Circus Gerbola is currently using animals for their show in Clontarf, Dublin on Dublin City Council land. They have a number of animals from a Camel, Shetland Ponies, Horse and a Dog.
ALiberation have held demonstrations outside of this circus since last Tuesday 18th Sept and will continue to do so till the day before they leave on the 29th Sept to ban the use of animals in circuses and to highlight that Dublin City Council land is used.
The main demonstration will be on Saturday the 29th Sept, for the two shows, from 1.30-2.30pm and 4.30pm-5.30pm. Please come along and show your support. Also, please forward our facebook event page widely.
The use of animals in circuses is a violation of their rights. Using animals in circuses is cruel.
When: Saturday 29th Sept,1.30-2.30pm and 4.30-5.30.
Where: Clontarf Rd/Alfie Byrne Rd junction, Dublin 3 (See map).
Contact: aliberationnow[at]gmail.com, 086 3203643
The Movie Bold Native is coming back to Dublin on the 4th Aug for another screening by ALiberation. Also Animal Rights activists will hold a Q&A session along with delicious vegan food and an afterparty run by DJ Mister Kruk.
Where: Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Templebar, Dublin 2. Map.
When: 4th August, Saturday.
Contact: Aliberation, .
Catering: Ruuts & Shuuts.
Bold Native is a fiction feature film. Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does.
From abolitionists to welfarists,
Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.
Tom Duffyâ€™s Circus were in Clontarf , Dublin, recently boasting â€œmore animals than ever,â€ even on their lorries.
Over a week of twice-a-day demonstrations ensued from 14th - 22nd July organised by ALiberation but which owed so much to every person who came out and showed their support.
The reaction from the public was heartwarming. People in cars beeped their horns in support and pedestrians stopped and asked questions. One highlight was a bus driver parking up on the side of the busy road, crossing the road to offer a donation to the campaigners.
Animals should not be in circuses and these demonstrations wanted to make this point and highlight the reasons.
performance. The paying public only ever see the last part of this process and remain ignorant of the brutality needed to make animals do unnatural tricks and movements. From an animal rights view, this means that the tigers, lions, dogs, horses, llamas, alpacas, donkey and a snake all have their rights violated.
Please send in a submission asking to ban fur farms in Ireland before the 31/12/2011.
The Dept of Agriculture are currently looking for submissions. Send it into the email address or by post to Animal Health and Welfare (Ref: Fur Farming Submissions), Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, 4 Centre, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
The submission may be as basic as asking for a ban or as detailed as you wish.
Notice from the Dept of Agriculture:
â€œFur Farming Review
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has established a Review Group in his Department to review all aspects of fur farming. The Terms of Reference are:
ALiberation have compiled a series of incidents that has happened in relation to the proposed ban of fur farming since the current government has come into office. Each incident raises serious question marks about the intentions of the decision makers.
The current government stated in relation to the Animal Health and Welfare Bill that the “purpose of the bill” was “to consolidate and update existing legislation in the areas of animal health and welfare, including the repeal of several extant statutes, the responsibility for the welfare of all animals within the Department and to ban fur farmingâ€.
This statement is included at the â€œBills in respect of which heads have been agreed and texts are being draftedâ€ stage of the â€œGovernment Legislation Programmeâ€ This stage is also referred to as â€œSection Bâ€ .
June 2nd 2011:
Any questions about banning fur farms are now met with a vague statement about â€œfur farming is being examined in the context of the ongoing drafting of the Bill.â€
This becomes the standard response to any queries about fur farms â€œIt is my intention to publish the Animal Health & Welfare Bill this year. However, as the Deputy will be aware the Bill is a complex one and will require extensive work in conjunction with the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel to complete the required legal drafting. Once a complete draft is available I intend to publish the Bill. The issue of fur farming is being examined in the context of the ongoing drafting of the Bill“. .
ALiberation, held a creative and illustrative photo-shoot on 29/11/2011 to highlight the influence Minister McEntee has over Fine Gael and the Labour Party. Minister McEntee, get your directions straight. Ban fur factory farming today.
A cross roads has been reached, where a road sign points one way for â€œBan Irish Fur Farmsâ€, â€œSave Animalsâ€ and â€œPublic Opinionâ€ and in the very opposite direction, the road sign points to â€œFur Farmsâ€, â€œAnimal Crueltyâ€ and â€œ200,000 Animals Killed Yearlyâ€. Minister McEntee is seen pointing and directing both political parties towards the latter and away from the a ban of fur farms which would save the lives of approximately 200,000 Minks, Red Foxes and Arctic Foxes each year. See pictures of the event here.
Contact politicians today and ask them to ensure that fur farms are banned in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill and that no further obstructing occurs. See here for contact details: Action Alert.
A ban on fur farming in Ireland has never been closer but worryingly also it may never have been further away.
The decision rests with the current coalition government parties of Fine Gael and Labour. Both parties have voted to ban fur farming in the past. Any other decision now can only be described as a U-Turn.
Please send an email to all TDs and Ministers asking that they ensure that fur farming is banned in Ireland in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill. See Press Release here.
Please cc into your emails and forward responses from the politicians to also.
It has come to my attention that Minister of State Shane McEntee and possibly the Department of Agriculture is attempting to block a ban on fur farming.
Recently Minister McEntee told the Seanad that â€œIt is crucial that we have that meeting and that the fur farmers get the guarantees they are looking forâ€
Fur farming is expected to become banned in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill. What guarantees is the Minister giving the fur farmers?
I am very concerned about this. Please ensure that a ban on fur farming is included in the upcoming Animal Health and Welfare Bill.
Press Release | 18 November 2011.
Contact: Jim Walsh.
Ph: 086 3203643.
Minister of State Shane McEntee appears to be trying again to make life worse for animals in Ireland. The question is will government coalition partners Fine Gael and the Labour Party go along with him.
Minister McEntee, who states that he is â€œcurrently in the process of having a new Animal Health and Welfare Bill draftedâ€ , has a huge influence over whether or not fur farming will be banned in Ireland.
The Minister told the Seanad recently that â€œIt is crucial that we have that meeting and that the fur farmers get the guarantees they are looking forâ€ . What guarantees is Minister McEntee giving fur farmers?
In the same speech 3 weeks ago, Minister McEntee stated that â€œThe Minister, Deputy Coveney, has established a group within my Department to review all aspects of fur farming and I expect this review to be completed shortly.â€ 
Yet a notice from the Department of Agriculture titled â€œFur Farming Reviewâ€ appeared in newspapers yesterday looking for submissions
from the public with â€œa closing date for receipt of submissions of 31st December 2011.â€ 
How can both things be said and still have the Minister remain credible? Has he already made up his mind to block the ban on fur farming in Ireland?
Minister McEntee has become known for obstructing Animal Welfare legislation and for his close ties with lobby groups who are anti-animal.
Liam Cahill is the leader of the mis-named hunting lobby group RISE! (Rural Ireland Says Enough!) but is also currently working for Minister McEntee in the Department of Agriculture. The Minister is also reported to have a RISE! sticker on the back of his chauffer driven state car. 
Cork Vegans are throwing a Potluck Party for World Vegan Day in the Ovens Tavern on November 1st.
All are invited - Bring your friends.
Guests are requested to bring a (hot or cold) vegan dish (starter, side, main or dessert)
Where: Ovens Tavern, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.
Contact: Cork Vegans.
World Vegan Day Galway Celebration will be in the Bierhaus pub, Henry St.,Galway, on Nov 1st at 8 pm.
Amazing selection of European and Galway vegan friendly beers. Vegan Info, Music, Vegan Soc Video “Making the connection”, talk by Expert VEGANIC gardiner.
It will be a POT LUCK event, so please bring a simple vegan dish. See post below. Please come along and make it even bigger than last year. Invite your fb friends along. Please indicate that you wish to attend.
Where: Bierhaus pub, Henry St.,Galway.
When: Tuesday, 1st November.
Contact: Mike O Halloran.
When is World Vegan Day? Who was the second man on the moon? These and other questions may be asked at Vegan Ireland’s Fun Hat Table Quiz on Nov 1st.
Fun Hat? Well it is Halloween, so dress up in a hat (or more) of your choice. The hat or headpiece can be bought or made but must be vegan. If you wear the best hat or win the table quiz, you will win a prize.
Platters of vegan food will be served by Cafe en Seine and this is included in the entrance fee. Any money left over will go towards material for Vegan Ireland.
Please do RSVP so we have an idea of the numbers attending.
Where: Cafe En Seine, 39 Dawson St, Dublin 2
Vegan Meaninâ€™ Food! will give classes on vegan cooking for 4 weeks for each Saturday from the 8th October (8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th).
Where: SeomraSproai, 10 Belvidere Court, Dublin 1 (see the map
When: Starting Sat 8th October for each Saturday till 29th of October (4 classes).
Price: Suggested cost is â‚¬10 (â‚¬7 with concession) per class.
Contact: Pears, , 08575296088.
Each 2 hour class will show how to cook affordable easy animal free recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
The classes will explain the basic nutritional needs for a vegan diet, reasons for veganism, sourcing vegan food and will explore the myths and facts.