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SHAC Ireland Demo, Dublin 12/09/07

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Glô! on the September 18th, 2007

Novartis Demo Report, Dublin

Novartis are a Swiss based drugs company with offices all over the world. This company is one of Huntingdon Life Science (HLS) biggest customers and have used them hundreds of times.

Eleven activists decended on Novartis in Dublin on Wednesday 12th of Sept 07.
The revolving doors were quickly locked and a doorman put on the small door.
During the demo a girl came out and tried to convince us Novartis had moved? If this is so why is this address on their website, their phone answering and someone giving this address for post. Also they gave us an email address the day before.
Guess we’re annoying them.

There was plenty of support from passer-bys and a good few people stopped to ask what it was about.
We will be back Novartis.

Shac Ireland.

Watch the pictures from the SHAC DEMO.

More Info :

  • Want to be part of Shac Demos in Ireland ? please, send an email to
  • Who is SHAC? Visit www.shac.net
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Irish Coursing Clubs given Licences

Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by Glô! on the September 11th, 2007

Coursing Clubs Granted Licences, Part 2

From the Examiner
06/09/2007

Licences will be issued to the Irish Coursing Club for the capture and tagging of hares, it was announced tonight.Licences will be issued to the Irish Coursing Club for the capture and tagging of hares, it was announced tonight.

Minister for the Environment John Gormley granted the licence for the coming season, but stressed that clubs will be strictly monitored to ensure they adherence to conditions.
He said on basis of previous breaches, one of the affiliated clubs will be excluded from holding a licence, while the activities of two other clubs will be curtailed.

“I am aware that there has been some incidents where there has

been a failure to co-operate with my Department’s conservation rangers at meetings,” said Mr Gormley.

“The rangers have an important role in ensuring that the conditions of the licences are met.

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International Primate Day, Dublin

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by Glô! on the September 11th, 2007

International Primate Demo,
O’Connell St, Dublin

On the 09 of Sept 07, ARAN and IAVS gathered outside the GPO (Dublin’s Post Office) to take part to the international Primate Day.

People were given leaflets such as “Why boycott P&G”, and were shocked to find out that P&G tested all their products on animals.
P&G stands for Procter and Gamble. You know, Oil of Olay, Pringles, Max Factor, blah blah… But they’re not the only culprits. Unilever, Nestle, Loreal, to name but a few, all use animal testing . They claim that it is necessary to comply with international safety regulations, but testing household and cosmetics products is not mandatory by law !
The reason why P&G relies on these unreliable, outdated tests is strictly for their own protection from liability lawsuits.

Also, hundreds of Cards “why wont the government ban primates experiments” were distributed to the passersby.
According to IAVS, “There are currently no primates in Irish laboratories.However, primate experiments are not prohibited by law. It is possible that the ‘practice’ of the Department of Health could be changed in the future to allow these experiments.”

More info:

  • Why won’t the government ban primate experiments?: www.irishantivivisection.org
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    New Laws Against Animal Cruelty, Croatia

    Posted in General news by Ed on the September 11th, 2007

    Love Croatia

    Yep gotta love Croatia. Croatia have introduced some of the most radical animal welfare/right laws in the world in January 2007.

    According to “Outrage” magazine (from Animal Aid), measures in Croatia’s (Our new favourite word Croatia, Croatia, Croatia) Animal Protection Act include bans on breeding animals for fur, giving away live animals as prizes in lotteries,

    the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores and the use of wild animals in circuses and other forms of performance and entertainment.

    Fur farming will be subject to a phase out period of 10 years.

    Ear-clipping and tail-docking of dogs, de-clawing of cats and removal of vocal cords have additionally been outlawed.

    Also illegal are animal experiments for research or development of cosmetic products and their ingredients, household products and the testing of weapons or any other war machinery.

    And finally, incorporated in the legislation is a duty of care on every pet owner to control breeding of their animal companions and to take care of any offspring.
    A ban on the sale of animal companions to minors and a government obligation to raise public awareness on animal protection are other important aspects of the new act.

    We hope that the penalties and enforcement of the legislation will be as impressive as the list.
    2007 was over all a good year for Croatia, which makes Ireland look like a country from the middle ages.

    How many of those abuses that are now banned in Croatia still persist in Ireland? Maybe 2008 will be as good a year for Ireland.

    More info:

  • Animal Friends Croatia: www.prijatelji-zivotinja.hr.
  • Animal Aid: www.animalaid.org.uk.
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    Wonder Why Hunt Sabs Carry Umbrellas?

    Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by Willie on the September 10th, 2007

    Hunt Sabs at the AR Gathering 2007

    At the recent AR 2007 gathering in the Netherlands, there were a number of interesting seminars and workshops. One workshop covered the issue of Hunt Sabotage and was lead by members of an experienced hunt sab group from the UK.

    They began with an update on the current situation in the UK. Hunting with hounds has been illegal in the UK since 2005.However, hunt sabs are still very busy doing their work hindering those who take pleasure in killing innocent animals. After the ban came in to effect, they began a campaign to ensure that the new law was enforced strictly. They altered their tactics to film the hunters in order to capture footage of them breaking the law that could be used to prosecute them. After several drawn out cases where some prosecutions were achieved, it seems hunt sabs in the UK have reverted to their traditional direct action methods in order to prevent hunters from killing and maiming wildlife. This is due to the flagrant disrespect for the law hunters have shown, along with the fact that the courts are generally biased towards the wealthy hunters.

    After this update, hunt saboteur groups from Europe and beyond shared their experiences of sabotaging hunts.

    A very active group from Austria displayed photos taken on a recent activity which showed 15 or so sabs dressed brightly with everyone carrying umbrellas.

    They did look pretty stylish, but the unusual decision that each member would carry an umbrella had a more important aspect. It allowed the sabs to prevent the hunters from killing animals. Their tactic is to stand face to face with the hunters and hold the umbrellas above head height, which prevents hunters from aiming at wildlife.
    It was decided at this workshop that there would be a hunt sab week in November of this year and hunt sab groups from all over Europe pledged to carry out actions to save animals during this time.

    Links

    [1] www.huntsabs.org.uk
    [2] www.huntsabsireland.org

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