Irish dairy bulls – a fate worse than veal

RTE Investigates exposed the Irish dairy industries dirty secret.  It highlighted the horrendous ordeal unweaned calves go through, mostly male dairy calves that are an unwanted by product of the industry. It featured a cruel veal farm in the Netherlands, … Continued

EFI and NGOs send Open Letter to Minister

Animals International, Compassion in World Farming and Eyes on Animals have joined forces with Ethical Farming Ireland in an Open Letter to the Minister. In the letter we outline ongoing, serious concerns around the sea journeys to countries in North … Continued

EFI initiates High Court proceedings against the State

EFI monitors calves at Rosslare Since EFI’s formation, our biggest campaigning effort has been against live export. We have focused on the export of unweaned calves because we believe it is being conducted unlawfully as feeding requirements cannot be met … Continued

Investigation into the export of unweaned calves to mainland Europe

Ethical Farming Ireland recently assisted Eyes on Animals in an investigation into the export of unweaned calves from Ireland to mainland Europe, accompanied by MEP Anja Hazekamp. We were focusing on what happens to the calves at the marts and … Continued

European Parliament – a missed opportunity

European Parliament vote on the recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport On Thursday 20th January MEPs voted on a number of recommendations and amendments that came from the 18 month ANIT committee of … Continued