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AROUND 300 demonstrators marched in Dublin yesterday to urge the
Government to toughen their stance on animal cruelty.
Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) was joined by a host of other
campaign groups to call on the Government "to enact tougher laws in
the upcoming Animal Welfare Bill".
Commitments were made to replace the existing Bill, which was passed
in 1911, in the Programme for Government.
Demonstration organiser, ARAN's John Carmody said they would be making
a number of submissions for change.
"We're hoping that the Government will enact stronger legislation in
the upcoming welfare bill to ban fur farming in Ireland, to ban
animals in circuses and other forms of cruelty to animals," he told
the Irish Independent.