Tell the UN, ban it for the bunnies! – Cruelty Free International’s latest campaign

Good morning Bunny Beauts! I say morning because as I begin this post it's almost one in the wee hours. I'm a tad under the weather this week and very much in need of a few mental health days, so this will be a very quick and short post. But you can make me feel a … Continue reading Tell the UN, ban it for the bunnies! – Cruelty Free International’s latest campaign

Documentary Review: The Ghosts in Our Machine

Happy World Vegan Day! I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve wished people that already today but it still puts a smile on my face to say (or type). So, I’m back. I mentioned on social media but my Masters degree in Creative Writing kicked my ass much more than I had prepared myself … Continue reading Documentary Review: The Ghosts in Our Machine

#MakeFurHistory

Last Friday was International Fur Free Friday. All across the globe people protested and educated the masses about the reality that is the fur industry. Here in Ireland, the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) took to the streets of Dublin to hold demonstrations outside the fur stores in the capital. Lead by founder John Carmody, … Continue reading #MakeFurHistory

Benjy the Gay Bull

My Irish readers will already know about this but since it has become an international story, I thought it time to out in my two cent. I am speaking of course about Benjy the gay bull. A dairy farmer in Co. Mayo, Ireland, purchased Benjy for the sole purpose of breeding only to find he … Continue reading Benjy the Gay Bull

US Military to Discontinue Use of Live Animals in Medical Training

Perusing the news through Google today I found a very optimistic article about the US military. The US Department of Justice will discontinue the use of live animals in medical training for troops commencing on January 1, 2015. The decision came from the Pentagon after many outside critics complained of the scale of animal mistreatment … Continue reading US Military to Discontinue Use of Live Animals in Medical Training

Passionate and Impartial?

The people of Limerick took to the streets of the city centre today in protest. The protest was against the use of public lands for circuses with animal acts. Limerick City Councillors will vote on the motion this coming Monday. I was there in a purely impartial capacity. I was covering the protest for the … Continue reading Passionate and Impartial?

Hunting the Endangered

A Peregrine Falcon - a predatory bird that receives the highest level of protection under Irish and European law - was found shot recently in Co. Wexford.  The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is seeking help from the public with regard to any information that may help find the person who carried out this … Continue reading Hunting the Endangered