Ireland: Dozens of Celebrities Speak Out Regarding the IGB and China.


Dear Supporters,

Please see below an article in today’s Irish Daily Mail in relation to the 37 Irish celebrities that have spoke out against plans by the Irish Greyhound Board’s proposed racing venture in China. ARAN would like to thank the work of Irish celebrity and singer, Sharon Shannon, for working hard to get the celebrities to speak out against the proposed plans. Click here for their letter in yesterday’s Irish Times. In an interview with the Irish Daily Mail yesterday, ARAN backed calls for the CEO of the IGB, Adrian Neilan, to step down as a matter of urgency in relation to him overseeing this wreck-less plan that in another way, has given more spotlight to the immense suffering and cruelty associated with greyhound racing than what any animal protection group could have asked for. One email to ARAN yesterday called it ‘An own goal‘.


Email the CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board, Adrian Neilan, and ask him to step down as a matter of urgency for overseeing this wreck-less plan of greyhound racing in China — a country that has no human rights laws — let alone animal protection laws. However, we know that greyhounds from Ireland won’t be sent there now, but, the IGB want to oversee and run greyhound racing in China.

Click here for an Irish Times article on the venture, which is looking increasingly likely.

Send your polite email to and be sure to CC’ in your email the following,;, and if possible, forward ARAN a copy so we can track the volume of correspondence.  Be sure to forward this email far and wide to generate maximum campaign pressure to help our greyhound friends.

Thank you for all you are doing to fight animal abuse, together we can make a big difference.


‘Fighting animal abuse across Ireland’

P.S. This weekend The Irish Sunday Mirror will be running an article on animal experiments in Ireland, please be sure to check it out.

We are currently working on developing a brand new ARAN.IE website, once launched, we will be releasing a new round of hard-hitting campaigns, effective actions, lively demonstrations, so be ready for a summer of action for animals. We are also working on possible plans to hold our national march and rally against cruelty to animals in Dublin, if you would like to see this happen, please email us your ideas and feedback, we’ll be letting all supporters and groups know in the coming months.

A Video That Everyone Should Watch.

It is over an hour long, but EVERYBODY should see it.

Contains images of animal suffering:

Romania: (Brasov) Profiteers are Planning the Mass Murder of Stray Dogs! – Please Take Action – See Below.

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Brand-new information from Brasov –

Profiteers are planning the mass murder of stray dogs!

Behind the back of the mayor of Brasov and together with several communities on the outskirts of Brasov, Flavius Barbulescu, director of SPGA in Brasov, founded a company to build a supra-regional detention camp for stray dogs. Hoping on the soon to be legalized mass euthanasia, this shelter with closed-circuit television monitoring and no public access, will be more like an extermination camp for stray dogs.  All this is done with the assistance of the Vice Mayor of Brasov, Adrian Gabor, who is in charge of the dogs in Brasov.

Flavius Barbulescu

Barbulescu is responsible for all dog catching activity in a 200 km radius around Brasov with more than 30.000 dogs killed exclusively in Brasov.

Adrian Gabor breaks his promise given to Princess Maja von Hohenzollern in 2009,  in which he agreed to neutering the dogs and not to kill them. In secrecy,  they prepare a massacre.

Please demand the mayor of Brasov to prevent and stop these plans, to remove the dog Killer Flavius Barbulescu from office and to remind the vice mayor of his promise.

The urban dog shelter in Brasov Stupin led by Flavius Barbulescu must be closed immediately and the control of dogs in Brasov must be transferred to the local animal welfare organizations.

This must not happen!!

Please demand of the Mayor of Brasov:

–  to stop these plans

–  to revoke Flavius Barbulescu’s responsibility for the dogs

–  to remind the vice mayor of his pledge and to stop him

–  to immediately close the municipal dog pound of Brasov Stupin under the control of Flavius Barbulescu and to transfer the care and responsibility for the Brasov dogs to the local animal welfare organisations

Please direct your protests to

The City hall of Brasov:

Fax : 40268470147


Flavius Barbulescu:

Fax: 40268547815  



We have now been provided with the following additional e mail contact addresses should you wish to use them:

Local and national authorities County Board :,

County Prefecture : Prefect Ioan Gontea – Deputy Prefect Ambrus Carol :,

Romanian Police Bucharest:,,, 
Brasov Police:

National Sanitary Veterinary Authority Bucharest :
Brasov office of ANSVSA :

College of Veterinarians – National :
(most veterinarians employed or contracted by municipalitites are members of this college)


And YES, Romania IS a Member State of the EU !