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Ban Irish Fur Factory Farms Campaign

Posted in Fur News by Cif on the February 28th, 2010

800 Letters sent
this month

800 letters were signed last 2 months at the ALiberation information stall (every saturday, from 2pm to 5pm).

The letters urge that legislation be passed to ban fur factory farms in Ireland as soon as possible as promised in the Programme for Government.

It brings us to a total of 8850 letters since June 08.

Thank you for taking the time to sign the letters on saturday!

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A.F.A.R Petition to close Smithfield Market

Posted in General news by ALib on the February 7th, 2010

Close Smithfield Horse Market.

Every first Sunday of the month a few hundred horses are carted to Smithfield in Dublin 7 from around the country where they are sold and bought as pieces of property.

The Alliance For Animal Rights (AFAR) have started a petition to shut this absurdity down. The petition will then be presented to the Minister of the Environment.

A visit to Smithfield will show horses ridden on the concrete cobbled ground or will show them left tied to the street lamps for most of the day waiting for their life to be valued by euro. Smithfield is as much a part of the horse breeding industry as the Galway Races. Both are part of the same problem.

Smithfield Horse Market is linked to many abandoned horses around the city of Dublin.

It was at this market that an injured horse was recently sold for €8 to an 11 year old boy. The boy went to the Gardai with the horse. If someone else had bought him instead of this boy


then this horse too would more than likely have ended up dumped somewhere, alive or dead. Horses are not commodities to be bred just so we may profit from them. Animals are individuals who should be respected and left alone.

Please sign the petition on the following link: www.ipetitions.com

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  • Injured Pony sold for €8 at Smithfield, Dublin: Article.
  • Horses drowned, starved and abandoned: Article.
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    Gary Francione on Vegetarianism

    Posted in documentary/Litterature by ALib on the February 7th, 2010

    Vegetarianism First?

    Animal Rights Philosopher Gary Francione talks about the misguided obsession animal rights advocates and groups focus on to encourage people to become vegetarian as a first step toward Veganism. This step is not needed.

    As Francione says “There is no morally significant distinction between flesh and other animal products. Animals used in dairy are generally kept alive longer than those used for meat, are treated every bit as badly if not worse, and end up in the same slaughterhouse.

    Moreover, the slaughter of animals for meat and the dairy industry are inextricably intertwined in that there would be no veal industry without the dairy industry and dairy cows are all slaughtered and consumed.”

    Full Article: Vegetarianism First?

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    Book Review: Becoming Vegan

    Posted in documentary/Litterature by ALib on the February 7th, 2010

    Becoming Vegan.

    Becoming Vegan, the complete guide to adopting a healthy plant-based diet.

    Although veganism doesn’t require a PHD in nutrition as it’s so easy to become a healthy vegan, this book will help you design a well balanced vegan diet. It will become a valuable companion if you are interested in nutrition and will inform you on how to obtain optimum health.

    This book also explains how a vegan diet can protect against cancer, which vegetables have the most antioxidants, why good fats are essential to health, how to meet your calcium intakes, etc.
    This book is particularly helpful for vegan mums: know how to have a healthy pregnancy, how to prepare healthy and nutritious meals for infants and children.

    If you are a vegan athlete, this book will also tell you how to


    achieve peak performance, how much protein you should get, which amount of fat is necessary, etc.
    Authors: Brenda Davis, R.D & Vesanto Melina, M.S, R.D.

    Interview on Brenda and Melina: Veg Family.

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    Partial Ban on Seal Trade

    Posted in General news by ALib on the February 7th, 2010

    EU Publishes Seal Trade partial Ban.

    The EU published the regulation on the partial trade ban of seal parts and products within the EU in the “Official Journal of the European Union” on the 31st October 2009.

    The Regulation 1007/2009 entered into force on the 20th November 2009 but won’t be fully implemented until the 20th August 2010.

    An estimated 900,000 seals are murdered each year by hunting. Around one third of the world trade in seal products either passes through or ends up in the EU market.

    The partial ban is not perfect due to the loopholes it contains (See 1st Link) but it is hoped that it will cause a severe blow to the seal hunting industry which is most notably carried out by Canadian seal hunters. Seal hunting involved scenes of seals been beaten to death by


    bludgeons and hakapiks and later skinned alive.

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    Ban Irish Fur Factory Farms Campaign

    Posted in Fur News by Cif on the February 5th, 2010

    400 Letters Sent
    Last Month

    400 letters were signed last month at the ALiberation information stall (every saturday, from 2pm to 5.30pm).

    The letters urge that legislation be passed to ban fur factory farms in Ireland as soon as possible as promised in the Programme for Government.

    It brings us to a total of 8050 letters since June 08.

    Thank you for taking the time to sign the letters on saturday!

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    News of the Week, Feb 10, week 1

    Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by ALib on the February 2nd, 2010

    News of the Week

    Please read articles below:

    Barnardo Furriers court case dismissed (Part 1) – Unlawful Arrest
    Robert Å evcik was unlawfully arrested when he highlighted the rights violations within the fur industry to the passing public at Barnardo Furriers in Dublin, he then needed to highlight the rights violations he himself endured to a judge of court.
    Article 1.

    Barnardo Furriers court case dismissed (Part 2)-Witnesses who swear to tell the truth should do so!
    All charges were dismissed. This case included many contradictions and untruths from the prosecution’s case. Their witnesses were Caroline Barnardo, owner of Barnardo Furriers and Garda David Walsh.
    Article 2.

    Hare Coursing Protest, Clonmel, Tipperary.
    The Association of Hunt Saboteurs (AHOS) and Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports (CACS) will hold a demonstration on the 3rd of February in Clonmel, Co Tipperary to ban Hare Coursing. For details see link below
    Article 4.

    Horses drowned, starved and abandoned.
    The start of the year has seen drownings, starvations or simply abandonments of horses and an attempted burning This unfortunately is nothing new.
    Article 5.

    Sweet…. Cupcakes (Update).
    Sweet cupcakes are now operating exclusively from their home based bakery. To order their delicious cupcakes or cakes please call Glauce. Details in article below.
    Article 7.


    Taking the Exploitation of Bees into Consideration.
    Bees are often the forgotten animal in Veganism. They have the ability to suffer.
    As the Author of the article, Ida Hammer says “Veganism has always been about abolishing exploitation and creating a non-exploitive society. This includes rejecting the use of honey as a form of exploitation.”
    Article 6.

    Upcoming events
    Hare Coursing protest.
    Protest to ban Hare Coursing at 12 noon to 3pm, 3rd Feb.
    Powerstown Park, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

    Fur Free Event.
    Every Saturday afternoon, from 2pm.
    Information Table on the Fur Industry and Veganism.
    Protest outside Barnardos Furrier.
    Beside the Molly Malone statue, Dublin 2.

    Stop Greyhound Racing Event.
    Shelbourne Greyhound Track.
    Every Thursday and Saturday.
    7.10pm till 8.10pm.

    The links provided in this email do not necessarily share the views of ALiberation but are instead provided for educational purposes.

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