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ALiberation News of the Week, April 2010

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by Glô! on the April 2nd, 2010

News of the Week

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Video: Hare Dying in Hare Coursing!
A video shows behind the scenes footage of a hare dying in the Hare Coursing Finals in Clonmel, Co Tipperary 2010. The material released by the Association of Hunt Saboteurs (AOHS) shows a hare struggling for life. This once again is a case of the crucial interests of many animals ignored for the amusement of humans.
Article 1.

The Ban Irish Fur Farms Campaign reaches 10,000 letters!
Senator Dan Boyle received letters to ban fur factory farming on behalf of the Green Party. This is 10,000 more letters voicing the support to end this industry in Ireland.
Article 2.

A Shock of Reality.
French TV have broadcast a show that is part reality TV show and part experiment. It involves unsuspecting contestants giving an electric shock to a person strapped to a chair. The voltage rises each time till it rises to 460V. Only 19% of the contestants refuse. What does this say about the things we do to non human animals?
Article 4.

3 Court Cases, 3 Vindications. Part 1
3 Court Cases, 3 Vindications. Robert Å evcik has had been arrested and dragged through the courts 3 times when he was educating the public about animal exploitation and in particular the fur trade outside of Barnardo Furriers. He broke no laws and each time he has walked free.
Article 5.


A Camera that Saw too much.
A Camera that saw too much. Robert had a camcorder on the day he was arrested. He filmed more on the day of his arrest than some may have wished he filmed. In particular, a Garda Inspector!
Article 7.

ALiberation now on facebook!
ALiberation is now on Facebook. If you’d like to follow the latest Vegan and Animal Rights news in Ireland then sign up.
Article 6.

Upcoming events

Fur Free Event.
Every Saturday afternoon, from 2pm.
Information Table on the Fur Industry and Veganism.
Beside the Molly Malone statue, Dublin 2.

Stop Greyhound Racing Event.
Shelbourne Greyhound Track.
Every Thursday and Saturday.
7.10pm till 8.10pm.

The links provided in this email do not necessarily share the views of ALiberation but are instead provided for educational purposes.

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News of the Week, Feb 10, week 1

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the February 2nd, 2010

News of the Week

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Barnardo Furriers court case dismissed (Part 1) – Unlawful Arrest
Robert Å evcik was unlawfully arrested when he highlighted the rights violations within the fur industry to the passing public at Barnardo Furriers in Dublin, he then needed to highlight the rights violations he himself endured to a judge of court.
Article 1.

Barnardo Furriers court case dismissed (Part 2)-Witnesses who swear to tell the truth should do so!
All charges were dismissed. This case included many contradictions and untruths from the prosecution’s case. Their witnesses were Caroline Barnardo, owner of Barnardo Furriers and Garda David Walsh.
Article 2.

Hare Coursing Protest, Clonmel, Tipperary.
The Association of Hunt Saboteurs (AHOS) and Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports (CACS) will hold a demonstration on the 3rd of February in Clonmel, Co Tipperary to ban Hare Coursing. For details see link below
Article 4.

Horses drowned, starved and abandoned.
The start of the year has seen drownings, starvations or simply abandonments of horses and an attempted burning This unfortunately is nothing new.
Article 5.

Sweet…. Cupcakes (Update).
Sweet cupcakes are now operating exclusively from their home based bakery. To order their delicious cupcakes or cakes please call Glauce. Details in article below.
Article 7.


Taking the Exploitation of Bees into Consideration.
Bees are often the forgotten animal in Veganism. They have the ability to suffer.
As the Author of the article, Ida Hammer says “Veganism has always been about abolishing exploitation and creating a non-exploitive society. This includes rejecting the use of honey as a form of exploitation.”
Article 6.

Upcoming events
Hare Coursing protest.
Protest to ban Hare Coursing at 12 noon to 3pm, 3rd Feb.
Powerstown Park, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

Fur Free Event.
Every Saturday afternoon, from 2pm.
Information Table on the Fur Industry and Veganism.
Protest outside Barnardos Furrier.
Beside the Molly Malone statue, Dublin 2.

Stop Greyhound Racing Event.
Shelbourne Greyhound Track.
Every Thursday and Saturday.
7.10pm till 8.10pm.

The links provided in this email do not necessarily share the views of ALiberation but are instead provided for educational purposes.

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News of the Week, Nov 09, week 4

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the November 25th, 2009

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What is the difference between Legal and Illegal Cruelty?
A dog is burned alive in Dublin and the newspapers rightly condemn this act of cruelty; A cow is barbecued but nothing is said. Both were done for amusement. How many steps would our society need to take to deem it acceptable to burn a dog for pleasure?
Article 1.

A Direct Affront.
Interview with Patty Mark re Open Rescue.
Patty Mark is often credited with being one of the first activists to Rescue animals without concealing their identities. So why do it? And what is to be gained? An interview by Abolitionist On-Line with Patty Mark
Article 3.

Shoes made from Cork.
Wooden Shoes and they’re not from the Netherlands but instead from the respected Vegetarian Shoes in England. Made from Cork, this is another example of materials used for footwear that do not use animals products.
Article 2.

Mislabeling of Fur Continues…
More shops have been caught selling animal fur but mislabeling it as something else. A lot of the time the shops don’t even realize it till it’s pointed out to them. Another sneaky trick by the fur industry…
Article 4.

Upcoming events
Fur Free Event.
Every Saturday afternoon.
Information Table on the Fur Industry and Veganism.
Protest outside Barnardos Furrier.
Beside the Molly Malone statue, Dublin 2.

Stop Greyhound Racing Event.
Shelbourne Greyhound Track.
Every Thursday and Saturday.
7.10pm till 8.10pm.

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News of the Week, Nov 09, week 2

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the November 11th, 2009

News of the Week

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7,000 Badgers killed in 2008 (Action Alert).
In 2008, 7,000 Badgers were killed for “scientific research”. Badger Watch Ireland are calling on the Minister of the Envirnment to stop this immediately. Please send a letter or email to the contacts in the article below.
Article 1.

Interview with Donald Watson.
Donald Watson and some friends founded the Vegan Society in 1944. In 2002, Donald Watson was interviewed by the Vegan Society. Sadly Donald Watson recently passed away in 2005 at the age of 95. This was one of the last interviews he conducted.
Article 2.

Being Vegan in 1944.
What would it be like to be a vegan in 1944?
In 1944, the first edition of Vegan News was published by the then recently launched Vegan Society. Below is a link to this newsletter.
Article 3.

Swansea Greyhound Racing Track closed.
Another Greyhound Track closes in Britain. It’s owner pleaded guilty to keeping greyhounds in poor conditions. This was the second last Greyhound Track in Wales.
Article4.


Vegan Week Sat 31st Oct 2009.
AFAR held a vegan information table and distributed leaflets on Earl St in Dublin City Centre to celebrate the 4th annual World Go Vegan Week.
Article5.

Turkeys and PR stunt confusion.
The newpapers say live Turkeys were going to be thrown from a 100ft tower by a hotel owner called Joe Mahon. Mr. Mahon says he was using toy Turkeys. But many including AFAR believe Mr. Mahon backed down under pressure.
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News of the Week, Oct 09, week 3

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by Glô! on the October 24th, 2009

News of the Week

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Lush’s Fabulous Mrs. Fox challenges Fox Hunting.
The Cosmetic store Lush has teamed up with the Association of Hunt Saboteurs (AOHS) to help end fox hunting in Ireland. Lush, who are known for their anti-vivisection stance and for their support of other animal and eco campaigns, will sell a Bubble Bar known with the proceeds going to the AOHS.
Article 1.

Llamas and Goats released onto M50 from circus (Circus Part 1).
Five Llamas and 3 Goats were released onto the M50 in Dublin from Circus Sydney. This put the non human at great risk as well as humans in the passing traffic. The animals were eventually captured with the help of 20 Gardai and Council staff after an hour, an 8 kilometre traffic jam.
Article 2.

Why does no-one believe Circus Sydney? (Circus Part 2).
Circuses are known to release non humans into well populated areas to get free publicity. Circus Sydney claims it’s not a stunt. But nobody seems to believe them not even other circuses?
Article 3.


Somebody steals the Llamas and Goats (Circus Part 3).
Circus Sydney blames Animal Rights for taking the animals. This may sound plausible until the benefits to the circus are examined. Who really stole the animals?
Article4.

Animal Rights and “Pets”.
“Petless Society” is a common claim that animal exploiters throw at the animal rights movement when they want to divert attention for what they are doing to non humans.

Many people within Animal Rights care for non humans who have been dumped. So where does Animal Rights stand on Pets?
Article 5.

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News of the Week, Sept 09, week 1

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the September 4th, 2009

News of the Week

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Animal Rights protest cases are dismissed.
Animal Rights activists had 2 cases they believe to be fabrications dismissed on the 12th August 2009 in Ct 52 of the Richmond Court, Dublin. The case was in relation to an Animal Rights Fur protest outside of Barnardo furriers.
Article 1.

Louth Hunt Ball, Anti Hunt Demo Report.
Activists from Hunt Saboteurs campaigned at the Louth Hunt Ball outside of the Four Seasons Hotel in Ballsbridge on the 8th of August, 2009 to protest hunting of animals in Ireland.
Article 2.

Council of EU agrees with Part ban on Seal trade.
The Council of the European Union voted for a part EU ban of the seal trade. This agrees with the earlier vote from the European Parliament.
Article 3.


SHAC’s busy August.
The month of August has been busy for the pro science, anti-vivisectionist group SHAC.
Article4.

Fianna Fail, irish fur farms protest.
Event organised by AFAR and ALiberation.
When: Tuesday 8th of Sept.
Article 5.

Fianna Fail, the Mink Coat Government.
Fianna Fail and 6 Irish Fur Factory Farms are responsible for killing over 170,000 animals each year for fur.
Article 6.

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News of the Week, August 09, week 2

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the August 9th, 2009

News of the Week

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Francione, The AR Debate; Regulation or Abolition. ARJ Review .
The keynote event of the Animal Rights July movie events featured the philosopher Gary Francione. Live via Skype, Francione spoke for over an hour on the topic and continued for another hour answering questions.
Article 1.

Links to Francione’s Talk at UCD.
To hear the full talk and discussion of the Francione, Animal Rights July event please click on the links below.
Franicione’s talk:
Part1.
Francione answer’s questions.
Part2.

Vegans in Donegal
If you live, or are planning a stay, in Donegal and are thinking about vegan options open to you then this guide may be of help.
Article 3.


Why is the Animal Movement confused?
By Angel Flinn, Care2.
“Animal Welfare Reform: Total Denial, One Step at a Time”.
Article 4.

Judge John Deed, Animal Rights July Review.
The screening of the “Everyone’s Child” episode was the final part of the Animal Rights July movie events. “Everyone’s Child” is part of the BCC’s “Judge John Deed” fictional series.
Article 5.

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News of the Week, July 09, week 4

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the July 29th, 2009

News of the Week

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Judge John Deed – Movie Event (Week 5).
The screening of “Everyone’s Child” from the popular television series “Judge John Deed” will mark the final Animal Rights July Movie events this Wednesday (29th July).
Event organised and presented by Roger Yates.
Article 1.

Hair Dyes – Vegan?
Hair dyes have become very popular in the last few decades whether it’s to change hair colour or covering up some grey areas. But many are tested on non humans and many have health risks to humans.
So what to look out for to avoid someone dying for dye?
Article 2.

Plastic Fishes instead for La Mer.
Crème de la Mer has for the second time in 3 years being forced to remove animals from their store in Dublin Airport due to starvation or suffocation by the AR group AFAR.
Article 3.


Low Attendances at Circuses.
Circus Gerbola has departed company with the Duo Borcini act “due to the very low numbers attending the circus”. The Duo Borcini act exploits 3 Seal lions for mindless entertainment. Circus Gerbola is propped up by taxpayer’s grants of €48,000 per year.
Article 4.

Another Greyhound Racing Track Closes.
Hull’s greyhound racing track The Boulevard became the 3rd greyhound track to close in the last year in the UK and one of over 20 to close since 1997.
Article 4.

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News of the Week, July 09, week 3

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the July 19th, 2009

News of the Week

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The AR Debate, Abolition or Regulation – Movie Event (Week 4).
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, UCD.
Article 1.

“Sweet” Cakes (In name and in reality).
ALiberation interviews the Dublin based vegan bakery named Sweet. They sell the best cupcakes in Dublin and are a treat for the eye, the tongue and animals.
Article 2.

Good Night, Johnny Cash.
The Johnny Cash Tribute night in the Button Factory last Thursday went very well. A good turnout helped the launch of the Irish Vegan Society. Good tunes by good bands and an raffle to boot.
Article 3.


“A Cow at my Table” Review.
Week three of Animal Rights July was the most successful yet with a number of new people coming to see the film and join the discussion afterwards.
Article 4.

“Home” Review.
A showing of the film Home was the main event in the 2nd week of “Animal Rights July.” “HOME” is not about animal rights but it does spell out clearly the connections between meat eating and climate change.
Article 4.

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News of the Week, July 09, week 1

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the July 7th, 2009

News of the Week

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Review of Week 1 of Animal Rights July
The Animal Rights July series of movie events kicked off with a televised debate made back in 1989 called A Bill of Rights for Animals?”

Although now 20 years old, this fascinating discussion highlighted how the same arguments that are still being used today when animal rights are mentions. Read on.
Article 1.

Saving our Home. Animal Rights July
Movie Event (Wk 2)
Press Release, by Roger Yates.
Article 2.

Vegan isn’t a Dirty word
By Bob Torres, Vegan Freak March 6, 2009.
Article 3.


Johnny Cash – Tribute
7 bands will play Johnny Cash songs on the 16th of July. Proceeds will go toward the Vegan Society. So if you’re a fan of the Man in Black, come along to the Button Club in Dublin 2.
Article 4.

Upcoming Events
Please come out to demos for next week, see upcoming events.
Article 5.

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News of the Week, June 09, week 4

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the June 28th, 2009

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Animal Rights July - Movie Event.
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.
Article 1.

Duffy’s Demo Report 20th and 21st.June:
How Duffy’s circus views the rights of the non human animals confined in their circus may be indicated from how they view the rights of humans.
Article 2.

Circus, Arts Council - Action Alert.
The Arts Council are using taxpayers money to help circuses to buy and enslave, cage and shackle, deprive and exploit non human animals.
Please write a letter to the Arts Council asking them to stop giving grants to animal circuses.
Article 3.

Animal Testing Policies:
Regarding animal testing policies


on household and personal care products, there are three categories companies fall into.
Know how to recognise a company which is not involved in animal testing.
Article 4.

“Cage Free”/ “Free Range” Myth. – A Video:
By Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary| Dec 2007
Buying “cage free”/ “free range” eggs and passing it off as compassionate is a myth. See the video.
Article 4.

Upcoming Events
Please come out to demos for next week, see upcoming events.
Article 5.

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News of the Week, June 09, week 3

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the June 20th, 2009

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English and Speciesism:
By Joan Dunayer – Angel Flynn.
Standard English usage perpetuates speciesism, which is the failure to accord nonhuman animals equal consideration and respect. Like racism or sexism, speciesism is a form of prejudice sustained in part by biased, misleading words.
Article 1.

Brands to Avoid: Procter & Gamble (P&G):
P&G are behind at least 250 brands in household products, beauty care, food and beverages, health care. Popular brands include Ariel, Daz, Fairy, Max factor, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Oil of Olaz and “pet” food such as Eukanuba and Iams. All these products are the result of massive rights violations and torture practices on nonhuman animals.
Article 2.

HSUS; Vivisection Adversary or just Consultants of P&G? :
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) state they are opposed to vivisection but have for some time an agreement with Procter & Gamble (P&G) who are the focus of an international anti-vivisection campaign due to the countless animals they exploit for testing their products. The pact makes all the right sounds about both companies’ wish to end vivisection but is the position of HSUS in relation to P&G an
Part 1. |Part 2


adversary or just a consultant?
Article 3.

Duffy’s Circus: “More Exploitation Than Ever”:
Duffy’s Circus are bragging again this year that they have “more [non human] animals than ever” in their show. With animals from a Lion and Tigers to Dogs and Snakes, each of who are forced into the misery of circus life for the profits of this circus.
Article 4.

Duffy’s Demo Report 14 to 21 June:
Activists visited Duffy’s in Whitehall, Dublin last week to inform the public about circus life for the caged animals. The support was good from the public but Duffy’s themselves didn’t seem too impressed. The Truth is bad for business.

Activists will be out today and tomorrow also. See Upcoming Events for more info.
Article 4.

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