Remember Me Thursday – 24th Sept

Remember the fabulous initiative Remember Me Thursday? Started by the Helen Woodward Animal Centre in America, it’s an adoption drive with a difference – and with international relevance. Your participation is key to promoting companion animal adoption from shelters and rescues – and saving lives! What does it involve? – lighting a candle on Remember Me Thursday, September 24, […]

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Happy World Animal Day!

To celebrate #WorldSmileDay and#WorldAnimalWeek we originally planned to share three of our smiles a day for seven days (see our original post Sharing the Animal Welfare Warmths). Thinking about it we’ve decided to spread our smiles across the coming months. We’re inviting you to share the smiles – either ours or your own. Or both! With today […]

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Remember Me Thursday – 25th September

Have you heard about the fabulous initiative Remember Me Thursday? Started by the Helen Woodward Animal Centre in America, it’s an adoption drive with a difference – and with international relevance. Your participation is key to promoting companion animal adoption from shelters and rescues – and saving lives! What does it involve? – lighting a candle on Remember […]

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Stamps Promote Breeding

I am so sorry to see An Poste’s new stamps that promote breeding cats – not a moggie among them. Every time you put one of these stamps on an envelope you’ll be encouraging breeding yourself. Here’s my thoughts – and a few alternatives. What’re the Problems? A spokesperson from An Post said: With four glamorous […]

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Halt the Horror

including some extracts from ICABS‘ pages The Republic of Ireland has become one of the last remaining countries in the world to allow hare coursing. The blood sport has already been banned in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and remains illegal in most civilised nations. Why have so many countries made this blood sport illegal? […]

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Dog Fighting & Reporting

The ASPCA designated April 8 as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (NDFAD) to advance the conversation about dog fighting and to encourage animal lovers across the US to take action against this brutal form of animal cruelty – find out more here. While the information will be specific to America, it will undoubtedly translate fairly easily to Ireland. Their article has […]

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Happy International Womens’ Day!

Thinking of all the fab international women I know and love *schmoo* I have been pondering recently how little has been achieved in the years I’ve been active in feminism, sustainability and animal welfare. Especially considering that folk have been campaigning long before I was even a sparkle in my dad’s eye (why just my dad’s? […]

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Walk for Fionn Jan 2014

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to post the photos from the walk! Nothing new here, just a repost of the info from my facebook pages. More thoughts to come … On Sunday 26th January 2014 more than 1500 people and their companion canines walked to support Fionn, DAWG and decent Irish Animal […]

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Clonakilty Says YES to Stop Circus Suffering!

News from ARAN Are you ready for some good news for a change? News we all so desperately need? The town of Clonakilty, Co Cork has this week banned animal-act circuses using public land. This is nothing short of FANTASTIC news for the animals suffering inside of circuses. This hard work would never have being […]

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Limerick Greys Candlelit Vigil Cork 2013

The bodies of seven greyhounds, who were shot and left to decompose, were discovered in a Limerick quarry in April 2012. To mark the anniversary of this tragedy, vigils were held in Limerick, Cork and Dublin, organised by various groups, including Compassion for Irish Greyhounds and Limerick Animal Welfare (LAW). SOS Levrieri, who home many LAW greyhounds in Italy, also […]

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Candlelit Vigils

It is now one year since several dead greyhounds were found in a quarry in Co Limerick. To mark the anniversary of this tragedy, vigils are being held in Limerick, Cork and Dublin. SOS Levrieri, who home many LAW greyhounds in Italy, are also holding vigils in Milan and Pisa. When & Where Thursday, April 18th […]

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National Hare Coursing Finals Protest, February 4th – Be There!

From ARAN Dear Cork Members; We are writing for your urgent help. Up to 30,000 hare coursing supporters and supporters of other cruel sports such as fox hunting, shooting and deer stalking will converge for a three day event at Powerstown Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The final day, Monday February 4th, will see thousands of […]

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