Year in Review 1st July 2008 - 1st July 2009


  • 108 Demonstrations
  • 141 Leafleting Sessions
  • 12 Information Tables


  • We have sent out a total of 210 information packs (which includes Fur Farm Expose Packs,
    Foie Gras Packs, Fur Packs, Vegan Packs, Campaign Starter Packs, Zoo Packs and Thank
    You Packs)
  • We have handed out over 34,800 leaflets – not including the thousands of leaflets ordered
    from groups such as Animal Aid, which we have distributed.


  • Sugar Babe (G.P.O. Arcade, Henry Street, Dublin 1)
  • We also received a fur free policy confirmation from the company ‘River Island’, and got
    notice from the ‘Benetton Group’ (which includes the ‘Sisley’ franchise) that they will be
    fur free by Spring 2010.


  • Gourmet Burger Co. (97 Ranelagh Road, Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6)
  • La Mere Zou (22 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2)
  • Ouzos (22 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin)
  • Locks Restaurant (1 Windsor Terrace, Portobello, Dublin 8)
  • Savoy Restaurant (Limerick Mariott Hotel, City Central, Henry Street, Limerick City)
  • Exchange Restaurant (The Westin Hotel, College Green, Dublin 2)
  • Eden Restaurant (this restaurant confirmed their already foie-gras free
    status – Meeting House Sq, Temple Bar, Dublin)
  • The Mill (this restaurant confirmed their already foie-gras free status – Figart,
    Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal)


  • Drogheda Arts Centre opened an exhibition featuring 2 live dogs, taken from the local
    pound, to be put on display 7 hours a day for a month (regardless of any adoption offers).
    After just over a week of pressuring both the artist and the arts centre (including 2 visits to
    the art centre), the dogs were released, rehomed, and it was confirmed that no dogs would be
    put in their place.


  • Anti-Zoo Campaign


  • International Day Against the Chinese Fur Industry
  • CAPS’ Zoo Awareness Weekend
  • Global Boycott Procter & Gamble Day


  • A expose on Irish fur farms was produced and sent to us, which we released and sent to 113
    politicians, radio stations, newspapers and SPCA’s. This resulted in a lot of attention for the
    issue, and we were fortunate to be able to discuss the expose and campaign on many radio
    stations around the country, and we even had a live debate with one of Ireland’s fur farmers.
  • Author, John Banville, publicly got on board with our campaign to stop animal experiments
    in Trinity College – which resulted in an enormous amount of media coverage and debates
    on the vivisection issue – as well as an investigation on animal testing in Ireland.
  • Countrywide list of restaurants serving foie gras compiled – adding a total of 73 new
    campaign targets.
  • In the past year, we have received 237 emails from people through our website – asking
    questions, looking for advice, requesting information or info packs, asking to join our group
    or looking for help to set up their own.
  • We protested against the first “Anti-Animal Rights Seminar” in Ireland, which was hosted in
  • We have found homes for a number of dogs, cats, and even a snake.
  • Facebook Page created.
  • Branch of N.A.R.A. set up in Co. Offaly.
  • We helped supply a student anti-fur group, ‘Fur or Against?’, with campaign materials. They
    have now made Tralee, in Co. Kerry, Ireland’s first official fur-free town.

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