PETA and ARAN Activists Warm Dublin’s Heart for Valentine’s Day

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Holding heart-shaped signs that read, “Ireland: Fur Out, Love In”, four sexy activists – two women wearing only red panties and spiked heels and two male “cupids” wearing only red boxer shorts and a pair of wings – led a protest held jointly by PETA and Irish group Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) on the eve of St. Valentine’s Day. The amorous activists aimed to turn up the heat on the Minister of Agriculture to include a ban of fur farms in the impending Animal Welfare Bill.

PETA and ARAN activists in Dublin

“We’re bringing our big hearts and bare skin to beautiful Dublin with the message that animals are not ours to wear”, said PETA Senior Programme Manager Yvonne Taylor. “By showing some of our skin, we hope to save animals’ skins and encourage Ireland to ban fur production once and for all.”

There are five remaining mink fur farms in Ireland. To cut costs, fur farmers pack animals into extremely small cages, preventing them from taking more than a few steps in any direction or doing anything that is natural and important to them, such as running, swimming, making nests and finding mates. The anguish and frustration of life in a cage leads many animals to pace frantically and circle endlessly, cannibalise their cagemates and self-mutilate, biting at their skin, tail and feet. Eventually, workers kill the terrified minks by gassing them. Take action via ARAN’s website to have your voice heard by the Irish government.


  • John Carmody commented on February 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    It was a great day!

  • finnbar owens commented on February 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I am an Irish vegetarian living in Provence.
    My last book ” Two Suitcases And A Dog ”

    I would like to donate the following slogan to Peta.
    (Credit Copyright)

    ” If Shakespeare was a vegetarian, Bassanio could have paid Shylock back with a pound of beet root “.

    Finnbar Owens.

    I am currently working on a book and wish to donate a percentage of the
    profits to PETA.
    Get back to me.

  • Brien Comerford commented on February 19, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Morrissey and McCartney would be proud of their Irish roots !

  • Chris commented on February 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    How does promoting a woman as an object promote the cause of a better society for animals and people? It does not. Not only is it offensive and crass, it actively sustains the modes of though and action which actually bring about abuse of animals and people in the first place. I find your organisation to be a massive hinderence to making progress for animals. Huge numbers of us who are vegan or vegetarian will have nothing to do with PETA becuse it promotes such misogynistic, disgusting campaigning. You went beyond it with your latest ‘ad’.

    • to Chris commented on February 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

      To Chris: In the picture I see 2 women and to men in underwear. I do not see how this is objectifying women

    • Wowzers commented on May 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      The word is misanthropic and not misogynistic since animal-crazy peta should stop brainwashing unsuspecting people, male or female, into going naked for their cause against their will!

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