Year in Review 1st July 2009 - 1st July 2010

EVENTS ORGANISED:

  • 94 Demonstrations
  • 119 Leafleting Events
  • 14 Information Tables

INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED:

  • 21 Information Packs sent out to members of the public
  • 20,500 leaflets distributed

FUR NEWS:

  • ‘Swopshop’ boutique contacts us to confirm they have a fur-free policy
  • Owner of ‘Lara Boutique’ stores (Ireland & U.K.) contacts us to confirm fur-free policy
  • Irish Government confirms ban on fur farming by 2012

LEGISLATIVE SUCCESSES FOR ANIMALS IN IRELAND:

  • Hare coursing banned in Northern Ireland
  • Stag hunting banned in the Republic of Ireland

NEW CAMPAIGNS STARTED:

  • Show Jumping – protest outside the annual Dublin Horse Show
  • Greyhound Racing – first protest organised
  • Campaign to close the Charles River animal laboratories in Mayo

GLOBAL EVENTS WE PARTICIPATED IN:

  • CAPS’ Zoo Awareness Weekend
  • Global Boycott Procter & Gamble Day
  • SHAC’s “Operation Liberation” Week of Action – we protested the Charles River Labs in
    Mayo
  • IDA’s Global Day of Action to Highlight the Cat & Dog Meat Trade in Korea – Dublin’s
    Korean Embassy was protested
  • For IDA’s “World Vegan Week” we hosted a free vegan cake giveaway stall in Dublin City
  • The Anti-Fur Coalition’s “Fur Free Friday” – Dublin’s fur shops protested
  • Joined ‘Donegal Veg’ for their vigil as part of the “World Day for the Abolition of Meat”
  • SAEAB’s “Week of Action Against University Vivisection” – leaflet drop in UCD, protest at
    Trinity College
  • World Weekend for the Abolition of Meat – 250 Vegan Recipe Packs handed in to
    restaurants, cafes and pubs in Dublin

OTHER CAMPAIGNING NEWS:

  • Fur Farm Expose Tour – protests at every fur farm in the country, as well as leafleting events
    and information tables in the largest cities near the farms
  • We had an information stall at Dublin’s ‘Independents’ Day Fair’ and hosted a screening of
    our ‘Fur Farm Expose’ dvd
  • Organised a foie gras week of action outside the Pearl Brasserie – we protested the restaurant
    every night for one week
  • Supported the group “Puppy Farm Awareness Campaign Ireland” in a day of action to
    highlight the issue, leafleting and collecting petitions
  • We have done numerous radio interviews – including a debate with pro-hunting group
    “RISE” press officer, Liam Cahill
  • Teamed up with the group “Donegal Veg” for various events throughout the year
  • New group “Students Against Vivisection” started in Trinity College – meetings held with
    professors
  • School talk given on veganism and animal rights
  • Trinity College student gives us report on an Animal Holding Area/Breeding Unit facility
    there
  • New group, “NARA-Belfast”, launched
  • After a leaflet-drop in Ballina, asking for information on the Charles River laboratories, we
    were given detailed insider info, which we were then able to make public
  • Teamed up with “NARA-Belfast” for their ongoing ‘Save Lennox’ campaign
  • We received a total of 384 emails in the past year from members of the public asking
    questions, seeking advice, reporting animal cruelty and wanting to join our campaigns

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