There is no better opportunity than now to determine the future of your
chosen sport -- Countryside Alliance (Ireland), in an email notice on Friday
to their hunting and shooting supporters.
John Carmody ARAN.flv
If there is one effective way to make your voice
heard for the animals--it's to take your message directly to those in
power--and that's exactly what ARAN leader,
John Carmody did on
Friday. And whilst we know self praise is no praise, this brave action
indeed, deserves more than enough praise. With his hands covered in 'blood'
whilst holding a sign that read, 'Hands Up If You Support Blood Sports',
Carmody confronted Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny to urge him to stop his
stated intention of repealing the Ward Union hunt legislation should FG get
into government--which at this stage is looking highly likely--if the polls
are anything to go by. Whilst chanting 'Keep the ward union hunt ban' and
'Shame on you Enda, you've got blood on your hands', John continued his
protest as Kenny raced to get into his car--John--once again--while in front of
a barrage of action-hungry flashing photographers, TV crews and radio
reporters, continued to peacefully heckle Enda and plead with the FG leader
not to return the Ward Union hunt. Behind the scenes, ARAN's other
volunteers continued to be heckled by FG security whilst taking pictures of
the event unfolding. Within minutes of the action, our press coordinators
were getting down to ensuring every news desk in the country knew what was
going on and what FG are looking to do--ARAN will continue to drive the
nation's press attention to the plight of innocent animals--with the help of
our dedicated and loyal supporters--we hear the animals' cries and we're
coming to help.
The press coverage has yet again been
explosive, this time with more focus on three national television stations.
Already Carmody's confrontation has hit the TV stations of RTE 9pm, RTE
Nuacht and TG4. Websites such as Breakingnews.ie, Irish Examiner, Evening
Newstalk (listen here),
Cork's RedFM, Online. Ie, TCM. ie and many more. Prominent Irish broadsheet,
Irish Times also covered the event. Watch Carmody confront Enda Kenny on
here. This is not
the our first action since news broke of FG's intentions. In the past three
days, ARAN supporters have deluged literally hundreds of emails to Enda
Kenny and inundated their Policy office with phone calls of protest, with
more actions being planned.
YOU CAN HELP: ATTEND ARAN's
PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION NEXT WEDNESDAY
February 23, 2011 (next Wednesday)
Time: 6pm sharp to 8pm -- (please
arrive slightly earlier if possible)
Place: Fine Gael HQ, 51 Upper Mount
Street, Dublin 1.
Thank you to every single ARAN supporter
that is making his or her voice heard at this most critical time. ARAN also
want to thank various Irish animal protection groups and activists for doing
their part to pressure FG to drop their intentions to bring back the Ward
Union hunt--together we really can make a difference and lets keep the
momentum going because we WILL block this legislation from being repealed.
From us all here at ARAN, thank you.
'Fighting animal abuse across Ireland'
P.S. Please ensure to
forward our action alert far and wide and encourage everyone you know to get
behind our campaign to stop Fine Gael, but also encourage people to attend
our peaceful and lively protest next Wednesday in Dublin.