NewsCommunityEnvironmentLimerick activist calls to outlaw fur farmsBy Alan Jacques – May 28, 2019 235 LIMERICK-based animal rights activist John Carmody has called for the Irish government to pass legislation that will ban fur farming across the country.Carmody made the call this week after Italian fashion house Prada pledged to keep fur out of its collection. John, who once jumped onto the catwalk during a Prada fashion show in Milan with a sign that read ‘Fur Scum’, is using this week’s victory to up the pressure on the government.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Prada has just put the final nail in the fur industry’s coffin,” the long-time PETA supporter declared.“It’s time for Ireland to follow the UK’s lead and shut down fur farming before we find ourselves on the wrong side of history, the lone holdout still shamefully championing horrific cruelty to animals.”The outspoken Limerick man has over the past two decades encouraged people to give up their furs and donate them to be used in educational awareness events.He also worked tirelessly to help more than a dozen Irish towns and cities to pass motions to ban animal-act circuses using public land and pushed for animal abuse offenders to be given tougher jail sentences and stiffer fines.“In Ireland’s fur industry, some 200,000 minks are imprisoned every year in squalid cages and are denied the opportunity to engage in natural types of behaviour, such as roaming, swimming, and caring for their young. Animals killed for their fur experience painful deaths by gassing, neck-breaking, suffocation, poisoning, and genital electrocution. They’re sometimes still alive and struggling when workers hang them up by the legs or tail to skin them,” he claimed.PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – notes that many countries, including the UK, Austria, and Switzerland, have outlawed fur farming. In addition to Prada, the majority of today’s top fashion designers and brands – including Vivienne Westwood, Versace, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Chanel, and Burberry – have policies against using fur in their collections. Print Advertisement Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Previous articleUniversity of Limerick signs contracts to purchase Dunnes StoresNext articlemore than 800 places on 35 higher education courses available in Limerick funded through Springboard+ 2019 Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp
The Premier League is bringing its first ‘Football Development Week’ in India to Mumbai and it will start from Sunday.The Premier League is bringing the initiative to Indiain conjunction with Indian Super League, UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and Star Sports, a media release said Saturday.As per the release, it is focused on the theme of youth player development and will see representatives from the Premier League, Arsenal FC and Leicester City FC leading workshops, club-to-club training, referee development and forums for ISL clubs, AIFF coaches and executives.The event will see 40 youth players from Arsenal and Leicester City play in friendly games against Mumbai City FC and Reliance Foundation Young Champs academy teams.Former Premier League player Les Ferdinand who scored 149 goals in 351 appearances for clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers is among those who will offer his expertise to Indian youth coaches and players, it added.Also Read | Big question mark over ISL’s future if I-League clubs are ignored: Bhaichung Bhutia
Kolkata: Noted singer Pratik Chowdhury passed away on Tuesday night. He reportedly suffered a massive cardiac arrest outside his home. He was rushed to a private hospital where doctors declared him dead. Choudhury, 55, is survived by his wife and son. A popular name in contemporary Bengali music, he was a playback singer in several acclaimed films, including ‘Patalghar’ and ‘Ek Je Achhe Kanya’. Tollywood celebrities reacted to the news of his sudden demise with shock.