England: Dr. Brian May – and beautiful animals and women !


I think Brian May has done really well as one of the key anti hunt campaigners this time.  In tribute to him here are a few links which show ‘Dr. Bri’ at his very best.  Doctor of Astrophysics – clever guy !!

Slash is pretty cool in the first video !





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Pluto Fly By – First Picture 14/7/15.

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England: Formal Response From The LACS About Today’s Hunting Face – 14/7/15.


14/7 – Message from the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) regarding the David Cameron U turn today.  The BBC are calling it the government’s “turn your back and run away” moment.



Dear Mark,

Following the SNPs announcement that they would vote against the Government’s proposed amendments to the Hunting Act, and the fact that there was substantial cross party support to keep the ban, the government has decided to drop the vote.  But we don’t think this is the last we’ll hear about it.

The Government knew this was a vote they would lose. Increasing numbers of MPs from all parties now oppose re-introducing bloodsports and the Government has recognised that public opinion is overwhelmingly against hunting.  

So it would be a mistake for the Government to return to this issue in the future, and any attempts to repeal the Hunting Act by the back door would clearly be wrong.

Not withstanding all the other issues facing the country, it has becoming increasingly clear that most of the UK is against the cruelty of hunting. With 8 out of 10 people in both countryside and urban areas against hunting, any attempt to bring it back would be deeply unpopular whenever it takes place. 

We had hoped that a vote would go ahead tomorrow and that debate about hunting would finally be consigned to history.  Nevertheless, we are resolved, whatever the Government does, to continue to highlight the cruelty involved in hunting and undermine any suggestion that hunting has anything to do with wildlife management or fox control. I encourage you,  Mark, to carry on speaking out against hunting and continue to make your concerns known to your MP.

We are pleased that the Scottish government have recognised that the ban in Scotland needs examining. This is actually as a result of a recent League investigation into hunting in Scotland! You can view the investigation at www.league.org.uk/scottishhunts and take a look at this new footage we have released today.

We are looking forward to working with the Scottish government to ensure the law is as strong as possible, and those who break the law are brought to justice.

Mark, as always we are doing everything that we can to protect the Hunting Act. I say this in many emails that I send out to supporters but I truly mean it when I say none of this could be possible without people like you. Its my pleasure to extend a heartfelt thank you from everyone at the League.

 Together we are making a difference for animals.

Kind regards,

Mark McCormick
Senior Communications Officer

P.S. As I said the threat to the Hunting Act remains. We will keep you updated on developments but in the meantime why not get in touch with your MP with your thoughts on today’s developments? You can do this by going to the website www.writetothem.com. Enter your postcode, scroll down until you see your MP, click on their name and write to them.

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England: David Cameron Knows He Will Fail Hunt Vote – So Pulls The Plug Less Than 24 hours Before !


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Breaking News – 11-00am 14/7 – David Cameron now cancels hunt vote on 15/7 as he knows he will not win.

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Due to Cameron rushing this through, or attempting to do it, now failing; the anti hunt protesters have had little time to react, but they have done a brilliant job in the time ! – Cameron does not know which way to turn now.

New Poll this morning shows 3 in 4 people are OPPOSED to bringing back the hunting legislation.

Cameron is running scared and has had to cancel the vote which he would fail with – the vote would have taken place tomorrow (15th).

Massive anti hunt demo in London (Parliament) today the 14th.  Click on links below for pictures !



Almost three in four British adults are against making fox hunting legal, a poll has suggested.




Photos – Mark – SAV.

Georgia: Big Multi Day Animal Events Planned in August. Spread The News !


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Today, 14th July 2015 we have been contacted by our animal buddies in the Caucasus ! – they have a big ‘Eurasian Animal Rights Gathering 2015’ several day event planned in Georgia 0n the 23-25 August this year.

It looks as if will be a fantastic event, and you can see all the planning and events in the following information.

In the true tradition that animal welfare campaigners have no boundaries, we want to wish our friends all the very best with their gathering in August.  As they state below:

The following text is taken completely from the description of International Animal Rights Gathering, which inspired us to make this event in the Eastern part of the continent: «We will meet for a weekend of workshops, talks, discussions, films, information stalls, entertainment and networking. The aim of the Gathering is to promote and improve co-operation and co-ordination between activists from many different countries, with the aim of building a strong coherent global movement to fight animal exploitation and spread compassion. This is particularly important bearing in mind that most animal exploitation and abuse is an international business which operates across international borders, so it’s vital that we as a movement also learn to think and work globally too».

If that is not a reason to support this event, then what is ?

Wishing them the very best for what sounds like a great meet – we hope that post event we will be able to bring you more news on it as well as showing some photographs.


Georgia information




UN Member Country

Capital City:


Main Cities:

Sukhumi, Kutaisi, Rutsavi, Batumi




70,000 km2


1 lari = 100 tetri


Georgian, Armenian, Russian


Georgian Orthodox

Check out the following for some of the recent news:



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Welcome to EARG 2015! (It’s not in USA! It’s in Caucasus!)

The Eurasian Animal Rights Gathering 2015 (taking place in Georgia on 23-25 August) is a second annual international event, which aims at bringing together activists from all over the world — particularly from Eastern Europe and Asia, because in countries of that regions AR activism is not connected well to the international network and exists more or less in an isolated form. Plus the problems that unite AR movement in Eastern Europe and Asia differ from the problems, that our comrades in Central and Western Europe and Northern America have to face, which makes the discussion and the unifying of the efforts essential for our cause.\


The following text is taken completely from the description of International Animal Rights Gathering, which inspired us to make this event in the Eastern part of the continent: «We will meet for a weekend of workshops, talks, discussions, films, information stalls, entertainment and networking. The aim of the Gathering is to promote and improve co-operation and co-ordination between activists from many different countries, with the aim of building a strong coherent global movement to fight animal exploitation and spread compassion. This is particularly important bearing in mind that most animal exploitation and abuse is an international business which operates across international borders, so it’s vital that we as a movement also learn to think and work globally too».

There will be also an action (http://www.end-of-speciesism.org) in Tbilisi centre before EARG, so we will be happy if you come beforehand and take part in it as well. And after the gathering everyone who want can go with us to Georgian sea coast to volunteer in animal shelter for about a week. So the schedule of events is:
• 22 August — Action in Tbilisi (Antispeciesist Day)
• 23 August — Going to EARG campsite and arriving there
• 24-25 August — EARG events
• 26 August — everyone who wants go to Batumi to volunteer in animal shelter; others go back to Tbilisi or any other place smile emoticon

EARG will locate in countryside, in the bosom of fabulous nature of Georgia. The events of the gathering will be held in the open air. Participants of the gathering are to stay in the tent camp; there will be also sleeping accommodations in a building (if by some reason the campsite doesn’t suite you, please inform organizers about that in advance, because the quantity of sleeping accommodations is limited). ATTENTION: participants take tents, sleeping bags and all other stuff for staying in tent camp with themselves!

On security grounds for the participation in the gathering one needs to obtain the personal invitation of the organizers OR any invited participant of the gathering. If you want to take part in the gathering but you do not know any participant, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the organizers: earg@riseup.net

We make the costs (for catering) of participants minimal. The costs for all three days for each participant are 20 lari (8 euro). The absence of financial possibilities won’t be an obstacle for participating in EARG, just let the organizers know in advance. On the same time if any participants would like to put more money in the box, the organizers would be happy, because there are already forecasts for the lack of money. Even if the expenses of EARG will be covered, the money will go for AR activism in Georgia.

Transportation from Tbilisi to EARG location will be managed by means of hitchhiking and public transport. Participants will get all the directions and tips from organizers and the maximum help with getting to the place easily.

Three vegan meals daily will be provided by the organizers. If you have any special medical requirements for food please inform the organizers about them in advance. Please take a table spoon, a soup plate and a cup with you!!!

Organizers take on responsibilities for the security of the gathering participants on the campsite.

Photo, video equipment and mobile phones
The use of any photo or video equipment and mobile phones is not allowed on the campsite. Organizers will provide a place for safekeeping of valuables.

Racists, nazi(onalist)s, sexists, homophobes and adherents of all other forms of discrimination/supremacism are not welcome at the gathering. EARG is a peaceful event for the people of different attitudes and lifestyles, so the absence of the persons with the discriminative views is caused by safety considerations, which is #1 in the list of organization priorities.

Organizers kindly ask the participants to refrain from holding any kind of spontaneous actions before, during and after EARG on the territory of Georgia. If you have any practical suggestions on activism during your stay, please discuss your ideas with organizers for the avoidance of causing problems as to organizers, so to other participants.

We highly welcome your initiative towards workshops, discussions, movie screenings and entertainment at EARG, so if you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to take into account all the feedback and make the gathering useful, interesting, comfortable and memorable. If you want to make your workshop at EARG, please contact the organizers before 15 August.

After EARG
Once again, if you do not want to leave Georgia right after the gathering, organizers will provide interesting, useful and pleasant activities (volunteering in animal shelter in sea area of Georgia) for all comers during several days after EARG. If you feel interested in this kind of pastime, please write us in a good advance, so we could plan accommodations.

If you’d like to take part in EARG or have any questions/suggestions, please contact the organizers: earg@riseup.net

P.S.: Please share this information with your friends and comrades!

In cooperation with IATLG.

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Further News:

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AR activists blocked all the exits of Tbilisi city hall

6 April one more action against the bloody draft law concerning stray dogs took place in front of Tbilisi city council


This day the council was discussing and voting for this law on the territory of the capital.

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About 500 people groupped in front of all the Five exits from the building thus blocking for the officials the possibilities for leaving. The security called forces intense of policemen. They had to press back the activists and and organize the corridor for authorities representatives.

During four hours activists chanted “Freedom to animals!”, “Let’s Help the Helpless!”, “Killers!” etc. Despite the powerful protests the bloody law was passed, which means a new stage in confrontation to arbitrary rule. Tomorrow activists will bring legal proceedings against the city council.

4 April the march against the bloody law went along all Tbilisi center up to the president palace gathering several hundreds of people.

30 March few hundred activists held an action in front of the city hall as well, appliying to the nation by the means of TV news live broadcast.

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31 January activists of Vegan Base (facebook.com/veganbase) in Tbilisi, Georgia, took part in the protest action against the construction of the ‘Panorama’ complex, which is to be built on the place of the wild nature resort close to the capital’s downtown. The complex should include the aquarium with sharks and other fishes.

Two sharks already died in the residence of Bidzina Ivanishvili, georgian millionaire, the main author of ‘Panorama’ project. The complex itself will ruin the unique wildlife piece of the nature situated just half an hour walking from Tbilisi center. That’s why activists of the coalition ‘Ertad’ (‘Together’), formed for the sake of demolishing the project, coined the “SOS” with their bodies on the place where the tree cutting already started.

30 December one of the activists of Vegan Base was detained together with three other green guerilleros in front of the entrance to the city council. Activists had passes for the session on the subject of taking the status of the sanctuary away from the place of the planned construction of ‘Panorama’, but the security didn’t let them in. So they blocked the entrance for the deputees as well and were arrested. They were charged according to three articles, including the one of the criminal code. As a result of the court hearings they got only verbal warnings.

Vegan Base is a social Center created in Tbilisi in November. It holds free lectures, movie screenings, workshops and different actions in the city – starting from the protest demos and ending with walking out the shelter dogs and picking up the garbage in parks.


Published on 23 Dec 2014

21 December animal rights activists held an action of protest against Tbilisi Zoo. It was conducted partly as an art project: activists were holding painted photos of the animals, taken in this very zoo. For the sake of educating people about the problems of this exact zoo and the misery of the phenomenon of animal