Subject: Breaking News: ARAN Supporters Stage Die-In On Australian Embassy
July 24, 2008
Dear ARAN Supporters,
Working in conjunction with our colleagues at the World Society for the
Protection of Animals http://www.wspa.org.uk/ , supporters of Animal
Rights Action Network staged a highly visual die-in on the steps of the
Australian Embassy in Dublin to call for an end to the cruel live transport
of over 4 million sheep from Australia to the middle east each year. It was
all part of the international campaign called Handle With Care.
http://www.handlewithcare.tv/uk/ A letter calling on the Australian
government was also handed into the embassy.
The 'sheep' played dead whilst covered in 'blood' on the steps
embassy behind barrier tape that we used to cordon off as a crime scene, the
barrier tape read 'Crime Scene Do Not Enter', the sheep were also
other members holding signs drawing attention to the campaign's message to
'ban cruel long distance live sheep exports' whilst chanting 'Ban
Exports - Shame on Australia'.
Luckily for the animals and the campaign,
protest was covered on many national radio stations and news internet
before we staged the demo at 12noon yesterday. Our event was also attended
by 6 photographers in total from some of Ireland's national newspapers
with radio reporters covering the event live which went out on the airwaves
throughout yesterday, including, Matt Cooper's Last Word on Today FM which
is one of Ireland's most listened to radio programs during drive time. Our
campaign event was also covered by national newspapers including The Irish
Times, Irish Independent and the Irish Mirror plus several news internet
websites like eircom.net, Kilkenny People and more.
This event would not have been made possible if it were not for the many
loyal ARAN members and supporters who kindly support our work in many
different ways. From sending much needed donations, writing letters and
emails, making phone calls and more importantly attending our protests
http://www.aran.ie/pledge08.html and supporting our work in other
it remains vital that we continue to receive your support in this way as we
continue to highlight cruelty to animals and work towards reversing outdated
and old ways of thinking about animals, it's time for society to sit up and
realize that animals are not objects but sentient creatures, who, just like
us can experience can experience pain, joy, sadness, suffering, loneliness
and much more.
For yesterday's event we did not issue an action alert calling on everyone
to attend, so please be sure to check out some exciting video footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJl12UJvwMQ of yesterday's event
obtained for you. Please enjoy it and know that Animal Rights Action Network
will continue to remain a true, professional and reliable voice for animals
with your support, so thank you for being there for ARAN and more
importantly the animals that need your support right now.
Be proud to be part of ARAN and our growing family of kind people.
Animal Rights Action Network
'Fighting Animal Abuse Across Ireland Ps, Pictures are attached, if you do not
receive them please email us directly so that we can send them to you and be
sure to check out our website where we'll have a full posting on yesterday's