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Reminder, 1st event of Animal Rights July

Posted in Events by Glô! on the June 30th, 2009

Reminder:
Animal Rights July

The Animal Rights Debate: A Bill of Rights for Animals?
Event organised and presented by Roger Yates, UCD Sociology Dept.
1st July 09 | UCD, Dublin 2.

Although filmed in the late 1980s, this debate is still relevant today.

Featuring professors Tom Regan, Richard Ryder, Andrew Linzey, Mary Warnock, Steven Rose and Germaine Greer, and with contribution from audience members, the debate explores issues such as the connection between human and nonhuman animal rights, rights-based thought and utilitarianism, and animal rights –v- animal welfarism.

More info:

  • www.indymedia.ie
  • human-nonhuman.blogspot.com
  • www.vegaplanet.org

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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

    News of the Week

    Please read articles below:

    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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    ALiberation activities 29/06 to 05/07

    Posted in General news by ALib on the June 28th, 2009

    Program for the Week

    This week, on the program:

  • Circus Event - Clontarf Road,
  • Animal Rights July – Movie Event,
  • Fur free Event - Barnardos Furriers, Grafton st,
  • Stop Greyhound Racing Event - Shelbourne Greyhound Track
    Tuesday 30/06 :
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest
    Next to Clontarf Dart Station

    Wednesday 01/07 :
    7:00pm – 9:45pm
    Animal Rights July – Movie Event

    Thursday 02/07 :
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)

    Friday 03/07 :
    7:00pm – 8:00pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)

    Saturday 04/07 :
    1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)


    4:30pm – 5:30pm
    Anti-fur Protest
    Barnardos Fur Shop, Grafton St.

    7:00pm – 8.00pm
    Stop Greyhound Racing Event,
    Shelbourne Greyhound Track

    Sunday05/07 :
    1:00pm – 2:30pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)
    4:00pm – 5:30pm
    Duffy Circus protest (Clontarf Road)

    For more info, contact us at .

    Notes:

  • There will be no Greyhound racing leafleting this thursday evening, as we’ll head on to the circus.

  • How to go to Circus demos:
    By bus : Number 130 from the city centre to Clontarf Road.
    By Dart: stop at Clontarf station and walk for 10 min on Clontarf Road.

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  • Free Range, the Myth - a Video

    Posted in documentary/Litterature by ALib on the June 27th, 2009

    Cage Free - Free Range Myth. A Video

    Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary| Dec 2007

    Recently there has been a move by animal welfare groups towards promoting “Cage Free” - “Free Range” systems of exploiting hens for their eggs. The idea is that the hens are removed from the battery cages and have more space. This is marketed as almost happiness, with hens in almost empty barns and wandering around yards and fields at their pleasure.

    The truth is different; crowded hens packed sheds, hens in horrible conditions, deprived lives, mutilations, forced molting, psychological conditions and still the mass murder of every hen, cock or chicken as soon as they


    are no longer profitable to the business who has enslaved them.

    Buying “cage free” - “free range” eggs and passing it off as compassionate is a myth.

    See the video.

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    Animal Rights July, 2009

    Posted in Events by ALib on the June 27th, 2009

    Animal Rights July

    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, UCD Sociology Dept.

    On the program:

  • Week 1. July 1st. The Animal Rights Debate: A Bill of Rights for Animals?
  • Week 2. July 8th. HOME.
  • Week 3. July 15th. A Cow at My Table.
  • Week 4. July 22nd.Animal Rights: Abolition or Regulation?
  • Week. July 29th. Judge John Deed: “Everyone’s Child”.

    On week 4 the philosopher Gary Francione will be live from the USA, via Skype.

  • Week 1. July 1st:

    The Animal Rights Debate: A Bill of Rights for Animals?

    Although filmed in the late 1980s, this debate is still relevant today. Featuring professors Tom Regan, Richard Ryder, Andrew Linzey, Mary Warnock, Steven Rose and Germaine Greer, and with

    contribution from audience members, the debate explores issues such as the connection between human and nonhuman animal rights, rights-based thought and utilitarianism, and animal rights –v- animal welfarism.

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    Duffy’s Circus Week end Protests, June 09

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the June 26th, 2009

    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.

    Complaints have been made to Whitehall Gardai station about two days of assaults by 2 prominent people within Duffy’s circus upon activists.

    Saturday 20th June

    The first complaint referred to a man from the circus catching an activist by the neck and saying “If I got you alone, do you know what I’d do to you, I’d take bits out you.”

    The man waited till the end of the event, when the activists had packed up and initially came out in a jolly mood before moving over to one activist who was already leaning down and unlocking his bike.

    This followed another day of informing the public about non human animals within circuses.

    Before the incident a woman believed to be the wife of the man came out from the circus and video taped a large portion of the protest.


    Activists also had a video camera for their own safety as this is not the first time circuses have attacked activists and freedom of speech in Ireland.

    Circuses are well known for their violence towards both humans and non humans. Activists have ended up in hospital previously. The man waited however till the camcorder was turned off.

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    The Arts Council funds animal rights violations

    Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment, General news by ALib on the June 26th, 2009

    The 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. In 2008 and 2009, the Arts Council gave out 75,000 euros to Duffy’s circus alone. Duffy’s Circus are promoting themselves as confining more non human animals “than ever.”

    Last year Duffy’s Circus were reported to confine at least 44 non humans and that’s not including animals that don’t’have the advertising appeal to children such as dogs.

    Non humans in circuses are exploited in 4 main areas:

  • Through “training”, which has been revealed through undercover investigation to be violent;
  • Through transport, where animals are heaped into the backs or lorries and carted from site to site traveling thousands of miles in a year;
  • Through show time, where the animals are stressed to perform unnatural silly tricks which were force “trained” upon them;
  • Through their time on the site where they will be caged, shackled or confined in tiny spaces.

    The Whitehall Gardai station has


  • received complaints about Duffy’s circus assaulting activists.
    Non human and Human rights violations. Is this where tax payers money should be going?

    Please write a letter to the Arts Council or use the letter provided below asking them to stop giving grants to circuses that confine non human animals.

    Please see Upcoming Events for Duffy’s Circus next week.

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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

    News of the Week

    Please read articles below:

    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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    HSUS- Vivisection Adversary or just Consultants of P&G? Part 1

    Posted in Animal Testing by ALib on the June 19th, 2009

    Questionable Pact
    Part 1

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) have for some time an arrangement that both believe is very beneficial to both of these organizations interests.
    Read Part 1.

    “Procter and Gamble and The Humane Society of the United States believe by working together we can enhance the likelihood of achieving our common objective of making animal testing for consumer products unnecessary,” comments Dr. Andrew Rowan, executive vice president of operations for The HSUS.

    Among their aims are to “promote, develop and raise awareness of alternatives methods”; “promote and expedite the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of nonanimal test methods”; “eliminate any technically unjustified regulatory requirements relating to animal testing” and “engage governments and encourage them to provide sufficient financial support.”

    There are some worthwhile aims here. So a win-win situation for all concerned? The “world’s largest consumer products company” receives the


    co-operation of the USA’s “largest animal protection organization.”

    The HSUS gives awards to P&G and P&G recommends the HSUS. There’s so much back slapping that it is hard to know your back from your front. Is this collaboration questionable?

    The first question is why was this collaboration needed? Surely P&G could have carried out all of these aims themselves without the need of HSUS’s endorsement. By aligning themselves with P&G, HSUS have weakened their own position as a neutral “animal protection organization.”

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    HSUS- Vivisection Adversary or just Consultants of P&G? Part 2

    Posted in Animal Testing by ALib on the June 19th, 2009

    HSUS’s Gain
    Part 2

    The HSUS are “backed by 10.5 million Americans”. The opportunity to present this collaboration as a “success” and a step forward must be appealing and would help generate more donations.

    P&G themselves recommend HSUS which allows HSUS to reach a new group of people who can now call themselves “animal welfarists.” And there is an improved element of respectability, one more multinational organization tipping their hat to the HSUS. But is there a flip side? Does this collaboration harm the movement to end vivisection?

    Which brings us to the non human animals that both organizations are keen on saving from experimentation.
    A quick look at the HSUS’s website states that the P&G facility in Cincinnati, Ohio


    exploited 690 animals in 2004. That’s 290 dogs, 214 Guinea Pigs, 134 Pigs, 5 Rabbits and 6 Weasels/Ferrets/Minks.

    Or how about the P&G owned “pet” food company Iams? Their facility in the Paul F Iams Technical Center, Dayton, Ohio tested on 319 animals; 196 Cats and 123 Dogs.
    These figures of animals are a tiny fraction of the animals that P&G choose to test their products upon.

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    ALiberation Week of Sunday 14/06/2009

    Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by ALib on the June 19th, 2009

    Duffy’s Demo Reports
    14 to 21 June

    Please, read below for a detailed report of each day’s event.
    Also watch the pictures of the event at our GALLERY.

    Sunday 14st June 2009

    Activists arrived at 7pm outside the site where Duffy’s are holed up for the 7.30pm show. A banner reading “Animal Circuses = A Lifetime of Misery” sums up this circus. Duffys is a throw back to Victorian freak shows when anybody (human and nonhuman animals) who was not normally seen was exploited for the greasy till regardless of how this affected those victimized.

    Duffy’s also advertises a “zoo”. This is how the Irish Sunday Mirror were able to compare what is promoted by the circus and that which the reporter saw. “We saw the ponies in their stalls, dogs by a caravan and one tiger prowling a small stoney enclosure. Considering this is the biggest area ever available to the animals – when they’re not in the


    Big Top – I was taken aback”.

    The road outside the circus was packed with cars going at a slow pace due to the nearby match. So passerbys had plenty of opportunity to blow their horns in support (which many did) and to see the banner, posters and receive leaflets about the reality of circus life for non humans.

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    Duffy Circus Protests, June and July

    Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by ALib on the June 19th, 2009

    Duffy’s Circus “More Exploitation than Ever”

    “Hundreds of places across the world – including councils here in Ireland – have banned [non human] animal circuses” read the Irish Sunday Mirror on 14th June 2009.

    Duffy’s Circus boast that they have “more [non human] animals than ever.” Last year this circus bragged that they oppressed 44 non human animals, excluding members of those species deemed unimportant for mentioning when it comes to promoting themselves to children, ie dogs.

    The Lisburn Echo last year reported that Duffy’s had enslaved an “African Lion as well as four tigers, three alligators, four lamas, six horses, four ponies, 20 snakes and two donkeys.” This year Duffy’s Circus confines “Siberian tigers, Illamas, snakes, dogs and an African lion” according to the Irish Sunday Mirror.

    Non human animals in a circus will have to endure a life of cages, shackles or ropes. Their existence comprises of forced training of a few


    unnatural tricks (this happens at the winter quarters, away from the public eye), performing these tricks for the amusement of children, traveling thousands of miles on the road from site to site and finally being imprisoned in tiny cages or pens where they’ll spend most of their day.

    As with animals who are denied their basic needs, this often results in “cage madness” (please see attached links for more info).

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