Year in Review 1st July 2019 - 1st July 2020

EVENTS ORGANISED:

  • Over 85 protests, marches, leafleting events and information stalls

LEAFLETS DISTRIBUTED:

  • 14,000

EMAILS RECEIVED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE:

  • We received over 800 emails, through our website, in the past year from members of the public asking questions, seeking advice, requesting information, reporting animal cruelty and wanting to join our campaigns

CAMPAIGN NEWS:

  • Supported anti-greyhound racing protests organised by ICABS & AFAR, following the release of RTE’s documentary on the greyhound racing industry called “RTE Investigates: Greyhounds Running for their Lives”.
  • Activists are frequently verbally abused, and even assaulted, while protesting Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr8zaPXeCk8
  • NARA, along with other activists, were taken to court by Shelbourne Park Greyhound Racing Stadium – you can read what happened here: https://naracampaigns.org/injunction-greyhound-six-shelbourne-park/, and the outcome here: https://naracampaigns.org/outcome-the-greyhound-six/
  • Confronted Michael Creed, who was Minister of Agriculture, about greyhound racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ldpM1_jf-s
  • Attended the annual ‘International Animal Rights Conference’ in Luxembourg.
  • Contacted every primary and secondary school in the country, asking them to ban animal dissections, and provided them with information on alternative learning tools to use instead.
  • New campaign to Ban Hare Coursing launched, along with weekly protests and campaign tours around the country, and it has already resulted in a bill being put forward by Paul Murphy TD – see: https://naracampaigns.org/update-hare-coursing-campaign/
  • Organised Ireland’s first ‘Ban Hare Coursing’ march to the Dept. of Agriculture.
  • NARA was chosen as Lush’s recipient of a 3 day ‘Charity Pot’ event, to help fund our anti-bloodsports campaign.
  • Attended ‘Dublin Vegfest’ and took part in talks and panel discussions.
  • Organised our first official protest outside of ‘Kepak’ slaughterhouse in Dublin – it resulted in the slaughterhouse shutting down for the entire day.
  • Organised Ireland’s annual ‘March to Close all Slaughterhouses’, which took place in Dublin City Centre, where hundreds of people and a number of animal rights groups joined together to promote veganism in Ireland.
  • Protested the Ward Union Hunt’s ‘Stephen’s Day Parade’ in Ashbourne, and followed them until they packed up.
  • Took part in various radio and newspaper interviews, school talks, and debates on animal rights issues throughout the year.
  • We attended the political ‘March for Change’, and for the first time, we were officially included and recognised by other left-wing groups and parties as co-organisers.
  • We took part in Dean Mullen’s documentary, ‘Ireland’s Slaughterhouses (2020)’ which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/jLo7rZ7OiAI
  • New NARA website launched, covering many new animal rights issues: https://naracampaigns.org/
  • Updated our Mission Statement & Goals here: https://naracampaigns.org/mission-statement-and-goals/
  • Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, we had to cease our protests and usual forms of activism from March 2020, but we were able to replace them with daily online action-alerts, and compiled this helpful guide on campaigning against hare coursing from home: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XgWtyg7uxMtHnHQ8MsKRiLd2Kfn8LWgc/view
  • During this time, we also decided to use our normal leaflet budget on social media ads, which has generated a lot of interest and support for our campaigns, from all over Ireland.

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