We have campaigned for animal rights in Ireland since 2007
We have protests and events twice a week, every week, covering a number of important issues. Please join our campaigns and help us achieve our goal of total animal liberation in Ireland!
It's time to Ban Hare Coursing
Our big campaign for 2020 is to finally get hare coursing banned in Ireland. Will you help us?
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Ban all Animal Circuses in Ireland!
The use of wild animals in circuses was banned in Ireland in 2018, but domesticated animals are still used and abused in Irish circuses every day. Find out how you can help them!

Formed on 1st July 2007, the National Animal Rights Association is a voluntary, vegan, consistently anti-oppression, non-hierarchical animal rights group. 

We want a world where animals are free from use, abuse, and exploitation.  To help achieve this, we have many ongoing campaigns, and are constantly out spreading awareness through our protests, demonstrations and information stalls.

We are based in Dublin, but we travel around the country with our campaigns every week. Get in touch if you’d like us to campaign in your area!

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Recent Campaigns



Did you know that bloodsports such as fox hunting, stag hunting (which was banned in 2010), hare coursing and shooting unfortunately still take place in Ireland?


Greyhound Racing

Tens of thousands of greyhounds are used, abused, bred and killed in Ireland every year by the greyhound racing industry. Find out how you can help stop this!



Also known as animal testing, it is the live experimentation of animals. Around 200,000 animals such as mice, rats, guinea pigs, cats, dogs, pigs and sheep are killed in Irish laboratories every year. Learn more here.

Go Vegan!

It has never been more important to become a vegan, and it’s never been easier too! If you would like more information, have any questions, or would like a free Go Vegan! pack, just contact us and we would be happy to help you in any way we can.

Pressure campaigns can result in political change

From the very beginning, NARA has always been a pressure campaign group. In terms of strategy, it means we focus on one issue at a time, and employ an array of tactics until we achieve our goal. Sometimes the result even includes a change in the law in Ireland. We believe pressure campaigns to be the most successful way of achieving total animal liberation.

Our Mission Statement:

We believe that animals already have rights
but that they are just not recognised socially or legally yet.

We fight for changes both in social consciousness and the law.

We all follow a strict vegan diet. One cannot campaign for animal rights while consuming or using any animal-derived product. Apart from the murder and extreme suffering involved, nothing that comes from an animal is ours to take. To do so would be a rights violation in itself.

Animals are not ours to wear. As well as it being totally unnecessary, humans have no right whatsoever to wear fur, leather, wool or silk. All of these ‘materials’ were once part of a living creature, who did not volunteer themselves to become another product.

Animals are not ours to use for entertainment or profit. Animal circuses, greyhound racing, horse racing, zoos and aquariums are all animal-using and abusing industries that take advantage of animals’ vulnerability – merely to satisfy a perverse need to see, and make money out of, another species being degraded and exploited.

No form of animal testing is acceptable,
whether it be for cosmetic or medical research purposes.

Testing on animals does nothing to further medical progress for humans – and even if it did, it wouldn’t make it morally right or acceptable to use animals in this way.

We also recognise rights for invertebrates (e.g. crustaceans and insects). They too are living beings who deserve a life free of exploitation and suffering. 

As a non-hierarchical group, NARA welcomes anyone willing to help in our fight for animal rights. However, we are an consistently anti-oppression group, meaning that we believe and acknowledge that both animal rights and human rights are intrinsically linked. In this regard, it goes without saying that we have a zero-tolerance policy towards anyone who is fascist, racist, xenophobic, ableist, sexist, ageist, anti-choice, body-shaming, homophobic, transphobic or oppressive to others in any way.

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Animals have the right to be happy. live. be free.

We don’t believe in animal welfare (e.g. bigger cages), we strictly believe in animal rights (e.g. empty cages). You can never make murder or abuse ‘humane’. Animals are individuals like us. They love, fear and feel like us, so why oppress and exploit them just because we can?

NARA is a legal, grassroots level organisation that only operates within the law. Information on this website is for the purpose of legal protest and information only. It should not be used to commit any criminal acts or harassment. NARA is not affiliated to any other animal rights group. NARA has no links or involvement with the Animal Liberation Front or the Animal Rights Militia. Any articles published on this web site relating to illegal activities are posted for the sole reason of publishing news related to animal rights, and are not intended to incite or encourage similar acts.

Please feel free to contact us if you want to ask us any questions, report something or get involved.


Please feel free to contact us if you want to ask us any questions, report something or get involved.


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