Barnados Demo Report 6th April 08

Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the April 16th, 2008

Cruelty Behind Closed Shutters

When you’re afraid to even confront your own actions, what will you do? Well Barnardo Furriers bought brand new electric shutters so they can shave off a few seconds of seeing what the Dublin public really thinks of them. They bought them no doubt with the profits they made off the deaths and suffering of countless animals.

Activists campaigned outside of Barnardo’s Furriers last Saturday for the closure of this shop and the closure of Irish fur farms from 1pm to 3.30pm and again from 5pm till the shutters came down.
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  • Ban Irish Fur Farms!
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    View pictures of Barnado’s Petitioning.

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    Donegal Demo Report 29th March 07

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the April 15th, 2008

    Donegal Town demands closure of Fur Farms!

    Campaigners for a fur farm free Ireland were in Donegal Town last Saturday raising awareness about the cruelty of fur farms and also that County Donegal is the fur farm capital of Ireland.

    The inhabitants of Donegal Town were shocked to learn that a few people are making money off the suffering of 170, 000 animals each year and welcomed the chance to demand that this cruelty ends.
    Worldwide, County Donegal is known for her beauty and does not deserve a reputation of something so cruel and ugly as being the capital of Irish fur farming.

    Donegal Town is the home of the Minister of Agriculture, Mary Coughlan, the person with the most power to end fur farms in Ireland. She can stop giving a licence to the fur farmers, she can include an end to fur farming in the Animal Welfare Bill that is currently being drafted by her department or she can bring forward other legislation of her own to stop fur farming in Ireland.

    One person from Donegal summed up the general feeling in the town “I can’t believe that this is happening in County Donegal and that our own Minister Coughlan is not doing something to ban it. It’s so cruel.

    70 animals killed for each fur coat, killed for something nobody needs. Unbelievable!”


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    Greyhound Demo Report, 22nd March 08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the March 23rd, 2008

    School day out at Shelbourne Park??

    It’s amazing, that there is so much written on the national obsessions of drink and gambling. There is so many ideas and rehab programs on how to deal with both problems. It’s amazing, not because it is a futile exercise but because nobody ever mentions a core of the problem if the government is giving the problem grants.

    Welcome to Shelbourne Greyhound Track, the home of the underage gambling, free access to late night bars for minors and of course the mandatory greyhound slaughter (40,000 killed each year between Ireland and England).
    Activists handed out leaflets to young and old and extremely young who entered Shelbourne Park between 7pm and 8pm on Sat 22nd Mar 2008. Some children were carried in and some were still in a pram. Shelbourne Park is an equal opportunity abuser. They wish to mess up everyone’s life.

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  • Greyhound RAcing, Death in the fast lane.
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    Barnados Demo Report 22nd MArch 08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the March 23rd, 2008

    Furriers, A Greedy Business

    Barnardo’s Furriers is like any other furriers. They are only interested in profiting from animal cruelty. Barnardo’s Furriers will see themselves as filthy rich but everyone else will see them as just plain greedy.

    Barnardo’s Furriers own No. 108 Grafton St, all 5 floors, and could easily lease it out for a quarter of a million euro. And that’s a conservative estimate or they could set up an ethical business. But the owners of Barnardo’s Furriers trade in blood, death and suffering. And the 70 minks or 125 chinchillas that make up one fur coat will have their life stolen for their profit.

    Why else would they do it?

    Activists campaigned outside of Barnardo’s Furriers on Sat, 22nd March between 1pm to 3.30pm and from 5pm till their doors shut (Always a good thing).

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  • Ban Irish Fur Farms!
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    Barnados Demo Report 15 March 08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the March 18th, 2008

    Miserable day for Shop of Misery

    On a miserable day, activists braved the horrible weather to educate the public about something that involves infinitely more misery and horror than bad weather; the lives and deaths of animals killed for fur! The activists gathered outside of Barnardo’s Furriers from 5pm till the shop closed.

    Barnardo’s Furriers do not and will never care about cruelty to animals. They know what goes on in the fur trade but are happy to take their cut from animals and contribute their cuts to animals. Misery and Horror and Greed are what Barnardo’s Furriers is all about.

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    2 Saturdays of Fur Protest, 01 & 08 March08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the March 12th, 2008

    Barnado’s Little Shop
    Of Horrors

    Ah Barnardo’s….. We still have received no invitation for a cup of tea.
    No invitation for a nice chat about how this shop likes to have animals killed.
    No invitation to discuss how Barnardo’s Furriers promotes animal cruelty or how they actively engage in pure brutality.

    Anybody who likes earning money off the backs of suffering animals is sick and twisted. Have you met Barnardo’s Furriers?

    Activists educated the passing public about Barnardo’s little shop of horror on 108 Grafton St between 5pm to 5.30pm(approx). For 3 weeks in a row, the Gardai have arrived to peaceful public awareness’s. Unfortunately, this is simply their job, they have little choice but to go where they are directed.

    But in years to come people are going to wonder (as they are now) how our government allowed this cruelty to exist.

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  • Ban Irish Fur Farms!
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    2 Saturdays of Greyhound Racing Demos, 01 & 08 March08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the March 12th, 2008

    Sick Puppies Pomped with Drugs

    There’s an expression; “he is one sick puppy“. But don’t say it around Shelbourne park.
    There are a lot of people who hang around here on race nights that would take that “sick puppy” and race him. True they might have to pump the “sick puppy” with drugs first but you won’t find this is a problem.

    If the “sick puppy” isn’t quite fast enough then that puppy may get sicker with the help of some acid or a knife. Or they may be sent off to somewhere like Spain where this “sick puppy” will be run into the ground.

    Finally the greyhound tracks will need to get rid of these “sick puppies” for good to free up space for the next batch of puppies;40,000 each year between the UK and Ireland.

    What river do they go to? What gun do they stare down? What tree are they hanging from?

    The weird thing is, with a good home these “sick puppies” grow into healthy dogs.

    Activists educated the crowds who encourage underage betting and underage drinking to these facts between 7pm and 8pm on each of the last 2 Saturdays.

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    2 weeks of Fur Petitioning, Sat 01 & 08March 08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the March 12th, 2008

    Sign the Petition to Close Irish Fur Farms!

    Over the last 2 weekends, between 1pm and 3.30pm each Saturday at the Molly Molone Statue, activists have collected petitions and educated the public about the horrors of life on Ireland’s Fur Farms. As usual, we got a great reaction. The large majority of people do not want fur farms in Ireland, they do not want fur in Ireland unless the fur is still on the animal it is supposed to be on.

    Last Saturday, we held a fur information table here too and had activists on Castle Market St, outside of Rohu which also sells fur and is also owned by the same people who own Barnardo’s Furriers.

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  • Ban Irish Fur Farms!
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    Shac Demo Report 22 Feb 08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the February 24th, 2008

    Novartis & AstraZeneca
    Again on the Spotlight

    ALiberation held 2 demos in Dublin last Friday the 22nd of February at Novartis on Hardcourt Rd and AstraZeneca off Nassau St.
    We were at Novartis at lunch time to remind the employees of Novartis what disgusting company they deal with. Then you know that already, don’t you Novartis? HLS’s animal tests have helped you kill people around the world with your drugs that cause adverse side-effects and deaths. It about time are started doing ‘real’ science and stop torturing animals. Just google ‘Novartis’ & ’side effects’ and read for yourselves!

    Next stop was AstraZeneca where we got a good response from the public who took leaflets about HLS.
    People were disgusted about HLS and remembered seeing

    the undercover footage of

    beagles being punched by workers. Never forget AstraZeneca, HLS is the most exposed animal lab in the world and the next exposes might be about your dealings with them. Their secrets become are secret, no lie can last forever!

    After we ran out of leaflets because of the good response, we headed off.
    We will be back until you dump HLS!

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    Greyhound Racing Demo Report 23Feb08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the February 24th, 2008

    A Dog’s Life in Shelbourne Park is a Short Life

    An hour by activists outside of Shelbourne Greyhound Racing Track helped educate the public about the disgraceful government funded underage attending animal abuse.

    Not to mention minors being around alcohol and gambling late at night, do you know anywhere else that allows this outside of race tracks?

    When a dog has reached the age of 3 years, he is too old and often his ears will be hacked or burned off to remove the tattoo dye that identifies his owners.

    This industry’s motto could very well be “If a dog is too slow, his ears have to go, If a dog is not young, by his neck he’ll be strung.”

    Between the UK and Ireland 40,000 dogs go somewhere each year to be killed; where do they go? Why are more people not asking questions? This is a government funded industry, why is there so little accountability of tax payers money?

    Activists asked these questions between 7pm and 8pm on Saturday the 23rd of February.

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  • www.greyhoundaction Ireland
  • Sunday Times, june 07
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    Barnados Demo Report 23 Feb 08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the February 24th, 2008

    Sign of the Times,
    Sign on the “No Fur” Petition!!

    More people signed their names to a petition to end fur farming in Ireland last Saturday between 1pm and 3.30pm. An already large petition list grew outside of the fur shop Barnardo’s Furriers.

    The Irish Public does not like fur farms. And the Irish Public does not like Barnardo’s Furriers.

    After a break the demo carried on from 5pm till the shop closed. People are always happy to see activists outside of this shop and are always quick to tell activists what they think of this shop.

    A lot of what they say is X rated. This is a shop that fills people with disgust due to the cruelty that they inflict on animals for a few greasy coins.

    The owners, employees and customers of this shop are either very naïve about what the fur industry entails or just do not care what cruelty is handed out for their own gain.
    It is likely to be the second of these scenarios for the owners and employees and realistically also for the customers.

    It is very easy to think that the owners of Barnardo’s Furriers are stupid, but just because they have not displayed signs of intelligence an open mind should be kept to see the warped focused greed that delivers a routine suffering to countless animals that this blood thirsty shop yearns.

    Most people see this however and know exactly what goes on in this industry.
    Sooner or later so too will Barnardo’s Furriers and the fur farmers.

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    Chinese Embassy, Demo Report 13/02/08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the February 13th, 2008

    Chinese Fur!
    Gold for Exploitation?

    As part of an international day of protest across the globe,

    activists demonstrated outside the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China between 2.30pm and 4pm.

    If figures for rabbits are removed, China now trails the world for compassion in regards to the fur industry. More lives of minks, cats, foxes and dogs are wasted in China for this useless “trade of dysfunction” than any other nation.

    A worldwide day of action outside of the Chinese embassies of the world helped send a clear message of how the world regards fur.
    With the Olympic Games in Bejing

    approaching, China will hope to send a positive image of itself to the world.
    Please send a letter to the Chinese embassy to put as much pressure as possible on China and this cruel trade to change both their ways.

    Unfortunately the embassy does not seem to have an email account so either letters/faxes or phone calls will need to be sent or made.

    Please be polite. A sample letter is attached, as a reference to the letter we’ve sent to the embassador.

    View the pictures of the demo.


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