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Exhibit B - face to face with Europe's racist history

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UNTIL THE outbreak of the WWI, there was a phenomenon known as The Human Zoo, where African tribespeople were put on public display as exhibits and curiosities - under the guise of “ethnological enlightenment” - for the titillation of European and American audiences.

Sharp increase in dogs seized by council

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The number of stray and unwanted dogs seized by Mayo County Council increased sharply in 2014, according to the latest figures on dog control released by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

MADRA rescued eight per cent of all dogs transferred to rescue groups from Irish pounds last year

Local dog rescue group MADRA saved 474 dogs from pounds in 2014 - representing eight per cent of all dogs transferred to rescue organisations across the country.

Councillors supportive of helping MADRA reduce the number of dogs being put down in the city

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An appeal by Galway based dog rescue and adoption group MADRA for €10,000 in funding from Galway City Council has got a positive reaction from councillors. The local authority is also to investigate the possibility of giving further financial aid to the organisation in the years ahead.

Isn’t it time we stopped killing dogs?

See the picture with this article? It shows about 50 dogs. Not rabid strays. Not unkempt mongrels. All of these dogs in this photo were rescued by MADRA from being “put to sleep” in April alone. In Galway. That’s just one month. If you look at the picture again and double it, what you will see is the approximate number of dogs that are put to sleep in our city pound each year. Funded by ourselves. A sad indictment that so many animals abandoned through no fault of their own have to be killed, no matter how humanely the process is described or how Disneyified the ‘put to sleep” scenario sounds. Bottom line is Fido doesn’t wake up.

Guide dogs are helping thirty-one Mayo people

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Thirty-one people in Mayo are benefitting from the support of a guide dog, according the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

How we breathe affects so many aspects of our everyday health, says local expert as World Asthma Day approaches

A Galway based bestselling author claims that the secret to weight loss, fitness, and wellness lies in the most basic and most overlooked function of our bodies - how we breathe.

Specially commissioned trophy to be presented at Lamb Festival

Sheep farmers from all over the region are invited to enter a special ewe with twin lambs competition which will be held at Roscommon Mart on Wednesday April 29, the opening day of this year’s Roscommon Lamb Festival.

Trap, neuter, and release information evening

Athlone Animal Welfare have teamed up with Animal Advocacy Ireland to offer a free information evening on trap, neuter, and release (TNR) programmes for feral and stray cat populations in Athlone. Muriel Lumb of Animal Advocacy, will deliver a talk providing information on TNR Schemes on April 20 at 8pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel.

ASPCA launches €10 cat neutering scheme

With cat breeding season just starting Athlone Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has launched its spring 2015 cat neuter scheme in Athlone.

 

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