ARAN released the findings of a new undercover investigation back in November 2011, just in time for submissions that the Government were seeking into Irish fur factory farming. The evidence that we presented to the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, clearly showed the need for these farms to be shut down.
Behind the scenes we are busy lobbying Irish Ministers and TDs, and since the launch of our new investigation, literally thousands of emails and dozens of letters have been sent into the Department of Agriculture calling for a ban on fur factory farming in Ireland without delay. We have also rolled a giant billboard across Dublin to garner support from the public and hit Facebook with adverts that drove supporters to ourBan Fur Farming in Ireland campaign website.
This week, we’re delighted to announce our latest partnership with International cosmetics company, LUSH Cosmetics. A two-week campaign initiative will be running in their three Irish stores, from 6 February right through until 20 February. We’re strongly encouraging all our supporters and members to drop into your nearest LUSH store where you can sign a postcard and take an educational leaflet to support ARAN’s campaign to ‘Ban Fur Factory Farming in Ireland’. This is not the first time ‘LUSH Cosmetics International’ has teamed up with ARAN. Over the years we have partnered with them in our campaigns against animal experiments, veggie promotion, supporting the campaign to push the ‘Dog Breeding Establishments Bill Through’. They also attended our demonstration against the Ward Union Hunt as legislation was going through Dail Eireann back in 2011, and they also fundraised for ARAN with a ‘Charity Pot’ that raised vital, much needed donations to further our work to fight animal abuse. Stores are based in Henry and Grafton Street, Dublin and Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.