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Irish Fur Farms, Press Release, 18 November 2011

Posted in General news by ALib on the November 18th, 2011

Minister McEntee tries to stop Irish fur farm ban? Part 1

Press Release | 18 November 2011.
From: ALiberation.
Contact: Jim Walsh.
Ph: 086 3203643.
Email:

Minister of State Shane McEntee appears to be trying again to make life worse for animals in Ireland. The question is will government coalition partners Fine Gael and the Labour Party go along with him.

Minister McEntee, who states that he is “currently in the process of having a new Animal Health and Welfare Bill drafted” [1], has a huge influence over whether or not fur farming will be banned in Ireland.

The Minister told the Seanad recently that “It is crucial that we have that meeting and that the fur farmers get the guarantees they are looking for” [1]. What guarantees is Minister McEntee giving fur farmers?

In the same speech 3 weeks ago, Minister McEntee stated that “The Minister, Deputy Coveney, has established a group within my Department to review all aspects of fur farming and I expect this review to be completed shortly.” [1]

Yet a notice from the Department of Agriculture titled “Fur Farming Review” appeared in newspapers yesterday looking for submissions


from the public with “a closing date for receipt of submissions of 31st December 2011.” [7]
How can both things be said and still have the Minister remain credible? Has he already made up his mind to block the ban on fur farming in Ireland?

Minister McEntee has become known for obstructing Animal Welfare legislation and for his close ties with lobby groups who are anti-animal.

Liam Cahill is the leader of the mis-named hunting lobby group RISE! (Rural Ireland Says Enough!) but is also currently working for Minister McEntee in the Department of Agriculture.[2] The Minister is also reported to have a RISE! sticker on the back of his chauffer driven state car. [3]

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Cork Vegan Day Event

Posted in General news by ALib on the October 26th, 2011

Cork World Vegan Day Potluck.

Cork Vegans are throwing a Potluck Party for World Vegan Day in the Ovens Tavern on November 1st.
All are invited - Bring your friends.
Guests are requested to bring a (hot or cold) vegan dish (starter, side, main or dessert)

Where: Ovens Tavern, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm.
When: Tuesday, 1st November.


Contact: Cork Vegans.
Email: .
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Galway World Vegan Day event

Posted in General news by ALib on the October 26th, 2011

Galway World Vegan Day Potluck.

World Vegan Day Galway Celebration will be in the Bierhaus pub, Henry St.,Galway, on Nov 1st at 8 pm.

Amazing selection of European and Galway vegan friendly beers. Vegan Info, Music, Vegan Soc Video “Making the connection”, talk by Expert VEGANIC gardiner.

It will be a POT LUCK event, so please bring a simple vegan dish. See post below. Please come along and make it even bigger than last year. Invite your fb friends along. Please indicate that you wish to attend.

Where: Bierhaus pub, Henry St.,Galway.


Time: 8pm.
When: Tuesday, 1st November.
Contact: Mike O Halloran.
Email: limerick.vegan(at)yahoo.ie.
Phone:087-959 2563.
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Vegan Ireland event for Vegan World Day

Posted in General news by ALib on the October 26th, 2011

Fun Hat Table Quiz for World Vegan Day

When is World Vegan Day? Who was the second man on the moon? These and other questions may be asked at Vegan Ireland’s Fun Hat Table Quiz on Nov 1st.

Fun Hat? Well it is Halloween, so dress up in a hat (or more) of your choice. The hat or headpiece can be bought or made but must be vegan. If you wear the best hat or win the table quiz, you will win a prize.

Platters of vegan food will be served by Cafe en Seine and this is included in the entrance fee. Any money left over will go towards material for Vegan Ireland.

Please do RSVP so we have an idea of the numbers attending.
So start studying for the hotly contested title of World Vegan Day Fun Hat Table Quiz Champion.

Where: Cafe En Seine, 39 Dawson St, Dublin 2
Time: 7pm
When: Tuesday, 1st November
Price: 5euros.
Contact: Vegan Ireland

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Vegan Cooking Classes, October 2011

Posted in General news by ALib on the October 11th, 2011

Vegan Meanin’ Food! Cooking course this Autumn

Vegan Meanin’ Food! will give classes on vegan cooking for 4 weeks for each Saturday from the 8th October (8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th).

Where: SeomraSproai, 10 Belvidere Court, Dublin 1 (see the map

Time: 11am-1pm.

When: Starting Sat 8th October for each Saturday till 29th of October (4 classes).

Price: Suggested cost is €10 (€7 with concession) per class.

Contact: Pears, , 08575296088.

Website: www.seomraspraoi.org

Each 2 hour class will show how to cook affordable easy animal free recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

The classes will explain the basic nutritional needs for a vegan diet, reasons for veganism, sourcing vegan food and will explore the myths and facts.

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Banner drop, O’Connell St, 27/09/11

Posted in ALiberation Demo Reports by Glô! on the September 30th, 2011

Fur Factory Farming in Ireland – Still not Banned!

ALibertion held a giant banner stating “Ban Irish Fur Farms!” over the O’Connell Bridge in Dublin on 27/09/2011.

Most if not all the animals used in Ireland are exploited for our pleasure, convenience or tradition. In other words there is no good reason why we use animals. Fur factory farms are one of the more obvious symptoms of this.

Why is it still not banned?

Ask your government why 200,000 more Minks, Red Foxes and Arctic Foxes will be killed by poisonous gas and anal electrocution over the next few months in Ireland. Why these animals are caged for their entire

life suffering deprivation. Or simply ask “When will fur factory farming become banned in Ireland?”
Please also send any replies you receive to .

For a full list of contact details of TD’s, Senators and MEP’s please see here: contact.ie

Sample letter:
Dear Deputy/Senator/MEP,
When will fur factory farming become banned in Ireland?
Yours Sincerely,
Your Name Here.

View the pictures: Vegaplanet Gallery.

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Vegan Ireland movie Event, 15th Dec 2010.

Posted in Events, General news by ALib on the December 8th, 2010

Movie Event at Seomra Spraoi, 15th Dec.

As part of International Animal Rights Day, Vegan Ireland will screen “Making the Connection”.

Movie Event: “Making the Connection”.
When: Wednesday 15th December 2010.
Time: 8.30pm (Come earlier and grab a meal from the Vegan Café).
Where: Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1.
Contact: .

This will coincide with the delicious vegan meals from the Vegan Café served every Wednesday from 7.30pm.

“Making the Connection” is a 30 minutes film launched on World Vegan Day 2010 (1st November), and produced by Environment Films in association with the Vegan Society UK.

It invites you on a journey - together with a chef, a farmer, an MP, an athlete, a dietician, a

poet - to explore an exciting lifestyle which combines delicious, healthy food with tackling many of the global challenges facing us today.

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Vegan Ireland movie Event, 3rd Nov 2010.

Posted in Events by Glô! on the October 28th, 2010

Movie Event at Seomra Spraoi, 3rd Nov.

As part of World Vegan Day, Vegan Ireland will screen The Emotional World of Farm Animals. This will coincide with the great vegan meals from the Vegan Café. The Vegan Café serves delicious food every Wednesday in Seomra Spraoi from 7.30pm.

Movie Event: The Emotional World of Farm Animals.
When:Wednesday 3rd November 2010.
Time: 8.30pm (Come earlier and grab a meal from the Vegan Café).
Where: Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1.
Contact: 086 3203643.

The Emotional World of Farm Animals is a documentary for viewers of all ages (containing no graphic pictures) about the thinking and feeling side of animals who are all too often just viewed as food.

Jefferey Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love, leads viewers through the personal journey he underwent while writing his latest book, The Pig Who Sang to The Moon.
This journey into the sentient, emotional lives of animals on farms brings Masson to animal sanctuaries where caregivers

and the animals themselves tell their harrowing stories of rescue and escape.

Masson delves into the rich ancestry of these curious and intelligent animals and interviews top experts in animal behavior who offer scientific perspectives on these amazing creatures.

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ALiberation News of the Week, April 2010

Posted in Dossier / News of the Week by Glô! on the April 2nd, 2010

News of the Week

Please read articles below:

Video: Hare Dying in Hare Coursing!
A video shows behind the scenes footage of a hare dying in the Hare Coursing Finals in Clonmel, Co Tipperary 2010. The material released by the Association of Hunt Saboteurs (AOHS) shows a hare struggling for life. This once again is a case of the crucial interests of many animals ignored for the amusement of humans.
Article 1.

The Ban Irish Fur Farms Campaign reaches 10,000 letters!
Senator Dan Boyle received letters to ban fur factory farming on behalf of the Green Party. This is 10,000 more letters voicing the support to end this industry in Ireland.
Article 2.

A Shock of Reality.
French TV have broadcast a show that is part reality TV show and part experiment. It involves unsuspecting contestants giving an electric shock to a person strapped to a chair. The voltage rises each time till it rises to 460V. Only 19% of the contestants refuse. What does this say about the things we do to non human animals?
Article 4.

3 Court Cases, 3 Vindications. Part 1
3 Court Cases, 3 Vindications. Robert Å evcik has had been arrested and dragged through the courts 3 times when he was educating the public about animal exploitation and in particular the fur trade outside of Barnardo Furriers. He broke no laws and each time he has walked free.
Article 5.


A Camera that Saw too much.
A Camera that saw too much. Robert had a camcorder on the day he was arrested. He filmed more on the day of his arrest than some may have wished he filmed. In particular, a Garda Inspector!
Article 7.

ALiberation now on facebook!
ALiberation is now on Facebook. If you’d like to follow the latest Vegan and Animal Rights news in Ireland then sign up.
Article 6.

Upcoming events

Fur Free Event.
Every Saturday afternoon, from 2pm.
Information Table on the Fur Industry and Veganism.
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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Become a fan of ALiberation

Posted in General news by Cif on the April 2nd, 2010

ALiberation now on facebook!

Are you one of the 350 million Facebook members ?
Become a fan and get the latest Vegan & Animal Rights news in Ireland!
ALiberation is a Dublin based Animal Rights group.

ALiberation: www.facebook.com

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Video: Hare Dying in Hare Coursing! A.O.H.S

Posted in General news by ALib on the April 2nd, 2010

Video: Hare Dying in Hare Coursing!

A video showing what happens behind the scenes at the flagship event of “Hare Coursing” at Clonmel, Co Tipperary 2010, was released by the Association of Hunt Saboteurs (AOHS). The video shows a dying hare.

The video also shows hares chased and hounded by 2 greyhounds for the amusement of spectators. The second part of the video shows a hare in his final moments. The hare lies on his side dying in a pen with other hares; then the hare convulses his body into the most awful retching ways. In between this he flips himself 360 degrees before lying down on his side again to die. What this hare must have endured is anybody’s guess.

This hares last moments are spasms. He was kidnapped from the wild where he lived his life and placed into an alien environment so he could be used as bait for 2 greyhounds. This happens each year at coursing tracks up and down the country. Why do we value other animals so little? Hare coursing is a rights


violation.
The reason why coursing continues is for mindless entertainment. The coursers will argue also that it is a tradition. In Spain they use the same arguments for Bull fighting and no doubt the Coursing industry would be happy to support Bull fighting if the Bull fighting industry will support them.

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Barnardo Furriers court case fails again. Part 2.

Posted in General news by ALib on the April 2nd, 2010

A Camera that Saw
too much.

Read Part 1: 3 Court Cases, 3 Vindications.

So what did Robert catch on his walkabout on the 15th of November? After the demonstration had ended and Barnardo Furriers was closed, Robert pointed his camera at a man who was plainly dressed and standing in front of the shutters of the closed shop. This man was facing to where the activists were now tidying up their posters. This man was facing the activists with a video camera of his own and recording each of them in turn. This man was Inspector McMenamin of Pearse St Garda station and he was collecting intelligence undercover on the activists. By his own admission he was the senior Garda there that day over Sgt Lynch and at least 2 other Gardai.

When Robert was approached by Sgt Lynch, the Sergeant told Robert he didn’t ask for permission to photograph. In court however, Sgt Lynch ignores this and sticks to the line that he hopes will convict Robert. This is that he had allegedly received a complaint from Marie Corbett that Robert had screamed into her face. The Sgt claims he went over to Robert and allegedly


explained this complaint to Robert. The Sergeant also claimed that he quoted section 6 (the law he alleges the complaint fell under) of the Public Orders Act to Robert, and also the immigration act (Identification), along with the penalties attached.

The Sgt. also said that Marie Corbett had identified Robert and the Sgt. then walked over to Robert before arresting him. Robert however had filmed these two together and also filmed the Sgt. leave and walk away from Robert. Marie Corbett swore she saw the Sgt. go over and talk to Robert. Robert’s camera says differently. Robert had recorded this interaction between Marie Corbett and Sgt Lynch and this showed the Sgt. walk away from Robert not towards him.

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