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ARAN Rally Dec 09

Animal rights groups/National/Ireland
Alliance for animal rights. PO Box 4734. Dublin.1  and  Ireland Direct Action

Actions Reported to Biteback - 2008-current
Actions Reported to Biteback - 2007

ARAs Liberate Innocent Death Row Prisoners - May 2015

ARAN Editorial October 2014

Galway City Councillors Vote YES to Stop Circus Suffering in Ireland - September 2014

EXPOSED: Disturbing footage of camels and tigers at Courtney Brothers Circus - July 2014

Cork County Becomes Latest to 'Stop Circus Suffering in Ireland' - June 2014

ARAN Update - May 2014

ARAN Update - March 2014

Watch a short film on Ireland's fur farms, and help! - January 2014

WATCH: One of ARAN's Best Events for the Animals, Ever - Dec 2013

Attend ARAN's Protest Against Hare Coursing in Edenderry, Co. Offaly - Oct 2013

Drogheda Speaks Out Against Animal-Act Circuses! - Sept 2013

Campaign to end animals in circuses in N. Ireland - August 2013

Mary Byrne Unveils New ARAN Ad Campaign to Help Animals - Feb 2013

Demonstrations Against Cruel Hare Coursing - February 2013

Campaign to end animals in circuses in N. Ireland - January 2013

ARAN's Anti-Fur Outreach Event at Lady Gaga Concert Dublin - September 2012

The Nation Hears the Animals' Cries as Hundreds March for AR - With National Press Exposure - August 2012

From the child you destroyed - N. Ireland - July 2012

Lennox. The Gloves Come Off. - July 2012

Lennox - When a Good Dog is No More - July 2012

More on Lennox - July 2012

Lennox Murderers - Aftermath - July 2012

Lennox was killed by Belfast council - July 2012

Lennox to die as N. Ireland court rules against dog - June 2012

Academy Award-Winning Actress Anjelica Huston, Steps In to Ban Irish Fur Farms - April 2012

Dozens of Irish Actors, Film Makers and Producers Speak Out to Back a Ban on Irish Fur Farming - 3/12

Facebook comments scupper animal-rights protester's assault case - 3/12

ARAN's Campaign to ban fur factory farming in Ireland gains momentum - February 2012

Trapped: Campaigners Overshadow Hare Coursing Final Attendees in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary - 1/2012

Battery Hens with Waiting Homes Slaughtered by Irish Farmers - 1/2012

ARAN Sparks National Debate with New Campaign to Stop the Killing of Dogs this Christmas - 12/11

New Investigation Exposes Ireland's Shameful Fur Farms, Again! - 12/11

ARAN Awards Homeless Hero - July 2011

Update and video of homeless hero who rescued rabbit - July 2011

ARAN - Jedward - May 2011

ARAN - Carmody Confronts Gael Leader, Feb 2011

Hare Coursing Finals Demo Hits National Television - Feb 2011

ARAN - RIP Greg Naughton - January 2011

Ireland Celebrities Support ARAN's Anti-fur Campaign - January 2011

ARAN's Favorite Video - Dec 2010

ARAN Advertisement - October 2010

Ireland Fur Farming - Sept 2010

Email Bank Regarding Loans to Irish Coursing Club - August 2010

Get Live Hare Coursing banned in Ireland - July 2010

June 2010- Good news from Northern Ireland for hares and greyhounds:

Why Greyhound Action opposes coursing:-

ARAN - London Protests - May 2010
Brave ARAN Volunteers - March 2010
ARAN Newsletter - Dec 09
Protest for Welfare Bill - Dec 09
New Laws for Animals - October 2009
Llama Liberation - October 2009
CAFT Ireland's 1st Fur Farm Expose - July 2009
Circus vehicles attacked in Dublin - July 2009

ARAN - June 2009

Bird Flu Protest - 2006

 Pig Cruelty Investigation - June 2009

ARAN-Actions - May 09

Interview with ARAN Founder John Carmody - February 2009

January 2009
Dear ARAN Members;

ARAN are today calling on the Irish government to pull funding for animal research at Smooth Muscle Research Centre (SMRC) located at the Dundalk Institute of Technology in light of this week's expose by leading local newspaper Dundalk Argus.

In yet another expose of animal experiments in Ireland, the Dundalk Argus reveal how researchers at Smooth Muscle Research Centre (SMRC) use mice and rabbits that are imported into Ireland from Charles River Laboratories based in the United Kingdom and Mayo, Ireland for research into erectile dysfunction, urinary tract infections, incontinence and cardiovascular system. At SMRC, mice and rabbits are routinely killed and dissected so their body parts can be used in the experiments. ARAN argues that the researchers at SMRC would be far better placed to use human body parts from bodies donated to science and that such work would provide human-relevant data while also eliminating the extra steps of having to breed the animals, transport them, kill them, and then use their body parts.

The article also goes on to highlight the financial support obtained from the Irish government for such research -- Animal Rights Action Network is calling for an end to funding of animal research at Smooth Muscle Research Centre (SMRC) and other Universities and research centre's across Ireland and to fund non-invasive, modern humane research .

"Yet again animal experiments are shown to be highly unethical, unnecessary and unreliable, says Stephan Wymore, Head of Research for ARAN. "Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are like us.' Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are not like us.' Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. Irish medical research needs a rapid modernized shake up."

I would like to see the people who filmed the following video come to justice. All I know is that it was filmed in Ireland, but if turned over to the proper authorities, they might be able to find out where the video originated. Thank you, A. Davis, Wichita Falls, Texas
Link to the video:
Link to the user who posted it:

ARAN update October 2008
     TV video:

300 Demonstrators Marched in Dublin

ARAN Update, September 2008

Circus Protest, Sept 2008

October 2008 World Animal Week Event

ARAN Supporters Stage Die-In On Australian Embassy - July 2008

ARAN and BEBO Social Network - May 2008

ARAN Uncovers Deadly Irish Animal Experiments

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Co Council will be hearing a motion to outlaw the use of circuses with animals - May 2008

Mink farm targeted by animal rights group - March 2008

ARAN News - May 2008
ARAN update - March / April 08
ARAN picketed the minister's dept. in Dublin - Jan 08
ARAN's Ban Fur Farming in Ireland Event - Jan 08

Andrea Smith on ending torture - Jan 08

Media Scrums ARAN - December 2007

Driving Fur Out - November 1, 2007

Ireland County bans wild animal circuses

No Wild Circus Animals in Fingal, motion passed - October 2007

Dublin Fur Attacks - September 2007

ARAN Newsletter July 2007

ARANs April '07 Newsletter - May 2007

Circus video, short but worth seeing
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ARAN Seal Demonstration - March 2007

Brown Thomas Fur Protest - March 2007

Dublin ARA Rally - December, 2006  Dublin AR Day Protest - follow-up

Laois Fur Farm Targeted - October 2006

Whips chains demo -- June 2006. Pictures of anti-circus campaign tour that began in Galway.

ARAN -- The Newsletter for Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), May 2006.

Bird Flu Protest -- March 2006. Bird Flu Protest.

Frog Farm -- Dec 2005. Frog farm shuts after ALF attack .

ARAN -- The Newsletter for Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), Oct 2005 .

Sheep Protest -- Nude Protest Outside Australian Embassy .

Dublin Fur Protest -- Aug. 2005. Woman is 'Beaten' Outside Dublin Fur Store.

Irish fur farm raid .pdf file.

February 13, 2007


Internationally renowned "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign has just hit Dublin, being organized by Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) and PETA Europe here in Ireland just in time for Valentines day. Our bevy of sexy nude models including Miss UK 2006 Lucy Evangelista where escorted from their limousine which driven them to the scene of a giant erect bed and awaiting them a huge swarm of photographers and reporters. The scene was being watched by possible hundreds of people gawking to get in on the action. Their message was simple, you can still get that killer look without actually killing anything. The models jumped into bed wearing skimpy sexy red thongs and boxer shorts whilst holding signs reading "Fur Out Love In"

ARAN wants consumers to know that animals trapped for fur suffer excruciating pain'often for days'before their chests are stomped on or their necks are broken by trappers. Beavers caught in underwater traps for their fur struggle frantically before drowning. On fur farms, animals spend their entire lives in tiny, filthy cages, where they suffer physical and psychological distress before they are killed by poisoning, gassing, anal electrocution, or neck-breaking. In China, the world's leading fur exporter, animals on unregulated fur farms are sometimes skinned alive. Millions of dogs and cats are killed in China for the international fur trade'their fur can wind up anywhere in the world, because it is often intentionally mislabeled as fur from other species. In Ireland fur farming is still completely legal, where thousands of mink and artic fox continue to be slaughtered for their skins which are mainly shipped to Europe and beyond. You can make a huge difference to ensure fur farming here in Ireland is banned forever, please write to:-

Minister Mary Coughlan
Office of the Minister for Agriculture & Food,
Agriculture House,
Kildare Street,
Dublin 2.

You can contact ARAN for helpful and handy effective letter writing tips.


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