Today a joint 'Rabbit' from the Animal Rights Action Network http://www.ARAN.ie turned up outside of Brown Thomas's flagship store on Grafton Street to celebrate the long awaited campaign victory of the up-market department store going fur free from February 2008. Joined by other ARAN members the giant 'rabbit' uncorked a bottle of champagne to crowds of onlookers whilst cheering 'Brown Thomas Now Fur Free' another member also held a sign saying the same! Luckily the campaign event on Dublin's busiest shopping street was being covered by Ireland's top media outlets, check out some short video just before the event actually started here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et4BgIOy1Qc and at that stage the reporters where only just arriving and enjoy the attached picture!
Also today, our campaign was highlighted during a discussion on Ireland's national News-talk radio who have being fantastic in covering animal stories over the last few years and on Dublin's 98fm yesterday. Apart from the many articles popping up on the internet about this 'victory' was an article we were sent by another ARAN member which you can check out here http://beaut.ie/blog/ .
Leaving on a wonderful note, we would like to thank everyone who played apart in getting Brown Thomas to go fur free. Thanks to other animal protection groups, activists and our members more importantly who play a vital role in all our campaigns work and who are there for Animal Rights Action Network when we need you most. Remember, your support is extremely valuable to our ongoing work to end cruelty to animals, although the road is long, every single day we win another battle against cruelty's worst nightmare, silence!
Thank you from us here at Animal Rights Action Network