems are all interconnected.

    Some scientists (such as James


    Lovelock, who recently lectured at UCD on his Gaia Theory [see below]) believe that global warming is now irreversible and disaster is inevitable but the message of “HOME” is more hopeful – provided action is taken now.

    Prime movers in The Green Party have been invited to attend Animal Rights July, it is hoped that they will be able to attend at least this important event focused on environmental issues.

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    Music Event in support of the Irish Vegan Society

    Posted in Events by ALib on the July 7th, 2009

    JOHNNY CASH
    A Tribute.

    A great night is in store on the 16th of July for all fans of Johnny Cash. 7 bands will play a number of Johnny Cash songs. Proceeds will go towards the Irish Vegan Society.

    Featuring

  • Ali & the DT’s
  • The bionic Rats
  • Bastard sons of Boris Karloff
  • Delphine and them
  • Primitevo
  • The pavement kings
  • Fusion family

    Where :
    the Button Factory, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

    When :
    Thursday 16th July, at 7.30pm

    Admission : 5€

    Please support this event, all proceeds will go towards the newly created Irish Vegan Society.

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    Reminder, 1st event of Animal Rights July

    Posted in Events by Glô! on the June 30th, 2009

    Reminder:
    Animal Rights July

    The Animal Rights Debate: A Bill of Rights for Animals?
    Event organised and presented by Roger Yates, UCD Sociology Dept.
    1st July 09 | UCD, Dublin 2.

    Although filmed in the late 1980s, this debate is still relevant today.

    Featuring professors Tom Regan, Richard Ryder, Andrew Linzey, Mary Warnock, Steven Rose and Germaine Greer, and with contribution from audience members, the debate explores issues such as the connection between human and nonhuman animal rights, rights-based thought and utilitarianism, and animal rights –v- animal welfarism.

    More info:

  • www.indymedia.ie
  • human-nonhuman.blogspot.com
  • www.vegaplanet.org

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  • Animal Rights July, 2009

    Posted in Events by ALib on the June 27th, 2009

    Animal Rights July

    Every Wednesday in July will be a must for anyone wishing to learn more about Animal Rights.
    From philosophy to animal exploitation to the environmentally impact, each week will look at different aspects.
    Event organised and presented by Roger Yates, UCD Sociology Dept.

    On the program:

  • Week 1. July 1st. The Animal Rights Debate: A Bill of Rights for Animals?
  • Week 2. July 8th. HOME.
  • Week 3. July 15th. A Cow at My Table.
  • Week 4. July 22nd.Animal Rights: Abolition or Regulation?
  • Week. July 29th. Judge John Deed: “Everyone’s Child”.

    On week 4 the philosopher Gary Francione will be live from the USA, via Skype.

  • Week 1. July 1st:

    The Animal Rights Debate: A Bill of Rights for Animals?

    Although filmed in the late 1980s, this debate is still relevant today. Featuring professors Tom Regan, Richard Ryder, Andrew Linzey, Mary Warnock, Steven Rose and Germaine Greer, and with

    contribution from audience members, the debate explores issues such as the connection between human and nonhuman animal rights, rights-based thought and utilitarianism, and animal rights –v- animal welfarism.

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    ALiberation activities 16/06 to 21/06

    Posted in Events by Aga on the June 17th, 2009

    Program for the Week

    Tuesday 16/06 :

    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest
    cross road of Collins Avenue and Upper Drumcondra Road

    Wednesday 17/06 :

    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Collins avenue)

    Thursday 18/06 :

    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Collins avenue)

    Friday 19/06 :

    4:30pm – 5:30pm
    Anti-fur Protest
    Barnardos Fur Shop, Grafton St.

    Saturday 20/06 :

    1:30pm – 2:30pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Collins avenue)


    4:00pm – 5:30pm
    Anti-fur Protest
    Barnardos Fur Shop, Grafton St.

    Sunday 21/06 :

    1:30pm – 2:30pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Collins avenue)

    4:30pm – 5:30pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Collins avenue)

    For more info, contact us at .

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    Shac Ireland Event, 26th of May 2009

    Posted in Events by ALib on the May 22nd, 2009

    Another Shareholder dumps Vivisectors HLS

    Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) 2nd largest shareholder, Highbridge Capital has sold most of their shares and will be disposing of the remainder soon.

    Huntingdon Life Science, who are the largest animal testing contractor in Europe, killing 500 animals every day for vivisection will come under more pressure this week as the SHAC’s Mad Science May – Week of Action starts on Monday 25th May.

    SHAC Ireland will be protesting at AstraZeneca, one of HLS’s most significant customers. Last year AstraZeneca used 376,000 dogs, rats, primates, fish, mice, ferrets, pigs, sheep, ferrets, amphibians and rabbits to test their products.

    AstraZenca are currently being sued for “”spinning, skewing and concealing” information on the drug’s potential side-effects, including diabetes and weight


    gain” for their drug Seroquel.

    AstraZeneca are located in College Park House, 20 Nassau Street, Dublin 2. The event will take place between 1-2pm on Tuesday the 26th May.

    More info:

  • www.shac.net :
    Mad Science: Article.

  • www.shac.net :
    Highbridge Capital sells most of their shares: Article.

  • www.independent.co.uk :
    AstraZeneca ‘pushed drug for untested uses’: Article.

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  • Tribute Band Charity Night 07 May 2009

    Posted in Events by ALib on the May 5th, 2009

    Tribute Band Charity Night

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    DCU Fur Debate, 07 April 09

    Posted in Events by ALib on the April 7th, 2009

    Fur has no place
    in Fashion.

    Please come along to the debate on Tuesday 07 April on animal fur in fashion.
    We are pleased to have Roger Yates speaking on the invitation of ALiberation.

    Where:
    Room CG86, Henry Grattan Building (beside Helix),
    Dublin City University.

    When:
    Tuesday, 7th April, 6.30pm.

    Speakers:
    For the motion:
    Roger Yates will be speaking at the invitation of ALiberation.
    Alan Lee on behalf of ARAN.

    Opposing the motion:
    A fashion designer and a fur factory farmer.

    Why does the fur industry with the help of fashion view animals as things? Why does this exploitation exist within human society? Why are rights of animals violated by the fur industry and other animal use industries?

    Worldwide, hundreds of millions of animals are killed for the fur trade. These animals will be trapped, caged, hunted or rounded up from the streets so their skins may be ripped off them and sold as garments.

    They are killed by anal electrocution, beaten to death, stomped upon, suffocated,

    strangled, poisioned by gas or lethal injection, drowned, smashed against the ground or skinned while still alive to name just some of the methods employed by this industry.

    Before dying, each individual will be forced to endure a life in a cage, or their last hours in a leghold/ body crushing traps. Others will wait to die after a receiving a blow from a hakapik (large ice-pick-like clubs), a club, a bullet or after their skin has been pulled off.

    These are by no means the only ways that animals exploited by the fur trade will experience.

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    Film Screening, the Ireland Institute, March 09

    Posted in Events by Aga on the February 27th, 2009

    The Ireland Institute
    3 Movies!

    ALiberation is pleased to announce upcoming Animal Rights movie events!

    March Schedule:
    5th of March - Earthlings
    12th of March - Peaceable Kingdom
    19th of March – Behind the Mask

    Admission:
    4.00 EUR

    Time:
    19:30- doors open
    20:00- Roger Yates!- introduction to AR theory
    20:30- movie projection..
    + discussion afterwards

    Special features:
    - Vegan Bar!
    - Education table :petitions to sign; books & videos for sale;

    free leaflets; free advices on how to go Vegan!
    - Interesting people!

    Please help us to advertise the events!
    Leaflets and posters available to download
    The.Ireland.Institute.3Movies.pdf

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    Earthling at the Shed, Report

    Posted in Events by Aga on the February 25th, 2009

    Earthlings Screening Report

    Despite some technical problems with the equipment, Earthlings screening on the 18th of feb’09 was quite a success!

    The show gathered over 20 viewers. Before watching Earthlings, people could try some tasty vegan food and talk to activists about different issues.

    An information table was also set up so people could pick up some leaflets to learn about Animal Rights or sign petitions.
    Those who were interested in veganism could also buy the ‘Easy vegan cook book’ and “Grime and Nourishment” or other books different from mainstream ones.

    After the projection many people stayed ‘a bit’ longer to share their


    arguments or their feelings about the documentary.

    The event ended at around midnight… surely leaving many questions in people’s minds.
    Hopefully- the answer for all of them will be Veganism…

  • View pictures of the Event.
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