10 Activists Arrested in Austria

Posted in General news by Glô! on the May 27th, 2008

Police Raids Anti-fur Activists in Austria

21st May 08
Article from UK Indymedia.

Starting at 6:00 a.m. today, houses, flats and storerooms belonging to animal rights activists were raided and the inhabitants arrested all across Austria. In several cases activists were woken by armed police and brutally handcuffed. They could only look on helplessly as their homes and possessions were ransacked by police.

Doors were kicked in by balaclava-wearing armed special units of police (WEG), who treated the activists as if they were dangerous terrorists. 14 people were arrested and are on remand. They’ve been charged with 31 different offences related to the campaign against the fur-promoting fashion company Kleider Bauer, but most significantly of forming a criminal organisation under §278a of Austrian law.

Kleider Bauer is renowned for trying to silence its opponents

through court order and restricting their rights to demonstrate. For almost 2 years now regular demonstrations have taken place outside various branches of the firm in the main cities in Austria. Of course, those arrested are among some of the most active in the campaign.
Solidarity with those arrested in Austria!
Abolish the fur trade!

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[1] Kleider Bauer campaign :
[2] Full article:

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Novartis Week : Protest 30 May Dublin

Posted in Events by Glô! on the May 27th, 2008

Protest Outside Novartis
30th May 08

As part of the NOVARTIS Global Week of Action, ALiberation will protest against Novartis.

When: Friday 30th of May.
Where : Harcourt St
Time :1pm

Novartis profits from animal torture and public lack of awareness.
We’ll be outside their office to let them know we are not fooled by their corporate lies.
We demand a responsible science that involves ethics, and not a corrupted science whose “raison d’etre” is to increase drug pushers annual profits.

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Novartis Global Week Of Action 26 May to 01 june 08 - SHAC

Posted in Events by Glô! on the May 27th, 2008

Novartis, it’s time you Deal with Proper Science!

Organised by SHAC, a global week of action against Novartis will take place from Monday 26th May until Friday 30th May 08. There will be daily email alerts, letter writing and phone calls to be made to the companies, and protests held all around the world.

Novartis are a Swiss based pharmaceutical company with offices all over the world. This company is one of Huntingdon Life Science’s biggest customers and they have used them hundreds of times.

Novartis know full well that HLS are cruel to animals, break procedures and falsify results and are happy with that as it means that they get their products on the market.

But despite backing up HLS, having no ethics regarding non-human animals, and practising fraudulent science, Novartis is also responsible for the death of countless numbers of people due to adverse side effects from their drugs.

To name but a few:
[1] ADHDDrug Ritalin is linked to to suicidal thoughts and other behavioural problems in teenagers.
[2] Exjade causes Kidney Failure.
[3] Oral Anti-fungal Lamisil is associated with liver failure and other hepatic adverse reactions.
[4] Zelnorm (tegaserod), a prescription drug used in the

treatment of IBS and constipation was suspended for causing increased risk of serious cardiovascular adverse events.
And the list continues.

Novartis don’t want the public to know the truth. In the UK, they have recently tried to get their injunction against protests, but without success. This attempt to ban legal protests just shows how worried Novartis are about people knowing about their fraudulent practices.

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Aliberation Campaigns Timetable Week 26/05/08 to 01/06/08

Posted in General news, ALiberation Noticeboard by Glô! on the May 27th, 2008

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Peaceable Kingdom

Posted in documentary/Litterature by Glô! on the May 21st, 2008

Peaceable Kingdom

Why would an animal exploiter become an animal advocate? In Peaceable Kingdom, fourth generation rancher Howard Lyman explains how he turned his family’s small organic farm into a massive feedlot operation, and
learned too late that his success was destroying everything he loved.

Why would anyone choose to devote their lives to rescuing hundreds of enslaved and exploited pigs, chickens, and cows? In Peaceable Kingdom, Gene and Lorri Bauston share the remarkable sequence of events that transformed them from concerned citizens to founders of the nation’s largest animal sanctuary.

In Peaceable Kingdom, fifth-generation family farmer Harold Brown tells how Snickers, a very special cow living in a sanctuary, knew just what to do to help him heal deep-seated childhood wounds. Weaving together themes of respect, forgiveness, commitment, and healing, Peaceable Kingdom offers a vision of a more peaceful world that is well within our reach.

For more info, visit Tribe of Heart.
To order, click here.

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Disco Lies, by Moby

Posted in documentary/Litterature by Glô! on the May 16th, 2008

When Chickens Get Revenge

Moby’s 2008 video “Disco Lies” relates the story of a baby chick who grows up to take revenge on Colonel Sanders, representing KFC’s fast food industry.

A baby chick escapes from a chicken farm, witnessing the slaughtering of his friends. We meet him again years later when he’s a grown up and seeks revenge for the killing of his friends. He eventually finds the killer who owns an MFC fast food restaurant.

This video takes a strong stance against KFC’s cruelty on chicken, and more generally the animal abuse industry.

It’s probably one of the best videos out there, really well produced. The story line is excellent, smart and inspiring. Colonel Sanders having to answer and pay for the mass murder of chickens is absolutely exquisite to watch. The only downside to this video is that it’s not a true story.
Well done, Moby! We can’t wait for more.
Watch the video.


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Animal Circuses Banned in County Finglas

Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by ALib on the May 14th, 2008

Fingal County Council outlaws (Wild) Animal Circuses

Fingal County Council, in North Dublin, has voted to outlaw circuses performing with acts which include wild animals. This is the first motion of its kind in the Republic of Ireland and is a big step towards getting rid of animal abuse and cruelty from circuses in this country.

The motion was proposed by Councilor Clare Daly of the Socialist Party. While Councilor Daly “would have been happier if it was all animals” she stated that “Unfortunately the motion was also amended to insert “wild” before animals. I argued against this, calling for a ban on circuses that used any animals”

However the motion to ban wild animals in circuses was passed unanimously on the 8th of October by the Council. This motion stated:“That Fingal County Council supports the introduction of by-laws or other measures which would ensure that circuses which use wild animals are prohibited from performing in any part of the local authority area in light of the well-documented evidence of

suffering endured by the animals involved and the serious animal welfare issues raised.”

Using animals in circuses is cruel. Circuses cannot provide animals with basic needs.


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Whaling Season Starts Again

Posted in General news by Glô! on the May 14th, 2008

Norway is Back Killing Whales

Norway resumed whaling from April 08, having killed already 5 minke whales.
They have set a 2008 quota of 1052 minke whales, maintaining the level set in 2006, when it sharply increased the extent of the hunt by 30 %, the highest level since it resumed commercial whaling in 1993. They justified such increase by arguing that stocks of minke whales were abundant in the North Atlantic.

According to WSPA, a survey they carried out indicated that only one in four Norwegians under the age of 30 strongly supported the continuation of whaling.
The Norwegian whaling season, which takes place off the coast of Norway, stretches from April to August.

Please voice your opinion to protect the whales. Write to the Norwegian Embassy addressed to:
    Truls Hanevold
    Ambassador Of Norway
    Royal Norwegian Embassy
    34 Molesworth Street
    Dublin 2

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    ALiberation Week of Sunday 11/05/08

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by Glô! on the May 14th, 2008

    ALiberation Week of Sunday 11/05/08

    Another demo against the cull ban on the elephants was held on Tuesday 6th of May. We stood outside the South African embassy for around 1 hour and then headed to the top of Grafton St, as most people passing by the Embassy are office workers and had already signed the letters.

    In Grafton St, the information table had great success, with people queuing to sign the letters. Most people are really fond of elephants and don’t want them killed. A woman came back to us after reading the leaflet,

    quite upset.
    She said she went on holidays to Kruger park last summer and complained that she saw only 2 elephants, so how could they be a threat to the park ? She said that if South Africa killed elephant families, she would never go back to South Africa.

    So South Africa, beware! The Irish people are watching you!

    Watch the pictures from the demo.


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    Motion to Stop Animal Circuses, Dublin

    Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by Glô! on the May 11th, 2008

    Dun Laoghaire, Ban Animal Circuses!

    There will soon be a motion in Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council to ban the use of circuses with animals from using Council land. Councilor Nessa Childers of the Green Party is proposing the motion.
    Fingal County Council, in North Dublin, has already voted to outlaw circuses performing with acts which include wild animals.
    Please send an email to all the councilors urging them to vote in favour of the ban. A sample letter is available to copy and paste, but remember, it is always better to write your own.
    Click on “more” to have the

    emails of the councilors and sample letter.
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    ALiberation’s Week of Sunday 04/05/2008

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by Glô! on the May 10th, 2008

    ALiberation Week of Sunday 04/05/08

    On Friday 2nd of May, a protest and info table took place outside the South African Embassy against the lifting of the cull ban on elephants in South Africa.

    Office workers passing by stopped at the table to take a leaflet and sign a letter that opposed the lifting of the cull ban.

    Most of them were appalled at the situation. Some knew that elephants had already been slaughtered in the past and were worried about their future; others didn’t know the situation and told us that South Africa would never get away with murdering whole

    families of elephants.

    Unfortunately they have already done it in the past and the fact they have now lifted the cull ban is not a good sign for the future of the elephants.

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  • Watch the pictures from the demo.


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