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SHAC Action & The Truth Dvds

Posted in documentary/Litterature by Glô! on the November 26th, 2006

It’s a Dog’s Life, by
Zoe Broughton

Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) are the largest contract vivsection lab in Europe. They will exploit, imprison, torture and kill 500 nonhuman animals a day, in tests for products such as food additives and colourings, drugs, genetically modified organisms, household products, herbicides, etc.

They imprison members of many animal species, from rabbits, cats, hamsters, dogs, guinea-pigs, birds, to monkeys, who are destined to suffer and die in cruel experiments.
Basically, HLS will test anything for anybody. HLS consider that the lives of nonhumans have no value, except the profit they make from their exploitation. Every single day, they will violate the rights of nonhuman animals.

“SHAC ACTION” shows SHAC Action films and demo footages done at “ Time For Action 1, 2” and the newly released “Time for Action 3”. Also included is the SHAC USA film Strikeback.

“THE TRUTH” shows the


nonhuman rights violations that take place inside this vivisection lab. The documentary consists of two parts done by undercover activists.

The first one is a SHAC film showing footage taken secretly inside HLS’s lab in Huntingdon and New Jersey.
The second, “It’s a dog’s life”, shows Zoe Broughton working undercover at HLS.

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Speciesism, by Joan Dunayer

Posted in documentary/Litterature by Glô! on the November 26th, 2006

Words have political effect

Speciesism:”A failure, in attitude or practice, to accord any nonhuman being equal consideration and respect”.

Speciesism provides all the arguments on why nonhuman animals deserve life, freedom and other basic rights and how these rights can be recognised.

When will it happen? According to Joan Dunayer, when the public opinion changes and people realise that speciesism is to animal rights what racism and sexism are to human rights.

According to Joan Dunayer, there are 3 categories:
- The old-speciesist who limits rights to humans ;
- the new-speciesist who allows rights to nonhumans who are most human-like ;
- the nonspeciesistwho believes every sentient being should have

rights, the right to life and freedom, among others.

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Fur Shops Protest, 18th Nov 2006.

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Ed on the November 18th, 2006

Dublin Fur Shops
Demo Report 18/10

Barnardo’s, Brown Thomas and Sydney Vard were all visited on the 18th November by 12 Activists.

While Barnardo’s and Brown Thomas were unwelcoming, Sydney Vards just ran away. This didn’t stop the Activists from demonstrating outside Vards furriers. When the Activists arrived at the fur shop, the shop was closed and the protective shutters were down. Sydney himself was actually seen fleeing the scene.
After over an hour the Activists left but then later learned that Sydney had skulked back to reopen his premises. What a hero
you are Mr Vard.

The first stop of the day was Barnardo’s. From 12am, three activists were already handing out leaflets, these were then joined by another nine Activists to hold banners, hold posters, hold petitions and use the megaphones.

Leafletting of Barnardo’s is now carried out every Saturday from roughly 11am to 5pm and every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm.

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Greyhound racing Demo Report 11th Nov 2006.

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Ed on the November 14th, 2006

Greyhound racing Demo Report
11/11

A day of protest that was similar to the “Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.

Tonight, activists came to demonstrate against “the Ugly”, Shelbourne Park Race Course, the large Greyhound track that will make money regardless of suffering caused to dogs. “The Bad” was the large portion of the Saturday night customers (who seem to more numerous than any other night). These customers appear to be the regulars. Whoever they are, they like to tell themselves lies and then
believe these lies.

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Stop The Oxford Lab Demo

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Ed on the November 8th, 2006


National March and Rally Demo Report 21/10

Walking up to Oxpens Park on the day of the Speak National Demo, 21st Oct, the crowd could be seen preparing for the next few hours. The crowd was about 800 strong and the crowd had a message. A message for Oxford University. A very simple message, “No to Animal Testing”. A demonstration of protest, against the building of Oxford University’s new Vivisection Laboratory, marched from Oxpens Park, through the City Centre, to South Parks Road (but not to the lab, restraining order again) and then back the same way to Oxpens Park. At Oxpens Park and South Parks Road a number of speakers spoke of different aspects of the campaign. Amanda of Speak, was the first take to the stage, Carrie was second, followed by Andre Menache of Animal Aid, then John Curtin, Miranda, Matthew Simpson, Amanda again and finally Keith Mann. Each speech was worth the trip from Ireland. But because of Oxford University’s dubious High Court restraining order, some Activists couldn’t be in Oxford City, including Mel Broughton. This didn’t stop the message. A delegation of 5 Activists hand delivered the document “The Declaration For The Animals” to Oxford University. A crowd of 800 roared “Stop the Oxford Animal Lab” to Oxford University. Different ways and different words but still the same simple message.
Open your ears Oxford University. “No to vivisection!”

SPEAK demo report: Article.

View the pictures: Vegaplanet Gallery.

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