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Circus Gerbola, Demo Sat 29th Sept 2012.

Posted in Events, General news by ALib on the September 26th, 2012

Circus Gerbola Demo, Sat 29th September

Circus Gerbola is currently using animals for their show in Clontarf, Dublin on Dublin City Council land. They have a number of animals from a Camel, Shetland Ponies, Horse and a Dog.

ALiberation have held demonstrations outside of this circus since last Tuesday 18th Sept and will continue to do so till the day before they leave on the 29th Sept to ban the use of animals in circuses and to highlight that Dublin City Council land is used.

The main demonstration will be on Saturday the 29th Sept, for the two shows, from 1.30-2.30pm and 4.30pm-5.30pm. Please come along and show your support. Also, please forward our facebook event page widely.

The use of animals in circuses is a violation of their rights. Using animals in circuses is cruel.


When: Saturday 29th Sept,1.30-2.30pm and 4.30-5.30.

Where: Clontarf Rd/Alfie Byrne Rd junction, Dublin 3 (See map).

Contact: aliberationnow[at]gmail.com, 086 3203643

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Action Alert, Contact your TD’s regarding fur farming.

Posted in Fur News by ALib on the September 25th, 2012

Action Alert: Fine Gael up attempt to block ban of fur farming

Fine Gael has upped their attempt to block the ban on fur farming in Ireland.

Their Minister of Agriculture told the Dail yesterday when discussing the Animal Health and Welfare Bill that “We have done a separate review on fur farming, the details of which I can give to the Deputy. We will not ban it but are putting in place tighter regulations which may include random inspections.”

This is not the end however. This Bill has more stages to go.
Please contact your TD’s today asking them to add an amendment to the Bill to include a ban on fur farming.
See the following steps to do so:

Contact your TD using this page: Contact.ie.
1. Fill in your Full Name.
2. Fill in your Email.
3. Fill in your Full Address (This is not absolutely necessary, but TD’s will pay more attention to you if you have an address in their constituency)

4. Fill in the Subject, eg “Ban fur farming”.
5. Fill in category “TD’s”
6. Fill in the message. Eg, Dear Deputy, please add an amendment to the Animal Health and Welfare Bill to include a ban on fur farming in Ireland. Yours Sincerely, [YOUR NAME]
7. Please forward any replies you receive to
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Fine Gael attempt to block ban of fur farming. Sept 2012

Posted in ALiberation Press Release by ALib on the September 25th, 2012

Fine Gael up attempt to block ban of fur farming

ALiberation Press Release.
Contact: Jim Walsh at 0863203643.

Fine Gael has upped their attempt to block the ban on fur farming in Ireland.

Their Minister of Agriculture told the Dail yesterday when discussing the Animal Health and Welfare Bill that “We have done a separate review on fur farming, the details of which I can give to the Deputy. We will not ban it but are putting in place tighter regulations which may include random inspections.”[1]

Spokesperson for ALiberation Jim Walsh said “We can’t say this is a total surprise. Fine Gael through both Agricultural ministers Shane McEntee and Simon Coveney has refused to answer a number of serious questions about this topic for over a year now. The Fur Farm Review, we believe, is a tool used by them to block a ban on fur farming.”


“When the wording “to ban fur farming” can be removed with no explanation it always looked bad. When Minister McEntee stood up in front of the Seanad and declared that “It is crucial that we have that meeting and that the fur farmers get the guarantees they are looking for,” again with no answer if this meeting happened or what guarantees were given to the fur farmers then this underlined an intent.

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