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- ARAN is Ireland's largest nationwide animal rights group, working across the country fighting animal abuse. One of the best ways you can help ARAN is to get actively involved with our ongoing research, lobbying, events, projects, peaceful protests and tabling events across Ireland. Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) is against all forms of animal cruelty and is a grassroots group working to speak out for the rights of all animals here in Ireland, whilst helping to promote and support European and international campaigns to end cruelty to animals. ARAN works with volunteers, activists, members of the public and other animal protection groups.
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ARAN Members Show That Actions Speak Louder Than Words for Animals in Circuses
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Top model Suzanne McCabe is set to strip for PETA's first-ever Irish 'I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur' campaign.
Following in the footsteps of Pamela Anderson, Christy Turlington and Sophie Ellis Bextor, the gorgeous Dubliner joins a long list of beauties who have bared all for a good cause.
And the recently turned vegetarian, who hit the headlines earlier this summer after twice suffering from a collapsed lung, said she wasn't in the least bit shy about baring all for a good cause.
The self-confessed animal lover (27) was approached to star in the world-famous ads by the charity as it was well aware of her long-time dedication to ensuring the protection of animals.
"It's not tacky at all; it's very tastefully done. You can't really see anything, but it still gets the message across, which is the most important thing.
"My parents weren't overly delighted when they heard about the nudity, but they know how important the cause is to me and I know once they see the pictures they will be happy."
Speaking to the Herald, the Killiney native said: "I'm thrilled to be joining the incredible group of women who have done this in the past.
"The head of PETA Ireland, John Carmody, is also the head of animal right's group ARAN, with whom I've done loads of work in the past, so he approached me because he thought I'd be perfect for the job," Suzanne explained.
"I approached ARAN first a long time ago about campaigning against a field hunt in Canada, and from there I sort of became their celebrity spokesperson.
"It's incredibly exciting because this is the first time this PETA campaign has ever been done here," she said.
"We shot the campaign about two months ago, so hopefully it will be on billboards, newspapers and magazines nationwide by the end of the summer.
"I'm delighted with the picture selected and I got to hand pick the photographer, so I chose a close friend who I knew I'd be really comfortable with," Suzanne continued.
"PETA's response to the picture has been fantastic; they thought it was stunning."
Describing the campaign, Suzanne said: "There is a lot of nakedness, but with well-placed arms and legs. It's very glamorous, very sexy and very natural."
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As animal act circuses roll out across the country, so is ARAN’s latest campaign to rollback the curtain on animal suffering in Irish circuses and reach out to potential circuses goers to show them the real side to animal suffering.
Animal Rights Action Network members and supporters gathered in Dublin city centre to bring attention to animal suffering inside Irish animal act circuses. With banners reading ‘The Slave Trade is Alive and Kicking, Stop Cruelty to Animals in the Circus’ and ‘Stop Circus Suffering’, our dedicated supporters took time out of their Sunday afternoon to spend time speaking out for animals in need. They once again responded to our appeal and call for help. Throughout the event hundreds of leaflets were distributed including DVD’s from the Animal Defenders International investigation into Irish circuses during 2003-2005 which revealed poor conditions in which the animals were living in, including animals been hit behind the scenes and much more. The peaceful and lively protest also reached hundreds of passing cars, buses, vans and trucks all crammed with people wanting to know what was going on – with a megaphone members chanted ‘There’s No Excuse for Animal Abuse, Stop Circus Suffering’, information about animal suffering in the circus was also available. Over the coming weeks, Animal Rights Action Network are organizing events in various cities across Ireland, so if you would like to do more then please get involved.
For most people who get involved,, they are very much against cruelty to animals and hate much of what is happening to animals, at Animal Rights Action Network we believe that words are just not enough and that doing ‘something’, anything, to help animals is a must because the cruelty will never end if we don’t push the boat out and give at least one or two hours a month to attend peaceful protests by ARAN or even responding to emails calling for your help. Although most people are busy, we very much welcome everyone’s support – but is giving at least one or two hours a month out of your time much to ask or even responding to an email even if you can’t help when animals are suffering and dieing in the worse circumstances known?
Please if you are against animal abuse and want to see it end, words are just not good enough – please, do something, get involved with ARAN today and start attending our events and helping to raise awareness, the animals need all the help and support they can get and using your voice to help them will bring us closer to the day when animals are no longer exploited for human use.
Thank you to everyone who turned up on the day and of course the many people who could not attend for one reason or another, at ARAN we value your ongoing support and activism.
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Dear ARAN Members & Supporters,
I am writing to bring you up to date with our recent expose of cruelty to pigs at an Irish pig breeding facility based in Co, Cavan. The investigation came about when an employee at the facility contacted ARAN to report pigs been violently killed with sledgehammers and that other adult pigs where found dying—often for two days in a row, on top of other baby piglets that were discarded in the back of trucks at the facility. Footage inside the facility also documented pigs eating other dead pigs and many grown adult pigs confined to what are currently legal farrowing crates, these are basically cages so small that the adult pig can barely even move whilst she nurses her newly born piglets. All of the pigs that were violently killed were considered ‘useless’ to slaughterhouses.
Right now, Animal Rights Action Network is happy to confirm that the facility in which we exposed is now under supervision and surveillance and that the Gardai are preparing a file for the Department of Public Prosecutions. Animal Rights Action Network is working on ensuring that this story and the pigs plight gets as much press attention as is possible, we need to shine light on the killing of animals for their flesh and the cruelty and violence that’s associated with killing animals.
ARAN is working hard to ensure that those responsible for killing these animals are fined and jailed. We do genuinely believe that our work has at least highlighted the plight of animals killed for the slaughterhouse and highlighted the need for people to go vegetarian and vegan. Of course it now also makes others in the killing industry think twice about killing animals in such a viscous and cruel manner. We also believe that thanks to the huge press attention we generated for this situation that many more people out there will choose to go vegetarian—we will never know how many hearts and minds we’ve touched.
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Dear ARAN Supporters;0 Replies 210 weeks
We bring you more good news! The European Union have just announced that they are to ban the trade in seal products into Europe. This good news comes amid fierce opposition from the Canadian government whom have been sending countless delegations to Europe in order to lobby Ministers and MEP’s. Their campaign has been built on lies and bullying tactics. Today’s news will now mean that once the legislation comes into force, it will be illegal to sell or trade in seal products from countries such as Canada where the cruel commercial seal hunt takes place—thus cutting off a major market for seal skins.
As many of you know, here in Ireland Animal Rights Action Network had been working hard to support the international campaign to stop Canada killing baby seals. Over the last few months, we have been busy behind the scenes lobbying Irish MEP’s to ensure they stand firm against the lies and deceit that has came from the Canadian government. We have been organizing exciting events and protests to raise awarness of Canada’s seal hunt, including a celebrity photocall that involved longtime ARAN supporter Linda Martin whom was joined by Jim Corr of the band ‘The Corrs’, Gerard Byrne from Fair City along with Irish model and beauty and ARAN supporter Suzanne Mccabe, all kindly donating their time to help our campaign to stop Canada killing seals. We also successfully lobbied the Irish government into a u-turn which meant they suppored a total EU trade ban and not the original that was riddled with loopholes and exemptions. ARAN has also been working with dozens of supporters across the country who too have been working hard, many well into the late hours of the evening lobbying MEP’s, writing articles for the media, contacting Canadian embassy’s and consulates—even some supporters went door to door collecting petitions, distributing our leaflets and much more—it shows that team work does make a huge difference and it shows that ARAN members are now a force to be reckoned with.
Dear ARAN Members and Supporters,0 Replies 214 weeks
In 2008 Supreme Master Television (SMT) contacted Animal Rights Action Network to request an interview with ARAN’s founder—John Carmody to speak about the work of the national Irish animal rights group. The interview then went worldwide on the SMT television station in January of this year!
Luckily for you—the people who support Animal Rights Action Network, we’ve captured this interview on You Tube for you to see! Please click on the flash box to listen to the interview with John Carmody which is 13.5 minutes long.
At ARAN, we have worked hard to build a solid relationship with many of our loyal supporters, groups we campaign with and continue to remain a highly visual professional group advocating in a peaceful way for the rights and protection of all living animals.
Thank you for supporting Animal Rights Action Network and helping animals in desperate need.
- by Roger Yates 0 Replies 254 weeks