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Court Cases dismissed for AR activists

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

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.

Both defendants, Mr. Long and Mr Sevik, were confident that this case would have been shown as a sham had it made it to the cross examination stage. They represented themselves with Sean Ryan acting as McKenzie friend for both.

Animal Rights activists’ campaign for the rights of all animals, including humans, to be respected; they do not forego their own rights when they do so. It is a shame that certain people abuse their positions to manufacture alleged incidents to undermine these rights and do so in a very deliberate and calculated way.

The use of animals in our societies is epidemic. A vastly underestimated 53 billion land based non human animals are killed for food each year alone to satisfy the taste buds by members of societies who wish to eat flesh 4 times a day, 7 days a week.


And this figure doesn’t include non humans used for entertainment, fashion, “medical research”, companionship, so called pest control or water based non humans used for food. Our society will contradict itself by saying it is against “unnecessary suffering”, which is stated in Irish law, but at the same time encourage that same society to tuck into a Big Mac and a pint of Milk without realizing the contradiction. Such is the speciesist mindset that rules our society’s way of thinking. And murder is not the only violation non humans incur at the hands of humans.

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AstraZeneca, Protest 18th Aug 09

Posted in Animal Rights Demos by ALib on the August 28th, 2009

Astrazeneca Protest
In Dublin

From Shac Ireland | Tuesday, 18th August

Our demo outside AstraZeneca in Dublin city centre went well. They were expecting us (they keep an eye on Indymedia) and had sent emails to all of the staff about the demo. (nice to know they keep an interest in SHACtivism!

We had about 17 people and great support from passers-by. So good that all our flyers were distributed. Tourists from the states and France stopped to chat. We had the chanting going and attracted a lot of attention due to the noise.

Bet AZ want rid of us? They know what to do!

Pictures of the demo: VegaplanetGallery.

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Hunt Saboteurs, Demo report.

Posted in Blood Sports / Entertainment by ALib on the August 28th, 2009

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.

This was a “Horse Show [jumping] co-ordinated event held by the Louth Hunt” according to the Association of Hunt Saboteurs who organized the demonstration. Horse jumping shows is another industry that likes to exploit animals for amusement.

With posters, leaflets and banners, the activists educated people who were interested. The Dublin Horse Show was ending as the protest occurred. The Dublin Horse show attracts a sizeable portion of hunters or pro hunters

as well as those who think a horse’s back was somehow made for humans to sit upon. With little reason beyond “I like to hunt” and a pretense that “culling” is needed, hunters value non humans as an object of “sport”.

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Seal trade Ban in Europe.

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

Council of EU agrees with Part Ban on Seals trade.

The Council of the European Union voted for a part ban of the seal trade.

In their press release of the 27th July, the Council states the basics of the so called strict conditions for placing products made from parts of seals on the EU market.

These basics are the same as those agreed to by the European Parliament with the same loopholes. See link below.

The next step will be that “The new act will come into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.
The harmonised rules will become effective nine months later, giving the Commission and the member states time to put in


place the necessary implementing measures.”

When this law comes into force it is hoped that it will lead to the end of the killing of seals for their skin.

References:

  • MEP’s vote part ban on Seal Trade.:
    www.vegaplanet.org

  • The Council of the European Union Press Release 27/07/2009:
    www.consilium.europa.eu

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  • Busy month for Shac

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

    SHAC’s busy August.

    The month of August has been busy for the pro science, anti-vivisectionist group SHAC. SHAC’s goal is to close down Huntingdon Life Science (HLS), “the largest contract testing laboratory in Europe…[which] have about 70,000 animals on site” 500 of whom are killed each day on average for the failed practice of testing products on non human animals.

    First off, on the 10th of August, the largest investor in HLS, Morgan Stanley sold all the LSR/HLS shares, all 679,225 of them. With the aid of the campaign group Win Animal Rights in the USA, Morgan Stanley decided to depart company with HLS after a week of protests.

    On the 13th the biopharmaceutical company, Arpida AG, stated that they have “no interest to enter into new contracts of any type – be it with HLS or with any other animal testing facility”.
    Arpida AG was a former HLS

    customer.

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    Shac Ireland Event, 18th of August 2009

    Posted in Events by Glô! on the August 15th, 2009

    AstraZeneca,
    Demo 18th August 09

    Shac Ireland | Upcoming Event

    AstraZeneca have been paying HLS to carry out experiments for many years. We have been given inside information that AstraZeneca are a current HLS customer and they have also used them many times during, and since, 2005.

    AstraZeneca have also been exposed as recently as 2008 paying for monkey experiments inside HLS and we know they are a 2009 customer.

    Event organised by Shac Ireland.
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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

    Please read articles below:

    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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    “Animal Welfare Reform: Total Denial, One Step at a Time”, Essay.

    Posted in documentary/Litterature by ALib on the August 9th, 2009

    Why is the Animal Movement confused?

    By Angel Flinn, Care2.
    “Animal Welfare Reform: Total Denial, One Step at a Time”.

    Is there a reason why animal groups who have a reputation among the general public for “staunchly opposing animal exploitation” are promoting labels like Certified Humane Raised and Handled label, the Freedom Food label, and the Animal Compassionate label?

    Would a human rights organization promote “humane’ methods of executing political prisoners”? Why are so called animal protection group doing exactly that?
    Why doesn’t the Animal movement do exactly what it

    says on the tin?

    Read full article :
    “Animal Welfare Reform: Total Denial, One Step at a Time”.

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    The AR Debate, Abolition or Regulation, Review

    Posted in General news by ALib on the August 7th, 2009

    Moral schizophrenia

    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.

    Francione spoke about the moral schizophrenia that is prevalent in our society. On the one hand we say we are against unnecessary suffering but on the other hand we ensure it happens for pointless reasons such as we like the taste of flesh.

    Francione looks at the abolition and the regulation approach by various animal movements. He rightly criticizes current animal campaigns such as “cage free eggs” as opposed to just stop eating eggs.

    He uses the fictional example:“We torture people by tying them into a chair and administering painful electric shocks to them. Do you think it would be better. Right now we use these hard chairs; we tie them into hard chairs. Would it be better if we tied them into


    padded chair? The answer might well you know, I guess. But wouldn’t it be odd if our reaction to torturing people by electric shocks was to say lets have a campaign in which we guarantee that everybody who is going to be tortured by electric shocks is sitting on a padded chair?”

    Francione is a natural and informative speaker. He puts his views across easily. This is well worth listening to.

    To hear the full discussion and the Question and Answers please click the links below.

    1❩ Discussion
    2❩ Questions & Answers
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    Judge John Deed, a Review

    Posted in General news by ALib on the August 7th, 2009

    Everyone’s Child

    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 BBC’s “Judge John Deed” fictional series.

    The episode is striking as it looks at issues linked to Animal Rights without quickly getting distracted by portraying Animal activists as thoughtless emotional nut jobs or by focusing on nude protests. This is rare to see in popular media.

    The animal issues in the episode revolves around a 15 year old Animal Rights activist who needs a heart transplant knowing that this involves procedures and drugs which were tested on animals and an activist who goes on a hunger strike due to his lengthy prison sentence.

    The boy is weeks away from the official legal age of deciding absolutely for himself. His parents want the operation however his arguments “against violence” are reasoned as he decides against the heart transplant.
    Deed, the main character, in his position of Judge is asked


    to decide.

    The hunger striker is accused of a bombing against halal “meat” truck which is not proven. Deed is asked to use his influence by his daughter.

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